Probably the best of the films based on Steven Foster's sad life, mainly because it's the most accurate. Montgomery leaves a career as a minister to become a song-writer and marries a woman he doesn't love as the woman he does jilts him for another. He winds up a penniless drunk in New
York. All the familiar Foster songs are here including: "Oh Susanna," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Black Joe," "Weep No More My Lady," and "Swanee River."