Mr and Mrs Perout are spending their summer holidays in the country with Perout's brother. Editor Tomáš Perout is a passionate fisherman, his wife Valča continues her literary work and has disturbing recollections of her admirer from Prague - the poet Jiří Chvojka. Jan Skalník, on holiday in the neighbouring village with his uncle, Father Hora, brings Tomáš his poetry. On this occasion he meets Valča who captivates him with her mature beauty and evokes in him his unconscious desire for love. After meeting Valča he changes and almost takes no notice of his friend Stázka who vainly tries to remind him of their summer spent together the year before. Jiří Chvojka comes to visit the Perouts. The special summer atmosphere affects him to the extent that he declares his love to Valča for the first time. The following day the couple depart during a summer storm leaving Tomáš alone. The unhappy Jan gradually comes to terms with Valča's departure. His feelings, however, have been awakened and he suddenly begins to view Stázka with new eyes and that evening they walk hand in hand in the fragrant meadows. "Summer be praised".
On January 7, 1949, the film was shown in thirty provincial cinemas before its Prague première.
student Jan Skalník
služka Stázka Kabrnová
redaktor Tomáš Perout
redaktorka Valča, Tomášova žena
básník dr. Jiří Chvojka
farář Hora, Janův strýc
Kabrna, Stázčin otec
hospodář Josef Perout, Tomášův bratr
Tereza, Josefova žena
Fráňa Šrámek (Léto – divadelní hra)
8 April 1949