Efectivo melodrama que posee momentos deslumbrantes. Está el plano de una infidelidad descubierta, la secuencia a contraluz de un duelo, el momento en que un amigo duda si ultimar o no al traidor. Dos amigos de sangre y una mujer recrean un triángulo amoroso en donde el egoísmo toma presencia. Un final típico de justicia poética.
Avoid Pastor's mistake: that female twins are the same person. Comparing Felicitas to Hertha, the difference is clear when Hertha dances with a kid instead of Leo. Hertha lets go immediate desires while tolerating those for which she cares less. Hertha accepts being unfulfilled, starting at a young age. Devil's possession of Felicitas is evidenced in the opposite. Acts of sacrifice reveal the opposing 'Angel/Spirit.'
Glorious MGM product, the height of silent melodrama, with Garbo at her most beautiful as a hussy who, for some reason, has men constantly fighting gun duels over her. She gets her due, eventually, but it's a hoot watching her get there. Studio stalwart Clarence Brown and master women's cameraman William Daniels add class to the hothouse proceedings.