Bill Hawes ( Monte Blue ), a young farmer, is sick of farm life and journeys to a small North Carolina community to teach school. There he stays at the Jucklin family home where he falls in love with daughter Guinea Jucklin (Mabel Julienne Scott ) . Bill is saddened to discover she is promised to Chyd Lunsford ( J.M. Dumont ), the son of wealthy planter General Lundsford ( Winter Hall ), who has defrayed the expenses of the girl's education so that she will be socially suitable to wed his son. Bill also becomes friends with young Alf Jucklin ( Z. Wall Covington ) who loves the planter's daughter Millie ( Ruth Renick ), although she is also already pledged to a wealthy suitor named Dan Stuart ( William Boyd ). When Dan is found dead, Alf is arrested for the crime, but Bill refuses to accept his friend's guilt. His perseverance results in the exhumation of Dan's body, which proves that he died from a heart attack rather than murder. Meanwhile, General Lundsford is so impressed with the loyalty and bravery exhibited by Bill and the Jucklins that he frees Guinea and Millie from their marital obligations, thus permitting love to chart their destinies.
This 1921 silent rural/drama was produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and starred Monte Blue, with a young William Boyd in the cast. Sadly, The Jucklins may now be a lost silent film.
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