The film is stretching it a little even at 44 minutes, and a lot of what it has to say about the battle of the sexes is simplistic, and more than a little outdated. But then you have to factor in the joyous staging of the last reel, a commentary on how sexuality a) is fluid, and b) exists no matter what social code or outfit you paper over it. A happy harbinger of things to come for the director.
Entretenido filme fabulado sobre una mujer desencantándose con la rutina masculina. Importante por su valor coyuntural. Es interesante cómo Lubitsch aborda por partida doble un tema tabú: la liberación femenina y la homosexualidad.
Ernst Lubitsch + Ossi Oswalda make always a great combo ! Let us forget the not so believable script : it works mostly because it is full of energy and joyful transgression. Must have been a schocker at the time. Go and watch "Die Puppe" if you want to see more !
I'm going to assume the rest of the film was as much of a laugh as the first 13mins before my viewing froze (tech fault not Mubi's) and that all women would like to be a bit like this defiant one. The closest i've come is "dilly-dallying" in a lovely gown, i've tried but can't grow any armpit hairs. Nice to rely on a film for action more than words. It would've been my first silent movie.