As his first picture for the Goldwyn studios, director Marshall Neilan decided to adapt Donn Byrne's sprawling novel to the screen. He put together an amazing cast, which included such luminaries as Jean Hersholt, Philo McCullough, Stuart Holmes, Claude Gillingwater and Hobart Bosworth, but a lengthy, complicated story kept any of them from making an impression. Basically the story revolves around a shipyard which Derith Keogh (Claire Windsor) inherits upon her father's death. There is trouble amongst workers, fed by labor leader John Trevelyan (Thomas Holding). Derith and her adoptive brother, Angus Campbell (Rockcliffe Fellows) struggle to avoid a strike and appeal to Trevelyan's better nature in order to gain his cooperation. A romantic relationship between Derith and Campbell develops throughout the picture.
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