When Matthews is killed in a fall from a horse, nephew Niven comes to Ireland to inherit his uncle's estate. Niven makes enemies of the villagers by collecting debts orally canceled by his uncle, evicting an old tenant whose meager rent Matthews had never bothered to collect, and putting
an end to poaching. The villagers draw lots to see who's going to dispatch the upstart, but before any of their schemes can succeed, a new will is found that sends Niven packing. Hilarious comedy with a sterling cast.