July 17, 2015
Blind Husbands, 1919 [Kino edition, Donald Sosin score]. A womanizer tries to seduce a neglected wife.
Directed by Erich von Stroheim. Written by Stroheim, based on his book, with Lillian Ducey. Starring Sam De Grasse, Francelia Billington, & Stroheim, with Gibson Gowland, Fay Holderness, & Ruby Kendrick.
Cinematography: A movie filmed in the Alps should really be more spectacular than this. C
Special effects/design: B
Enjoyment: As far as melodrama goes, having your climax on a mountain peak is pretty good. But it's still just melodrama. C
Posted by Daniel at 10:25 AM