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Why Tom Signed the Pledge (1912)

Deacon Prim is as prim as his name, and a shining light in the cause of temperance. His son Tom, however, thinks along different lines. The deacon tries, without success, to get Tom to sign... See full summary »

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Deacon Prim
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Tom, the Deacon's Son
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Mrs. Prim
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Deacon Prim is as prim as his name, and a shining light in the cause of temperance. His son Tom, however, thinks along different lines. The deacon tries, without success, to get Tom to sign the pledge. One evening Tom goes out with some of his fast friends, while the deacon attends a temperance meeting and is quite the star of the evening. On his way home, however, the deacon has the misfortune to fall, and breaks his eyeglasses. He also gets his clothing rather dirty. As he blunders along the street, half blind, he meets with one disaster after another. He bumps into a lamppost, blackening his eye. Robbers despoil him of his belongings, and smash his hat. A man against whom he stumbles, beats him. Finally, a friendly drunken man pours a gallon of whiskey over him. So when the deacon arrives home, he looks as if he had been having a very gay night. His explanations are received with scorn, and his wife insists that he sign the pledge, which he finally does. But good comes out of evil,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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14 June 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Night Clerk's Nightmare (1912). See more »

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