Marion (Margaret Dare) fumes with indignation about being told she’s useless by Dick Drake, her father’s overseer (Victor Jory). Her Aunt Abbie (Rita Pauncefort), aware of the smouldering attraction between the two, suggests he’s not so bad. Reggie Mannister (Robert Coote) gets acquainted with Drake as Drake washes off the dirt from a fight earlier that day. The two men bond instantly over Drake’s wounds.
This scene has an appealing, and unusual, sensuality. Marion’s scene is a virtual striptease, disguised as a preparation for bed. Dick Drake is also shown naked to the waist, to emphasise his manly physique, and the contrast with the much less manly, even effeminate, manners of the comical Englishman. There’s even a hint of something mysterious in the way that both men regard each other at the end of this scene. Clarence Badger, the director, seems to be offering something for everyone.