Cast & Crew
Andrew MacKinley hires tough Jim Sherwood to be his foremen and get eighty million feet of lumber cut and offers him a bonus when the job is done. The bank reluctantly grants MacKinley a $500,000 loan to finance the big order. At the logging camp, news arrives that MacKinley has been killed in an accident, and then a dam collapses and causes the loss of a week's work. As they begin again, MacKinley's general manager, Sam Garvin, is bribed by Brooks, a competitor, to persuade MacKinley's daughter Kay to sell the company. Garvin tries to turn Jim and Kay against each other, telling Jim she will not pay the bonus, and telling Kay that there was no agreement to pay Jim a bonus. Kay and her aunt, Mary MacKinley, visit the camp and take over Jim's cabin. After a tour of the camp, Harrigan, the engineer, convinces Kay that the problems are Jim's fault, even though Harrigan designed the broken dam. When Harrigan's bridge collapses under the weight of a train and kills three men, the workmen form a mob to get Harrigan. Jim stops them and fires Harrigan himself. Kay rehires Harrigan and fires Jim, but this causes the men to walk off their jobs. Harrigan hires a new, inexperienced crew at lower wages, but Jim's men stop them from going to work, and a fight breaks out between the two groups. Kay then fires Harrigan and takes over herself, but learns that the men will only work for Jim. She asks Jim to return, and promises him the bonus. At Garvin's suggestion, Harrigan sabotages the camp and causes a train wreck. Jim leads the men in an effort to stop a dangerous forest fire. The men then join together to finish the job, and the lumber is delivered.
J. Farrell Macdonald
Fred Kohler Jr.
The working title of the film was Blazing Glory. Some scenes were shot on location in Astoria, OR.