Taylor and Granger are brothers in a family that traditionally makes its trade in whaling, but Granger, filled with wanderlust, goes off to seek exotic adventures, landing on an island where, with the help of native St. John, he finds a cache of priceless black pearls. Meanwhile, back in
New England, down-to-earth Taylor woos and wins Blyth, who was once engaged to Granger. Married, the couple set off on whaling business, but Taylor believes his brother may still be alive and steers a searching course across the Pacific. He locates Granger, who has escaped the island after
natives, angry over his theft of their sacred pearls, have killed St. John and narrowly misse...