The key figure in this British-produced black comedy is an eccentric millionaire, Rudolf Van Tannen, whose only interest in life are his Dalmatian dogs. Following a bizarre dinner party in which he serves his guests bones and a group of women known as The Rainbow Girls arrives to entertain him, Rudolf suffers a heart attack. While in a coma, his relatives fret over who will receive his inheritance once he dies. Five years later, his nephew and girlfriend continue to live in squalor while Rudolf hangs on. Upon his passing, they receive the upsetting news about who inherits his fortune.