Ten Nights In A Bar-room (1901)
CategoriesAlcohol Based on Play Black and White Death Death of Child Drama Lost Film Melodrama Murder Redemption Short Silent Film St. Mary Temperance Vision DramaShortAlcohol, Based on Play, Black and White, Death, Death of Child, Lost Film, Melodrama, Murder, Redemption, Silent Film, St. Mary, Temperance, Vision
Based on the book by Timothy Shay Arthur's temperance novel "Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There". It's not the first film based on the book, but possibly the second, and it is in five parts numbered 1910-1915 in the American Mutoscope & Biograph catalog. According to "Early Motion Pictures: The Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress" these were filmed 19. June 1901 but released on 5. May 1903.
Ten Nights In A Barroom
First of a series of dramatic scenes from the popular play. In a drunken brawl in Slade's saloon, Slade throws a beer glass at Joe Morgan and hits his own child as she enters the door.
A series of dramatic scenes from the well-known play. This is the second. Two men playing cards engage in a quarrel and one stabs the other. The murderer is arrested by Simple Switchel.
Morgan has reformed and is shown with his wife  their happy home. The child Mary appears to them in a vision.
This is the fourth scene. The little girl is lying on her cot. Morgan, the father, has delirium tremens and strikes at imaginary objects with a chair. The child rises up during the excitement and falls back dead.
Slade is killed by his son, who hits him over the head with a bottle while Slade is in a drunken stupor.