|William Bendix||Hank Smith|
|Susan Hayward||Mildred Douglas|
|John Loder||Tony Lazar|
|Dorothy Comingore||Helen Parker|
Ship stoker Hank Smith is a mountain of a man, but he is still very sensitive. So when the beautiful socialite Mildred Douglas insults him with the slur ``hairy ape,'' her words cut deep. At first the brutish Smith wants revenge for the insult, but after he thinks about it, he's more confused than anything else. After his ship docks, he departs into the city to track down the rich woman and find out the meaning behind her harsh words.