Shortly after marrying Sally Watterson (Irene Dunne) in 1859, Peter Cortlandt (Randolph Scott) discovers oil on his grandmother's farm, and soon nearby farmers also find natural gas reserves beneath their land. Determined to purchase their valuable land, railroad tycoon Walt Brennan (Alan Hale) ]raises the prices for using his trains for oil transportation, hoping to force the farmers to sell. Peter, in search of a better solution, begins constructing a pipeline.
Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Producer: Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Cast: Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott, Dorothy Lamour, Elizabeth Patterson, Raymond Walburn, Charles Bickford, Akim Tamiroff, Ben Blue, William Frawley and Alan Hale