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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: 67
Vote Average: 6.2/10


Those Awful Hats

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

Release On: 25th - January - 1909

Vote Count: 35
Vote Average: 6.1/10


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: 33
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: 20
Vote Average: 5.3/10


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: 42
Vote Average: 6.1/10


Le locataire diabolique

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

Release On: 1st - January - 1909

Vote Count: 45
Vote Average: 6.8/10


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


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: 13
Vote Average: 5.5/10


His Duty

It's Bob Allen's twenty-first birthday. His mother and his brother Jack, a policeman present him with a cap, personalized with his initals in the lining. Jack then goes to work and Bob goes out also. Later in the evening, Jack is called to the scene of a robbery, where he finds the cap with his brother's initials. Dismayed by the idea that his brother is a thief, he goes home and confronts Bob with the evidence. Though it breaks their mother's heart, Jack does his duty and leads his brother out in handcuffs.

Release On: 31st - May - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


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: 23
Vote Average: 6.3/10


The Redman's View

An Indian village is forced to leave its land by white settlers, and must make a long and weary journey to find a new home. The settlers make one young Indian woman stay behind. This woman is thus separated from her sweetheart, whose elderly father needs his help on the journey ahead

Release On: 9th - December - 1909

Vote Count: 10
Vote Average: 5.4/10


Oh, Uncle!

Harry's rich old bachelor uncle thinks Harry is still single. When Uncle announces a visit, Harry's wife has to play the part of the housekeeper so Uncle doesn't discover the truth.

Release On: 26th - August - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


Драма в Москве

Release On: 1st - January - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


The Trick that Failed

Nellie is a struggling artist whose paintings lie unsold. Billy, a successful painter, loves her, but she tells him that she cannot marry until she sells her paintings. Billy recruits his friends to buy her paintings. At first she is excited by the sudden success, but when she learns the truth, Nellie leaves her sweetheart to accept the proposal of a rival painter.

Release On: 29th - November - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


In the Watches of the Night

An honest worker, John Whitney, finds himself unemployed and unable to provide for his family. Desperate, he robs a rich man's home and is arrested. One of the police officers is an old friend and accompanies Whitney home to allow a farewell with his wife. Humiliated, Whitney decides to kill himself and his family. The rich man learns of his desperate situation and arrives in time to save the family and drops the charges.

Release On: 25th - October - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


The Seventh Day

A neglectful woman wants custody of her children in her divorce. The judge rules that he will give her the children only if she can demonstrate her children's love for her within a week.

Release On: 26th - August - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


Trying to Get Arrested

A tramp tries to get himself arrested so he can sleep in the nice, warm jail, but the police keep ignoring him or arresting the wrong person.

Release On: 4th - April - 1909

Vote Count: 1
Vote Average: 3/10


The Fascinating Mrs. Francis

Mack Sennett appears as a party guest in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

Release On: 21st - January - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


The Criminal Hypnotist

Mack Sennett appears as a party guest in this film produced by the Biograph Company.

Release On: 18th - January - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10


An Attempt to Smash a Bank

A banker's daughter rejects a rich client who then withdraws money to cause a run on the bank.

Release On: 9th - December - 1909

Vote Count: 0
Vote Average: 0/10