||Myrtle is a telephone operator in a small town; she’s friends with lineman Red Cady, but refuses to consider him as a romantic partner. A new dam is being constructed nearby, under the supervision of Neil Dwight. Myrtle begins dating Neil, but discovers he’s built the dam out of shoddy materials. As the dam begins to break, Myrtle warns the townspeople to flee to high ground. Neil is arrested and Myrtle realizes she loves Red.