Charles Boyer takes us on a tour of the Louvre. He discusses its history, describes the rulers who acquired the great collection of art through the centuries, points out the changes which have been made in the structure of the building, and explains that French civilization can be surveyed through the history of the Louvre.
On the run through Europe from her wealthy, cruelly possessive husband, an American is thrown together by fate with a suave stranger, and soon the two are bound in a consuming, seemingly impossible affair that stretches across continents and brings them to the very edge of catastrophe.
The wife of a 19th century General sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts, which sets off a chain reaction of deceit that includes her husband, his mistress, and her lover.
A susceptible young woman marries a suave, romantic man never suspecting that he is a murderous scoundrel, obsessed with finding the jewels hidden in her London home. She becomes the helpless victim as slowly, insidiously, he drives her to the brink of insanity.
Henriette is the governess at the Paris home of the Duc de Praslin and his jealous wife. When governess and nobleman are drawn to each other, the Duchess erupts in fury and meets a bloody fate. Soon Henriette and the Duc face a world eager to believe the Duc murdered his wife and that the gentle Henriette was a willing accomplice.