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Erich von Stroheim

Director, Actor

Blind Husbands / The Great GabboBlind Husbands / The Great Gabbo (1919-1929)
Dir. Erich von Stroheim, James Cruze
Feat. Erich von Stroheim, Gibson Gowland, Sam De Grasse
Two feature films on one disc featuring visionary Austrian–American silent filmmaker and actor Erich von Stroheim. Blind Husbands (directed…
Foolish WivesFoolish Wives (1922)
Dir. Erich von Stroheim
Feat. Erich von Stroheim
Sophisticated blend of realism and decadence elevates this early silent classic from the notorious Erich Von Stroheim. A con–man masquerading…
GreedGreed (1925) Recommended
Dir. Erich von Stroheim
Feat. ZaSu Pitts, Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt
One of the great silent masterpieces paints a savagely ironical portrait of a mismatched marriage in oldtime San Francisco, ruined through greed of…
Merry Widow, TheMerry Widow, The (1925)
Dir. Erich von Stroheim
Feat. Mae Murray, John Gilbert, Tully Marshall
Silent romantic comedy about a prince who falls in love with a dancer and commoner (Mae Murray) but after the marriage is forbidden she goes on to…
Queen KellyQueen Kelly (1929) Recommended
Dir. Erich von Stroheim
Feat. Gloria Swanson, Seena Owen, Walter Byron
Star/producer Gloria Swanson fired her director before this picture was even half completed, but this 'shortened' epic about a sex scandal in…
Grand IllusionGrand Illusion (La Grande Illusion) (1937) Recommended
Dir. Jean Renoir
Feat. Jean Gabin, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim
The heroics and hypocrasies of war are illustrated through an imprisoned French squadron in WW1 and their cultured German commandant. A hailed…
Five Graves to CairoFive Graves to Cairo (1943)
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim
Rousing early outing for Billy Wilder; a nimble, well–executed piece of WWII propaganda exaggerating the exploits of a British corporal officer…
Sunset BoulevardSunset Boulevard (1950) Aro Favourite
Dir. Billy Wilder
Feat. Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim
Faded screen vamp Gloria Swanson and screenwriter William Holden exploit each other mercilessly in this searing dissection of Hollywood decadence,…
Napoleon Napoleon (1955)
Dir. Sacha Guitry
Feat. Daniel Gelin, Raymond Pellegrin, Yves Montand
A somewhat farcical film that suffers from being dubbed into English, over–narration, and the attempt to give a complete account of Napoleon's…

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