Mr. Buttles is a Machiavellian butler at Everdun Towers, the estate of the Earl of Everdun. He forms a corporation of the servants to work for tips from guests and persuades the impecunious Earl to act as the drawing card at a salary. The Earl gets Huggins, his chauffeur, who is his double, to masquerade as His Lordship while he slips off to Paris. Huggins' real name is Hemmingway, an author and London newspaper man looking for local color. Huggins falls in love with Sallie Flighter, an American heiress and guest at the Towers. Huggins tells Sallie who he really is, but Buttles, fearing the end of his scheme, makes the girl think he is a bit balmy. Huggins is led into a compromising situation through the visit of a chorus girl, one of the sweethearts of the Earl. Buttles extricates him on his promise not to try again to reveal his true identity. Buttles engineers two proposed elopements in such a way that he stops both and gets handsome tips. The Earl is informed of the love affair of...
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