Another literary adaptation from the Chicago-based Essanay Company, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room was a (possibly unauthorized) abridgement of the popular three-act play of the same name. The hero, an honest workman and upright family man, takes an innocent drink at a local saloon, and thereafter becomes hopelessly addicted to Demon Rum. All the major scenes from the original play were left intact -- though in considerably shortened form -- including the heart-tugging moment when the hero's daughter toddles into the barroom and begs her dissolute daddy to come home. The finale finds the suddenly sobered protagonist administering a beating to the double-dyed villain who led him astray. Ten Nights in a Bar-Room was remade several times, most memorably as a 1931 talkie with William Farnum and Tom Santschi.
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