Makris is an old, bad-tempered cafe owner who lightens up when he is left to care for an abandoned child. When the mother returns to the cafe, she and the grouch become the subject of some vicious neighborhood gossip. They manage to survive the insults and, by the upbeat finale, to win
the locals over. An overlong picture that tries too hard to gain sympathy for the main characters and paints the locals in a nasty light.