Neglected by her workaholic husband Thomas, Irene Beck plans to elope with her secret admirer, the artist Walter Frank. When Thomas, a respected lawyer, manages to thwart this scheme, Irene takes her revenge by slipping away one evening to a debauched Berlin nightclub. Influenced by drugs and drink, she succumbs to the earthy charms of a young boxer. When this new life promises her so much, can she ever return to her old life of staid respectability?
Note. The ending of this film is partially lost and replaced with intertitles.