Nicole Picot is working as a model in a Paris dress salon when she is picked by Stefan Orloff to help him convince a wealthy investor that he is well connected. She is to wear an expensive dress and dine with them because she has "class." The scheme works and both Stefan and Nicole become very wealthy over the course of a few years. Stefan is a "financier" while Nicole opens her own dress salon. But while Nicole's business is above board, Stefan's isn't, and eventually his web of deceit and fraud begins to unravel. Not always honest with her either, Stefan enlists Nicole's help one last time to avoid prison. Written by
Did You Know?
The large biplane that Nicole and Stefan fly from London to Geneva midway through the film is a Handley Page H.P.45, one of only four built, each of which had a unique name. The one in this film is "Horatius" as its registration, G-AAXD, can clearly be seen in the scenes of the aircraft taking off and landing. It was destroyed on November 7, 1939 as it was making an emergency landing on a golf course after returning from France on a transport mission.
Unfortunately there are no surviving examples of this plane as all four that were built had been destroyed by 1940. See more
When Stefan meets up with Nicole at the charity event, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible moving on the wall upper left in the frame. See more
I've discovered a very peculiar thing about money. It's valuable only if you spend it.
Version of Stavisky...
Music by Richard Wagner
Played before the wedding ceremony See more