QUEEN KELLY (Erich von Stroheim, Richard Boleslawski, Edmund Goulding, Irving Thalberg, Sam Wood, 1929)

Erich von Stroheim’s last, partially lost film, Queen Kelly, begins in Ruritania, a recurrent fictional European country, where jaunty Prince Wolfram dumps Queen Regina V, to whom he is betrothed, for innocent orphan Kitty Kelly, and is tossed into prison as a result. Meanwhile, Kelly visits her dying aunt, who runs a brothel in colonial […]