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Dolores de Lisa, an impulsive American girl living with her aunt in Spain, disguises herself in a holiday costume and slips away to a bullfight during Easter celebration. She is fascinated by the toreador Carrita, and an introduction is offered by Count de Morera, provided that she attend a party at his home that evening. There she captures the heart of Carrita by her interpretation of "La Danza del Toro," while her aunt receives word of the arrival of her father, brother, and fiancé from America. Her father finds her in the company of Parola, a cabaret entertainer, with whom he had previously been linked, and Parola attempts to blackmail him, telling Dolores that he is Carrita's father. Carrita, in an attempt to revenge his wrongs, tries to kill him, but Dolores receives the toreador's knife, though the wound does not prove fatal. Parola confesses her mendacity, and Dolores begs Ralph, her sweetheart, to help her overcome her fascination with the exotic.