Synopsis by Janiss Garza
Because he wants a promotion, Tom Blackford (Thomas Meighan) marries Alice Rand (Lila Lee), the daughter of his boss, John Rand (John Miltern). Rand is aware of Blackford's motivations and he sends him to take over as superintendent of one of the company's mines in the hopes that he will fail. To further his cause, Rand contacts Joe Lawler (Wallace Beery), who wanted the position, and tells him that he can have it if Blackford quits -- and that he doesn't care what Lawler does to get Blackford out. Alice accompanies her new husband to the mines, even though she says she doesn't love him. With the help of saloonkeeper Shackleton (Laurence Wheat), Lawler stirs up trouble and inspires the workers to strike. Blackford closes down the saloon and proves to the miners that Lawler has been cheating them. Lawler and Blackford come to blows, but Lawler causes his own end when a crowbar he is using as a weapon gets caught on some machinery and throws him from the coal tipple. The strike ends, and Alice confesses that she does love Blackford after all.
father-in-law, forbidden-love, fortune-hunter, honor [recognition], marriage, mine