"Her Bridal Night-Mare" it is another of Herr Al Christie's films produced by Mack Sennett. But this time it is a more elaborate film than their early ones, and even it is a funnier and more entertaining film in many moments (taking into account what could be considered funny or amusing for a German aristocrat.) Another special characteristic of this oeuvre is that the film stars Dame Colleen Moore, that fashionable flapper of the 20's. She's a better actress than many of the other ones, namely Dame Betty Compson, that starred in many of Al Christie's B early pictures.
Dame Ora Carew, an unknown and discreet actress who wrote only this story, wrote the film story. It is about the problems that our heroine, Mary (Colleen Moore) has in order to get married with her fiancée Jack ( Earle Rodney ). She has two suitors and the one left behind will try to obstruct the wedding at any cost. The film includes murder attempts, suicide attempts and theft attempts. So if those are the usual subjects or problems before matrimony, this German count is glad to continue being an esteemed bachelor.
As this aristocrat said before, this is a more elaborated Al Christie oeuvre, in the pacing, calculated and full of classic gags as well as in camera and visual tricks. Especially significant is the vertigo scene that our heroine suffers and the camera tracking of her street wandering.
And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must keep away from his fat and rich Teutonic heiresses' matrimony proposals.
Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/
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