A Texas family who lost everything during the Great Depression seeks to have a home of their own once again in this predictable drama.
The Robertsons go from farm camp to farm camp, picking crops for a nickel per basket. Dad Ertie (Mark Harmon) is a former rodeo star, clearly degraded by migrant life, and unable to provide for his brood of eight. At El Adobe the family is paid in brass coins, which they can only use at the camp.
Ertie demands cash and is promptly fired. "They ain't lettin' me work nor be a man," he laments. He is unable to save the life of the youngest Robertson girl, who dies of diphtheria.
The Robertsons' suffering contrasts with the greed...