Romantic drama about a widower who upsets his family by remarrying.
Dries, a farmer and a widower, lives with his mother-in-law Grietje and his son Peter. He falls in love with Minna, a widow, and marries her despite the opposition of his family and friends. In anger his son Peter leaves home to enlist, while Grietje takes up her residence in another cottage.
Six years pass, during which Grietje becomes acquainted with Minna's daughter Dina and starts to mediate between the families. Peter falls ill in Sumatra, but after seeing Dina's picture he recovers and is drafted home again to Holland. He meets Dina and the two find that they truly love one another. Minna now sets herself to bring about general reunion, and this she eventually succeeds in doing.
G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), p. 104
Algemeen Handelsblad, 2 mei 1913
De Kinematograaf No. 28, 1 augustus 1913, pp. 178-179
Francis Lacassin, Alfred Machin, Anthologie du Cinéma 39, p. 453
Kinematograph Monthly Film Record 1913
Supplement to The Bioscope, march 20 [?] 1913, p. 7