Vintage: Greed (1924)

Vintage: Greed (1924)


Greed is a 1924 American silent film, written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague.

John McTeague is a miner working in Placer County, California. A traveling dentist calling himself Dr. “Painless” Potter visits the town, and McTeague’s mother begs Potter to take her son on as an apprentice. Potter agrees and McTeague eventually becomes a dentist, practicing on Polk Street in San Francisco.

Marcus Schouler brings Trina Sieppe, his cousin and intended fiancée, into McTeague’s office for dental work. Schouler and McTeague are friends and McTeague gladly agrees to examine her. As they wait for an opening, Trina buys a lottery ticket. McTeague becomes enamored with Trina and begs Schouler for permission to court Trina. After seeing McTeague’s conviction, Schouler agrees. Trina eventually agrees to marry McTeague and shortly afterwards her lottery ticket wins her $5,000.  Schouler bitterly claims that the money should have been his, causing a rift between McTeague and Schouler. After McTeague and Trina wed, they continue to live in their small apartment with Trina refusing to spend her $5,000…

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)

Greed (1924)


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