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Foolish Wives

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Foolish Wives
Modern Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Erich von Stroheim
Release Date January 11, 1922
Language Silent
Studio Jewel Productions
Distributor Universal Film Manufacturing Company
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andrew J. Hughes Rudolph Christians
Helen Hughes Miss DuPont
Olga Petchnikoff Maude George
Vera Petchnikoff Mae Busch
Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin Erich von Stroheim

Foolish Wives is a 1922 silent movie directed by Erich von Stroheim. The actually impoverished Russian count Sergius Karamzin lives with his two cousins in a villa near Monte Carlo. The trio finances their lavish lifestyle with counterfeit money and fraud. Their next victim is supposed to be the wife of the US ambassador.

In 2008, Foolish Wives was added to the National Film Registry.

The following weapons were used in the film Foolish Wives:


Smith & Wesson Model M&P

A Smith & Wesson Model M&P is used by Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin (Erich von Stroheim) at his practice range.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 4" barrel - .38 Special
Sergius Karamzin holds the revolver fitted with a suppressor.
Front view of him firing the revolver.
After emptying out the empty casings, he checks the cylinder.
A slightly better view of the revolver.


Unknown Rifles

U.S. Marines on board the cruiser Salem are briefly seen with rifles which can only be seen from distance.

The Marines salute their rifles as Andrew J. Hughes disembarks.

Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88

Police forces of Monaco are armed with Dutch Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88 rifles and carbines.

Full-length Beaumont-Vitali M1871/88 rifle - 11.3x50R mm; for comparision
A police patrol on horses rides with their rifles over their backs.
The carbine is seen in the right background. The box magazine is visible.
A guard on the stairs presents his rifle to the U.S. ambassador.


Double Barreled Shotgun

During the pigeon shooting, Count Karamzin and other players use the same 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
The first player gets in postion with the shotgun.
Count Karamzin fires the shotgun the second time.

Naval Cannon

Naval cannon - 18th century

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