Charles Chaplin wrote and directed this sophisticated comedy-drama for his longtime leading lady, Edna Purviance, in 1923. Chaplin’s themes are emotional failure and moral blindness, effectively worked out through a tightly structured story of a girl who leaves her provincial hometown to become the mistress of a Parisian millionaire (Adolphe Menjou). Because the film was unavailable for decades, it has acquired a reputation that it doesn’t quite deserve. But it is a moving and entertaining work, executed with high finesse by a master cineast.