Jack Frazer arrives at his grandparents' home for Christmas. He has resigned himself to announcing his betrothal to the young lady his grandmother has picked out for him. The family has always entertained itself with amateur theatricals, but this year his grandmother has an unexpected treat for them--the presence as an honored guest of the famous actress, Isabella Gellée, Comtesse de Vacheron. The last time Jack saw her was nine years before when he had loved her passionately. But she had been a struggling actress then and his mistress--and she had abandoned him without a word of farewell.