Cast & Crew
John Osborne, known as "The Cotton King" because of his stock market trading practices, which stopped speculators from cornering the cotton market, returns home to Tennessee and purchases the Ashton Cotton Mills from Henry Stockley. Osborne falls in love with Hetty Drayson, the daughter of Stockley's former partner, who died after Stockley financially ruined him for marrying the girl Stockley loved. When Stockley is mortally wounded, he repentantly wills his fortune to his son Richard on condition that he marry Hetty. Richard, who has impregnated Elsie Kent, a mill worker, spreads the rumor that Osborne betrayed Elsie, causing Hetty to rebuke Osborne, and the mill workers to threaten him. After Elsie tells the workers the truth, Osborne stops them from lynching Richard. Richard then has Osborne kidnapped in New York and proposes to Hetty, saying that Osborne is dead. When she refuses him, he shoves her down an elevator shaft, but before the car can crush her, Osborne arrives to save her. Richard then is sent to prison.
This was Oscar Eagle's directorial debut. He performed in the original stage production. Some scenes of the film were shot at Cartersville, GA.