Film, Video A corner in wheat

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Title
A corner in wheat
Summary
A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. Shows 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.
Contributor Names
Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948, direction, writing.
Woods, Frank E., writing.
Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera.
Powell, Frank E., 1877- cast.
Henderson, Grace, 1860-1944, cast.
Kirkwood, James, 1875-1963, cast.
Arvidson, Linda, 1884-1949, cast.
Miller, W. Christy, 1843-1922, cast.
Egan, Gladys, cast.
Walthall, Henry B. (Henry Brazeale), 1878-1936, cast.
Bruce, Kate, 1858-1946, cast.
Butler, William J., 1860-1927, cast.
Craig, Charles B., cast.
Dillon, Edward, 1880-1933, cast.
Evans, Frank (Actor) cast.
Haldeman, Edith, cast.
Harron, Robert, 1894-1920, cast.
Hart, Ruth, 1886-1952, cast.
Johnson, Arthur V., 1876-1916, cast.
MacPherson, Jeanie, 1887-1946, cast.
Mailes, Charles H. (Charles Hill), 1870-1937, cast.
Moore, Owen, 1886-1939, cast.
Nichols, George, 1864-1927, cast.
O'Sullivan, Tony, -1920, cast.
Quirk, Billy, 1873-1926, cast.
Robinson, Gertrude, 1891-1962, cast.
Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, cast.
Sweet, Blanche, cast.
West, Dorothy, 1891-1980, cast.
Norris, Frank, 1870-1902.
Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : Biograph, 1909.
Subject Headings
-  Wheat trade--United States
-  Speculation--United States--Drama
-  Wheat farmers--United States--Drama
Genre
Social problem films
Silent films
Short films
Fiction films
Notes
-  J135969 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: Biograph Co.; 15Dec1909; J135969.
-  Camera, G. W. Bitzer.
-  Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson, W. Chrystie Miller, Gladys Egan, Henry B. Walthall, Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, Charles Craig, Edward Dillon, Frank Evans, Edith Haldeman, Robert Harron, Ruth Hart, Arthur V. Johnson, Jeanie Macpherson, Charles Hill Mailes, Owen Moore, George Nichols, Anthony O'Sullivan, Billy Quirk, Gertrude Robinson, Mack Sennett, Blanche Sweet, Dorothy West.
-  Summary from the Internet movie database.
-  Biograph production no. 3646.
-  Based on the novel, The pit, by Frank Norris.
-  Paper print shelf number (LC 2331) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  Photographed Nov. 3-13, 1909 in Jamaica, Long Island, New York.
-  This film was selected for the National Film Registry.
-  Sources used: Niver's Early motion pictures; Internet movie database WWW site, viewed July 23, 2012; Moving picture world, v. 5, no. 25, p. 878-879 (Dec. 18, 1909); Biograph bulletins 1908-1912, p. 150.
-  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
Medium
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 11 min., 396 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 11 min., ca. 975 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 11 min., 396 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 11 min., ca. 1,075 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 11 min., ca. 400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
paper pos 3 rolls (ca. 1,000 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FLA 5311 (viewing print)
FEC 2711 (viewing print)
FRA 2233 (dupe neg pic)
FPE 8838 (dupe neg pic)
FRB 1359 (master pos pic)
Box 0917C, Box 0918A, Box 0919A (paper pos)
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/ntscrm.00047539
Library of Congress Control Number
2012600307
Online Format
image
video
Description
A greedy tycoon decides, on a whim, to corner the world market in wheat. This doubles the price of bread, forcing the grain's producers into charity lines and further into poverty. Shows 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.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2012600307
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Woods, Frank E., Writing, G. W Bitzer, Frank E Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson, W. Christy Miller, et al. A Corner in Wheat. United States: Biograph, 1909. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2012600307/.

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Woods, F. E., Bitzer, G. W., Powell, F. E., Henderson, G., Kirkwood, J., Arvidson, L. [...] Niver. (1909) A Corner in Wheat. United States: Biograph. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2012600307/.

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Woods, Frank E., Writing, et al. A Corner in Wheat. United States: Biograph, 1909. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2012600307/>.