John Darrell had a comfortable home and a charming wife, but was unable to conquer his insatiable desire for gambling. One night, when he and his wife are entertaining three other gentlemen... See full summary »

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John Darrell had a comfortable home and a charming wife, but was unable to conquer his insatiable desire for gambling. One night, when he and his wife are entertaining three other gentlemen at dinner, a game of cards is proposed and at the earnest solicitation of his wife he promises to play but a short while. Unfortunately, he does not keep his promise, but continues to play, and the longer he plays the larger his losses become, until he has lost everything to his pseudo friend, Hubert Dickman. Finally, as a last resort, to recoup, and against the wishes of his wife, who endeavors to restrain him, he stakes his home against the money he has already lost. Needless to say, he loses. In despair he retires to his room to think things over, reading a letter from his wealthy uncle in which he refuses to help him until he has conquered his passion for gambling. The idea occurs to him to rob his uncle. Preparing, he sets out suitable clothes and gets out his gun, and then, lying on the sofa,... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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7 September 1910 (USA)  »

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