Ohjaus Cecil B. DeMille
Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard & Boris Karloff
Sentenced to slavery in the New World for killing her husband in self-defence, Abby Hale (Paulette Goddard), is auctioned on the American-bound ship by the villainous Garth (Howard De Silva) who desires to keep the feisty English woman for himself. But the intrepid frontiersman Captain Chris Holden (Gary Cooper) buys Abby to set her free before leaving the ship. Furious at being outdone, Garth bribes the ship's captain to pretend that Holden has not lodged the money to buy the slave and so Abby is forced to go with Garth's as his slave. When Garth arrives in the Ohio Valley he secretly begins to arrange an Indian uprising with the Senecan chief Guyasuta (Boris Karloff) in to get kill the settlers and gain a monopoly of the fur trade. Captain Holden discovers Garth's treachery but cannot prove anything against him. Aware that the outpost of Fort Pitt and all its settlers could be massacred by the Indians, Holden rides into the camp of the Senecas with the aim of talking peace and rescuing Abby; but Garth and his Indian wife Hannah (Katherine DeMille) have other plans for Holden and the fiery redhead...