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Actor/ writer/ director Erich Von Stroheim stars as a fraudulent count, living high on the hog in Monte Carlo. He supports himself by extorting huge sums of money from silly married ladies who are dumb enough to fall for his romantic charms. Von Stroheim's partners in crime, phony princesses Mae Busch and Maud George, live in a state of perpetual depravity with the count in a huge mansion. Their latest victim, played by an actress who insisted upon being billed as Miss DuPont, is the wife of an American financier. Von Stroheim's attempted seduction of this particular foolish wife is thwarted at every turn, and the count ultimately gets his comeuppance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 11, 1922


Erich Von Stroheim
as Count Sergius Karamzin, Capt. of 3rd Hussars Imperial
Rudolph Christians
as Andrew J. Hughes
Maude George
as Princess Olga Petschnikoff
Mae Busch
as Princess Vera Petschnikoff
Dale Fuller
as Maruschka, a Maid
Cesare Gravina
as Coesore Ventucci, a Counterfeiter
Malvina Polo
as Marietta, His Daughter
Edward Reinach
as Secretary of State of Monaco
Harrison Ford
Robert Edeson
as Andrew J. Hughes


Erich Von Stroheim
Erich Von Stroheim
William H. Daniels
Arthur Ripley
Richard Day
Art Director
Erich Von Stroheim
Intertitle Writer