N.p. N.p., Circa 1928. Vintage reference photograph from the 1928 film, struck circa 1950 from the original negative, showing actors Erich von Stroheim and Fay Wray. With a stamp specific to the film's French release on the verso, along with a few holograph ink annotations.
From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.
Stroheim's runaway production was halted after nine months of shooting by producer Pat Powers, having gone nearly $1 million over budget, with an edited running time of over four hours. After a disastrous preview, Paramount decided to release two films from the footage, as was Stroheim's original intent, with the second part, entitled "The Honeymoon," now lost.
The film follows Prince Nicki, an impoverished aristocrat, who is in love with the beautiful innkeeper's daughter Mitzi (Fay Wray), but is forced to marry Cecilia, the daughter of a wealthy factory owner (Zasu Pitts).
5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.
National Film Registy. Scorsese, A Personal Journey through American Movies.