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This tragic melodrama is based on a classic Danish story, written in 1821. The stocking peddler is a wealthy man, and he intends for his daughter to marry a rich older farmer. Her affections lie elsewhere, with a young tradesman who is away earning his fortune. Though she avoids the arranged marriage, she goes mad. Her would-be lover is killed, in part because of her deranged actions. For a brief time she regains her sanity, only to lose it again when the extent of her loss, and her complicity in it...more