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Anna Tripied, the beautiful but impoverished dressmaker of Luneville, one day meets a young officer, Claude Roland, of the neighboring garrison. They fall in love, but one day Roland misses their date and then never appears again. Terribly sad, Anna leaves Luneville and goes to Hollywood, where she changes her name to Irène Salvago and now in a blonde wig, becomes a big star. Despite stardom, Anna's pain remains. She goes to Paris for a vacation, and accidentally meets Roland, now a financier. He lives a wild, dissipated life, and, because his business is not going well, he has decided to marry a rich heiress. However, he becomes infatuated with "Irène" and pursues her assiduously, though she resists his advances. At a party, he gets very drunk, and Anna orders her chauffeur to take him to the steps of the church at Luneville. Here, he wakes up disoriented and then realizes it is the day of his marriage. He returns to Paris and continues his pursuit of "Irène," but one night, Anna, instead of "Irène," arrives. She gives him all her money to keep safe for her and tries to reawaken his love. The next day, "Irène" appears looking very seductive and tries to get Roland to buy her jewels with Anna's money. He realizes his folly in loving "Irène" and decides to kill her. Anna then reveals her true identity, and Roland is relieved to have found his first love.
The English-language title of this film was The Dressmaker of Luneville. In 1935, Harry Lachman, the director of this film, directed a remake, entitled Dressed to Thrill, for Fox Film Corp. That film was also photographed by Rudolph Maté.