Description: 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 a novel and a short story by Frank Norris, titled The Pit and A Deal in Wheat.
Director - D.W. Griffith
Writer - Frank Norris
Cast: Frank Powell - The wheat king, James Kirkwood - The poor farmer, Linda Arvidson - The poor farmer's wife, Henry B. Walthall - The wheat king's assistant, Grace Henderson - The wheat king's wife, W. Chrystie Miller - The poor farmer's father
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Clip #: SF-1A
Library: TFA Network
Filmmaker: D.W. Griffith
1900s, 1909, silent film, farm, wheat, farmer, sowing, horse-drawn plow, tycoon, wealthy, capitalism, greed, world market, brokers, cheering, toast, bakery, poverty, social issues, morality, class struggle, profit, injustice, rising prices, bread line, grain elevator, grain bin, falling into grain bin, suffocating
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