|  Book Tickets: 01/01/2009
  |  Watch Now: 30/05/2009
  |  105 min
Rated PG by the BBFC


Erich von Stroheim's adaptation was originally filmed as a 10-hour epic adaptation of Frank Norris' novel about man's corruption and avarice. But it was cut by Irving Thalberg to just over 2 hours. Here presented with a prologue and an orchestral score, 'Greed' tells the story of three WWI-era Californians whose friendship is destroyed after one of them wins a lottery jackpot. Von Stroheim insisted on a brutal location-shot realism for the film, capturing the seaminess of San Francisco.