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The film opened in New York in Dec 1915. A railway wreck was staged for the film near San Bernardino, ... More Less

The film opened in New York in Dec 1915. A railway wreck was staged for the film near San Bernardino, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
25 Dec 15
p. 1339.
MPN
18 Dec 15
p. 93.
MPW
11 Dec 15
p. 2028.
MPW
30 Oct 15
p. 1016.
NYDM
27 May 16
p. 32.
Variety
10 Dec 15
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment selected and arr by
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 January 1916
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
15 December 1915 9 January 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LU7207 LP10835
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ruthless millionaire David Waltham heads a syndicate that corners the food market through purchasing and then closing many canneries. After engineer John Adams, one of the thousands left unemployed because of Waltham's syndicate, loses his savings when his bank closes, he is caught stealing bread to feed his family and is sentenced to the workhouse for thirty days. He returns home to find that his wife was compelled to accept the attentions of the rent collector in order to feed their children. While bread lines and fights among the starving increase, Waltham remains unmoved. Embittered, John gets work in one of Waltham's storehouses. After he induces Waltham to come alone to the warehouse, John knocks him out and ties him up, hidden behind boxes, with food just out of his reach. Days later, Waltham's efforts to reach the food cause the boxes to fall and bury ... +


Ruthless millionaire David Waltham heads a syndicate that corners the food market through purchasing and then closing many canneries. After engineer John Adams, one of the thousands left unemployed because of Waltham's syndicate, loses his savings when his bank closes, he is caught stealing bread to feed his family and is sentenced to the workhouse for thirty days. He returns home to find that his wife was compelled to accept the attentions of the rent collector in order to feed their children. While bread lines and fights among the starving increase, Waltham remains unmoved. Embittered, John gets work in one of Waltham's storehouses. After he induces Waltham to come alone to the warehouse, John knocks him out and ties him up, hidden behind boxes, with food just out of his reach. Days later, Waltham's efforts to reach the food cause the boxes to fall and bury him. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Social


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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