Maritza, a wealthy land-owner, is tired of men trying to marry her for her money. Thus, she announces her engagement to the fictitious Baron Koloman Zsupán. Soon, however, Maritza falls in love with one of her staff, the bailiff Bela Törek, who is in reality Count Tassilo, an impoverished nobleman who has taken on the work to pay off his father’s debts and amass enough money for a dowry for his sister Lisa. The barriers of wealth and class are compounded by suspicions on each side as to the real intentions of the other. In the end, all is well and Maritza and Tassilo are married. Further, Tassilo’s sister, Lisa, marries Maritza’s friend, Zsupân.