The story is a series of sketches humorously illustrating various bonds like the bond of friendship and of marriage and, most important, the Liberty Bond.
It is the only film Charlie Chaplin ever made to be filmed in front of a plain black set. There are just a few dimly lit props littered around the stage alongside the actors
The Bond is more than merely propaganda but shows that Chaplin was willing to experiment with his art, no matter what the circumstances were. Relieved of pressure to make the film a commercial success he was able to experiment with expressionism and abstract ideas which aren't prevalent in the rest of his work. The result is an interesting and visually arresting stop on his filmography that is unlike anything that precedes or follows it.