Young Marvin Blake (Richard Barthelmess) is the bright son of a poor tenant farmer in the American South, but he hopes to escape poverty by getting an education. When his father dies, Marvin is put through school by plantation owner Lane Norwood (Berton Churchill), and he becomes romantically involved with Lane's daughter, Madge (Bette Davis). But as time goes by, the nearby tenants claim they are being exploited by Lane, forcing Marvin to choose sides.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Richard Barthelmess, Bette Davis, Dorothy Jordan, Henry B. Walthall, Tully Marshall and Berton Churchill