A satire of stage melodrama (heroes, villains, narrow espcapes). Roscoe and Buster are looking for moonshiners in Virginia. Roscoe is captured and put in a cabin which is blown up by dynamite (then saved when he, as director, runs the film backward).
A feud between the Owens and the Gillettes ends when the last remaining Gillette is killed, but new trouble erupts for the mountain folk with the arrival of a U.S. revenue agent and his assistant. The revenuers search high and low for the secret hideaway where the mountain people prepare illegal alcohol, but end up in deep trouble that only a little movie magic can save them from.