Musical drama following struggling songwriter Paul Verlaine (John Garrick) whose life takes a dark turn when he enters a troubled marriage. Despite receiving support and affection from friend Germaine Brissard (Merle Oberon), Paul falls for and marries actress Simone St Clair (Margot Grahame). Having been accused of murdering his wife's lover, he is sent to Devil's Island. After managing to successfully evade the island, Paul writes a musical about his ordeal. During this time, he also realises his true feelings for Germaine, but will she still feel the same way?