Silent fantasy drama co-written and directed by Fritz Lang. A young woman (Lil Dagover) is heartbroken after her fiancé (Walter Janssen) is suddenly taken from her. She confronts Death (Bernhard Goetzke) who offers her the chance to save his life. He tells her three tales of lovers and promises her she will be reunited with her beloved if she can first save just one of the lovers from the stories. After she agrees, Death tells her three exotic tales of ill-fated lovers, set in Persia, Venice and China. Will she be able to alter their destiny and, in turn, her own?