Typically lavish Hollywood biography that bears even less relation to the truth than usual for the genre. Power is Ferdinand de Lesseps, the son of nobility and an engineer. For a time he romances Young, but she is desired by French president--later emperor--Louis Napoleon (Ames). Power
goes off to Egypt, where his father is French consul. Power is enchanted with the country and one of the friends he makes is Annabella, the half-Egyptian, half-French daughter of a French soldier. She falls in love with him but he still loves Young. One day, while walking across the desert, Power
is struck with an idea, that of a canal connecting the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. He...