Cast & Crew
After Bill Fowler is arrested for gambling at a bachelor dinner celebrating his engagement to Isabel Dare, a wealthy widow from Rye, New York, Christopher Cutting, known as "The Fixer," chloroforms constable Zack, and Bill escapes jail in time for the wedding. Upon learning that diplomat William Fowler, no relation to Bill, is undertaking a dangerous mission to Mexico with Lieutenant Ned Hemmingway, the fiancé of Isabel's daughter Dorothy, Bill steals the diplomat's identification. When Zack comes to arrest Bill, Cutting tells Isabel that Bill has been sent to Mexico and bribes Zack to let Bill escape. They go to Mexico so that Bill can send Isabel letters, but are captured by the Mexican bandit General Gomez. After escaping, Bill and Cutting return home where the diplomat Fowler is to be honored, and Bill states that he is the hero. When Isabel thinks that the diplomat is her first husband, Bill challenges him to a duel, but after Cutting hits the diplomat with a brick, Isabel sees that he lacks a distinguishing birthmark. After Ned convinces the diplomat to let Bill continue the charade, Bill and Isabel reconcile.
The working title of this film was Hello Bill. A two reel version of this film was released April 15, 1917 by K-E-S-E. This was the first film of George Bickel and Harry Watson, a comedy team who starred in early Ziegfeld Follies shows. The stage farce Hello Bill was published in 1926. No information concerning its earlier production has been located.