Paris, 1795. Scaramouche, the ladies great seducer, was unknowingly involved in plotting against Napoleon and obliged to enlist in the army grudgingly. In Lombardy, a series of adventures led him to fall in with pretty Josephine de Beauharnais, on her way back to her imperial husband. She made no resistance to his charm and fell into his arms. Once again compelled to flee, he managed to get rid of his pursuers and finally fought his last enemy to victory in a dazzling duel.