A professor has a bit of an infatuation with his niece; the professor’s wife, a cosmopolitan lady of leisure, takes up with a flashy aviator, mainly, it seems, to torment a sculptor who loves her; turn up the heat, stir, and wait for the boil…
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Neither erotic, comical, nor amusing, I can only surmise that this relic has survived the test of time due to its (limited) prurient value. A sexy dance and an aeroplane scene are not sufficient to make this an interesting film. There are much better examples of Scandinavian silent cinema! For Instance: THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE, HAXAN, and others. This film is a bore, but the 2006 score added for the film is quite good.
It is really a boring Swedish drama comedy about a loveless marriage where love is luckily still found within the family as the man in the house have a love affair with his own niece in what almost feels like an "accepted incest story". A stage show with a sexy dancer halfway in the film is why this movie has become famous, but most of the film feel like an theater play.