Berta, a wealthy lady, is celebrating her sixtieth birthday. But the only person who comes to congratulate her is her loyal friend, doctor Jelínek. Still remembering the great love of her life, Eduard, Berta again turns down Dr. Jelínek's offer of marriage. The butler Hynek carefully and lovingly prepares a small reception feast but no relatives turn up. Mr Felix and Mr Dusbaba and their families are not interested in their aunt. They are only interested in the inheritance and therefore hate each other passionately. Their children, Slávka Felixová and Jindřich Dusbaba, do not even know each other. When they happen to meet they fall in love with each other. Hynek the butler then plots revenge. He invites both families to the manor house and tells them their aunt has died. Even a distant relative Oskar and his wife arrive. They all argue with each other and greedily start looking for the will, half-destroying the furniture in the process. Slávka and Jindřich are only concerned with each other. In a spiritualist seance Berta appears in the flesh and they all scatter in terror. Berta converts the house into a children's home which she runs with Dr. Jelínek.
The first performance of the film was held on the 1st of August 1941 on festival Filmové žně in Zlín.
MUDr. Jelínek, Bertin přítel
Eduard Švagrovský, Bertina první láska
prokurista Arnošt Dusbaba
Mařenka, Dusbabova žena
dr. Jindřich Dusbaba, syn Arnošta a Mařenky
komerční rada Čeněk Felix
Slávka, dcera Felixových
vzdálený příbuzný Oskar
němá hospodyně tety Berty
právní zástupce JUDr. Hrůza
Jaroslav Tumlíř (Strašidelná tetička – divadelní hra)
Bláhové mládí, Malé znamení