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Blind Husbands (1919)




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Traveling with her husband in the Swiss Alps, a doctor's wife finds what she needs in the person of a charming, seductive military officer, who comes to final terms with her jealous mate atop a perilous mountain peak. Erich Von Stroheim's first directorial work is cinematically and dramatically impressive.

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Sam De Grasse
as Dr. Armstrong
Francelia Billington
as Mrs. Armstrong
Erich von Stroheim
as Lieutenant von Steuben
Fay Holderness
as The chambermaid
Jack Perrin
as The Newlywed
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Critic Reviews for Blind Husbands

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

This picture is sensational. It marks an epoch.

November 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a moral tale, as simplistic as it sounds, but what makes it distinctive is the use of design and the characters' personal mannerisms as fully functional elements of the director's overall moral purpose.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
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Mr. Stroheim, unlike many directors, grasps the fact that the screen is the place for moving pictures and that whatever is to be done on it with artistic finish, must be done pictorially.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

Minor when compared with the masterful Foolish Wives, this 1919 silent feature is nevertheless essential viewing, signaling the arrival of an authentic genius in American cinema.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Cynical, witty and erotic.

November 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's now noteworthy as a curio, but when first released it splashed von Stroheim's name onto the international spotlight as a brilliant filmmaker.

October 6, 2010 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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