A wooden Donahue walks stiffly as a young worker trying to fit into the rich and ruthless life style of the Connecticut River Valley tobacco growers in this too-long tale. Part of his problem comes from falling in love with three different women along the way. When his mother marries a
tobacco baron, Donahue goes to work for him but promptly quits because of his evil ways. After a stint in the navy, Donahue leases some land to start his own growing but cannot hire workers because of their terror of reprisals by his stepfather. Finally, a young girl and her friends help out and
set the scene for the final fight between Donahue and his stepfather. Donahue beats down ...