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Blind Husbands (1919)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 December 1919 (USA)
An Austrian officer sets out to seduce a neglected young wife.

Director:

Erich von Stroheim (as Erich Stroheim)

Writers:

Erich von Stroheim (book) (as Erich Stroheim), Erich von Stroheim (adaption) (as Erich Stroheim) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sam De Grasse ... The Husband, Dr. Robert Armstrong
Francelia Billington ... The Wife, Margaret Armstrong
Erich von Stroheim ... The Other Man, Lt. Erich von Steuben
Gibson Gowland ... The Mountain Guide, Sepp Innerkofler (as T.H. Gibson Gowland)
Fay Holderness Fay Holderness ... The 'Vamp' Waitress
Ruby Kendrick Ruby Kendrick ... A Village Blossom
Valerie Germonprez Valerie Germonprez ... Honeymooner
Jack Perrin ... Honeymooner
Richard Cummings Richard Cummings ... The Village Physician
Louis Fitzroy Louis Fitzroy ... The Village Priest
William De Vaull William De Vaull ... Man from 'Home'
Jack Mathis Jack Mathis ... Man from 'Home'
Percy Challenger Percy Challenger ... Man from 'Home'
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Storyline

An Austrian military officer and roue' attempts to seduce the wife of a surgeon. The two men confront each other in a test of abilities that ends surprisingly. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

Innovation in the presentation of motion pictures. The first time ever attempted in this manner. (Print Ad- Los Angeles Daily Times, ((Los Angeles, Calif.)) 22 December 1919)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

Country:

USA | Austria

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 December 1919 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pinnacle See more »

Filming Locations:

Südtirol, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,000,000, 1 December 1919
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (color toned)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The studio insisted on cutting the film instead of letting Erich von Stroheim do it as he was deemed to be too unstable after allegedly killing a dog during production. Von Stroheim would ensure they didn't do this to him on his next film The Devil's Passkey (1920) by barricading himself into the editing suite with a loaded Winchester. See more »

Goofs

In one shot, when the wife walks across her bedroom, a spotlight beam is visible on the ground following her. See more »

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Early Mountain Drama
5 January 2019 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Based on his novel 'The Pinnacle' by Erich Stroheim (as he was then billed), not a lot really happens during the preliminaries as third-billed Stroheim eyes up the heroine, who is presumably drawn to the attention he shows her rather than any charm or sexual magnetism he displays.

Fay Holderness as The 'Vamp' Waitress later played Mrs Oliver Hardy in 'Hog Wild' (1930); making her with Mae Busch the first Stroheim veteran to work with Laurel &Hardy.


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