Curiosity silent melodrama comedy for collectors of Hitchcock films only. It is a beautifully filmed production but the romantic story where a farmer tries to find a suitable partner is predictable and boringly written which makes this a hard film to sit through in one sitting. The outcome is also predictable from the first second. Hitchcock tries to spice things up with comedy but it is hard to care to be honest.
Very disappointing for the guy who was trying to buy a suspense movie, but for the guy who hunted it down so they could watch every last Hitchcock they could get their hands on, they'll gain another movie, the story is pretty straight-forward to the point of childishness, it's best factor being Hitchcock's naughty sense of humor.
This comedy has its charm in the portrayal of English country life, beautifully photographed mostly by Hitch himself (so he claims in the Truffaut interview). The mise-en-scene is understated compared to his other silents, but at the same time it lacks the sense of adventure.