Loosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald short story, The Last Time I Saw Paris is a star-studded soap opera, starring Elizabeth Taylor with Van Johnson as reporter Charles Wills, who while in Paris, meets and falls in love with the gorgeous Helen Ellsworth (Elizabeth Taylor). Charles and Helen are married and Charles supports his wife as a freelance reporter, devoting evenings to writing a novel. After numerous rejections, Charles is more than willing to give up writing and live off the revenue of a Texas oil well in which he’d invested. As he squanders his newfound riches, he loses his literary ambitions and, slowly but surely, the love and devotion of his wife. His self-destructive behavior is halted only by a devastating tragedy.