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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Hill Mailes ...
The Father, a Physician
Charles West ...
The Son
Blanche Sweet ...
The Son's Fiancée
Dorothy Bernard ...
The Secretary
Alfred Paget ...
Office Clerk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Bechtel ...
In Office
Christy Cabanne ...
One of the Son's Friends / At Soda Fountain (as W. Christy Cabanne)
Edward Dillon ...
At Soda Fountain
Edna Foster ...
At Soda Fountain
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At Soda Fountain
Dell Henderson ...
In Office
Grace Henderson ...
The Landlady
Harry Hyde ...
One of the Son's Friends
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
At Soda Fountain
Gus Pixley ...
At Soda Fountain
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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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