The Wedding March
The Wedding March (1928)

Auteur director von Stroheim stars as decadent, yet likeable, Austro-Hungarian Prince Nikki who forsakes crippled bride-to-be Zasu Pitts for peasant maiden Fay Wray. With scenes in Technicolor, this artful film was intended as the first of… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1928
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

As this extravagant, wickedly ironic 1928 melodrama shows, Erich von Stroheim was not only a supreme (if typecast) actor but one of the greatest silent-era directors.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It is the love scenes, played beneath shimmering apple blossoms in lyrical soft focus, that stick in the memory, ironically turning what is now the film's ending into one of the director's most bitterly pessimistic scenes.

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Some beautiful cinematography distracts from the dramatic inadequacies, but it's not the best product of its time.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

One of the most eccentric and fascinating vanity projects in the history of film.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Even minor Stroheim is considerably better than most other filmmakers' major work.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

Because of what they are called upon to do and not because of the performances of the players the characters are not much more human than a troupe of Robots.

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TV Guide

An astonishing portrait of decadent Imperial Austria that's one of the greatest of all silent films, even in its butchered extant version.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
another epic from the mad genius von stroheim, who seems to like to cast himself as a dashing ladies' man. this film comes in at under 2 hours, which… More