The Merry Jail ★★★½

Very early German-language Lubitsch farce, focused on a woman catching her husband in a sensual trap after he skirts both her and the police to attend a wild party, is witty and charming in pretty much exactly the manner of his 1930s Hollywood films, with a bit more camera mugging -- there are lots of "asides" to the audience -- but overall subtle acting and astonishing technical chutzpah that calls to mind how much more advanced The Love Parade looks than other early talkies. It's all rather slight (and brief) but wears the years far better than you'd expect of a 1910s comedy of manners. Incidentally, the plot bears a rather inescapable resemblance to no less a major text on marriage and jealousy than Eyes Wide Shut.