Booted out of his own home by his snobbish father, wealthy playboy Laurence Percival Van Huyler (Franklin Farnum) is forced to make his own way in the world. Accordingly, he trades in his fancy duds for a pair of faded overalls and takes a job as a construction worker. While tearing down an old building, our hero finds an ancient document which states that the supposedly blue-blooded Van Huylers were actually descended from the McCartys, a family of Shanty Irish immigrants. Armed with this document, Laurence forces his pretentious family to give up their high-society airs and begin behaving within the perimeters of Good Old American Democracy. And, yes, he wins the love of haughty socialite Alicia (Juanita Hansen), who rather enjoys being treated like "Just Folks."
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