Cooper returns to his southern hometown after being kicked out years earlier by local tobacco tycoon Crisp who didn't want the somewhat unscrupulous Cooper dating his daughter, Neal. Anxious to do well in the business world, Cooper woos wealthy madame Bacall into investing in Corey's
cigarette-making machine. Cooper and his cohorts make a fortune, driving the local tobacco monopolizers into near-bankruptcy. Hoping to keep her father's business afloat, old flame Neal agrees to marry Cooper. Upon learning of their betrothal, anguished Crisp kills himself. Seeking revenge for her
father's death, Neal informs the government of Cooper's monopolistic techniques and the n...