Aileen Pringle plays the Queen of Sardalia (one of your average, everyday mythical European principalities), who is unhappily married to the brutish King Constantine II (John Sainpolis). She takes a break from her duties to vacation in Switzerland, where she meets Englishman Paul Verdayne (Conrad Nagel). They become passionately infatuated with each other and wind up making love over a period of three weeks -- on a tiger skin, a bed of roses and where ever else they can manage. The Queen heads for Venice and Verdayne follows, but the King's emissaries try to do away with him. The Queen heads home without ever revealing her identity while Verdayne returns to England to perform "good deeds." Three years later, the Queen sends for him and he comes to Sardalia. The King discovers Paul's presence and murders the Queen just after she sends Verdayne away. One of her loyal servants, in turn, kills the King. Verdayne returns just in time for the Queen to die in his arms. A couple of years later, his child by the Queen (Alan Crosland, Jr. -- it's an easy bet that this is the director's son) is crowned king of Sardalia.
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