|Lubitsch with Chaplin, Pickford, and Fairbanks|
The Oyster Princess (1919): If you haven't seen a silent movie (or don't like them, yet), The Oyster Princess would be a great place to start, particularly if you like Lubitsch's later movies. The movie makes fun of Americans, in general, and in particular the 'fad' of rich American heiresses marrying poor European royalty. Ossi Oswalda stars as the spoiled daughter of the Oyster king. Oswalda was known as the 'German Mary Pickford' for good reason and you see some of her charm and talent in this film. Also watch out for the hilarious 'Foxtrot epidemic' scene.
|Ossi inspects the 'prince'|
|My Sweet Little Pickpocket|
|Gotta Love that Hat|