The Food Gamblers
Cast & Crew
Assigned to write an article on the high price of food, reporter June Justice visits the tenement districts where there have been food riots and where the women of the neighborhood have rebelled against the food retailers, thinking that they are to blame for high food prices. June then visits the retailers, the middlemen, and finally interviews Henry Havens, the chief of the ring of food speculators. Havens attempts to bribe June to slant her story, but finds himself falling in love with her instead. Under June's influence, Havens sees the deprivation that his policies have wrought, and finally joins her in her push for legislation which would dissolve the food trust.
This film was produced with the cooperation of John J. Dillon, the Commissioner of Foods and Markets of the State of New York, and was used to address the problem of food profiteers.