King Shahdov (Charlie Chaplin) comes to New York City with almost no money, due to a revolution in his country, his securities having been stolen by his own Prime Minister.
At a dinner party, some of which is televised live he reveals he's had some experience in the theater. He's approached to do TV commercials but doesn't like the idea. Later, he does make a few commercials in order to get some money. And meets the child from communist parents. Due to this he is suddenly a suspected as a communist himself