Blackie and Red were running away from the orphanage when they were found by Andy Connell. He offered them a home with him and his wife.
The boys were as different as the color of their hair, and each had his own approach to getting ahead in the world. Blackie scorned Red's proud determination to be his own man. And, when Andy Connell struck it rich, Blackie just knew that life was going to give him everything he deserved.