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Greed (1924) Foolish Wives (1922) Drama, Thriller (2 x DVD)

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Greed (1924) Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim.
Starring: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt.

When housewife Trina McTeague (ZaSu Pitts) wins the lottery, her comfortable life with her dentist husband, John (Gibson Gowland), is slowly destroyed, in part by her own increasing paranoia and in part by the machinations of a villainous friend, Marcus (Jean Hersholt). Director Erich von Stroheim shot the film, based on the Frank Norris novel "McTeague", on location in and around San Francisco, an extravagance unheard of in the 1920s. His original version, since lost, ran for nearly 10 hours.

Running Time:
4 hours
Written Narrative Throughout Film:

Foolish Wives (1922)
Drama, Thriller
Directed by: Erich von Stroheim.
Starring: Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George.

In this silent classic, Sergius Karamzin (Erich von Stroheim) is a con artist who pretends to be a count in order to charm and swindle naïve women for money. He lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco, with his cousins, "princesses" Olga (Maude George) and Vera (Mae Busch), who are in on his scams. When Karamzin meets American diplomat Andrew Hughes (Rudolph Christians), the count immediately takes aim at his wife, Helen (Miss DuPont). But Karamzin soon finds he has double-crossed too many women.

Contained in: Standard DVD Case.

Format: Either PAL or NTSC (depending on world location), Region 0 (Multi-Region/Worldwide).