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Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ...
John Wharton
Linda Arvidson ...
Mrs. John Wharton
Adele DeGarde ...
The Wharton Daughter
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Charles Avery ...
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John R. Cumpson ...
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Gladys Egan
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Anita Hendrie ...
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In the Play
Marion Leonard ...
In the Play
David Miles ...
In the Play
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In the Play
Tom Moore ...
In the Audience
Barry O'Moore ...
(as Herbert Yost)
Herbert Prior ...
In the Bar
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A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; he sees the parallels in his own life and swears off the demon brew. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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griffith tells you how to think...
6 December 1998 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

In this film, Griffith begins to do some of the things that he became known for doing from birth of a nation. You see a lot of cutaways, etc. He also tries to think for his audience in this contrived story about giving up alcohol (a message I don't have a problem with). Strange to see him backing the temperance movement when a few years later he would so against them in intolerance.


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