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In 1991 this silent film, released in 1924, was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry, having been deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Directed by Erich von Stroheim and starring Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, Jean Hersholt, Dale Fuller, Tempe Pigott, Sylvia Ashton, Chester Conklin, Joan Standing and Jack Curtis, Greed is an adaption of the 1899 novel by Frank Norris titled McTeague.
On completion, the film was nine and a half hours long. It was subsequently cut for general release to two hours and twenty minutes. It was “restored” by Turner Entertainment, the film’s current rights holder, by combining the existing footage with still photographs of the lost scenes, in accordance with an original continuity outline written by von Stroheim. The restored film runs almost four hours.
The rest of the film (29 parts in total) are available at Youtube.