Comedian Lew Fields stars in this amusing picture. Ludwig Streusand, otherwise known as "Old Dutch" (Fields), struggles for years until he completes his invention -- a telephone which enables the two parties to see each other as they talk (quite an innovative idea for 1915!). Financier John Rockmorgan stakes Old Dutch to the tune of five thousand dollars (a small fortune in those days), and the inventor decides to take his daughter Violet (Vivian Martin) to Palm Beach for a much-earned vacation. To avoid publicity, he registers under an assumed name, but that doesn't stop Rockmorgan's son Harold (Chester Barnett) from meeting Violet and starting a romance. While relaxing, Old Dutch loses his pocketbook and when it is picked up by the vaudeville act Bings and Bings, the male Bings sees the five thousand dollar check and decides to pass himself off as Streusand. The pair live well off of Old Dutch's money and fame, while Old Dutch, who is now broke, is forced to work at various menial jobs around the hotel to pay for his stay. But through the use of the "teloptophone," Harold convinces his father to come down to Palm Beach and identify Streusand. Bings and Bings are tossed out of the hotel, Harold gets Violet, and Old Dutch blissfully goes back to his vacation.
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