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Greed (Les rapaces)Based on the turn-of-the-century novel McTeague by Frank Norris, Greed takes place primarily in the San Francisco of the early 1900's. McTeague (Gibson Gowland), a brutish, earthy man comes to practice dentistry in the lower-middle-class Polk Street district. There he meets and befriends Marcus Schouler (Jean Hersholt).Keywords:
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Critic Reviews of "Greed (Les rapaces)"VarietyFebruary 23, 2012
The picture brings to light three great character performances by Gibson Gowland as McTeague, Jean Hersholt as the chum, and ZaSu Pitts as the wife.Village VoiceJune 17, 2008
Von Stroheim's rep, after a long dormancy, has been on the rise, and this is the best evidence of his work you'll get until someone finds those lost five hours in some Ukrainian subcellar.New York TimesMarch 25, 2006
Mr. von Stroheim has not missed a vulgar point, but on the other hand his direction of the effort is cunningly dramatic.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Even now its relentlessly cynical portrait of physical and moral squalor retains the ability to shock, while the Von's obsessive attention to realist detail is never prosaic.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 06, 2002
Erich von Stroheim's Greed (1925), like the Venus de Milo, is acclaimed as a classic despite missing several parts deemed essential by its creator.Village VoiceJanuary 01, 2000
Von Stroheim's rep, after a long dormancy, has been on the rise, and this is the best evidence of his work you'll get until someone finds those lost five hours in some Ukrainian subcellar.The SpectatorMay 08, 2018
On behalf of the minority of film-goers who will, however even they may be shocked by [Erich von Stroheim's] fierce realism, perceive that he has made here a masterpiece in quite a new manner, one feels inclined to thank him.Electric SheepSeptember 03, 2015
A fascinating, exhilarating, immensely satisfying experience.ColeSmithey.comDecember 12, 2006
Even in its severely edited form Von Stroheim's masterpiece is just that; a masterpiece.Boulder WeeklySeptember 03, 2004
Von Stroheim's butchered masterpieceNitrate OnlineJune 09, 2004
Von Stroheim's groundbreaking film is still intriguing.Radio TimesMay 28, 2003
[Stroheim's] obsession with realistic detail reached its zenith during the final sequences in Death Valley, where the actors suffered hugely for the director's art.
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