A house built of cards always falls. Erich von Stroheim directed and stars in "Foolish Wives" (1922), his silent classic. 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 thecount 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. Will he succeed in his dastardly plot? Watch closely as this first movie that cost $1 million to make unfolds to the bitter end.