The film about Molière contains everything a real Molière drama should. The year is 1645 when the French playwrighter is released from prison. He has his freedom to thank the rich nobleman Monsieur Jourdain who paid off Molière's debts. In return, Jourdain wants Molière to teach him to act. He will use the talents in acting to seduce the widow Célimène, with whom he has fallen in love. What Molière did not count on is that he himself will fall in love with Jourdain's despised wife.