The Deadly Glass of Beer (1916)

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This spoof of temperance melodrama is the last two-reeler directed by Tod Browning. The virtuous John (Jack Brammall) learns that he will inherit one million dollars providing that he refrains from drinking beer before he reaches the age of 21. His dastardly cousin Henry (Tully Marshall), knowing that he will receive the inheritance if John should imbibe, goes to extreme lengths to dupe John into drinking beer. When all else fails, he resorts to kidnapping him on the day of he turns 21, but John is rescued in the nick of time by the loyal Nell (Teddy Sampson). 16/2rl