In this drama, a group of young cadets in a military academy struggle to overcome their personal problems and make it through school. One of the lads is particularly troubled because he feels abandoned by his dad. In the end, the despondent youth nearly commits suicide by trying to paddle his canoe over a dam. Fortunately, his father realizes his mistakes and shows up in time to save the boy. Look carefully for Frances Farmer in a bit part as a colonel's kindly daughter.