Popular vaudeville couple Morgan and Brady take time off from show business when Brady learns that she is pregnant. Losing their headliner status because of their absence from the stage, Morgan and Brady get back in the limelight when their now-grownup son Hardie catches the public's
eye. Breaking up the family trip to join a very successful company and to marry pretty hoofer Evans, Hardie turns his back on his mother and father. Becoming a womanizer and a drunk, Hardie is not to be found when Evans has their child and commits suicide soon after the boy's birth. Hardie joins
the army at the outbreak of WW I in an effort to cleanse his soul and is killed while fight...