Wayne, who produced this box-office winner for Republic, is a member of a Kentucky regiment returning from New Orleans, where Andrew Jackson has beaten the British army. In Mobile, Alabama, he meets lovely Vera Ralston (wife of Republic Studio boss Herbert J. Yates), and stays behind with
sidekick Hardy. Ralston is the daughter of Haas, a French general who fought with Napoleon and who has led an exiled contingent of Frenchmen to settle at Demopolis, where they occupy four townships; the industrious, peace-bent French have made homes in the rich wilderness, land coveted by Howard
and Withers. Wayne resigns from his regiment and begins to woo Ralston, but Haas quiet...