Ossi Gets Emancipated…Or Does She?

The film begins with a tomboy named Ossi. She smokes, she drinks, she plays poker, but the darn girl doesn’t even curtsy. Papa and her Governess decide to do something about it by bringing in a man to train her to be a woman. And train her he…attempts in a very I am going to break you woman way. Ossi decides that life has got to be better with a parasite between your legs so she buys a suit and goes out on the town. The comedy that ensues is obvious and you can predict the ending, but it’s a lot of fun. It also reminds us that the solution to women’s problems isn’t to become men, but to duke it out in boxing match like in Ernst Lubitsch’s other film The Oyster Princess.

This is good fun, so I have to recommend it.

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