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This edition: Foolish Wives

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Episode Details

(1922/U.S., 144 min., b&w, drama, silent with the music track) Dir.: Erich von Stroheim. Cast: Erich von Stroheim, Maud George, Mae Busch, Cesare Gravina. A Russian émigré poses as a count in Monte Carlo in order to seduce and swindle rich women. When he sets his sights on the wife of the American ambassador complications ensue. Discussion guest: Richard Koszarski, Rutgers Univ.