Titre original : The Purloined Letter
In 1880 France, wealthy Danielle is determined that her husband, Victor, becomes a success in politics. She pays 2 million francs to the elderly Premiere Marcord to name Victor the minister of justice and, in exchange, he writes her a note guaranteeing the job. The unscrupulous Marin, who presently holds that title, steals the letter and threatens to make it public and destroy Marcord. It is up to Danielle to find the letter and save the government.