Jack Holt (Jim Burke)Florence Rice (Tess Hardie)Jimmy Butler (Jimmy Burke)Kathleen Burke (Laura)Robert Middlemass (Bill Duke)Ralph Remley (Blink)Wyrley Birch (Lem Hardie)George McKay (Fly Speck Sam)Harry Adams (Conductor)Beaudine Anderson (Boy)Stanley Blystone (Undetermined Role)Egon Brecher (Mahler)Charles Brinley (Workman)Steve Clark (Workman)Forrest Dillon (Workman)Celeste Edwards (Undetermined Role)Rolf Ernest (Billy Duke)Sam Flint (Lawyer)
After his divorced wife dies, Jim Burke takes their son who she had been raising and he hasn't seen in many years. Jim Burke is a tough, hard-nosed construction boss on engineering projects, and he is looking forward to molding Little Jim into his own image. Jim Burke is more than a little bit dismayed and a whole lot disgusted when Little Jim arrives and it doesn't take Big Jim long to figure out that Little Jim...ain't nothing but a sissy. Little Jim is fond of practicing on his violin and reading and studying. What's a poor father to do?