The Wedding March [The Honeymoon]

N.p. N.p., Circa 1928. Reference photograph from the 1928 silent film, struck circa 1950s, showing director and actor Erich von Stroheim in a tender moment with Fay Wray. Holograph ink and pencil annotations to the verso noting the film's title and the names of the photograph subjects.

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 a beautiful but poor innkeeper's daughter, but is forced to marry the daughter of a wealthy factory owner.

5 x 7 inches. Near Fine.

National Film Registy. Scorsese, A Personal Journey through American Movies.


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