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Foolish Wives(Movie, 1922)

2h 23min | Genre: Drama
Foolish WivesRating: 3.4/5 (with 2828 votes)
Foolish Wives is a 1922 American erotic silent drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures under their Super-Jewel banner and written and directed by Erich von Stroheim. The drama features von Stroheim, Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George, and others. When released in 1922, the film was the most expensive film made at that time, and billed by Universal Studios as the "first million-dollar movie" to come out of Hollywood. Originally, von Stroheim intended the film to run anywhere between 6 and 10 hours, and be shown over two evenings, but Universal executives opposed this idea. The studio bosses cut the film drastically before the release date. Foolish Wives, and the fulsome media coverage that added to its "sensational notoriety”, elevated von Stroheim into the ranks of preeminent directors of the early 1920s. His genuine talent was fully acknowledged among critics and the public, marking him as an heir to D. W. Griffith. In 2008, Foolish Wives was selected for preservation in th... ()
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Awards & Nominations for Foolish Wives

National Film Registry

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Monaco, Monte Carlo
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: No Language (XX)
Translated into 10 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 01/11/1922
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Närrische Frauen"
"Tolle Weiber"
Keywords: wig, court, monte carlo
Budget: 1,100,000 USD
Revenue: 400,200 USD (= 36%)

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:37181, Added: 03/10/2018, Last updated: 01/21/2022