D.W. Griffith intrudes on the domain of Lubitsch and von Stroheim with this romance of Mitteleuropean nobility. The results are as inconsistent as the camera work but Lupe Valez waltzes off with the picture.
It’s not a bad movie so much as an incredibly generic one. Any pep is provided by Velez and Franklin Pagborn and, frankly, they couldn’t be dull if they tried. For Griffith completists only.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
The rich boy decides he really does want the poor girl. Whodathunkit?
Read my full-length review here and do stay for the comments! I had a “How VERY dare you?!” Griffith fan with well and truly twisted panties.
If it were a dessert it would be: Candle Salad. Retro and clueless.
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