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|Directed by||Barry O'Neil|
|Written by||Barry O'Neil (scenario)|
E. Magnus Ingleton (scenario)
|Based on||Frank Norris (novel)|
|Produced by||William A. Brady (as William A. Brady Picture Plays)|
|Distributed by||World Film Company|
|January 10, 1916|
Life's Whirlpool (also known as McTeague) 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 the Edward Sheldon play, Salvation Nell (1908).
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
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