Chevalier is a washed-up film star whose movies are never watched on television and whom no one wants to hire. Connors wants to produce a flop to use as a tax write-off. He hires Chevalier to play Romeo and Mansfield, a small-time call girl, as his Juliet for a TV pilot he's sure will
fail. Chevalier approaches his new role seriously. He's got a lot of struggling to do, for the director (Tamiroff) is a sleazy dramatics coach who will just about assure Connors of his goal. Chevalier returns to the hotel he lives in, which is run by his ex-wife Parker, discovers the real reason
behind the film, and becomes enraged. He steals a print and enters it in the Venice Film F...