Considered a sure bet for stardom in the early days of talking pictures, dark-haired, debonair Alan Birmingham had made his show business debut with the famed Jessie Bonstelle stock company in Buffalo, NY. Broadway star Otis Skinner discovered him there and cast him in the revival of The Honor of the Family, a major success that led to starring roles in such Broadway productions as Sun-Up and appearances opposite leading ladies Eva LeGallienne and Lenore Ulric. Birmingham entered films while on a vacation to Hollywood in 1929 and played a dual role in Masquerade, a screen version of the old Broadway whodunit The Brass Bowl. The critics were less than kind, however, and his subsequent film appearances were minor.
~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide