Set at the outbreak of the American Civil War, it follows the dealings of medicine-show impresario come financial wizard, Jim Fisk (Edward Arnold).
It is a romanticized biography of the real Jim Fisk whose actual life, if filmed accurately, would never pass the Hays Code guidelines.
Cary Grant plays Nick Boyd, one of Fisk's business partners.
With Frances Farmer and Edward Arnold
"The production is faultless and the morality of great wealth is a timely subject for a discussion..."
With Edward Arnold and Jack Oakie.
"Frances Farmer...sings the new hit, "The First Time I Saw You." The scenarists have given Fisk two fictitious partners, Cary Grant for love-interest and Jack Oakie for comedy." - Literary Digest
Jim Fisk Edward Arnold
Nick Boyd Cary Grant
Josie Mansfield Frances Farmer
Luke Jack Oakie
Daniel Drew Donald Meek
Fleurigue Thelma Leeds
Vanderbilt Clarence Kolb
Photographer Billy Gilbert
Broker George Irving
Lawyers Frank M. Thomas, Russell Hicks
Wallack Oscar Apfel
President of the Board Lionel Belmore
Bellhop Robert McClung
Janitor Robert Dudley
Beef Dooley Dewey Robinson
Top Sergeant Stanley Fields
Major Gavin Gordon
Mary Lou Joyce Compton