Billy Holliday, a bartender, for refusing to supply drinks to minors at the behest of his employer, loses his job. In the little country town where he has wandered in search of employment he finds two elements, one wet, the other dry. When he meets the daughter of the leader of the drys he casts in his lot with them, and when the leader of the wet faction threatens vengeance, Billy is instantly on the job. At a meeting of prohibitionists, which the brewery element seeks to disrupt by the introduction of a number of rough-necks, Holliday takes the platform and nullifies their efforts by a fiery speech. He succeeds finally in putting the wet element out of business, and in winning the love of Edith Jason. He also becomes a power in the community.
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The original Broadway production of "Hit the Trail Holiday" by George M. Cohan
opened at the Astor Theater on September 13, 1915 and ran for 336 performances. The production moved to the Harris Theater in February 1916. See more