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    Greed (MGM, 1924). Swedish Poster (35" X 47.5").
    A fortune won in a lottery has a disastrous effect on the lives of three separate people - played by Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, and Jean Hersholt - who are dramatically changed by the sudden influx of cash. Based on the novel McTeague, by Frank Norris, this is one of director Erich von Stroheim's greatest films. As originally shot, the picture ran to 40 reels, or more than 10 hours of screen time, pared down to 20 reels after a confrontation with MGM's head of production, Irving Thalberg. After the intractable von Stroheim refused to further compromise his masterpiece, the studio took the picture away from him, and assigned June Mathis to get the film down to a more manageable 10 reels. It was this version that was eventually released to the public. Greed remains an intense and powerful film, even in its highly edited form. Offered here is a beautiful stone litho Swedish one sheet for this landmark production, with art by Eric Rohman. In remarkable condition, only our strict policy of not awarding a grade higher than Very Fine+ to any poster mounted on linen keeps us from giving this piece an even higher grade. A real stunner, this is one you'll be proud to own and display. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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