|Elissa Landi||Marya Kalish|
|Laurence Olivier||Julian Rolfe|
|Lionel Barrymore||Baron Igor Andreeff|
|Walter Byron||Count Nikolai|
|Arnold Korff||Grandfather Kalish|
|Edwin Maxwell||Police Agent Boligoff|
|Rita La Roy||Fania Rubinstein|
A young Russian Jew, Marya Kalish, attempts to travel to St. Petersburg to visit her dying father. But she is unable to travel without a yellow ticket, something a single woman needs to travel alone -- but something that also suggests a woman may be a prostitute. Once Marya is in the city, a British reporter is outraged by her plight and writes about it. The head of the secret police aims to imprison the reporter and take Marya for himself.