An early and extremely goofy comedy effort in which Ernst Lubitsch both directs and stars.
The style of performance on the part of Lubitsch in particular feels especially out of date, although it could just be specific to the prevailing cultural norms at the time. Honestly, I had no idea he spent any time in front of the camera at all, so if nothing else that makes this a curiosity well worth checking out.
And speaking of the culture at the time, it's pretty impressive that this was produced in Germany *during* World War I. What was day-to-day life like for the German people that they were still presumably going to see films like this? I mean, farces about comically-over-emoting shoe salesmen? In this economy?