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Graft
Also known as Greed in the United Kingdom
(1915) American
B&W : Serial / 20 episodes
Directed by Richard Stanton and George A. Lessey

Cast: Jane Novak [Dorothy Maxwell], Hobart Henley [Bruce Larnigan], Harry D. Carey (Harry Carey) [Tom Larnigan], Richard Stanton [Robert Harding], Glen White [Stanford Stone], Nanine Wright [Mrs. Larnigan], Mark Fenton [Roger Maxwell], Mina Cunard [Kitty Rockford], Jack F. Connolly (Jack Connolly) [Ben Travers], Jack F. Abbott (Jack Abbott) [Jim Stevens], Wadsworth Harris [Mark Gamble], William Sheerer (Will E. Sheerer) [Dudley Larnigan], Jack Curtis [Murphy], L.M. Wells [?] [Roger Maxwell]?, Margaret Mayburn, Eddie Polo, Edward Brown (J. Edwin Brown), W.T. Horne (William T. Horne), Hayward Mack, Bert Law (Burton Law), Fred Hearne, Yona Landowska, Rex De Rosselli, Malcolm Blevins, Violet Schram, Rosita Marstini, Frederick Montague (Fred Montague), E.P. Evers, Andrew Arbuckle, Gypsy Sartoris, Hector V. Sarno, Mary Ruby, Helen Orr, Burton S. Wilson, Mr. Spooner (Cecil Spooner), Charles Bachman (C.W. Bachman), Elmer Wilson, E. Clark (Edward Clark), Frank MacQuarrie, George Bonn, Mary Haines, Mr. McDaniels (George A. McDaniel)

The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Joe Brandt, Walter Woods and [?] Hugh Weir (Hugh C. Weir)?, from screen stories by Anna Katherine Green, Irvin S. Cobb, Louis Joseph Vance, Leroy Scott, Rupert Hughes, Zane Grey, James Philips Oppenheim, C.N. Williamson, A.M. Williamson, Wallace Irwin, Reginald Wright Kaufman, James Francis Dwyer, Mrs. Wilson Woodrow (Nancy Mann Waddel Woodrow), Joe Mitchell Chapple, Frederick Isham, George Bronson Howard, Nina Wilcox Putnam and [?] Hugh Weir (Hugh C. Weir)? / Twenty episodes: [1] “Liquor and the Law,” released 11 December 1915; [2] “The Tenement House Evil”; [3] “The Traction Grab”; [4] “The Power of the People”; [5] “Grinding Life Down”; [6] “The Railroad Monopoly”; [7] “America Saved from War”; [8] “Old King Coal”; [9] “The Insurance Swindlers”; [10] “The Harbor Transportation Trust”; [11] “The Illegal Bucket Shops”; [12] “The Milk Battle”; [13] “Powder Trust and the War”; [14] “The Iron Ring”; [15] “The Patent Medicine Danger”; [16] “The Pirates of Finance”; [17] “The Queen of the Prophets”; [18] “The Hidden City of Crime”; [19] “The Photo Badger Game”; [20] “The Final Conquest.” / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / A different writer of repute wrote each separate episode. Henley played the male lead for the first three episodes; the role was then taken over by Carey. The serial was released in the United Kingdom as Greed by The Trans-Atlantic Film Company in 1915.

Drama.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 31 December 2008.

References: Lahue-Continued pp. 36, 163, 285; Spehr-American p. 4; Stedman-Serials p. 36; Tarbox-Lost pp. 232, 233, 254 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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