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  • Jake's wife fears he has made good his suicide threat after he has caught her making love to the Dude in his own home. During the last minute preparations for Jake's funeral, the mourners are suddenly surprised to find him sitting upright in their midst.

  • Jake surprises his wife and a Willy Mollycoddle making love in his home. He is so enraged at his wife's frailty and Mollycoddle's duplicity, that he promptly throws the latter through the window. Jake rebukes his repentant wife and leaves the house, swearing to commit suicide. The wife, fearing that he may carry out his resolve, telephones to police headquarters. The sergeant gallantly responds to her appeal and sends out his three "trusted" cops in search of Jake. Meanwhile, Jake decides to reflect at the "bar" before his final deed. There he discovers Mollycoddle, who also has sought to drown his sorrows. He is immediately recognized by Jake, who, by the aid of a seltzer bottle, makes things suggestively more pleasant for the ardent lover on the outside than within the jealous husband's range. Jake, having temporarily prolonged his attempt at suicide, wobbles in an intoxicated condition from the saloon and becomes entangled in a park fountain, where he is set upon by ruffians and relieved of valuables. The police unexpectedly fall upon the unconscious form of Jake and carry him, with ceremony of the dead, to his home, where his wife, grief-stricken at his apparent self-destruction, proceeds to call upon the assistance of Mollycoddle. He willingly assists in the burial of the principal barrier of his heart's desire. During the final preparations of Jake's rather hurried funeral, the mourners are suddenly surprised to find him sitting upright in their midst. Mollycoddle immediately makes a hurried and final exit from the house, as Mr. and Mrs. Schultz, both repentant, go to a fond embrace.


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