Lizzie Eustace is served with a subpoena summoning her to present herself in London and surrender her 50,000 pound diamond necklace before the court adjudicates ownership. She will be defended by her cousin, barrister Frank Greystock and accompanied in her journey by fortune hunters and hangers-on, Mrs. Carbuncle, Lord George, and Reverend Emilius. At the insistence of Mrs. Carbuncle they make it a two day trip with a night at Carlisle, and during the night, a thief breaks into her room and steals the case of diamonds. Lizzie confides to Lord George that she has lied to the police as the jewels were not in the case, but under her pillow. She conceals them in a roll-top desk, but finds on her return to Mrs. Carbuncle's house that the desk has been broken into and the diamonds really gone. Lizzie cannot tell the truth under threat of a charge of perjury. Now that her engagement to Lord Fawn is at an end, she vainly tries to seduce Greystock and George into becoming her male protector, ... Written by
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[Condescendingly to Fawn
You may be deficient in charm, Frederick, but it is wonderful what sheer persistence will do.
The Blue Danube Waltz
Music by Johann Strauss
(as Johann Strauss)
Lyrics Joseph Weyl
Hummed by Lizzie Eustace See more