|Peter Schildt||Kjell Andersson|
|Kerstin Tidelius||Kjell's mother|
|Roland Hedlund||Harald Andersson, Kjell's father|
|Marie De Geer||Anna|
|Anita Björk||Anna's mother|
|Olaf Bergstrom||Anna's father|
|Olle Björling||Strike Breaker|
In a working-class town in Sweden, the factory employees are participating in a sympathy strike with workers from a nearby town. Among the strikers are Harald Andersson and his family, who weather the strike amiably until a big foreign order motivates the factory owners to finally call in scabs. The workers arrange what they hope will be a peaceful march of protest, but as tempers flare the military reserves are called in and tragedy strikes the Andersson family.