Personal opinion: “Opium” is a fascinating film, not only for its exotic background, but also for the complicated plot. In addition to the triangle of love (that is quite common in the film industry), we have the unique opportunity of seeing Conrad in the role of a doctor – a role that fits him perfectly well, even more because he is only 25 here. It is a miracle that this film has survived over the time, and even if the copy is poor, we still have the chance to see a glimpse of the glorious times of the German silent cinema. There are several good scenes in “Opium” in which Conrad is involved, such as the scene where he is falling over the piano in despair after the separation from his lover (a married woman and the wife of his mentor). Another great scene is the one where Conrad is shown riding a horse, as his character is suffering a serious accident. And, of course, I am always impressed by the scene from the photo above, where Connie is convincing an adorable little girl (the daughter of his lover) to make her mother come and visit him to hospital. Even if Connie has a small role here (but never a minor one), he is just wonderful to look at, because he manages to convey through his expressiveness and gestures great emotions, that certainly had an impact on the public back in those times. “Opium” has also another major asset: the brilliant actor Werner Krauss, who re-teamed with Connie in other several good silent films.