Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
Joe (Bing Russell) is an ex-convict trying to make an honest living after his release from prison. He returns home to his long-suffering mother and his motherless son and tries to become gainfully employed. Joe faces the prejudice of the jaundiced townsfolk, who smugly refuse to hire him for any available position. After again losing a job because his employer learned of his criminal record, the con goes a little crazy and kidnaps his former employer's son.
rescue, child, convict, criminal, death, desperation, employment, going-straight, kidnapping, life, life-savings, oil-man, one-against-odds, past, prejudice, prison, scheme, search, son, unemployment, victim