|Hildur Carlberg||Margarete Pedersdotter|
|Olav Aukrust||First Candidate|
|Emil Helsengreen||The Gardener|
|Lorentz Thyholt||The Beadle|
|Kurt Welin||Second Candidate|
Seminary-school graduate Söfren can't believe his luck when he out-preaches the competition and receives his first appointment as the new parson of a church in a rural town -- until he hears that his contract will force him to marry the previous parson's elderly widow, Margarete . Söfren and his beloved fiancée, the clever and beautiful Mari, pose as brother and sister, struggling to hide their love as they wait for Margarete to die.