The Food Gamblers (1917)

Drama | 5 August 1917

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HISTORY

This film was produced with the cooperation of John J. Dillon, the Commissioner of Foods and Markets of the State of New York, and was used to address the problem of food ... More Less

This film was produced with the cooperation of John J. Dillon, the Commissioner of Foods and Markets of the State of New York, and was used to address the problem of food profiteers. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Aug 17
p. 787.
MPW
18 Aug 17
p. 1083.
MPW
25 Aug 17
p. 1268.
NYDM
28 Jun 17
p. 407.
Variety
10 Aug 17
p. 23.
Wid's
9 Aug 17
p. 510.
CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Supv
WRITER
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DETAILS
Release Date:
5 August 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Assigned to write an article on the high price of food, reporter June Justice visits the tenement districts where there have been food riots and where the women of the neighborhood have rebelled against the food retailers, thinking that they are to blame for high food prices. June then visits the retailers, the middlemen, and finally interviews Henry Havens, the chief of the ring of food speculators. Havens attempts to bribe June to slant her story, but finds himself falling in love with her instead. Under June's influence, Havens sees the deprivation that his policies have wrought, and finally joins her in her push for legislation which would dissolve the food ... +


Assigned to write an article on the high price of food, reporter June Justice visits the tenement districts where there have been food riots and where the women of the neighborhood have rebelled against the food retailers, thinking that they are to blame for high food prices. June then visits the retailers, the middlemen, and finally interviews Henry Havens, the chief of the ring of food speculators. Havens attempts to bribe June to slant her story, but finds himself falling in love with her instead. Under June's influence, Havens sees the deprivation that his policies have wrought, and finally joins her in her push for legislation which would dissolve the food trust. +

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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