Overlong but never boring third film from Von Stroheim. A trio of Russian shysters posing as nobility in Monte Carlo pick an American couple as their next cover/conquest with disastrous results. Von Stroheim's performance as Count Karamzin is quite affecting as is his visual sense as a filmmaker well captured here by dp(s) Daniels and Reynolds. An interesting curio.
Unexpectedly dull and a little too doltish at times.
Very entertaining, more than a bit silly. As always with von Stroheim, there's good lively grotesquerie and some real darkness poking through the decadent veneer. A fine performance from Ms. Dale Fuller presages von Stroheim's triumph with Zasu Pitts a few years later.
It's the acting in Stroheim's films which really impresses me. He captures these subtle and intimate gestures and exchanges between his characters. It totally dispels the erroneous idea that somehow silent film acting was over the top.
While the production value is great & the story is intriguing, the pacing of this movie ruined the experience for me. While I know it wasn't Stroheim's fault, it made the movie hard to watch.
lo que sobrevive es asombroso, la concepción de toda el filme en el eje del mal, es soberbia
A high point in silent film production. Magnificent production values, an intelligent, adult script.
I always recommend this as a good introduction silent cinema.
Thanks for change the image...
Yes, i add to my favorites but, take a look at the image: Femmine Folli???
(Rudolph Valentino, Alice Terry in Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)