The beginning of the 30-ies of the last century. The action of the series "The Curse" takes place in a small town in Iowa. This is where Seth Davenport comes. He has been impersonating a church minister for many years, although in reality he has nothing to do with it. Set begins to preach that he is doing quite well. Among his parishioners there are many workers who work at a large enterprise owned by Don Barimer.
Very soon it turns out that, in fact, Davenport is trying to call all employees of this enterprise to strike and in such a way completely ruin the owner. With Don, Set has long-standing scores. Between them there was a conflict over one woman Amelia. In fact, this is a kind of revenge.
The industrialist manages everything in the city and he was informed about the new preacher. He did not recognize Seth, but he understands that a lot of problems can arise because of the strike. Therefore, his people hire a very clever person Krile Turner. He often acts as a strikebreaker at enterprises where workers are on strike. It turned out that Turner and Davenport also have close relationships.