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 »

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Frank Norris (novel), Channing Pollock (scenario)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Wilton Lackaye ... Jadwin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chester Barnett ... Landry
J. Gunnis Davis J. Gunnis Davis ... Crookes's clerk (as Gunnis Davis)
Hattie Delaro Hattie Delaro ... Mrs. Cressler
Alec B. Francis ... Cressler
George Ingleton George Ingleton ... Jadwin's butler
Gail Kane ... Laura
Jessie Lewis Jessie Lewis ... Page
W.A. Orlemond W.A. Orlemond ... Cressler's clerk
Edward Roseman Edward Roseman ... Crookes (as E.F. Roseman)
Milton Sills ... Corthell
Bert Starkey Bert Starkey ... Scannell
Julia Stuart ... Aunt Wess
Simeon Wiltsie Simeon Wiltsie ... Hargus
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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