Greed (1924)

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  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1924-12-04
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 164 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Erich von Stroheim
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A lottery win of $5,000 forever changes the lives of a miner turned dentist and his wife.

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  • Gibson Gowland

    as John McTeague
  • Zasu Pitts

    as Trina
  • Jean Hersholt

    as Marcus
  • Dale Fuller

    as Maria
  • Tempe Pigott

    as Mother McTeague
  • Sylvia Ashton

    as Mommer Sieppe
  • Chester Conklin

    as Popper Sieppe
  • Joan Standing

    as Selina
  • Jack Curtis

    as McTeague Sr. (uncredited)
  • James F. Fulton

    as Cribbens a Prospector (uncredited)
  • Florence Gibson

    as Hag (uncredited)
  • Cesare Gravina

    as Zwerkow a Junkman (uncredited)
  • Frank Hayes

    as Charles W. Grannis (uncredited)
  • Austen Jewell

    as August Sieppe (uncredited)
  • Tiny Jones

    as Mrs. Heise (uncredited)
  • Lillian Lawrence

    as Gossip (uncredited)
  • Hughie Mack

    as Mr. Heise (uncredited)
  • Jack McDonald

    as Placer County Sheriff (uncredited)
  • Fanny Midgley

    as Anastasia Baker (uncredited)
  • Lon Poff

    as Lottery Agent (uncredited)
  • S.S. Simon

    as Joe Frenna (uncredited)
  • Erich von Ritzau

    as Dr. Painless Potter (uncredited)
  • Erich von Stroheim

    as Balloon Vendor (uncredited)
  • James Wang

    as Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Production Irving Thalberg Producer
Camera Ernest B. Schoedsack Camera Operator
Camera William H. Daniels Director of Photography
Art Richard Day Art Direction
Writing Erich von Stroheim Screenplay
Directing Erich von Stroheim Director
Art Erich von Stroheim Production Design
Art Erich von Stroheim Art Direction
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Art Cedric Gibbons Set Decoration
Writing June Mathis Screenplay
Camera Ben F. Reynolds Director of Photography
Editing Joseph Farnham Editor
Crew Joseph Farnham Title Graphics
Writing Frank Norris Novel
Camera Paul Ivano Camera Operator
Sound William Axt Original Music Composer
Editing Frank E. Hull Editor
Directing Louis Germonprez Assistant Director
Production Harry Rapf Production Manager
Camera Warren Lynch Still Photographer
Production Louis B. Mayer Executive Producer
Crew James V. King Projection
Production J.J. Cohn Production Manager
Directing Edward Sowders Assistant Director
Sound Leo Kempinski Music