7/10. Music: sweet, appropriate violin-piano score composed by Aljoscha Zimmermann (1944–2009), who used to accompany silents in the Filmmuseum München. As for Ernst, he isn't breaking the fourth wall here; he doesn't even acknowledge it exists! Amusing performances, not only from him, but also from the mother-in-law and the suitor (Julius Falkenstein)—more nuanced stuff than one might expect from this era! [yt]
Rare early Lubitsch in which he stars as a husband with a busybody mother-in-law. Best seen today for a good example of Lubitsch's early acting style, rubbery and full of big eyed facial expressions. Hard to find, but there is at least one extremely shoddy music-less foreign print floating around the internet.