A lengthy drama based on an Upton Sinclair novel, which shows the evils both of drinking and
of the Prohibition law. Divided into two parts--"The Parade in the South" and "The Parade in the North"--the film centers on two families. The Northern family is the Tarletons, headed by Huston,
a hard drinker who spends his time in New York bars. The Southern clan, the Chilcotes, is headed by the gentlemanly Stone, who drinks as much as Huston and runs a bootlegging operation. Stone is Married to Dunn and is the father of two: Hamilton, who plans to go to New York and become a writer,
and Jordan, a beautiful and decent daughter. Stone downs some bad hootch, is sent ...