Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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 not 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.