A Corner in Wheat (1909)

imdb rating6.6
On a whim, a greedy tycoon decides to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing grain producers into charity lines and others further into poverty. The film contrasts the differences between the lives of those who work to grow the wheat and the life of the man who dabbles in its sale for profit.

Director

D. W. Griffith

Cast

Frank Powell - The Wheat King
Grace Henderson - The Wheat King's Wife
James Kirkwood - Farmer
Linda Arvidson - Farmer's Wife
W. Chrystie Miller - Farmer's Father
Gladys Egan - Farmer's Little Daughter
Henry B. Walthall - Wheat King's Assistant
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