The main character of the film, Jantjie, is frustrated by his circumstances. He joins the army to begin a new life. While he is gone, his special lady friend is courted by a rich businessman. She finally agrees to marry him because they believe that Jantjie will not return.
The cast includes: Neville Nash ("Jantjie Cornelius"), Fozia Davidson ("Katryn"), Ricky Rudolph ("Mich Petersen"), Goliath Davids ("Pa Wieljam Cornelius"), David Solomon ("Dienkie"), Joseph Mitchell ("Sardyn"), Michael Botha ("Toefies"), Katie Steer ("Tant Poppie"), Trevor Herbert ("Corporal Gevers"), Myrtle Willemse ("Ant Bybie"), Wendy Petersen ("Klara") and Cedwyn Joel ("Young man on veranda").
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