Best Movies of 1909


The Judgment of Solomon

6.6/10 IMDB

Directed by J. Stuart Blackton.

Starring: William Humphrey, Florence Lawrence ..
Directed by: J. Stuart Blackton
Release date: 1909-01-02
Best Movies of 1909 : A Corner in Wheat

A Corner in Wheat

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, Kate Bruce, William J. Butler, Charles Craig ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-12-13
Best Movies of 1909 : Those Awful Hats

Those Awful Hats

6.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Mack Sennett, Flora Finch, Florence Lawrence, Robert Harron, Anita Hendrie, Charles Inslee, Arthur V. Johnson, Gertrude Robinson, Dorothy West, Linda Arvidson ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-01-25
Best Movies of 1909 : The Mountaineer's Honor

The Mountaineer's Honor

5.8/10 IMDB

A mountain girl is seduced by a traveler from the valley. Her brother tracks the seducer down and kills him. In retaliation, the sheriff captures the brother and prepares to lynch him. Mother intervenes and, to save her son the disgrace of hanging, shoots him.

Starring: Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, James Kirkwood, Kate Bruce, George Nichols, Arthur V. Johnson, Anthony O'Sullivan, Frank Evans, Ruth Hart, Billy Quirk ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-11-24
Best Movies of 1909 : Ben's Kid

Ben's Kid

7.8/10 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 Movies of 1909 : The Country Doctor

The Country Doctor

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 Movies of 1909 : The Airship Destroyer

The Airship Destroyer

6.2/10 IMDB

An inventor uses a wireless controlled flying torpedo to destroy enemy airships.

Directed by: Walter R. Booth
Release date: 1909-10-01
Best Movies of 1909 : The Lonely Villa

The Lonely Villa

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 Movies of 1909 : Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

6.2/10 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
Best Movies of 1909 : 1776, or The Hessian Renegades

1776, or The Hessian Renegades

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, Florence Lawrence, Kate Bruce ..
Directed by: D. W. Griffith
Release date: 1909-09-06

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