Ten Nights in a Barroom (1913)

A mill owner loses his mortgage, and the life of his child, because of his drinking problem.


Lee Beggs


Timothy Shay Arthur (novel), Lee Beggs (story)




Cast overview:
Robert Vaughn ... Joe Morgan
Violet Horner ... Mrs. Fannie Morgan
Robert Lawrence Robert Lawrence ... Simon Slade
Marie Trado Marie Trado ... Mrs. Slade
Jack Regan Jack Regan ... Judge Hammond's son
Gladys Egan ... Mary Morgan


At the age of twenty-one, Joe Morgan inherits his father's grist mill. Soon after he weds Fannie Owen. Happy-go-lucky Joe soon feels the responsibility of the mill irksome and he engages his companion, Simon Slade, as manager, leaving Joe free to indulge in his desire for drink and idleness. Joe spends his money freely, but the shrewd business-like Simon Slade saves his and when Joe, who has mortgaged the mill, is unable to meet the note when due, Simon advances the money, thus buying half interest in the business. Having less to do than before, Joe slides the downward path. Through all of these darkening days the ever-loving and devoted Fannie clings to her dissolute husband without a word of reproach; even the birth of a baby girl, whom Joe worshiped, did not stop him from his downward course, Slade has sold his share in the mill to Judge Hammond, and has opened a tavern; Joe became his best customer. Spending his money lavishly, Joe was a welcome visitor at the saloon, and when he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Release Date:

November 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Folks from Way Down East See more »

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