Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller, Western
The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.
Some reviewers have commented that the story's time period is either ambiguous or ca. 1900. This is not true. When McTeague receives his cease and desist order from the Board of Dental Examiners of California, the letter is dated February 10, 1922 (about the time of the filming). When the notice is received, the film's timeline is about 10 years old, + or - 2 years.
$750, oh how I saved and slaved for you. Nobody will ever have you.
After Marcus breaks McTeague's pipe and throws a knife at him, men pull McTeague's tie off as they hold him back. The tie is back in place a moment later as McTeague rushes out of the saloon.
Version 6, 10 reels (circa 3,000 meters), edited by Joseph Farnham acting on orders from Irving Thalberg, regardless of the "McTeague" novel or the script. This final version was released by MGM with a runtime of 2 h 15 m.