His adversary is a young Parisian artist (the next Picasso), Victor.
Victor believes in love and he's going to marry his girlfriend Claudette as soon as he sells his first painting.
Cody is quite likable, suave and amusing, although a handsomer actor like Douglas Fairbanks would perhaps have been better.
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Helen Jerome Eddy who appears in a supporting role was to make a bigger impact with her religious activities and supposed kidnapping. He has a key-chain with about 50 keys to different women' apartments in Paris.
He selects one at random to see who he will sleep with at night.
The Baron seduces Claudette, seemingly to teach Victor a lesson.However, as might be predicted, he soon falls in love with Claudette himself.Lew Cody, who was married to Mabel Normand for three and 1/2 years (1926-1930) plays the Baron.Cody was 48 at the time and soon died two years later at 50.He looks older, which makes the Baron seem more lecherous as he searches for young women to hook up with.What saves him is that he is quite generous with the women he hires to have affairs with. At one point, when a woman wants to break up with him, he opens a book and notes that he has given her 460 thousand francs worth of jewelry. He rejects the offer and says that he expected to give her 1/2 million, so he gives her 40 thousand more francs as a going away gift.