A film perhaps more suited to the classroom than the theater, even though I'm sure there are many inaccuracies. I did enjoy Arliss' Oscar-winning performance as the title role. He commands the screen every moment he speaks. In his time, he called himself the greatest living actor. Next to some of the people in this movie, I can where he got that idea. This film is filled with that hammy, still-working-out-talkie-dialogue style of acting. This film is very much a political drama, where the action takes in Paliment buildings and stuffy offices instead where the real danger is. It's very much like the first 3/4's of The Phantom Menace, to give you an idea of how dull it can get. Without some snappy dialigue and Ariliss' performance, this film may amounted to almost nothing, but i still wouldn't race out to see it.