Directed by Erich von Stroheim. With von Stroheim. Erich von Stroheim’s auspicious directorial debut is an opulent, sophisticated tale set in the Austro-Italian Alps, where a lustful army lieutenant sets his sights on a neglected American wife who’s on vacation with her doctor husband. Recorded music score by Donald Sosin. (USA, 1919, b&w, DVD, 93 min.)
Admission $10, CMA members $7.