The main part of the film is told in a flashback by a monk to two visiting noblemen on their way to Warsaw in the 17th century. He tells them how a mighty count named Starschensky once ruled Sendomir (Sandomierz), but after an intrigue in which his wife was unfaithful with her own cousin he had to use all his resources to build the monastery where they are now staying. At the end it is revealed that the monk is in fact Starschensky himself.
Director: Victor Sjöström
Writers: Franz Grillparzer (novel), Victor Sjöström
Stars: Tore Svennberg, Tora Teje, Richard Lund