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Title Greed / directed by Erich von Stroheim ; produced by Erich von Stroheim, Irving Thalberg ; screen adaptation by June Mathis and Erich von Stroheim, from the American classic McTeague by Frank Norris.

Published [Avondale, Arizona] :, [between 2010 and 2013]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodiscs (239 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Notes Originally released as a motion picture: U.S. : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1924.
Performers Zasu Pitts, Gibson Gowland, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Silvia Ashton.
Summary Greed is a 1924 American silent film written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 novel McTeague by naturalist writer Frank Norris. It stars Gibson Gowland as Dr. John McTeague, ZaSu Pitts as his wife Trina Sieppe and Jean Hersholt as McTeague's friend and eventual enemy Marcus Schouler. The film tells the story of McTeague, a San Francisco dentist, who marries his best friend Marcus' girlfriend Trina. Shortly after their engagement, Trina wins a lottery prize of $5,000. Marcus jealously informs authorities that McTeague had been practicing dentistry without a license and McTeague and Trina become impoverished. While living in squalor, McTeague becomes a violent alcoholic and Trina becomes greedily obsessed with her winnings, refusing to spend any of it despite how poor she and her husband become. Eventually McTeague murders Trina for the money and flees to Death Valley. Marcus catches up to him there for the film's final sequence.
Original Version Originally produced: USA : The Goldwyn Company ; Metro-Goldwyn, 1924.
System notes DVD-R ; NTSC.
Other author Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957, director, producer, screenwriter.
Pitts, ZaSu, 1898-1963, actor.
Gowland, Gibson, 1877-1951, actor.
Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. McTeague.
Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm), production company.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Subject Silent films.
Feature films.
Avarice -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Jealousy -- Drama.
Murder -- Drama.
Alcoholics -- Drama.