When a gold rush strikes the town of Jackson, greed in the form of Paul Garrett, the town bully, causes the death of a number of gold panners. A school mom (Mae), a freighter (Murphy), a panner (Moses) and an 11 year old street kid (Will) combine to take care of the orphaned children. At first Murphy gets cold feet who runs off Will when he is afraid of getting too close. But the quick wit of Mae brings Will and Murphy together. When Mr. Rodman threatens to take away the orphans to the workhouse, and it looks as though the Church won't provide support in time, a surprise Priest shows up to assist.
Did You Know?
As the jail carriage comes up the road with Mr. Rodman, the camera pans the sad faces of the children on the front porch as the look to their right at the coming carriages. Watch the little sandy colored boy with a red shirt and blue overalls (behind the blue girl); he catches a few looks at the camera. As the camera pans right, the last boy on the right who has blond hair and heavy freckles, catches a look at the camera in between blinks. See more