An Oscar Micheaux film. The tragic story of two brothers. Winston, the eldest, and J. Lee, the youngest. Sworn to take care of his younger brother at the request of his mother on her death bed. Winston soon regrets his promise. Winston hires his brother, who immediately begins to steal from the company. Winston eventually fires his brother, goes away, falls in love, returns home only to weaken and rehire his brother. J. Lee continues to ruin the company, but as usual everything ends well.