This is one of the most enthralling movies I have ever seen!
This is no ordinary love story, and perhaps the beautiful music and the title score has much to do with it, but Dame Marie Tempest is simply superb as the Baroness, and the dashing Eric Portman cuts a fine figure as Mario de la Costa, who 'steals' a young girl on the eve of her eighteenth Birthday from the man she's going to marry. Portman has a way of making the young beau feel quite inadequate - indeed, his presence is only noticed - even by the audience, when Portman is not there.
This movie also features the wonderful Pianist Ignance Jan Paderewski who is perfectly charming. There's also a very enchanting Minuet danced by two very young children as he plays, that is rather quaint.
This has to be one of the most dramatic and beautiful movies ever made based on love and betrayal that is highly charged emotionally.