Gabrielle, the manager of her own publishing house, is pursuing an autobiography by the prince of the Mediterranean kingdom of Castaldini. But Prince Durante keeps up a tight guard and she gets nowhere with her calls. with no other options, she ambushes him at a party and rouses his interest with a risky line: "I have one million dollars right here. Now will you give me an hour of your time?" Her proposal amuses the prince at first, but why is he filled with such contempt the next time he sees her??