Factory owner Pardon, meets Olga, daughter of clairvoyant Stefanie Lesczynska at a ball. Their brief acquaintance is interrupted when Olga and her mother have to leave. Fifi Hrazánková has her sights set on the elligible Pardon. Pardon asks his Uncle Cyril Ponděliček if the girl could take over his position at work so that she may be dissuaded of her amorous intentions. Fifi seduces Pondělíček. In the meantime, Pardon meets Olga and Stefanie again by chance and offers them a place to stay at Ponděliček's while Pondělíček passes himself off as Pardon. Ponděliček recognises Stefanie as his former lover, Olga is their daughter. Stefanie also recognises him, but Pondělíček declares that he is the thief named Kanibal whom the newspapers are all writing about. He locks Pardon, Stefanie and Olga in the cellar and, together with Fifi, he escapes. In the inn they happen to come across the real Kanibal who is being pursued by the police. The police mistakenly arrest Pondělíček. Pardon explains to the Police who Pondělíček really is. The real Kanibal is then apprehended. Pondělíček then marries Stefanie and they wish their daughter luck with the factory owner, Pardon. Fifi is thus finally cured of her romantic notions.
In 2008 the film was reconstructed by the National Film Archive.
továrníkův strýc Cyril Pondělíček/kriminálník Alois Kanibal
Fifi Hrazánkova, dcera továrníka
Fifina matka, manželka továrníka Hrazánka
jasnovidka Štefanie Lesczynská
dcera Lesczynské Olga
strážce zámeckého parku Alois Pivoňka
vrátný v hotelu
třetí oběť kriminálníka
host na plese
Milenky starého kriminálníka
The Lovers of an Old Criminal