Although Harry Beaumont was already directing films by 1916, he still performed in front of the cameras now and again, as he does in this comedy. The grouch here is Peter Dixon (Harry Dunkinson), whose contracting business is suffering because of his bad attitude. His friend, Dr. Bradley (John Cossar), has been trying to improve Dixon's disposition with little success, and when Bradley's son Jimmie (Beaumont) returns to town with a college degree, the task falls onto his shoulders. Dixon hires him as sales manager and while he's able to ditch some of the company's old-fashioned methods, he can't get his boss to ditch the grouchiness. Jimmie finally solves the dilemma by teaching him how to play golf; Dixon has so much fun flirting with a group of young girls that he permanently cheers up. But when Dixon is caught by his wife (Camille D'Arcy), he is compelled to fire Jimmie. The enterprising young college grad patches everything up, however, and eventually weds Dixon's pretty daughter (Virginia Bowker).
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