Greed (1924) Director: Erich von Stroheim Greed is often included on lists of the greatest films of the silent era, and was directed by the eccentric Austrian-American director, Erich von Stroheim. It is based on the 1899 novel called "McTeague" by Frank Norris. Stroheim, upon emigrating to America, claimed he was royalty - a count … Continue reading Greed

The Sheik

8/27/16 The Sheik (1921) Director: George Melford The Sheik is an entertaining and exotic adventure film starring Rudy Valentino. It was his second great blockbuster, though it is popularly considered to be inferior to the sequel (one of the first Hollywood sequels) The Son of the Sheik (1926). The production company was the old Famous Players-Lasky and … Continue reading The Sheik