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Intemperance (1913)

John Brent, the young minister, is well beloved by the members of his congregation. He makes his home with his sister, Kitty, who is his constant companion. It is with no little unhappiness... See full summary »

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... John Brent - a Minister
... Kitty - John's Sister
... Bert - Kitty's Intemperate Husband
... The Burglar
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John Brent, the young minister, is well beloved by the members of his congregation. He makes his home with his sister, Kitty, who is his constant companion. It is with no little unhappiness that Brent sees Kitty falling in love with Bert, a young man of the village, who is often given to intemperance. The girl hopes to be the means of saving Bert from his one bad habit and prevails upon him to enter the church. Bert apparently lives down his taste for liquor and Brent finally approves of the marriage. But a number of misfortunes come to the husband and he seeks the consolation of the weak. The little home becomes the scene of many sorrows. When Kitty can no longer endure Bert's reprehensible habits she takes her child and returns to the minister's residence. Brent meets her at the door and hears her pitiful story. He insists that it is her duty to remain with her husband and bids her go back to him. Kitty obeys, but the minister, full of apprehension, follows. He is just in time to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 August 1913 (USA)  »

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The plot is clear, but is plainly conventional
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A melodrama rather than a preachment, for its sensational ending keeps it from being at all effective as a picture of life. The plot is clear, but is plainly conventional and follows suggestions found in other offerings that we have seen. The players do well. It is clearly photographed and can be commended as a clear offering. - The Moving Picture World, August 16, 1913


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