Disregarding its indulgences and its coarseness, it is a photo that holds the consideration, however one that is never particularly bothering concerning its cherishes, its tears, its interests or its severity. As a result of what they are called upon to do and not in light of the exhibitions of the players the characters are very little more human than a troupe of Robots.
As he did in a few of his different preparations, Mr. von Stroheim here utilizations pigs floundering in their sustenance as an image of the natures of maybe a couple of his kin. He likewise calls upon a person who has all the refinement of a Bill Sykes sort to enroll disdain by spitting. One is likewise faced with the possibility of scenes swinging from the humble group of swine to others of apple blooms down-pouring on a Prince, imitated by Mr. von Stroheim himself, and a pretty young lady.