Merle Oberon, a spectacularly beautiful half-caste, rose from the slums of Calcutta hoping to the heights of Hollywood stardom in the 1930's. Wrongly accused of murder, she fled Calcutta hoping to start over in London. There she worked as a stripper until a club owner and photographer, Lucien (Gary Cady), turned her into a famous model. Now, Queenie is to star in a film which is to film in Calcutta. She's terrified to return there, but her powerful producer vanquishes her old enemies and clears her name. Grateful, she marries him even though it is Lucien whom she loves. When the producer dies the day of the films premier, she and Lucien are reunited. It is only then that Queenie proudly reveals the truth about her mixed heritage.