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Herbert Hoover's aid program to alleviate the suffering after the World War, the American Relief Administration, also worked quickly and effectively on the Volga. Cameras accompanied the American organizers, one needed the inspection, in order to stimulate the donations. The affects are addressed unerringly, with corpses, starving children, bare fields. Then the grain sacks and aid convoys come into picture, the children shine. - Alexander Black
The focus is on the wonderful story of a disturbed wedding that a child plays with his toy. Starewicz's characteristic is to shoot amusing films suitable for children without great sentimentality. His daughter Nina plays the role of the child here, as in many other of his films.