Juningsih and Idris attend the same medical university in Jakarta and are lovers. At her parents’ house in Bandung, Juningsih accidentally kills Subandi. Idris shows up in time and takes the blame. He is sent to prison. Then Juningsih is forced to marry Ridwan, the rich man. During the revolution, Juningsih is forced to leave home by her husband due to slander. Meanwhile, Idris escapes from prison to join the struggle for independence. After Indonesia gains its full independence, Idris returns Juningsih back to Ridwan.
This is not a remake of Terang Boelan (1937), which was a hit in 1938.