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The Honor of the Slums (1909)

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Mary Stokes, whose husband, Bill, is a drunkard, is busily engaged working about the room. Bill enters, goes to the cupboard, finds his whiskey flask empty and starts out to have it filled.... See full summary »

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Mary Stokes, whose husband, Bill, is a drunkard, is busily engaged working about the room. Bill enters, goes to the cupboard, finds his whiskey flask empty and starts out to have it filled. Mary remonstrates, whereupon her husband hurls her aside and goes to the saloon. She follows and begs of him to forsake this vile habit, but is again pushed aside and shrinks out of the door while the bartender and loungers laugh. The poor woman returns home broken-hearted and sinks wearily into a chair. A paper is on the table. She reads of a suicide and determines upon the same course as an escape from her cheerless life. Leaving Mary for a moment, we see the Salvation Army leaving their headquarters, marching down the street, and at Thompson street entrance to Washington Park they form a circle and conduct an open-air meeting. Mary comes upon them here, mingles with the crowd; the leader speaks a few words of comfort to the disheartened wife and soon she expresses a wish to join the army. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 February 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with How the Kids Got Even (1909). See more »

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