Cavendish is an infamous con man in England, with his weaselly Cockney co-conspirator Filch. He had a scheme inspired by the book, "Around the World in 80 Days".
The Stooges served Phileas Fogg III, great-grandson of the original Phileas Fogg. Cavendish confronts Mr. Fogg under the name Randolph Stuart III, the descendant of the original Fogg's nemesis. He tricked him into accepting a bet to duplicate his great-grandfather's famous trip around the world. Cavendish made the bet in order to cover up his robbing the bank of England by framing Fogg for the crime.