Chris Dashiellde eFilmCritic
At the height of his success (after making The Kid and The Pilgrim), the most famous entertainer in the world wanted to direct a different kind of picture. He left First National and helped form United Artists. The first film he made for the new company was this off-beat portrait of a Paris courtesan, part romantic tragedy, part comedy of manners. It is only one of two Chaplin films in which he does not star.