Cast & Crew
Harry T. Morey
John Doran, a tough longshoreman, wanders into a seaman's mission and meets Beatrice Walton, the daughter of wealthy shipbuilder Richard Walton, who frequents the slums in search of excitement. Beatrice has John hired at her father's estate, but despite her flirtatious behavior towards him, she fires the sailor when he reveals his affections for her. Determined to win her love and respect, John secures a job in the Talbot shipbuilding yards. With the encouragement of stenographer Laura Brooks, he educates himself and is soon made foreman of the workers and a leader of the union. Mr. Walton, who wishes to acquire the Talbot yard as a part of his trust, convinces Beatrice to lure John to the estate, where he offers him $15,000 to ruin Talbot. John accepts the bribe and organizes a strike that nearly shuts down the plant, but he repents in time to prevent irreparable damage. Talbot and the workingmen forgive John, and he returns to the source of his inspiration, Laura.