"Count" Karanzim, a Don Juan is with his cousins in Monte Carlo, living from faked money and the money he gets from rich ladies, who are attracted by his charmes and his title or his militaristic and aristocratic behaviour. He tries to have success with Mrs Hughes, the wife of the new US ambassador.Written by
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In the intertitles, there is a mistake in French. Faites vos joux should be Faites vos jeux. The word is misspelled. See more »
When Marushka is pleading with the Count to marry her, at the start of the scene he has a black, mourning armband on his upper left arm. When a different perspective is shown, the armband is gone. A few seconds later, the armband is back, where it stays for the rest of the scene. See more »
Erich von Stroheim does do a great job as a creep, who cons young, naïve women into getting his hands on their money and the last 30 minutes of this film is pretty good, but that really is all this film has. This is considered von Stroheim's greatest film. It's supposed to be a true classic. I was too turned off by the disjointed editing and piecing together of the story. There were a lot of technical issues that could have easily been fixed, even for 1922. I was disappointed and I have seen some amazing silent movies before this.
6.7 (C- MyGrade) = 7 IMDB
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