Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Filmed in France, the German-language Das Konzert was based on the play of the same name by Hermann Bahr. The farcical plotline concerns a series of marital misunderstandings, all tied in with the arrival of a famous concertmaster. Olga Tschechowa, usually cast as a femme fatale, gives a sympathetic and understanding performance as a long-suffering wife. Oscar Karlweis also scores as a husband who nearly loses his spouse, only to win her back at the very last moment. According to reviewers in 1931, the subtleties in the original play were sacrificed in favor of bed-slat slapstick.