Dir. Eric von Stroheim (1929) Joseph Kennedy bankrolled this extravaganza for his then mistress Gloria Swanson. Stroheim was fired halfway through this last version of his favorite story (innocent American corrupted by leering Euro-trash) but the 1985 reconstruction has more than hints of greatness.
Wed., July 6, 3 p.m.; Fri., July 8, 3 p.m., 2011
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