In 1922, in the French Pyrenees, a posh evil matriarch called Vanity Fair is trying to marry off her young and innocent stepdaughter by any vile means necessary in order to inherit the 20 million pounds that her late aristocrat husband and the girl's father left to his daughter as long as the girl does not marry before coming of age. Since this will happened after the girl's upcoming birthday, Vanity in desperation even tries drugging the girl and arranging a forced wedding but her plan fails at the last second when the groom-to-be suddenly drops dead. Handsome British lord Richard Chandos, who's in France on vacation, finds the dead body and decides to investigate the matter himself. Can he outwit Vanity and save the girl from the cruel fate that Vanity plans for her?
Did You Know?
The name of lead villainess Vanity Fair is from a city in John Bunyan
's novel Pilgrim's Progress (1670s), and was later appropriated for the title of a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
in the 1840s as well as a 20th century fashion magazine. See more