Story: A man posing as a count seduces and blackmails rich women. The film's budget was $1.1 million, the most expensive up to that time.
Scenery: An elaborate full-size mock-up of a four-story Monte Carlo casino was built on Sea Lion Point at Point Lobos, where much of the action was filmed. Other scenes on 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach.
Also of local interest: The film employed 500 extras, including such famous names as Charles Crocker, Betty Folger, Howard & Rudolph Spreckles, George Newhall, M.H. DeYoung, and Samuel F.B Morse.