Directed by: Erich Von Stroheim
Written by: Erich Von Stroheim & June Mathis
Based on the novel by: Frank Norris
Genre: Drama, Mystery & suspense
Runtime: 140 Minutes (Extended/Restored version 239 Minutes)
Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold…the very thing that can destroy a soul, overtake a person’s life and alter their personality. It is the very thing that can bring happiness into a person’s life with treasures and good living, but can also destroy someone with greed. Showing exactly what money can do to a person in a very surreal but semi-truthful way, Greed is the biggest silent film story there is spanning four hours (for this version at least), but four great hours they are. With the original being cut tremendously, this version is a recreation of how director Erich Von Stroheim wanted it to be. It is a compelling drama that has great truth, character and excitement all over in it’s four hours, and in those hours a lot happens.