A period adventure set during the late 1700s. It is the story of a young aristocrat who retuns to Venice after a period of exile to find that his family have lost all their homes, belongings and land to a wicked German countess. In order to get his family fortune back, the aristocrat bets himself against the roll of the dice. He loses, and is thus enslaved to the German countess. He then escapes from her, only to be hotly pursued by her soldiers.