Blind Husbands

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Blind Husbands ★★★½ 1919

An Austrian officer is attracted to the pretty wife of a dull surgeon. Controversial in its day, this lurid, sumptuous melodrama instigated many stubborn Hollywood myths, including the stereotype of the brusque, jodhpur-clad Prussian officer. This was von Stroheim's first outing as director. 98m/B VHS, DVD . Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray; D: Erich von Stroheim.