After losing a fistfight to his romantic rival Freeman Wood, wastrelly Warner Baxter skulks off to the North Woods. Hoping to redeem himself in the eyes of his sweetheart Sharon Lynn, Baxter signs on as an apprentice to he-man trapper Raoul Paoli. In time-honored Charles Atles fashion, Baxter later has an opportunity to settle accounts with Wood. Oh, and he wins the girl, too. The Coward was produced by FBO, the scrappy little studio that later matriculated into RKO Radio.
by Hal Erickson synopsis