Foolish Wives | 1921
Erich von Stroheim ... Their Cousin - Count Sergius Karamzin - Capt. 3rd Hussars Imper. Russian Army
As notorious womanizer Count Karamzin, von Stroheim rents a magnificent villa in Monte Carlo with his two female "cousins." The decadent trio shares a lavish lifestyle available only to fabulously wealthy aristocrats. Beneath the veneer of respectability lurks an ugly secret - the trio are flat broke and finance their sumptuous existence through fleecing the upper-class wives that the count coldly seduces. But soon the count's attempted seduction of the American ambassador's beautiful wife is thwarted at every turn, and the count furiously pushes forward.