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For His Son (1912)

 -  Short | Drama  -  22 January 1912 (USA)
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A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine. Dopokoke is advertised as relief "for that tired feeling." The... See full summary »

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A father, anxious for his son's financial well being, develops a special soda pop called Dopokoke which is laced with cocaine. Dopokoke is advertised as relief "for that tired feeling." The drink is a success, but the son becomes addicted to it, much to his father's regret. Loosely based on the allegations that the Coca-Cola company and other soft drink manufacturers laced their soda with dope. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Brief Work by the master filmmaker anticipates Dwain Esper and Reefer Madness
6 May 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This was an interesting little fim to watch. I knew it was a topical subject, with cocane-filled soda causing problems at army bases and creating general nation-wide controvercy. See (or hear, rather) commentary on the years of discovery DVD for more information.

For His Son is a crude film, but it's campy and enjoyable by today's standards. I recomend it for anyone who is interested in Griffith's pre-Clansmen work.


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