Homespun Folks (1920)

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Joel Webster (Lloyd Hughes), who is studying to be a lawyer, is kicked out by his backwoods New England father (Charles Mailes). Undaunted, he goes to a neighboring village where he works his way up to be a contender for district attorney. It looks like Joel will lose the election, however, until his father comes around and brings out the rural vote. So Joel wins both the election and his girl, Beulah (Gladys George). But then Beulah's father (Al Filson) is falsely accused of murder. Joel, suspecting that something is not right, refuses to prosecute. The villagers believe that justice has not been served, so they take Joel to the woods to tar and feather him. But Beulah coerces the drunken accuser (Willis Marks) to confess, and her sweetheart is saved. The story for this picture was written by Julien Josephson, who wrote a lot of homespun stories for Charles Ray.