Mae West stars in one of her most unusual roles in this exciting drama set in the Gold Rush of the 1890s. Beautiful Rose Carlton (Mae West), a "kept" woman of the wealthy and possessive Chan Lo, escapes San Francisco's Chinatown on a ship bound for Alaska's gold rush territory. The ship's captain, Bull Brackett (Victor McLaglen), instantly falls for Rose but she is distracted by her new cabinmate, Sister Annie Alden (Helen Jerome Eddy). Exchanging philosophies, the unlikely pair develop a meaningful friendship before Sister Annie becomes sick and dies. Meanwhile, Bull learns Rose is wanted for murder but tells her he will standby her. Rose, in desperation, changes identities with her deceased friend and, once in Alaska, is inspired to a new calling. It's West at her best as she brings the immoral townspeople to their knees with her unconventional style of evangelism in this spirited tale of divine transformation.