Erich Von Stroheim: The Man You Love to Hate depicts the life and career of actor/director/enfant terrible Erich Von Stroheim, including interviews with his contemporaries such as Marcel Dalio, Samuel Marx, Paul Ivano, Denise Vernac and Stroheim's widow.
The very impressive array of film clips from more than a dozen of his films including: Blind Husbands, Greed, Foolish Wives and the Great Gabbo. The research on this documentary is impeccable, tracing Von Stroheim's birth and early life in Austria, his journey to the U.S. and his rise and fall as a great film director, during and after which he was hotly debated as genius or maniac.
CastEdward Binns, Paul Kohner, Marcel Dalio and Leonard Spigelgass.
Run Time: 70 Minutes