Synopsis by Paul Brenner
Henry King directed this Richard Barthelmess vehicle concerning Boy Leyton (Richard Barthelmess), a child raised sternly by his embittered father, Captain Leyton (Tyrone Power). The Captain is a harsh taskmaster who trains Boy to be perfect. When Boy defends the honor of his sweetheart Minnie (Dorothy Gish), a scullery maid in a waterfront flophouse, The Captain is so overcome with joy that he suffers a heart attack. With his dying breath, The Captain tells Boy to avenge his misery by seeking out Boy's mother, who deserted The Captain for another man. Although Boy had planned on marrying Minnie, the wedding plans are put on hold as Boy goes forth to seek out his mother and thrash the man who wrecked his happy home.
bitterness, family-member, father, honor [recognition], injustice, maid, marriage, mother, revenge, search, sweetheart