Out of the misty veil of Russian folklore comes the classic tale of palaces and promises. While Pride and Vanity crave silks and jewels, their sister Beauty desires nothing but a single red rose. Their father finds his ships wrecked and the cargo gone. He finds a magical palace, and there a rose, which he picks. In payment for the rose, he must send his daughter to a beastly prince. The beast learns to live outside himself and discover courage, companionship, trust, and love in the heart of the merchant's daughter.