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Language  Silent
Director  Fred J. Balshofer
Country  United States
A Corner in Cotton movie scenes The climatic scenes of the movie are the most dramatic and involve Jim Fisk s attempt to corner the gold market sending Wall Street into a tizzy

Release date  February 1916

A Corner in Cotton is a five-reel silent film melodrama produced in 1916 by Quality Pictures and distributed by Metro Pictures. The movie was filmed at studios in New York and California and on locations near Savannah, Georgia. A Corner in Cotton was directed by Fred J. Balshofer, with the assistants of Howard Truesdell and adapted for film by Charles A. Taylor from a story by Anita Loos. The film was released on February 21, 1916, with Marguerite Snow in the starring role.

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Gaslight concert scene


Cast

Marguerite Snow ... Peggy Ainslee
William Clifford ... Richard Ainslee
Frank Bacon ... Col. Robert Carter
Helen Dunbar ... Mrs. Carter
Wilfred Rogers ... John Carter
Zella Caull (as Zella Call) ... Isabel Rawlston
Howard Truesdale (as Howard Truesdell) ... Charles Hathaway
Lester Cuneo ... Willis Jackson
John Goldsworthy (as J.H. Goldsworthy) ... Algie Sherwood

Source IMDB

Plot

A Corner in Cotton tells the story of Peggy Ainslee, the daughter of a wealthy New York cotton broker, and John Carter, the son of a Southern cotton mill owner. Peggy grows weary of society life and decides to help improve the lot of the poor by becoming involved with the Settlement movement. She later travels south to investigate working conditions at Carter’s cotton mill. Peggy manages to gain employment there, but soon attracts the unwanted advances of the mill foreman. John saves her from the would-be masher and the couple eventually fall in love. This becomes a problem with their fathers who had become business antagonist. In the end Peggy and John married after she foils her father’s attempt to ruin Carter by cornering the market in cotton and then persuades the two men to settle their differences.

References

A Corner in Cotton Wikipedia


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