calebtboyd’s review published on Letterboxd:
Interesting moment at the beginning of the film where the music unexpectedly shifts from the background score to the diegesis. Although there is an audio cut between the opening title cards and the first shot, I think there is supposed to be an implied continuity with the background score. We see a large parlor room, with men playing pool. Initially, I heard the music as background score, but then the power goes out and the music stops, indicating that the music is actually in the diegesis (coming from a radio).
The premise is ridiculous. Get a woman on a settee, and surround her with nice aromas, moonlight, Shelley's poetry, and a violin melody, and she will instantly fall in love with you.