Foolish Wives
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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1922
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2000
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Variety Staff

The sets, together with a thoroughly capable cast, are about all the picture has for all the heavy dough expended.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

A towering example of Erich von Stroheim's intimidating genius and astonishing egocentrism.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

A great, crazy masterpiece with Stroheim pulling double-duty as director and actor.

Fernando F. Croce

A masterwork of counterfeit characters

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Michael H. Price
Fort Worth Business Press

The original 'Eyes Wide Shut,' confronting the erotic obsession with frankness and confrontational humor.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film that made the monocle wearing von Stroheim famous as The Man You Love To Hate.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Foolish Wives is disillusionment Von Stroheim style.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
An okay con artist woman seducer type movie. And director von Stroheim plays the leading role too. The biggest problem is that it's way too long. That… More
Stella Dallas
the first million dollar film in hollywood history and every bit of it is up there on the screen. von stroheim insisted on real champagne and caviar and french… More
Panta Oz
This drama was a third feature silent film written and directed by Erich von Stroheim. Although uncredited, Irving Thalberg, aged 22, was in charge of… More