World War I veteran Matt Brady (John Payne) is given a cushy government job by his politician brother. After his brother dies, Brady assumes control of his local political machine, rising to a position of such power that he nearly manages to take over an entire state. William Bishop, Gloria McGehee, Doe Avedon, Roy Roberts also star in this tale of corruption and greed, loosely based on Kansas City "boss" Tom Pendergast. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.