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Dolly's Papa (1906)

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Dolly's papa was an inveterate drinker, and his love for whisky is shown when the picture opens; he refuses to go to work, preferring to stay at home and imbibe liquor. His wife tries to ... See full summary »

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Dolly's papa was an inveterate drinker, and his love for whisky is shown when the picture opens; he refuses to go to work, preferring to stay at home and imbibe liquor. His wife tries to persuade him to leave, and for her attempt nearly receives a cruel drunken blow, and is only saved by the timely arrival of Dolly, who grabs the uplifted hand as he is about to strike. Dolly then pleads with him, and the influence of the little one is shown as he kisses her and departs. We next see him receiving his weekly salary along with his fellow laborers, who quickly depart for their various homes, but not Dolly's papa, as the desire for drink has him and he starts out to use his pay to that effect. Of course he quickly enters one of his habitual drinking places and proceeds to spend his hard earned money, while Dolly and mamma are at home awaiting him. The table is set and the supper that is awaiting papa has grown cold and it is long past the time for their evening meal. The mother is worried ... Written by Selig catalog

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October 1906 (USA)  »

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