A middle-aged steamboat Captain, who believes in a rigorous self-control when it comes to needs, desires, and emotions, slowly falls for a pretty female stowaway.
Two endings were shot while the film was being made so that the choice of ending could be made when filming was completed. As it was the film was released in Britain with one ending and in Europe with the other.
Get on in the world; that's all the poor fool thinks of. But he never will. Do you know who does? A man who can buy himself a part of some stinking scow, man her, and hire some poor devil like me to run her. Then sit back in his office and watch the...