Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
A scheme to rob the bank of Rome, MO, is foiled by the not so dumb "Village Idiot" in this rural comedy-drama starring the rotund Walter Hiers. Arriving in Rome with larceny on their minds, "Sure Thing" Sherman (Earl Metcalfe) and Isadore Kelly (Knute Erickson) find themselves outwitted by jack-of-all-trades Slim Swasey (Hiers), who not only foil the heist but also wins the love of town beauty Ollie Remus (Constance Wilson). Director Rob Wagner, a long-time associate of Charlie Chaplin, later published the influential film magazine Rob Wagner's Script.
Americana, gambling, minister