Mary Pickford stars in this Frances Marion-directed war picture about an Italian woman who falls in love with a shipwrecked American during WWI but everything is not as it seems.
While there is some lovely cinematography, the picture feels like a one- or two-reeler stretched out to feature length for no good reason. Further, Pickford’s character is written in a pretty unappealing manner (clearly not the intention) and any charm comes from Pickford’s performance. The film had no shortage of talent involved but it never quite clicks for me as entertainment.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.Mary’s suitor is a German spy and after he dies, some random lady tries to steal her baby… it’s kinda disjointed. But Mary finds love with her old suitor in the end.
If it were a dessert it would be: Maraschino Cherry and Chocolate Cookies. It may work for some but absolutely not for me.
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