Newspaper reporter Mark Ransom is convinced to be the reincarnation of Roman general Marcellus. Traveling to Italy he discovers the place where Marcellus died. Ransom is killed by the falling statue of his ancient rival.
A millionaire is going to be robbed of his money. His secretary stages a hustle involving a treasure map, a fountain of youth, a hidden island plus natives let in on the plot, special make-up effects and false diamonds.