Actor / author / director Erich von Stroheim stars as a fraudulent rely, dwelling excessive on the hog in Monte Carlo. He helps himself by extorting enormous sums of cash from foolish married women who’re dumb sufficient to fall for his romantic charms. Von Stroheim’s companions in crime, phony princesses Mae Busch and Maud George, reside in a state of perpetual depravity with the rely in an enormous mansion. Their newest sufferer, performed by an actress who insisted upon being billed as Miss DuPont, is the spouse of an American financier. Von Stroheim’s tried seduction of this explicit silly spouse is thwarted at each flip, and the rely finally will get his comeuppance.