An abandoned baby girl is picked up by a poor family composed of a caring mother, a drunken husband and two children, Manuel and Raul. The boys are the breadwinners of the house. Once they grow up, the two brothers fall in love with the young woman, however she becomes engaged to Raul. Upon learning of this, Manuel surrounds himself with alcohol and drugs. In response to Manuel’s behavior, the young woman renounces her engagement to Raul and dedicates herself to his ill brother. In order to pay for the medical bills, she gives herself to the owner of the cabaret where she works.