Best Drama Movies of 1909

1.

A Corner in Wheat

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Frank Powell, Grace Henderson, James Kirkwood, Linda Arvidson, W. Chrystie Miller, Gladys Egan, Henry B. Walthall ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-12-13
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : Ben's Kid
2.

Ben's Kid

2.9
6.0/10 IMDB

Buck Minor was the most detested man in Wolf Hollow, partly because he was quarrelsome and treacherous, partly because he abused and neglected his little wife, Molly, whom all the camp adored, and for whose sake it tolerated Buck.

Starring: Tom Santschi, Harry Todd, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle ..
Directed by: Francis Boggs
Release date: 1909-07-01
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : The Country Doctor
3.

The Country Doctor

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Kate Bruce, Adele DeGarde, Gladys Egan, Rose King, Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford, Frank Powell ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-07-08
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : The Lonely Villa
4.

The Lonely Villa

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Robert Harron, Florence Lawrence, Violet Mersereau, Owen Moore, David Miles, Marion Leonard, Gladys Egan, Adele DeGarde, Clara T. Bracy ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-06-10
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : Oliver Twist
5.

Oliver Twist

2.6
6.0/10 IMDB

Adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.

Starring: Edith Storey, William Humphrey, Elita Proctor Otis ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1909-04-30
6.

Edgar Allan Poe

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Barry O'Moore, Linda Arvidson, Clara T. Bracy, Anita Hendrie, Arthur V. Johnson, James Kirkwood, David Miles, Charles Perley ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-02-08
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : The Sealed Room
7.

The Sealed Room

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

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”.

Starring: Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, George Siegmann, Mack Sennett ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-09-02
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : The Light That Came
8.

The Light That Came

2.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A disfigured young woman with two beautiful sisters is courted by a blind man. Will he still love her when his sight is restored?

Starring: Marion Leonard, Mary Pickford, Mack Sennett, Ruth Hart ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-11-11
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : A Trap for Santa Claus
9.

A Trap for Santa Claus

2.4
5.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Henry B. Walthall, Marion Leonard, Gladys Egan, John Tansey, Mack Sennett ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-12-20
Best Drama Movies of 1909 : 1776, or The Hessian Renegades
10.

1776, or The Hessian Renegades

2.3
5.6/10 IMDB

During the American Revolution, a young soldier carrying a crucial message to General Washington is spotted and pursued by a group of enemy soldiers. He takes refuge with a civilian family, but is soon detected. The family and their neighbors must then make plans to see that the important message gets through after all.

Starring: Owen Moore, James Kirkwood, Mary Pickford, D.W. Griffith, Lottie Pickford, Mack Sennett, George Siegmann, Henry B. Walthall ..
Directed by: D.W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-09-06

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