On the news of his father's death, the successful city doctor Dr. Peter Haller to the funeral in his hometown. What he does not suspect: His father, also a respected doctor, has only faked his demise! With this trick he wants to persuade Peter, who had turned away from him many years ago, to take over the father's practice. But Peter is determined to leave as soon as possible. His attitude changes only when he falls in love with Stella, who is as beautiful as she is sensitive.