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Title: Corner In Wheat

Date: 1909
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars /5
Colour: Black and White / Silent / Short
Director: D W Griffith
Producer: D W Griffith

Comment
A business man corners the market in wheat, forces up the price of bread causing hardship to the farmers and the poor town folk. The plot has a moralising tone not uncommon for D W Griffith with an obvious Biblical reference to the man storing up wealth in a barn. What makes this film notable is the cross cutting between the parallel stories between the rich and the poor.

Actors

Frank Powell
Grace Henderson
James KirkwoodJames Kirkwood
Linda ArvidsonLinda Arvidson
Gladys Egan
Henry WalthallHenry B Walthall

Oscars

None