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She comes close to being seduced but escapes and learns the true value of her husband.
If you are a fan of silent movies, and of von Stroheim in particular, this is a must-have for any reason that you can think about - cinematic history at its best.
The astonishing handle of the camera and the facial expressions have in him an eloquent and perfect ambassador.
I wanted to see a Von Stroheim movie and then Amazon answered my wish. It's long but I could see why his work is both praised and damned.Published 11 months ago by Beverley Chong
Love the silents....and everything that Von Stroheim was involved in. Fun to see what was "scandalous" back in the 20's and doesn't even rise to "what tha'!" now. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ketch
Stroheim was a unique filmmaker and actor. The setting is Monte Carlo in 1921 with Stroheim, Gladys George and Mae Busch as frauds and blackmailers. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Elaine Bourne Kent
This is stereotype Von Stroheim, in real life he is not a "Von" a man from a titled family. He is a rogue, theft, but looks good in a military uniform. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mae Tinee
FOOLISH WIVES is a great old film. Stroheim had a keen eye for the bizarre and for details. This DVD has its flaws
but all in all quite acceptable.
Erich von Stroheim directs and plays Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin (Capt. 3rd Hussars Imper. Russian Army). Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Alberto M. Barral
My main interest in Erich von Stroheim's 1922 silent film classic "Foolish Wives" is in the use of lavish background sets and the glittering costumes which represent... Read morePublished on May 7, 2001 by Gelvin