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The Gambler and the Devil (1908)

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In a room of an Irish hostelry a century ago, Barry Kilgowan, a young squire, is seated at a table with several companions, drinking, smoking and playing cards. The game goes on. The golden... See full summary »

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In a room of an Irish hostelry a century ago, Barry Kilgowan, a young squire, is seated at a table with several companions, drinking, smoking and playing cards. The game goes on. The golden notes, which are piled before each player, frequently change hands. Of a sudden the door is opened and Terry O'Neill, a friend of Barry, enters hurriedly. He is greeted pleasantly by the men, he nods, goes over to Barry and engages in earnest conversation. Barry seems startled at first, bids his friend wait a moment and after drinks are served the squire sweeps his winnings into his pockets and the winner and his friend depart. At the little parish church a group of peasants are standing about the entrance, gossiping, when a coach draws up and Harry's fiancée, Moira Kavanagh and her father alight and enter the edifice. The peasants cheer them, look anxiously up and down the street for the groom. Shortly the sound of hoof beats is heard and Barry and O'Neill dash up at breakneck speed and enter the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 October 1908 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with A Romance of the Alps (1908). See more »

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