"I worship you, Uncle Peter, and that's why I'm throwing myself into the river." This movie is classic comedy gold. It also proves without a doubt that Asta Nielsen is one of the biggest and brightest stars in cinema history.
The most pedo silent film I've ever seen - an uncle falls in love w his 17 y/o niece whom he genuinely believes to be 12, and this constitutes a happy ending?? BUT Asta is so funny and vibrant and spot-on in her comedic performance as a contrarian, smoking, boozing, gambling, dramatic teenager that I can't help but freaking love this movie.