Sc.: S.: Alessandro Varaldo. F.: Ubaldo Arata. Scgf.: Mario Gheduzzi. Int. Italia Almirante-Manzini (Maria), André Habay (Patrizio), Carlo Benetti (Marcello, il cugino), Vittorio Pieri (Lucidi, lo zio), Joaquim Carrasco (Carli). P.: Fert. 35mm. L.: 1573 m. D.: 86′ a 16 f/s. Bn.
A work worthy of great success, not so much for its exquisite, illustrious acting as for its magnificent setting and for the excellent results obtained from the mise-en-scène. In that regard, we can in fact add that Mario Almirante succeeded in giving Alessandro Varaldo’s work an austerity it would not otherwise have had without such skillful adaptation, especially when considering how the screen cruelly devours many staging effects, despite blind faith of the contrary held by numerous aspiring screenwriters (…). Excellent and without comparison was the interpretation by Italia Almirante, whose superiority certainly needs no emphasis (…). André Habay was, in our opinion, perhaps the least well cast, given the fact that his artistry is more suited to by-play roles than leads. This however does not mean he didn’t posses strong theatrical conviction and notable adaptability towards passionate acting.
M:T.F., in La rivista cinematografica, 25 February 1923