For drifter Johnny Rutledge (William Holden), nothing satisfies like his favorite pastime…fishing. Yet, after the shady medicine show he is working for is put out of business with the arrest of its disreputable owner, Professor Mordecai Ford (Charles Winninger), the suddenly-unemployed Johnny takes an interest in orphan May Chalotte (Mary Jane Saunders) and her four brothers. Though aided by Prudence Millett (Coleen Gray), the daughter of a local judge, Johnny’s bachelor fatherhood is threatened when a blackmailing lawyer aims to expose his less-than-upstanding past. But with the kids, Prudence, and the recently released Professor Ford all coming to his defense, Johnny is persuaded to leave his carefree life behind and become a real father to the kids. Newly remastered.