A pair of Shaker sweethearts, William Bard (Robert Walker) and Evelyn (Viola Dana), ignore the edicts of their religion and their elders. As a result, Evelyn has a child out of wedlock. William is flogged, and when Evelyn dies, he swears revenge. Cast out of the village, he goes on to great wealth and plots to cast the Shakers off their land. He believes that his daughter, Eve, died but she hasn't. In fact she has grown up to be an attractive young woman (also played by Dana) and his adopted son, Rodney Drab (Edward Earle), falls in love with her. When William finds out Eve's identity, his desire for revenge abates, and even Eve's straight-laced grandfather, Joseph (August Phillips), has a change of heart.
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