In 1865, the cadets of a Russian Naval Academy ship have shore leave in Morocco. Among them is fictionalized future composer 'Nicky' Rimsky-Korsakov. In search of a piano, Nicky and the singing ship's doctor Klin meet a family of once wealthy Spanish colonists - and their daughter Cara, who secretly dances as "Scheherazade" in a cabaret. Romantic complications ensue, but Nicky seems less interested in Cara's favors than in inspirations for his future masterpieces.
Juggling was done by Duke Johnson.