Two brothers take very different approaches to child-rearing, with disastrous results. Holmes Herbert and Walter Walker share ownership of a profitable steel mill. Taking full advantage of his status, Herbert raises son William Bakewell in the lap of luxury, while Walker has his son, Charles Starrett, raised in poverty. When both boys go to work at the mill, Bakewell's carefree ways lead to a deadly accident, while Starrett, not knowing his true parentage, leads a wildcat strike against his own family. Starrett would go on to years of stardom in B Westerns, most notably as The Durango Kid.