Though many casual film fans are of the opinion that the Russian silent cinema began and ended with Montage and Propaganda, several charming romantic comedies and dramas emanated from the Soviet film industry of the 1920s. The Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom tells the tale of a young man who falls in love with the title character (Yulia Solnsteva). She becomes a famous film star, and herself falls in love--not with the hero, but with her cameraman. No one ever gets what he or she truly wants in the story, though they continue to pursue their lost dreams to the bitter end. Revelling in The Unexpected throughout, Cigarette Girl of Mosselprom is capped by an adroit surprise ending. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
If you like silent films and are willing to observe what goes on in the background of the film, you will love this movie. Seeing Moscow in the 20's was fun and the plot is so unlike what you think a Russian film would be. While it is definitely dated, the characters are fun and one got involved with the movie if you are sympathetic for silent movies.
I enjoyed this film far more than I expected. I did not think that there was any humor in Moscow, especially in the twenties. After watching the movie for a while, I got into it and just enjoyed the antics and caracters of this early, silent production.