Banks is a member of the Irish gentry, circa 1889, who falls in love with Annabella, a beautiful Spanish gypsy. In spite of pressure applied by Banks's uppercrust family and peers, the two are wed. Their marriage ends tragically when Banks dies after being thrown from a horse. Annabella
goes back to Spain where she is once more accepted into the gypsy fold. Three generations pass, and the woman (now played by Vanbrugh) returns to Ireland, bringing with her a horse she plans to enter in the famed Epsom Downs Derby. Also joining Vanbrugh is her granddaughter, played by Annabella in
a dual role. Annabella disguises herself as a boy, hoping to ride her grandmother's ho...