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A Drunkard's Reformation. (1909)

Directed by D.W. Griffith. "A drinking man arrives home, late and sozzled as usual. His wife reminds him that he promised to take their child to a play. The play proves to be a morality tale about the evils of drink; he sees the parallels in his own life and swears off the demon brew." [Internet Movie Database] VHS copy 2: 999:593 Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles: Gunning, Tom. "From the Opium Den to the Theater of Morality: Moral Discourse and the Film Process in Early American Cinema." In: The silent cinema reader / edited by Lee Grieveson and Peter Krämer. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.75 .S547 2004) Smith, Diane; Singer, Robert. "A drunkard's representation: the appropriation of naturalism in D.W. Griffith's Biograph films." Griffithiana: Journal of Film History; May 1999, Issue 65, p97, 15p