Tom Keefer is a man falsely convicted of a murder and sentenced to death by hanging. He has escaped from prison and is hiding out in Georgia's Okefenokee Swamp. Keefer is dedicated to finding the real killer and clearing his name. A trapper, Ben Ragan, is out searching for his dog when he finds Keefer hiding in the swamp. Ben believes the man's tale of being falsely railroaded. The two men trap animals together and Ben sells the furs. Keefer tells Ben to give his share of the money from their pelt sale to his daughter, Julie. Ben eventually falls in love with Julie, arousing the wrath of Ben's girlfriend Mabel, who tells authorities about Keefer's secret. Ben, however, refuses to co-operate with officials' efforts to locate the escaped convict.