Pola Negri is a chambermaid behind enemy lines during the First World War. She uses her position to aid a dashing Austrian officer in his efforts to thwart the dastardly Russians. Very strange reversal of the propaganda tropes established during the war, this movie is really done in by blandly written characters. However, Negri manages a few spectacular scenes. Could we expect any less of her?
(PS, the script for this film is said to be… cursed. As in making a movie based on it will bring about certain unpleasant accidents and/or deaths.)
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
The dashing officer thwarts those Russians, escapes with Negri’s help and then returns in triumph to ask for her hand in marriage. Everyone seems to forget that Austria-Hungary was on the losing side of the Great War.
If it were a dessert it would be: Ginger Rice Pudding. Mostly bland but there is an occasional kick to keep things interesting.
Availability: Released on DVD.