Max de Mirecourt, celebrated French
novelist, takes a vacation from his social-butterfly wife in
Tunisia, where he meets beautiful Alwina, a barefoot hill
shepherdess. To cure his writer's block, Max casts Alwina as
heroine in a real-life 'Pygmalion' story. She reacts to
civilized ways and emotions with charming simplicity.
Now Max, stung by reports of his wife's
affair with a dark-skinned maharajah, has the idea of launching
Alwina in Paris society as a princess. Will civilization spoil
her wild charms? Who will pair off with whom?