When a gold rush strikes the town of Jackson, greed in the form of Paul Garrett, the town bully, causes the death of a number of gold panners. A school mom (Mae), a freighter (Murphy), a panner (Moses) and an 11 year old street kid (Will) combine to take care of the orphaned children. At first Murphy gets cold feet who runs off Will when he is afraid of getting too close. But the quick wit of Mae brings Will and Murphy together. When Mr. Rodman threatens to take away the orphans to the workhouse, and it looks as though the Church won't provide support in time, a surprise Priest shows up to assist.
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As everyone celebrates Mr. Rodman leaving, the children gather around Murphy. A girl in a blue/gray dress puts her hands on his shoulder and gives him a hug, and Murphy reaches down to hug her. When the camera angle switches to a closeup, his hands are over his head pulling his hood off, and the girl mentioned above is at his left hugging him. See more