Wealthy French farmer Lucien D'Artois ( Adolphe Menjou ), is fond of raising horses and married to Germaine ( Virginia Valli ), according to the terms of a marriage contract. When she finds his rustic interests unbearable, she leaves him. Determined to become a polished Parisian, Lucien goes to the city and diligently studies fencing and dancing but is unable to gain her favor. He embarks on a life of frivolity and free spending and to demonstrate his powers with women deliberately steals Fox Trot ( Louise Brooks ), a nightclub girl, from Lazarre ( Noah Beery ). Eventually Lucien's fortune is drained, his entire possessions are seized, with the exception of a suit of evening clothes. Living by his wits, Lucien imagines himself still a popular and wealthy count, and returning to his bare flat, to his surprise, Germaine has returned to him.
A smart swift comedy of a husband who boasted he could take any woman away from any man. (Print Ad- The Evening Sun,((Vancouver, B.C.)) 3 June 1927)