Jack Camden (Mr. Truesdell) one day while in love with all the world inserted a message into a champagne bottle he had robbed of its contents, an cast the messenger upon the bosom of the ocean. The note inside invited the finder to spend a week as Camden's guest in New York. Hamilton Merryweather (Robert Gemp) fell foul of the wine holder while bathing at Manhattan Beach. In a spirit of playfulness, he calls on Mr. Camden, and planting himself in the latter's bachelor apartments, informs his host the invitation is duly accepted. To announce himself Merryweather sends by te bellboy the bottle as a card. It brings recollections and terror to Camden, who is at the time entertaining his half-sister. She has a horror of “drink” and “sporty men.” Merryweather lives up to both captions by his conversation, and Camden's endeavors to rid himself of his unwelcome guest while disguising his own lively diversions to his sister, and the discovery by his two guests that they are man and wife, separated after a week's marriage, are the foundations for the fun.
Mr. Truesdell has an easy stage manner, and plays naturally, dressed fashionable as the “man-about-town” he represents. Mr. Kemp passes although he has a jerky style of talking and walking. Mrs. Truesdell does not do so well in her part of the sister. With the action quickened toward the beginning, “Two Men and a Bottle” should make a first-class laughing number on any bill.
Variety 4:4 (04/27/1907)