Foolish Wives (1922)

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.

Directing:
  • Erich von Stroheim

Writing:
  • Erich von Stroheim

Stars:
Release Date: 1922-01-11
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  • Country: US
  • Language: No Language
  • Runtime: 117
  • Budget: $1,100,000
  • Revenue: $400,200
Mae Busch
Mae Busch
Princess Vera Petchnikoff
Dale Fuller
Dale Fuller
Maruschka, a Maid
Maude George
Maude George
Princess Olga Petchnikoff
Erich von Stroheim
Erich von Str...
Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin
Miss DuPont
Miss DuPont
Helen Hughes
Rudolph Christians
Rudolph Chris...
Andrew J. Hughes, U.S. Special-Envoy to Monaco
Cesare Gravina
Cesare Gravin...
Cesare Ventucci
Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Armless Soldier
Mary Philbin
Mary Philbin
Crippled Girl (uncredited)
Nigel De Brulier
Nigel De Brul...
Monk (uncredited)
Robert Edeson
Robert Edeson
Andrew J. Hughes
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