Wealthy stockbroker, Robert Cain (played by Edward Arnold), has gotten the bad news that he is facing jail time for embezzlement. He is not as much concerned with the jail sentence as he is with how his son, Bob Cain (played by Tyrone Power), will handle the news. As it turns out, Bob doesn't take the news well at all.
Bob is first seen at college, busy with his rowing team friends, at what appears to be an Ivy League school. His father had intended to meet him at college to prepare him for the announcement of embezzlement charges against him. Because Cain is arrested as he is ready to go see his son, the father's lawyer goes instead. He pulls him aside to tell him the news before he would read it in the papers.
He leaves college immediately upon hearing of the charges against his father.
(note: In this snapshot, Ty is standing in front of a picture of his own mother. He supplied her picture, to be used as a prop, when told that a picture was needed of a woman who would look enough like him to be his mom.)
Despite his anger and disappointment in his father, he does show up at the sentencing, and, later, he makes it his mission to get his father released from prison. He learns
quickly that he must have money to do so. His father's lawyer informs him that after all the creditors had been paid, there would be no money left.
He seeks the help of his father's lawyer in getting him released from prison, but the lawyer dances around the subject, in effect refusing to offer help.
As time passes, "Johnny Apollo" gets in deeper and deeper on the wrong side of the law. When he gets arrested, Lucky, who is now very much in love with "Johnny", asks Brennan to help "Johnny" stay out of prison. Brennan does go to the D.A. with evidence on Dwyer, making the deal to let "Johnny" go free in exchange for Dwyer. Because Dwyer is suspicious that Brennan is ready to turn against him, he follows. When he realizes Brennan's scheme, he murders him.