Otto Beckert has taken to his cousin, Aase, who has promised her heart to Tage Henning. In the pursuit of her love, Otto tries to tear the two lovers apart – and he succeeds! A single misstep and Aase ends up in Otto’s grateful embrace. As the day of the wedding dawns, the wretched Tage tries to win back his beloved. A desperate plan has consequences for poor Aase, trapped between the two relentless fighting roosters.