Philip Hyde, American attache, receives a visit from his friend, Omar Khan. Neva, Philip's wife, supports her dependent cousin, Joan, whose life is not a pleasant one. Neva is a brilliantly beautiful woman, disloyal to her husband, who tells Omar Khan that he does not like the attentions that David Harcourt is paying to his wife. When Neva leaves for a society event, little Joan clasps a photograph of Philip to her breast. Joan loves Philip. Joan finds in Neva's room a note from Harcourt. She has an idea. She shows the note from Harcourt to Omar Khan, and says that if Philip finds his wife is disloyal to him, he will kill Neva and Harcourt. She pleads with Omar Khan, and cries, "You are his friend. Can't you do something?" Meanwhile, in his official stronghold, Amir Pasha dreams of a white woman for his harem. Slowly a smile passes over his cruel and dissolute features as the big idea comes to him. He will have a white woman, the loveliest white woman that money can buy. He executes ...
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