(English intertitles) Release dateJanuary 10, 1916 WriterFrank Norris (novel), Barry ONeil (scenario), E. Magnus Ingleton (scenario)
Greed erich von stroheim 1924 excerpt 1 mcteague meets trina s family
McTeague (also known as Life's Whirlpool) is a 1916 American silent film drama directed by Barry O'Neil. The first motion picture adaptation of Frank Norris's 1899 novel McTeague, the film stars Holbrook Blinn and Fania Marinoff as McTeague and Trina. These roles were later played by Gibson Gowland and Zasu Pitts in Eric von Stroheim's 1924 adaptation of the novel, Greed. Blinn was already famous for playing brutal characters on the stage, as in Salvation Nell (1908).