Gross misunderstandings result in the young actor Jean leaving his wife and child. Years later, the family meets again in the theatre. Jean enters the stage as Pjerrot, whilst his wife and their daughter sit in the audience. The daughter slips behind the stage unnoticed, where suddenly a fire breaks out. Jean, dressed as a clown, must plunge into the flames in a heroic attempt to save both his marriage and the life of his estranged daughter.
The role of Jean is played by Gunnar Tolnæs, who was Nordisk Film’s main star after the death of his colleague Valdemar Psilander. He appeared in 27 Danish silent films.