Ten Nights in a Bar Room (1921 film)

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Ten Nights in a Bar Room
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A still from the film
Directed by Oscar Apfel
Written by L. Case Russell
Based on Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There
1839 novel
by Timothy Shay Arthur
Starring Baby Ivy Ward
John Lowell
Nell Clarke Keller
Cinematography Joseph Settle
Distributed by Arrow Film Corporation
Release date
December 11, 1921
Running time
8 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Ten Nights in a Bar Room is a 1921 melodrama film directed by Oscar Apfel. [1] The film is based on the novel of the same name by Timothy Shay Arthur. [2]



Logging camp worker Joe Morgan becomes an alcoholic after a saloon opens up in town. His daughter Mary suffers as a result of this. One day, while Joe is at the saloon, his daughter Mary shows up to ask him to come home. A fight breaks out, and Mary is hit with a glass, killing her. Joe vows for revenge. After a series of misadventures, Joe stops trying to avenge his daughter's death, and he reunites with his wife.


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  1. "Ten Nights in a Bar Room (1921)". American Film Institute. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  2. "Ten Nights in a Bar Room (1921)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 16 May 2021.