Release Date: 1928
Not Yet Rated|1 hr 55 min
Against the backdrop of Vienna's hidebound caste system, aristocrat and army officer Nicki (Erich von Stroheim) falls for lowly commoner Mitzi (Fay Wray), knowing that it cannot last. Acquiescing to pressure from his family, he ultimately gives her up to marry the more socially acceptable -- albeit crippled -- heiress Cecelia (ZaSu Pitts). Mitzi, for her part, is heartbroken and must resign herself to marrying a churlish butcher, Schani Eberle (Matthew Betz).
Director: Erich von Stroheim
Production Co: Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation