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Foolish wives / Universal Pictures ; presented & produced by Carl Laemmle ; written & directed by Erich Von Stroheim. The Man you loved to hate / produced and directed by Patrick Montgomery ; written by Richard Koszarski.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (221 min.) : sound, black and white & color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Deluxe collector's ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Kino on Video, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Two films in one disc.
Originally released as motion pictures, first film released in 1922 (143 min.) and the second film released in 1979 (78 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
1st film: Directors of photography, Ben Reynolds, William Daniels; art directors, Elmer Sheely, Richard Day; editor, Arthur Ripley; music, Steve Sterner. Reconstruction edited by Arthur Lennig; produced for video by David Shepard.
2nd film: Editor, William Loeffler ; music by Herbert Deutsch.
Participant or Performer Note:
1st film: Erich Von Stroheim, Mae Busch, Rudolph Christians, Maud George.
2nd film: Narrated by Edward Binns.
Summary, etc.:
1st film: A rich woman and an adventurer posing as a nobleman meet & have an affair in the South of France.
2nd film: Gives an exciting look at the bizarre career of Erich Von Stroheim. Director Patrick Montgomery gives life to the legend and excerpts for Blind Husbands, Foolish Wives and many others give a better understanding to von Stroheim's career. In addition, the program gives a detailed study of a creative genius whose perverse aberrations regarding women, art, and finances made him a Hollywood outcast.
System Details Note:
DVD; area code 1.
Subject: Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957.
Digital recordings.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors > United States > Biography.
Motion pictures, German.
Genre: Romantic plays.
Silent films.
Feature films.

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