In his adaptation of the grisly French folk tale, the pioneer director, Georges Méliès, divides the story of Cinderella (1899)'s writer, Charles Perrault, into ten scenes, placing it amid a plethora of intricate and sophisticated sets. Having been already seven times a widower, the infamous aristocrat, Bluebeard, prepares for the nuptial ceremony, after buying himself a hesitant wife despite his dark reputation. Following a sumptuous wedding banquet, the wealthy nobleman gives his young wife the castle's grand tour--she is welcome to have the run of the manor, apart from that very specific room which is off limits. But with the key to the forbidden door in her hands, the temptation is insufferable. What could possibly lie within?