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A Corner in Wheat

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.

Release On: 13th - December - 1909

Vote Count: 56
Vote Average: 6.2/10

Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy

A smoker falls asleep, and two mischievious fairies play with his pipe. He discovers this, and imprisons them in a cigar box. He removes a flower from the box, which contains a fairy smoking a cigarette. Next, he leaves briefly while his smoking paraphenalia clears itself from the table and the flower reassembles itself into a cigar. He lights the cigar, then breaks a bottle containing the fairy, who interacts with him in various ways reeling from his cigar smoke, building a bonfire that he extinguishes, etc.

Release On: 10th - August - 1909

Vote Count: 31
Vote Average: 5.9/10

The Sealed Room

The Count sets out to make a private room for him and his Countess, built in such a way no one can see, hear, and most importantly, disturb them. But unbeknownst to the Count, his wife has set her eyes on the court minstrel. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's “The Cask of Amontillado” and Honoré de Balzac's “La Grande Breteche”.

Release On: 2nd - September - 1909

Vote Count: 18
Vote Average: 5.3/10

Le locataire diabolique

A man rents an apartment and furnishes it in remarkable fashion.

Release On: 1st - January - 1909

Vote Count: 38
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Those Awful Hats

A pair of young ladies cause trouble at the cinema with their lavish hats.

Release On: 25th - January - 1909

Vote Count: 29
Vote Average: 6.1/10

A Trap for Santa Claus

Even the great D.W. Griffith made holiday films back in the day. Of course, he put his own spin on the genre and made something quite unique. In A TRAP FOR SANTA, the children attempt to capture the man-in-the-red-suit but they catch something else entirely.

Release On: 20th - December - 1909

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 5.4/10

La possession de l'enfant

Melodrama about a rich father who gains custody of his child while the mother goes off in tears. Of course, the child is miserable even though he has everything in the world but after a weekend trip at his poor mother's house, the child realizes that money isn't everything and he has to convince the father that his money is evil.

Release On: 25th - July - 1909

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 5/10

Le printemps - Épisode 1: L'éveil des sources - L'éveil des nids

Nymphs and cupids dance in celebration of the arrival of Spring.

Release On: 20th - June - 1909

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.4/10

The Mended Lute

In an Indian tribe, a girl escapes from her father and suitor to be with the man she loves.

Release On: 5th - August - 1909

Vote Count: 13
Vote Average: 4.6/10

The Lonely Villa

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home.

Release On: 10th - June - 1909

Vote Count: 37
Vote Average: 6/10

What Drink Did

A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch, then gives in. After work, two friends take a little while to convince him to go for a refreshing malt beverage, then to have another and another....

Release On: 2nd - June - 1909

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 4.3/10

Edgar Allan Poe

As Poe's lover is slowly dying he struggles to make money to care for her.

Release On: 8th - February - 1909

Vote Count: 16
Vote Average: 5.6/10

Lines of White on a Sullen Sea

Soon after their engagement, Bill goes to sea, and Emily vows to stay true until his return. Unknown to her, Bill marries another woman from a different port. Emily waits faithfully for six years, finally becoming dangerously ill. When Bill suddenly appears in town with his family, Joe, who has loved Emily all along, forces Bill to make Emily's final moments happy by pretending he has returned to marry her.

Release On: 27th - October - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10

La fée des grèves

Three men go out on the ocean in a row boat. There, they see dancing fairies. Then manage to catch one and take her aboard the boat--taking her back to the castle with them. Then, one of the men asks the fairy to marry him and they do so--though something strange occurs right after the ceremony.

Release On: 1st - January - 1909

Vote Count: 7
Vote Average: 5.7/10

The Country Doctor

While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.

Release On: 8th - July - 1909

Vote Count: 20
Vote Average: 6.1/10


Nellie flees her old life and goes east to become a nurse, where she marries a doctor. One of her old colleagues finds her and tries to blackmail her. When the blackmail plot is exposed, Nellie's husband expresses his complete faith in her.

Release On: 15th - April - 1909

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 5/10

Le Ratelier de la belle-mère

Mother in law gets a new set of dentures. Despite being initially happy, the family soon discovers the teeth have a life of their own and jump from their owner's mouth and bite everyone who comes near--from ladies to gentlemen to policemen.

Release On: 16th - November - 1909

Vote Count: 11
Vote Average: 4.9/10

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The worlds first screen adaptation of a Shakespeare play.

Release On: 25th - December - 1909

Vote Count: 9
Vote Average: 4.9/10

The Little Darling

This might be termed a comedy of errors, for the overzealousness of a lot of good-hearted simple folks places them in a rather embarrassing position. Lillie Green, who keeps a boarding house, receives a letter from her old school chum, Polly Brown, whom sin hasn't seen in years, to the effect that as Lillie has never seen her little darling daughter, she will send her for a few days' visit, asking that someone meet the child at the 3:40 train. Lillie's boarders are a bunch of kind-hearted bachelors, who at once prepare to give the "Little Darling" the time of her life, buying a load of toys, etc., for her amusement, also procuring a baby carriage with which to meet her at the train. You may imagine their embarrassment when they find that Tootsie, instead of being a baby, proves to be a handsome young lady of seventeen, whose tastes run rather to garden gates, shady lanes and quiet nooks, than toys. (Moving Picture World)

Release On: 1st - September - 1909

Vote Count: 5
Vote Average: 4.6/10

The Cricket on the Hearth

After three years at sea, Edward returns home to find his sweetheart forced into an engagement with a much older man.

Release On: 27th - May - 1909

Vote Count: 6
Vote Average: 3.6/10