An excellent pre-code, depression-era film about the hardships and cruelty experienced by mistreated youth in a back-wood, uneducated, poor farming community.
Jean Parker delivers an excellent performance depicting Mazie, an orphan who is under the foster care of cruel farmer Slag and his wife. Slag is beginning to look at his young, but well-developed ward Mazie in a not-very-fatherly way.
Mazie's only friend, kind farm hand George Marshall, quits because of Slag's cruelty. George asks Mazie about herself and he promises to contact Mazie once he completes some research.