Colleen Townsend (Sallie Keeler)Tom Powers (Ken Keeler)Sarah Padden (Ma Ashby)Regis Toomey (Dave Harley)Jimmy Hunt (Nathaniel Ashby)Evelyn Brent (Alice Keeler)Larry Olsen (Kenny Keeler)Larry Carr (Malcolm Keeler)Erville Alderson (Pa Ashby)Peggy Wynne (Arla Ashby)Melinda Casey (Rebecca Ashby)Gene Roth (Monty Barnes)Judith Allen (Mrs. Barnes)Harry Cheshire (Col onelGarnett)Hart Wayne (Police Chief Bill Marlin)Louis Mason (Farmer Reader)John Parlow (Matty Jans)Gertrude Astor (Mrs. Irma Jans)
Ken Keeler, a lawyer in the small town of Fairview, learns that children from "The Patch", a run-down migrant camp outside of town, will be attending the town's school. Not long afterwards a migrant family, the Ashbys, is driving through Fairview when their old junker of a car breaks down in front of the Keeler home. As Mr. Ashby works on the car, his young son Nathaniel talks to Ken's young son Kenny and they strike up a friendship. Meanwhile, a town meeting called to deal with the "problem" of the migrant children attending school in town results in many residents loudly and heatedly opposing the idea, fearing that it will negatively affect the town's health and morals. Ken is appointed to come up with a solution, but it turns out to be a lot harder than he thought--especially when his daughter Sallie excoriates the townspeople for their "un-Christian" attitudes and hypocrisy, causing ill feelings all around.