A Corner in Wheat
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"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.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- written by D. W. Griffith & Frank E. Woods
- based on "The Pit: A Story of Chicago" by Frank Norris
- cinematography by Billy Bitzer
- edited by James E. Smith
- genres: Silent film, Indie film, Black-and-white, Social problem film, Drama
- released on (105 years ago)
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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; ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
Dictionary 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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