McTeague is the son of a mine boss and an ambitious woman. After an apprenticeship to a quack, he opens a dental parlor in San Francisco where he treats patients despite his lack of credentials. He marries Trina Sieppe. She wins five thousand dollars in a lottery, but a rejected suitor of hers, Marcus Schouler, exposes McTeague's malpractice out of jealousy.
McTeague's dental practice is closed and his marriage begins to fall apart. He is brutal ...
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