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Foolish Wives

Actor/ writer/ director Erich Von Stroheim stars as a fraudulent count, living high on the hog in Monte Carlo. He supports himself by extorting huge sums of money from silly married ladies who are dumb enough to fall for his romantic charms. Von Stroheim's partners in crime, phony princesses Mae Busch and Maud George, live in a state of perpetual depravity with the count in a huge mansion. Their latest victim, played by an actress who insisted upon being billed as Miss DuPont, is the wife of an American financier. Von Stroheim's attempted seduction of this particular foolish wife is thwarted at every turn, and the count ultimately gets his comeuppance.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2013
UPC: 0738329116620
Original Release: 1922
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 2:23:00
Sales rank: 37,971

Special Features

Mastered in HD from an archival 35mm print of the 1972 AFI Arthur Lennig restoration; Original 1922 Sigmund Romberg score, performed by Rodney Sauer; The Man You Loved to Hate (1979, 90 min.) Patrick Montgomery's feature-legth documentary profile of Erich von Stroheim, written by Richard Koszarski, and newly remastered in HD from the original negative; Audio commentary by von Stroheim biographer Richard Koszarski; Audio interview clips of Valerie von Stroheim and Paul Kohner; New York Censor Board cuts; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Erich Von Stroheim Count Sergius Karamzin, Capt. of 3rd Hussars Imperial
Rudolph Christians Andrew J. Hughes
Miss Du Pont Mrs. Helen Hughes
Maude George Princess Olga Petschnikoff
Mae Busch Princess Vera Petschnikoff
Dale Fuller Maruschka, a Maid
Louis K. Webb Dr. Judd
Al Edmundsen Pavel Paulich, a Butler
Cesare Gravina Coesore Ventucci, a Counterfeiter
Malvina Polo Marietta, His Daughter
C.J. Allen Albert 1, Prince of Monaco
Edward Reinach Secretary of State of Monaco
Harrison Ford Actor
Mrs. Kent Hi Mrs. Kent's Wife
Robert Edeson Andrew J. Hughes

Technical Credits
Erich Von Stroheim Director,Screenwriter
William H. Daniels Cinematographer
Richard Day Art Director
Benjamin F. Reynolds Cinematographer
Arthur Ripley Editor
Sigmund Romberg Score Composer,Cinematographer
E.E. Sheeley Art Director

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