D W Griffith's THE SEALED ROOM (1909)
"The Sealed Room" is an film based on the idea of bricking an adversary into a sealed room as an act of revenge. This is based in part on the literature of Edgar Allan Poe and Honore de Balzac. The film was directed in 1909 by D W Griffith for the American Biograph company. It features Arthur Johnson (as the king), Marion Leonard (as the girl) and Henry Walthal (as the musician). The film also features early appearances by Mary Pickford and Mack Sennett.