Novice businessman Curtis Jadwin ( Wilton Lackaye ) is introduced to the world of grain speculation by veteran broker Charles Cressler ( Alec B. Francis ). At a performance of Faust , ... See full summary »

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Landry
J. Gunnis Davis ...
Crookes's clerk (as Gunnis Davis)
Hattie Delaro ...
Mrs. Cressler
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Cressler
George Ingleton ...
Jadwin's butler
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Laura
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Jadwin
Jessie Lewis ...
Page
W.A. Orlemond ...
Cressler's clerk
Edward Roseman ...
Crookes (as E.F. Roseman)
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Corthell
Bert Starkey ...
Scannell
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Aunt Wess
Simeon Wiltsie ...
Hargus
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Novice businessman Curtis Jadwin ( Wilton Lackaye ) is introduced to the world of grain speculation by veteran broker Charles Cressler ( Alec B. Francis ). At a performance of Faust , Curtis meets and falls in love with Laura Dearborn ( Gail Kane ), the sweetheart of artist Sheldon Corthell ( Milton Sills ). Curtis pursues Laura and finally convinces her to marry him, but soon after their wedding, he neglects her for his business. In her loneliness, Laura renews her relationship with Sheldon and the lovers plan to elope. When Curtis is ruined on the market, however, Laura rejects her lover and comforts her husband. Written by Pamela Short

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28 December 1914 (USA)  »

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Le spéculateur  »

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Channing Pollock originally adapted the Frank Norris novel The Pit as a play. The play ran at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway between February and April, 1904, and the cast included Edward Boulden, Kenneth Davenport, Douglas Fairbanks, Hale Hamilton, Charles Kenyon, Wilton Lackaye, Charles Merritt and Joseph A. Wilkes. See more »

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