Dietrich is a manipulating, austere Spanish vamp who makes it her business to destroy men on a wholesale basis without batting one of her famous eyelashes. Young Romero meets Dietrich and is immediately smitten with her exotic charms. Before seeing her again, Romero encounters Atwill, a
fellow military officer, and he confides his deep affection for Dietrich. Atwill reacts with alarm, telling his younger friend that this is the same woman who shattered his life. Atwill tells of his experiences with Dietrich, and the film goes into flashback, relating how he met the woman on a
train five years earlier, becoming utterly captivated by her. He slavishly follows her and...