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What Drink Did (1909)

 -  Short | Drama  -  3 June 1909 (USA)
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A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch, then gives in. After work, two friends take a little while to convince... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
David Miles ...
Alfred Lucas
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Mrs. Alfred Lucas
Gladys Egan ...
One of the Lucas Children
Adele DeGarde ...
One of the Lucas Children
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Avery ...
Workman
John R. Cumpson ...
Bartender
Flora Finch
Anita Hendrie ...
Extra
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Bartender
Owen Moore ...
Workman
George Nichols ...
Workman
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Workman
Herbert Prior ...
Workman
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Workman
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A man leaves his wife and two daughters for work in a carpentry shop. At work, he initially refuses a beer with lunch, then gives in. After work, two friends take a little while to convince him to go for a refreshing malt beverage, then to have another and another. Meanwhile, the family waits. He arrives home late and abusive. The next day, hung over, he takes much less convincing to have the drinks; he's gone so long that his wife sends a daughter looking for him. She eventually finds him, can't convince him to return home, goes home, sees her mother's distress, and returns to the bar. This time, her father gets more abusive, a fight ensues, a shot is fired, and tragedy strikes. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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2 by Griffith
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

What Drink Did (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another Griffith drama showing the abuse of alcohol. A man goes out drinking with his buddies while his family waits for him at home. When he finally goes home he's drunk and abusive but this doesn't stop him from going back to drink. This is a good film but my God did Griffith go way, way, way over the top in trying to get his message across. The over-dramatic situation at the end almost wants to make you laugh. Mary Pickford makes an early (and brief) appearance here.

Violin Maker of Cremona, The (1909)

** (out of 4)

Griffith short about a violin contest where the winner gets to marry a young girl (Mary Pickford). Here's another failed attempt at comedy from the director. I've seen around six or seven of these comedies and he just doesn't seem comfortable.


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