On a nice day of indian Summer, Brit Poncet find himself running errands in town. When he breaks up a couple of old timers deeply involved in their fast paced round of checkers, he first gets a hint that something might be brewing for him in town.
At the news paper office, the editor has a chip on his shoulder wehn he is clearly jealous over Brit’s upcoming wedding. Certainly big news to Brit. Where did everybody get the notion that Brit was even engaged? It seems that Minnie has been doing some rumor spreading to impress the womenfolk in town, and it just over ran the town with gossip.
Brit gets the story when he goes to put Minnie on the spot. Minnie just wanted to use the jealousy factor to force a gentleman caller to make the moves on her daughter Ellen. To put the tangled web of lies shortly, it backfired, and now Brit threatens to expose the mess to set himself free of the bonds of matrimony that hang over him.
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Back to the story. Brit’s will power melts when he realizes that Ellen actually has a soft spot in her heart for him. It seems that Brit has more than he bargained for when romantic expectations run high. Will this be the end of Brit’s free ranging lifestyle? Has he finally been defeated by a mere woman, when other rowdy tough types couldn’t bring him down?
Brits best defenses to get out of marriage are fended off, but can that jealousy card be played again? When rival Clint, is called on, with pretense to write his newspaper coverage of the blessed event, it’ll take some tactul talking from Brit to be able to weasel out of it.
The situation borders on the comical when both suitors do their best at humility and downplay. Are they trying to win her hand, or force little Ellen off on the other? In voiceover, Brit shares the outcome, and could there be some regrets?