Downbeat tale starring Hutchinson as the oldest daughter of cruel hillbilly Barrat, who still believes in beating her even though she is an adult. Encouraged by her mother and family friends to escape the backwoods tyranny of her father, Hutchinson flees to New York, where she enrolls in
nursing classes and meets charming young lawyer Brent, who had helped convict her father of a shooting charge a few months earlier. Returning home to work for a doctor in a free clinic, Hutchinson is forbidden to enter the family house by her father. This suits her fine, but when her younger
sister, Jones, flees the house rather than be sold off as a child bride, Barrat again whips...