The Northernmost tip of old Imperial Russia in the winter of 1919. The Great War has been over for three months, but no has remembered to tell those who remain in the town of Archangel.
Lt. John Boles passes through Archangel and meets a Russian nurse named Veronkha. Boles thinks Veronkha is Iris. Iris is dead. Boles is in love with Iris. Veronkha is married to Philbin. Philbin forgets he is married to Verhonka. Veronka thinks Boles is Philbin. Landlady Danchuk is married to Jannings. Danchuk falls in love with Boles. Boles falls in love with Danchuk. Boles loves Danchuk less than Veronkha. Boles loves Veronkha less than Iris. Confusing?????
It's a melodrama amidst flashbacks, dreams, amnesia and war. Enter Archangel.