After years spent in Vienna Jindra returns with her cousin Amálka to her father's estate. He introduces her to the patriot Lípa, the tutor of his sons. Jindra likes the tutor but does not show him her feelings because she discovers that Amálka is in love with him. One day a fire breaks out on the estate and Lípa helps to put it out. Amálka confesses her love to him, yet Lípa spurns it with the fact that he loves another. The financial situation of the estate continually worsens owing to the fire and Jindra asks Count Ostrovín for assistance. He promises to help but requests that she marry him. By an unfortunate accident Jindra wounds Lípa during a hunt. She devotedly cares for him, and both discover that they love one another. Nevertheless Jindra marries the count to save her father. After three years of an unhappy marriage she gives birth to a son and dies. Her last wish is that the count entrust the child's upbringing to Lípa, who takes on the child with love.
This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the title Jindra (Dir: Oldřich Kmínek, 1919) and Jindra, Countess of Ostrovín (Dir: Václav Kubásek, 1924).
statkář a poslanec Jarýn, Jindřin otec
učitel dr. Vojtěch Lípa
Amálka, Jindřina sestřenice
hrabě Jaroslav Ostrovín
Oskar, Jarýnův syn
Prokop, Jarýnův syn
Růženka, Jindřina komorná
zahradník u Jarýnů
trubač na honu
trubač na honu
Ivan Klicpera (Jindra, hraběnka Ostrovínová – román)
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