This is one of those movies I’d show someone who has a silent-movie phobia because The Oyster Princess is impressively ageless and engaging. If you like Wes Anderson movies, you’ll probably enjoy this one. The symmetrical framing, lavish sets, dysfunctional upper-class characters, and dry sense of humor are all so Anderson. You might laugh more than expected at this movie that’s over a century old. The sparse dialogue is clever, the mistaken-identity plot is humorous, and the story is tightly-written. On top of that, it’s only an hour long, so it doesn’t overstay its welcome. If you’ve never dived into this era of film, use The Oyster Princess as your starting point.
The Oyster Princess (1919) – Film Review