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1922, 142 min, USA, Dir: Erich Von Stroheim

Billed by Universal as the "first million-dollar movie," Erich Von Stroheim's monumental FOOLISH WIVES was the most expensive film to have been made at the time, and one of the most controversial. Von Stroheim, billed as "The Man You Love to Hate," stars as the impostor who calls himself “Count Karamzin” in order to seduce and exploit aristocratic women. Selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2008.

1933, Universal, 58 min, USA, Dir: Francis Martin

W.C. Fields and Alison Skipworth are perfectly paired as con-artists who come to the aid of their niece when a crooked lawyer tries to steal her inheritance. Whether trying to fix a ferry race or attempting to mix paint, Fields is in hilarious form in this underrated gem, which introduced the Great Man to pint-sized nemesis Baby LeRoy.

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