A rather silly little comedy of very minor importance, regarding a spoiled rich girl, drunkenness, and mistaken identity. A few nice "touches", and a fine restoration by the Murnau Foundation. OK, if you like this sort of thing. "To Be or Not to Be" it ain't.
Early Lubitsch silent comedy well restored. A silly little soufflé concerning a spoilt rich girl who just must be married at once. What follows is a comedy about mistaken identities, bad behaviour and finally love. Slight but fun.
7/10: restored print + gorgeous, swingy soundtrack (avoid the Jolonque). Lubitsch never was sillier than here, delivering some of the most endearing visuals of 1910s cinema. Wonderful sets and sight gags near the beginning. Hilarious foxtrot scene in the middle. Deep-focus shots (Theod. Sparkuhl)! Good cast, esp. the younger three. And the nutty bandmaster doing rock'n'roll moves avant la lettre is... Curt Bois! [yt]
A silly little thing, and just the way I like my silent comedies. Visually very nice (especially in the park scene, where the drunken men fall on the benches one by one), and overall just adorable. A nice surprise from Lubitsch, who hasn't really impressed me before.
Plenty of madcap visual antics here and some good natured social commentary. An interesting early example of a film which captures a point of transition and tension where the old order of aristocracy is being replaced by the new money and consumerist values of industry. All done with zest and brio.