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This very early talkie stars Irene Rich as the daughter of gruff old ferryboat captain Theodore Roberts. Rich runs a restaurant out of her house, while her husband George Barraud collects the ferry's tolls. Unbeknownst to Rich, Barraud is allowing his bootlegger brother Robert Armstrong to use the house as a hiding place for his liquor. But Barraud is the film's true villain: He steals the ferry money from his father-in-law in order to entertain his mistress, waitress Carol (later Carole) Lombard. When a prohibition agent comes snooping, Barraud kills the man and hides the body in one of Armstrong's liquor barrels. Armstrong, who's really an OK guy underneath, steps in to protect Rich and her children from his brother's homicidal activities. Escaping from the law, Barraud grabs his own kids to use them as a shield. He is killed, but Armstrong rescues the children; the bootlegger promises to go straight for the sake of Rich, whom he's grown to love. Ned McCobb's Daughter was based on a play by Sidney Howard.