Category Archives: Film Melodrama

“A Drunkard’s Reformation:” A Morality Play within a Photo-Play

It is a one-reel, 983-foot, ten minute long movie from 1909.  Yet “A Drunkard’s Reformation” seems to carry about a half ton of socio-psychological baggage that almost begs parody in an introduction, something like John Lydon’s litany of “-ologies” in his intro to the Sex Pistol’s cover of The Stooges’ lonely-punk anthem, … Continue reading

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