Cast & Crew
Abraham Lincoln Jones, who sweeps the office of old Joe Bush, the mayor of Fremont, is being groomed to be Joe's successor. The old coots who discuss politics in back of Hobart's grocery store like Abe, as does Mary Shelby, whose dress store carries the latest New York styles and Vogue magazine. When feminist Aurora Noyes and her daughter Lotta arrive and try to politicize the women, Abe falls for Lotta's intellectual stimulation. After war is declared, the eligible men in town enlist. Aurora ousts Joe and convinces the women to take the men's jobs and wear men's clothes, to the detriment of Mary's business. When Abe returns, he finds that Lotta has replaced him, that the old coots are doing housework, and that the women will not relinquish their jobs or their clothing. He campaigns for mayor against Aurora by showing the women pictures of American boys enjoying the feminine allures of French girls. To win their men back, the women drop their feminist ideas, patronize Mary's store, and elect Abe, who weds Mary.
The title of the film was changed from When the Boys Come Home before its release.