The wife of Colonel Dubrovnický has bequeathed her fortune after her death to their two sons - Zdeněk and Viktor. In the will she has expressed the wish that one of them become a priest. The profligate Viktor does not intend to fulfill his mother's wish and so this lot falls to the meek Zdeněk. Zdeněk is in love with the teacher Jindra Remešová, but Viktor usurps her by subterfuge. His actions are not without their consequences. Jindra gives birth to a child, whom Viktor does not care for. He lives merrily with Miss Mimi, until he loses all his money. Together with Banker Fuchs they then extract money by swindle even from Zdeněk, who has left to the monastery according to his mother's wish. But even this money is not enough for Viktor, and therefore he begins to undersign checks in his father's name. On the basis of this those affected demand reimbursement of the debts from the colonel. Dubrovnický, however, does not have the money and thus in desperation he commits suicide. Viktor flees to America and Fuchs unjustly occupies the Dubrovnický estate. Mimi, hounded by a bad conscience, goes to Jindra. She finds her dead. Together with Zdeněk she takes charge of Jindra's daughter. With the help of a lawyer Zdeněk re-obtains his family estate. At this time Viktor returns as a new man. He reconciles with Mimi and with Zdeněk and begins to care for his daughter. Zdeněk returns to the monastery.
NO-N, NZ-N 2103,0 m, KDP-A and the German-speaking copy KK-C are preserved in the National Film Archive.
majitel panství Jiří Dubrovnický, plukovník v. v.
syn majitele panství Viktor Dubrovnický
syn majitele panství Zdeněk Dubrovnický
učitelka Jindra Remešová
Marie, zvaná Mimi
bankéř Alfréd Fuchs
Bohumil Jarský, přítel bankéře Fuchsy
divák na dostizích
divák na dostizích
zaměstnanec v herně
Nikdo se neptá, co srdce šeptá zmučené, Donjuanská píseň
Za řádovými dveřmi
Beyond the Monastery Door