The Curse of Drink


1922

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1922
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Weber & North
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Curse of Drink; a Melodrama in Four Acts by Charles E. Blaney (c20 Jan 1904).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,900ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Bill Sanford, once a first-rate railroad engineer and happy father, is victimized by bootleggers and soon becomes known as the village drunkard. His daughter, Ruth, a stenographer, is in love with her employer's son, Harry, but his father, Rand, opposes the match, though he consents to it when Sanford seems to reform. Ruth's mother arranges a celebration dinner, but Sam Handy, a rival for Ruth, tempts the father with bootleg liquor; he becomes intoxicated, breaks up the gathering, and brings about his discharge. To revenge himself on Rand, he mounts an engine attached to his special car with the intention of wrecking it. The lovers pursue in another engine, and Ruth effects a rescue. The reconciliation of the families and the arrest of the bootleggers resolve the situation.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1922
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Weber & North
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Curse of Drink; a Melodrama in Four Acts by Charles E. Blaney (c20 Jan 1904).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,900ft (6 reels)

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