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A Corner in Wheat


"A Corner in Wheat" is a 1909 American short silent film which tells of a greedy tycoon who tries to corner the world market on wheat, destroying the lives of the people who can no longer afford to buy bread. It was directed by D. W. Griffith and adapted by Griffith and Frank E. Woods from the novel The Pit by Frank Norris.

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Google previewAn Encyclopedic Dictionary of Women in Early American Films (2014)

1895-1930 by Denise Lowe

The Light That Came; TwoWomen andaMan; AMidnight Adventure;The Open Gate; The Mountaineer's Honor; Inthe Watches ofthe Night; In the Window Recess; Through the Breakers; A Corner in Wheat; In a Hempen Bag; To SaveHerSoul; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Early Cinema (2005)

by Richard Abel

Griffith's A Corner in Wheat (1909) and Gold is Not All (1910), dramatic contrast is produced by pairing scenes of exploiters and exploited, back to back. Here, an invisible storyteller seems to intervene, to hold back and give out parts of ...

Google previewDictionary of Film Makers (1972)

by Georges Sadoul, Peter Morris

Edgar Allan Poe, The Lonely Villa, A Corner in Wheat*, The Expiation (all 09), ...

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