The film can be described as an essay on the virtues of living a life in unison and conformity with nature. Divided into six parts, the film sets out with a portrait of modern German society as a hedonistic sty, before moving on to investigations of the various ways of leading an idyllic, healthy life.
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The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.
Charley is plagued with failure and with his brother-in-law, who's allergic to labor. When he decides to take the family on a camping trip, his wife learns about a contest sponsored by a pen company, with the first prize being an ocean trip.
A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin.