In the ranch of El Soto lives Raymunda and her daughter, Acacia. After she is widowed, Raymunda marries Esteban. What Raymunda does not suspect is that a deep passion has arisen between Acacia and Esteban.
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It is at times almost too overwrought with melodrama, and that creates a disjuncture with modern viewers. However, the film is magnificently shot by Figueroa who makes the most of a great cast and magnificent locations. A good film Fernandez directed in the 40s, and it may even rank among his best, considering that the films he made in that period were all very good to begin with.