Mike (Phillips Holmes) is a popular college track star, but with a terrible secret. His father John (Grant Mitchell) is in prison for murdering the person who murdered his brother. The story leaks out, Mike loses a class election and he withdraws from school and heads home in shame. The town's old timers admire Mike and his father, while younger ones think Mike is probably no good. Before long, John is pardoned and heads back home. Can they all live in peace?