Cast & Crew
Charles Le Moyne
In an Eastern Kentucky mountain town, illiterate Asa Whipple, the village blacksmith, marries beautiful Nance Haws over the objections of her father. A former aristocrat who was financially ruined, Jethro Haws wanted Nance to marry lawyer Rufus Couch. After Sandy Orr, an escaped convict employed by the kind-hearted Asa, kills Luke Andrews for implying that Nance's expected child is Couch's, Asa takes the blame. He is convicted by Couch, now district attorney, who destroyed the confession Orr left before running away. In prison Asa meets Orr again and they prove Asa's innocence, but when he returns, Asa finds that Nance has divorced him and is about to marry the now wealthy Couch for the sake of her child's education. Asa decides to leave, but Couch engages him in a duel and shoots him in the back before his own death after his horse throws him down a cliff. Asa and Nance now start their marriage anew.