A major operetta star who had appeared in the original London productions of The Merry Widow and The Dollar Princess and, in New York, Tonight's the Night, Emmy Wehlen parlayed her success into a middling screen career in the late 1910s. Usually cast as society girls who get their comeuppance in the final reel, Wehlen scored a major hit as Miss Robinson Crusoe (1917), yet another version of Barrie's The Admirable Chrichton. Unfortunately, she was also trapped in humdrum fare such as Sylvia on a Spree (1918), as a spoiled socialite out on a final night on the town before marriage, or The Shell Game (1918) in which she attempts to fleece a millionaire. With reviewers rarely in her corner, Wehlen returned to the legitimate stage in 1920.
~ Hans J. Wollstein, All Movie Guide