Greed is a 1924 American silent drama film written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague. It stars Gibson Gowland as Dr. John McTeague, ZaSu Pitts as Trina Sieppe, his wife, 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 Schouler's girlfriend Trina.
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.
|author||Erich von Stroheim Joseph Farnham June Mathis|
|award||National Film Registry|
|director||Erich von Stroheim|
|editor||Erich von Stroheim Frank Hull Grant Whytock Joseph W. Farnham June Mathis Rex Ingram|
|keywords||apartment complex begin cattle rancher death valley fish force handcuff infect lottery ticket mexican woman mine obsess open polk street quartz san francisco bay travel|
|producer||Abe Lehr Erich von Stroheim Irving Thalberg|
|productionCompany||The Goldwyn Company–Metro-Goldwyn|
|recordedAt||California San Francisco|