In Sweden, the upper-class pianist Bengt Vyldeke suffers an accident in the military drill and becomes blind. He returns to the house of his aunt Beatrice Schröder and is initially supported by his sister Agneta since his fiancée Blanche has called off their engagement and his friends have abandoned him. When Agneta goes to the university, the young servant Ingrid helps Bengt in his daily life and falls in love with him. But she overhears a conversation between Bengt and Beatrice when his master belittles her calling Ingrid of "little maid". Bengt travels to play piano in the restaurant of a cunning manager and finds humiliation and loneliness. Years later he meets Ingrid, who has studied and is near to graduate and he falls in love with her. But Ingrid has a boyfriend Ebbe (Bengt Eklund), strong and handsome, and Bengt has to fight with his inferiority complex first to win the love of Ingrid.
Mai Zetterling, Birger Malmsten, Olof Winnerstrand, Naima Wifstrand, Bibi Lindqvist, Hilda Borgström, Douglas Håge, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Eklund, Åke Claesson, John Elfström, Rune Andréasson, Bengt Logardt, Marianne Gyllenhammar, Sven Lindberg