John Stratton is a shell-shocked World War I veteran who comes back home from the battlefields with mental health issues, and the moment of provoked insanity causes him to spend some time in jail after almost killing a man. He tries to return to normal life, but can't deal with the hustle of city life and settle into normal society. At the advice of the doctor John moves to a farm out of town, hoping that hard work will help banish his demons. John starts making progress in this secret sanctuary. He meets a nearby farmer and his wife, and he befriends their daughter Jess, but his peace is disturbed by a woman who threatens to disrupt his healing and recovery. John has to face a big challenge in order to keep his sanity and new life.