Romance develops between a humble girl and a blue-blooded German heir. The two decide to wed. They hold a dinner party to celebrate their engagement. There, his stuffy parents are shocked and appalled by the girl's father. Naturally the wealthy family insures that the lovers break up.
About 35 minutes into the movie, the wealthy Von Wellingens are shocked when the father of their son's fiancee (W.C. Fields) begins his juggling act at the table, juggling 3 plates and then 3 dinner rolls at a formal dinner.