This enjoyable comedy of manners and politics features Colbert and Boyer as two members of the Russian monarchy who had fled to Paris after the Bolshevik revolution. Before leaving, Boyer had been entrusted by the Czar with a fortune, which comes to billions of dollars' worth of French
francs. The money now sits in a bank, for Boyer and Colbert do not want to spend a single centime. Instead, the former royal couple now live in utter poverty. To make ends meet, they swallow hard and take jobs as servants, working in the home of Cooper, an extremely wealthy man. Cooper and his
wife, Jeans, throw a fancy party, and among the invited guests is Rathbone, a high-ranking ...