Cast & Crew
Ebenezer Goodly, Professor of Anatomy at an academy for young ladies, anxiously awaits his brother, the Bishop of Timbuctoo, whom he has not seen for thirty years. Meanwhile, heiress Cissy Vandergould, on the train to the academy, and Jones, a traveling salesman who sells Bibles and playing cards, become attracted to each other. After Dick Heatherly, the fiancé of Goodly's youngest daughter, persuades Goodly to accompany him "in the interests of science" to a prize fight, they and Jones barely escape a police raid. Jones takes refuge at the academy where he disturbs Cissy's bath and interrupts a pillow fight. Disguised as the bishop, Jones gets a teaching position, and when the bishop, who has been writing love letters to Goodly's homely sister-in-law Alvina, arrives, Jones and Cissy lock him up. Just as an inmate of a neighboring sanitarium escapes, the bishop, similarly wrapped in a blanket, leaves through a window and is chased through the neighborhood. After Jones and Cissy marry, the bishop returns to the academy and to Alvina's skinny arms.
Other films based on the same source were made in 1920 (see below) and in 1925 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.6205).