At the height of US involvement in World War I, young men everywhere are succumbing to jingoistic fervor. In a small Texas town, Horace Robedaux feels the pressure to enlist but he doesn't want to leave his wife Elizabeth and their young child. Elizabeth's no-good little brother is constantly talking about the war, and Elizabeth's stern father, who opposed their marriage initially, now has plans to take care of his daughter and the child so that Horace can go off to war.


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