the dance reveals the woman where a superficially kempt savage was seen until then. how wonderful this revelation not through introspection, but through body movement, not by learning the vocabulary of a new society, but by erupting into it in all your blooming difference!
This early Ernst Lubitsch oddity starring Pola Negri doesn't really have what would later become known as the "Lubitsch touch." An artist rescues a young woman from the clutches of an evil Egyptian sorcerer who has trapped her in a mummy's tomb for years, who pursues them relentlessly. Nothing remarkable, doesn't even really give Negri the chance to shine with her usual flair.
Don't be misled by the big-name cast. This is a shoddy drama that must have been written in fewer minutes than the endless hour it requires to be seen. Starts off interestingly in Egypt, but quickly becomes so unengaging one could hardly care less about the characters and their histrionics. The interior sets might be nice to look at, if a decent print were available. Saw it with a very amateurish piano score.