Peter Labuza’s review published on Letterboxd :
From rags to Russian!
"Don't play with fire, kid!"
Swanson is often remembered for her great dramas like Queen Kelly in the silent era, but who knew she was a fantastic silent comic? Her mannerisms remind me of Stanwyck at her Lady Eve, Ball of Fire height, with her perfect sassy eye rolls and asides to herself; a little less spice than Clara Bow but with an extra dimension of sweetness. Opening with a pitch perfect NYC subway scene (oh how little things have changed), this is sort of a pretty basic plot of a naïve girl getting in with the wrong crowd. But scene for scene it’s really, really funny, especially the stuff with Swanson acting like a Russian princess (bonus points for the best interetitle joke I can ever recall). Ending has a harmony to it that is also quite touching, especially given Swanson’s ability to bat those eyelashes.