The Fires of Youth
Cast & Crew
Steel king Peter Pemberton, who is called Iron Heart by his employees because of his relentless pursuit of wealth, has spent the greater part of his life toiling to amass millions. Having sacrificed his youth in exchange for his massive fortune, Pemberton discovers that the one desire in his waning years is to recapture the boyhood that he had never known. To accomplish this, he returns to the old mill town that was the scene of his childhood. There, using the assumed name of Peter Brown, he is befriended by little Billy who takes the old man for long hikes in the woods. Entering the mill as an unfortunate worker, Pemberton learns of the unsafe conditions of the factory and the discontent of the men. After an explosion at the mill, the men decide that Pemberton must die, and they draw straws to determine who will accomplish the deed. Drawing the ill fated lot, Pemberton goes into the woods to commit suicide but is stopped by Billy's sister. He then admits that he is the owner of the factory, and after correcting the deplorable conditions, wins the love and loyalty of his men.