This lavish historical drama features Harrison as an Irish rascal and inveterate gambler who uses his considerable skills at the gaming tables of New Orleans to become fabulously rich, beating landowner Haas in a head-to-head card game and winning a vast estate. Harrison is aided by
river pirate McLaglen, who picked him up on a sandbar after the Irishman was marooned there by a riverboat captain who was convinced that Harrison was a card cheat. Quickly climbing the social ladder, Harrison wins the heart of southern belle O'Hara, and the two are married. But when McLaglen and
his pirate crew show up on their wedding night, a private war begins between Harrison and O...