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In nineteenth century France, single and wealthy Bettina has had dozens of proposals, but all of her suitors are far too interested in her money, so Bettina turns them down. When she meets penniless Lieutenant Jean Reynaud, he instantly falls in love with her, but when he learns that she is wealthy, he becomes fearful of compromising his honor by appearing to be a social climber, and so he ends his pursuit of her. Bettina had welcomed that pursuit, however, and will not let him call it off so easily. She catches up to him before he leaves town and then has the respected Abbé Constantin insist that Jean marry her. So Jean becomes a wealthy man almost against his will.