Stage star William C. Dowlan was producer, director and leading man of the Universal three-reeler Just Plain Folks. The owner of a small rustic hotel marries a local widow, whereupon the couple sets up housekeeping with their respective grown sons. The hotelier's son is a budding thief, but it is the widow's son who is blamed for his half-brother's crimes. When the truth comes out, the widow patches up the tattered relationships between the father, his son and his stepson -- and it is the widow who rids the community of the "bad element" who led the thieving son astray. Star Dowlan does <I>not</I> play the hotelier or either of the sons but instead the comedy role of a travelling cigar salesman, who in the end of the picture unearths the evidence that exonerates the "good" son.
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