Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Two factory owners, Hiram Maxwell (Walter McEwen) and Nicholas Harding (Frazer Coulter) are almost polar opposites -- Maxwell pays careful attention to his employees needs, while Harding totally disregards them. Maxwell's son, Frank (Earl Metcalfe), is very much like his father, and he is engaged to Harding's daughter, Ethel (Alice Reeves), who, unfortunately, has some of her father's less appealing traits. Naturally, she's not thrilled when he goes to work amongst the laborers at her father's factory. One of the other workers is Ruth Kravo (Gina Reilly), and both Frank and Ivan Koyloff (Boris Rosenthal) are attracted to her. One night when Frank calls on Ruth, Ivan jealously stabs him. The trouble this causes loses Ruth her job, but she goes to work as a secret service agent amongst her own people. Comrade Kelvin (Edward Roseman) comes to town and begins to organize the workers, encouraging them to strike. Both Maxwell and Harding agree to cooperate with their employees, but Harding goes back on his word. As a result, his workers revolt and a riot ensues. The American Legion is called in, and Frank calms the mob by giving a patriotic speech. One of the labor leaders aligns with him. Frank aligns with Ruth.