Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After several years' absence, seafaring young boy Dan O'Neil (Malcolm McGregor) returns to his hometown. He quickly discovers that his mother (Mary Carr) has been cheated out of her life savings by slick oil speculator Jasper Thorne (John Miljan) and is now working as a charwoman. Danny boy vows to get his mom's money back, and to that end he heads to the oil fields for a confrontation with the villain. True to the film's title, our hero must battle his way through the flaming waters of an oil fire to achieve his goal. Not only does he restore the family fortune, but he also wins the hand of beautiful heiress Doris Laidlaw (Pauline Garon).
child, con/scam, daughter, employment, escape, family, home, homecoming, injustice, justice, love, millionaire, mother, oil, oil-field, return, revenge, sea, son, stocks, washerwoman