Greta Garbo is the "unlucky in love" heroine in this silent-screen adaptation of Michael Arlen's highly controversial novel The Green Hat. After losing the man of her dreams (John Gilbert) due to the meddling of his disapproving father, Diana Merrick (Garbo) reluctantly weds another admirer (John Mack Brown). These dubious marital beginnings become even more questionable when her new husband takes his own life. Immediately, all eyes turn to Diana, and her free-spirited lifestyle is deemed his unofficial cause of death. Socially chastised, Diana decides to live up to her reputation and ventures on a series of foreign affairs, amorously globe hopping with dignitaries from London to Cairo. This bittersweet tale of love really begins to unfold when Diana is at last reunited with her one true love -- only to learn of his recent engagement. Garbo's all-star supporting cast includes Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in an early screen appearance as Diana's alcoholic brother and Hobart Bosworth as the meddling father.