Personal opinion: Assuming the risk of repeating myself, I must say that Conrad is the type of actor with class and great personality. No matter what roles he plays, he is always the best, even if his characters are so different from one another, and so challenging to us, his fans, his public. In this film, Connie plays the role of the Marquis who falls for a beautiful, aristocratic woman, and very unhappy in her marriage. This is the first sound film in which Connie appears with moustache, and somehow it is hard to recognize him. He looks dashing in the elegant military uniforms and the tuxedos that always fit him to perfection. But here we have not just a story about the high society placed in an exotic background like Constantinopole, but also a drama about the platonic love that needs sacrifice. Connie, our hero, commits the murder for the woman he loves and for whom he feels pity, at the same time, because Lady Falkland, played by the distinguished and fragile Trude von Molo, is a victim of a ruthless husband, who is never honest, nor respectful to her. Even if the pace of the film is quite slow, Connie gives a fine performance as the man who acts with diplomacy in a very difficult situation, “stealing the show” from everyone, as usual.