Mr and Mrs Kráčmera work hard in their vegetable garden. They are saving up for the dowry of their daughter Betynka who is in love with Zdeborský, a medical student. Inspired by a report in the papers, the Kráčmeras decide to take their chances in the lottery. Mrs Kráčmera brings back the ticket with tears in her eyes, believing that they have squandered all their property. After a restless night she goes back to the betting shop to return the lottery ticket. It is too late, however, the draw is in progress. Mrs Kráčmera returns home again, in tears, this time with the news that they have won. Kráčmera goes to see the manager of the shop and comes back, his eyes shining; they have indeed won the lottery, two million, in fact. They decide to buy an apartment house but the persuasive estate agent forces them to buy a former noble's palace. Acquiring the property also involves the duty of looking after Mozart's room. These simple people are angry that Mr Mozart never comes to thank them for cleaning up after his many visitors. The couple also manage to lose the rest of their money which is later found safely hidden in Mrs Kráčmera's bed. They are then able to pay for Betynka's wedding with Zdeborský, now a professional doctor.
This theme had already been treated in a Czech film under the titles Into the Genteel State of Life (The Mother Kráčmerka I.) and A Lordly Estate (Mother Kráčmerka II.) (Dir: Karel Anton, 1925).
zelinář Kráčmera, Barbořin muž
Betynka, dcera Kráčmerových
MUC. Václav Zdeborský
neteř matky Kráčmerky Pepina
nezaměstnaný dělník Francek
hrabě Emerich Xaver Anton Rundstein
Konrád Emerich Kristián, syn hraběte
zprostředkovatel realit Karel Demel
úřednice v prodejně losů
pantatínek, majitel zelinářství
zvoník v kostele
vrátný v cementárně
nadlesní, strýc Zdeborského
Valčík, Chudobná světnička, Ukolébavka, Už mou milou do kostela vedou