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Dennis Lindsay, a busy advertising executive, will go to great lengths and do almost anything to secure a business agreement with English distiller Lord Basil Epping. As soon as Epping arrives in New York, Lindsay foils an attempt by Mr. Skinner, his chief competitor, to approach him, and then takes him to his home for safe keeping. There, he instructs his butler, Ponsby, to hide Epping's suitcase to prevent him from leaving. In order to devote all of his attention to Epping, Lindsay neglects his wife Carmelita, who soon becomes jealous over her husband's attentions to Elizabeth, the woman that his Aunt Della, wanted him to marry. Upset, Carmelita goes to Reno to get a divorce, and sends Lindsay a telegram hoping that he will follow her out there to stop her. Meanwhile, when Skinner learns that Epping is at the Lindsays', he tries to call him there. Uncle Matt answers the phone, however, and while impersonating Epping, he tells Skinner that he is a "nuisance" and that he does not wish to do business with him until he gets back from Reno. Hoping to find Epping in Reno, Skinner leaves for Nevada, while Uncle Matt goes there to save Lindsay's marriage. Back at the Lindsays', Epping manages to escape by getting drunk with a window cleaner and exchanging clothes with him, and then goes to Skinner's office, where he learns that Skinner has left for Reno. In Reno, when Uncle Matt overhears Skinner and Brown talking about Epping, he successfully impersonates the English distiller once again, thereby preventing Skinner from doing business with the real Epping. When Lindsay discovers that Epping has escaped, he and Aunt Della make haste for Reno. Shortly after, Lady Epping, the distiller's wife, who has come from England to join her husband, is told that he is in Reno, and she too heads for Nevada. There, she and all the others become entangled in a complicated web of mistaken identity. Chaos ensues until Lindsay's marriage is saved and Uncle Matt's identity is disclosed.