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XIV. No. 90 



Sunday, January 2, 1921 



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The Cold Shoulder and the Haughty Stare — 

Really he was the college football hero, but in her presence he 
was a frozen worm! 

Mother was a social climber who had taught "the snob" to raise her 
shoulder at persons like waiters — and our hero certainly was a waiter! 

But she had a lesson coming to her — and she got it — in that laugh- 
stocked comedy of genuine American youth and love and college life: 

"THE SNOB" 

Jl Realart Star Franchise Picture Featuring Wanda Hawley. 

It gets you, this picture, like the three-long-'rahs-and-a-tiger at a 
football game. And it stirs something deeper than just enthusiasm 
over the game — it makes you mighty proud to be an American in 
America, where snobbery just can't get by That's the idea! 
' The Snob, ' ' adapted from a story by William J. Neidig, is as A merican 
as the Statue of Liberty. 



It will shake your theatre roof with cheers, 
cent entertainment. 

Directed by Sam Wood 



It is exactly 100 per 



Photoplay by Alice Eyton 



Realart Pictures Corporation, 469 Fifth Avenue, New York 










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Vol. XIV No. 90 Sunday, Jan. 2, 1921 Price 25c. 

Copyright 1920, Wid's Film and Film Folks, Inc. 

Published Daily at 71-73 West 44th St., New York, N. Y., by 
WID'S FILMS AND FILM FOLKS, INC. 

F. C. ("Wid") Gunning, President and Treasurer; Joseph Dannenberg, 
Vice-President and Editor; J. ' W. Alicoate, Secretary and Business 
Manager. 

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New York, N. Y., under the Act of March 3. 1879. 

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Paris Representative: Le Film, 144 Rue Montmartre. 



Features Reviewed 

Charles Ray in NINETEEN AND PHYLLIS 

First National Page 2 

TO PLEASE ONE WOMAN 
Lois Weber Prod. — Paramount Page 3 

June Caprice and George B. Seitz in 

ROGUES AND ROMANCE 
Pathe Page 7 

Billie Burke in ... . THE FRISKY MRS. JOHNSON 
Paramount Page 9 

Harry Carey in HEARTS UP 

Universal Page 1 1 

Buck Jones in TWO MOONS 

Fox Page 13 

Wanda Hawley in HER BELOVED VILLAIN 

Realart Page 14 

Peggy Hyland in THE PRICE OF SILENCE 

Sunrise Pictures Corp. — State Rights. . . .Page 19 
Madge Kennedy in 

THE GIRL WITH THE JAZZ HEART 

Goldwyn Page 21 

THE HUNDREDTH CHANCE 

Stoll Film— Pathe Page 23 

Blanche Sweet in THAT GIRL MONTANA 

Jesse D. Hampton Prod. — Pathe Page 24 

Eva Novak in : THE TORRENT 

Universal Page 25 

Short Reels h Page 33 



News ot the Week 
in Headlines 

Monday 

"Passion" nets $100,000 in two weeks at the Capitol, 
New York. 

Joseph Conrad, English author to write original stories 
for Paramount. 

American Film Co. of Chicago to state right films 
made by Chicago Tribune in Ireland. 

Tuesday 

"Life" to be produced. Ashley Miller interested. 

\\ algreene Distributing to release "What of Tomor- 
row," made by Community M. P. Bureau. 

Perry Plays, Inc., to make four a year. Robert Z. 
Leonard to make the first. 

Wednesday 

German U. F. A. and Decla Bioscop merge. Ben 
Blumenthal signs Ernest Lubitsch, director of 

"Passion." 

W. A. Steffes, M. P. T. O. states producers have agreed 
to abolish advance deposits and adopt uniform con- 
tracts. 

Associated Prod, sell Australian rights to Australasian 
Films, Ltd. 

A. M. P. A. to hold gridiron dinner in February. 

Thursday 

Secretary of Lord's Day Alliance threatens action 
unless Pathe eliminates certain scenes in Pathe 
News No. 101. 

Ontario Ceasor Board appointed. No film man on it. 

Irish films to have two weeks' engagement at Lexing- 
ton theater, N. Y. 

Hoover committee arranging special stunts to raise 
funds. 

Friday 

Associated Producers and United Artists reported in 
possible merger. 

Dustin Farrium reported signed by Harry Sherman. 

1,500 expected to attend theater owners hall at Aster. 
Xew York, on Jan. 5. 

Robertson Cole buys "One Man in a Million." 

Saturday 

Saturday, New Year's Day. there was no issue of this 
publication. 



'Pardoning the bad is injuring the good"— Benjamin Franklin. 



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DAILY 



Sunday, January 2, 1921 



Charles Ray Pleasing as Usual in Role a Little Different 



Arthur S. Kane presents 
Charles Ray in 
"NINETEEN AND PHYLLIS" 
Ray — First National 

DIRECTOR Joseph De Grasse 

AUTHOR Frederick Stowers 

SCENARIO BY Bernard McConville 

CAMERAMAN Chester Lyons 

AS A WHOLE Fine entertainment; delightful 

Charlie seen out of his usual character but is 

just as pleasing 
STORY Gives star a change but affords him 

same opportunities of which he makes the 

best use 
DIRECTION First rate for the most part; many 

individually good bits 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS Some night scenes good 

CAMERA WORK All right 

STAR The Same Charles Ray 

SUPPORT Clara Horton Ray's leading lady this 

time; others all do well 

EXTERIORS Correct 

INTERIORS Good 

DETAIL Very good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Ambitious youth 

with beer pocketbook and champagne taste finds 

it difficult to combat with his rich rival 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,744 feet 

The first and most important thing about "Nineteen 
and Phyliss" is that Charles Ray plays the part of a 
young dandy instead of the awkward country boy. 
But even with this change Charlie is the same Charlie, 
and the same mannerisms peep out from under his 
slick regalia. He's an ambitious young fellow in the 
kind of a town where "dances" are the rage with the 
_ innger set. Charlie has two passions — clothes and 
Phyllis — and both come near ruining him. • 

For the most part the direction is very good. There 



are one or two places where the interests threatens 
to slacken but generally speaking this isn't noticeable 
enough to worry about. Many little things, well done, 
are bound to meet with approval. For instance, hero 
Charlie has practically mortgaged his soul to buy a 
dress suit and in the midst of his anticipated debut in 
it, he drops the silk hat and his genuine fright at the 
headgear's near destruction is great. There is another 
good bit when, all dressed up, he tries to "sneak" out 
to the dance but his uncle is standing guard at the 
foot of the stairs. His various ruses to dislodge the 
uncle from the guard post are really funny. 

When Phyllis' uncle gets inquisitive as to how much 
Charlie makes a week he says $18 very bodly but the 
scant sum is such a shock the uncle asks him to re- 
peat it. This time, a wiggley $18 on the screen indi- 
cates hero's courage is weakening. Many similar bits 
all register effectively. 

Charlie is just a poor clerk working for $18 a week 
which isn't enough to even pay the war tax on the 
two greatest things in life for him — Phyllis and 
"snappy" clothes. Jimmie Long, a rich fellow with a 
car, is also in love with Phyllis and it's this awful cir- 
cumstance that causes Charlie so much worry. 

At a dance Charlie asks Phyllis to marry him. She 
says they are too young but they agree to become en- 
gaged. Then comes a shock. Charlie has no ring and 
the one Phyllis selects costs $500. He pays a deposit 
on it. Then hero decides to startle the town and ap- 
pear in a dress suit. This he does and figures he 
should be out of debt by 1940. In the meantime Jim- 
my has paid cash for the ring and intends giving it to 
Phyllis. 

In the same meantime Charlie hits upon a way to 
pay his bills. All he has to do is capture the burglar 
who is cleaning up the town and claim $1000 reward. 
How Charlie accidentally lands the burglar, gets the 
thousand and wins the girl is for you to see. 



Say the Star is a Small Town Beau Brummel in this One 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



In announcing Ray's next attraction "Nineteen and 
Phyllis" be sure to tell them they're going to see him 
in a role a little different than those he has had most 
recently. Instead of his' customary country boy 
clothes, he's a regular "slicker"— white flannels, sport 
shoes, cane, n everything. You can make promises 
for the comedy business contained in it and tell them 
not to miss seeing Ray as a "dandy" in "Nineteen 
and Phyllis." 



You can tell them it's a story of puppy love and if 
you want to give an idea of the story catchlines should 
help you out. You shouldn't have to work to get 
them in to see this. Mention of the star's name should 
be sufficient. You might say that Clara Horton plays 
opposite in this. Charlie's sure to make the young 
girls' hearts tingle when they see him dance like a 
regular Princeton stepper. Stills can be used advan- 
tageously. 



Sunday, January 2, 1921 




DAILY 



Splendid Production and Attractive Backgrounds But Story is Weak 



"TO PLEASE ONE WOMAN" 
Lois Weber Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR . . . . rf Lois Weber 

AUTHOR t Lois Weber 

SCENARIO BY Lois Weber 

CAMERAMAN William Foster 

AS A WHOLE Beautiful production, artistic 

backgrounds always and several pleasing per- 
sonalities among players 
STORY Deals with rather familiar type of 

woman although character here is overplayed 

by Mona Lisa 

DIRECTION Very effective 

PHOTOGRAPHY Excellent 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK Very good 

PLAYERS Claire Windsor pretty and pleasing; 

Edward Burns the good looking doctor and 

others all well suited 

EXTERIORS Many very pretty shots 

INTERIORS Some lavish 

DETAIL Correct 

CHARACTER OF STORY Selfish woman who 

wrecks romance and is the cause of a little 

boy's death 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 6,086 feet 

Lois Weber is credited with the authorship of "To 
Please One Woman," although the screen caption ac- 
knowledges the idea was conceived from a story by 
Marion Orth. At any rate the real story of the sel- 
fish woman contains little very new. There are the 
usual familiar characters all obviously labeled as to 
their respective parts in the plot, but despite this, 
Lois Weber has made a picture attractive to the eye. 
The backgrounds in every scene provide splendid 
atmosphere and then too there are some effective 
touches that help make up for the story's shortcom- 
ings. For instance, there's the silly young girl who 
decides to elope with the first grown man that smiles 
at her and who wants to smoke cigarettes like the 

Use the Producer's Name and Say 

Box Office Analysis 

In announcing the showing of Lois Weber's latest 
production "To Please One Woman," it will probably 

be better to confine your promises to the production. 
Tell them Miss Weber has provided an attractive 
atmosphere for her story and that there are many 
beautiful backgrounds in the picture. You can talk 
about^the character of the sweet young girl, her ro- 
mance with the doctor. It might attract to mention 



"selfish" woman. There's also a bit of pathos toward 
the end when the little boy dies as a result of the 
woman's whim. 

Claire Windsor as the grown-up sister represents a 
wholesome type of girlhood, while Edith Kessler is the 
silly young sister. Edward Burns is the handsome 
young doctor and L. C. Shumway "the other man" in 
the case. All these players do very good work. Mona 
Lisa plays the part of the "selfish woman" and her 
acting is about the weakest thing in the picture. Her 
work is forced and she never misses an opportunity 
to take advantage of the boudoir set to display the 
latest in decollette. 

Alice Granville is very happy in her love for Dr. 
Ransome, until she has reason to believe that his 
visits to the mansion known as the "mystery house" 
are other than professional. Leila, the mistress of the 
mansion, is the woman whom her husband cannot 
please and so she lives alone in the big house and 
having taken a fancy for the handsome youg doctor 
she finds it convenient to be ill quite often. The doc- 
tor makes his visits frequently, but it is not until after 
Alice refuses to have anything further to do with him 
that he succumbs to the "vamp." 

Lucien Wainwright, another admirer of Leila, ar- 
rives aboard his yacht in answer to Leila's urgent tel- 
egram. He, however, interests himself in Alice whom 
he meets and although they are friendly Alice can't 
forget her old sweetheart. Alice's small brother Bob- 
bie is seriously ill as a result of running for Dr. Ran- 
some when Leila's phone message said she was dying 
and needed him at once. 

. The boy dies and that same night Leila's husband 
arrives at the mansion and kills himself.- ^hen Leila 
begs Wainwright to take her away with him u't he 

calmly admits that he has "lost his taste for her," 
whereupon, she exits from the story to parts unknown 
and after a time Alice and the doctor have a reconcili- 
ation. 

the Picture is Good to Look At 

for the Exhibitor 

the silly little girl who wanted to smoke cigarettes 
like the mistress of the "mystery house." 

This is Lois Weber's first release for Paramount and 
you can talk about her as being the most important 
woman director in the business. Catchlines could be 
used of her understanding of women and her treat- 
ment of a theme wherein women are concerned with 
a full appreciation and understanding of a woman's 
viewpoint. 



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O'Dowd: "Begobs, you're 
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illusion; the peace that 
is bred of pain— all these 
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Sunday, January 2, 1921 




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Poor Direction and Slow Start Make This a Weak Offering 



June Caprice & George B. Seitz in 

"ROGUES AND ROMANCE" 

Pathe 

DIRECTOR George B. Seitz 

AUTHOR George B. Seitz 

SCENARIO BY George B. Seitz 

CAMERAMAN Harry Wood 

AS A WHOLE Very slow in getting started. 

Not enough material in only moderately inter- 
esting sequences 
SSTORY Weak plot. Lots of action but noth- 
ing decisive occurs 

DIRECTION Fair 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Fair 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STARS June Caprice looks rather attractive. 

George Seitz does nothing unusual 
SUPPORT Marguerite Courtot makes a good 

Senorita, and Harry Semels is a good villian 

EXTERIORS Some good shots 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Sub-titles insipid 

CHARACTER OF STORY American saves his 

sweetheart from Spanish revolutionists 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,827 feet 

The main trouble with "Rogues and Romance," is 
thatsa weak plot, shy on incident, has been padded 
through a lot of footage to make it cover the distance 
for a six reel feature. The story is much too slow in 
getting started, and nothing particularly interesting 
happens until the middle of the third reel. 

Material leading up to the only important happen- 
ing in the picture, is spread out through these two 
and a half reels, when it could very easily be told in 



one. For that reason an audience may be pretty 
well discouraged by the time the action starts. 

In the last half of the picture things move rapidly, 
and there are a couple of good hand to hand fights, 
and a well done skirmish between Spanish soldiers 
and revolutionists. 

The direction, with the exception of this last scene 
is only fair. It would have been possible to make a 
much more interesting picture in spite of the fact that 
the material lacks, by elaborating more skillfully on 
the bare plot. 

The players are all adequate, but Mr. Seitz and 
Miss Caprice do not have their ability taxed in the 
least. There isn't enough to either character to bring 
out much acting. 

The action takes place in Spain, where Sylvia, an 
American girl, is infatuated with Pedro Pezet, a bri- 
gand, and leader of the Spanish revolutionists. She 
is engaged to Reginald Harding, an American, but 
when he arrives the girl breaks the engagement. 

The day of the review of the troops by the governor 

is chosen by Pezet as the moment for bringing the rev- 
olution to a head, but his plans are ruined by Car- 
melita, a Spanish dancing girl, who is in love with the 
bandit chief, and who now betrays him because of 
his attentions to the American girl. 

Reggie unwittingly helps Pezet escape to the hills. 
There they find Sylvia, who claims Pezet as the man 
she loves, and is going to marry. Pezet takes the girl 
to the revolutionist headquarters, where it developes 
that he is merely holding her captive for ransom from 
her wealthy father. 

Reggie follows closely, and bluffs and fights his wax- 
through the guards to the now penitent Sylvia. He 
has a single handed fight with most of the revolution- 
ary army, and he and Sylvia are saved in the nick of 
time by the Spanish soldiers. 



Stars May Draw Some But Go Slow On Promises 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



You can't afford to make any large statements 
about this. You can use the names of George Seitz 
and June Caprice to advantage, particularly if their 
work in serials has been popular in your neighborhood. 
You can also feature the fact\hat part of the picture 
was made in Spain, and talk about the thrills in the 



fight between the revolutionists and the government 
soldiers. 

The best thing to do, however, if you show this, is 
to ease it by quietly. Let the title and the names of 
the stars get them in. 



Have You 
Been Seeing 
Selznick Pictures 

Lately ? 



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HE Selznick organization 
lias struck its stride. It's 
(he talk of the trade. 



Three studios in Fort Lee are 
working with a degree of effi- 
ciency seldom, if ever, before at- 
tained in the motion picture in- 
dustry. 

Selznick Pictures a-plenty are be- 
ing produced — and they're good 
pictures, each one better than its 
predecessor. They're being com- 
pleted on time and prints are 
available in the territory on the 
date they are promised, providing 
a service for exhibitors which 
saves them time and worry and 
adds greatly to their boxoffice re- 
ceipts. 

Conway Tearle and Martha Mans- 
field have been added to the list 
of stars as worthy running mates 
for Elaine Hammerstein, Eugene 
O'Brien, and Owen Moore. 




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IV e Invite Your Most Critical Inspection of: 



ELAINE 
HAMMERSTEIN 

in 4 ' Pleasure Seekers' ' 



EUGENE 

O'BRIEN in 

"Broadway & Home" 



WILLIAM FAVERSHAM 

in "The Sin That Was His" 
A Hob art Henley Production 
By FRANK L. PACKARD 



MARTHA MANSFIELD 

In Her 

First Star Series Productions 

{In Preparation) 



OWEN MOORE 

in 

"The Chicken in the 
Case" 



CONWAY 

TEARLE in 

"Society Snobs' ' 

A Hobart Henley Pro- 

duction 






Sunday, January 2, 1921 



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DAILY 



Very Weak Story and a Production That Can't Be Boasted Of 



Billie Burke in 

"THE FRISKY MRS. JOHNSON" 

Paramount 

DIRECTOR Edward Dillon 

AUTHOR Clyde Fitch 

SCENARIO BY Lawrence McClosky 

CAMERAMAN George Folsey 

AS A WHOLE Below the average of program 

offering; star pleasing but she has so little to 
do that her appearance can't help it much 

STORY Exceedingly weak material and very 

little of it and that little isn't new 

DIRECTION Very ordinary 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS All right 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STAR Greatly handicapped by lack of op- 
portunity 

SUPPORT Go through their parts well enough 

but haven't anything very much to do ; no one 
given credit on the screen 

EXTERIORS None 

INTERIORS Satisfactory studio sets 

DETAIL Very little of anything else 

CHARACTER OF STORY .Young widow in- 
curs her brother-in-law's malice in trying to pro- 
tect her unhappy sister, his wife 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,536 feet 

Billie Burke's latest doesn't come up to the satisfac- 
tion mark of the productions being turned out by this 
company. In the first place the story is really worth 
about two reels for it certainly doesn't contain enough 
material for the footage accorded it. And so "The 
Frisky Mrs. Johnson" turns out to be a long series of 
scenes of which about half contain no action at all. 

The action is supposedly laid in France, but there 
is nothing to indicate it except that the art titles con- 
sist of various familiar French scenes. There are no 
exterior shots which makes it difficult at times to 



know just where the characters are and in whose 
home. There are two homes in which the story takes 
place but as the players are never seen going or com- 
ing, it's hard to tell just what's what. 

There is one set supposed to be a street scene but 
everyone will know it's studio stuff. Billie Burke is 
pleasing in herself, but she has so little opportunity 
in the role of Mrs. Johnson that even her appearance 
doesn't help this very poor story. There is some 
nonsense provided by the character of a French ad- 
mirer of the widow who flies around getting her 
powder puffs, etc., but doesn't add any entertainment 
to the producton. 

Mrs. Johnson is credited with being a frisky widow 
although as far as the audience is concerned, she does- 
n't seem to have more than an ordinary amount of 
"frisk." Mrs. Johnson has a married sister who is 
unhappy and is carrying on a love affair with Sir 
Lionel Heathcote, while Mrs. Johnson does her best 
to keep the two apart because she fears for her sis- 
ter's reputation. 

Frank Morley, a brother of the sister's husband 
returns and having loved Mrs. Johnson before her 
marriage, it doesn't take him long to fall for her again 
and they plan to elope. At the same time the sister 
is planning to run away with Heathcote and a note 
sent to her is found by her husband who follows his 
wife to Heathcote's apartment. But in the meantime, 
Mrs. Johnson has heard of her sister's intention and 
reaches Heathcote's apartment before her brother- 
in-law. 

Mrs. Johnson makes it appear that the note was in- 
tended for her and so she saves her sister, but when 
Frank hears of the affair he will have nothing to do 
with her. But eventually the sister decides that she 
cannot let the widow sacrifice her happiness for her 
so she tells her husband the truth, Frank goes back 
to Mrs. Johnson and the sister decides to divorce her 
husband and marry Heathcote. 



If the Star Is Well Liked It May Get By 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



This is a very weak one, but if Billie Burke is pop- 
ular with your patrons perhaps her appearance will 
satisfy them, although she has been provided with a 
very weak story in "The Frisky Mrs. Johnson." It 
wouldn't be well to do any promising in connection 
with the picture so you might confine your announce- 
ment to catchlines such as : ^If you had a sister who 
was risking her reputation would you sacrifice your 



own happiness to save her?" Or, "She was called 
'Frisky Mrs. Johnson' but see how she nearly lost her 
lover in an effort to save her sister's reputation." 

Perhaps the fact that Clyde Fitch is the author may 
interest them so you might mention it. The support- 
ing- cast doesn't contain any particularly well-known 
names so confine your names to the star's. 




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W. JENNER 

HOTEL 'ASTOR NEW YORK NY 

LAST OF KOHICAHS SJJASHED EVERY RECORD FOR ATTEND- 
ANCE FORCED TO STOP SELLING TICKETS AT EVERY 
PERFORMANCE CONGRATULATIONS TO ASSOCIATED 
PRODUCERS AND UAURICi: TOURNEUR OH THIS SPLENDID 
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COURT THEATRE 

D. H BESTOW, Mana ger 
KANKAKEE, ILL. 

December 19th, 1920 



ttr. Sidney Goldman, 
c/o Associated Producers, Eric., 
808 South Wabash Av., 
Chicago, 111. 

My dear Sidney: 

Just a few words in t-egard to the way in 
which I have put over the Maurice Tourneur prod- 
uction, "The Last of the Mohicans". 

First allow me to thank you for writing 
our Superintendent of schools here and for send- 
ing me a copy of your letter to him. That gave 
me a "lead off" and if you don't think I took ad- 
vantage of it you should have seen my business on 
the opening, yesterday. Also allow me to thank 
you for sending me the print three days in advance 
so that I could get an advance showing. 

When the print arrived I got busy and phoned 
the leaders of the following: The Ministerial 
Alliance, Women's Club, Y.W.C.A., Y.M.C. A. .Schools, 
City Officials, Board of Education, Public lib- 
rary and St. Vistor's College. They all responded 
at the private showing and when the piciture had 
finished I merely handed them the enclosed card 
which I had printed for the occasion. Within 
twenty four hours they all had returned their 
cards with THEIR OPINION written on it. That was 
all I needed — I went from there I Heavy on the 
newspapers, my screen and lobby. The results were 
wonderful. 

Friendly competitors told me to lay off of 
'last of the Mohicans 1 ", in fact I was skeptical 
myself but I knew from criticisms that the prod- 
uction was there and also know if I could get the 
folks interested in the education of the community 
brsy, that the picture would please and believe me, 
Sidney, that's the answer! It did please them and 
It pleased the kids that crave "INJUN PITCHERS" 
too. 

Show this letter to exhibitors and they can 
use the same ideas and clean up the same as I have; 
Much success to you. 



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Jn Mexican Drama Eternal By James fenimore Gboper 

Directed by MAURICE TOURNEUR and CLARENCE L.BROWN 




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Really Pleasing Picture With Carey in a Role Out of the Ordinary 



Harry Carey in 
"HEARTS UP" 

Universal 

DIRECTOR Val Paul 

AUTHOR Harry Carey 

SCENARIO BY Val Paul 

CAMERAMAN H. Fowler 

AS A WHOLE Thoroughly satisfactory pro- 
gram picture ; clean cut production and a 

smooth continuity obvious 
STORY Pleasing human interest theme gives 

star the sort of material that suits him best 
DIRECTION Very good all the way; several 

good effects 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very good 

LIGHTINGS Clear 

CAMERA WORK Well judged 

STAR Has less of the cowboy spirit in this 

SUPPORT Migonne Golden a pleasing little 

lady; others good 

EXTERIORS Good 

INTERIORS Look like the real thing 

DETAIL All right 

CHARACTER OF STORY Bachelor ranch 

owner suddenly finds himself playing father to 

a girl he loves 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 4,782 feet 

In "Hearts Up," Harry Carey's latest Universal pro- 
duction, the cowboy star is seen in a role with less 
of the cowboy trimmins' and for the sake of variety 
alone, the offering is a pleasing diversion from the 
type of picture in which this star is usually seen. 
Carey is credited with writing the story so it must be 
that he doesn't aim to confine his efforts altogether 
to the sombrero and saddle. 

The story has a real human interest appeal and the 
production end of it has been really well taken care of 



by Val Paul, who has injected many very fine touches. 
Some scenes taken aboard a moving train are good and 
there's a splendid fire scene. In this bit there is a very 
effective bit of photography in the way of a double 
exposure. Carey has just rescued from the burning 
building, a man who had once saved his life. The 
double exposure shows the man saving Carey from 
drowning. 

There is just one thing that may be criticised and 
that is the fact that it isn't quite comprehensive that 
a man as old as the hero is supposed to be, would be 
in love with a child such as played by Mignonne 
Golden. The lady is pleasing but a little older looking 
girl would have made Carey's falling in love much 
more plausible. 

Jim Drew, a squaw man, receives word that his 
wife whom he had long before deserted, has died and 
that his daughter is coming to live with him. But 
before the girl arrives Drew is injured when his cabin 
is burned and dies just as David Brent (Carey), ar- 
rives to pay back a debt of gratitude. He has the 
girl's letter saying she. will meet her father in San 
Francisco. 

Thinking to repay his dead friend, Brent decides 
to meet the girl and tell her her father is dead. But 
Lorelei believes Carey is her father and she is so 
happy with her beautiful home and the kindness of 
Brent, that he can't bring himself to tell her the truth. 
On the train Lorelei had met Gordon Swayne, a sur- 
veyor, whose friendship she retains and Brent, real- 
izing he loves Lorelei is unhappy. 

Eventually Gordon learns that Brent is not Lorelei's 
father and he threatens the ranchman , Finally when 
Lorelei learns the truth Brent decides to go away and 
leave the girl mistress of his home. Lorelei stops him 
and tells him she loves him only. 



Should Give General Satisfaction Especially to Carey Fans 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



If you have Harry Carey fans among your clientele 
be sure to get this for them. It shows the star in a 
role somewhat different from that in which they are 
accustomed to seeing him and it gives him a chance 
to show what he can do minus the sombrero and other 
cowboy paraphenalia. You can talk about the human 
interest theme, tell them hcty the star plays "Daddy" 
to a little girl although he loves her as a woman. 



Say that Carey also wrote the story. That should 
interest them. Val Paul deserves mention for his 
splendid direction and you can link up the title with 
catchlines effectively. "If a little orphan girl was 
happy in the thought that you were her father, would 
you tell her the truth?" Or, "She loved him as a 
father, but he loved her as a woman. See how it 
worked out in 'Hearts Up,' Harry Carey's latest Un- 
iversal production." 



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The Pleasure Seekers" 

with Elaine Hammerstein 
General Release December 30 



Now in Production 
"The Girl from Nowhere" 

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Star Puts Over Ordinary Material Which Lacks Originality 



Buck Jones in 

"TWO MOONS" 

Fox 

DIRECTOR Edward J. LaSaint 

AUTHOR Robert Welles Ritchie 

SCENARIO BY Edward J. LeSaint 

CAMERAMAN Friend F. Baker 

AS A WHOLE Typical Western, makes fairly 

good entertainment but lacks originality 
STORY Ordinary frontier characterizations, 

with a few unusual touches. Gets over, but 

not big 
DIRECTION Good Western atmosphere, fight 

scenes well handled 

PHOTOGRAPHY Satisfactory 

LIGHTINGS Clear 

CAMERA WORK . . . All right 

STAR A likeable personality, nothing unusual 

required of him 
SUPPORT Carol Holloway gives a very enjoy- 
able performance as the sheep herder's daughter. 

Balance of cast adequate 

EXTERIORS Good Western stuff 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY Cowboy captures 

cattle rustler and wins girl who thought she 

hated him 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 5,000 feet 

Buck Jones makes a good type of cowboy hero, and 
his personality and the work of Carol Holloway as 
the fiery little mountain girl, put over an otherwise 
very ordinary western. There is plenty of gunplay 
by everyone in the cast, and that's what most West- 
ern fans want. The story in its main plot is the 



regulation theme of the good Westerner who defeats 
all the bad Westerners, but some unusual twists have 
been given here and there which help for some 
originality. 

It has been well directed, the fight scenes, both fist 
and gun, being especially good. The action is fast 
and runs smoothly, and on the whole it makes very 
fair entertainment for lovers of Westerns. The scenes 
between Bill Blunt and Hilma are especially good, and 
Carol Holloway does an intelligent and spirited char- 
acterization of Hilma. 

The story is laid in the time when the cattlemen 
and the sheep herders of the West were continually 
at swords- points, for control of the grazing lands. 
Bill Blunt (Buck Jones), on a tour of inspection for 
the cattlemen whose interests he protects, finds some 
steers in the corral of Old Man Ring, a sheep herder. 
Hilma Ring, his«daughter hates everything pertaining 
to cattle, and tries to shoot Bill. Old man Ring is 
murdered by the mysterious "Killer," thought to be 
employed by the cattlemen. Zang Whistler then 
tries to carry off Hilma. Bill appears on the scene to 
arrest Zang for cattle rustling, and Zang and Hilma 
escape after wounding Bill. The "Killer" is cap- 
tured and brought to jail by Zang and Hilma, where 
he confesses that he was employed by the cattlemen 
to clean out the sheep herders. The sheep men storm 
the jail for the killer, and the cattlemen for Zang. 
The latter and Hilma escape but are pursued and cap- 
tured by Bill. Barricaded in a cabin Bill holds out 
against the whole gang of cattle rustlers, and when 
he is wounded Hilma rushes to his aid. Zang drags 
her to the door but she breaks away, barricades her- 
'self inside and soon discovers that she is in love with 
Bill, whom she had hated and attempted to kill. 



Boost the Star and Promise Them Lots of Shooting 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



The best bet on this one is to appeal strongly to the 
lovers of biff-bang gun play. You can promise them 
as much of that as you wish. If Buck Jones is pop- 
ular with your patrons you can assure them a good 
performance by the star. If you talk about the story, 
play up the feature of theynysterious "Killer" who 
terrorized the district with his murders. Also tell 



them it is the story of the taming of a fiery little 
Western "shrew." Your best points are the star and 
the thrills, because of the lack of originality in the 
theme. If you want catch lines you can say: "See 
how the girl tried to kill Bill Blunt, and then married 
him, in 'Two Moons.' " 



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Adaptation of French Play Provides Entertaining Farce 



Wanda Hawley in 

"HER BELOVED VILLAIN" 

Realart 

DIRECTOR Sam Wood 

AUTHOR Alexandre Bisson & Albert Carre 

SCENARIO BY Alice Eyton 

CAMERAMAN Alfred Gilks 

AS A WHOLE Good entertainment, lively com- 
edy, well produced 

STORY Clean farce, with situations coherently 

developed, and interest sustained by sufficiently 
fast action 

DIRECTION Beginning might move swifter, 

rest adequate 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Fair 

CAMERA WORK Satisfactory 

STAR Attractive and pleasing. Comedy work 

overshadowed by support 
SUPPORT Tully Marshall carries off comedy 

honors 

EXTERIORS Few of them 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Satisfactory 

CHARACTER OF STORY Man decieves girl's 

suitor in order to marry her himself, then has 

trouble explaining the deceit 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION. 4,646 feet 

In "Her Beloved Villian," Wanda Hawley has been 
given an adaptation of the French play "La Veglione," 
by Bisson and Carre, and while the production pro- 
vides good entertainment, it is not overly due to the 
work of the star. The picture starts out as straight 
drama, but quickly assumes all the ear marks of a farce. 
It is an amusing farce too, with enough variation 



from the standard one or two plots common to this 
type of picture, to make the theme novel. Although 
Miss Hawley offers one or two bits of real comedy, 
she is somewhat thrust into the background by Tully 
Marshall, who easily dominates the piece, with a very 
amusing performance. The director has pretty well 
exhausted the comedy of the original, developing each 
situation to the fullest extent. The balance of the 
cast including, Templer Powell, Ramsey Wallace, and 
Lillian Leighton, all fit in well. 

The scene of the story is laid in France. Louis 
Martinot is in love with Susanne Bergomat (Wanda 
Hawley), and upon being hastily summoned to 
America, requests his friend Dr. Blythe, to investigate 
her family, and report. Blythe, falling in love with 
the girl himself, reports that her father is a drunkard 
and her mother a cabaret singer ; and then marries her 
himself. Martinot appears sometime later, ignorant 
of Blythe's marriage, and Blythe is at a loss as to how 
he can keep his wife and Martinot apart. Blythe per- 
suades his partner, Dr. Poulard (Tully Marshall), to 
take Susanne to her mother in a neighboring town. 
Instead of going home Susanne drags the erstwhile 
staid doctor to the carnival at Nice, where he shows 
his first excessive liking for champagne. Their ar- 
rival home the next morning discloses the fact that 
they have not been to "mother's," resulting in near 
tragic domestic trouble in both families. Affairs are 
finally untangled when Dr. Blythe confesses that he 
deceived Martinot, and Susanne in turn confesses that 
her escapade was only to teach her husband a lesson. 
Martinot gracefully accepts the situation, and Susan- 
ne's parents are convinced that no one thinks they 
are drunkards, and the whole party joyfully celebrates 
the Blythes' first wedding anniversery. 



Promise Them a Clever French Farce and Use Star's Name 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Notwithstanding that Wanda Hawley 's is not the 
best performance in the production, you can use her 
name to advantage. You can also use Tully Marshall, 
commenting on the comedy merit of his work, as his 
ability has been widely demonstrated. Play up the 
fact that this is a real French farce. 

Don't fail to emphasize the novelty of its situations, 
and the abundance of humor in each. You can make 



good use of the title in teasers and you can build in- 
numerable catch lines about it. The theme of the pic- 
ture offers many possibilities for a catchy and amus- 
ing exploitation. Catch lines on this order might be 
used : "One man told the other that her parents were 
drunkards — and then married her himself. See what 
happened then in "Her Beloved Villian." 







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"MR. WU" 

(Stoll Film Corporation of America) 

Unique and Strongly Dramatic From Plot Angle 

{{ Tk y§~ R. WU " is undoubtedly one of the strongest dramatic stories 
V/l ever presented on either the screen or stage. and as such is 
X ▼ -1- entitled to all the praise that it Feceived when usedj^as a stage 
starring vehicle for Walker Whiteside some years ago. 

As a picture, however, it runs rather contrary to the rule -in that its 
villain has the most important role and its love story ends, unhappily too, 
in the early reels. After this the story is one of Chinese revenge, unique, 
logical and carefully builded, a revenge that fails only because fate decrees 
that " Mr. Wu " drink the poisoned tea instead of the woman on whom 
the crafty Oriental had planned to wreck his vengeance. 

Sumptuous sets showing the interior of "Mr. Wu's" Chinese home, beauti- 
ful scenic locations and a careful attention to detail add to the dramatic 
qualities the feature possesses. Matheson Lang plays "Wu" with extreme 
skill. He is supported by a competent cast with which no fault can be 
found unless it is that most of them who, play Chinese characters are not 
especially good types for Oriental roles. 

It is, however, in the actual plot that "Mr. Wu" possesses greatest 
strength. For audiences which appreciate the unusual, the something dif- 
ferent, the picture should prove a hit. Those who insist on the sugar 
coated live happy after offering will probably object to its lack of romance 
and its reversal of motion picture tradition. Therefore, the subject of 
whether or not it should- be booked resolves itself into an individual 
problem to be decided by the audience which each exhibitor may have. — 
Length, 6 reels.— J. S. Dickerson. 



TOLL FILM CORPORATION OF AMERICA 



MOVING PICTURE 




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SQUANDERED LIVES 



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"Squandered Lives" 

Stoll Film Corporation's First Offering a 

Screen Version of Cosmo Hamilton's 

"Duke's Son" in Six Reels 

Reviewed by Epes W. Sargeant 

Interesting', from many angles, is the first 
•offering of the Stoll Film Corporation, 
which is about to enter the American mar- 
ket with a weekly release. This is the 
first endeavor of the British producers to 
make a regular release since the days 
when Pathe, Urban and Gaumont were 
■components of the old Motion Picture 
Patents Company, and the ffrst offering 
naturally interests quite apart from its 
entertainment value. 

In point of acting, the production com- 
pares very favorably with the work of the 
American companies. Ivy Duke, the starred 
player, and Guy Newall, her featured sup- 
port, are but two of a cast of unusual 
excellence. Hugh C. Buckler and C. Law- 
ford Davidson 'also show prominently and 
the lesser members of the cast are all com- 
petent. They are good judges of tempo, 
are excellent in the pantomimic registra- 
tion of their thoughts and they look the 
parts they play. 

Technically the production shows, imoex; 



fectiOns of lighting and some of the set- 
tings are cramped, though others, apart 
from the lack of illumination, will com- 
pare very favorably with* the best in cine- 
matographic architecture, notably the ball 
room scenes near the close of the picture 
and the earlier hallway of an old castle at 
which the players are guests. In the mat- 
ter of exteriors a different story may be 
told, for there is a fine country seat and 
some shots of a Thames houseboat wijh a 
natural background of unusual beauty. 

The story is primarily propaganda for 
and a defense of the younger sons of titled 
families. This is a matter which does not 
concern American audiences, but the natural 
narrative value of the story, ai Art from 
this propaganda, is decidedly good and the 
sincerity of the players adds interest apart 
from the work of the author. There are 
one or two uncovered time jumps, but the 
continuity is kept well in hand, and the 
interest sustained past the climax. If suc- 
ceeding subjects are equal in value to the 
first offering, the long-threatened English 
invasion should become a successful fact; 
not that the presentation equals in all re* 
spects the best of our native work, but 
because it stands up well and offers var- 
iety in stars and treatment. 



STOLL FILM CORPORATION OF AMERICA 



GEORGE KING President 

150 Vest Forty-sixth Street NYC. 

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Re-titled This Will Have A Much Better Chance 



Peggy Hyland in 

THE PRICE OF SILENCE 

Sunrise Pictures Corp. — State Rights 

DIRECTOR Fred Leroy Granville 

AUTHOR Augusta J. Evans Wilson 

SCENARIO BY Not credited 

CAMERAMAN Leland Landcaster 

AS A WHOLE Fair state rights offering; no 

obvious relief to melancholy trend which dom- 
inates the entire picture 

STORY Adapted from story, "At the Mercy of 

Tiberius" ; some effective suspense 
DIRECTION Only fair; sometimes very ama- 
teurish 

PHOTOGRAPHY , All right 

LIGHTINGS Usually good 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STAR Sincere in her effort, but handicapped 

greatly by "suffering" role 

SUPPORT Tom Chatterton plays the male lead, 

others satisfactory 

EXTERIORS Not very many 

INTERIORS Adequate 

DETAIL ' Not always good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Heroine who suf- 
fers imprisonment to save her brother, whom 
she believes guilty of murder 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,000 feet 

This new offering on the state rights market will 
probably get over in a fairly satisfactory way because 
of some rather effective suspense which is injected 
from time to time. But taken from a standpoint of 
production, the picture is quite amateurish. The di- 
rection at times is very bad and a continuity that 
jumps the action and the players all over the place 
has been provided, perhaps in the thought of getting 
the desired suspense. 

In the first place the heroine sets out to ask a loan 
from her grandfather who had cast her mother out of 
his life. The mother is supposed to be dying, but the 



daughter goes tor the money, is accused of murder 
and apparently is some time in jail before a telegram 
announces the mother's death. Again, there is a char- 
acter mentioned named Frank, the titles keep refer- 
ring to "Frank," but it isn't until practically the last 
reel until the character makes his appearance, then a 
title says he's been in Europe. Why not have said so 
in the first place? The picture's main fault is extreme- 
ly badly written' titles of which there are twice as 
many as there should be. Re-titling would be the big- 
gest help the picture could be given. 

Miss Hyland is sincere as the heroine, but is handi- 
capped by a role that calls for nothing but gloom. A 
little sunshine here and there would be a happy relief 
to the star's long suffering. Campbell Gullan, who 
plays the old grandfather, wears a very poor "old 
man" makeup. Tom Chatterton is the leading male 
character, who does what is required of him. 

Beryl Brentano is accused of the murder of her 
grandfather whom she visited to borrow money for 
her dying mother. The girl can prove her own inno- 
cence but fearing that her wayward brother may have 
killed the old man she refuses to say the word and 
goes to jail. Lennox, the district attorney, presses the 
case against the girl, but soon is convinced of her 
innocence and her devotion to the one she is shielding 
causes him to fall in lo.ve with her, although he thinks 
the guilty party her sweetheart and not her brother. 

Eventually Beryl is released through the efforts of 
Lennox. The girl inserts a "personal" in the news- 
paper to locate her brother and through a fictitious 
reply inserted by Lennox she goes to Canada to meet 
her brother, only to meet Lennox whom she secretly 
loves. He admits inserting the answer but also tells 
her he knows the whereabouts of her brother, who is 
now a priest. Eventually the brother proves that he 
did go to his grandfather's home the night of the mur- 
der, but while he was there a storm broke and the old 
man was killed by lightning. 



Star's Name and Some Good Suspense Can Be Talked About 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

As a state rights offering of average calibre you can It may be that Peggy Hyland still has a following 

probably book "The Price of Silence" and give fair among your patrons, in which case make good use of 

satisfaction. If, however, your audience is accus- her name and tell them something about the story, 

tomed to the better grade program or special release You could use the line: "If you were accused of mur- 

production they will not be satisfied with this one. der and you had promised your dying mother to shield 

Your talking point will beHvith regard to the suspense your weakling brother, would you accept the blame 

created as to the real murderer of the old man. if you thought him guilty?" 



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A Charming Star and Popular Appeal in This 



Madge Kennedy in 

"THE GIRL WITH THE JAZZ HEART" 

Goldwyn 

DIRECTOR Lawrence Windom 

AUTHOR Robert Shannon 

SCENARIO BY. . .Geo. Mooser and Philip Lonergan 

CAMERAMAN George Peters 

AS A WHOLE Really pleasing entertainment 

due to good direction and delightful personality 
of star 

STORY Not unusual dual role theme but gives 

star splendid opportunities 

DIRECTION Has done very well with fairly 

trite plot ; gets the most out of it 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very good 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK Some of the best double ex- 
posure yet seen 

STAR Inimitable Madge charming as ever 

SUPPORT Good 

EXTERIORS Very few 

INTERIORS Many of them the real thing 

DETAIL Quite all right 

CHARACTER OF STORY Quaker girl comes 

to New York to marry a rich man but gets 
"cold feet" and has a telephone girl imperson- 
ate her 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 3,966 feet 

Madge Kennedy in "The Girl with the Jazz Heart" 
seems to have been a long time on the Goldwyn release 
schedule but now that it's here, it's a really very pleas- 
ant picture and satisfies despite it's being about one 
reel shorter than the usual feature length. But better 
quality than quantity, and that's just what happens 
here. Evidently the picture was originally much 
longer, but whoever took the scissors to it knew 
how to do it and with the assistance of the title 
writer "The Girl With the Jazz Heart" conies through 



the operation successfully. 

And Madge Kennedy — well, she's her usual charm- 
ing self and even a little more charming. Her indi- 
viduality is sure to appeal. She takes the part of a 
gum chewing, jazz loving telephone operator and also 
that of the quiet Quaker girl who comes to the city 
to meet her husband-to-be. Miss Kennedy handles this 
Former part so well that she should be given more 
opportunities like this. 

The camera work in this is really great. The 
double exposures are perhaps some of the best yet 
seen and where a double is used for the star it is so 
well done that it's almost remarkable. 

Miriam Smith, Quaker girl, is being forced into a 
marriage by her uncle who fears she might squander 
her fortune, so he arranges her marriage to a country 
swain. Miriam answers an ad in a matrimonial paper 
and later goes to New York to meet her husband-to-be. 
At the hotel she weakens and takes the telephone girl 
Kitty, into her confidence. Kitty thinks it a "swell" 
chance to grab "herself a man so she agrees to change 
places with Miriam. 

The husband-to-be arrives and there is a mutual 
disappointment. Miriam really likes him and he 
doesn't like Kitty and her common ways. Hpwever, 
Miriam decides to go through with the deception and 
the three go to a cabaret, Kitty dressed in pretty 
clothes Miriam had bought to meet the man. Kitty 
does the ordering and superintends the party generally. 

Then she gets into trouble by dancing with a pro- 
fessional dancer. His wife objects. After this argu- 
ment is settled, a dectective arrives and demands that 
Miriam Smith return to her home. Then the truth 
comes out, and Miriam is escorted back to her Penn- 
sylvania home where her uncle resumes plans for 
her immediate marriage. That night, however, the 
former husband-to-be arrives to claim his bride and 
they live happy, etc. 



A Jazz Campaign Ought to Get This Over Big 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Madge Kennedy is a favorite in a number of the- 
aters, and even though she doesn't appear at great 
frequence, that should be all the more reason for them 
to want to see her when she does. "The Girl With a 
Jazz Heart" touches a rather incurable sentiment of 
the present day generation so the title should attract 
them. 

Tell them some of the scenes show the lobby of 
the Hotel Belmont in New York and then another 



shot taken in a well known New York cabaret and 
that part of the show is in the picture. Gilda Gray, 
the shimmy dancer, performs under a spot light and 
incidentally there is a very good effect here. The 
actual colors have been put in the film. Catchlines 
should get them. Say "Want to learn New York's 
latest dance steps. Let 'The Girl With the Jazz 
Heart' show you. Madge Kennedy in her most re- 
cent Goldwyn picture is at the blank theater." 



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Well Made Production Helps Plot Lacking Originality 



"THE HUNDREDTH CHANCE" 
Stoll Film— Pathe 

DIRECTOR Maurice Elvey 

AUTHOR Ethel M. Dell 

CAMERAMAN Sinclair Hill 

SCENARIO BY Paul Burger 

AS A WHOLE Carefully made production, 

splendid atmosphere in settings. Well acted, 

but a somewhat time worn theme 
STORY English novel adaptation providing 

good but not new screen material 
DIRECTION Especially good as regards set- 
tings and detail 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS . . .• All right 

CAMERA WORK Satisfactory 

PLAYERS Mary Glynne, Sidney Seaward, and 

Dennis Terry handle principal parts effectively 

EXTERIORS Good race scenes 

INTERIORS Carefully done 

DETAIL Nothing lacking 

CHARACTER OF STORY Struggle of English 

nobleman and his groom for the love of a girl 

nobly born 

This latest Stoll production is taken from the Eng- 
lish novel of the same name by Ethel M. Dell. It is 
a typically English story, with a main theme very 
similar to numbers of stories of English life. In this 
lies the only big fault of the picture, for in the matter 
of direction, acting, and settings, particularly the lat- 
ter, which have been done with a fine sense of correct 
atmosphere these points will be especially appreciated 
in houses catering to high class patronage. 



Mary Glynne, as the haughty patrician girl, gives a 
very intelligent portrayal, and keeps her audience in 
doubt as to whether she will hold out against the love 
protestations of the villianous Lord Saltash up to the 
very moment when one would expect her to decide 
for the right. Sidney Seaward, as her "common'.' hus- 
band has the full sympathy of the spectator, and makes 
of the part a strong and forceful character. Dennis 
Terry, who is a son of the famous Ellen Terry, is con- 
vincing as Lord Satash, but he is a trifle light for a 
plotting villain. However, he is a good actor. 

The fault that some audiences will probably find 
is that the picture reminds them of others they have 
seen, because the general idea is one that has been the 
subject of many stories. 

Jack Bolton is the genius of the racing stable of 
Lord Saltash. He falls in love with Maud Brian, 
daughter of Lady Bernard Brian, who is married to 
an inn keeper, Giles Sheppard. 

Maud realizes Bolton's love for her but she is half 
in love with Lord Saltash of Burchester Castle, and 
she does not love Bolton. 

The brutality of Giles Sheppard to Bunny, her lit- 
tle crippled brother, makes her hesitate. She con- 
templates marrying Bolton to protect her brother, and 
then Bolton takes "the hundredth chance," and asks 
her to marry him for Bunny's sake hoping love will 
come later. Maud marries him and then Saltash, de- 
siring his trainer's wife, tries to entice her from her 
husband. He traps her in his castle and tries to com- 
promise her. 

The same day Saltash's horse, "The Hundredth 
Chance" wins a big race, and Bolton a fortune. That 
day Bolton, too, wins his wife's love by his trust of her 
in the apparently damning circumstances created by 
Saltash. The villainous lord receives a beating from 
the husband, and Maud, who has been his wife in 
name only, becomes his wife in fact. 



Use Title and Horse Race Angle, Promise a Fine Production 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



"The Hundredth Chance" offers in its title an allur- 
ing and interest commanding phrase, and presents a 
number of possibilities for exploitation. Linked up 
with the horse racing feature of the picture it gives 
promise of excitement and a "long shot" which car- 
ries an appeal to nearly everybody. Play up these 
two points as the big features in your advertising. 



You can also safely promise a really fine produc- 
tion. Comment on the excellent atmosphere and the 
care with which the settings have been made. The 
fact that Ellen Terry's son plays one of the principal 
parts might prove an attraction to some. For a catch 
line you can use : "The battle of a nobleman and a 
groom for the love of a girl." 



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■ 

Sunday, January 2, 1921 



Scenic Beauty a Feature of This Latest Blanche Sweet Picture 



Blanche Sweet in 

"THAT GIRL MONTANA" 

Jesse D. Hampton Prod. — Pathe 

DIRECTOR Robert Thornby 

AUTHOR Marah Ellis Ryan 

SCENARIO BY George H. Plympton 

CAMERAMAN Lucien Andriot 

AS A WHOLE Beautiful exterior locations its 

big feature; work, of players and one or two 
good fight scenes help 

STORY Sequences rather loosely put together 

with some situations lacking conviction; makes 
adequate program material 
DIRECTION Seems to have given main atten- 
tion to locations and scenic beauty 

PHOTOGRAPHY Excellent 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK Particularly well judged 

STAR Dressed as boy in opening reel; is quite 

pleasing 

SUPPORT Mahlon Hamilton's appearance a 

good help; others good except for Indian 

EXTERIORS All beautiful 

INTERIORS Few 

DETAIL All right 

CHARACTER OF STORY Girl forced to mas- 
querade as boy later finds happiness with a man 
who had taken her from the Indians 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 5'000 feet 

Blanche Sweet's latest production made by Jesse D. 
Hampton offers a first rate program attraction if for 
nothing but its scenic beauty. In fact the director's 
main attention seems to have been given over to the 
selection of locations but in this at least he has cer- 
tainly been successful. Practically the entire action 
is in the out-of-doors and there are a continuous series 
of shots of mountain country that will run some of the 
nature scenics a close second. 

The story which has been adapted from the novel 



by Marah Ellis Ryan provides attractive roles for the 
principals but other than that it doesn't boast of un- 
usual strength. It is a western of the dance hall — 
gold rush type with its sequences rather loosely con- 
nected, and its situations based on rather weak and un- 
convincing circvimstanc.es. For instance Hamilton 
takes the little girl from the Indians because it isn't 
good for her to be with them and evidently he pro- 
vides for her thereafter although he has no reason for 
doing so except that perhaps he has fallen in love with 
her. But they fail to have him indicate the fact to 
a very great extent. 

The camera work and photography generally is a 
big thing in "That Girl Montana." And Lucien An- 
driot, the cameraman, deserves a goodly share of the 
credit for any success that the picture may attain. 

ATontana Rivers finally escapes from her father who 
had forced her to wear boy's clothing and aid him in 
his robbing and cheating. The girl is taken in by 
friendly Indians who allow her to remain in their 
camp until Akkomi, the chief, asks his white friend 
Dan Overton to take the girl away because it is not 
good for her to remain in the Indian camp. 

Dan provides for Tana and falls in love with her 
but because of her past life the girl keeps him at a 
distance. Then comes Jim Harris who recognizes 
Tana as the boy robber and when he attempts to 
blacken her past Dan gives him a beating which par- 
alyzes him. Jim stays on with Dan who regrets his 
hastiness. Eventually Tana's father again appears 
and demands that the girl go away with him. She 
refuses but also hesitates to tell Dan of her trouble. 

In the meantime Jim has waited to avenge himself 
against Tana's father because long ago he had run 
away with his wife and baby. So when the outlaw 
came, Jim, whose arms were still strong, strangled the 
man and then told Tana that she was his daughter, 
the child of the wife whom the outlaw had run away 
with. Then the clinch between Dan and Tana. 



Catchlines and Stills in the Lobby Will Attract 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



If you are looking for a satisfactory program pic- 
ture With an attractive atmosphere and one that's good 
to look at because of its scenery, then "That Girl Mon- 
tana" will fit in nicely. The story is an adequate one 
of its kind and the fact that some things in it aren't 
quite convincing perhaps won't make a great deal of 
difference. There is some good fight stuff that will 
attract and it's several good bits help cover up the bad. 



Play up the star's name and show some stills of her 
in boy's clothes. You can also use Mahlon Hamilton's 
name to good advantage. Should you want to make 
known the character of the story you could say some- 
thing about the gold rush days in Montana or you can 
go after it from the other angle — that of a girl who 
was forced to dress as a boy and become a robber. 



Sunday, January 2, 1921 



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25 



Good Production and Photography Help Make Up What Story Lacks 



Eva Novak in 

"THE TORRENT" 

Universal 

DIRECTOR Stuart Paton 

AUTHOR George Rix 

SCENARIO BY Charles Hum and Wallace 

Clifton 

CAMERAMAN Herbert Glennoh 

AS A WHOLE Unusually well made picture 

for program type of story ; water stuff especially 

very good 
STORY Nothing very new; old desert island 

hero and heroine idea but production is inter- 
esting 
DIRECTION Handles familiar story material 

in first rate fashion ; allows players to overact 

once or twice 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very good 

LIGHTINGS Many night scenes particularly 

effective 

CAMERA WORK First rate 

STAR Certainly earns her money in this 

SUPPORT L. C. Shumway overacts; Jack Per- 

rin good hero ; others all right 

EXTERIORS Mostly on island 

INTERIORS Good 

DETAIL Usually all right 

CHARACTER OF STORY Unhappy wife cast 

on desert island finds her real mate there and is 

happy with him when hubby drinks himself to 

death 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 4,855 feet 

Universal has taken a time worn story and through 
the efforts of the director and those in charge of the 
production generally, has come through with a pro- 
gram picture, that while not "big" offers satisfaction 
through its production value. There is some very 
good water stuff and the usual desert island ingredi- 
ents — all very well done. 4 



There are a good many night scenes and the arc 
and search light have been used splendidly in photo- 
graphing these. There's one very good shot of a 
yacht illuminated — also a night scene. The photo- 
graphy and camera work all the way through is first 
rate. 

Eva Novak is the star and she certainly earns her 
money. For the most part it is necessary that she 
wear tattered clothes and it is to be hoped the island 
was located in a warm climate otherwise after such 
exposure and duckings Eva must indeed have caught 
cold. She carries the role very well and proves her- 
self a real heroine. L. C. Shumway is inclined to over- 
act in his part of the husband. Jack Perrin makes a 
good aviator hero. Jack Curtis makes the most of a 
character part. 

Velma Patton remains on the deck of her husband's 
yacht bound for the South Seas, while he makes merry 
in the cabin below with his drink-loving guests, 
among them Anne Mayhew, former chorus girl but 
not "attached to Patton's pocketbook." Velma goes 
below and begs Sam, her husband, to stop drinking 
because the doctor says it will bring on a stroke. In 
a rage Sam chases his wife up to the deck but is strick- 
en in the act and believed by his guests and Velma 
to be dead. 

Later Velma leans too far over the rail and goes 
overboard. Then comes the desert island where she 
meets Paul Mack who has landed his hydroplane 
there. There is also a derelict on the island who de- 
stroys the plane and the two are forced to remain 
there. Eventually after a battle with some moon- 
shiners who thought Paul was a revenue officer, the 
two escape. 

Then Velma returns home to find her husband alive 
and the Mayhew girl installed in her place. Sam is 
paralyzed and has been forbidden to drink. Event- 
ually he cannot resist it and the liquor kills him 
leaving Paul and Velma free to marry. 



Use the Star's Name and Tell Them About the Desert Island Action 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



You can' book this picture and most likely give ad- 
equate satisfaction with it. The production provided 
helps in no small way to cover up the familiar situa- 
tions which comprise this story adapted from George 
;Rix's "Out of the Sunset." Talk about the production 
and tell them there are many interesting bits that 
take place on the island. 

You might also mention some very good night 



stuff. It is really very good. Use the name of the 
new Universal star and you can attract with catch- 
lines such as : "If you believed your husband dead 
and returned to your home with a new found love and 
then was greeted by a husband who had never re- 
spected you and was now a cripple, what would you 
do? That is the situation faced by Eva Novak in 
'The Torrent,' her latest Universal picture. 



CURRENT RELEASES 



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Dec. 



AMERICAN FILM CO. 

(Distributed through Pathe Exchanges) 

A Light Woman 7,000 

The Gamesters ( Margarita Fisher) 6,000 

The Blue Moon (Elinor Field-Pell Trenton) . .6,000 
Their Mutual Child (Margarita Fisher-Nigel 

Barry) 6,000 

ASSOCIATED PRODUCERS 

Thomas H. Ince Productions 

Homespun Folks (Lloyd Hughes-All- Star) 6,000 

Lying Lips (House Peters-Florence Vidor) . .6,000 

J. Parker Read, Jr., Productions 

The Leopard Woman (Louise Glaum) 7,000 

A Hhousand to One (Hobart Bosworth) 6,000 

Love ( Louise Glaum 6,000 

Allan Dwan Productions 

The Forbidden Thing (James Kirkwood-All- 

Star) 6,000 

Maurice Tourneur Productions 

The Last of the Mohicans (Barbara Bedford- 
All-Star 6,000 

Mack Sennett Productions 

A Small Town Idol (Ben Turpin) 5,000 

EQUITY PICTURES CORP. 

For the Soul of Rafael (Clara Kimball Young). 6,000 

Keep to the Right (Edith Taliaferro) 6,000 

Whispering Devils (Conway Tearle) 6,000 

Mid-Channel (Clara Kimball Young) 6,000 

FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY CORP. 

Behold My Wife (Geo. Melford Prod.) 6,556 

The Sins of Rosanne (Ethel Clayton) 4,862 

Always Audacious (Wallace Reid) 5,101 

Her Husband's Friend (Enid Bennett) 4,539 

Frisky Mrs. Johnson (Billie Burke) 5,536 

Burglar Proof ( Bryant Washburn) 4,495 

Idols of Clay (Mae Murray) 

The Romantic Adventuress (Dorohy Dalton) . .4,736 
Conrad in Quest of His Youth (Thomas 

Meighan) 5,926 

Flying Pat (Dorothy Gish) 4,867 

The Life of the Party (Roscoe Arbuckle) 4,944 

Heliotrope (Cosmopolitan Prod.) 6,367 

To Please One Woman (Lois Weber Prod.) 6086 

An Amateur Devil (Bryant Washburn) 4464 

The Testing Block (William S. Hart) 5972 

Silk Hosiery (Enid Bennett) 4556 

The Bait (Maurice Tourneur Prod.) 5,289 

The Jucklins (George Melford Prod.) 6,023 

The Charm School (Wallace Reid) 4,743 

The Education of Elizabeth (Billie Burke) 

The Inside of the Cup (Cosmopolitan Prod.) 

The Rookie's Return (MacLean-Inee Prod.) . .4,123 

Midsummer Madness (Wm. DeMille Prod.) 5.908 

Paying the Piper (Geo. Fitzmaurice Prod.) 

The Frontier of the Stars (Thos. Meighan) 

FOX FILM CORP. 

While New York Sleeps (All-Star) 7,000 

If I Were King (William Farnum) 7,000 

The White Moll (Pearl White) 7,000 

The Skywayman (Lieut. Ormer Locklear) 7,000 

The Face at Your Window (Special Cast) 7,000 

My Lady's Dress (Special Cast) 7,000 

Over the Hill to the Poorhouse 7,000 

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur' Court.. 7, 000 

William Farnum Series 

The Joyous Troublemaker 6000 

The Scuttlers 6,000 

Drag Harlan 6,000 

Pearl White Series 

The Thief 6.000 

The Tiger's Cub 6,000 

The Mountain Woman 6,000 

Tom Mix Series 

Three Gold Coins 5,000 

The Untamed 5,000 

The Texan 6,000 

Prairie Trails 6,000 

Louise Lovely 

The Little Grey Mouse 6,000 

William Russell Series 

The Man Who Dared 5,000 

The Challenge of the Law 5,000 

The Iron Rider 5,000 

Shirley Mason Series 

The Little Wanderer 5,000 

Merely Mary Ann 5000 

Girl of My Heart 5,000 

Flame of Youth 5,000 

George Walsh Series 

From Now On 5,000 

Number 17 5,000 

The Plunger .5,000 

20th Century Brand _ 

The Husband Hunter (Eileen Percy) 5,000 

Sunset Sprague (Buck Jones) 5.000 

Just Pals (Buck Jones) 5,000 

Beware of the Bride (Eileen Percy) S.000 

The 'Rangers (Buck Jones) 5.000 



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7-18-20 

9-5-20 

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In the Heart of a Fool (Allan Dwan Prod.) .. .7,000 

Curtain (Katherine MacDonald) 5,000 

Harriet and the Piper (Anita Stewart) 5,900 

The Branded Woman (Norma Talmadge) 5,000 

The Master Mind (Lionel Barrymore) 6,541 

What Women Love (Annette Kellerman) 6,377 

Peaceful Valley (Charles Ray) 6,256 

Nomads of the North (Curwood Prod.) 5,200 

Twin Beds (Mr. and Mrs. Carter DeHaven) . . .5560 

Old Dad (Mildred Harris Chaplin) 6,000 

The Devil's Garden (Lionel Barrymore) 5,600 

Dangerous Business (Constance Talmadge) .. .5,118 

Love, Honor and Behave (Mack Sennett) 5,000 

Unseen Forces (All-Star) 6,000 

Dinty (Wesley Harry) 6,000 

The Truth About Husbands (Bennett Prod.) .. 6,979 



10-10-20 
10-24-20 
9-12-20 
9-19-20 
8-15-20 
10-17-20 
10-3-20 
11-7-20 

10-31-20 
12-5-20 



11-28-20 
12-19-20 



FEDERATED FILM EXCHANGES OF AMERICA, INC. 

Nobody's Girl (Billie Rhodes) 5,000 

Bonnie May (Bessie Love) 5,000 

The Midlanders (Bessie Love) ..5,000 



GAUMONT COMPANY 

Fall of a Saint 6,000 

Out of the Darkness 6.000 

Infatuation of Youth 6,000 

The Edge of Youth 6,000 

Branded 6,000 

The Thinker .....' 6,000 

In the Clutches of the Hindoo (Serial) 

GOLDWYN PICTURES 

What Happened to Rosa (.Mabel Normand) .. .4,148 

The Branding Iron (All-Star Cast) 6,569 

His Own Law 5,947 

The Penalty (Lon Chaney) 6,730 

The Song of the Soul (Vivian Martin) 5,300 

The Great Lover 6,000 

Godless Men 6,367 

Just Out of College 4.779 

Roads of Destiny 

The Highest Bidder 4,960 

Prisoners of Love 

The Concert 

Guile of Women 

Bunty Pulls the Strings 6,255 

Hold Your Horses 4,610 

A Voice in the Dark 4,255 



Way Dov 



D. W. GRIFFITH, INC. 



East 



.12.000 



6,300 



W. W. HODKINSON CORP. 
Distributing through Pathe) 

J. L. Frothingham Prod. 

The Broken Gate (Bcss!c Barriscale) .... 
J. Parker Read, Jr. Prod. 

The Brute Master (Hobart Bosworth) 5.600 

Love (Louise Glaum) 6,200 

Robert Brunton Productions 

The Coast of Opportunity (Kerrigan) 6,000 

Benj. B. Hampton and Eltinge F. Warner Prod. 

The Dwehuip I'la.-e of Light 6,000 

The U. P. Trail 6,500 

National Film Corp. 

The Kentucky Colonel (Joseph Dowling) 6.000 

Irvin V. Willat Prod. 

Down Home 7,000 

Dial Film Co. 

The Tiger's Coat (Myrtle Stedman) 

Hugo Ballin Prod. 

Pagan Love 5.F00 

METRO PICTURES CORP. 

Blackmail (Vio'a Dana) 6,000 

The Sapheacl ( Crane- KeKaton > 6,000 

Body and Soul (Alice Lake) 6,000 

The Fatal Hour (All-Star) 6,000 

Are All M,en Alike? (May Allison) 6,000 



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Someone In the House (All-Star) 6.000 

Pollv With a Past (Ina Claire) 6,000 

Hearts Are Trumps (All-Star) 6,000 

The Misleading Lady (Bert Lytell) 6,000 

Cinderella's Twin (Viola Dana) 6,000 

S. L. Productions 

Love, Honor and Obey 5,000 

Nazimova Productions 

M adame Peacock 5,000 

Dec. 6 Billions 6,000 

C. E. Shurtleff Prod. 

Nov. 22 The Star Rover (All-Star) 6,000 

PATHE EXCHANGE, INC. 

Oct 3 The Riddle: Woman (Gcraldine Farrar) 6,000 

10 Forbidden Valley (Gordon McAvoy) 6,000 

24 Half a Chance (Mahlon Hamilton) 7,000 

31 The Ih u- Changers <n. B. Hampton) 6,000 

Nov. 7 A Beggar in Purple (Edgar Lewis) 6.000 

21 Her Unwilling Husband (Blanche Sweet) 5,000 

25 The Devil to Pav (Fritzi Brunette- Roy 

Stewart) 6,000 

Dec. 5 Dice of Destiny (H. B. Warner) 5,000 

19 Empire of Dian mds (Perret Prod.) 6.000 

26 Rogues ami Romance (Seitz-Caprice) 6,000 

Jan. 2 The Girl Montana (Blanche Sweet) 5,000 



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9-12-20 



12-26-20 


11-28-20 
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12-19-20 


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11-7-20 


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12-12-20 


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To the 

Notion Picture 
Industry ! 



and This Means 
Every Man Jack of )i>u 



Producers 

Exhibitors 

Advertising Men 

Publicity Men 

Exchangemen 

Salesmen 

Ticket-Sellers 

Ticket-Takers 

Operators 

Ushers 

EVERYBODY 

Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel! 
There's a Task to Be Done! 



THIS MESSAGE CALLS FOR ACTION 
READ-THEN 51 EN ON THE DOTTED LINE! 




HERBERT HOOVER 

Humanitarian, 
International Statesman, 

Has asked the Motion Picture Industry 

To Save 





* 






STARVING 

CUILDBEN 



THE HON. FRANKLIN K. LANE 

Proven Friend of the 
Motion Picture Industry, Is 

TREASURER OF THE HOOVER MOVEMENT 

From the fullness of his knowledge, resulting from im- 
portant service abroad during the late World War, Mr. 
Hoover is passing on to the American public the grave 
necessity of stretching out a helping hand to innocent 
sufferers from the Holocaust of Hate. 

He pleads in the name of charity first. Three million, five 
hundred lives will be snuffed out before another harvest is 
garnered unless aid is rushed. Ten Dollars will save a 
life! 

The movement is of almost equal importance because of 
its relation to international affairs. Starving millions on 
one side of the Atlantic mean disordered millions on the 
other. 

Think of this as a charity of necessity ! 



THIS MESSAGE CALLS FOR ACTION — 
READ - TH E N SI ON ON THE DOTTED LINE! 



THE INDUSTRY 
HAS PLEDGED ITSELF, 

The National Association of the Motion Picture Industry 
and Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America 

Actincj as Spokesmen • 

JAN II ARY »6 i h 

Ha* Been Designated ^^^^ li ' 

MOTION 

PICTURE DAY 



NINE BIG WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS 

Covering Every Community in the Country 

WILL HEARTILY CO-OPERATE 

The American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the 
American Friends' Service Committee, the Jewish Joint Distribution 
Committee, the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, 
the Knights of Columbus, the Young Men's Christian Association, the 
Young Women's Christian Association, and the Literary Digest Appeal 
have been enlisted in the tremendous drive for funds which is to be 
made on Motion Picture Day. 

These organizations will work out the details for the work of mercy 
in conjunction with each and every motion picture man who gets in 
touch with them. 

There will be speakers of prominence to help arouse interest. There 
will be a general plan of operation suggested in Motion Picture Trade 
Papers later. Any plan which may be devised to collect plenty of 
money will be considered a good plan. 

There are 250,000 Lives to Save. There Must Be Ten Dollars for 
Every Life. Our Goal Is Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand 
Dollars. 



THIS MESSAGE CALLS FOR ACTION — 
READ-THEN SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE! 



THIS BIG PROJECT 
DEMANDS YOUR SERIOUS 
ATTENTION 



The Motion Picture Industry is essentially "of the 
people" — or of the masses. Figuring only in the 
most practical and sordid way, it would be good 
business for the motion picture industry to spend 
Ten Dollars to save the life of any child. The per 
capita expenditure for motion pictures these days is 
a lot higher than Ten Dollars in seventy years, the 
normal lifetime. 

In a higher plane, what industry owes more to the 
people — and to the children? It's the genuine heart- 
tug between motion pictures and the people that has 
resulted in the tremendous development of our 
business. We're the people's dearest friend — it's 
their right to come to us for help. 

And from still another angle — and you motion pic- 
ture folks everywhere ought to give this a lot of 
thought: — The time is at hand when the motion 
picture industry ought to welcome any opportunity 
to prove its tremendous strength, either for public 
welfare or for its own protection. 



(Signed) 



WILLIAM A. BRADY, 

President, N. A. M. P. I. 



We're with you in the drive for the Starving 
Children of Europe and the honor of our industry. 
Count on us for full support. 



(Owner or Manager) . 



(Theatre) . 



(Address) . 



Mail this coupon to 

Hoover Relief Motion Picture Division 

West 49th Street, New York City 



"THE INVISIBLE GUEST" 

is an interesting, entertaining, and highly 
convincing tabloid feature (150 feet in 
length), which has been prepared for use 
in motion picture theatres to tell the 
Starving Children story to the public. 
Prints are available through the various 
distributing companies for the territories 
designated : 

DIVISION OF 
COMPANY DISTRIBUTION 

SELECT Boston, Indianapolis, 

Charlotte 

PARAMOUNT New York, Des Moines, 

Atlanta 

ROBERTSON-COLE Albany, Kansas City, 

Milwaukee 

UNIVERSAL Los Angeles, Oklahoma 

City 

GOLDWYN Detroit, Omaha, Denver 

VITAGRAPH Buffalo, Dallas, Salt Lake 

City 

PATHE Pittsburgh, San Fran- 
cisco, Portland 

METRO Philadelphia, St. Louis, 

Washington, D. C. 

FOX Cincinnati, New Haven 

REALART Cleveland, Seattle 

FIRST NATIONAL Chicago, Minneapolis, 

New Orleans 

Emergency Prints at the Following Cities: — 
Butte, Spokane, Wichita, Sioux Falls, Fort Smith, 
Memphis — from the Universal Film Mfg. Co. 

Get a Print Now and Run It at Every 
Show From Now Until January 26. 



HERE'S the dotted lime 

Si$n NOW! 






Release Date Footage Reviewed 

PIONEER FILM CORP. 

Thoughtless Women (Alma Rubens) 6,000 11-21-20 

Place of Honeymoons (Emily Stevens) 6,000 

Where Is My Husband (Jose Collins) 6,000 

What Women Want viJ ouise Huff) 5,000 

Finders Keepers (Violet Mersereau) 5,000 

Midnight Gambols (Marie Doro) 6,000 6-27-20 

Bubbles (Mary Anderson) 5,000 

The Inner Voice (E. K. Lincoln) 6,000 

His Brother's Keeper (Martha Maiisfield) 6,000 

A Moment's Madness (Marguerite Namara) ... .6,000 

Out of the Depths (Violet Mersereau) 5,0000 

Empty Arms (Gail Kane) 5,000 

Idle Hands (Gail Kane) 5,000 

A Good Woman (Gail Kane) 5,000 

ROBERTSON-COLE PROD. 

The Stealers (Cabanne) 7,700 9-26-20 

So Long Letty (Christie) 6,000 11-14-20 

A Slave of Vanity (Pauline Frederick) 5,300 11-28-20 

Kismet (Otis Skinner) 8,000 10-31-20 

"813" (Arsene Lupin) 6,100 

The Little 'Fraid Lady (Mae Marsh) 6,000 

Specials 

An Arabian Knight (Sessue Hayakawa) 5,000 8-15-20 

Big Happiness (Dustin Farnum) 7,000 9-5-20 

Li Tang Lang (Sessue Hayakawa) 5,000 7-11-20 

Moon Madness (All-Star Cast) 6,000 -M-20 

Occasionally Yours (Lew Cody) 6,000 10-17-20 

Superior Pictures 

The Brand of Lopez (Sessue Hayakawa) 5,000 4-3-20 

The Devil's Claim (Sessue Hayakawa) 5,000 5-16-20 

The Flame of Hellgate (Beatriz Michelina) ... .5,000 

The Notorious Mrs. Sands (Bessie Barriscale) .5.000 

The Third Woman (All-Star Cast) 5,000 

The Woman Who Understood (Bessie Barris- 
cale; 5,000 

REALART PICTURES CORP. 

Special Features 

The Deep Purple (Walsh) 7,000 5-16-20 

The Law of the Yukon (Miller) 6,000 9-D-20 

The Soul of Youth (Taylor) 6,000 8-22-20 

The Furnace (Wm. D. Taylor Prod.) 6,882 11-28-20 

Star Productions 

Sweet Lavender (Mary Miles Minter) 5.000 10-10-20 

Food for Scandal (Wanda Hawley) 5,000 10-31-20 

You Never Can Tell (Bebe Daniels) 5,000 10-10-20 

Nov. Her Beloved Villain (Wanda Hawley) 4,646 

Eyes of the Heart (Mary Miles Minter) 5,000 11-7-20 

The New York Idea (Alice Brady) 6,181 12-12-20 

Blackbirds (Justine Johnstone) 4,979 12-12-20 

Oh. Lady, Lady (Bebe Daniels) 4,212 12-26-20 

LEWIS J. SELZNICK ENT. 

Selznick Pictures (Distributed by Select Exchanges) 

Red Foam (Ralph Ince Special) 5,000 

The Daughter Pays (Elaine Hammerstein) .... 5,000 11-28-20 

Everybody's Sweetheart (Olive Thomas) 5,000 10-24-20 

The Sin That Was His (Wm. Faversham) ...6,000 12-12-20 

Broadway and Home (Eugene O'Brien) 5,800 .12-26-20 

Select Pictures (Distributed by Select Exchanges) 

Just Outside the Door (Edith Hallor) 5,000 8-30-20 

Seeds of Vengeance (Bernard Dunning) 5,000 11-14-20 

The Valley of Doubt (Special Cast) 5,000 

National Pictures (Distributed through Select Exchanges) 

Marooned Hearts (Conway Tearle) 5,000 10-17-20 

Out of the Snows (Ralph Ince) 5,000 11-14-20 

The Palace of Darkened Windows (Special 

Cast 5,000 12-12-20 

Who Am I ? (Special Cast) 5,000 

STOLL FILM CORP. 

Jan. Squandered Lives 12-19-20 

The Hundredth Chance 

Mr. Wu 4,650 12-26-20 

The Lure of Crooning Water 

UNITED ARTISTS 

May 23 Romance (Doris Keane) 7,000 5-23 20 

June 13 The Mollycoddle (Douglas Fairbanks) 6,000 6-20-20 

June 27 Suds (Mary Pickford) 5,000 7-4-20 

Sept. 5 The Love Flower (Griffith Prod.) 6,000 8-29-20 

Dec. 5 The Mark of Zorro (Douglas Fairbanks) 7,500 12-5-20 

UNIVERSAL FILM MFG. CO. 

Jewel Features 

Under Crimson Skies (Elmo Lincoln) 6,000 6-6-20 

Breath of the Gods (Tsuru Aoki) 6,000 8-1-20 

Once to Every Woman (Dorothy Phillips) 6,000 8-29-20 

Universal Features 

Once a Plumber (Lyons and Moran) 5,000 9-19-20 

Pink Tights (Gladys Walton) 5,000 9-19-20 

Sundown Slim (Harry Carey) 5,000 9-26-20 

The Marriage Pit (Frank Mayo) 5,000 10-3-20 

Wanted at Headquarters (Eva Novak) 5,000 10-10-20 

The Gilded Dream (Carmel Myers) 5,000 10-24-20 

Fixed by George (Lyons-Moran) 5,000 10-31-20 

West is West (Harry Carey) 5,000 11-28-20 

Honor Bound (Frank Mayo) 5,000 11-7-20 

Risky Business (Gladys Walton) 5,000 11-28-20 

Beautifully Trimmed (Carmel Myers) 5,000 12-12-20 

White Youth (Edith Roberts) 5,000 12-19-20 

Two Kinds of Love 4,698 12-26-20 

VITAGRAPH 

Alice Joyce 

Dollars and the Woman 6,000 5-30-20 

The Prey A 6,000 10-10-20 

The Vice of Fools 5,000 11-14-20 

Earle Williams 

A Master Stroke 5,000 



Release Date Footage Reviewed 

The Purple Cipher 5,000 

The Romance Promoters 5,000 — — ^ 

Corinne Griffith 

Hab's Candidate 5,000 7-4-20 

The Whisper Market 5,000 8-29-20 

The Broadway Bubble 5,000 11-21-20 

Harry T. Morey 

The Sea Rider 5,000 5-30-20 

The Gauntlet 5,000 7-25-20 

Super Features 

The Courage of Marge O'Doone (Curwood) ... 7,000 6-6-20 

Trumpet Island (Tom Terriss) 7,000 10-17-20 

Dead Men Tell No Tales (Tom Terriss) 7,000 12-19-20 

INDEPENDENT— STATE RIGHTS 

Up in Mary's Attic (Fine Arts) 5,000 8-1-20 

A Woman's Business (lans).. 5,000 8-1-20 

Fickle Women (D. N. Schwab) 5,000 8-15-20 

Heritage (W. L. Roubert) 5,000 8-15-20 

The vVhite Rider (Masterpiece) 5,000 8-22-20 

The Servant in tlie House (Film Booking Of.). 8,000 "8-22-20 

Democracy (Democracy Photoplay) 6,000 8-29-20 

Girls Don't Gamble (D. N. Schwab) 5,000 9-5-20 

Love's Battle (Climax Film) 5,000 9-12-20 

Headin' Home (Yankee Photoplay) 5,000 9-26-20 

Honeymoon Ranch (Bert Lubin) 5,000 10-24-20 

Uncle Sam of Freedom Ridge (Harry Levey) . .7,000 10-3-20 

Voices (Victor Kremer) 6,000 10-3-20 

The Victim (C. B. C. Film Sales Corp.) 6,000 

The Good Bad Wife (Vera McCord Prod.) 5,000 10-24-20 

The Woman Untamed (Pyramid) 5,000 10-31-20 

Fabiola (H. B. Marinelli) 5,000 10-31-20 

The Unfortunate Sex (Frank Gersten) 5,000 10-31-20 

Youth's Desire (Forward Film) 5,000 

It Might Happn to You (S. & E. Ent.) 5,000 11-14-20 

Smiling All the Way (D. N. Schwab) 5,000 11-21-20 

Dangerous Love (C.-B. C. Film Sales Corp.) . .6,000 

Isabel (Geo. H. Davis) 6,000 12-5-20 

The Price of Silence (Sunrise Pictures) ■ 

When Dawn Came (Producers Security ,5,900 12-26-20 

Si lORT REEL RELEASES 



FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY 

December Releases 

Comedies 

Dabbling in* Art (Mack Sennett) 

Bungalow Troubles (Mack Sennett) 

Fatty at Coney Island (Arbuckle) 

Paramount Magazine 

Four more issues, one each week Each 

Burton Holmes Travel Pictures 

In Finisterre 

Malayan Motor Roads 

The Snowbound Pyrennees 

Quaint Kuala Lumpur 

Post Nature Pictures 

Indian Summer 

Burlingham Adventure Pictures 

The Jungfrau Railway ■. 

Paramount-Arbuckle Comedy 

Jan. 10 A CoVmtry Hero 

Paramount- Mack Sennett Comedies 

Jan. 9 Dabbling in Art 

2S Bungalow Troubles 

Paramount-Burton Holmes Travel Pictures 



Jan. 2 Bordeaux to Lourdes 

9 Catching Up in Canton 

16 Beautiful Bermuda 

23 Old Malacca 

30 Under Cuban Skies 

Paramount Magazine 

Jan. 2 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Moser... 
9 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Bailey.. 

16 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Hurd... 

23 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Sullivan. 

30 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Moser.. 
Paramount-Post Nature Picture 

Jan. 9 Victory Mountain 

Paramount-Burlingham Adventure Picture 

Jan. 2i Wildest Wales 



UNIVERSAL 

Century Comedies (2 reels) : A Blue Ribbon Mut. A. Lyin, Tamer, Twin 
Crooks, A Fishy Story, Hot Dog, Laughing Gas, Tails Win. 

Red Rider Series (Leonard Chapham) (2 reels) : A Son of the North, The 
Girl and the Law, Big Stakes, When th Devil Laughed, The 
Forest Runners, The Timber Wolf. 

Star Comdies (Lyons-Moran) (1 reel) : Over the Garden Wall, Mops and 
Hops, My Lady's Ankle, Hearts and Clubs, Maid's A-Courting, 
Romeo and Juliet, Shapes and Scrapes, A Movie Bug, For- 
bidden Brew. 

Westrn and Railroad Dramas (2 reels) : In Wrong Wright, Cinders, 
Double Danger, The Two-Fisted Lover, Tipped Off, Supersti- 
tion, The Brand Plotter' The Smiler. 

International News: Issued every Tuesday and Saturday. 

Serials: The Flaming Disk (18 episodes); The Vanishing Dagger (18 
episodes) ; The Dragon's Net (15 episodes) ; King of the Circus 
(Eddie Polo). 

PATHE 

Nov 7 The Fatal Diamond (Ruth of the Rockies No. 11) 2 

The Open Window (Phantom Fo No. 4) 2 

Insulting the Sultan (Snub Pollard) 1 



Release Date 

Nov. 14 The Secret Order (Ruth of the Rockies No. 12) 2 

The Tower Room (Phantom Foe No. S) 2 

The Sand Man (Vanity Fair Girls) 1 

Nov. 21 The Surprise Attack (Ruth of the Rockies No. 13) 2 

The Crystal Ball (Phantom Foe No. 6) 2 

Snub Pollard Comedy (no title yet) 1 

Nov. 28 Regina Island (Ruth of the Rockies No. 14) 2 

Gunfire (Phantom Foe No. 7) 2 

Queens Up (Vanity Fair Girls) .• 1 

Dec. ' 5 The Hidden Treasure (Ruth of the Rockies No. 15) 2 

The Man Trap (Phantom Foe No. 8) 2 

To Catch a Thief (Velvet Fingers No. 1) (Geo. B. Seitz 

Seitz and Marguerite Courtot) 3 

Snub Pollard Comedy (no title yet) 1 

Dec 12 The Mystic Summons (Phontom Foe No. 9) 2 

The Face Behind the Curtain (Velvet Fingers No. 2) 2 

Vanity Fair Girls (no title yet) 2 

Pathe News and Topics of the Day: Once a week. 

PIONEER FILM CORP. 

Facts and Follies Series (1 reel) : Babes in Bearskin, Call Me Daddy, 
Down Beside the Seaside, Knockout Maggie, Professor Was 
Right, Running Romeos, Two's Company, Young Ideas. 

Luke McLuke's Film-Osophy (.yi reel). 

The Sonny Series (2 reels). 

GOLDWYN 

Edgar Comdies (2 reels): Edgar Camps Out, Edgar's Jonah Day, Ed- 
gar's Sunday Courtship, Edgar Takes the Cake, Edgar the Ex- 
plorer, Get-Rich-Quick Edgar, Edgar's Little Saw. 

Ford Educational Weekly (1 reel): Air'istocracy, Having a Circus, Start- 
ing Life, Showing Young Life, In the Glory of the Past, Be- 
tween Friends, For the Future, The Way of the West, Timber- 
lust, What the Ocean Hides, Nassau (Bahama Islands), In Ari- 
zona, Number Please (Telephon), Hurry Slowly (Safety). 

Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs (1 reel): The Island of the Mist, Through the 
Earth, What Is Your Body Worth?, A Paradise for Birds, Ven- 
ice of the Orient, Action of the Human Heart, The Riveter, 
The Human Voice. 

Goldwyn-Bray Comics (1 reel): Judge Rummy in Shedding a Profiteer 
(Lampoons); Lampoons: Happy Hooligan in Apollo, Cupids 
Advice, Happy Hooldini, Judge Rummy in The Prize Dance, 
judge Rummy in The Sponge Man, Shenanigan Kids in Hunt- 
ing Big Game. 

Capitol Comedies (2 reels, distributed by Goldwyn) : In and Out, Knock- 
ing 'Em Cold, Hearts and Hammers, Artistic Enemies, Fingers 
and Pockets, Love on Rollers, At It Again, Professional Ethics, 
When Martin Gits Here, Ged Ap Napoleon. 

FEDERATED FILM EXCHANGES OF AMERICA 

A Rare Bird (Monte Banks) 2 

His Naughty Night (Banks) 2 

Nearly Married (Banks) 2 

A Bedroom Scandal ( Banks) 2 

VICTOR KREMER FILM FEATURES 

A Burlesque on Carmen (Charies Chaplin) 3 

The Champion (Charles Chaplin) 2 

Work (Charles Chaplin) 2 

By the Sea (Charles Chaplin) •« 

REELCRAFT 

Billy Franey Comedies (1 reel) : Fixing Lizzie, Getting His Goat, Dry 
Cleaned. 

Texas Guinan Comedies (1 reel): The Whit Squaw, A Moonshine Feud, 
Girl of the Rancho, The Desert Vulture. 

Alice Howells Comedies (2 reels) : Squirrel Time, Convict's Happy Bride, 
Good Night Nurse, Lunatics and Politics. 

Milburn-Moranti Comedies (2 reels) : Jealousy, Lazy Lem, Double Trouble. 

Napoleon & SaUy Comedies (1 reel) : Their First Flivver, The Deserter, 
Dreamy Chinatown, Perils of the Beach. 

Matty Roubert (2 reels) : Circus Days, She's a Vamp. 

Gale Henry Comedies (2 reels) : The Champeon, The Movies, Help, Heir- 
looms. 

Royal Comedies (2 reels) : Where Are Your Husbands, When the Cat's 
Away. 

EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, INC. 

Chestr Comedies (2 reels) : Four Times Foiled, An Overall Hero, The 
Big Show, A Trayfull of Trouble, The One Best Bet, You d Be 
Surprised. 

Mermaid Comedies (2 reels): A Fresh Start, Duck Inn, Dynamite, Non- 
sense, The Simp, April Fool, High and Dry. 

Torchy Comedies (2 reels): Torchy, Torchy Comes Through Torchy in 
High, Torchy's Millions, Torchy Turns Cupid, Torchy s Double 
Triumph. 

Christie Comedies (2 reels) : Kiss Me Caroline, A Seaside Siren, Out for 
the Night, Seven Bald Pates, Don't Blame the Stork, Striking 
Models, A Homespun Hero, Shuffle the Queens, Going Through 
the Rye, Mr. Fatima, Wedding Blues, Back from the Front, 
Dining Room, Kitchen and Sink. 

Specials (1 reel) : Modern Centaurs, Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Babe Ruth 
_How He Knocks His Home Runs, The Race of the Age 
(Man o' War— 2 reels), Art of Diving (Annette Kellerman). 

Bruce Scenics (1 reel): Hope of Adventure The Great Mirror, The Log 
of Laviajera, The Song of the Paddle, Wanderlust, Solitude, 
The Castaway, By Schooner to Skagway, Tropical Nights, The 
Banana SSpecial, The Explorers, The Isle of Desire, The Busi- 
ness of Camping. 

Chester Outings (1 reel): Pigs and Kava, Wanted— An Elevator Dreams 
Come True, Adam and Eve in the Andes, Bear With Us, Pyr- 
ennees and Wooden Legs, One Drop Was Enough, Old Bud- 



Release Date 

dha's Maze, Some More Samoa, Wooly Bits and Monkey Hits, 
The Tamer the Wilder, The Trail to Wedon'tcarewhere, Too 
Much Overhead, Seven League Booters, Balling the Junk, Col- 
lector of Craniums, Pipe the Penguin, Mad Hatters, Lovely 
Maoriland, Frozen Thunder, Ignazu the Exquisite, Getting a 
Polish, Swat the Landlord, There is No Santa Claus, Rookeries 
and Squawkeries, Crowning King Blizzard, Frivolous Fijis. 
Screenics (1 reel) : Troubadours of the Sky, Forbidden Fames, Horseshoe 
Bridal Veil, Foam Fantasies, Great American Yawn — Getting 
His Angora, Chosen ' Waters — South Sea Naiads, They All 
Turned Turtle — Family Trees, Through Winding Walls — 
Climbing Cataracts, Mules and Gobtalk, Sea Planets — Apart- 
ments For Rent, Fine Feathers — They Forgot the Town, Out 
of the Past, Then Company Came, No Hope or the Drys. 

SELZNICK 



Herbert Kaufman Editorials 

A Good Fellow 

Content 

Pity the Poor 

Society Bad- Man 

Dictionary of Success 

'A Certain Rich Man 

The Battler and the Bottler. 

Who Threw the Brick 

Johnnie 

Little Red Riding Hood 



Serials 



Branded Four (Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber), 15 

episodes Each 2 

Prizma Pictures , 

Death, Where Is Thy Sting 1 

Selznick News 

Twice each week * 

Kinograms 

One each week * 

FOX 

September, October and November 

Sunshine Comedies 

Chase Me 2 

An Elephant's Nightmare '. 2 

Hold Me Tight 2 

His Noisy Still 2 

Pretty Lady 2 

Clyde Cook Comedies 

Kiss Me Quick 2 

The Huntsman 2 

Mutt and Jeff Comedies 

The Merry Cafe 

The Tailor Shop 

The Brave Toreador 

The Politicians 

High Cost of Living 

League of Nations 

Flap Jacks 

A Rope Romance 

Farm Efficiency 

Cleopatra 

The Medicine Man 

Fox News (twice a week) 

Serial: Bride 13, 15 episodes 



October 



CAPITAL 

Weakly Indigestion, issues 1 to 5 Each 1 



Zip Comedies 

In the Soup (Chris Rub) 

Old Dials for New (Florence Turner)... 
Thirty Minutes in Havana (Chris Rub). 
Stenographers First (Florence Turner) . 
Hot Tamale (Chris Rub) 



Dramas 



My Lady Rose (Violet Mersereau) 2 

The Fair Fakir ( Violet Mersereau) 2 

The Grouch (Francis Ford) 2 

The Lonely Heart (Violet Mersereau) 2 

An Orphan ( Ruth Stonehouse) 2 

S. & E. ENTERPRISES 



December Comedies 

Cowboy Jazz 



C. B. C. FILM SALES CORP. 



Screen Snapshots 

Nov. 30 No. M 

Dec. 1 No. 15 

28 No. 16 

Hallroom Boys Comdies 

Nov. 15 Hired and Fired 

Dec. 1 A Close Shave 

15 This is the Life 

Star Ranch Westerns 

Dec. 1 The Mormon Trail 

Dec. 15 The Man Hater 

15 A Desperate Tenderfoot 



METRO PICTURES CORP. 



Buster Keaton Comedies (2 reels) 
Crow, Neighbors. 



Convict 13, One Week, The Scare 



ROBERTSON-COLE 

Supreme Comedies (1 reel) : Letty's Lost Legacy, Mixed Husbands, The 
Tailor-Made Wife, Why Be Jealous? 

Martin Johnson Series, 10 reels (1 reel): Lonely South Pacific Missions, 
Marooned in the South Seas, Recruiting in the Solomons, I he 
City of Broken Old Men. 

Adventure Scenics (1 reel): Outlaw of the Wilderness, The Lone Trap- 
per, Tree Magic, The Tempest, Waters of Destiny. 



^3 



Some Short Reels 



"The Saddle King"— Universal 



'His Four Fathers" — Educational 



Type of production 2 reel Western Type of production 1 reel comedy 



Ed. (Hoot) Gibson is starred in this. It is a very conven- 
tional Western story, with a villianous ranch foreman, cowboy 
hero and plot to steal the pay roll, but it is pretty good enter- 
tainment nevertheless. Gibson does some very creditable 
rough riding, and the action moves along at a good clip. The 
story is about a roving cowboy who gets a job "bus'ing" 
bronchos on a ranch where lives a beautiful girl. He succeeds 
in riding a horse that no one else can master, thus wining the 
admiration of the girl. The foreman is in league with a gang 
of cattle rustlers, one of them confesses, and the foreman is 
about to steal the ranch payroll and decamp when caught by 
Gibson. There is nothing original in the developement, but 
for a short offering it is all right. The western atmosphere 
is good, Gibson has a pleasing personality, and it should go 
over where they like this type of picture. 



"His Day of Rest" — Universal 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

Joe Martin, the trained Chimpanzee is the featured performer 
of this, and the monk gets a lot of laughs out of the reel. He 
pulls some remarkably human stunts and his antics are bound 
to be amusing to almost any audience. The picture .sup- 
posedly shows Joe enjoying a day of rest from his labors in 
the pictures. He escorts a couple of youngsters around Un- 
iversal City, performing the duties of a first class nurse maid. 
There isn't much to the picture besides Joe, but he keeps it 
going, and makes it an entertaining reel. 



"Pahs And Papas" — Chester-Educational 

Type of production 1 reel scenic 

The cameraman has gone into the South sea for these views, 
and some very interesting glimpses of the Maori tribes, inhab- 
itants of New Zealand, are the result. The reel starts off with 
a journey up one of the principal rivers of New Zealand, dis- 
playing the thick tropical vegetation of the country, and mak- 
ing an artistic bit of footage. Arriving several miles up the 
stream, the spectator finds himself outside the walls of a 
Maori village. The natives are then shown in all the occupa- 
tions common to their everyday life. The carving of wooden 
images is shown, several grotesque and interesting native 
dances, of which the strangest is the Poi dance, executed by 
the women. The tribe has performed for the camera, showing 
their method of meeting an attack. The facial contortions 
which the natives go through to work themselves into a rage, 
are highly amusing. It is a very good reel from start to 
finish, and will make a first class scenic number. The titles 
are by William Henry Wright. 



"Fresh from the Country" — Universal 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

This is a fairly funny situation comedy, featuring Dorothea 
Wolpert and a little curly haired kid. There are no really 
big laughs in it, but it gets over pretty well on continuous mild 
amusement. Miss Wolpert presents a sufficiently terrible ap- 
pearance to make it humorous to consider her as a bride, and 
the little kid is cute and amusing. The plot is about a country 
cousin who comes to town and falls in love with a wealthy man 
a fond mother has selected for herMaughter. Daughter has a 
sweetie of her own choice, and they cook up a scheme whereby 
they all disguise, hold a double wedding, and everybody is 
happy except mother. It runs along pretty fast. 



This is one of the series released under the Vanity brand, 
featuring Neal Burns, Irene Dahon, and Laura LaPlant. A 
good comedy situation has been chosen for the basis of the 
reel and -Burns and the two young ladies do lairly goorl work 
in extracting the humor of it. No big laughs, but it's a little 
better than average amusement all the way through. The 
girl's father an insulting letter and the latter kicks the boy out 
talent. The story is about a young man who loves the 
daughter of his father's enemy. The boy's father sends the 
girl's father an insulting letter and the latter kicks the boy out 
until his father shall apologize. The comedy results when the 
girl's chum and the boy both disguise as the boy's father and 
come to apologise. It's a fast reel and will prove a satisfactory 
filler. 



"A Desperate Tenderfoot"— C. B. C. Film Corp. 

Type of production 2 reel western 

This is a Star Ranch brand offering without any featured 
performers, and presenting two reels of just fair entertainment 
of the typical western type. There is an air of mystery cre- 
ated by the question of who the tenderfoot is, that aids some- 
what in keeping interest alive, but the stereotyped plot pre- 
vents considering it anything more than average. However, 
if your audiences are western fans you can probably get it 
across, as there is quite a lot of shooting, a villianous train 
robber, and except for a slow start, the action is speedy. The 
story is about a mysterious tenderfoot who comes into the 
town of "Pot Luck," where the heroine runs the saloon and 
gambling hall. He is picked on by all the "hard guys" and 
appears very timid, thus disgusting the girl. After getting 
into a poker game with the train robber gang, it turns out 
that he is a government detective. He catches the gang and 
wins the girl. 



"Christmas Thoughs" — Goldwyn 

Type of production 1 reel magazine 

Some very worth while Christmas thoughts are brought out 
in this number of the Ford series, which make it a very timely 
and bright reel that should find a spot on many Christmas 
bills. The "Good Fellows" club of any city is shown conven- 
ing the night before Christmas, talking over the most enjoy- 
able way to spend Christmas day. They arrange to meet 
Christmas morning at a charitable institution, and there they 
secure the names of numbers of poor families. The balance 
of the reel then shows the unlimited joy they bring to homes 
where Christmas day would otherwise have been empty. One 
of the "Good Fellows" is seen bringing a heaping basket of 
provisions and gifts to a starving family, and the happiness he 
creates is well told in the picture. It fulfills its purpose nicely, 
and will not be amiss on any program during the Christmas 
season. 



"Roll Your Own" — Goldwyn 

Type of production 1 reel animated cartoon 

This is the funniest Happy Hooligan reel in some time, al- 
though quite short. Happy is in Mexico painting signs, and 
he falls for a senorita whose father runs the bull fights. The 
bull dies before the performance, and Happy takes his place, 
disguised in a cow hide. He vanquishes the tough bull fighter 
and wins the senorita. There are more than the average num- 
ber of laughs in this one, and it will make a good filler where 
a cartoon is wanted. 



Short Reels 



"This Is The Life"— C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. 



Pathe Review No. 84 



Type of production. 



This a Hallroom Boys comedy with Hugh Fay and Harry 
McCoy as Percy and Ferdie. Polly Moran is also featured in 
the cast. There isn't much good stuff in this one, and the 
laughs are so few and the action so obvious that it falls flat 
except for a small portion of the footage in the second reel. 
The boys are seen at the start, in their hall bed room, from 
which they have difficulty in escaping, on account of the watch- 
ful landlady. Finally making their getaway, they ruin their 
clothes when chased by a bull, and immediately appropriate 
the apparel of a shimmie teacher and his companion, who are 
in swimming. The two boys follow directions of a letter in 
the pockets, and call on a wealthy young lady who is desirous 
of learning the' shimmie. There is some fair business in this 
part of the piece, but it doesn't last long. Most of the gags 
are old stuff, and the picture will prove disappointing after the 
last of the series which held a lot of real comedy. 

"Screen Snapshots"— No. 15— C. B. C. Sales Corp. 



, 2 reel comedy Type of production 1 reel magazine 

This starts off with some artistically tinted views of Nikko, 
Japan, in winter. A Japanese lady is seen leaving her home to 
attend services in the temple. Some views of the temple it- 
self are shown, and a part of the religious rites. Widely dif- 
ferent is the next subject, which is a few shots of a sausage 
factory, showing how link "dogs" are made. Following this, 
is a view of the farm at the junction of Riverside Drive and 
Broadway, and a shot of the two avenues only a few blocks 
below. The Hy Mayer Travelaugh is the next thing in the 
reel, and this one shows the city of Provincetown, on Cape 
Cod. Some fishing scenes, a view of the town square, and a 
relic of the past in the form of the town crier are shown. The 
reel concludes with a unique shot of an ancient belfry in Sev- 
ille Spain, showing the bell ringers swinging from the huge 
bell ropes. Of average interest with nothing of particular 
importance. 



The Sleepyhead"— Pathe 



Type of production 1 reel fan magazine Type of production 1 reel comedy 



This series of peeps into the private affairs of people prom- 
inent in the screen world starts off with a few views of Marion 
Davies making "stills" for advertising purposes. Charles Hut- 
chison, the thrill maker, is next seen making a fight scene in 
a serial. There is also a short shot of Hutchinson and Josie 
Sedgwick arguing with their director. Teddy, the Mack Sen- 
nett dog, is seen next with hsi real owner enjoying a day off, 
and performing a few tricks. Anetha Getwell is shown driv- 
ing an army tank over some rough country, in a very profes- 
sional manner. Doraldina, the dancer, next insures her limbs 
before the camera, with a close up study of the much touted 
members. Frank Borzage, who directed "Humoresque," is 
seen at work directing an exterior scene, and the reel concludes 
with several shots of the Bushman family, Francis X, Beverly 
Bayne, son, Ralph and the baby. This reel should prove as 
interesting as the others of the series to your fans who crave 
intimacy with the stars. 



"All Stuck Up"— Fox 

Type of production 1 reel animated cartoon 

Mutt and Jeff take to the wild west, in this one, to sell the 
stickiest brand of flypaper in the world. Jeff does a little dem- 
onstrating of its power by walking around the ceiling on it. 
Beautiful Nell rushes in to escape from a bad gunman. Mutt 
offers to save her but when the bad man comes in looking 
very tough, Mutt loses his nerve, and the gunman shoots off 
all his clothes. Jeff turns the trick by tripping the bad man 
into a batch of flypaper and wins the girl. There are about 
the usual amount of laughs in the reel, which is on the whole, 
more amusing than the average of the series. 



"All Wrong"— Fox 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

Clyde Cook is in this speedy and very unnatural picture of 
army life, and it provides good material for this recent addi- 
tion to comedy stardom. Cook, although he uses familiar 
methods, and make-up, including the much worked trick mus- 
tache, is able to get results out of even old gags, and puts over 
some new ones for several big laughs. The limber comedian 
makes full use of his contortionistic ability in this number, and 
makes both reels hold up well by fast work all the way through. 
It starts out with a company drill, and Cook, as Private 
Wright, is always wrong in the maneouvers. This provides 
some very funny business for a while, but is kept up 
too long and finally gets monotonous. The company is put on 
guard duty at the Mexican border, and Cook gets a lot of good 
stuff in with the boundary line, the Mexican sentry, and a gang 
of whiskey smugglers. The second reel finds Private Wright 
doing secret service duty in plain clothes, and includes several 
good bits in a tough bootlegging saloon. Cook has a terrible 
time keeping clear of the gunmen, and finally rescues the 
Captain's daughter from the villians. It is almost all good 
stuff, and the piece should make a very good comedy offering. 
Jack Blystone directed. 



Eddie Boland and the Vanity Fair Girls are seen in this, 
which gets over all right, although there isn't a lot to it. It's 
faster than some of the previous ones of this series, and while 
the girls are not as much in evidence as before, they look very 
attractive when they are in front of the camera. The scene 
of this one is laid in a private sanitarium where the patients 
are half dead old men. Boland is the doctor's assistant, and 
the Doc puts him in full charge. Eddie fires the homely 
nurses and gets a bunch of stranded show girls in their place. 
The girls do wonderful things to the morale of the old men. 
Incidently Eddie gets his grip mixed with that of a prominent 
safe blower, and has difficulty getting his own back. The reel 
is shy on laughs, but moderately amusing all through. It is 
snappy, and should prove a satisfactory filler. 



"A Tale of the Far North"— Educational 

Type of production 1 reel travelogue 

This is one of the Hudson's Bay Travel Series, and com- 
prises a familiar study of the everyday life of the Eskimos 
who inhabit the Baffin's Bay region. The picture is presented 
in a novel mariner which makes even more interesting, a very 
good travel reel. It is offered as the life story of one of the 
tribe, who is seen telling it to the white man over a camp 
fire. The customs of the people of the far north are little 
known, and they are explained, and their mode of existence 
pictured in a highly entertaining way through the story of this 
one native's life. The picture follows him from the time he is 
a baby until his marriage, and all the events in the life of the 
man have been acted out by Eskimos. They are shown en- 
gaging in peculiar wrestling games, seal fishing, canoe racing, 
and preparing the furs they have gathered for the Southern 
market. The entire footage of this one is good stuff, bound 
to be interesting to almost any audience, and the picture is an 
exceptionally good offering of its type. 



"No Hope For The Drys"— Chester— Educational 

Type of production 1 reel scenic and fish study 

The first half of this Chester "Screenic" is devoted to a study 
of various sea fish. The Sea Hare, Anemone, Sea Urchin, and 
others are shown at close range, and some of them prove in- 
teresting specimens. A community of sea gulls is photo- 
graphed, showing the mother birds and young. A flock of 
pelicans offers several comical glimpses of the solemn faced 
birds. The last half of the reel, and by far the best part, is 
made up of some really beautiful shots of the Canadian 
Rockies. Most of the scenes are on the shores of Lake Louise, 
and the cameraman has chosen some admirable locations to 
shoot from. The beauties of that country are brought out 
better in this short bit of film, than in the average scenic. This 
part has been titled, "Silver Silences," and in addition •> the 
above, some very clear shots of the Victoria Glacier, bringing 
out the hugeness of the ice formations are presented. This 
part of the reel makes it an attractive offering, and the balance 
is interesting enough to carry it over as a good filler. 



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Monday, January 3, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



Gish Production 

Interest as to What Will Become of 
the Feature Now About Half 
Completed 
Considerable interest has been 
aroused in film circles over what will 
happen to the partially completed pro- 
duction which Lillian Gish was mak- 
ing as -her first feature for Frohman 
Amusement Co. which, as noted on 
Friday, has passed into the hands of 
receivers. 

It is known that several producers 
and distributors have been approach- 
ed with a view to taking over the pro- 
duction and completing it. It is also 
known that efforts have been made 
to interest D. W. Griffith to take a 
hand and complete it. And it is not 
at all impossible that this may hap- 
pen. 

Albert W. Grey, general manager 
of D. W. Griffith, Inc., stated that 
the Griffith organization had no in- 
tention of taking over the Gish pic- 
ture at the present time. 

When Miss Gish left the Griffith 
field to take up the contract offered 
by Wm. L. Sherrill there was much 
speculation as to how the venture 
would develop. The contract, for 
three years, called for a total of near- 
ly $400,000. Up to the present about 
$54,000 has been spent on the produc- 
tion, and talk in film circles is to the 
effect that if Sherrill could have rais- 
ed an additional $50,000 the produc- 
tion could have been completed. 

The assets of the corporation are 
given as $240,000, including a valua- 
tion on negatives of $157,000. They 
also include unpaid stock subscrip- 
tions amounting to $10,000. 



Dillon to Direct Barthelmess 

Jack Dillon, who has just com- 
pleted two pictures for Realart with 
Justine Johnstone starred, will direct 
Dick Barthelmess in his first starring 
picture for D. W. Griffith, Inc. The 
company will start work in about a 
week at the Mamaroneck studios on 
a story by Joseph Hergesheimer. 
Nothing has been decided upon rela- 
tive to distribution. 



Promise Films Free 

There was a mass meeting held 
•Friday morning of exhibitors and ex- 
changemen at the 48th St. theater to 
complete plans for the Hoover re- 
lief fund. The F. I. L. M. Club mem- 
bers promised to donate free of 
charge the pictures which will be 
used at the special children's per- 
formance on the morning of Jan. 29. 




Thomav H. Ince personally has made or been present at the making of 
every one of the hundred big "punch" scenes in "Lying Lips," his second 
Associated Producers' production with House Peters, Florence Vidor and 
an all-stu r cast. Released January 30. — Advt. 



A Few of 9 Em 



Shrinking 



Who haven't press agents. Who don't want publicity, 
violets. Almost unheard of in the business. But 
they exist. Take C. E. Danforth. Ever hear of him? Not much. 
But oh, what a big boy he is in the Loew organization. Rep- 
resents Van Ambergh & Atterbury on the Loew directorate. 
Little man. In stafure. That's all. But some big. Got General 
Motors together. i,ew more big things like that. Believes in 
Loew's, Inc. Until the cows come home. And then some. 
Quiet. Unassuming. Rarely comes north of Fulton St. Loves 
the big State *Bldg. Almost as much as Marcus. And that's some. 
UNASSUMING ONES AT FAMOUS 

H. D. H. Connick. Try to ^et him to talk. For publication. 
Can't be done. He's doing a lot of regular business like things 
on the Avenue. Came in rictures from DOWN TOWN. 
Always use Capital (letters) wren referring to Wall Street. Reg- 
ular life of adventure. Big man in the Frisco fair. Remember 
it? Pretty good piano player. In years gone by. Get him to 
tell you about it. Great mathematician now. Regular Burbank. 
Makes two dollars grow from one. Ask him how. Maybe he'll 
tell. 

(Continued on Page 4) 



News Reel Combine 

Effected by Educational, Who Will 

Release It as a "Super 

Kinogram" 

Earl W. Hammons of Educational 
has just completed a merger of sev- 
eral of the news weekly organizations. 
Beginning immediately the reel will 
be shown as a Super Kinogram, and 
will contain not only the Kinograms, 
but the best of the news weekly ma- 
terial forwarded from Gaumont and 
another weekly. 

It is understood that the U. B. O. 
have already contracted for the reel 
for their entire list of houses, a con- 
tract involving a very large sum of 
money. 



Metro Film for Rivoli 

Hugo Riesenfeld has booked "Polly 
With a Past," starring Ina Claire, 
for the Riyoli beginning on Sunday. 
It is a Metro special. 



Prizma Tie-Up 

Company Plans to Allow "Black and 

White" Producers to Use 

Color Process 

Prizma, Inc., plans to work in con- 
junction with the so-called "black 
and white" producers whereby the 
latter will have available the Prizma 
color process for the insertion of 
strips of colored film in regular feat- 
ures where such insertions serve to 
enhance the dramatic values of the 
production. 

Carroll H. Dunning, vice-president 
of Prizma, in speaking of the plan 
stated that his company did not in- 
tend retaining for its exclusive use 
the color process which it owns. He 
stated that production plans would 
continue as in the past with a possi- 
bility of increased output. In this 
connection he stated that Prizma had 
completed two short subjects in. 
which Madge Evans appears and 
that in all probability a regular sup- 
ply of longer subjects would be main- 
tained. 

Paramount arranged with Prizma 
for the insertion of a colored strip in 
"The Painted Lily," a new Mae Mur- 
ray-Robert Z. Leonard picture- 
Prizma titled "Passion" for First Na- 
tional and has arranged for the pro- 
logue which precedes "The Last of 
the Mohicans" this week at the New 
York and Brooklyn Strands. It 
would not prove surprising if, in the 
future, Prizma developed the pro- 
logue idea extensively, since it has 
available an extensive library from 
which to draw suitable material. 




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Monday, January 3, 1921 




Vel.XV No. 1 Mon. Jan. 3, 1921 Price 5 Cents 



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Case Dismissed 
(By wire to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — On appeal of his case 
for crowding the aisles of the Fox 
Liberty theater during the showing 
of "The Texan," Manager Walter *D. 
Shafer was acquitted without being 
called to testify. 



$6,000 for Charity 
"Love" tag day in New York has 
resulted in the raising of $6,000 it was 
learned on Friday, when the final re- 
turns were completed. The stunt 
which is being worked all over the 
country in connection with the Louise 
Glaum picture "Love," was conducted 
with the co-operation of the Chorus 
Girls' Equity. The girls tagged pas- 
sers-by all over town and in that way 
raised the money which was then 
contributed to the New York Ameri- 
can Christmas fund. 




On Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over the Hill." 

Broadway— "813." 

Brooklyn Strand — "The Last of the 
Mohicans." 

Capitol — "Bunty Pulls the Strings." 

Criterion — "Midsummer Madness." 

44th St.— "Way Down East." 

Rialto — Hope Hampton in "The 
Bait." 

Rivoli — "The Passionate Pilgrim." 

Strand — "The Last of the Mohicans." 



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New Unit in Chicago 
Chicago — Blackstone Pictures, Inc., 
has been organized. Morris Kline is 
president and R. H. Hadfield manager 
of the corporation. 



CHRISTIE COMEDIES 
Studios will be seen from the air in the latest Christie mirth film called 
"Movie Mad," released through Educational. — Advt. 



Next Week 
Broadhurst— "Over the Hill." 
Broadway — "The County Fair." 
Brooklyn Strand — Pola Negri 

"Passion." 
Capitol— Mary Pickford in "The Love 

Night." 
Criterion— "The Inside of the Cup" 

(tentative attraction). 
44th St.— "Way Down East." 
Rialto — Thomas Meighan in -"The 

Frontier of the Stars." 
Rivoli — Ina Claire in "Polly With a 

Past." 
Strand — Lionel Barrymore in "The 

Great Advenutre." 



That Ball 

More than 1200 tickets have been 
sold for the grand ball and festival 
to be held Wednesday evening under 
the auspices of the Theater Owners 
Chamber of Commerce. 

Every one of the big producing and 
distributing concerns has purchased 
box seats. Paramount, Fox, Selznick, 
Universal, Metro, Vitagraph, United 
Artists, First National, Realart, have 
all purchased two boxes. Every 
prominent player in the East has 
bought one or more tickets. A party 
of 35 from Chicago, another of 51 
from Boston and Connecticut points, 
and 28 from Philadelphia have been 
arranged and will be in attendance. 



McGrath Joins Stoll 
William J. McGrath, for the past 
two years assistant publicity and ad- 
vertising director at Vitagraph, has 
resigned to join the publicity staff of 
Stoll Film. James Englander, who 
has been his assistant at Vitagraph, 
will go with him to Stoll. 



Convention Put Off 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Richmond, Va. — The convention of 
the Virginia Exhibitors' League, 
which was scheduled to be held in 
Washington on Jan. 12 and 13, has 
been postponed until Jan. 26 and 27 
in order to hold a joint meeting with 
the exhibitor leagues of Maryland and 
the District of Columbia. 



'Changes Combine in Denver 

Denver, Col. — Merit Film Co. here 
has purchased Quality Pictures Corp. 
Merit purchased the Mid-West Great- 
er Features Co. in November. The 
three have been combined under the 
firm name of Merit Film Co., with 
Max Schwartz as general manager. 



Two Tourneur Films on B'way 

Maurice Tournuer is represented 
by two pictures on Broadway this 
week. One is "The Bait," featuring 
Hope Hampton, which is playing at 
the Rialto, and the other Tourneur's 
first for Associated Producers, "The 
Last of the Mohicans." This is play- 
ing at the Strand. 



Bebe Daniels in Texas 
Dallas — Bebe Daniels is spending 
the holidays here. Upon her return 
to the Realart studios she will start 
work on an adaptation of a Satur- 
day Evening Post story by Nina Wil- 
cox Putnam. 



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Using 1,500 Prints 

The motion picture committee of 
he European Relief Council, of 
vhich Herbert Hoover is the leading 
ipirit, has arranged for the national 
listribution of 1,500 prints of the 
ipecial short reel subject, "The In- 
visible Guest," which is being offered 
o exhibitors free of charge, in order 
:o further the drive for $2,500,000 
vhich the industry has pledged itself 
o raise. 

The plan as worked out includes 
10 exchanges of 12 national distribut- 
ing organizations. The following is 
he list of the companies and the cities 
rom which they well feed their ter- 
itories : 

Famous Players — New York, Des 
Moines and Atlanta. 

First National — Chicago, Minneap- 
olis and New Orleans. 

Fox — Cincinnati and Indianapolis. 

Goldwyn — Detroit and Omaha. 

Metro — St. Louis and Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

Pathe — Pittsburgh, San Francisco 
and Portland, Ore. 

Realart — Cleveland and Seattle. 

Robertson-Cole — Albany, Kansas 
City and Milwaukee. 

Select — Boston, Charlotte, N. C. 
and New Haven. 

United Artists — Denver and Phil- 
adelphia. 

Universal — Los Angeles and Ok- 
lahoma City. 

Vitagraph — Buffalo, Dallas and 
Salt Lake City. 



Foreign Deal 

Broadwell Productions, Inc., pro- 
ducers of the Nick Carter series an- 
nounces the signing of contracts with 
the Apollo Trading Corp., for the en- 
tire world, exclusive of the United 
States and Canada , which territory is 
controlled by Pioneer. 

The deal was handled on behalf of 
Broadwell by George Callaghan, and 
by "Bobby" North an behalf of 
Apollo. / 



Stevenson Gets "The County Fair" 

Charles L. Stevenson has just 
closed a deal securing "The County 
Fair" for Canada. Stevenson handled 
"The Whip," "Mickey" and other big 
specials in Canada. His record on 
"Mickey" was one of the sensations 
of Canadian picture business. 



Levey Showing on Jan. 12 

Harry Levey has secured the 
Strand for the morning of the 12th, 
at which time he will give a special 
showing of "The Porcelain Lamp," a 
feature dealing with the evolution of 
travel. 



Universal has been designed to act 
in case of emergencies out of the fol- 
lowing points: Butte, Spokane, 
Wichita, Sioux Falls, Fort Smith, 
Ark. and Memphis. 

Locally, Famous Players will dis- 
tribute the Hoover film. Fifty seven 
prints have been assigned to this ter- 
ritory. 



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"The photoplay of the future". 

William A. Johnston in an unsolicited 
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A Few of 'Em 

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Then there's Lee Counselman of. Famous. Big, heroic type. 
Once upon a time rode bicyles. Professh. Speedster. Then 
went into motors. Then cash registers. Out at Dayton. Then 
into Famous. ,Rather hunt than fish. Rather fish than work. 
Outdoor man. 

ANOTHER OF THE MODEST 

Is Joe Godsol. Of Goldwyn. Never see his name in print. 
Rarely will. Doesn't like it. Big fisted. Big hearted. Regular 
fellow. Learning the picture business fast. Got into it making 
an investment. Likes it. All buried in figures and plans. No 
time to talk. Never wants to be quoted. Hard man to keep 
down. You'll hear from him. Loves racing. Got a flock of 
money made in lots of things. Including pearls and motors. 
« STRANGER THAN FICTION " 

You bet that's right. Ask Gustavus R. Rogers. GR and 
brother Saul handle Bill Fox's legal affairs, y'know. GR drop- 
ped into see "Way Down East" the other night. Picked up the 
program. Saw a note under the foreword. About mock mar- 
riages. Where Robert Edgar long cited as one case that of 
H. vs. H. in Vol 18 of Abbott's Digest of Court Cases in New 
York. Happened back in 1904. GR was the attorney. He won 
out. Flash from the past. You know the old line? About truth 
being stranger than fiction. GR's all sold on it now. 
BEHIND THE SCENES 

Lot of detail running three theaters. On Broadway or any- 
where. Ask Hugo Riesenfeld. Has to keep a regular schedule. 
To eat. To sleep. And all that so he'll no where he's at. They 
tell a story about Harry Buxbaum — You know "Bux"? "Local 
manager for Famous Players. And Riesenfeld. "Bux" called 
on Hugo. Before "Midsummer Madness" went in the Criterion. 
All ready to start a fuss. Because Hugo hadn't advertised. 
Harry caught Hugo looking at the picture. In the projection 
room. Hugo stopped the showing. Took "Bux" to the adver- 
tising department. Showed him what's what. Hugo skipped 
again. "Bux" followed. Hugo taking bath. "Bux" hanging 
around. Hugo steps into dress suit. Hops down stairs. In 
time to lead orchestra through the overture. All in about 12 
min.'tes. "Bux" says it was a great exhibition. Of pep. 

WHAT'S EVE UNSELL DOING? 

Lot of typewriters clicking. Lot of office space. Lot of 
people. Right down the street from WID'S. Eve Unsell's new 
quarters. . Eve is the lady who was selected to organize the 
scenario department in England. For Famous Players. Talks 
about a new idea in story preparation. All smiles. Looks wise. 
Says, "wait a few days." Whassit all about, anyway ? 

SYMPATHY FOR SHERRILL 

"Pop" Sherrill gave up the fight. Just couldn't finance. 
That's all. But it's enough. So the Lillian Gish feature goes — 
Where? Not an astronomer. Can't read stars. Or producers. 
But this is sure : "Bill" Sherrill's getting a lot of sympathy. 
They say it's tough 'Tis. But that's the way it goes. Now 
"Bill" must start all over. Good time to do it. Fresh slate. 
New Year. All that sort of thing. Griff may finish the produc- 
tion. Just possible. "Jerry" Storm may start his own company. 
Sooner than he expected. That's the way it goes. 

THE COMING YEAR 

Holds a lot. Many changes coming. In the wind. Noth- 
ing to stop 'em. This business constantly changing. Has to. 
One big one clue any minute. Two big men involved. Others 
sure to take place. Watch California in the next few months. 
Some big deals going to be pulled. Can't be stopped. Certain 
big changes. Can't be helped. Evolution. Necessary. Old 
Father Time hasn't a stepchild in this business. You go fast 
or you go quick. 

DANNY. 



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VOL. XV No. 2 



Tuesday, January 4, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



Going Strong 

"Way Down East" Does $5,327.75 on 

New Year's Eve— $21,373.50 for 

Week Ending Saturday 

"Way Down East" grossed $5,- 
327.75 in two performances on New 
Year's Eve at the 44th St. theater. 
The gross business for the week end- 
ing on Saturday, the 19th of the pic- 
ture's run on Broadway, was $21,- 
373.50. 

For the same period the picture, 
playing at the Woods theater in Chi- 
cago did a gross business of $22,347. 
]n Pittsburgh at the Sam S. Shubert 
theater it did a total business of $21,- 
346. 



Back from Coast 

John Emerson, Anita Loos and 
James Creelman have arrived in 
New York from the coast where 
they saw the Emerson-Loos special, 
"Wife Insurance" placed in produc- 
tion. 



Almost a New Record 
"The Last of the Mohicans" busi- 
ness on Sunday fell a few dollars 
short of the Strand record which is 
held by "Kismet." The crowds at 
the theater were very large. 



Jesse Lasky Here 

Jesse L. Lasky upset everybody's 
calculations at the Paramount offices 
by arriving in New York from the 
coast on Saturday instead of yester- 
day as planned originally. 



Sunday Showings for Pathe Film 
Beginning on Sunday, Pathe will 
give a series of Sunday exhibitions 
at the Apollo theater of a hand- 
colored feature called "Behold the 
Man" a story dealing with the life 
of Christ. • The picture it is under- 
stood, was made in Europe. 



The Big Five 

A dinner was tendered at the 
Hotel Astor last night to the edi- 
tors of the trade press by those in- 
terested in the Big Five. 

A widespread advertising cam- 
paign regarding the plans of this 
company has been waged in the past 
few weeks. 

Among those who were present 
besides the trade paper editors were 
C. L. Yearsley, Earl J. Hudson and 
Horace Judge of Associated First 
National. 




With three thousand miles of ocean between her and the man to whom 
she had promised her hand, Nance Abbott finds, in the Canadian North- 
west, the man she realizes she will always love. A dramatic moment in 
"Lying Lips," Thomas H. Ince's second Associated Producers' produc- 
tion, in which Mr. Ince himself directed the big scenes. House Peters and 
Florence Vidor are the featured mem bers of the cast. — Advt. 



From 95 to 40 

Extreme Levels of F. P. Common — 
Closed at 4.7^— Loew, 36 to W/ 2 

Famous Players-Lasky common 
stock, in the year just closed, regis- 
tered a high mark of 95 and a low 
level of 40. The high mark was 
reached on Jan. 5 and the low level 
on Dec. 20. The closing price on 
Friday, the last business day of the 
past year, was 47/. In the 12-month 
period a total number of 508,200 
shares changed hands. 

The securities listed on the New 
York Stock Exchange are Eastman 
Kodak, Famous Players and Loci, s, 
Inc. Fluctuations of these issues dur- 
ing the year were as follows: 

High Date 
1920 

Famous Players 95 Tan. 5 

do pf'd 91 y & Apr. 16 

Loew's, Inc. ... 36 Apr. 12 

Loew's, Inc. rts. 12-/ Aug. 12 

Eastman Kodak 555 Aug. 25 



Big Business 

Despite the spring-like weath- 
er in New York on Sunday, 
Broadway theaters did the best 
business they have experienced 
in some weeks past. 

At 8:30 on Sunday night 
there were crowds waiting to 
buy tickets at all the Broad- 
way houses, including Loew's 
New York, where Douglas 
Fairbanks in "The Mark of 
Zorro" was playing to a second 
run on Broadway.- .The Strand 
had the biggest line waiting. 



Low 
1920 

40 

69 

14/ 

12/ 
(95 



Date 

Dec. 20 
Dec. 20 
Dec. 22 
Aug. 12 
Dec. 23 



Close 

47/ 

74 

153/ 8 

12% 

497 



Sales 

508,200 

83.262 

803,286 

1,400 

223 



With "Griff" Again? 

Mae Marsh May Appear in the 

Next Picture for D. W.— Made 

T wo for Robertson-C ole 

Mae Marsh may appear in the next 
production to be made by D. W. 
Griffith. Albert L. Grey, Mr. Grif- 
fith's general manager, admitted yes- 
terday that there was some talk of 
this, but that nothing definite had 
been decided upon. 

At the same time Mr. Grey denied 
that Miss xMarsh would re.u'rn to 
the Griffith management and make a 
series for "D. W. Griffith, Inc." un- 
der the asme arrangement the pro- 
ducer has with Dorothy Gish. The 
report emanated from the coast. 

It was learned yesterday that Miss 
Marsh who was originally scheduled 
to make four a year for Robertson- 
Cole would in all probability only ap- 
pear in two pictures for that com- 
pany. One of these, "The Little 
'Fraid Lady," has been released and 
the second is finished but not titled. 
The Robertson-Cole offices did not 
care to make any comment yester- ! 
day on the report. 



(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Mae Marsh is quoted 
locally as stating that she has formed 
her own producing company and that 
she has already secured a vehicle for 
her first story. Production will prob- 
ably be in the East. 

Miss Marsh's name and that of D. 
W. Griffith are being linked together 
in connection with future produc- 
tions. Nothing definite can be learn- 
ed here, however. 



Visitors 

E. R. Rogers, and Frank Dowler 
of the Signal Amusement Co. Chat- 
tanooga, are in New York in con- 
nection with their new $1,000,000 
Capitol theater in Chattanooga. The 
house opens in about a month. They 
are Associated Exhibitor franchise 
holders. 

E. C. Bostick of the Saxe theatri- 
cal enterprises of Milwaukee, also an 
Associated Exhibitor member is vis- 
iting, too, 

J. F. Cubberley, First National 
manager at Minneapolis is here for 
a few days. 



"Fifst Born" for Strand 
"The First Born," the first of Ses-1 
sue Hayakawa's specials under his 
new Robertson-Cole contract, will 
play the Strand the last week of this 
month. 



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Tuesday, January 4, 1921 




Vol. XV No. 2 Tue. Jan. 4, 1921 Pfipe 5 CerttS 



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Business Manager. 

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Quotations 

Last 
Bid. Asked. Sale 
Famous Players ..48 50 50 

do pfd 15 15 15 

*Goldwyn 4 5 

D. W. Griffith, Irc Not quoted 

Loew's, Inc., 15 15^ 15 l / 2 

Triangle 5/16 H H 

World Film Not quoted 

i 

♦Quotations by H. Content & Co. 



Smith Back; Reports Sales 

Wm. G. Smith of the Fidelity Pic- 
tures Co. has just returned from a 
tour of the West and Middle West, 
where he sold "The Fighting Ken- 
tuckians" to the Merit Film Co., W. 
I. Film Service, Indianapolis; Secur- 
ity Pictures, Illinois; C. O. Brokaw 
Merit Film Co., Detroit, and Ludwig 
Film Co., Minneapolis. 

Fidelity Pictures have secured a 
series of 8 two-reel comedies featur- 
ing Jimmy Butts Thompson, which 
will be handled on the state right 
market. 



Big Tie-Up 

B. B. Hampton and Pictorial Review 

for Better Pictures — Circularizing 

English Speaking Lands 

Benjamin B. Hampton, who is at 
present producing features for Pathe 
and Hodkinson distribution, has per- 
fected a tie-up with the Pictorial Re- 
view which is said to be one of the 
most important ever, arranged in the 
business. 

Hampton in the February issue of 
the publication, out Jan. 14, has an 
article titled "Too Much Sex Stuff 
in the Movies," which is designed to 
be the opening shot in a campaign for 
better pictures. Hampton will write 
a series of articles and in this con- 
nection Pictorial Review is launch- 
ing a tremendous exploitation cam- 
paign in English speaking lands. 

One hundred thousand cards are 
being mailed to clergymen in the U. 
'S., Canada and Australia enlisting 
their aid in the move; 21,000 cards 
of a different nature are being mailed 
to exhibitors in the U. S„ Great Brit- 
ain, Canada and Australia; those in 
the professional and business end of 
the industry to the number of 15,000 
are included in another series, as are 
50,000 club women scattered in this 
country and all English speaking sec- 
tions of the world. The support of 
50,000 school teachers is likewise be- 
ing sought in this connection. 

These communications are not be- 
ing sent broadcast by the Hampton 
organization but emanate from the 
office of Arthur T. Vance, editor of 
the Pictorial Review. The publica- 
tion has set aside a fund of $75,000 
to advertise the first of the Hamp- 
ton articles. Thirty thousand post- 
ers in two colors are to be supplied 
to the newsstands. 

The field force of the magazine will 
be instructed to secure endorsements 
from prominent people for the Hamp- 
ton movement. In his articles Hamp- 
ton will point out that the cure for 
poor pictures rests with the public. 



Hutchinson Here 
Charles Hutchinson, Pathe serial 
star, now recovered from the injur- 
ies received in a fall recently 'is in 
town. 



Destenay Vice-President 
Louis Destenay is now vice-presi- 
dent and general manager of the 
Gevaert Co. of America, distributors 
of the Gevaert raw stock which is 
manufactured in Belgium. Mr. Des- 
tenay is enthusiastic over the future 
of his product in this country. 




Special Showing at Rivoli 



Hugo Riesenfeld will give a pri- 
vate showing of pictures taken in 
East Africa and Uganda by the 
Vandenbergh-Parainount Expedition 
at the Rivoli Thursday morning. Dr. 
Vandenbergh will tell the story of 
his expedition. 

The first public showing will be at 
the Rivoli on Sunday, when the first 
of a series of four parts will be pre- 
sented. 



Discuss Hoover Fund 
A meeting relative to the Hoover 
relief fund was held in the rooms of 
the National Association yesterday 
morning. 



Now It's Official 

Goldwyn officially announced yes- 
terday the signing of Rita Weiman, 
Katherine Newlin Burt and Alice 
Duer Miller to write original stories 
for the screen. WID'S DAILY 
stated so a few weeks ago. 



Every particle of adver- 
tising force that can b<: 
put into a poster is put 
into the RITCHEY pos- 
ter. That is why it al- 
ways has a positive box- 
office value! 



RITCHEY 

LITHO. CORP, 

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New Film for Criterion 

"Midsummer Madness," is now on 
fifth and final week at the Criterion. 
As noted, "The Inside of the Cup," 
A'ill replace it. 



Accord in Universal Serial 
Art Acc'ord, Universal stated yes- 
terday is to star in a new serial. Ac- 
cord, according to announcements 
made by Special Pictures, was to 
tar in a series of two reel westerns. 



Beecroft Back 

Chester Beecroft, exporter and im- 
porter of pictures, is the latest film 
man to return from a buying trip in 
Europe. He has secured 40 European 
pictures, gathered in Italy, Germany, 
France, Norway and Sweden, and all 
of them made since the war. 

He has as yet made no arrange- 
ments for the release pf the pictures 
which he has purchased for this 
country. 



. Joe Brandt Back 
Joe Brandt of the C. B. X. Film 
Sales Corp. returned to New York 
yesterday from a tour of the country 
in the interest of "Isobel." He re- 
ports the sale of the picture for all 
territories with the exception of one 
spot in the South. He stated that 
business generally speaking was good 
, and that he found exhibitors more 
concerned with mapping out their 
bookings for 1921 than with concern 
over any slump in receipts. 



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Newspaper Opinions 

Bunty Pulls the Strings"— Goldwyn 
Capitol 

HERALD — Reginald Barker has convert- 
d Graham Moffat's stage success to the films 
1 a commendable fashion. * * * 

WORLD — There is beauty in the pictur- 
tation. * * * 

TELEGRAM — It is a picture blessed with 
n unusually large number of qualities to 
ecommend it to the public — humor, atmo- 
phere, novelty, pathos and suspense. • 

POST—* * * Mr. Barker has contributed 

picture of charm and gentle distinction 
;om a play that had both. 

' GLOBED — "Bunty" is really a droll little 
lm, and Leatrice joy puts a specially quaint 
umor into the title role. The entire story, 
owever — action, authors 'and atmosphere — 
light have been tucked much more snugly 
ito three reels than five. 

SUN — * * * Reginald Barker has achieved 
omething in the way of an intimate picture 
or Goldwyn. * * * 

American, Times, Daily News, Tribune, 
ournal, Mail and Evening World made no 
orament. 



'The Passionate Pilgrim— F. P. L. 
Rivoli 

AMERICAN— Altogether, "The Passion- 
ite Pilgrim" proved to be one of those rare 
ilms that enlist not only the sympathies but 
he interest. It seemed to be true to life. 

TIMES — Mr. Vignola's treatment of this 
lart of the story is cinematographically good. 
Particularly his use of the cut-back, though 
iimple and obvious, is effective. The settings 
tre excelent. 

HERALD — The intricacies of the story 
lave been well handled by George Du Bois 
Proctor, scenario writer, and it holds the 
nterest with an exceptionally plausible de- 
velopment. 

WORLD — A mixture of love and big busi 
less, through which Robert G. Vignola, as 
lirector, has woven a gripping thread of in- 
erest, this photoplay ranks with th*e finest 
iresented in recent weeks. 



JOURNAL— In fact, it is one of the best 
newspaper features ever produced. * * * 

MAIL — The picture suffers somewhat from 
a lack of facile action and depends too large- 
ly upon its subtitles to tell its story, but is 
interesting nevertheless. 

GLOBE — It has one remarkable feature. 
The newspaper scenes are real. 

SUN — It is a story of love and big busi- 
ness, a combination that makes a romantic 
drama of more than usual quality. 

Daily News, Tribune, Telegram, Post and 
Evening World made no comment. 



"The Last of the Mohicans"— A. P. 
Strand 

TIMES — Mr. Tourneur has made an ex- 
traordinary picture seriously marred in one 
particular. 

HERALD — "Last of Mohicans" is thrill- 
ing story as told in movie'. 

WORLD — It must have cost a small for- 
tune to put J. Fenimore Cooper's book into 
the films. Hundreds of Indians and sol- 
diers and horses, and dozens of "sets" are 
employed, and throughout there is the evi- 
dence of expert direction. 

DAILY NEWS— One comes away from 
the Strand with the memory of beautiful pic- 
tures — photography combining imagination 
and beauty of lighting, posture and grouping, 
to the intense satisfaction of the spectator. 
So far as picturization goes, "The Last of 
the Mohicans" is a work of art. 

TRIBUNE—* * * There are some per- 
fectly hair-rising fights. * * * 

MAIL — At all too rare intervals, certainly 
not more than once or twice a year, a pic- 
ture is flashed on the screen for which the 
only just appellation is "Perfect." Such a 
masterpiece is Maurice Tourneur's magnifi- 
cent screening of "The Last of the Mohic- 
ans." At the outset of the new year Tour- 
neur's production is a challenge to directors 
of any company. It will be difficult to equal, 
practically impossible to surpass. The pho- 
tography is perfect, the continuity unim- 
peachable, the playing flawless, the locations 
magnificent, the direction unsurpassed. The 
picture is one which a Griffith could not im- 
prove upon. 

(Continued on Page 4) 



The words 



"EASTMAN" 

and 

"KODAK" 



are stenciled in the film 
margin so that all East- 
man Film may be in- 
stantly identified. 



EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 
ROCHESTER, N. Y. 



DAILY 



Wants Katherine MacDonald 
Productions Every Week 



Exhibitor Says Name Fills Theatre Every Time 

What They Think of Other First National Stars and 

Pictures 



PASSION'S PLAYGROUND 

"A great picture. We would like to get KatheritiTMacDonald 
every week, as she gets the business when you put her name in 
front of the theatre. The ysay here that she is the greatest star in 
world. — William G. Atkinson, Star Theatre, Rockingham, N. C. 

IN SEARCH OF A SINNER 

"This picture broke box office records here. Connie pleased my 
patrons. Book this one if you want to stand them up." — 

Paul L. Turgeon, Rex Theatre, Green River, Wyo. 

THE FAMILY HONOR 

"King Vidor's production is a good, interesting program picture." 
W. H. Creal, Suburban Theatre, Omaha, Neb. 

THE BRANDED WOMAN 



"A 100% entertainment. Very good business." Boost it strong 
as it will satisfy practically all."— George O. Monroe, Gilbert Theatre, 

Beatrice, Neb. 

45 MrNUTES FROM BROADWAY 

"Played this picture to increased admission during poor weather, 
and we did extra business on it. It's a good, clean picture that will 
take everywhere."— C. E. Power, Power's Theatre, North Branch, 

Minn. 

DON'T EVER MARRY 

"Blow up this Marshall Neilan production. Big business. 
Everyone pleased with it." — John Steichein, Aurora Theatre, White 

Lake, S. D. 

IN SEARCH OF A SINNER 

"A happy version of a clever story. Constance Talmadge is 
there and gets the laughs. They all said they liked it, and some came 
back for a second time. We're glad she is going to be with us for 
four years more."— H. P. Thompson, Liberty, Theatre, Pardeeville, 

Wis. 
THE RIVER'S END 

"Pleased 100 per cent. Good puller, and good enough for some 
to see it a second time." — Will F. Taddiken, Elite Theatre, Morgan- 

ville, Kans. 




First National Attractions 
Iherell be a Franchise everywhere 




DAILY 



Tuesday, January 4, 1921 



Nothing on the Shelf— 

PAUL SCARDON 

Has directed Forty-two Features 

All Released and Proven 

Box Office Successes 



To Be Released 

"HER UNWILLING HUSBAND" 

With BLANCHE SWEET 
and 

"THE BROKEN GATE" 

With BESSIE BARRISCALE 



Address. 

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French and Spanish 

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For Stage or Screen 



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Authors 

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CONTINUITY that COUNTS 



Paul Schof ield 

Free Lance 
Adaptations *• : Editing 



CURRENT RELEASES: 
•"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 
* "Smilin* All the Way"— David But- 
ler 
"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
ler 
"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 

Star 
"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast). 

IN PRODUCTION: 



"The Quarry" — Meighan — Famous 
Players 

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 
Hollywood, Calif. 



CREATIVE CONTINUITY 




Wherein "Uncle Peter" effectively demonstrated that poker is not neces- 
sarily a young man's game. An amusing comedy situation in "The Spend- 
ers," a Benjamin B. Hampton production made from Harry Leon Wil- 
son's novel. A Hodkinson release. — Advt. 



In the Courts 

The Selznick Studios, Inc., has sued 
Fleischman Bros, in the Supreme 
Court through Konta, Kirchwey, 
Franc & Michael for $28,000. The 
cause of the suit is. not stated. 



The . Estee Studios and Laborato- 
ries, Inc., have sued the International 
Film Service for $5,000 rent due up 
to Sept. 1 at $2,500 a month. 



Supreme Court Justice McCook has 
dismissed the suit of the Educational 
Films against Globe Indemnity Com- 
pany to recover $3,574 for breach of 
a contract by the Lincoln & Parker 
Co., for which the Globe acted as 
surety. The defendant contended 
that the plaintiff failed to give proper 
notice that the Lincoln & Parker Co. 
had defaulted on the contract. 



On an assigne dclaim of the Froh- 
man Amusement Corp. suit has been 
filed in the Supreme' Court by the 
Commonwealth Film Corp. agaimst 
J. Frank Brockliss, Inc. It is alleged 
that the defendant bought the world 
rights exceptnig the U. S-, Canada 
and Alaska for "The Invisible Ray," 
a serial, which was completed May 
16 last, and the defendant agreed to 
pay 70% of the gross and to pay at 
least $45,000 in six months, but up 
to date has paid only $32,500. 



William Faversham has filed an an- 
swer in the Supreme Court to a suit 
by Joseph P. Bickerton, Jr., a law- 
yer, to recover under an alleged con- 
tract by which he was to get 10% 
oi sums received by the actor. The 
answer alleges that on Feb. 27 last 
aversham employed Bickerton to help 
negotiate a film contract with Lewis 
J. Selznick and that the plaintiff didn't 
advise him that he was acting also 
for Selznick. 



Kansas City, Mo. — E. W. McAvoy 
has been appointed manager of the 
Fox exchange. 



Newspaper Opinions 

(Continued from Page 3) 

TELEGRAM—* * * Done with extraordi- 
nary skill. 

POST — The director has lopped away 
everything but the sensational, and the sum 
of that is nothing but a melodrama of the 
Colonial wars. * * * He has staged some 
scents of rare, even breathless beauty, pic- 
tures that have the quality of the best of 
that old English wall paper depicting syl- 
van contentment and the' like, pictures that 
are sometimes suggestive of Claude de Lor- 
rain, 

SUN — * * * This French producer has set 
a fashion that American directors might well 
follow, especially with his beautifully photo- 
graphed outdoor scenes, which make nature 
almost as grand as Cooper described it. 

American, Journal, Globe and Evening 
World made no comment. 



"The Bait"— F. P.-L. 

R ialto 

WORLD — Purely as an interesting cin- 
ema play, "The liait," Mr. Tourneur's other 
production at the Rialto, surpassed the larger 
and more expensive one. 

TRIBUNE — It is principally because of 
Miss Hampton that we liked the picture. * 
We fancy that Miss Hampton could do mar- 
velous things with a polite comedy. She 
has undoubted talent and charm and, best 
of all, sincerity. Somehow we fancy that 
she would need very little directing. 

TELEGRAM— Like the original, the pho- 
toplay has many thrills. * * * There is enough 
action in this live reel picture to make a 
week-size serial. 

SUN — There is plentv of action 
five reel picture. 

American. Times. Herald, 
Journal, Mail. Post, Globe 
World made no comment. 



this 



Daily News, 
and Evening 



New Unit in Spokane 

Spokane, Wash.— Incorporation pa- 
pers have been filed here by O. D. 
Woodward, a theater manager, and 
a group of associates for the organ- 
ization of the Woodward Enterprises, 
Inc., capitalized at $1,000,000 to en- 
gage in the motion picture business. 

It was announced the company 
would take over the Enwood M. P. 
Co. of Denver and the General Film 
Co. of Portland and has rented a stu- 
dio here for the production of pic- 
tures! 



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VOL. XV No. 3 



Wednesday, January 5, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



Receiver Named 

For Wark Producing Corp., a Grif- 
fith Subsidiary — Company Made 
"Intolerance" 

A petition in bankruptcy has been 
filed against the Wark Producing 
Corp. with headquarters at 1476 
Broadway. The creditors named in 
the petition are the D. W. G. Corp., 
$10,000; Harry Wolfe, $4,000, and S. 
Meyer, $400. 

It is alleged that the liabilities of 
the company are $300,000 and the as- 
sets, consisting of cash and rights to 
films, $100,000. It is claimed that 
the company was formed for the pur- 
pose of producing and exploiting "In- 
tolerance," which was personally di- 
rected by David W. Griffith, and that 
on or about Dec. 28, 1915, the com- 
pany borrowed money from various 
individuals and that certificates of 
indebtedness were issued covering 
these loans to the extent of $300,000, 
of which it is said 55 per cent, has 
been paid off. The balance, $135,000, 
it is claimed became due on Jan. 1, 
1921, and that the company is finan- 
cially unable to meet its obligations. 
It is for this reason and because it 
■ is thought the receiver will manage 
, the affairs of the company so as to 
meet its obligations that the petition 
was filed. The receiver named by 
Judge Knox is Walter N; Seligsberg 
of Seligsberg, Lewis and Strouse. 

Albert L. Grey of the Griffith offi- 
ces when asked for a statement yes- 
terday said he had no comment to 
make. Mr. Seligsberg, the receiver, 
stated that he expected to meet the 
full demands of the creditors and 
that he hoped to have matters 
straightened out in about ten days. 



Reichenbach Handling Dean Film 
Harry Reichenbach has been en- 
gaged by Universal to handle spe- 
cial exploitation for Priscilla Dean's 
new picture, "Outside the Law." 



386,311 Paid Admissions 
In an advertisement in local 
morning papers, it was stated that 
386,311 persons paid their way into 
to see "Over the Hill" since its 
Broadway run opened. ' The picture 
is now playing its 16th week on 
Broadway. 



Moore and Schertzinger Here 
Tom Moore and his director, Vic- 
tor Schertzinger are in New York 
from the coast. It is understood that 
they will make a picture for Gold- 
wyn here. 




Pola Negri to F.P.-L. 

To Receive $250,000 a Year for Three 

Years — Will Make Six a Year — 

Record for European Actress 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

The Hague, Holland— The Kunst 

Amusement reprints an article which 

appeared in the Berliner Zeitung, am 

Mittag, regarding the signing of Pola 

Negri by Famous Players. 

The article states that Pola Negri 
the famous star of "Passion," has a 
contract with Ben Blumenthal and 
Samuel Rachman on behalf of 
Famous Players for three years. The 
terms of the contract call for a pay- 
ment of $250,000 a year to the star, 
or 18,750,000 marks a year, the great- 
est sum ever paid to an actress for; 
services in Germany or in Europe, 
The contract calls for six pictures a 
year, three to be made in America. 
The terms of the agreement provide 
for the free passage to and from Ger- 
many to this country of the star, who 
is to have her wardrobe provided and 
who is to receive $500 a week in ad- 
dition to her salary for each week she 
is in America. 



A tremendous drama of life and love is Thomas H. Ince's second Asso- 
ciated Producers' production, "Lying Lips," nationally released Jan. 30. 
House Peters and Florence Vidor (above) are the featured members of a 
cast which includes Joseph Kilgour and a dozen other capable players. 
Mr. Ince himself directed the scores of big scenes in this production.— Adv. 



The "Big Five" 

Proves to Be Just a Very Clever 
Publicity Stunt for First Nat'l 
The "Big 5" secret is out. 
The "Big 5" is not a new distrib- 
uting organization. Neither is it a 
new producing organization. It 
hasn't any room for directors, sales 
managers or office help of any kind. 
(Continued on Page 3) 



Adolphe Osso Here 

Adolphe Osso returned to New 
York from Paris yesterday on the 
Lorraine. This is his first visit here 
in some months, his business affairs 
having kept him in Paris. 

Buy Two Stories for Lytell 
Metro announced yesterday the 
purchase of two stories for Bert Ly- 
telK One is "Peace and Quiet," by 
Edwin Milton Royle, author of "The 
Squaw Man," and the other "Junk," 
by Kenneth Harris, which appeared 
in the Saturday Evening Post. Max- 
well Karger will direct Lytell in both 
pictures. 



Saxe in Chicago 

Buys Out Harry Moir Interests — 
All Three Houses First Runs 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago — Tom Saxe of the Saxe 
Amusement Enterprises, Milwaukee, 
has bought the theatrical interests of 
Harry Moir here and by virtue of the 
deal now controls three first run pic- 
ture houses here, the Rose, the Al- 
cazar and the Boston. This is Saxe's 
first venture in the Chicago theatrical 
field. 



E. C. Bostick, general manager of 
the Saxe Amusement Enterprises 
who is in New York stated yesterday 
hat Harry Hart, now with the Saxe 
heaters in Milwaukee would probably 
be placed in charge of the Chicago 
houses. Bostick also stated that 
Saxe's interest in Chicago would in 
all probability end with the taking 
over of the Moir theaters. 



Due On Monday 
Ben Blumenthal and Samuel Rach- 
man are due in New York on Mon- 
day from Liverpool. They are re- 
turning on the S. S. Auguste Victoria, 



Ziehm Back 
Arthur Ziehm, foreign manager fori i 
Goldwyn has returned from abroad ' 
where he spent five months in study- 
ing conditions. 



Ball Tonight 

The much discussed ball of the 
Theater Owners Chamber of Com- 
merce will be held at the Astor to- 
night. You are going to be there,, 
aren't you? 



Moving the End of the Week 

The Robertson-Cole offices will be I 
transferred from 1600 Broadway to 
the new building at 48th St. and 7th 
Ave. where the company will occupy 
the 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th fffiors as ; 
well as the projection rooms on the 
roof. The remainder of the 12 story 
building will be leased to other com- 1 
panies. 



Miller Elected 

Charles F. Miller was elected di- 
rector (president), of the M. P. D, 
A., at a meeting held last night. 



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Re-open Plant Jan. 24 
Jesse L. Lasky states that the Long 
Island studio of Famous Players will 
be reopened on Jan. 24, when three 
companies will start work. He states 
that $200,000 in additional electrical 
• equipment has been installed in the 
studio. 

Postponed 
Hugo*Riesenfeld has postponed the 
showing of pictures of the Vanden- 
bergh-Paramount expedition from 
Thursday at the Rivoli to Friday 
morning. 



Loss $160,000 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Indianapolis — The loss suffered by 
the fire at the Lieber Building, 28 E. 
. Washington St., on the 29th is esti- 
mated as having done $160,000 dam- 
age. It develops that the Indiana 
First National exchange as well as 
that of Educational Films was badly 
hit by the blaze. 



Art Holah Here 

Art Holah, former manager for 
Pathe in New England, is in town. 




At Broadway Theaters 

Capitol 

The first number presents the finale from 
the second act of "Aida." The soloists are 
Miss Emily Beglin, Miss Rose Reed, Mr. 
Erik Bye and Mr. Max Sasonoff, assisted 
by the Capitol ensemble, Mile. Gambarelli 
and the Capitol ballet corps. The Capitol 
News is next followed by a recitation by 
Bertram Peacock as a prologue to the feat- 
ure, "Bunty Pulls the Strings," a Reginald 
Barker production for Goldwyn. A post- 
yuletide fantasy, "Funeral March of the Ma- 
rionettes," is presented by the ballet corps. 
Then Harold Lloyd in his latest comedy, 
"Number Please," supplies the laughs of the 
evening before the concluding organ solo. 



Rialto 



The overture is "Rienzi," a Richard Wag- 
ner number. The Magazine is of ordinary 
interest. Mary Fabian sings the aria from 
"Joan of Arc." Hope Hampton is seen in 
Maurice Tourneur's production "The Bait," 
a Paramount picture. Joseph Alessi, rend- 
ers "Inflamatus" from "Stabat- Mater," a 
trumpet virtuoso. There is a Christie com- 
edy, "Going Thru the Rye." 



Rivoli 

The Rivoli is celebrating its third anni- 
versary this week. The overture is the Sec- 
ond Hungarian Rhapsody with a cymbal solo 
by Bela Nyary. The Pictorial contains a 
varied and interesting selection of subjects. 
A scene from "Lakme" is presented with 
appropriate setting and costumes. The Riv- 
oli chorus and ballet take part with Grace 
Hoffman rendering a solo. Cosmopolitan's 
production, "The Passionate Pilgrim," is 
the feature which is followed by the Torea- 
dor song from "Carmen," sang by Edoardo 
Albano. A Cartoon comedy, "Out of the 
Inkwell," is very good. The organ solo 
concludes. 



Curb Stock Levels 

In the year just closed, the mo- 
tion picture issues listed on the New 
York Curb Market experienced a 
number of rather radical changes, so 
far as price values are concerned. 

The most noteworthy change was 
in the Goldwyn issue, which reached 
a high level of 34 during the year, 
but closed at 4. The following table 
gives the issues, the total number of 
shares that changed hands and the 
high, low and closing prices: 

High Low Last Sales 

Goldwyn 34 4 4 22,074 

D. W. Griffith, Inc.15^ U% 11% 3,950 

Triangle ;. % A Vs 166,250 

Unit. Pict. Prod.. 13^ 1!4 l'A 188,000 
World Film 'A Vi Vi 5,200 

do. 1st pfd yi 54 J4 3,000 

do 2nd pfd 1 Vs Y» 13,300 



Strand 



The orchestra opens the program with 
selections from Victor Herbert's "Natoma." 
Then comes the Topical Review. Prizma 
presents "An Indian Summer," a beautiful 
scenic. Joseph Martel and male quartette 
render a vocal prologue before the presen- 
tation of Maurice Tourneur's production, 
"The Last of the Mohicans" for Associated 
Producers. Kitty McLaughlin sings "The 
Bird Song" from "Pagliacci." Harold Lloyd 
is also on the Strand bill with his latest fun 
maker, "Number Please." Festival March 
is the organ solo. 



Dalton in New Company 
(Special to WID'S DAILx; 
Los Angeles — Emmett Dalton is 
one of the incorporators of the Stand- 
ard Pictures Corp., a new company 
formed here. Associated with him 
are M. J. Grave and A C. Webb. 
Dalton a few weeks ago stated that 
he intended re-entering the produc- 
tion field. 



Maugham Signed 

W. Somerset Maugham, the Eng- 
lish author, has been signed by Fa- 
mous Players to write original sto- 
ries for the screen. This, despite the 
fa*ct that Maugham stated very em- 
phatically a few weeks ago that he 
would do no such thing. 



Delft, Marquette Opens 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Marquette, Mich.— The Delft the- 
ater, operated by Delft Theaters, Inc., 
who run the Opera House, Marquette, 
Delft, Escanaba; Strand, Escanaba 
and Delft, Munising has opened. 



New Floor for Levey Studios 

Work has begun on the enlarge- 
ment of the Harry Levey Studios at 
230 W. 38th St. An entire new floor 
is being added to include executive 
offices, production department offices, 
cutting rooms, editing department 
rooms and rest rooms. 



Louise Fazenda Here 

Louise Fazenda, now under con- 
tract with Special Pictures, has ar- 
rived in New York after stopping off 
at a number of cities on her way 
east. 



"Never Were Partners"— Callaghan 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Andrew J. Callaghan 
denies an article recently publfshed 
in WID'S DAILY to the effect that 
he and Harry Leonhardt had recently 
dissolved partnership. He stated that 
he and Leonhardt have never had a 
partnership agreement but that they 
had a working agreement on "The 
Devil," recently completed with- 
George Arliss. 



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PatteNews 

No. 2 
:HARLESTON, S. C. (Except Oklahoma 
:ity)— Grim ship of war rings with kiddies' 
lerry voices. Saliors are hosts to orphan 
hildren aboard the U. S. S. Bridgeport. 
IEW YORK CITY— Mrs. MacSwiney sails 
ome. Before departing, widow of Irish 
lartyr pays last visit to the City Hall where 
he receives Key to the City. 
:JEWBURG, N. Y. — Runners on narrow 
teel blades vie for speed supremacy. Ex- 
ert ice-skaters compete in National Out- 
oor Championship. 

'IUME — "Stay with us, D'Annunzio" — cry 
itizens of Fiume in plea to their poet-com- 
lander as the Italian army marches on the 
ity. 

'HILADELPHIA, PA. — The mummers Par- 
de — more gorgeous, more bizarre, more ex- 
ravagant than ever. Lavish and humorous 
ostumes mark Quaker City's annual pageant. 
N THE LIMELIGHT— De Valera in Erin. 
President of Irish Republic" is said to have 
eturned to Ireland from America, without 
nowledge of the British government. 
UNG IN THE NEW— The Old Year is 
shered out with din and hilarity by frolick- 
rs along gay Broadway. Exclusive views 
f New Year's Eve festivities in New York 
Juminated by sunlight lamps. 




Vitagraph Showing Today 

Vitagraph will give a special show- 
ng of "Black Beauty," in the Grand 
Ball room of the Astor hotel this 
ifternoon at 2:30. 



Buchanan Signed by Lasky 
Los Angeles — Thompson Buchan- 
tn, who recently left the Goldwyn 
icenario department, has been ap- 
>ointed associate supervisory director 
if the Lasky studio. He will work 
vith Frank E. Woods. 




Object to Censors 

Exchangemen in Kansas City For- 
ward Letter to Gov. Allen of 
Kansas Citing Grievances 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Kansas City, — The local ex- 
change managers, representing all 
of the important companies have pre- 
pared a joint letter which has been 
forwarded to Governor Henry J. Al- 
len of Kansas. 

In the letter the exchangemen out- 
ine a number of grievances which 
they profess to hold against the Kan- 
sas Board of Censors and which they 
state are interfering with the opera- 
tion of their business in that state. 



Two Exchanges for Sunrise 

The first two links in the contem- 
plated series of exchange centers to 
be. opened by Sunrise Pictures in the 
larger territories have been estab- 
lished with the appointment of S. 
Rubenstein as manager for Greater 
New York and Northern New Jersey 
and Ben Abrams for Baltimore and 
Washington. Abrams' headquarters 
are at 420 E. Lexington St., Balti- 
more. 



Weiss Still Buying 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago — Harry Weiss has pur- 
chased for the Superior Screen Serv- 
ice for Illinois and Indiana "Madon- 
nas and Men" and a series of 12 two 
reel Perry Comedies starring Mack 
Swain. 



No Depression, Says Rogers 
"First of all, I found that condi- 
tions were satisfactory and that any 
little lull the exhibitors were having 
was on account of the holiday season. 
If the exhibitor really analyzed his 
business and looked back at his re- 
ceipts of a year ago, he was rather 
surprised to find there was- no real 
depression." Thus Charles Rogers, 
sales manager of Selznick, summa- 
rized his observations upon return- 
ing from a long tour through many 
important sections of the country. 



Changes in Chicago Branches 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago — The past week has been 
marked by several changes in the 
exchanges in Chicago. Pat Dillon has 
resigned as manager of the Comedy- 
art exchange; George Weinberg has 
left the sales force of Masterpiece 
Film, and Joe Smith has left Comedy- 
art. Ben Weissenbach has left the 
Kline Film Co. to join Celebrated 
Players. 

John E. Maple, general manager of 
the Northwestern Film Corp. of 
Sheridan, Wyo., is visiting. 

Webster Campbell is now directing 
Corinne Griffith in "The Correspond- 
ent" for Vitagraph with Percy Mar- 
mont as leadnig man. 



The "Big Five" 

(Continued from Page 1) 

The "Big 5", an advertising cam- 
paign regarding which has been in 
force for the past six weeks, is the 
grouping of five big productions by 
Associated First National Pictures, 
Inc. 

They consist of "Passion," "The 
Kid," the six reel Chaplin; Al Kauf- 
man-Allen Holubar's nine reel "Man, 
Woman, Marriage," starring Dorothy 
Phillips; R. A. Walsh's "The Oath," 
and Louis B. Mayer's special, "Sow- 
ing the Wind," starring Anita Stew- 
art. These form the first group of 
the Big S production series. 

It is announced that other groups 
are to follow. 

All of these pictures will be shown 
to a special gathering of exhibitors 
to be held in Chicago early next week 
for the first time, ■ excepting "Pas- 
sion," which has appeared in several 
cities. 



Tri-Star Pictures Formed 
Tri-Star Pictures Corp. with offices 
in the Hooven Bldg., has been form- 
ed. C. H. Rosenfeld and M. F. Beier 
are interested in the new company 
operating in the state right field. 



No Shows in Ilion, N. Y. 

Ilion, N. Y. — The Ilion board of 
trustees has decided against Sunday 
picture shows. The vote was taken 
after a petition bearing 1,000 name 
and one bearing. 2,440 were presented. 



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Two More Completed 
Two -Selznick productions, "The 
Girl From Nowhere," starring Elaine 
Hammerstein, and "The Fighter," 
starring Conway Tearle, were com- 
pleted last week at the Selznick Fort 
Lee studios. 



More Road- Shows for Tucker Bros. 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Oklahoma City— Tucker Brothers' 
road shows, exploited in Oklahoma 
and Arkansas for the past 40 weeks, 
w.ill be circuited into Texas. All road 
shows are played on percentage. 

New shows now starting over the 
circuit are "The Unfortunate Sex," 
"The Woman Above Reproach," and 
"The House Without Children." Six 
different circuits are expected to be 
in operation by Feb. 1st. 



They Work Smoothly in Seattle 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Seattle — Mayor Caldwell invited all 
the film managers to come to a meet- 
ing last Tuesday with the city board 
of censors in order that both sides 
might get the viewpoint of each oth- 
er. The censor board is not a paid 
office. 

It consists of nine men and three 
women who receive an appointment 
without salary under a city ordinance 
which gives them power to stop any 
picture from being exhibited in the 
city which has not complied with 
eliminations ordered by the National 
Board of Review. Each film mana- 
ger present at the meeting pledged 
himself to* cooperate with the board 
to this end. 



EDNA 
SCHLEY 

PRODUCTIONS, 
Inc. 

Have completed three of the 
famous SCATTERGOOD 
STORIES, by Clarence Bud- 
ington Kelland, which have 
appeared in the Saturday 
Evening Post, the Cosmopol- 
itan and the American Maga- 
zine, and shortly to be pub- 
lished in book form by Har- 
per Brothers Company. 

Titles: 
"Sc'attergood Makes aMatch" 
"Soothing Syrup" 

"Down the Line" 

Directed by 
ALFRED McKINNON 

and featuring 
WILLIAM H. BROWN 

There will be thirteen Scat- 
tergood stories in this series 
and announcement of release 
will soon be made. 



Back to One Reelers 

Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran are 
again to make one reelers for Un- 
iversal. They made several features 
for that company among them being 
"Everything But the Truth," "La 
La Lucille," and "Once a Plumber." 
These pictures were part of a pro- 
posed series of eight features star- 
ring the team. 

Universal offers six star series, 
eight pictures in each series. The re- 
moval of Lyons and Moran from 
that classification leaves as stars 
Gladys Walton, Carmel Myers, Ed- 
ith Roberts, Frank Mayo, Eva No- 
vak and Harry Carey, who later in 
the year switches, to Jewel produc- 
tions. Hoot Gibson in a new addi- 
tion to the "special attraction" list- 
ing. 



Stock Sold at Auction 

The following securities have been 
sold at auction: 

200 shares Mirror Film preferred, 
$2 lot. 

200 shares Mirror Film common, 
$1 lot. 

95 shares Mutual Film preferred, 
$20 lot. 

110 shares Mutual Film common, 
$20 lot. 

100 shares Biograph, $1 lot. 

3600 shares Hallmark Pictures pre- 
ferred, $30 lot. 

57 shares Prizma 2nd preferred, 
$30 lot. 

12 shares Prizma common, $5 lot. 



More Bookings for "The Devil" 
"The Devil," will be exhibited in 
the following theaters controlled by 
the Mark Strand interests. The 
Strand, Brooklyn; Strand, Wor 
cester; Mark Strand, Lynn; Rialto, 
Newark; Strand, Syracuse; Mark 
Strand, Albany* 



Fisher Here from Coast 
Victor B. . Fisher, secretary and 
treasurer of the Associated Photo- 
plays, Inc., is in New York from 
the coast. The company has secured 
permanent headquarters in the old 
Blackton offices at 25 W. 45th St. 
where Fisher will be in charge. 



Cameramen Get Quarters 
The newly formed M. P. Photo- 
graphers Ass'n has secured offices in 
the Candler Bldg., suite 2005. Ned 
Van Buren is president of the organ- 
ization which is similar to the 
American Society of Cinemato- 
grapers on the coast. 

Peacock Prod. Move 

Kansas City, Mo. — The executive 
offices of Peacock Prod., Inc., con- 
trolling branches in Dallas, Okla- 
homa City, Kansas City and St. 
Louis, are being transferred from 
Tulsa to the Film Exchange Build- 
ing, this city. 



Executives to Meet 
Indianapolis — G. G. Schmidt, pres- 
ident of the M. P. T. O. of Indiana, 
has announced that a meeting of the 
executive committee of the organiza- 
tion will be held after the holidays in 
Indianapolis to determine methods of 
obtaining a full membership in the 



Says Ruin Faces Him 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Minneapolis — In a complaint lodg- 
ed with the United Theatrical League 
the Colonial theater of Watertown, S. 
D., states that the Watertown legiti- 
mate picture business is being ruined 
by so-called free shows, community 
films, and church entertainments 
given by the Methodist Church in 
that place. Various feature films 
have been shown, with no admission 
fee save a voluntary offering, and 
these have drawn the greater part of 
the attendance from the picture thea- 
ters, the complaint says. 

W. A. Steffes, president of the 
league, says that the league is tak- 
ing firm steps to prevent release of 
films to churches unless previously 
shown at theaters, or unless they are 
strictly educational films. 



Battle Coming Over Sunday Shows 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Defiance, O. — A hot fight in the 
war on Sunday shows is expected 
here. Several ministers are cooper- 
ating in a campaign with Rev. H. A. 
Straub, secretary of the Ohio Lord's 
Day Alliance, to close Sunday pic- 
ture shows, and opposing them are 
the stockholders of the Citizens Op- 
era House and a group of large man- 
ufacturing institutions, who desire 
Sunday shows for their hundreds of 
workers. 



Takes On More Product 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago — Clyde E. Elliott, presi- 
dent of Pioneer Film of Illinois, has 
contracted for 12 Bill West come- 
dies, 15 two-reel "Nick Carter" films, 
the Monroe Salisbury feature, "The 
Barbarian," and "Luke McLuke's 
Film-Osophy," a novelty in 500 feet 
lengths, to be published every week. 



Making Two Reel Westerns 
Los Angeles — Molina Film Co., 
backed by General R. A. Roy^r, has 
been formed to produce two-reel 
westerns on the General's ranch near 
Anaheim. Henrique Molina will star 
and John Hoenvest will direct. 



Crescent Buys "Yankee Doodle" 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — The Crescent Film Co. 
has taken over the distribution of 
"Yankee Doodle in Berlin" for Kan- 
sas and Western Missouri. They 
have also closed for the distribution 
of 26 Star Ranch two reel westerns 
to be released bi-monthly, beginning 
Dec. 1. 



Bill to Abolish Censor Board 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Columbus, O. — A bill is now being 
drafted, it is reported, looking to the 
elimination of the board of censors, 
which will be presented to the gen- 
eral assembly in January. Who the 
authors are is not disclosed, but its 
sponsors will push it vigorously. ■ 



Two More Finished 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angelas — "Movie Mad" and 
"Scrappily Married" have just been 
completed at the Christie studios for 
release through Educational in Jan- 
uary. 



Down in Cuba 

A. Alperstein and J. A. Golder 
write jointly from Havana, Cuba 
that it's a great place and that the} 
expect to make a picture in Havan; 
in the near future. 



More Sales 

The new series of Hallroom Boy 
comedies has been bought by Brom 
berg Attractions, Atlanta, for Geor 
gia, Florida, Alabama and Tennessee 

North and South Carolina hav 
been bought by Premiere Picture 
Corp. of Charlotte, N. C. Sold b; 
C. B. C. Film Sales. 



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Price 5 Cent 



Film City in Florida 

Murray W. Garsson Buys Old Army 
Site Near Jacksonville — Plans 
* Extensive Production 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Jacksonville, Fla.— As the result of 
negotiations completed last week 
what papers here describe as the 
"largest motion picture production 
center in the world" will soon be 
under way at Camp Joseph E. John- 
ston, at Black Point. 

It is said more 'than 700 acres of 
ground in the camp have been pur- 
chased by the Fine Art Pictures, Inc., 
of New York. 

Twenty complete studios will be 
built it is promised and each studio' 
will be capable of accomodating two 
companies, giving working space 
under the present plans for 40 com- 
panies operating at the same time. 

Heading the company which will 
develop the camp site is Murray W. 
Garsson of New York, who is presi- 
dent of the corporation. Garsson has 
be6n in Jacksonville, for a month 
concluding the negotiations for the 
purchase of the camp property and 
has received, the assistance and sup- 
port of the motion picture committee 
of the local Chamber of Commerce. 

The site of the proposed "Fine Arts 
City," as it will be known is eight and 
one-half miles from the center of 
Jacksonville. 

According to a statement in the 
Times-Union, Fine Arts has laid out 
a program of production. The pro- 
gram calls for the production of 46 
pictures classified as follows: IS 
two-reel comedies; 15 two-reel West- 
erns; 12 super-productions and four 
special productions. 



Henry Garsson, brother .of Murray, 
stated yesterday that the above dis- 
patch was correct in detail and added 
that the production plans outlined 
above represented a minimum produc- 
tion schedule. He said that there 
were about 20 army buildings at the 
camp which would be reconstructed 
to meet studio needs and that pro- 
duction would be started in February. 
Murray Garsson is expected back in 
New' York on Monday. 



"After the Ball - - " 

At the hour of going to press 
the much-talked-of ball of the 
Theater Owners' Chamber of 
Commerce was in fulL swing at 
the Astor. A lot of prominent 
film people were there, not car- 
ing a darn when they got home. 




Adrift on the shell of their ship, wr 
Blair Cornwall find in each others' 
die of man and woman. Facing sta 
seal their troth with heaven the onl 
H. Ince's second Associated Produ 
which Mr. Ince in person directed 
Peters and Florence Vidor head the 



ecked at sea, Nance Abbott and 
eyes the answer to the eternal rid- 
ring death together, they plight and 
y witness. A big moment in.Thos. 
cers' production, "Lying -Lips," in 
the important sequences. .House 
' cast. — Advt. 



D.W.'s Fame— Why? 

Asks Small Town Exhibitor Regard- 
ing Showings of "Way Down 
East"— D. W. Replies 

Ben L. Morris of the Spragg 
Amusement Co. of Bellaire, O., op- 
erating the Olympic, Majestic and 
Elk Grand in that city, has sent this 
publication an interesting letter re- 
garding the fame of D. W. Griffith as 
(Continued on Page 4) 



Mason With First National 
Lesley Mason, former editor of the 
Exhibitor's Trade Review, is now 
with First National" in an important 
capacity. 

Coastward Bound 
Niiram Abrams, Dennis F. O'Brien 
and Mark Larkin leave for the coast 
on Saturday. Larkin assumes his 
duties as press representative for 
Mary and "Doug" shortly. 



New Tax Ruling 

Treasury Department Finds State 
Right Dealers Are Taxable 
as Exhibitors 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Washington — The Internal Reve- 
nue Department has issued a new 
ruling which hits state right opera- 
tors. The department holds that 
such buyers are taxable as exhibitors 
under the present form of contract 
and as such must pay the five per 
cent rental tax, heretofore paid by 
exhibitors. 

It is probable that the matter will 
be brought before the department by 
the National Association. 



Frederick H. Elliott, secretary of 
the N. A. M. P. I., when asked about 
the matter yesterday refused to com- 
ment on it other than to say the mat- 
ter "was pretty well whipped into 
shape." 



Ludvigh Named 

As Treasurer of Famous Players i 
Place of Arthur S. Friend- 
No Other Changes 

Elek J. Ludvigh, legal adviser c 
Famous Players-Lasky, has been s« 
lected as treasurer of the corpora 
tion, succeeding Arthur S. Frienc 
who resigned some weeks ago. Mi 
Ludvigh will be called secretary-treas 
urer of the corporation. 

This was decided at a: meeting o 
the board of directors held in the ex 
ecutive offices yesterday. No othe 
changes in the personnel of the cor 
poration's executives were announced 



Ttfathanson Here 
N. L. Nathanson of the Famou 
Players Canadian Corp. is in towi 
from Toronto. 



French Pathe and U. F. A. in Dea 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Berlin — Credence is being given t< 

the reports here that Pathe Frere: 

nd the U. F. A. are negotiating a dea 

whereby U. F. A. will represen 

Pathe in Germany. 



Spence Leaves Fox 

Ralph Spence who has been writing 
titles for Fox productions for the pas 
three years has left that organization 
He has formed a company callec 
Ralph Spence, Inc., capitalized a 
$20,000, in which Harry Saks Hech 
eimer and G. D. Richardson are in 
terested. Spence will continue in th< 
same line of work. 



£50,000,000 for Theaters? 

Los Angeles — A local newspaper 
in an interview with Fred Granville 
who has just returned from Englanc 
where he directed sevearl pictures fo: 
Samuelson's, quotes Granville as say 
ing that a sum of £50,000,000 ha; 
been set aside to build a chain o 
theaters in Great Britain. Granvill< 
does not state what interests are t< 
build the theaters. 



New Moss Unit 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Albany, N. Y.— The. B. S. Mosi 
Theater Corp., was formed here 
terday. The company is capitalizec 
at $1,500,000 and in its incorporatioi 
papers stated its purpose was to man 
ufacture films. The incorporators ar 
N. . H. Streimer, M. Sulzberger an< 
B. S. Moss, 955 Park Ave. 



An effort was made to ascertaii 
from the Moss offices yesterday wha 
the new company planned to do 
Moss could not be reached for \ 
statement. 



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Thursday, January 6, 1921 




V«I.XV No. 4 Thurs. Jan. 6, 1921 Price 5 Cents 



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Quotations 

Last 

Bid. Asked. Sale 

Famous Players ... 48^. 50 49^ 

do pfd not quoted 

♦Goldwyn 4>4 5 

D. W. Griffith, Inc Not quoted 

Loew's, Inc., ...... 16 17 \6Y A 

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Transferred 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Frances Harmer has 
been transferred from the general 
Lasky scenario department to the 
William DeMille company. Miss F. 
M. McConnell has filled her place. 
. Miss Harmer is said to have read 
over 10,000 scenarios in the four 
years she has been with Lasky. 



Cheaper Rentals Planned 

Minneapolis — Formation of a new 
independent producing company 
which hopes to do much to reduce 
rentals is announced by "Mickey" 
Coen, who is affiliated with the new 
organization. The purposes of. the 
new company are four-fold: 

To sell the exhibitor 30 pictures — 
15 all-star and 15 specials. 

To sell all advertising matter at 
cost. 

To eliminate unnecessary express 
charges on paper by shipping all ad- 
vertising by open parcel post and 
charging it to the exhibitor's rental. 

To sell no vice pictures, suggest- 
ive, war or foreign pictures, and to 
supply all clean attractions. 



(£kicuzciticmxi£ HxJaaajU^ 




Committee of 72 

A move in the drive to save 250,000 
babies was made late Tuesday even- 
ing when Herbert Hoover telegraph- 
ed 72 representative exhibitors ap- 
pointing them as chairmen of "Save 
the Children" Committees in their re- 
spective territories. The telegrams 
were sent after a conference with Wil- 
liam A. Brady and Sydney S. Cohen. 

Every important key center of the 
United States is covered, and in ad- 
dition to the exchange centers a large 
number of other important towns and 
communities are embraced in the ap- 
pointments. 

In the New York territory Hoover 
has selected S. L. Rothafel of the 
Capitol to head the forces of Greater 
New York. Those to whom tele- 
grams were sent are as follows: 

W. Bernstein, Colonial, Albany ; Willard 
C. Patterson, Criterion, Atlanta ; Jacob 
Lourie, Beacon, Boston; Mike Shea, Hip- 
podrome, Buffalo; Ike Lipson, Walnut St. 
Theater, Cincinnati ; Sam Katz, Balaban & 
Katz, Chicago ; Henry Lustig, Cleveland ; 
E. T. Peter, Dallas ; Thomas Furnace. Bruns- 
wick Amusement Co., Duluth ; Eugene H. 
Roth, the California, San Francisco ; Glenn 
Harper, Los Angeles; James Q. Clemmer, 
Clemmer, Seattle ; Ray A. Crombacker, Lib- 
erty, Spokane; Messrs. Jensen & Von Her- 
berg, Portland, Ore. ; Wm. Svvanson, Salt 
Lake City; Thomas Vick Roy, Tauber, Den- 
ver; Fred Seegert. Regent, Milwaukee; Jake 
Wells, Colonial, Richmond, Va. ; Frank L. 
Newman, Newman, Kansas City ; Harry 
Crandall, Metropolitan, Washington ; Harry 
Goldberg, Moon, Omaha; A. H. Blank, Des 
Moines, Des Moines; Eugene V. Richards, 
Sanger Amusement Co., New Orleans; Jules 
Mastbaum, Palace, Philadelphia ; John P. 
Harris, Grand, Pittsburgh; J. C. Ritter, Ri- 
alto, Detroit; Theo. L. Hayes, Loeb's Ar- 
cade, Minneapolis ; Joseph Mogler, Mogler, 
St. Louis; E. H. Fay, Fay's, Providence; 
Max Spiegel, Strand, Newark ; Louis Blu- 
menthal, National, Jersey City ; E. H. Bing- 
ham, Colonial, Indianapolis; J. A. Maddox, 
Southern Theater, Columbus, O. ; Charles 
W. Whitehurst, New Theater, Baltimore ; 
H D. Varner, Lyric, Lexington, N. C. ; C. 
D.' Cooley, Strand, Tampa; H. C. Farley, 
214 Montgomery St., Montgomery; Fred C. 
Dolle, Alamo, Louisville ; William J. Clark, 
Grand Rapids, Mich. ; E. V. Lester, Rialto, 
Columbia, S. C. ; L. M. Miller, Palace, Wich- 
ita ; A. Guggenheimer, Arcadia, Savannah ; 
S. Z. Poli, Poli, New Haven ; Oscar Ginn, 
Du Pont, Wilmington, Del. ; Sam L. Roth- 
afel, Capitol, New York; Alfred Black, 
Rockland, Me.; C. H. Bean, Pastime, 
Franklin, N. H.; H. S. Graves, St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. ; Fitzpatrick & McElroy, Chicago ; 
Al "Hamilton, Hamilton, Yonkers, N. Y. ; 
C. A Hayman, Cataract, Niagara Falls, N. 
Y.; W. A. Dillion, Strand, Ithaca; W. H. 
Linton, Hippodrome, Utica ; Emmett Cor- 
nell, Eckel, Syracuse; Theodore Jellenk, 
Albany, Schenectady; George Roberts, Mid- 
dlctown, N. Y. ; A. A. Elliot, Hudson, Hud- 
son, N. Y. ; Frank Barhydt, Alpine, Troy ; 
L. Buettner, Cohoes Opera House, Cohoes ; 
Ben Young, Illion, N. Y.; James Papayano- 
kos, Watertown, N. Y. ; Jack Farren, Vic- 
toria, Rochester; M. J. Burnham, Cortland, 
N. Y. ; F. J. Schweppe, Elmira, N. Y.J J. 
Schwartzwalder, Auburn, N. Y..; W. E. 
Benton, Saratoga Springs; F. W. Meusert, 
Glens Falls; Charles Gilmore, Oswego; N. 
M. Peterson, Jamestown, N. Y. ; Robert 
Landay, Ogdensburg, N. Y. ; J. J. Kings- 
ton, Salamanca, N. Y. ; V. A. Warren, 
Strand, Massena, N. Y. ; H. J. Kallet, Onei- 
da, N. Y. 



In the fhadoiv 

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In the Courts 

A jury before Supreme Court Jus- 
tice Ford gave a verdict for $2,500 in 
a suit of Max Ehrenreich against the 
Fox Film Corp', for $25,000 damages. 



Supreme Court Justice Bijur has 
dismissed the suit of Julius Levy 
against the Pioneer Film Corp. to 
recover $25,000 for services. Levy al- 
leged he was engaged to act the part 
of the peanut vender in "The Wives 
of Men," which required special abil- 
ity, and that the amount sued for was 
the fair value of his services. He did 
not appear when the case was called 
for trial. 



George Weston, writer, has sued 
the Goldwyn Picture Corp. in the 
Supreme Court for an injunction re- 
straining it from producing and ex- 
hibiting a feature film from his book, 
"Oh, Mary, Be Careful." He states 
that the defendant made a contract 
with him for the picturization of the 
book by which he received $1,000 
down and was to get 5 per cent of 
the net receipts. He alleges that the 
defendant failed to produce the film 
within a year as agreed and for that 
reason the contract has terminated. 
The defendant insists that it still 
holds the right to produce the film 
which has been made, and that no 
definite time was stated for the re- 
lease of the film, "which was essen- 
tially a matter to be determined by 
the business judgment of the defend- 
ant." ( The defendant stated that it 
expects to release the film soon. 



Hodkinson Appointments 
Joe Bloom, Hodkinson supervisor, 
has appointed C. E. Gregg, Hodkin- 
son representative ni the Des Moines 
territory, and S. E. Marks, represen- 
tative in the St. Louis territory. 



For Foreign Exploitation 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Albany — The Bedini Hirsh The- 
atrical Enterprises have been formed 
here with a capital of $10,000. In- 
corporators are H. S. and W. Hech- 
eimer and R. Workman, 1465 Broad- 
way. 



Cardoza in Macon 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Atlanta — Hugh L. Cardoza, for- 
mer manager of the Jake Wells in- 
terests in this city, is to manage the 
Grand in Macon, associated with H. 
B. Clark, who will manage the South- 
ern Enterprises in Macon. 



Eddington, a Bank Official 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — H. E. Edington, as- 
sistant to Abraham Lehr, Goldwyn 
vice-president in charge of production 
has been elected vice-president and 
director of the- Culver City Bank. 



New Christie Feature 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — "See My Lawyer," 
a new Christie fea'ture is ready for re- 
lease. Distribution sources have not 
been announced. 



Fined for Sunday Shows 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Marion, Ind-. — Judge Charles A. 
Cole of the circuit court has fined the 
Mutual Theater Co., operating the 
Lyric, $25 for showing pictures on 
Sunday. The case has been appealed. 



Inter-Ocean has sold "The Silent 
Barrier" for Holland, Switzerland, 
France and Belgium. 



Jean Bedini and Walter Hirsh are 
sponsors for the above company 
which will handle pictures for the 
foreign market. 



Anderson Marries 
R. V. Anderson, sales manager of 
the International News Weekly was 
married yesterday to Ruth B. Alex- 
ander of the local S. A. Lynch office. 
The couple left for California where 
they will visit Universal City. 



The poster is seen first. 
If it is a RITCHEY pos- 
ter the photoplay is seen 
also. 

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PAUL SCARDON 

Has directed Forty-two Features 
All Released and Proven . 
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To Be Released 

"HER UNWILLING HUSBAND" 

With BLANCHE SWEET 
and 

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With BESSIE BARRISCALE 



Address. 

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Hole" has been set for release Feb. 
7th. 



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Paul Schof ield 

Free Lance 
Adaptations : : Editing 

CURRENT RELEASES: 

"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 
* "Smilin" All the Way"— David But- 
ler 

"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
ler 

"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 
Star 

"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast).. 

IN PRODUCTION: 
"The Quarry" — Meighan — Famoui 
Players 

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 

Hollywood, Calif. 



QREATIVE CONTINUITY 



D.W.'s Fame— Why? 

(Continued from Page 1) 

a producer— and why. He states: 

"Who was it that made D. W. Griffith 
famous? 

"Was it the big legitimate theaters who 
laughed at the movies until they were forced 
to take them in to keep open, or was it the 
small, family movie theaters, which his ad- 
vertising specialists so contemptuously refer 
to as 'the ordinary motion picture theaters' 
in which his 'Way Down East' is never to 
appear? 

"It is announced for a week in a theater 
near us that has always been the worst 
enemy the motion picture could possibly 
have, has always held them up to ridicule. 

"Where would Griffith have even been 
had it not been for the thousands of Ameri- 
can movie theaters that have flashed his name 
across the screen and refer to him as 'the 
master director.' 

"When Jie gets something real good the 
screen's enemy, the 'legitimate theater,' gets 
it." 

The communication was forward- 
ed to the Griffith offices and the fol- 
lowing reply was made by Gerrett J. 
Lloyd, for Mr. Griffith: 

"Gratitude, as some cynic has said, 'is 
something that the other man doesn't give 
you.' 

"Mr. Morris perhaps does not remember: 

"That one of the most influential and 
powerful executives in motion pictures, and 
a competitor of Mr. Griffith, said publicly: 
'Griffith's showing of 'The Birth of a Na- 
tion,' and his other big productions in stage 
theaters, has been the biggest single influence 
for growth that has come to motion picture 
theaters. He increased the motion picture 
patronage of the country by at least 25%. 
He taught the world that a film is as great 
an attraction as any stage play. He raised 
pictures to a new level in the minds of the 
public.' 

"Or that the controlling owner of a chain 
of great motion picture theaters recently 
said: 'Wherever Griffith has shown 'Way- 
Down East,' in the stage theaters, we can 
notice a big stimulus in the patronage of our 
motion picture theaters. Griffith has done 
the only thing he could do with his long pic- 
tures, and it has been one of the best, things 
over known for the exhibitors as a whole.' 

"The only times Mr. Griffith has gone out- 
side the motion picture theaters to exhibit 
his films have been when the motion pic- 
ture theaters were not in a position to accept 
them. 

"Exhibitors have established a set policy in 
the conduct of their theaters as to admission 
prices, number of shows daily, and length 
of run. 

"To avoid a disastrous conflict with this 
policy, Mr. Griffith used the stage theaters 
to exhibit 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intoler- 
ance,' 'Hearts of the World' and now 'Way 
Down East.' 

"Nothing will please him more than for 
the time to come when the motion picture 
exhibitors will be in a position to accept films 
of 12 reels, more or less, for the presentation 
their length and popularity demands. 

"No one has ever advertised with authority 

that 'Way Down East' would not be shown 

in 'the ordinary motion picture theater.' We 

have inserted this note in our advertisements: 

. ing to length, cost of production, 

ironbound contracts this production 

will never be shown other than at first 

class theatrical prices. 

"We have shown it in motion picture the- 
aters, where the theaters were willing to 
e prices and number of shows daily 
lo accomodate the picture, and probably will 
do so many, many times in the future." 



• Becla, Van Siclen Moves 
Eecli, Van Siclen & Co. has moved 
its film department from its offices 
at 45 E. 17th St. to the new building 
at 112 W. 44th St., where Eve Un- 
scll's Photoplay staff is located. Bech, 
Van Siclen has one of the upper sto- 
ries. 

Bech, Van Siclen &• Co., Inc., has 
sold for Japan "Inn of the Blue 
Moon," "Street of Seven Stars," feat- 
uring Doris Kenyon, and "The Man 
Who Won," for India, Ceylon and 
Burmah. 



Ban in Chicago 

All Films Dealing With Criminals on 

Forbidden List 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago — The police department 
has issued new regulations regarding 
the showing of films in which crim- 
inals appear. Chief of Police Fitz- 
morris, who has been very active of 
late in reducing the number of crimes 
in the city, has issued orders pro- 
hibiting the exhibition of all motion 
pictures in which criminals appear, 
either as heroes or villains. Even pic- 
tures in which the criminal ends his 
celluloid career in a prison cell are 
banned. 

It seems the order was issued sev- 
eral weeks ago by Chief Fitzmorris 
but it has just become public when 
three boys who were sentenced to the 
reformatory blamed their crimes on 
what they had seen in a picture. 



Fordham President Against Films 
The Rev. E. J. Tivnan, president 
of Fordham University, in an address 
made at the Bronx National Bank 
stated that the abuse of the motion 
picture screen is becoming a national 
calamity. 



M. P. D. A. Officers 
Charles Miller, as noted in yester- 
day's issue, was elected director of 
the M. P. D. A. at a meeting held on 
Tuesday evening. The other officers 
for 1921 are as follows: 

S. E. V. Taylor, assistant director; 
Robert Vignola, technical director; 
Charles M. Seay, scenarist; C. Jay 
Williams, treasurer; Robert Ellis, in- 
ner guard; George A. Leesey, outer 
guard, and James Vincent, trustee for 
three years. 



Hallmark Creditors Meet Jan. 14 

The creditors of Hallmark Pictures 
Corp. will hold a meeting in the of- 
fices of Peter B. Olney, referee in 
bankruptcy, at 68 William St., on Jan. 
14 to consider the advisability of au^ 
thorizing the trustee to employ an 
accountant to audit the books of the 
company. 



Handling McClure Pictures 
The newly formed Tri-Star Pic- 
tures Corp. which will operate in the 
state right field will release two feat- 
ures made some time ago by Mc- 
Clure Prod., Inc. Alice Mann and 
Donald Hall appear in them. Also 
a series of Ko-Ko-Knutt Comedies. 



Kelly Komedies Incorporate 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Albany, N. Y. — Kelly Komedies of 

New York have been incorporated 

with a capitalization of $50,000. In- 

orators: L. A. Kearney, R. F. 

Savage and J. Kelly, Elmhurst, L. I. 



The above -company, as noted, will 
make a series of comedies starring 
Kelly. 



Harry Levey gave his annual talk 
to the advertising class of the 23rd 
St. Y. M. C. A. last night. 



The Hodkinson Corp. has orgail 
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Friday, January 7, 1921 



Price S Cents 



The Million Class 

irst National Officials Going to 
Show the "Big 5" ( -oup— High 
Exhibition Valu Placed 

First National offic are partic- 

larh enthusiastic o\ : the first of 
-\e "Big 5" group of pictures which 
le circuit will offer during 1921. As 
oted, the pictures in this grouping 
re "Passion," "The Kid," "Man, 
Voman and Marriage," "The Oath" 
nd "Sowing the Wind." 

Circuit officials are of the opinion 
lat this series offers the most im- 
ortant productions released by their 
vvn organization or in fact, any in 
ie business. Exhibition values are 
f $1,000,000 each have been placed on 
Passion," "The Kid" and "Man, 
Voman and Marriage" and values 
jning high up into the hundreds of 
lousands have been fixed for the 
ther two. 

J. D. Williams, Harry O. Schwalbe 
nd- others of First National will leave 
)r Chicago on Sunday, where at the 
!ongress Hotel, the series will be 
nown to a number of important ex- 
ibitors. These showmen have been 
ivited from every exchange center 
l the country. Not all of them are 
irst National franchise holders al- 
lough about one third will be. 



"Passion" is the only one of the 
Big 5" group that has so far been 
nown. WID'S DAILY, in its is- 
ue of Sunday, Jan. 15., will review 
ie remaining four of the group. 



Counselman Heads Committee 
Lee Counselman lias been named 
jiairman of finance committee of the 
iational Association, succeeding 
rthur S. Friend. 



Powerful Italian Firm in Films 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Rome — The Italian Colonial Syndi- 
ite, a powerful organization with a 
ipital of 30,000,000 lire and offices all 
ver the world, has formed a film 
ranch to deal with the export and 
nport trades. The Italian trade 

ems to look with favor upon the 

trance of this company into the do- 

estic picture business. 



Important Confab 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — There was an im- 
prtant conference of the directors 
j Associated Producers, Inc., held 
re last night. Oscar A. Price, pres- 
ent of the company, attended the 
eeting. 




Rescued from the face of almost cer 
Nance Abbott, pledged to wed anoth 
man she scarcely knows. Thomas H. 
among the score of thrilling ones in 
for Associated Producers, featuring 
Advt. 



tain death in a shipwreck at sea, 

er, finds herself the soul wife of a 

Ince personally directed this scene' 

"Lying Lips," his second production 

House Peters and Florence Vidor. — 



First Move Killed 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Minneapolis, Minn. — The first at- 
tempt in Minnesota to put over Sun- 
day closing was defeated by a vote 
of three to one at Waterville. The 
ordinance carried a rider which would 
compel exhibitors to exhibit pictures 
to censors at three o'olock en the 
afternoon of their showing. If cen- 
sors were to decide that the produc- 
tion was unfit the theater would be 
dark that day. 

If the ordinance had passed at 
Waterville, many Minnesota towns 
and smaller cities would have follow- 
ed suit. The Women's Christmas 
Temperance Union and other 
women's organizations were in back 
of thtr-ordinance, therefore it is looked 
upon as a big victory for Northwest 
exhibitors. The matter was of such 
importance that president. W. A. 
Steffes personally conducted the 
fight against the ordinance for the 
United Theatrical Protective League. 



Talk of Censors 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Albany, N. Y.— There is talk of 
censorship in the air again. With 
the advent of the Republican Admin- 
istration, it is expected that various 
reform organizations will again re- 
vive the agitation for a censorship bill 
for New York State. 

Various "uplift" bodies have indi- 
cated from time to time their desire 
to secure a more strict regulation of 
pictures and now that the legislature 
has convened, the presentation of a 
new bill is looked for. 



Stoll Breaking Into France 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Paris — Stoll Film has sold to Pathe 
Freres "The Yellow Claw," a Sax 
Rohmer story. Je'ffery Bernard sold 
the film while in Paris recently at a 
figure which in some quarters is said 
to be a record price for a British pro- 
duction in France. 



Plans Uncertain 

Lillian Gish Says She Has Not Sign- 
ed With Anyone — Wants 
Rest First 

Lillian Gish, who completed about 
two reels of "The World's Shadows" 
for Frohman Amusement when the 
latter company voluntarily went into 
bankruptcy, has not signed with any 
other producer, according to a state- 
ment she made to a representative of 
WID'S DAILY over the telephone 
on Wednesday evening. 

Miss Gii,h said she had not even 
bothered about a new contract and 
that she was determined to have four 
weeks' rest because she "hadn't had 
a vacation in six or seven years." 
She admitted that she didn't know 
just what she would do and stated 
that there was nothing definite to the 
report published by an afternoon pa- 
per that she would form her own pro- 
ducing unit. 

"I am not going to talk contracts 
for four weeks," said Miss Gish. 



R.-C. Buys Linder Film 
Robertson-Cole have purchased 
"Seven Years' Bad Luck," a five reel 
comedy starring Max Linder. WID'S 
DAILY in its issue of Nov. 26 stated 
from its coast correspondent that Lin- 
der and Robertson-Cole had a deal 
under way, but at that time the dis- 
tributing company advised "forget- 
ting" about the report. 



Max Glucksmann Coming Here 
Max Glucksmann, one of the most 
important of the film men in South 
America, particularly in the Argen- 
tine where he owns some of the larg- 
est theaters, is due in this country 
from Paris about the 15th. He leaves 
Havre on the SS. Lorraine tomorrow. 
Glucksmann has been in France 
for the past few months and recently 
spent a month in Germany. This 
will be his first visit in about four 
years. Foreign trade papers have 
linked his name with an important 
South American deal involving the 
powerful German U. F. A. 



Leased Indefinitely 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago— The D. W. Griffith or- 
ganization has leased the Woods the- 
ater for an indefinite period to house 
"Way Down East," which did a gross 
business of $22,347 for the week end- 
ing Saturday. 



The local Griffith offices have leas- 
ed the 44th St. theater for an indefi- 
nite period for "Way Down East," 
which is now about to enter its 20tb] 
week at that- theater. 




DAILY 



Friday, January 7, 1921 




V.I.XV No. 5 Frl. Jan. 7, 1921 Price 5 Cents 



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Quotations 

Last 

Bid. Asked. Sale 

Famous Players ... 50 51^ 513/g 

do pfd 77 77 77 

♦Goldwyn 4^4 5% 

Loew's, Inc 15?4 18 17% 

D. W. Griffith, Inc Not quoted 

Triangle 5/16 3/ 8 $i 

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Coast Brevities 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Hollywood — Edward Connelly has 
been loaned by Metro to Victor Flem- 
ing, who is making "Wife Insurance" 
for Emerson-Loos. 



James Clemens, formerly with 
Christie, will direct Johnnie and Em- 
ma Fay in a series of features which 
will be made in a Culver City studio. 

Edna Shipman, star of Legend 
comedies, is visiting. 

George Richter is now chief cam- 
eraman at the Reelcraft studios. 



Realart's precision laboratory, re- 
garded as one of the finest establish- 
ments on the Pacific Coast for the re- 
pair of camera equipment, has been 
completed and is now in use. 



Ambitious Plans 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The Cosmo-art Pic- 
tures Corp. in a local publication 
states it plans to build a model park 
with a number of permanent outdoor 
sets which can be used by producing 
companies for "atmosphere." The 
company states it also plans to pro- 
duce with one or more units 
and that it has secure da site for 
the proposed park within 15 minutes 
of the Alexandria Hotel. 



Penn With Pioneer 
Cleveland — Gill Penn is now in 
charge of the local exchange of the 
Pioneer Film. Penn takes the place 
of D. S. Davidson, who was com- 
pelled, through ill health, to leave 
for the coast. 



Karpen With Schlesinger 
Leon Schlesinger of the Film Ser- 
vice Bureau has secured C. Alfred 
Karpen as editor-in-chief of the edit- 
ing department. 



(f (^cUtcatioruti (J ictuAjuJ 



THE SPICE OF THE PROGRAM' 



A ne wcomedy unit has been es- 
tablished at Universal City to pro- 
duce one and two reelers. It is com- 
posed of Wm. Beaudine, director; 
Frank Conklin, author, and Scott 
Darling, scenario writer. Beaudine 
formerly directed Bobby Vernon; 
Conklin provided stories for Christie 
Comedies, and Darling's most recent 
work was the scenario for "So Long 
Letty." The combination will begin 
at Universal in a few days. 

GAUSMAN. 



Playing a Ninth Week 

"Way Down East" is now round- 
ing out its ninth week at the Shubert 
inally scheduled to play eight weeks 
Crescent in Brooklyn. It was orig- 
but the engagement was prolonged 
one week. 



Katterjohn Engaged 

Los Angeles— Monte M. Katter- 
john has been engaged by Famous 
«.ii yer A to P re P ar e the scenario for 
the Great Moment," Elinor Glyn's 
original story for Gloria Swanson. * 

"Party" for Larkin 

Some of Mark Larkin's "buddies" 
around town are giving him a lunch- 
eon today at the Astor, since Mark 

A ea u es or the coast tomorrow. Bert 
Adler will be host and among those 
present will be: Paul Lazarus, C L. 
Yearsley John W. McKay, Jack 
Peger, Earl J. Hudson and Al 
bobler. 



Curwood Denial 

James Oliver Curwood, through his 
agents, the Robert H. Davis Corp., 
denied yesterday a man named Joseph 
Ziden owns the rights to any of his 
stories. 

"In several trade journals recently 
appeared the announcement that the 
E. P. Hermann Corp. had the screen 
rights to four of, my novels. When 
called upon to explain, E. P. Her- 
mann wired: 

" 'In reply to your wire Joseph Zi- 
den New York City offered us four 
of your stories written before 1910 
but deal fell through.' 

"I have never heard of Joseph Zi- 
den, and he has no screen rights to 
novels of mine. There have, how- 
ever, been several attempts to foist 
upon producers old, original one and 
two reel scenarios of mine, and old 
short stories, which have been ad- 
vertised by their vendors as 'novels' 
and 'big feature stories.' " 

It was impossible to locate the Jo- 
seph Ziden mentioned above for a 
Statement. 



The most expensively 
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production 
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Casson Ferguson has been en- 
gaged to play opposite Edith Rob- 
erts in her next Universal feature 
"Three at the Table." 



Wheat does not come up if 
thistles are planted. When 
mediocre posters are used 
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expect the same crop of 
box office receipts that 
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Revolutionizes Film History! 







Associated First National Pictures, Inc. 

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in presenting 

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THE BIG FIVE PRODUCTIONS 



Man — Woman — Marriage 

Albert A. Kaufmann's presentation of 

An Allen Holubar Production 



starring 



Dorothy Phillips 



A. most extraordinary presentation of the eternal 
irama of mother-right, from the dawn of the world 
:hrough the ages of barbaric splendor to the present. 

Passion 

with the famous Continental star 

Pola Negri 

rhe picture that amazed a nation in setting a new 
world's record by showing to more than a quarter of 
i million people in two weeks at the Capitol Theatre, 
Mew York. 



Charles Chaplin 



in 

The Kid 

Written and directed by Charles Chaplin. This is 
without doubt the greatest screen comedy ever pro- 
duced. Six reels of joy, on which the world famous 
comedian worked for more than a year. 



The Oath 

An R. A. Walsh Production 

With All Star Cast 

One of the biggest and most virile domestic dramas 
yet shown on the screen and one of the vear's °reat 
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Anita Stewart in Sowing the Wind 

A Louis B. Mayer special and a most remarkable 
story that hits the vital spot of the most tremendous 
issue of man and woman today. 



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Now a Free Lance 

Eve Unsell Forms Independent Sce- 
nario Bureau — To Represent 
Harper's and Others 

It developed yesterday that the for- 
mation of the Eve Unsell Photoplay 
Staff, Inc., in Albany in November 
was for the purpose of organizing an 
independent scenario bureau by Eve 
Unsell, one of the best known con- 
tinuity writers in the business. 

Miss Unsell, who resigned her posi- 
tion as a staff writer with Famous 
Players, is president of the organiza- 
tion, and has associated with it as 
vice-president, E. J. Clode, Jr., son 
of the well-known publisher, and Les- 
ter Blankfield as secretary. 

The company will write continui- 
ties, synopses, opinions and revisions 
of difficult sections of continuities al- 
ready prepared, the rearrangement or 
alteration of stories for particular stel- 
lar parts, and the subtitling and edit- 
ing of completed productions. 

Its first two contracts call for six 
continuities for Famous Players and 
another for the next six continuities 
for Katherine MacDonald. 

Miss Unsell's next releases for Fa- 
mous Players will be three Hugh 
Ford productions, "The Price of Pos- 
session," starring Ethel Clayton; 
"The Great Day," and "The Call of 
Youth," both made by the Famous 
Players-Lasky British Prod., Ltd. 

The organization will also have a 
book department under guidance of 
E. J. Clode, Jr., and Edna Garden, 
formerly of Metro. It starts business 
as representatives of Harper & Broth- 
er, E. J. Clode, Sr .,and Thomas J. 
Watt. Others are to be announced 
later when final deals are closed. 



Bryant Receiver for Yankee 

Judge Knox has appointed Walter 
L. Bryant receiver for Yankee Photo- 
play Corp. in $1,000 bond. The bank- 
ruptcy suit against Yankee was start- 
ed by "Babe" Ruth in November 
when Ruth claimed that $35,000 was 
due in back pay. The Biograph stu- 
dio was also a creditor for $1,062 for 
studio rent. 

The assets of the company arc said 
to be the negative of the picture and 
the rights on sales. It is alleged that 
the negative is being held in a labo- 
ratory in Fort Lee because the labo- 
ratory holds a claim of $3,000 against 
the company. 



Xydias Back from Trip 

A. J. Xydias, Rialto Film Co., who 
has returned from a trip to the South, 
reports the following sales on "The 
Isle of Destiny": Fla., Ala., La., 
Miss., Ga., Tenn. and S. Car., to Ar- 
thur C. Bromberg Attractions, Atlan- 
ta; Del., Md., Va. and Dist. of Col., 
to Square Deal Film Corp., Philadel- 
phia. 



Another Trip for Burrud 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles— "Dick" Burrud of 
the Burrud Scenics is expected to 
leave shortly on another trip. Spe- 
cial Pictures release the Burrud Scen- 
ics. 



Big Party 



G-r-a-n-d and G-1-o-r-i-o-u-s Time 
at the Exhibitors' Ball Thurs- 
day Morning 

Yea, bo! We all had a g-r-a-n-d 
and g-1-o-r-i-o-u-s time at The Astor 
Thursday morning when the Theater 
Owners Chamber of Commerce en- 
tertainment and ball occurred. 

Everybody who was anybody was 
there. Adolph Zukor and "Roxie" 
were on hand so early, however, that 
they did not wait, and they had a lot 
of company because the Ball itself 
did not start until after supper which 
began about midnight, prior to which 
there was a big vaudeville entertain- 
ment which the crowd seemed to like. 

A lot of out-of-towm folk were on 
hand and several well known stars, 
including Mae Murray, accompanied 
by her husband, Bob Leonard; Vir- 
ginia Pearson, with her husband; 
Sheldon Lewis; Violet Mersereau, 
Louise Fazenda, Texas Guinan, 
Monte Banks, and others. There 
were so many beautifully dressed 
women it is hard to say what was 
what. When prohibition comes it is 
going to be hard on the crowd that 
was at the ball. 

Everybody stayed up entirely too 
late, with the result that half the ex- 
ecutives and many of the exhibitors 
of this town failed to show up until 
noon yesterday. < 

The boxes in the Grand Ball Room 
were decorated with the names of 
the companies whose stars were sup- 
posed to occupy them, but they were 
all so busy dancing the boxes were 
desolate. 

The sales end of the business was 
represented 100 per cent. 

Lack of, space prevents attempt- 
ing to give the names of the several 
thousand who were there, but they 
are all in the picture business and 
they all had a whale of a party. 
Me, too. 

DANNY. 




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Albany and the other in Salt Lake 
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A. F. of L. to Fight Blue Laws 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Washington — Plans are being made 
by the American Federation of Labor 
to fight reformers of the country who 
are seeking passage of blue laws. It 
is understood that in all probability 
the labor organization will join with 
the Anti-Blue Law League in its 
campaign. 



Saxe Co. in Green Bay 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
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picture theater is being built by the 
Saxe Amusement Co. of Milwaukee. 
It will be called th.e Green Bay, is 
to have a seating capacity of 1,000 
and will cost approximately $50,000. 
The opening is planned for March 1. 



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Ban Griffith Film 

Quebec Censor Board Condemns 

Film — Producer Plans Fight in 

the Courts 

D. \Y. Griffith has been advised 
by his representatives in Montreal 
that "Way Down East." submitted 
to the board of censors for the Prov- 
ince of Q«ebec, has been turned down 
as "not passed," and that they is- 
sued a condemnation of his work 
which prohibits its presentation in 
that province. The producer, through 
his general manager, Albert L. Grey, 
issued the following statement: 

"The news that the Quebec cen- 
sors have condemned 'Way Down 
East' seems on the face of its record 
in this country so absurd that I 
scarcely know what to say. In Amer- 
ica the story and its treatment in 
picture form has been so widely 
praised by minisceis, judges, editors, 
federal and civic authorities, states- 
men, professional men and other 
good citizens, that I am at a loss 
to understand the attitude of the 
Quebec censors. I suppose our only 
remedy is to take the issue before 
the courts there and depend upon the 
spirit of justice which I have always 
found to prevail in the Dominion of 
Canada. 

"The essence of our story which 
they have singled out for attack is 
the very part of the productoin which 
the preachers and moral proponents 
of the presentation have used as il- 
lustrations for their praise. 

"When you] consider that more 
than 5,000 ministers of the gospel 
have seen the production of 'Way 
Down East' and have written won- 
derful letters to us dwelling upon its 
great moral force and the good it is 
sure to accomplish, it is easy to un- 
derstand why this attitude of the 
Quebec officials seems so astound- 
ing." 



Laemmle on Long Trip 
Carl Laemmle leaves today for 
Palm Beach, Havana, New Orleans 
and finally the coast. With him go 
his daughter Rosabella and Mrs. 
Anna Fleckles. He will supervise 
the production of the Eddie Polo 
serial while in Cuba and will be gone 
for some time. 



Newark Bars Crime Films 
Newark, N. J. — Director of Pub- 
lic Safety has issued instructions to 
exhibitors that all films in which 
ciiminals are shown at work are not 
to be shown in the city. Until now, 
the police have banned pictures in 
which the criminals go unpunished 
3nd posters depicting acts of violence. 





On the eve of her marriage to a man she knows she never could love, 
Nance Abbott's thoughts go back to another man, the mate of her soul, 
whom she has left to die on a flimsy raft at sea that she may claim the 
riches her wealthy fiance can give her. A scene from Thomas H. Ince's 
tremendous melodrama, "Lying Lips," his second Associated Producers' 
production, featuring House Peters and Florence Vidor. Mr. Ince in per- 
son directed the big scenes in the picture. — Advt. 



Strike on Coast? 

Operators Make New Demands — 130 

Theaters Plan to Resist Action 

of Union 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — A strike of operators 
at all local theaters looms up as a 
serious possibility because of the de- 
mands made by the union for shorter 
hours and increased wages and the 
determination of the theater owners 
to resist these demands. 

The union is asking for a seven- 
hour day and a six day week as well 
as*^a wage increase of $14 a week. 
One hundred and thirty local thea- 
ters plan to resist the demands of 
the union. An offer of a $5 increase 
has been made and rejected by the 
union which insists upon the orig- 
inal demands. 



Licenses Issued 

But Local Firms Will Not Admit 

They Have Received Them from 

the German Government 

It is understood that a number of 
American exporters have received li- 
censes from the German Government 
for the shipping to that country of 
American pictures. 

For obvious reasons, local film ex- 
porters deny that this is true. Sev- 
eral disclaimed any knowledge of the 
matter, stating that so many rulings 
have been issued by Berlin that they 
haven't got them all clear themselves. 



Another for Wilmer and Vincent 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Reading, Pa. — The Capitol thea- 
ter, at 342 Penn St., has been taken 
over by Wilmer and Vincent. The 
theater is now under construction 
and will seat 3,000. 



That Merger 

Rumors Still Persist of Associated 

Producers and United Artists 

Tie-up 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles- — The film colony here 
seems to expect some definite an- 
nouncement shortly regarding the 
reported merger of Associated Pro- 
ducers and United Artists. 

J. Parker Read, Jr., told WID'S 
DAILY that positively nothing had 
been done in the matter. 

The Associated Producers direct- 
ors, as noted, held a meeting on 
Thursday night, at which time it 
is understood the merger came up 
for discussion. There will be fur- 
ther' meetings shortly. 



Fight Pictures at the Park 

The Dempsey-Brennan fight films 
of their recent encounter for die 
heavyweight championship of the 
world which were shown to the pub- 
lic for the first time last Sunday at 
the George Cohen Theater, will be 
exhibited tomorrow at the Park. 

Unable to secure a theater to house 
the attraction the producers are con- 
tenting themselves with these Sun- 
day showings. The performance at 
the Park will commence at 1 
o'clock, and will continue until 11 
o'clock for one day only. 

It is understood that the net re- 
ceipts for last Sunday where $2,685 
at $1.65 top. 



Dempsey Plans a Test Case 

(Specia. to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago — Jack Dempsey plans a 
test case of the constitutionality of 
the Federal law regarding the snip- 
ing of fight pictures from state To 
state. 

His attorney, Ray Cannon, 6t Mil- 
waukee plans to take the Dempsey- 
Brennan films from here to Milwau- 
kee where they will be exhibited. 



Second Class Starts Jan. 17 
The second class of the Famous 
Playcrs-Lasky Corp.'s training school 
for salesmen will open at the home 
office on Jan. 17. Fred F. Creswell. 
who conducted the first class, will ' 
again be in charge, and the sessions \ 
of the class will run through a pe- 
riod of four weeks as before. Thirtv- 
four selected men have been notified 
to be in attendance at the opening 
session. 



Sherwin Leaves Goldwyn 

Los Angeles— Louis Sherfin, for- 
mer New York dramatic critic, who 
has been connected with the Gold- 
wyn studios, has resigned. 



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Rollo Closes New Deals 
S. J. Rollo, of Clark-Cornelius, has 
sold "The Devil's Angel" for New 
York State to Benjamin Weiser & 
Co. of Utca. This sale did not in- 
clude Buffalo and Albany. These 
two cities will be handled by the Jol- 
ver Exploitation Service of 117 W. 
46th St. 

The Weiser Co. also purchased 
"Love's Battle." 



Cutts Back from Porto Rico 

William Cutts, a traveling repre- 
sentative for Universal has returned 
from Porto Rico. He says the pic- 
ture business on the island is in 
pretty good shape. 



Wants Stars for Washington Ball 
Mil Franklin Kline, manager of 
Concerts Diplomatique of Washing- 
ton is in town endeavoring to secure 
the presence of a number of stars 
at a ball to be given in the Capitol 
City the day after the inauguration 
of Harding. 




Guts and Flashes 

Broadwell Prod, have moved from 
1115 Brokaw Bldg.. 1457 Broadway, 
to 133-137 W. 44th St. 



Regina B. Kruh is now handling 
publicity and advertising for the Ed- 
ward Small Enterprises. 

Martha Mansfield will shortly be- 
gin work on her 'first vehicle. Alan 
Crosland will direct. 



Maurice Nathan has left Fox and 
is making his headquarters with the 
new publicity firm of Cook & Shay. 



Ina Claire will appear in person at 
the Rivoli tomorrow evening when 
"Polly With a Past" begins a week's 
engagement. 



Ethel Ruth Coolidge, niece of Vice 
President Coolidge. will probably ap- 
pear in an early Blackton picture to 
be made in London. 



Myron Selznick has purchased two 
stories, "The Convict,'' by Ralph 
Ince, and "The Rivals," by Mary B. 

Mullett. 



Pearl White's next vehicle is "The 
Mountain Woman," made from 
Charles Neville Buck's novel, "A 
Pagan of the Hills." 



Florence Evelyn Martin, last seen 
as leading lady to Guy Empey, will 
next be seen in "Scrambled Wives," 
a First National production, shortly 
to be released. 



The Independent, issue of Dec. 25, 
publishes an article entitled "Confes- 
sions of a Movie Educator," which 
deals with the organization of an 
industrial department by a large film 
concern and the problems that were 
met in that connection. 



Baumer Issues Weekly Bulletin 
Baumer Films, Inc., are issuing a 
weekly bulletin which is distributed 
among independent exchanges for 
posting on their bulletin boards for 
exhibitors' reference. 



Goodwin Resigns 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia — Charles H. Goodwin 
has resigned as secretary of the Ex- 
hibitor's League of Eastern Pennsyl- 
vania, Southern New Jersey and Del- 
aware after more than five years of 
service. <>oodwin is manager of the 
Superior Film Exchange to which he 
will devote his entire time. 



New State Rights Firm 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Salt Lake City— All Star Prod., 
Inc., has opened offices here and will 
distribute independent pictures thru 
Utah, Idaho and Western Wyoming. 
S. S. Fox, general manager. 



Idaho in Blue Law Fight 

Butte — The Idaho Theater Mana- 
gers' Asso. is lining up film men of 
the Northwest for a fight against the 
passing of state censorship and Sun- 
day closing laws at the next legisla- 
ture. 



Any More Like This ? 

Apex Film Co., 
140 W. 42nd St., 
N. Y. C. 
Wid's Daily. 
Gentlemen : — 

As Bert Adler is no longer 
our office mate and we cannot 
read his copy of WID'S every 
day, we are forced to subscribe. 
Kindly enter our order for a 
year's subscription. 

Very truly yours, 

APEX FILM CO. 
L. J. ("Ruby") Rubinstein. 



Seiden Refutes Curwood Claim 
Joseph Seiden, spoken of in yester- 
day's issue as "Joseph Ziden," stated 
yesterday through his attorney, 
Harry G. Kosch, that he owns the 
rights to four Curwood stories, two 
of which were published in Pearson's 
and two in the Outing Magazine. 
James Oliver Curwood denied in yes- 
terday's issue that Seiden owned the 
rights to any of his works. 

Kosch speaking for Seiden stated 
yesterday: 

"I am attorney for the Magazine 
Stories Syndicate, Inc., a domestic 
corporation, which is the owner of 
the motion picture rights of the Cur- 
wood stories in question. Joseph 
Seiden, spoken of as 'Ziden' in your 
article, is the vice-president of this 
corporation. On behalf of my client, 
I wish to advise you that it owns the 
exclusive motion picture rights of 
four Curwood stories entitled 'God 
Of Fler People' and 'The Coyote,' 
published in Pearson's Magazine, 
and 'Test of a Code,' and "Uko Sam' 
published in the Outing Magazine 
and acquired these rights from the 
respective publications. My client 
has practically completed the sale 
of the motion picture rights of these 
stories to two reputable producing 
corporations and the publication of 
this article by you has resulted in at 
least, temporarily, delaying the con- 
summation of these contracts." 



Late yesterday afternoon Carl 
Milligan of the Robert H. Davis 
Corp. stated he had received a letter 
from Curwood in which the author 
stated that lie would resist an at- 
tempt to make into pictures, old 
stories of his. He did not deny that 
the Seiden owned several of his 
stories. 



New Seattle House 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Seattle— "The Ridgemount," H. 
W. Bruen's new residential district 
theater at 78th St. and Greenwood, 
was opened recently. This house is 
equipped with loges and the best in 
furniture, music and projection equip- 
ment. 



Scenic Artists' Ball March 9 
The annual ball and entertainment 
of the United Scenic Artists' Local 
Union 829 will be held at the Wal- 
dorf March 9. There are about 800 
members, many of them employed in 
studios. Vaudeville and screen stars 
will entertain, as well as talent from 
the scenic artists' organization. 



Saturday, January 8, 1921 



The first two of the series of 12 Al 
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No. 3 
DAYTON BEACH, FLA.— One mile in 
one-third of a minute — This record is set in 
an airplane motor. 

NEW YORK CITY— America remembers 
test made in automobile-racer operated by 
Roosevelt — General Leonard Wood lays 
cornerstone of memorial to be erected at 
birthplace of the "Great American." 
TAMPA, FLA— The "Tin Can Tourists" 
camp. Autoists who cannot find accomoda- 
tions at the hotels of Florida's winter re- 
sorts, form their own tent community. 
LAKE PLACID, N. Y.— "Snow-Birds" 
true to their name. Winter sport lovers 
defy depths of snow and heights of air in 
spectacular ski-jumping. 

IN THE LIMELIGHT— Admiral of U. S. 
Navy adopts seven orphans — Rear-Admiral 
Newton A. McCully at Ellis Island with the 
seven waifs he brought here from Russia. 
EL PASO, TEX.— Daily drill for men and 
horses. Intensive training of U. S. Soldiers 
on Border renders them most skilful riders 
in the country. 

VERDUN, FRANCE— Danish ruler visits 
historic battlefield. Christian X. pays re- 
spect to French martyrs at Trench of Bay- 
onets monument. 

LOS ANGELES, CAL — Some people never 
get stung. Expert "Bee-man" shows how 
tame little honeymakers are when handled 
the right way. 

VIRGINIA CAPES, VA.— Atlantic Fleet 
leaves for winter manouvers in southern 
waters — government planes and dirigibles in- 
spect the ships before sailing. 

At San Diego, Cal., an Aerial Squadron 
starts on its way to Panama — this is first 
time air-craft accompanies the navel fleet. 

today 



In the Courts 

A jury before Supreme Court Jus- 
tice Newburger found for the de- 
fendant in a suit of Charles Miller 
against the Metro Pictures Corp. 
The plaintiff sued for $2,500, alleg- 
ing that he was engaged at $500 a 
week to direct the film "Wilson or 
the Kaiser," and that the defendant 
also agreed to pay him $500 a week 
additional for all overtime. He al- 
leged that he was employed fourteen 
weeks days, and four weeks nights, 
and that he earned $9,000, of which 
the sum sued for was unpaid. Metro 
contended it paid Miller all that was 
due. 



Royal Buys "Isobel" 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia — Royal Pictures, Inc., 
have purchased "Isobel" for South- 
ern New Jersey and Eastern Penn- 
sylvania. 

(Acceptances Received 
The Hoover Committee has re- 
ceived telegrams of acceptances from 
a large number of exhibitors whose 
aid was enlisted in putting over the 
drive for $2,500,000. 



Fraser With Baumer 
Harry Fraser, for two years di- 
recting for the Universal Industrial 
Department, has joined the directo- 
rial staff of Baumer Films, Inc., and 
has started work on his first feature. 



Samuel Goldfarb has sued Charles 
Pensor in the Supreme Court to re- 
cover $4,000 paid the defendant for 
half of Pensor's half interest in the 
film, "Face to Face With Your Rela- 
tives in Poland." Goldfarb says that 
this film showing the deplorable con- 
ditions in Poland was represented as 
a medium which would attract many 
persons to the theaters to see if they 
could recognize any of their relatives 
among the persons photographed. He 
said that Pensor told him he had 
bookings amounting to $60,000 for 
the film, that it cost $16,000 to pro- 
duce in Poland, that the film showed 
the faces of 25,000 persons in Po- 
land and that he had a list of 25,000 
persons in the United States with 
relatives in Poland who would want 
to see the film. The plaintiff says 
the film did not cost the sum stated, 
that the defendant did not have a list 
of- more than 5,000 persons and that 
the pictures of not more than 5,000 
persons were shown on the film, for 
which reason he wants his money 
back. 



New Lubin Sale 
Bert Lubin has sold "Honeymoon 
Ranch" for Montana, Washington, 
Oregon and Idaho to Greater Fea- 
tures, Inc., of Seattle. Independent 
exchangemen will decide on the title 
of the next Lubin film. 



New House for Easton, Pa. 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Easton, Pa. — The Hamilton Realty 
Co., J. Mankavitz, president, will 
erect a theater here to seat 2,000 
people. The house is expected to 
cost $450,000. 



Vandenbergh Expedition Reel 
Hugo Riesenfeld held a special 
showing of the Paramount-Vanden- 
bergh Expedition picture at the Rivo- 
li on Friday morning. Preceding the 
showing of the picture Dr. Vanden- 
bergh gave a brief synopsis of the 
purpose of his expedition and went 
into detail as to some of the customs 
of the various tribes in the territory 
which the trip covered. Their vari- 
ous ceremonies and habits are pre- 
sented in a film called "Wild Men of 
Africa." Some remarkably fine pic- 
tures have been secured by Dr. "Van- 
denbergh showing the different tribes. 
Some of the scenes are a bit uncanny, 
but there are others which are really 
amusing, especially those dealing with 
the marriage market. The titles have 
been carefully written and are always 
appropriate. The appreciation of the 
picture is greatly enhanced by the 
short description before the showing. 



Interesting 

The following has been received 
from Howard Estabrook: 

"Most of us see clearly the future 
of our industry, despite passing flur- 
ries and foolish newspaper articles. 
Apprehensive ones should try learn- 
ing from the past. It's amusing. Is 
the petroleum industry reasonably 
secure and powerful to-day? Yet 
from its past, as given by G. H. Mon- 
tague, in the Harvard Journal of 
Economics, 1902-03, I quote the fol- 
lowing more than: 

Deadly Parallel 
Overproduction of oil in 1870 
and 1871 had increased the de- 
pression .... feeling throughout 
the industry was extremely ner- 
vous. .. .Throughout 1873 there 
was a disposition on the part of 
producers outside the region of 
the great wells to suspend oper- 
ations in 1878. The re- 
cent months had been marked by 
heavy depression in the oil trade 
and bitter antagonism of pro- 
ducers and oil buyers. .. .riotous 
meetings were held. . . .men were 
hanged in effigy, and processions 
of masked men marched the 
streets and groaned and hooted 
before the offices of the buyers. 
Numerous -secret societies were 
formed among the producers, and 
every morning the streets and 
sidewalks were found placarded 
with cabalistic signs and procla- 
mations. 

Petroleum Production U. 5. 
World Almanac 1921 

1919—377,719,000 bbls. value $775,000,000 
1S7S— 15,396,868 bbls. value $ 18,044,520 

"It is to laugh. And today the 
total assets of petroleum in United 
States are given as $7,310,000,000. 
(Nat. Petroleum News, Nov. 3. 1920 i. 
Who limits the future of cinema 
would probably have scoffed at Guten- 
berg's printing press in 1460." 



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cargo consisted of over 2,000 reels of 
film made up into programs to be 
issued to the various ships. Even- 
release of Fox Film to date is in- 
cluded in the feature and short sub- 



New Company for Gray 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Lewiston, Me. — The Eastern Thea- 
ters Co. has been formed. The or- 
ganization was formed at the office 
of William P. Gray, at the Mystic 
Theater. 

The president is Robert P. King 
of Ellsworth and Gray is treasurer. 
John T. Ferry of Bangor is clerk and 
these three with W. B. Williamson 
of Augusta comprise the corporation 
directorate. 




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Chicago — Leo White is here and 
will start work immediately at Essa- 
nay on comedies bearing his own 
name. Upon the completion of his 
fourth for Independent Films As 
ciation, White determined to make 
the next four comedies in Chicago. 

Floyd Williams will be production 
manager of the unit. Virgil Bennett 
director and Frank Messinger will at- 
tend to the technical details. 



Bertha Schwartz, formerly wftr- 
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Coast Brevities 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Hollywood— Universal announces 
i change of titles on four produc- 
ions: "•Cinderella Jane," starring 
Carmel Myers, is now "The Mad 
Marriage"; "The Millionaire Kid," 
.tarring Gladys Walton, will be re- 
eased as "Rich Girl, Poor Girl"; 
'Hidden Fires," starring Edith Rob- 
erts, is to be "The Fire Cat," and 
'Plain Folks," starring Eva Novak. 
las been changed to "Society Se- 
trets." 



Eileen Sedgwick, who has just 
;ompleted an 18 episode serial for 
■Universal called "The _ Diamond 
pueen," under the supervision of Ed- 
Lvard Kull, is soon to appear in a 
feature. The story is "Renunciation," 
by Peter B. Kyne, adapted by Hope 
JLoring. 

Fred Harris, for four years loca- 
tion director at the Realart studio, 
formerly known as the Morosco stu- 
'lio, has just been appointed to the 
iame position at Lasky's, filling the 
Vacancy created by the resignation of 
Walter Reed. 



Harry Burns has been engaged by 
Universal to direct a series of ani- 
mal comedies featuring Joe Martin. 
■the famous orang-outang. He will 
be assisted by C. A. Stecker, who has 
had charge of Joe's education since 
he was six months old. 



Geo. Hackathorn has been chosen 
to play the leading role in "The Light 
in the Clearing," T. Hayes Hunter's 
new production, on which work will 
begin next week at the Brunton stu- 
dios. 

John Seitz, who photographed "The 
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 7 ' 
lis now working on "Uncharted 
;Seas," Alice Lake's newest starring 
vehicle, which Weslej r Ruggles is di- 
recting. 
I 

Daniel Whitcomb, who adapted the 
.Rockett Film production, "The Tru- 
ant Husband," has completed the con- 
tinuity on his original story, "Sal- 
gvage," for Pauline Frederick. 



Putting It Over 



Here is how a brother exhibitor putjiis show over. Send along 
your ideas. Let the other fellow know how you cleaned up. 



Spottiswoode Aitken has been en- 



gaged for an important role in Pris- 
'cilla Dean's current production, 
["False Colors." 



Hewh'ngs Mumper. Benjamin B. 
[Hampton's partner, is back in Los 
[Angeles from an extended business 
visit in New York. 



Gareth Hughes, Metro's newest 
(featured player, has just returned to 
the company's studios, where he will 
k in forthcoming special produc- 
tions. 

Frank Mayo has completed the 
[filming of "Colorado." 

Daisy Robinson will play the lead- 
ing role in "Partners of the Tide" and 
not Betty Francisco, as announced. 

I Phillip I".. Rosen has completed 
"What's the Matter With Marriage" 
for Metro. 

GAUSMAN. 



Charleston, W. Va. — The Carrier 
Bros, of the Kearse theaters sprung 
a holiday exploitation stunt that made 
for big returns. The dominant idea 
of the campaign was the placing on 
sale of "Amusement" as a staple com- 
modity. Two styles of gift books, 
gotten up in elaborate style, were 
printed — a children's book containing 
10 admissio ntickets, and selling for 
$1; an adults' book containing 5 tick- 
ets, and priced at $1.50. All energies 
were turned toward popularizing gift 
books as the most appropriate small 
gift procurable. Two styles of one- 
sheets, window cards and 24-sheets 
were abundantly used for two weeks 
before the books were brought out. 
The largest bookstore, the loca lpost 
of the American Legion and several 
societies handled the books on a 1594 
basis. 

Ten thousand gift books were orig- 
inally printed. Immediately before 
Xmas a rush order was placed for 
5,000 more. Allowing 15% for all 
overhead, a total of $15,000 will be 
realized. This idea can be utilized 
during the holiday season by any 
showman anywhere. It has been a 
happy idea in Charleston, as is at- 
tested by the volume of sales. 

Nashville — The management of the 
Elite, for their showing of "The 
Devil's Passkey," made up a full page 
layout from bunchful scenes of the 
picture and after considerable dicker- 
ing with the newspaper secured the 
page in four flashing colors. The 
page occasioned a lot of talk, not only 
in Nashville, but wherever seen, and 
was largely instrumental in smashing 
the house record on the picture. 



Utica, X. Y. — A novel' stunt was 
used by Frederick Hathaway in con- 
nection with the Alhambra showing 
of Mack Sennett's "Married Life." 
A white paper folded over similar to 
the form of legal documents, and la- 
belled on the outside with the county, 
state and other wording to make it 



look like a legal document, with the 
heaviest type reading, "Marriage Li- 
cense." Inside under the heading 
"Marriage License," was the follow- 
ing word matter: "The bearer is en- 
titled to all the fun, humor, joy and 
pleasure of married life without any 
of the discomforts. The usual $2.00 
is eliminated from this special li- 
cense, and the bearer acquires all 
the privileges herein enumerated, up- 
on payment of the regular admission 
tee to the Alhambra Theater." 

It has been found that the public 
will pay real money for such folders 
which are known to the manufactur- 
ers of novelties as "Kid" cards, and 
when a theater gives them away 
gratis there is the assurance that they 
will not be thrown away without go- 
ing the rounds of the friends of the 
possessor. 

Los Angeles — Have you solved the 
problem of eliminating useless noise 
from your theater? If you haven't, 
here is a system devised by the man- 
agement of the Kinema, which is 
working out successfully! The Kin- 
ema has had cards printed with lu- 
minous ink, reading: "We sincerely 
hope not to offend by calling your 
attention to your present demonstra- 
tion, which is embarrassing to those 
sitting near you." 

These cards are in possession of the 
ushers, who hand them to persons 
who are reading titles, talking or oth- 
erwise making noise. 

Williston, Minn. — George Sunder- 
haff, manager of the Orpheum, dis- 
tributed printed cards the day before 
Christmas to all the merchants in 
the city bearing the inscription, 
"Closed all day tomorrow." There 
was smaller printing on the card 
which on examination disclosed the 
words: "Going to the Orpheum to 
see 'The Idol Dancer.' " As the 
cards were useful they nearly all ap- 
peared in prominent places in the 
store windows. 



Atlas Film, a State Righter 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The Atlas Film Co., 
with offices at 705 W. 8th St., has in 
production "Stars of the Golden 
West," featuring Jimmy Thompson; 
"Dream Days" and "Breaking of 
Dawn" with all star casts. The pic- 
tures are to be sold on the state right 
plan. H. A. Kemp is president of 
the company and H. C. Anderson 
secretary and treasurer. 



Assigned to New Pictures 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — William Worthing- 
ton and Robert Thornby, who re- 
cently joined the Universal directorial 
staff, have been assigned productions. 
Worthington will direct "Three at 
the Table," starring Edith Roberts, 
and Thornby "A Blood Brother to 
the Pines," starring Frank Mayo. 



Brady to Represent Industry 

William A. Brady has been desig- 
nated national counselor for the mo- 
tion picture industry and in that ca- 
pacity will go to Washington on Jan 
27, when the U. S. Chamber of Com- 
merce meets there. 



To Do Metaphysical Novels 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The New Era Prod., 
recently formed, state they plan to 
make a series of metaplrysical nov- 
els by Isabella Ingalese. Officers of 
the company are Richard Ingalese, 
president; Harl Mclnroy, vice-presi- 
dent, and William H. Augustus, sec- 
retary and treasurer. Business office, 
406 Laughlin Bldg. 



A Canadian company has borrow- 
ed Ann Forrest to star in a picture 
being made in the Northwest. 



Protest Taxes in Oregon 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Portland, Ore.— The M. P. Exhib- 
itors League of Oregon at a recent 
meeting addressed a letter to the 
members of Congress asking that the 
revenue bill as it affects theater men 
be reconsidered. The petition de- 
clared that the present government 
taxes are too great a burden for the 
smaller houses. 

In the petition the theater men 
suggested that the admission tax be 
made on the gross receipts instead of 
the single ticket. It was pointed out 
that when the scale of price is 15, 
25 and 35 cents the tax amounts to 
about 13 per cent, because each ad- 
mission is taxed. 



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ST. LOUIS. (Skouras Brother — Grand Central Theatre.) 

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The Furnace' jammed the house to the limit and continuously 
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ST. PAUL. (Finkelstein & Ruben -Garrick Theatre) 

"The Furnace' lias exceeded expectations. Hate done capacity 
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THE WILLIAM D. TAYLOR PRODUCTION 

"THE FURNACE" 

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R( (CHESTER. (Loew's Star Theatre.) 

"Did tremendous husinesson "The Furnace'' last week. Am looking. 
for even more this week which is seeond week of showing." 

BUFFALO. (Palaee Theatre.) 

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Features Reviewed 

Priscilla Dean in OUTSIDE THE LAW 

Browning Prod: — Universal Page 2 

BLACK BEAUTY 
Vitagraph Page 3 

Hope Hampton in THE BAIT 

Ince-Tourneur Prod. — Paramount Page 5 

Reginald Barker's production 

BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS 
Goldwyn Page 7 

Douglas MacLean in. . . THE ROOKIE'S RETURN 

Paramount Page 9 

THE SPENDERS 
B. B. Hampton Prod. — Hodkinson Page 10 

Viola Dana in CINDERELLA'S TWIN 

Metro Page 1 1 

BLIND WIVES 

Fox Page 14 

Wallace Reid in THE CHARM SCHOOL 

Paramount Page 15 

H. B. Warner in : 

WHEN WE WERE TWENTY-ONE 

Jesse D. Hampton — Pathe Page 17 

Elaine Hammerstein in PLEASURE SEEKERS 

Selznick — Select Page 19 

THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM 

Cosmopolitan Prod. — Paramount Page 21 

Short Reels N Page 23 



News of the Week 
in Headlines 

Monday 

Educational combines news weeklies. To go out as 

"super Kinograms." 
Prizma plans to allow "black and white" producers 

to use its patented color process. 
Film circles interested in fate of uncompleted Lillian 

Gish-Frohman Amusement production. 
1,500 prints of special Hoover film in circulation. 

Tuesday 
Mae Marsh may return to Griffith for one picture. 

Through with Robertson-Cole. 
Famous Players common stocks drops from 95 to 

40 in 1920. 
B. B. Hampton and Pictorial Review in important 

tie-up for better films. 

Wednesday 
Receiver named for YVark Prod. Corp., producers of 

"Intolerance." 
Pola Negri to be a Famous Players star, according to 

Berlin report. 
The "Big 5" proves a new grouping arrangement of 

special pictures, for First National. 
Tom Saxe buys three Chicago first run houses owned 

by Harry Moir. 
Kansas City exchangemen petition Gov. Allen of 

Kansas for relief from censor board. 
Lyons and Moran abandon features for one reelers. 

Thursday 
Murray W. Garsson plans monster studio near Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 
Elek J. Ludvigh succeeds Arthur S. Friend as treas- 
urer for Famous Players. 
Treasury Dep't decides to tax state right buyers as 

exhibitors. 
B. S. Moss Theater Corp. formed. Capital $1,500,000. 
Herbert Hoover enlists aid of about 150 exhibitors for 

relief fund. 
City of Chicago bans all films in which criminals and 

their activities appear. 

Friday 
Lillian Gish's plans uncertain. 
First National to show "Big 5" group of pictures in 

Chicago. High exhibition values placed on them. 
Associated Producers directors hold important meet- 
ing in Los Angeles. 
Censorship for New York State looms up again. 
First move for Sunday closing in Minnesota killed. 

. Saturday 
D. W. Griffith to fight banning of "Way Down East" 

in the Province of Quebec. 
Reports from Coast of possible - merger between Asso. 

Prod, and United Artists continue to reach N. Y. 



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Chinatown Underworld Stuff Interesting. Theme Is Light 



Priscilla Dean in 

"OUTSIDE THE LAW" 

Browning Prod. — Universal 

DIRECTOR Tod Browning 

AUTHOR Tod Browning 

SCENARIO BY Lucien Hubbard 

CAMERAMAN Wm. Fildew 

AS A WHOLE Mighty good entertainment, 

based on underworld stuff. Needs cutting 

STORY Lacks strength, but splendid work 

Priscilla Dean and Lon Chaney lifts satisfac- 
torily 

DIRECTION Uniformly excellent 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very good. Several won- 
derfully fine shots 

CAMERAWORK Good 

STAR Mighty good performance of difficult role 

overacted at times 

SUPPORT One of the best casts ever assembled. 

Lon Chaney mighty fine in dual role; E. A. 
Warren as the Chinese philosopher excellent 

EXTERIORS Very good, especially those of 

Chinatown 

INTERIORS Up to the mark 

DETAIL Trifling slip-ups in several titles; 

otherwise excellent 

CHARACTER OF STORY How underworld 

folk go "straight" after thrilling exciting ex- 
periences 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 7,754 feet 

Tod Browning's promise as evidenced in "The Vir- 
gin of Stamboui" with Priscilla Dean is justified in 
the production he has given Universal with Miss Dean 
again as a star. "Outside the Law" is the result. It 



is a mighty good picture. It needs cutting, chiefly 
because it sags heavily in the middle and when this 
cutting is taken care of it should be splendid, actionful 
entertainment of the kind that a lot of people like. 

Just as large numbers of people refuse to lose their 
love of Westerns, so there are many who like the 
underworld stuff. They eat it up. They are going 
to lik-e "Outside the Law." 

It is a very interesting production with a lot of 
action and gives Priscilla Dean another opportunity 
of registering ability, as the heroine who is somewhat 
different from the usual, sickly-sweet, sentimentalist 
who clings to her lover. Just to be different, Priscilla 
fights the idea of love and her lover and it takes the 
soft, warm arms of another woman's baby to bring her 
to a realization of what home and- kiddies will mean. 
She registers this very definitely in the end. 

Just before the clinch comes there is a regular hell- 
cat battle, Browning seems to like this stuff. In "The 
Virgin of Stamboui," he had about two reels of battle 
between the Moors before Priscilla and her lover fin- 
ally were allowed to drift into peace and in "Outside 
the Law," he does it all over again, in Chinatown with 
gangsters, "bulls," and all of the rest, shooting, tumbl- 
ing over chairs, partitions, smashing crockery, so 
that when hero Wheeler Oakman finally slips his 
hand into Priscilla's, his face has all the appearance 
of a Hamburger steak before it is cooked. They cer- 
tainly treat him rough. But he has nothing on Lon 
Chaney, who, after being batted all over the place, is 
finally shot. 

This closing sequence will probably be edited, be- 
cause it is a little ruff and gory as it stands. 



Many Opportunities To Capitalize This Thriller 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Here is another good one with Priscilla Dean. Also 
you have Lon Chaney, whose work in "The Penalty" 
will be remembered for a long time. In this picture 
he gives another excellent performance and you can 
talk about him to the limit. If you say he is the best 
character actor on the screen you won't be very far 
wrong. 

If your crowd liked "The Virgin of Stamboui," do 
not hesitate to lay it on thick and tell them this is 
the same exciting, thrilling sort of story, played in 
Frisco's Chinatown, with a battle at the finish that is 
bound to get them going. 



The title is catchy and Universale campaign to 
attract attention in New York City is proving excel- 
lent. They are running a billboard campaign contain- 
ing a lot of questions, such as "Do you work on Sun- 
day? You are outside the law." They are also run- 
ning a series of billboard posters, such as "Do not be 
misled by malicious propaganda. You are not out- 
side the law if you work on Sunday." You may not 
be able to go in for heavy exploitation such as this, 
but you can do something with teaser copy and with 
posters along the same line. 



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"Black Beauty" Characterized by Thrills And Extravagant Production 



"BLACK BEAUTY" 
Vitagraph 

DIRECTOR David Smith 

AUTHOR Anna Sewell 

SCENARIO BY Mr. & Mrs. George Randolph 

Chester 

CAMERAMAN t Reginald E. Lyons 

AS A WHOLE Extravagant and spetacular pro- 
duction. Drags in spots but offers several good 
thrills and a fine finish 

STORY Two plots. A romance interwoven 

with "Black Beauty's" autobiography 

DIRECTION Excellent at times, although effort 

to create suspense by intermittent shots of the 
two stories, sometimes fails to register 

PHOTOGRAPHY A Excellent 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK . . . . A Fine 

PLAYERS. . . .Jean Paige looks charming, and gives 
a pleasing performance James Morrison well 
suited to part, all others adequate 

EXTERIORS Splendid hunt and horse race shots 

INTERIORS Elaborate and correct 

DETAIL Very good English atmosphere pre- 
served 

CHARACTER OF STORY "Black Beauty's" 

life story, along with love and intrigue of the 
people closest to the horse 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,800 feet 

In picturizing "Black Beauty," the world famous 
story of a horse's life, Vitagraph selected a theme 
that appears on the face of it to offer poor screen 
material. They got around this by having Mr. and' 
Mrs. George Randolph Chester weave in between the 
incidents of the horse's life, a "human" story of love 
triumphing over a scheming villain. 

The sucpess of the picture, with most audiences, is 
going to depend on this "human" theme, for the story 



of the horse holds the interest only in those scenes 
involving fast action. Among the latter are some very 
good shots of a fox hunt, and a thrilling horse race 
at the finish, which has been admirably done, and will 
be apt to raise them off their seats. 

Jean Paige performs very pleasingly as Jessie Gor- 
don, and is well supported by James Morrison, who 
is excellently cast as Harry Blomefield. Probably the 
main objection will be a feeling that the material has 
been strung out in places to cover space, thus making 
it sag in several spots. 

The story which runs side by side with the horse 
story in intermittent sequences, which are distin- 
guished by the raising of curtains on the screen, deals 
with incidents in the life of "Black Beauty's" human 
friends. 

At a house party given by Squire Gordon, his 
daughter Jessie, and Harry Blomefield are playing 
games with the little children, although they have 
reached the age where Harry realizes that he loves 
her. Among the guests is Jack Beckett, who lives by 
his wits, and who has entree because he is a favorite 
of the haughty Lady Wynwaring. The squire gives 
Lord Wynwaring a donation of 800 pounds for charity, 
which Beckett steals. 

During a fox hunt next morning, Jessie's brother 
George, is killed by a fall from his horse, and Beckett, 
having stolen the money from Wynwaring's room 
places it in the pocket of the dead man, and tells Jes- 
sie that her brother is the thief. To prevent Beckett 
from telling her mother, Jessie promises to marry him 
when she becomes of age. 

' Meanwhile she has realized that she loves Harry, 
who can not understand her wish to marry Beckett. 

Several years pass, Beckett tries to elope with Jes- 
sie, is foiled, and after a great race sequence Black 
Beauty carries hero Harry to Jessie, foiling the vil- 
lain's plans. 



The Title And A Promise of Spectacular Thrills Will Put It Over 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



The story of "Black Beauty" is so famous in every 
part of the country, that the title alone will be suffi- 
cient to draw crowds. You can appeal to lovers of 
the book by telling them that the story has been re- 
tained without change or alteration. 

Also promise an extravagent production, and make 
a strong feature of the thrills contained in the picture. 



There are several good ones and you can talk a lot 
about the race at the climax, which is as fine a thrill 
as you could want. The names of Jean Paige and 
James Morrison can be used to advantage. 

It is a clean, whoesome picture, a fact which you 
can make an especial appeal to women and children. 
The book is so well known that there will naturally 
be curiosity to see it visualized. 



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Production Thoroughly Satisfactory But Story Isn't New 



Hope Hampton in 

"THE BAIT" 

Maurice Tourneur Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR Maurice Tourneur 

AUTHOR Sidney Toler 

SCENARIO BY John Gilbert 

CAMERAMAN Alfred Ortlieb 

AS A WHOLE Another society crook melo- 
drama; well enough produced and sometimes 

interesting but isn't new 
STORY Adapted from the stage play "The 

Tiger Lady;" would be more likeable if so many 

similar hadn't preceded it 
DIRECTION Some very good bits; mystery as 

to murder isn't provided with unusual suspense 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS All right 

CAMERAWORK Good 

STAR Photographs well and can wear clothes ; 

best suited to very light roles 

SUPPORT All handle roles adequately 

EXTERIORS Not many 

INTERIORS : . Satisfactory 

DETAIL All right 

CHARACTER OF STORY Crook frames in- 

nocent shop girl then kidnaps her and uses her 

to satisfy his own ends 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,289 feet 

And still they come. "The Bait" is another crook 
melodrama dealing with the ways and means of those 
who make their living by their wits, using said wits 
to the best advantage among the wealthy. The pic- 
ture is an adaptation of Sidney Toler's stage play 
"TheTiger Lady." Besides the business of the crooks 
there's a murder which takes place at the very begin- 
ning and they go all the way back and lead up to the 
murder before you know who the dead man and his 
assailant are. 

This was evidently done to create suspense but it 



hasn't. Since the audience doesn't know who was 
killed or who killed him they forget all about the 
murder in what follows, so it might just as well have 
been told straight off in the first place. The title and 
the characters are provided with rather appropriate 
catch names which suit their respective parts in the 
story effectively. The star is "The Bait," the girl 
used to "frame" the innocent shop girl in the minnow, 
and so on. 

There is a love story running through it and the 
climax is reached effectively with the hero and her- 
oine coming into their own and the villain getting his 
just deserts. It's really a good "fan" picture so for 
this type of audience the production will most likely 
give satisfaction. 

Joan Grainger is about to be "sent up" after being 
falsely accused of stealing, when she is kidnapped by 
Bennett Barton, the master mind of a band of crooks 
of which Simpson is also a member. Joan accepts 
Barton's assistance and he sends her to Europe where 
he later joins her. They live in luxury and Joan meets 
John Warren, a wealthy American. Joan receives her 
first jar of suspicion as to her benefactor's sincerity 
when he "introduces her as his daughter. He then 
makes clear his plan. Joan is to marry the wealthy 
Warren so Barton will have access to the money. 

The girl rebels but Barton threatens to send her 
back to jail or worse still, to expose her past to War- 
ren, with whom she is really in love. The entire party 
returns to America and eventually Barton forces Joan 
to accept Warren's proposal of marriage. In the 
meantime some of Barton's pals have double-crossed 
him and told Joan of the theft frame-up and they se- 
cure a signed confession from the girl that did the 
"framing." 

In an effort to secure the confession Barton is 
killed by Simpson, who is also after the confession 
that he will have the "goods" on Barton. Warren is 
willing to have Joan despite all and they are happy. 



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This is the sort of picture best suited to typical 
"fan" audiences. There's mystery, murder, crooks, a 
love story and all around melodrama that appeals to 
this crowd. If you cater to this class you will satisfy 
them with "The Bait." You can announce it as a 
Maurice Tourneur productioh. His previous successes 
should attract them to this. 

If you think well of it you can use the author's name 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

and say that this is an adaptation of his stage play 
"The Tiger Lady." For a catchline say: "If you 
were being sent to jail on a false charge and was sud- 
denly kidnapped from the law would you accept the 
assistance of one who offered you a life of luxury 
even though you didn't know the source. But see 
how she was used as 'The Bait' in the scheme." 





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Pretty To Look At and Good Production Plus a Fine Cast 



Reginald Barker's production 

"BUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS" 

Goldwyn 

DIRECTOR Reginald Barker 

AUTHOR Graham Moffat 

SCENARIO BY . Charles Kenyon 

CAMERAMAN Percy Hilburn 

AS A WHOLE Really pleasing entertainment; 

fine Scotch atmosphere and some good touches 
of humor 
STORY Adaptation of stage play affords splen- 
did opportunities as screen vehicle 

DIRECTION Has made a thoroughly human 

picture; has made good use of the material at 
hand 

PHOTOGRAPHY Excellent 

LIGHTINGS Splendid 

CAMERA WORK Always well judged 

PLAYERS Leatrice Joy delightful; a capable 

and well suited cast all the way through 

EXTERIORS Some real pictures 

INTERIORS Correct 

DETAIL Very good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Incidents in the 

household of Tarn Biggar, stern Scotch parent 
whom Susie Simpson decides shall no longer 
remain a widower 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 6,255 feet 

For those who like Scotch atmosphere — not liquid — 
"Bunty Pulls the String" will afford a real bit of pleas- 
ure. Reginald Barker's adaptation of Graham Mof- 
fat's play has retained all the humor, humaness and 
character of the original and through the augmented 
possibilities afforded by the camera there are many 
scenes and ideal locations, that are pictures in them- 
selves. The exteriors are really picturesque. 

The dialogue of the original may be missed but the 
dialect has been maintained throughout the titles 
which are well written and contain humor in them- 



selves. The direction is splendid. There are some 
comedy touches, typical of Scotch customs and man- 
ners that register effectively. 

Leatrice Joy's delightful personality dominates the 
"glad" theme of the picture while Raymond Hatton 
and Josephine Crowell contribute the comedy. Both 
the latter give unusually fine performances. Russell 
Simpson handles the role of the stern and righteous 
father of Bunty. Others who handle smaller parts 
well are Casson Ferguson, Rowland Rushton, Cullen 
Landis, Edythe Chapman, Otto Hoffman and Sadie 
Gordon. 

Bunty had kept house for her father since her 
mother's death. She had two brothers, the older boy 
in- the city while the younger is still at home taking 
his "threshin's." Susie Simpson, a designing widow, 
hoped to become the second wife of Bunty's father, 
Tarn Bigger, and so she placed some money in his care 
to gain his favor: Weelum, Susie's nephew is in love 
with Bunty but they haven't saved quite enough to 
get married. 

But the stern Tarn Bigger would have none of Susie 
and when he found it necessary to give his oldest son ' 
the money Susie has placed in his care because the 
boy had stolen and Tam would not have the name of 
Biggar disgraced, he feared the widow more than 
ever. Then Eelen Dunlop appeared at the Biggar 
home and when Susie learned that she was Tarn's 
childhood sweetheart, she decided to ask for her 
money, since she couldn't have Tam. 

But Tam refused to talk "business" on the Sab- 
bath and so the matter was delayed a day. The next 
day Bunty pulled the strings. She gave Weelum's 
and her savings to her father to replace the debt and 
then made the startling announcement that the widow 
had cheated Wellum out of his inheritance. The 
widow was forced to make restitution and a' double 
wedding was arranged — Weelum and Bunty — Tam 
and Eelen. 



Tell Them You'll Give Them a Bit of 'Scotch' 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

It isn't often that you get real "Scotch" noAvadays Use the producer's name and recall his "The 

so you ought to make a big bit with "Bunty Pulls the Branding Iron." You can talk about a splendid cast 

Strings." Scotch atmosphere in pictures is still a bit and can use names if you think well of it. Play up 

out of the ordinary, so you have something to talk the title extensively. Be sure to secure a press sheet 

about in that. Reginald Baker's production of Gra- provided by Goldwyn. It contains many good exploi- 

ham Moffat's stage play has a realistic and delight- tation hints. Catchlines could read: "Want a taste 

fully pleasing old fashioned atmosphere and you can of real Scotch? Go to the blank theater and see 

promise them it's good to look at. 'Bunty Pulls the Strings.'' 



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Another Thoroughly Enjoyable Comedy From MacLean 



Douglas MacLean in 

"THE ROOKIE'S RETURN" 

Ince — Paramount 

DIRECTOR Jack Nelson 

AUTHOR ArthurJM. McMackin 

SCENARIO BY Not credited 

CAMERAMAN Bert Cann 

AS A WHOLE Slight situations but comedy 

value is there and together with personalities 
and good titles it's all right 
STORY From McMackin's story; makes splen- 
did vehicle for MacLean who gets it over 

DIRECTION Quite successful in making this 

comedy offering another MacLean fun maker 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS Usually all right 

CAMERA WORK Good 

STAR His personality always an asset 

SUPPORT Frank Currier a mischievous old 

Dad; Doris May charming 

EXTERIORS Adequate 

INTERIORS Correct 

DETAIL . . .- Some very good titles 

CHARACTER OF STORY Rookie returns to 

find himself rich in money but he wants ro- 
mance and adventure — he gets it 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 4,123 feet 

Personality has a whole lot to do with getting a 
character over and that's probably why Douglas Mac- 
Lean has so little difficulty in making himself liked 
by picture goers. The minute he smiles his way into 
the picture you know you're going to like it and that's 
just what happens again in "The Rookie's Return." 
The "rookie" is one of a few late arrivals from "over 
there" and after he has played a joke on some of his 
buddies indulging in a quiet seance with the galloping 
dominoes and then proceeds to step on the General's 
foot, you're quite liable to make yourself comfortable 
and prepare to enjoy the rest of it. 



The story itself doesn't boast of much unusual com- 
edy business but the way it has been done, together 
with the work of Frank Currier who plays the part 
of the humorous Dad and Doris May as the "girl" in 
the case and then some well written titles, — all these 
things make "The Rookie's Return" thoroughly 
enjoyable. 

Perhaps the biggest comedy bit is where Douglas 
enlists the aid of a "friend" to help locate his sweet- 
heart's father. He says some not altogether compli- 
mentary things about the father to the ' friend" and 
here's where the laugh comes in. The audience knows 
that the "friend" is really the father who doesn't want 
to spoil a good joke and offers his assistance to find 
himself. Another good bit (the title writer's inning) 
shows the lovers getting into a cab with the shades 
drawn. It's dark inside and so the screen remains 
dark except for the somewhat "slushy" remarks 
being passed by the occupants — you know — "taxi" 
talk. 

James Stewart Lee, returned rookie, decides to 
make his own way in the world and not go to his 
wealthy Aunt, but he isn't very successful until he is 
hit by a golf ball driven by Alicia, a rich girl. James 
doesn't want the girl to see his humble boarding place 
so he has her drive him to his aunt's, where he learns 
she is dead and he is the heir. 

James and Alicia fall in love, but it's interrupted by 
the disappearance of the girl's father who has taken 
himself off to get away from the process of house- 
cleaning which is going on in his home. The rookie 
meets the father and not knowing him previously asks 
the man's assistance in locating his sweetheart's 
father. The old- man decides to have some fun for 
himself and enters into the search. He makes it good 
and lively by staging a kidnap and eventually the 
truth comes out and the sweethearts continue their 
interrupted love affair. 



No Need to Worry About This Unless'jYou Don't Book It 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Since he won his way into the hearts of the picture 
public in "Twenty-Three and a Half Hour's Leave" 
this delightful personality in the form of Douglas Mac- 
Lean has been rather successfully keeping up the 
good work and in "The Rookie's Return" he again 
manages to put you in a^appy frame of mind and 
you just have to like him. His smile sets the thing 
going right off the (first) reel and from then on he 
keeps it going. 



The supporting cast in this case deserve a goodly 
share of credit for the comedy business and the title 
writer also has more than a little to do with it. The 
direction is very good and Nejson has managed to 
get the most out of the story's possibilities. Catch- 
lines should go well. Say: "Ever get hit by a golf 
ball? Try it once. Might bring you good luck. See 
how it happened in 'The Rookie's Return/ Douglas 
MacLean's latest." 



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Sunday, January 9, 1921 



Harry Leon Wilson's Yarn Makes Enjoyable Picture 



"THE SPENDERS" 
B. B. Hampton Prod. — Hodkinson 

DIRECTOR Jack Conway 

AUTHOR Harry Leon Wilson 

SCENARIO BY E. Richard Schayer 

CAMERAMAN Harry Vallejo 

AS A WHOLE Good production of a highly in- 
teresting story. Much bright comedy and many 
tense situations make it a thoroughly desirable 
offering 

STORY Humor and suspense evenly balanced. 

A tale that has a wide appeal 

DIRECTION Good for the most part. There 

is a slight let-down near the end 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS .. ... All right 

CAMERAWORK Adequate 

PLAYERS Claire Adams, Robert McKim, 

Joseph Dowling and Niles Welch, handle prin- 
cipal roles in highly satisfactory manner. All 
the rest good 

EXTERIORS Several good westerns 

INTERIORS Satisfactory 

DETAIL Might have put more of Wilson's lines 

in titles 
CHARACTER OF STORY Old Western pion- 
eer turns tables on Wall Street crooks who are 
fleecing his grandson 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,693 feet 

It will be conceded by a big majority of picture pat- 
rons that Harry Leon Wilson's imaginative romance 
of the "West coming to the East," is the sort of tale 
that makes for real screen entertainment of the right 
sort, in its picture form. Nothing deep or problematic 
about it, but an enjoyable romance, the sort of enter- 
tainment that no one can find much fault with. 

It's a clean, snappy comedy, with swift moving ac- 
tion most of the way through, and enough element 



of suspense to provide an exciting climax, even if it 
does turn out the way the audience has guessed. 
The scenarist and director are responsible for keep- 
ing the story true to its original form, and presenting 
it in a clear and smooth way. 

The one spot in the picture where there seems to be 
a slight bit of stalling is toward the close, but it isn't 
long and the suspense previously created will make it 
unnoticeable to many. 

The story begins with the Bines family in Montana 
City, after the death of Daniel J. Bines, the millionaire 
builder. Uncle Peter Bines, who founded the fortune, 
wants the family to stay in the west. P. Percival 
Bines, of the third generation, and his sister Psyche, 
want to live in New York. 

Avice Milbrey of New York who is passing through 
Montana City in Rulon Shepler's private car, causes 
Percy to firmly decide for New York when he assists 
her to catch the train after a thrilling dash in an auto. 

The family, except Uncle Peter, go to New York, 
where Percy falls in love with Avice, who is to be 
forced to marry Shepler because he holds financial 
reins on Avice's father. Shepler starts in to break 
Percy in Wall Street. Rumors of this reach Uncle 
•Peter who comes to New York and plays a secret 
game in Wall Street, "coppering" all of Percy's bets. 
The financial crash comes and with it a blow at Percy's 
reputation on a frame-up involving him with a chorus 
girl. 

Avice makes a financial clean-up through money in- 
vested with Uncle Peter, and she then lerrds it to the 
old man to win or loose for both of them. 

Just when Percy thinks he hasn't a cent left, Uncle 
Peter appears with all the money won back. Avice 
straightens out her father's finances with her win- 
nings, and the end finds her with Percy — now Peter — 
on their way to their home in the west. 



Promise Them Real Entertainment— Author's Name Will Help 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



You need not be afraid to make promises of a high 
class entertainment, good comedy, and a pretty little 
romance for this picture, because it will back you up, 
and undoubtedly will please your patrons, no matter 
what class audiences you cater to. Featuring the in- 
terest of the story itself is the best bet, although you 
also have well known names in the cast, in Robert 
McKim, Claire Adams, and Joseph Dowling. Tell 



them what it's about, as the idea of the crude old west- 
erner cleaning up the Wall Street sharks carries an 
appeal. 

Harry Leon Wilson is a well known and popular 
writer, and from the wide circle of readers who enjoy 
his stories in current magazines, his name will be val- 
uable in your advertising. 



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Star And Some Bright Comedy Make This Fairly Good Entertainment 






Viola Dana in 

"CINDERELLA'S TWIN" 

Metro 

DIRECTOR ..'. Dallas M. Fitzgerald 

AUTHOR Luther Reed 

SCENARIO BY Luther Reed 

CAMERAMAN John Arnold 

AS A WHOLE Good in spots, not plausable at 

any time, drags toward end 

STORY Entertaining comedy in the story of a 

modernized Cinderella 

DIRECTION Hasn't made much of the love 

scenes, and action slows up noticeably toward 
finish 

PHOTOGRAPHY All right 

LIGHTINGS Fair 

CAMERA WORK Satisfactory 

STAR Gives pleasing and humorous perfor- 
mance. Looks attractive 

SUPPORT Principals adequate, some minor 

roles poor 

EXTERIORS Only one 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY Crooks play "fairy 

godmother" to modern Cinderella, in order to 
rob wealthy family during the ball, and she 
catches them 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION. . . . About 6,000 feet 

The old story of Cinderella is carried out even to the 
lost slipper found by the prince, in this up-to-date 
version of the fairy tale. And the original is scarcely 
more improbable in some of its happenings than the 
present tale, no part of which is plausable if it be re- 
garded as anything but a fairy story. 

There is a fair amount of g-ood comedy running 
through the piece, but instead of being evenly dis- 
tributed, it has been bunched, leaving some portions 
rather flat. The comedy is of the kind that almost 



any type of audience will enjoy, and there is probably 
enough of it to put the picture over in most houses. 

It is well directed for the greater part, but the 
scenes between the star and the hero are not well 
clone. They are devoid of romance and most of them 
are insipid. 

Viola Dana is well cast. She takes the part of Con- 
nie McGill, a little scullery maid, in the kitchen of the 
newly rich Valentines. J Laving seen a picture of Pren- 
tice Blue, one of the society lights, in a magazine, she 
calls him her Prince and builds castles in the air with 
Prentice as the hero. 

Connie sees Prentice as the guest of the Valentines, 
who are trying to marry him to their daughter. An 
accident in the dining room brings her to Blue's at- 
tention. 

Blue, who has nothing but his social standing, is 
also sought by the wealthy Nathaniel Flint, for his 
daughter, Helen. Flint advertises extensively that at 
a gorgeous birthday party he is giving for Helen, there 
will be half a million dollars worth of jewels on 
display. 

The value of the gifts attracts the attention of "Ma" 
1 higeen and her band of crooks. False credentials 
assure the admittance of one member of the party. 
But upon arriving at the ball, the crooks find that the 
detective on guard knows them, and when Connie, 
standing in the crowd, audibly wishes she were 
going to the party, she soon gets her wish through the 
aid of the crooks. 

Attired in borrowed finery, she meets Blue, who 
falls in love with her. The jewels are stolen just as 
she leaves the house, and Blue is suspected, because 
he has in his pocket the slipper Connie has dropped 
in her flight. 

The crooks need the slipper which holds the key 
to their hidden wealth, and Connie, in fear, attempt- 
ing to get it for them from Blue, captures both the 
hand and her Prince. 



Star's Name The Best Bet, And You Can Promise Some Good Comedy 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



The star's name offers probably the best point of 
exploitation in this, and if Viola Dana is well liked by 
your patrons you should be able to play this one up 
successfully Tell them that the star's performance 
is highly amusing, and let them know that she looks 
very attractive and charming. 

It will also be safe to promise a good amount of 



real comedy and you can link this up with something 
about the comparison of the little maid and the 
daughter of the newly rich. Talk about the jewel rob- 
bery, and the slick crooks. You can find some good 
lobby and stunt features in the fact that it is a modern 
Cinderella story. 







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Will Satisfy But Doesn't Match Up With RecentJFox Specials 



"BLIND WIVES" 
Fox 

DIRECTOR Charles J. Brabin 

AUTHOR Edward Knoblock 

SCENARIO BY Charles J. Brabin 

CAMERAMAN George Lane 

AS A WHOLE Done in five episodes with some 

much better than others 

STORY Adapted from Knoblock's stage play 

"My Lady's Dress;" elaborated extensively for 
screen play 
DIRECTION First episode not so good; Rus- 
sian episode the best of the lot 

PHOTOGRAPHY Varies 

LIGHTINGS. . . .Poor in first episode; good in others 

CAMERA WORK Average 

PLAYERS Estelle Taylor and Marc McDer- 

mott handle variety of roles satisfactorily 

EXTERIORS Those in Russian episode good; 

few in others 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY Various tragedies 

and misfortunes endured by those who labor to 
produce luxuries for "Blind Wives" 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 8,376 feet 

The Fox organization have arranged an adaptation 
of Edward Knoblock's stage play "My Lady's Dress" 
in the form of a series of episodes. There are five of 
these, some much better than others. The first epi- 
sode is the weakest of the lot, the players overact no- 
ticeably and the photography is very poor. The next 
is an improvement and there is a Russian episode 
which is the best. In its present form the picture is 
altogether too long but careful cutting will remedy 
this. 

Marc McDermott and Estelle Taylor are seen in 



each of the different episodes and each time in a dif- 
ferent character. This is quite a test of their versati- 
lity and generally speaking they do very well. 

Director Brabin has done very well in the making 
of the picture but the production as a whole would be 
much more effective if there was a more obvious con- 
nection between each of the episodes. With little 
warning other than a Hash of the woman who is 
dreaming these various things, there is little to indi- 
cate that a new episode is to begin. The connection 
between the hrst and second, however, is quite satis- 
factory. The lady's dress is lying on a chair and the 
fade-out focuses the last shot on the floAver which 
decorates her dress. The next fade-in shows the 
flowers being made by a little cripple girl and the ep- 
isode of the slums is picked up here. 

Anne's passion is clothes but her husband closes 
her account at Jacquelin's and in a fit of pique she goes 
to sleep and dreams. The first episode shows Annie, 
the little cripple girl who makes flowers and finally 
sells her wonderful hair and goes away so that she 
will not stand in the way of her sister's happiness. 

Next comes the Russian episode which tells the 
unhappy story of the sable which decorates the gown. 
1 low the trapper returning to his home with the skin 
finds his wife unfaithful tb him. Then there is the 
story of Annette and her husband Nicolas, a weaver 
Nicolas is dying and Anette works the loom but is 
unsuccessful. Her old sweetheart, Joanny, comes to 
her rescue. 

The last is the story of the mannequin who fights 
to maintain her reputation and finally kills the man- 
ager of the establishment when he tries to keep her 
away from her dying mother. The "blind wife" 
wakes from her dream cured of her passion for clothes 
and she is happy with her husband once more. 



Carefully Exploited It Should Show Good Results 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



There is enough variety in the different episodes 
which make up "Blind Wives" to satisfy the majority 
of audiences, and the fact that some are more interest- 
ing and better acted than others probably won't have 
a serious effect as long as the general appeal is not 
serious endangered by this uneven break. The Rus- 
ian episode will probably give the most satisfaction. 

A fashion show in connection with the showing 
would be thoroughly appropriate and most likely 



draw a good crowd. If you played "While New York 
Sleeps," you can say that the same players appear in 
"Blind Wives." Be sure to say that it is an adaptation 
of Edward Knoblock's stage play "My Lady's Dress." 
Catchlines should attract. Sa> r : "Do you ever realize 
what unhappiness or what tragedy may be connected 
with the dress you wear? See 'Blind Wives' for the 
story of the hardships endured by those who make 
these beautiful gowns possible." 



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Picture Not As Good As Play But May Satisfy 



Wallace Reid in 

"THE CHARM SCHOOL" 

Paramount 

DIRECTOR James Cruze 

AUTHOR Alice Duer Miller 

SCENARIO BY Tom Geraghty 

CAMERAMAN C.E. Schoenbaum 

AS A WHOLE Picture version of stage play 

doesn't contain the real charm of the original 

but may satisfy star's admirers 
STORY They haven't gotten as much out of it 

as they should have 
DIRECTION Secured some very good comedy 

but altogether too much time given to small 

business 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS • Good 

CAMERA WORK Up to standard 

STAR Quite as pleasing as usual except when 

he takes to posing 
SUPPORT Lila Lee well suited to part; others 

all very good 

EXTERIORS Some pretty ones 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Some titles are good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Young automobile 

salesman inherits girls' school and falls in love 

with one of the pupils 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 4,743 feet 

Somehow or other the picture version of Alice Duer 
Miller's comedy success "The Charm School" hasn't 
the charm of the play. One reason is that too much 
effort has been spent on small business that doesn't 
mean very much, such as a love affair between Lila 



Lee and the brother of her room-mate. This is one of 
the non-essentials that lacks the proper comedy spark. 
Other efforts at comedy turn out to be nothing more 
than nonsense. 

Then again there are moments that register real 
humor and at the Rivoli the audience seemed to be 
satisfied generally, although there were times when 
long stretches of dry detail proved noticeably tedious. 
Many of the situations in themselves provided fun, 
and the star's work will attract. 

The direction is generally all right and the titles 
contain some humor that got laughs. Those who 
like Wallace Reid may be amused by the part he 
is given in "The Charm School," that of a young 
man who inherits a girls' school and reforms it 
according to his own ideas. 

When Mrs. Rolles insists that she will not have 
Bevans (Reid), for a son-in-law he insists that she 
will. But then when his aunt dies and wills him her 
girls' boarding school, Bevans gives up his suit and 
decides to run the school. Under the aunt's regime 
the girls studied microbes, etc., but Bevans turns it 
into a "Charm School," where the girls are taught 
dancing, fencing, and grace in general. 

Elsie, one of the students, immediately falls in love 
with Bevans. but lie fails to respond. Then 
Elise tries to vamp Bevans, hut he doesn't 
fall, so she comes right out with the truth and 
tells hims she loves him. Elise's uncle is very much 
interested in young Bevans and when Mrs. Rolles 
hears how well he is getting along she tries to patch 
things up between Bevans and her daughter and tells 
Elise the two are engaged. Elise is heartbroken hut 
in the end all turns out well with Elise and Bevans. 



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Play Up the Title and Use Star's Name Extensively 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Wallace Reid in 

"THE CHARM SCHOOL" 

Paramount 

You have the title of a well known stage play to an- 
nounce if you show "The Charm School" and even if 
the picture adaptation doesn't quite measure up to ex- 
pectations it may get over, especially where the star 
is well liked. They haven't made as much of the 
material they had to work with as they might have but 
those who didn't see the play won't know the dif 



ference and for them the picture will undoubtedly 
satisfy. 

For those who are not familiar with the story make 
known the main situation — that of the handsome 
young man who inherits a girls' school and teaches 
charm instead of arithmetic. Catchlines such as : "He 
was a good automobile salesman but see how success- 
ful he was at running a girls' school," should go, or 
say "Ever know there was such a thing as 'The 
Charm School'? See Wallace Reid's latest picture." 






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Below the Average. Doesn't Entertain 



H. B. Warner in 

"WHEN WE WERE TWENTY-ONE" 
Jesse D. Hampton — Pathe 

DIRECTOR Henry King 

AUTHOR H. V. Esmond 

SCENARIO BY Not credited 

CAMERAMAN Victor Milner 

AS A WHOLE Commonplace production given 

to adaptation of stage play; never comes near 

being entertaining 
STORY All real "movie" type situations that 

don't boast of even an original twist 

DIRECTION Very ordinary 

PHOTOGRAPHY All right 

LIGHTINGS •• Satisfactory 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STAR Isn't called upon for very much 

SUPPORT Christine Mayo unconvincing vamp; 

Claire Anderson seemed lost and others just 

act their parts without registering anything 

unusual 

EXTERIORS None 

INTERIORS All that are required 

DETAIL , Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY Youth who jilts 

fiancee for vamp 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 5,000 feet 

Nat Goodwin may have been successful in the stage 
play of "When We Were Twenty-One," but it's a mat- 
ter of some doubt whether or not H. B. Warner will 
gain much for himself through his picture of this play. 
But this isn't to say that it's Warner's fault. He does 
all that is required of him in the part of the guardian 
who tries, unsuccessfully, to manage a young man of 
twenty-one who is "sowing his wild oats." 

But those who had the actual production on their 
hands have not made a picture that entertains. It is 



hopelessly dull and it's typically "movie" formula has 
been maintained to the letter. No effort has been made 
inject a little originality and the cut-and-dried mer- 
cenery vampire plus innocent youth and jilted sweet- 
■ heart plot is retold without the slightest new twist. 

Henry King is capable of much better things than 
this. His handling of the cast is, at times, noticeably 
lax. There are three characters, men, called the 
'"Trinity." They are seen running on and off and oc- 
casionally they are noted "registering," by a shrug 
of the shoulder or nod of the head. The principal 
characters other than the star just go through the re- 
quirements of the role but that's all. 

Dick Carewe seems to be more than anxious that 
Phyllis marry his ward, Richard Audaine, knicknamed 
the "Imp." Phyllis really loves Dick but agrees to 
marry the Imp because she thinks it will please Dick. 
But the "Imp" is just twenty -one and "sowing his 
wild oats." He is enfatuated with Kara, a vamp who 
believes the youth is rich and when in a drunken 
state he asks Kara to marry him she accepts. 

The Imp returns home and the next morning 
Phyllis finds a note from Kara which she believes is 
meant for Dick. For the time being and for the sake 
of covering up the Imp Dick admits he is to marry 
Kara but when the Imp is approached he insists that 
he loves Kara. Then Dick plans another way to 
"save" his ward. He agrees to pay Kara a sum of 
money to make it appear that he (Dick) is in love 
with her. But in the meantime the vamp has mar- 
ried the youth and Dick's plan fall through. 

Then Phyllis finds out that the note was intended 
for the Imp. And she isn't a bit sorry because she 
loves Dick and eventually tells him so. Kara then 
learns that her youthful husband has no money in his 
own name and so she goes off with an old admirer who 
has just made a lot of money and the Imp seeks Dick's 
forgiveness. 



Star's Name May Help But Don't Promise Anything 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



The fact that this is the screen adaptation of a stage 
play in which Nat Goodwin made quite a hit may make 
it worth while playing, but the production provided 
is so ordinary and the acting generally so common- 
place that it will not satisfy in the better class houses. 
If you cater to a cheaper class of picture patrons, the 
downtown houses, then you will most likely get away 
with it well enough. It's the sort of picture formula 
that appeals to them. 



Catchlines will let them know what to expect, so 
unless you would rather let them come in and then 
find out, you could say: "He was twenty-one and 
sowing his wild oats. See how the love of a pure 
young girl was sacrificed by a youth who got in with 
the wrong society." Or, "All the older men said: 
'Too bad we didn't meet a girl like her 'When We 
Were Twenty-One,' but the youth who did meet her 
threw away the chance." 



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Release Date Footage Reviewed 

AMERICAN FILM CO. 
(Distributed through Pathe Exchanges) 

A Light Woman 7,000 9-26 20 

The Gamesters (Margarita Fisher) 6,000 '- 

The Blue Moon (Elinor Field-Pell Trenton) . .6,000 

Their Mutual Child (Margarita Fisher-Nigel 

Barry) 6,000 

ASSOCIATED PRODUCERS 

Thomas H. Ince Productions 

Homespun Folks (Lloyd Hughes-All-Star) 6,000 

Lying Lips (House Peters-Florence Vidor) . .6,000 

J. Parker Read, Jr., Productions 

The Leopard Woman (Louise Glaum) 7,000 

A Hhousand to One (Hobart Bosworth) 6,000 

Love (Louise Glaum 6,000 

Allan Dwan Productions 

The Forbidden Thing (James Kirkwood-All- 

Star) 6,000 1121-20 

Maurice Tourneur Productions 

The Last of the Mohicans (Barbara Bedford- 
All-Star 6,000 1128-20 

Mack Sennett Productions 

A Small Town Idol (Ben Turpin) 5,000 

EQUITY PICTURES CORP. 

For the Soul of Rafael (Clara Kimball Young). 6, 000 5-30-20 

Keep to the Right (Edith Taliaferro) 6,000 

Whispering Devils (Conway Tearle) 6,000 

Mid-Channel (Clara Kirrfball Young) 6.000 

Hush (Clara Kimball Young;) 6,000 

FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY CORP. 

Nov. 7 Behold My Wife (Geo. Melford Prod.) 6,556 

7 The Sins of Rosanne (Ethel Clayton) 4,862 

14 Always Audacious (Wallace Reid) 5,101 

14 Her Husband's Friend (Enid Bennett) 4,539 

21 Frisky Mrs. Johnson ( Billie Burke) 5,536 

21 Burglar Proof (Bryant Washburn) 4,495 

23 Idols of Clay (Mae Murray) 

23 The Romantic Adventuress (Dorohy Dalton) . .4,736 

Dec. 5 Conrad in Quest of His Youth (Thomas 

Meighan) 5,926 

5 Flying Pat ( Dorothy Gish) 4,867 

12 The Life of the Party (Roscoe Arbuckle) 4,944 

12 Heliotrope (Cosmopolitan Prod.) 6,367 

19 To Please One Woman (Lois Weber Prod.). . .6,086 

19 An Amateur Devil (Bryant Washburn) 4464 

26 The Testing Block (William S. Hart) 5972 

26 Silk Hosiery (Enid Bennett) 4556 

Jan. 2 The Bait (Maurice Tourneur Prod.) 5,289 

9 The Jucklins (George Melford Prod.) 6,023 

9 The Charm School (Wallace Reid) 4,743 

16 The Education of Elizabeth (Billie Burke) 

16 The Inside of the Cup (Cosmopolitan Prod.) 

23 The Rookie's Return (MacLean-Ince Prod.) . .4,123 

23 Midsummer Madness (Win. DeMille Prod.) 5,908 

30 Paying the Piper (Geo. Fitzmaurice Prod.) 

30 The Frontier of the Stars (Thos. Meighan) 

Specials FOX FILM CORP. 

The Face at Your Window (Special Cast) 7,000 

My Lady's Dress (Special Cast) 7,000 

Over the Hill to the Poorhouse 7,000 

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur' Court.. 7, 000 

William Farnum Series 

The Scuttlers 6,000 

Drag Harlan 6,000 

Pearl White Series 

The Thief 6.000 12-5-20 

The Tiger's Cub 6,000 10-3-20 

The Mountain Woman 6,000 

Tom Mix Series 

The Untamed' 5,000 8 20 20 

The Texan 6,000 

Prairie Trails 6,000 12-26-20 

Louise Lovely 

The Little Grey Mouse 6,000 10-31-20 

Partners of Fate 5,000 

William Russell Series 

The Challenge of the Law 5,000 10-17-20 

The Iron Rider 5,000 11-28-20 

Shirley Mason Series 

Girl of My Heart ,5,000 12-12-20 

Flame of Youth 5,000 12-12-20 

Ching Toy 5,000 

George Walsh Series 

Number 17 5,000 

The Plunger 5,000 11-7-20 

Dynamite Allen 5,000 

20th Century Brand 

Just Pals (Buck Jones) 5,000 1121-20 

Beware of the Bride (Eileen Percy) 5,000 10 21-20 

The Hangers (Buck lories) 5.000 

I he I in. I ol i .i . ., i Eileen Percj ) 5,000 

I ipo Moons (Buck Jones) 5.000 I ! !1 

FIRST NATIONAL 

Twin Beds (Mr. and Mrs. Carter DeHaven) . . .5560 11-7-20 
Old Dad (Mildred Harris Chaplin) 6,000 



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11-14-20 


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12-19-20 
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Release Date Footage Reviewed 

The Devil's Garden (Lionel Barrymore) 5,600 10-31-20 

Dangerous Business (Constance Talmadge) .. .5,118 12-5-20 

Love, Honor and Behave (Mack Sennett) 5,000 

Unseen Forces (All-Star) 6,000 

Dinty (Wesley Barry) 6,000 11-28-20 

The Truth About Husbands (Bennett Prod.) . .6,979 12-19-20 

Habit ( Louis Mayer Special) 

Nineteen and Phyllis (Charles Ray) 5,744 1-2-21 

The Great Adventure ( Lionel Barrymore) 

My Lady's Latch Key (Katherine MacDonald) 

Parrot ei Co. ( Sydney Franklin) 

Man, Woman and Marriage (Holubar-Phillips) 

Sowing the Wind (Anita Stewart) 

Passion ( Pola Negri) ' 10-10-20 

FEDERATED FILM EXCHANGES OF AMERICA, INC. 

Nobody's Girl (Billie Rhodes) 5,000 

Bonnie May (Bessie Love) 5.000 

The Midlanders (Bessie Love) 5,000 

GAUMONT COMPANY 

Fall of a Saint '. 6,000 

Out of the Darkness 6.000 

Infatuation of Youth 6,000 

The Edge of Youth 6,000 

Branded 6,000 

The Thinker 6,000 

In the Clutches of the Hindoo (Serial) 

GOLDWYN PICTURES 

What Happened to Rosa (Mabel Normand) .. .4,148 

The Branding Iron (All-Star Cast) 6,569 11-14-20 

His Own Law 5,947 

The Penalty (Lon Chaney) 6,730 11-21-20 

The Song of the Soul (Vivian Martin) 5,300 10-17-20 

The Great Lover 6,000 12-5-20 

Girl With a Jazz Heart (Madge Kennedy) 3,966 1-2-21 

Godless Men 6,367 

Jusl Out of College (Jack Pickford) 4,779 

Roads of Destinv (Pauline Frederick) 

The Highest Bidder (Madge Kennedy) 4,960 

Prisoners of Love ( Betty Compson) 

The Concert 

Guile of Women 

Runty Pulls the Strings 6,255 

Hold Your Horses *. 4,610 

A Voice in the Dark 4,255 

D. W. GRIFFITH, INC. 

Way Down East 12.000 9-12-20 

W. W. HODKINSON CORP. 
Distributing through Pathe) 

J. L. Frothingham Prod. 

The Broken Gate (Bessie Barriscale) 6,300 12-26-20 

J. Parker Read, Jr.. Prod. 

The Brute Master (Hobart Bosworth) 5,600 11-28-20 

Love (Louise Glaum) 6.200 12-5-20 

Robert Brunton Productions 

The Coast of Opportunity (Kerrigan) 6,000' 12-19.-20 

Benj. B. Hampton and Eltinge F. Warner Prod. 

The Dwelling Place of Light 6,000 9-12-20 

The U. P. Trail 6,500 11-7-20 

National Film Corp. 

The Kentucky Colonel ( (oseph Dowling) 6,000 9-19-20 

Irvin V. Willat Prod. 

Down Home 7,000 10 24-20 

Dial Film Co. 

The Tiger's Coat (Myrtle Stedman) 

Hugo Ballin Prod. 

Pagan Love 5,800 12-26-20 

METRO PICTURES CORP. 

Nov. 1 The Fatal Hour (All-Star) 6,000 10-31-20 

8 Are All Men Alike? (May Allison) 6,000 10-31-20 

15 Someone in the House (All-Star) 6.000 11-7-20 

20 Polly With a Past (Ina Claire) 6.000 12-12-20 

Dee. 13 Hearts Are Trumps (All-Star) 6,000 12-12-20 

20 The Misleading Lady (Bert Lytell) 6,000 12-19-20 

27 "Cinderella's Twin (Viola Dana) 6,000 

Tan. 3 Lure of Youth (All-Star) ■ 

10 The Marriage of William Ashe (May Allison) ■ 

17 Coincidence (All Star! 

24 The Off-Shore Pirate (Viola Dana) ■ : — 

S. L. Productions 

Love, Honor and Obey 5,000 9-5-20 

Nazimova Productions 

Madame Peacock 5,000 10-10-20 

Dec. 6 Billions 6.000 12-5-20 

C. E. Shurtleff Prod. 

Nov. 22 The Star Rover (All-Star) 6,000 11-14-20 

PATHE EXCHANGE, INC. 

Nov. 7 A Beggar in Purple (Edgar Lewis) 6^000 11-7-20 

21 Her Unwilling Husband (Blanche Sweet) 5,000 11-21-20 

28 The Devil to Pay (Fritzi Brunette-Roy 

Stewart) 6,000 12-5-20 

Dec. 5 Dice of Destiny (H. B. Warner) 5,000 12-5-20 

19 Empire of Diamonds (Perret Prod.) 6,000 12-19-20 

26 Rogues and Romance (Seitz Caprice) 6,000 2-1-21 

Ian. 2 The Girl Montana (Blanche Sweet) 5,000 2-1-21 

Jan. 16 When We Were Twenty-One (II. B. Warner) . 5,000 

23 The Sage Hen (Edgar Lewis Prod.) 6.000 ; — 

30 The Killer (Federal Photoplays) 6,000 

Feb 6 The Devil (Asso. Exhib.) 6,000 



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Charm of Star and Unusual Theme Puts This Over 






Elaine Hammerstein in 

"PLEASURE SEEKERS" 

Selznick — Select 

DIRECTOR George Archainbaud 

AUTHOR John Lynch 

SCENARIO BY Edwin Montague 

CAMERAMAN Not credited 

AS A WHOLE Interesting story of married 

life. Well directed, well acted, and carries a 

punch 
STORY Makes good screen material, with role 

well suited to the star 
DIRECTION Has handled characters skilfully, 

making good contrasts 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK All right 

STAR Looks attractive and is well suited to the 

part. Lacks emotion in some scenes demand- 
ing it 
SUPPORT Frank Currier combines humor and 

pathos effectively. Rest adequate 

EXTERIORS Few of them 

INTERIORS Very good 

DETAIL Nothing wrong 

CHARACTER OF STORY Wife's struggle to 

keep her pleasure seeking husband, and to rec- 
oncile his father to their marriage 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,500 feet 

With a story away from the general run of themes 
selected for pictures, and one which lends itself par- 
ticularly well to picturization, "Pleasure Seekers" 
offers interesting and thoroughly high class screen en- 
tertainment. It isn't great or a particularly note- 
worthy production, but it holds the interest all the 
way, and the work of the star and her support is well 
and pleasingly done. 

The outstanding impressions of Elaine Hammer- 
stein's performance are sincerity and refinement, and 



she plays the part with an air of both that will charm 
almost any audience. There was an absence of great 
emotion when it was naturally expected. 

The direction has had a big hand in bringing out 
and developing the characters, and in keeping interest 
unflagging until the finish. The introduction of a new 
angle to the plot after it is presumably being wound 
up, has been skilfully dene so that it comes as a pleas- 
ant surprise. 

Frank Currier gives a particularly entertaining per- 
formance. The whole cast is competent, however. 

Craig Winchell is threatened with disownment by 
his wealthy father, unless he gives up his wild ways, 
and particularly Mrs. Clara Marshall, a divorcee with 
rather a tarnished reputation. Craig, determining to 
try and follow his father's wishes, leaves for a long 
motor trip. His car breaks down before the home of 
Rev. Richard Snqwden in a small town. There he 
meets Snowden's secretary, Mary Murdock (Elaine 
Hammerstein), and falls in love with her. 

The death of Snowden permits Mary to leave, and 
she and Craig are married. Craig brings his bride 
hack to his father, but John Winchell refuses to see 
her, imagining the type of wife Craig has chosen. To 
win over Craig's . father, Mary secures a position as 
his secretary, and completely captivates him, so that 
when lie discovers she is Craig's wife he is overjoyed. 

It is then that Craig accidentlv again meets Mrs. 
Marshall. The lure of the old gay life is too great and 
lie promises to attend her party the next night. 

Mary learns of the party, and that her husband has 
lied to her, and when John Winchell threatens to drag 
his son away, Mary says that it is her place to get him. 

Dressed in the finest gown that John Winchell can 
buy, Mary' goes to the home of Clara Marshall, and 
when Craig compares the two women face to face, his 
remorse is sincere as he appreciates the true value of 
the wife he has deceived. 



Use the Star's Name and Promise An Unusual Story 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

Elaine Hammerstein's name will be one of your self to talk about the star. Tell them that in "Pleasure 



best points of exploitation for this, and you can 
promise a mights' pleasing performance by the star. 
Win will be justified in say>ug that her work in this 
is fully equal to anything she has done. If her pop- 
ularity is established with your patrons, this will prol 



Seekers" the}- will see a picture with an unusual theme. 
Play up the fact oi its difference from the average pic 
ture plot. In the title you have suggestions for a com 
parison of a riotous wild life with the right kind in 
advertising and displays. You need not be afraid to 



ably be almost sufficient, but you need not limit your- make promises of entertainment. 



Release Date 



Footage Reviewed Release Date 



Footage Reviewed 



PIONEER FILM CORP. 

Thoughtless Women (Alma Rubens) 6,000 11-21-20 

Place of Honeymoons (Emily Stevens) 6,000 

Where Is My Husband (Jose Collins) 6,000 

What Women Want ^ouise Huff) 5,000 

Finders Keepers (Violet Mersereau) 5,000 

Midnight Gambols (Marie Doro) 6,000 6-27-20 

Bubbles (Mary Anderson) 5,000 

The Inner Voice (E. K. Lincoln) 6,000 

His Brother's Keeper (Martha Mansfield) 6,000 

A Moment's Madness (Marguerite Namara) ... .6,000 

Out of the Depths (Violet Mersereau) 5,0000 

Empty Arms (Gail Kane) 5,000 

Idle Hands (Gail Kane) 5,000 

A Good Woman (Gail Kane) 5,000 

ROBERTSON-COLE PROD. 

The Stealers (Cabanne) 7,700 9-26-20 

So Long Letty (Christie) 6,000 11-14-20 

A Slave of Vanity (Pauline Frederick) 5,300 11-28-20 

Kismet (Otis Skinner) 8,000 10-31-20 

"813" (Arsene Lupin) 6,100 ■ 

The Little 'Fraid Lady (Mae Marsh) 6,000 

REALART PICTURES CORP. 

Special Features 

The Deep Purple (Walsh) " 7,000 516-20 

The Law of the Yukon (Miller) 6,000 9-19-20 

The Soul of Youth (Taylor) 6,000 8-22-20 

The Furnace (Wm. D. Taylor Prod.) 6,882 11-28-20 

Star Productions 

Sweet Lavender (Mary Miles Minter) 5,000 10-10-20 

Food for Scandal (Wanda Hawley) 5,000 10-31-20 

You Never Can Tell (Bebe Daniels) 5,000 10-10-20 

Nov Her Beloved Villain (Wanda Hawley) 4,646 1-2-21 

Eyes of the Heart (Mary Miles Minter) 5,000 11-7-20 

The New York Idea (Alice Brady) 6,181 12-12-20 

Blackbirds (Justine Johnstone) 4,979 ,12-12-20 

Oh Lady. Lady (Bebe Daniels) 4,212 12-26-20 

LEWIS J. SELZNICK ENT. 

Selznick Pictures (Distributed by Select Exchanges) 

Red Foam (Ralph Ince Special) 5,000 

The Daughter Pays (Elaine Hammerstein) 5,000 11-28-20 

Everybody's Sweetheart (Olive Thomas) 5,000 10-24-20 

The Sin That Was His (Wm. Faversham) ...6,000 12-12-20 

Broadway and Home (Eugene O'Brien) 5,800 12-26-20 

You Can't Kill Love (Ail-Star) 5,500 

Pleasure Seekers (Elaine Hammerstein) 5,500 

Select Pictures (Distributed by Select Exchanges) 

Just Outside the Door (Edith Hallor) 5,000 8-30 20 

Seeds of Vengeance (Bernard Dunning) 5,000 1J-14-20 

The Valley of Doubt (Special Cast) 5,000 

National Pictures (Distributed through Select Exchanges) 

Out of the Snows (Ralph Ince) 5,000 11-14-20 

The Palace of Darkened Windows (Special 

Cast 5,000 12-12-20 

Who Am I? (Special Cast) 5,000 

The Road to Ambition (Conway Tearle) 5,500 

The Chicken in the Case (Owen Moore) 5,500 — — 

The Highest Law (Ralph Ince Prod.) 5,500 

STOLL FILM CORP. 

Jan. Squandered Lives 12-19-20 

The Hundredth Chance 1-2-21 

» Mr. Wu 4,650 12-26-20 

The Lure of Crooning Water 

UNITED ARTISTS 

May 23 Romance (Doris Keane) 7,000 5-23 10 

Tune 13 The Mollycoddle (Douglas Fairbanks) 6,000 6-20-20 

June 27 Suds (Mary Pickford) 5,000 7-4-20 

Sept. 5 The Love Flower (Griffith Prod.) 6,000 8-29-20 

Dec. 5 The Mark of Zorro (Douglas Fairbanks) 7,500 12-5-20 

The Love Light (Mary Pickford) 8,000 

UNIVERSAL FILM MFG. CO. 

Jewel Features 

Under Crimson Skies (Elmo Lincoln) 6,000 6-6-20 

Breath of the Gods (Tsuru Aoki) 6,000 8-1-20 

Once to Every Woman (Dorothy Phillips) 6,000 8-29-20 

Universal Features 

West is West (Harry Carey) 5,000 11-28-20 

Honor Bound (Frank Mayo) 5,000 11-7-20 

Risky Business (Gladys Walton) 5,000 11-28-20 

Beautifully Trimmed (Carmel Myers) 5,000 12-12-20 

White Youth (Edith Roberts) 5,000 12-19-20 

Two Kin, Is of Love 4,698 12-26-20 

Hearts Up (Harry Carey) 5,000 1-2-21 

The Torrent ( Eva Novak) 5.000 1-2-21 

Tiger True (Frank Mayo) 5,000 1-2-21 

A Shocking N'ight (Lyons-Moran) 5.000 

( Cinderella Jane ( Carmel Myers) 5,000 

Society Secrets (Eva Novak) 5.000 

Colorado (Frank Mayo) 5,000 

The Millionaire Kid (Gladys Walton) 5,000 



VITAGRAPH 

Alice Joyce 

The Prey 6,000 10-10-20 

The Vice of Fools 5,000 11-14-20 

Cousin Kate 5,000 

Earle Williams 

The Purple Cipher 5,000 

The Romance Promoters 5,000 • 

Diamonds Adrift 5,000 

Corinne Griffith 

The Broadway Bubble 5,000 11-21-20 

It Isn't Being Done This Season 5,000 

Harry T. Morey 

The Sea Rider 5,000 5-30-20 

The Gauntlet 5,000 7-25-20 

Super Features 

Trumpet Island (Tom Terriss) 7,000 10-17-20 

Dead Men Tell No Tales (Tom Terriss) 7,000 12-19-20 

Black Beauty (Jean Paige) 

Alice Calhoun Prod. 

Princess Jones 5,000 

Antonio Moreno Prod. 

Three Sevens 5,000 

INDEPENDENT— STATE RIGHTS 

Girls Don't Gamble (D. N. Schwab) 5,000 9-5-20 

Love's Battle (Climax Film) 5,000 ' 9-12-20 

Headin' Home (Yankee Photoplay) 5,000 9-26-20 

Honeymoon Ranch (Bert Lubin) 5,000 10-24-20 

Uncle Sam of Freedom Ridge (Harry Levey) . .7,000 10-3-20 

Voices (Victor Kremer) 6,000 10-3-20 

The Victim (C. B. C. Film Sales Corp.) 6,000 

The Good Bad Wife (Vera McCord Prod.) 5,000 

The Woman Untamed (Pyramid) 5,000 

Fabiola (H. B. Marinelli) 5,000 

The Unfortunate Sex (Frank Gersten) 5,000 

Youth's Desire (Forward Film) 5,000 

It Might Happn to You (S. & E_ Ent.) 5,000 

Smiling All (he Way (D. N. Schwab) 5,000 

Dangerous Love (C. B. C. Film Sales Corp.) . .6,000 

Isobel (Geo. H. Davis) 6,000 

The Price of Silence (Sunrise Pictures).' 

When Dawn Came (Producers Security 5,900 

Love's Plaything (Radin) 5,000 

Skinning Skinners (Radin) 5,000 

The Price of Silence (Peggy Hyland) 6,000 1-2-21 



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FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY 

December Releases 
Comedies 

Dabbling in Art (Mack Sennett) 

Bungalow Troubles (Mack Sennett) 

Fatty at Coney Island (Arbuckle) 

Paramount Magazine 

Four more issues, one each week Each 

Burton Holmes Travel Pictures 

In Finisterre 

Malayan Motor Roads 

The Snowbound Pyrennees 

Quaint Kuala Lumpur 

Post Nature Pictures 

Indian Summer 

Burlingham Adventure Pictures 

The Jungfrau Railway 

Paramount-Arbuckle Comedy 

J an. 16 A Country Hero 

Paramount-Mack Sennett Comedies 

Jan. 9 Dabbling in Art 

23 Bungalow Troubles 

Paramount-Burton Holmes Travel Pictures 



10-24-20 
10-31-20 
10-31-20 
10-31-20 

11-14-20 
11-21-20 

12-5-20 

12-26-20 



Jan. 2 Bordeaux to Lourdes 

9 Catching Up in Canton 

16 Beautiful Bermuda 

23 Old Malacca 

30 Under Cuban Skies : 

Paramount Magazine 

Jan. 2 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Moser 

9 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Bailey... 

16 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Hurd 

23 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Sullivan.., 

30 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Moser.... 
Paramount-Post Nature Picture 

Jan. 9 Victory Mountain 

Paramount-Burlingham Adventure Picture 

Jan. 23 Wildest Wales 



UNIVERSAL 

Century Comedies (2 reels) : A Blue Ribbon Mut. A. Lyin, Tamer, Twin 
Crooks, A Fishy Story, Hot Dog, Laughing Gas, Tails Win. 

Red Rider Series (Leonard Chapham) (2 reels) : A Son of the North, The 
Girl and the Law, Big Stakes. When th Devil Laughed, The 
Forest Runners, The Timber Wolf. 

Star Comdies (Lyons-Moran) (1 reel): Over the Garden Wall, Mops and 
Hops, My Lady's Ankle, Hearts and Clubs, Maid's A-Courting, 
Romeo and Juliet, Shapes and Scrapes, A Movie Bug, For- 
bidden Brew. 



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S tory Hasn't Much Life, But Is Well Told and Given Good Production 



"THE PASSIONATE PILGRIM" 
Cosmopolitan Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR Robert Vignola 

AUTHOR Samuel Merwin 

SCENARIO BY George Dubois Proctor 

CAMERAMAN . . . .. Al Ligouri 

AS A WHOLE Stars off well enough, loses 

strength gradually until the end 

STORY Rather a dull atmosphere for picture 

vehicle; some bright spots needed to liven it up 

DIRECTION Handled the material on hand 

well enough but with ingenuity might have put 
some life in it 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very good 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK Good 

PLAYERS Matt Moore hardly recognizable; 

all fullfill requirements 

EXTERIORS All right 

INTERIORS Adequate 

DETAIL Well taken care of 

CHARACTER OF STORY Man forced into 

assumed name through unfortunate circum- 
stances is nearly cheated of his second start 
in life 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 6,357 feet 

"The Passionate Pilgrim" promises much more than 
it reveals. The early reels are very good and the 
flash backs very well handled, but after the hero's 
past life has been told and his present circumstances 
explained interest gradually fades and the end might 
have been reached at most any time. The trouble 
with the story is that it's dull. There is no life in- 
jected to relieve the listless sort of atmosphere that 
prevails. 



Director Vignola has handled the material given to 
him tu work with satisfactorly enough, but he might 
have used some of his own inventive power to brighten 
up a lifeless scenario. He has done well with the play- 
ers, and his attention to detail is noticeably fine. Then 
too, his management of the first reels is splendid. The 
manner in which he makes known the past life of the 
hero is unusually effective and it's to be regretted that 
that part of the hero's life which follows isn't of the 
same interest. 

Matt Moore is hardly recognizable in his specs and 
trick haircomb. He is 'The Passionate Pilgrim.' 
Charles Gerard is a good villain, while Ruby De Remer 
is the crippled heroine who finds she can walk after 
the hero has kissed her. Claire Whitney hasn't much 
to do as her sister. Frankie Mann is a sob-sister 
newspaper reporter who wears mannish clothes. 

Stafford is put on the staff of the News but it isn't 
long before Margie Daw, a sob-writer, discovers who 
he really is. She goes back through files and finds 
that he is really Henry Calverly, the husband of Cecily 
Calverly, whose mother had been accused of murder. 

And now Calverly was beginning life anew under 
the name of Stafford. Through an article written by 
him he exposed the city's mayor and his graft thereby 
losing his job. But through Margie's kindness he was 
given a position writing a biography of the late Mr. 
Cantey, whose crippled daughter Miriam personally 
managed the estate despite the interference of a trust 
which her father had created. 

Stafford had a three-fold job on his hands be- 
fore long — loving Miriam, protecting her from the 
trust and writing her father's biography. And 
Miriam loved Stafford. She even began to walk after 
he kissed her. Eventually all comes out right and they 
are happy. 



Use the Author's Name and Play Up With Catch-lines 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Samuel Merwin's story was considered a "best sel- 
ler," so you have something to work on in the title. 
Among the members of the cast you can use the names 
of Matt Moore, Ruby de Remer, Charles Gerard and 
Claire Whitney. Despite the rather dull atmosphere 
of the story there will be those who will be well sat- 
isfied with it because at a ay rate it is well told. 

Announce it as a Cosmopolitan production and use 
Robert Vignola's name. Those who saw his produc- 



tions "More Deadly Than the Male" and "The World 
and his Wife," may be interested in seeing "The Pas- 
sionate Pilgrim." Catchlines should be effective in 
connection with advance announcement. You could 
say : "If you had faced notoriety and finally imprison- 
ment though you were innocent, and then seemed to 
be blocked in every effort to live down the past, would 
you give up or fight it through? See 'The Passionate 
Pilgrim' for the answer." 



Release Date 

Westrn and Railroad Dramas (2 reels) : In Wrong Wright, Cinders, 
Double Danger, The Two-Fisted Lover, Tipped Off, Supersti- 
tion, The Brand Plotter, The Smiler. 

International News : Issued every Tuesday and Saturday. 

Serials: The Flaming Disk (18 episodes); The Vanishing Dagger (18 
episodes) ; The Dragon's Net (15 episodes) ; King of the Circus 
(Eddie Polo). 

PATHE 

Dec. 19 The Foe Unmasked (No. 10 The Phantom Foe) 2 

The Hand From Behind the Door (No. 3 Velvet Fingers).. 2 

Park Your Car (Harry Pollard) 1 

Dec. 26 Through Prison Walls (No. 11 Phantom Foe) 2 

The Man in the Blue Spectacles (No. 4 Velvet Fingers)... 2 

Number Please (Harold Lloyd) 2 

The Sleepy Head (Vanity Fair Girls) 1 

Jan. 2 Behind the Veil (No. 12 Phantom Foe) 2 

The Deserted Pavilion (No. 5 Velvet Fingers) 2 

Jan. 9 The Attack at the Inn (No. 13 Phantom Foe) 2 

Unmasked (No. 6 Velvet Fingers) 2 

The Morning After (Harry Pollard) 2 

Jan. 16 Confession (No. 14 Phantom Foe) 2 

House of a Thousand Veils (No. 7 Velvet Fingers) 2 

Jan. 23 Retribution (No. IS Phantom Foe) 2 

Aiming Straight (No. 8 Velvet Fingers) 2 

On the Trail of Fate (No. 1 Double Adventure) 2 

Jan. 30 The Broken Necklace (No. 9 Velvet Fingers) 2 

The Harbor Bandits (No. 2 Double Adventure) 2 

Lochinvar o' the Line (Edgar Jones Prod.) 2 

Feb. 6 Shots in the Dark (No. 10 Velvet Fingers) 2 

Hearts of Stone (No. 3 Double Adventure) 2 

The Impostor (Tom Santschi) 2 

Pathe News and Topics of the Day: Once a week. 

FEDERATED FILM EXCHANGES OF AMERICA 

A Rare Bird (Monte Banks) 2 

His Naughty Night (Banks) 2 

Nearly Married ( Banks) 2 

A Bedroom Scandal ( Bankg) 2 

Ford Educational Weekly (1 reel) : Air'istocracy, Having a Circus, Start- 
ing Life, Showing Young Life, In the Glory of the Past, Be- 
tween Friends, For the Future, The Way of the West, Timber- 
lust, What the Ocean Hides, Nassau (Bahama Islands), In Ari- 
zona, Number Please (Telephone), Hurry Slowly (Safety), A 
Fairyland, The Message, Democracy in Education. 

PIONEER FILM CORP. 

Facts and Follies Series (1 reel) : Babes in Bearskin, Call Me Daddy, 
Down Beside the Seaside, Knockout Maggie, Professor Was 
Right, Running Romeos, Two's Company, Young Ideas. 

Luke McLuke's Film-Osophy (}4 reel). 

The Sonny Series (2 reels). 

GOLDWYN 

Edgar Comdies (2 reels) : Edgar Camps Out, Edgar's Jonah Day, Ed- 
gar's Sunday Courtship, Edgar Takes the Cake, Edgar the Ex- 
plorer, Get-Rich-Quick Edgar, Edgar's Little Saw. 

Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs (1 reel): The Island of the Mist, Through the 
Earth, What Is Your Body Worth?, A Paradise for Birds, Ven- 
ice of the Orient, Action of the Human Heart, The Riveter, 
The Human Voice. 

Goldwyn-Bray Comics (1 reel): Judge Rummy in Shedding a Profiteer 
(Lampoons) ; Lampoons: Happy Hooligan in Apollo, Cupid's 
Advice, Happy Hooldini, Judge Rummy in The Prize Dance, 
Judge Rummy in The Sponge Man, Shenanigan Kids in Hunt- 
ing Big Game. 

Capitol Comedies (2 reels, distributed by Goldwyn) : In and Out, Knock- 
ing 'Em Cold, Hearts and Hammers, Artistic Enemies, Fingers 
and Pockets, Love on Rollers, At It Again, Professional Ethics, 
When Martin Gits Here, Ged Ap Napoleon. 

VICTOR KREMER FILM FEATURES 

A Burlesque on Carmen (Charles Chaplin) 3 

The Champion (Charles Chaplin) 2 

Work (Charles Chaplin) 2 

By the Sea (Charles Chaplin) 2 

REELCRAFT 

Billy Franey Comedies (1 reel) : Fixing Lizzie, Getting His Goat, Dry 

Cleaned. 
Texas Guinan Comedies (1 reel) : The Whit Squaw, A Moonshine Feud, 

Girl of the Rancho, The Desert Vulture. 
Alice Howells Comedies (2 reels) : Squirrel Time, Convict's Happy Bride, 

Good Night Nurse, Lunatics and Politics. 
Milburn-Moranti Comedies (2 reels) : Jealousy, Lazy Lem, Double Trouble. 
Napoleon & Sally Comedies (1 reel) : Their First Flivver, The Deserter, 

Dreamy Chinatown, Perils of the Beach. 

Matty Roubert (2 reels) : Circus Days, She's a Vamp. 

Gale Henry Comedies (2 reels) : The Champeon, The Movies, Help, Heir- 
looms. 

Royal Comedies (2 reels) : Where Are Your Husbands, When the Cat's 
Away. 

EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, INC. 

Chestr Comedies (2 reels) : Four Times Foiled, An Overall Hero, The 
Big Show, A Trayfull of Trouble, The One Best Bet, You'd Be 

Surprised. 

Mermaid Comedies (2 reels) : A Fresh Start, Duck Inn, Dynamite, Non- 
sense, The Simp, April Fool, High and Dry. 

Torchy Comedies (2 reels) : Torchy, Torchy Comes Through, Torchy in 
High, Torchy's Millions, Torchy Turns Cupid, Torchy 's Double 
Triumph. 



Release Date 

Christie Comedies (2 reels) : Kiss Me Caroline, A Seaside Siren, Out for 
the Night, Seven Bald Pates, Don't Blame the Stork, Striking 
Models, A Homespun Hero, Shuffle the Queens, Going Through 
the Rye, Mr. Fatima, Wedding Blues, Back from the Front, 
Dining Room, Kitchen and Sink. 

Specials (1 reel) : Modern Centaurs, Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Babe Ruth 
— How He Knocks His Home Runs, The Race of the Age 
(Man o' War — 2 reels), Art of Diving (Annette Kellerman). 

Bruce Scenics (1 reel) : Hope of Adventure, The Great Mirror, The Log 
of Laviajera, The Song of the Paddle, Wanderlust, Solitude, 
The Castaway, By Schooner to Skagway, Tropical Nights, The 
Banana SSpecial, The Explorers, The Isle of Desire,. The Busi- 
ness of Camping. 

Chester Outings (1 reel) : Pigs and Kava, Wanted — An Elevator, Dreams 
Come True, Adam and Eve in the Andes, Bear With Us, Pyr- 
ennees and Wooden Legs, One Drop Was Enough, Old Bud- 
dha's Maze, Some More Samoa, Wooly Bits and Monkey Hits, 
The Tamer the Wilder, The Trail to Wedon'tcarewhere, Too 
Much Overhead, Seven League Booters, Balling the Junk, Col- 
lector of Craniums, Pipe the Penguin, Mad Hatters, Lovely 
Maoriland, Frozen Thunder, Ignazu the Exquisite, Getting a 
Polish, Swat the Landlord, There is No Santa Claus, Rookeries 
and Squawkeries, Crowning King Blizzard, Frivolous Fijis. 

Screenics (1 reel) : Troubadours of the Sky, Forbidden Fames, Horseshoe 
Bridal Veil, Foam Fantasies, Great American Yawn — Getting 
His Angora, Chosen Waters — South Sea Naiads, They All 
Turned Turtle — Family Trees, Through Winding Walls — 
Climbing Cataracts, Mules and Gobtalk, Sea Planets — Apart- 
ments For Rent, Fine Feathers — They Forgot the Town, Out 
of the Past, Then Company Came, No Hope or the Drys. 

SELZNICK 

Herbert Kaufman Editorials 

A Good Fellow 1 

Content ' 

Pity the Poor 1 

Society Bad-Man 1 

Dictionary of Success 1 

A Certain Rich Man 1 

The Battler and the Bottler 1 

Who Threw the Brick 1 

Johnnie 1 

Little Red Riding Hood 1 

Serials 

Branded Four (Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber), 15 

episodes Each 2 

Prizma Pictures 

Death, Where Is Thy Sting 1 

Selznick News 

Twice each week 1 

Kinograms 

One each week 1 

FOX 

September, October and November 

Sunshine Comedies 

Chase Me 

An Elephant's Nightmare 

Hold Me Tight 

His Noisy Still 

Pretty Lady 

Clyde Cook Comedies 

Kiss Me Quick 

The Huntsman 

Mutt and Jeff Comedies 

The Merry Cafe 

The Tailor Shop 

The Brave Toreador 

The Politicians 

High Cost of Living 

League of Nations 

Flap Jacks 

A Rope Romance 

Farm Efficiency 

Cleopatra 

The Medicine Man 

Fox News (twice a week) 
Serial: Bride 13, 15 episodes 



October 



CAPITAL 

Weakly Indigestion, issues 1 to 5 Each 1 



Zip Comedies 



Dramas 



In the Soup (Chris Rub) 

Old Dials for New (Florence Turner)... 
Thirty Minutes in Havana (Chris Rub). 
Stenographers First (Florence Turner) . 
Hot Tamale (Chris Rub) 



My Lady Rose (Violet Mersereau) . . . . 
The Fair Fakir (Violet Mersereau)... 

The Grouch (Francis Ford) 

The Lonely Heart (Violet Mersereau) . 
An Orphan (Ruth Stonehouse) 



S. & E. ENTERPRISES 



December Comedies 

Cowboy Jazz 



C. B. C. FILM SALES CORP. 



Screen Snapshots 

Nov. 30 No. 14 

Dec, 1 No. 15 

28 No. 16 

Hallroom Boys Comdies 
Nov. 15 Hired and Fired 
Dec. 1 A Close Shave . . 

15 This is the Life. 



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Some Short Reels 



"Heide Of The Alps— Prizma 

Type of productionl Colored scenic and Child's story 

Prizma presents little Madge Evans in a beautifully colored 
portrayal of the old time children's story of "Heide." They 
advertise the production as the first story ever presented on 
the screen in colors. From an artistic standpoint, this picture 
is a splendid number. The coloring is fine, and the locale in 
which the scenes were made offers some great mountain views. 
The story is widely known, and while it is a very simple one 
of a child, there is a big thought behind it, and presented in 
so artistic a manner, it makes a unique, and interesting offering. 
The scenario is by Catherine Carr, from the story by Johanna 
Sypri. It is the tale of a little Alpine girl, who, becoming a 
burden to her aunt, is taken to the Aim Uncle, who is her 
grandfather, to live. There develops a childhood romance 
with Peter the shepherd boy. The main thought of the piece 
is her successful cure of a crippled girl, her friend by pure 
faith. The unusualness and the beauty of the picture will make 
it an attractive feature, particularly to high class patronage. 
It was directed by Frederick A. Thompson. 



"Fantomas"— Fox 
Type of production Serial 

A number of detective stories by two French authors, Marcel 
Allain, and Pierre Souvestre, form the basis of this "master 
crook" serial. There are to be twenty episodes. The produc- 
tion has been more elaborately made than the average serial, 
and an unusual attention to detail makes it in general affect, 
superior to the general run of such pictures. Every essential 
of the type is there in abundance, and the story, while hardly 
plausible in any part, is interesting. The action is fast and 
furious from the start, with some good thrills and stunts com- 
ing in rapid succession. From the four episodes reviewed it 
may be judged that this one is a sure bet for exhibitors who 
use serials. The director, Edward Sedgwick, has maintained 
suspense admirably, and must also be given credit for the 
smoothness of the action and the avoidance of confusion in 
rapidly changing scenes. 

There are no featured performers, but the principal parts 
are handled well by Edward Roseman, as Fantomas, Edna 
Murphy as the Girl, Johnnie Walker, John Willard, and Eve 
Balfour. 

Fantomas is a master criminal who has successfully eluded 
capture for years. Frank Dixon, a detective, has sworn to take 
him. Fantomas sends a woman to Dixon to tell him he will 
go straight if given an unconditional pardon. Dixon refuses 
and Fantomas then swears to do something that will hold the 
police up to ridicule. He kidnaps James Harrington, a wealthy 
scientist who has discovered how to make gold chemically, and 
his daughter Ruth. He is going to kill Harrington, Ruth, and 
her sweetheart, Jack Meredith, unless given the formula. The 
formula changes hands rapidly, finally being obtained by Mer- 
idith who puts up several fights to keep it. Detective Dixon is 
baffled at every turn by the super criminal. Fantomas. 



"Sweetheart Days" — Sennett-Paramount 

Type of production 2 reel corned}' 

This one will be likely to prove disappointing to patrons 
who will expect a lot of a Mack Sennett comedy. It gets away 
for a very slow start, and there isn't enough stuff in it to carry 
two reels across. There are no featured comedians, and the 
two who carry the most of the comedy succeed in making it 
only mildly funny. A number of pretty girls add something 
to the attractiveness, but on the whole it's rather flat. Toward 
the end the action speeds up and there is some chasing and 
slapstick. This part is fair amusement and provides a good 
finish. The story is about a young man teacher in a girls' 
school, who loses his job becau^g the girls fall in love with 
him. One girl's father takes her out of school and advertises 
for a tutor. The boy answers the ad, disguised in long whis- 
kers. The wealthy suitor gets into the same makeup, and 
then a real tutor comes along looking like both of them. The 
mixup at the girl's home provides most of the comedy. 



"The One Best Pet"— Chester- Educational 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

This one features trained animals, including "Snooky," the 
almost human monkey, a dog, a pig and some lions. It is a 
lot above the average for this type of comedy and drew a 
round of applause when shown at the Rivoli. The monkey 
performs some scarcely believable stunts for an animal and 
ho is chiefly responsible for the success of the picture. There 
is a mustached comedian who fails to get more than one or 
two laughs, and there are some fairly attractive girls, who 
execute nature dances in scanty attire. There are several 
pieces of very clever trick photography and double exposure 
which defy detection and provide several thrills when a tiny 
tot appears to be one minute in the clutches of wild lions and 
the next dangling from a lofty steeple. It is a first class two 
reeler, and good stuff for any type of audience. 



"Kuala Lumpur" — Paramount-Burton Holmes 

Type of production 1 reel travelogue 

In this a trip is made to the city of Kuala Lumpur, the cap- 
ital of the Malay Federated States, and the reel is made up of 
views of the city itself, the natives and some of the surround- 
ing country. Some of the footage is interesting, particularly 
a bit showing religidus rites and preparations for worship in 
the Mohammedan Mosque. This part gives a very good idea 
of the elaborate and ornate temple, and also shows the natives 
bathing and cleansing themselves before the service. It is 
interesting to note the strange combination of ancient and 
modern civilization, as shown by the up-to-date steel bridges 
and modern railways, in contrast to the ancient river boats, ox 
carts and crude manner of living. The queer dress and the 
principal occupations of the people are of some interest, and 
the reel as a whole is better than average of the type. 



Ottauquechee Valley — Post Nature Scenic-Paramount 

Type of production 1 reel scenic 

This latest Post Nature picture contains many beautiful and 
picturesque shots of the Ottauquechee Valley in Vermont. 
There is also a very fine sunset which has been caught by the 
camera. The photography for the most part is artistic and 
very well done, but there are also one or two dark shots in 
which the foregrounds especially are blurred. A scenic of 
average calibre. 



"Lost— A Yodel"— Chester Outing 

Type of production 1 reel scenic 

"Lost — A Yodel," another of the Chester Outing subjects 
showing scenes of the Alps, was on the Strand program for 
holiday week. As in some previous Chester pictures taken 
in Switzerland, there are numerous beautiful shots of the snow- 
clad mountains. A little snowbound village makes a pretty 
picture. The snow is so high that the houses appear to be 
dugouts. Some climbers are shown trying to reach the sum- 
mit of one of the peaks, but when they do get there they have 
no breath left for a "yodel" — hence the title. The photogra- 
phy is very good all the way. 



"Sand Witches"— Gayiety— Educational 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

A Gayety Comedy, featuring Neal Burns, Charlotte Merri- 
man and some bathing girls. It has the shop worn theme of 
the bathing beach boys and girls, and there isn't anything out 
of the ordinary to make it particularly attractive. The com- 
edy is noticeable by its scarcity, and such as there is, has all 
been used a lot. Just fair all the way. 






Short Reels 



"The Slicker"— Sunshine-Fox 



Type of production 2 reel comedy 

Fox has a really fine comedy in "The Slicker," the latest 
Sunshine subject. Just step into a theater while the picture 
is being shown and you ought to be able to get a pretty good 
idea just how the picture is going over. The matinee crowd 
couldn't seem to stop laughing in a Broadway house. The 
comedy. is just the usual nonsense as far as a plot is concern- 
ed, but it's the way it's done and mostly the way Al St. John 
does it. And then the titles — oh boy — slangy, yes, but you've 
got to laugh. Here's one: "They called her rent because the 
landlord raised her." Another, "He's so mean he dries snow 
and sells it for salt." There are many even better. St. John 
goes through his usual acrobatics and has a few new ones to 
boot. It's really a fine fun maker, "The Slicker." 



"High and Dry" — Mermaid-Educational 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

This is an unusually funny number, and incidentally one of 
the bathing beach type, which have for the most part been 
squeezed dry of laughs. There is no lack of laughs in this one, 
however. Jimmie Adams is the featured comedian, and it is 
by far the best piece he has ever had to work in. The old 
stuff is put over in great shape and there are a flock of new 
gags and some brand new business that is good for lots of 
laughs with any audience. It is mostly a lot of crazy nonsense 
that can't be satisfactorily described, but it's the kind of non- 
sense that everybody enjoys. The plot, such as it is, concerns 
the efforts of two rival suitors to win the girl, by fair means 
or foul. One tries to get her through his athletic prowess, and 
there is some funny stuff in this part when the pole vaulting 
hero gets tangled up with a "Passe Weekly" cameraman. 
Incidentally there are several splendid high dives by one of 
the bathing girls. A lot more good business is developed 
when the hero almost marries the wrong girl. This is the kind 
of comedy you want, so don't fail to book it. 



"Wedding Bells Out Of Tune"— Sennett-Paramount 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

A fair amount of amusement all through, and several good 
laughs in the second part, are provided by this Mack Sennett 
number, with Louise Fazenda as the featured performer. The 
first reel is only moderately funny, but in the last, some very 
good stuff developes from the spyings of a detective who 
changes his disguise every minute. The idea of the story is a 
funny one, showing a married couple visiting a pair of newly- 
weds during their honeymoon. A good bit of business comes 
when an army of movers furnish the newlyweds' home in a 
jiffy. The way the married couple move in on the bride and 
groom, and a plot of the wife to compromise her husband and 
secure a divorce, all makes pretty good comedy. It runs along 
fast and while it may not be all that your patrons will expect 
of a Mack Sennett picture, the chances are that it will satisfy 
most of them, as it's a better than average two reeler. 



Century comedians, and some bathing girls, only this time they 
are gymnasium girls. There is some fair stuff in the first reel 
when a corpulent lady attempts to reduce by various exercises. 
The second part is old time slapstick, with padded mallets 
landing on everyone in the cast. Nothing original about this 
part, and while it is fast and furious, it fails to register prin- 
cipally because of the antiquity of the business. Some fair 
comedy results from scenes in a photographer's parlor, where 
the photographer resorts to various means to make the cus- 
tomers smile, as for instance, holding up a quart of the for- 
bidden juice beside the camera. This part is the best bit in 
the picture but it is also very short. As a whole this is a 
moderately satisfactory two reeler. 



"A Doggone Mix-up"— C. B. C. Films Corp. 
Type of production 2 reel comedy 

This is a Hallroom Boys comedy featuring Sid Smith and 
Harry McCoy as Percy and Ferdie, and with Polly Moran also 
featured. It's good stuff through a lot of the footage. A laugh 
starts it off when the boys are discovered seated on a luxurious 
lounge, apparently in an apartment, but in reality it turns out 
to be on the back of a truck. There is some business with trick 
mirrors that is good for a number of laughs, and then the plot 
resolves itself into an attempt of the boys to rescue a young 
lady's pet dog who has become attached to a flock of balloons. 
Several new pieces of business appear in the chase after the 
dog, and most of them are laugh getters. The chase is 
stretched out a little too long, but the last part provides good 
amusement and some thrills, by means of clever photography 
when the boys chase the pup to the top of a skyscraper and 
nearly fall into the street. There is more than the average 
amount of amusement in both reels, and the offering should go 
over with any type of audience. 



"The Morning After"— Pathe 
Type of production 1 reel comedy 

Harry Pollard is featured in this, with Marie Mosquini, 
Hughie Mack and Sunshine Sambo. It is a poor number, 
with only a small bit of business with any real comedy value, 
and a minimum number of laughs. Pollard depends entirely 
too much on mugging in front of the camera, and some time 
worn gags to put it over, with the result that it flops. The 
effort to force the laughs on some of the stuff is so very ap- 
parent that the average audience will see through it. Harry 
and his fat partner appear as two young men on the morning 
after a big party, in the toughest street in town. The tough 
policeman keeps them on the move, and is always on the job 
when the two are on the point of getting away with something. 
The little darky furnishes a couple of laughs when he and 
Harry break into a house and the little fellow gets messed up 
with a lemon pie, but aside from that the smiles are hard to 
pick out. It will be best not to say too much about this one 
if you run it. 



Paramount Magazine — Paramount 

The current issue starts off with a "20th Century Picto- 
graph" visualizing the meaning of the word "determination." 
by means of a humorous little scene showing a clerk demand- 
ing a raise from his boss. The second subject is a cartoon by 
Harry Leonard, and this is followed by some "Sayings of Ben- 
jamin Franklyn," illustrated by Leonard. The reel ends with 
an animated cartoon of "Bud and Susie," which is a good one, 
and highly amusing. On the whole, a good number. 



"Their First Tintype"— Universal 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

This is a Century offering, featuring Bud Jamison, two other 



"Sultans Of The Sea"— Chester— Educational 
Type of production 1 reel Scenic 

The first portion of this "Screenic" is made up of a series of 
views taken in the region of Cape Horn, and has as its feature, 
some shots of hosts of sea lions. Interesting close-ups are ob- 
tained of the animals, and an unusual long shot showing a 
great mass of them making for the water when frightened by 
the approach of the cameraman. The winding inlets of Magel- 
lan Straights, with thousands of islands dottnig their surface, 
and the snow covered mountains and glaciers on either side, 
have been well photographed and are a pleasing bit of footage. 
The second half of the reel has been titled, "Getting a Toe 
Hold," and shows two Chileans carving by hand, some fancy 
stirrups, from a solid section of tree. Their ability to execute 
such fine carving with ordinary carpenter tools such as an adze, 
a drawknife, and an augur, is remarkable, and their rapid 
fashioning of the stirrup is thoroughly interestng. The reel is 
very good all the way through, and will prove a good bet. 




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find a response in hearts everywhere. And there are 
bits of pathos" — moments of real heart-searching 
tragedy — and again, scenes of tremendous melodramatic 
force. 



And withal, the radiant beauty and exquisite dramatic 
genius of Mary Pickford herself, the foremost artiste of 
the screen. 

"The Love Light" is indeed a picture to be re- 
membered. 

Written and Vincled by FRANCES MARION 
Photographed b\, CHARLES ROSHER and HENRY CRONJAGER 




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The Most 
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Universal has done it again! Has developed 
an exploitation idea that will work in every 
town and city of the country just exactly as 
it worked in Xew York — and it nearly 
scared New York to death! 

A series of four posters was used; 

"Do you play cards on Sunday?" 
"Do you motor on Sunday?" 
"Do you work on Sunday?" 
"Do you dance on Sunday?" 

After these had been on the boards four 
weeks another 24-sheet was posted announc- 
ing Priscilla Dean in "Outside the Law." 



For four weeks all New York saw these 
posters — and thought only of the proposed 
Blue Laws — and talked of nothing else. 
When the advertisement was disclosed, that 
title, "Outside the Law," had been fixed in 
their minds as nothing else had been fixed 
for years. 

It will work exactly the same way in your 
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Monday, January 10, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



In Federal Eye 

Trade Commission Investigating Es- 

kay Harris' Version of "Black 

Beauty" 

An application has been filed with 
Federal Trade Commission by Vit- 
agraph regarding a film version of 
"Black Beauty," which is now held 
by the Eskay Harris Feature Film 
Co., Inc., with offices at 126 W. 
46th St. 

The matter comes within the prov- 
ince of the Commission in view of 
the ruling handed down some time 
ago in Washington, relative to the 
showing of re-issued films under new 
titles, with the intent of deceiving the 
public. Vitagraph claims that the pic- 
ture controlled by Eskay Harris is 
a re-issued subject, originally exhib- 
ited some years ago under the title 
of "Your Obedient Servant," and 
that it is now being offered under 
the title of "Black Beauty." Vita- 
graph has recently completed a 
special production of the same name, 
and has extensively advertised it. 

When B. L. Shinn, attorney and 
examiner and in charge of the New 
York office of the Commission was 
asked whether or not is was true 
that Vitagraph had filed an applica- 
tion, he refused to either confirm or 
deny it. 

Winfield Bonynge, attorney for 
Eskay Harris, admitted that he had 
held a discussion with the investiga- 
tors of the commission. He stated 
that his client was convinced of his 
right in the matter. 






Big English Company 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

London— The Omnium Trust Corp., 
capitalized at £2,000,000, is about to 
launch a move to acquire a number- 
of theaters throughout England. The 
company was originally formed in the 
States with a capital of $10,000,000. 
It is planned to issue to the public 
200,000 shares of preferred stock at 
£1 each. 



Studio Mortgaged 

The Title Guarantee and Trust Co. 
has issued to Famous Players-Lasky 
a loan of $650,000 in the nature of 
1 first mortgage covering the Long 
island studio and laboratory. 




With the thought ever in her mind that the man she loves is eating his 
heart out in loneliness because of her selfish cruelty to him, Nance Abbott 
finds no charm in the adoration of her wealthy fiance. Florence Vidor is 
Nance in Thomas H. Ince's romantic melodrama, "Lying Lips," in which 
House Peters and Miss Vidor are featured. In this, his second Associ- 
ated Producers production, Mr. Ince in person directed the "punch" 
scenes. — Advt. 



Wild Waves 

At old Atlantic. Same old waves. New Year's Day. Roll- 
ed up against "Al" Lichtman. And FF. Know FF? Old 
Felix Feist. Formerly Goldwyn. Heads close together. Busy. 
Serious. Not interested in waves. Wonder in ,what? Note- 
books out. Pencils working. "Al" shaking his head. 'Vigorous- 
ly. Didn't believe what FF was saying. Nary a phaze to FF. 
Looked like partners in crime. Organizing an anti wild wave 
ocean. Or something like it. 

To make it more intrikut. Days pass. As the title writers 
say. Caught FF going into "Al's" office. Whassit'all mean? 

SOME FIGURES 

"Hi" Abrams won't talk about 'em. But they're right. 
Says Mary's "Pollyanna" got more bookings than any release she 
put through Famous. Interesting. Consider things. Famous 
had her a long time. Big chance to pile up accumulative values. 



Abrams' organization barely over a year old. 

(Continued on Page 4) 



Works on a mail 



Lichtman Out 

Long Expected Announcement Made 

— Plans Own Company — S. R. 

Kent His Successor at F. P. 

, Announcement was made on Sat- 
urday afternoon of what has been 
expected in film circles for some time 
past: that Al Lichtman had resigned 
as general manager of distribution 
for Famous Players-Lasky. The res- 
ignation became effective on Satur- 
day. 

At the same time Adolph Zukor 
announced the appointment of Sid- 
ney R. Kent, until now general sales 
manager, as general manager of dis- 
tribution, succeeding Lichtman. 

The official statement from Fa- 
mous Players stated that Lichtman 
had resigned "to fulfill his ambition 
to go into business for himself." 
Further, that "his plans are nearing 
completion and he will make them 
known shortly.'' 

Lichaman's record in the business 
is too well known to review in de- 
tail. He has been in the business 
since 1910 and since 1918 in charge 
of distribution for Famous Players. 
He is credited with being directly 
responsible for the building up of the 
Paramount sales organization which 
does a gross business of about $600,- 
000 weekly. 

His resignation prompted the is- 
suing of a statement by Adolph Zu- 
kor, who said in part: 

"You have been one of the princi- 
pal factors in building up our organ- 
ization, and during our association I 
have found \ ou an executive of in- 
tegrity, vision and rare ability. But, 
more than that, I have always count- 
ed you as one of my closest friends." 

Lichtman stated his retirement 
would be "like leaving home," and 
then added: 

"Much as I regret leaving him 
(Zukor), however, I do not feel jus- 
tified in turning down the opportun- 
ity which has been presented to me. 
What my future plans are I shall 
make known shorlty." 

Xo successor to Kent was named. 



No Definite Plans 

Allen Holubar has not definitely 
closed arrangements for future pro- 
ductions. Flo told WID'S DAILY 
over the telephone from the Com- 
modore that he expected to have an 
active year in 1921, but that nothing 
definite had been done regarding fu- 
ture productions. 

He will remain in New York for 
several weeks and then return to the 
coast. 



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Quotations 

Last 
Bid. Asked. Sale 
Famous Players .. 50)4 52 52 

do pfd 78 80 80 

*Goldwyn 4]/ 2 5 ! / 2 .... 

Loew's, Inc. 17^j 18 17% 

D. W. Griffith, Inc Not quoted 

Triangle 5/16 Y% V% 

World Film Not quoted 

•Quotations by H. Content & Co. 



The News This Time 
The Daily News on Saturday ran 
a streamer head across its first page 
which read, "Trouble for Movie Cir- 
cles." An article in connection with 
this went over practically the same 
ground as the New York Herald a 
short time ago. 



New Grievance Committee 

A new grievance committee has 
been appointed for the F. I. L. M. 
Club. It is composed of W. E. Ray- 
nor, Pathe; Jack Levy, Alexander 
Film; Isadore Schmertz, Fox; and 
S. H. Fabian, New Jersey First Na- 
tional and Sam Zierler of Common- 
wealth. The committee will be ac- 
tive until Feb. 16, when a new one 
will be appointed. 



"Rich Girl, Poor Girl," Gladys 
Walton's second starring vehicle, for 
Universal has arrived from the coast. 



Murdock MacQuarrie is to co- 
direct "The Unfoldment," in which 
Florence Lawrence returns to the 
screen. 




GAYETY COMEDIES 
The girls are at their best in these new single reel subjects released 
through Educational. This one is called "Sand Witches." — Advt. 



On Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over the Hill" 
Broadway — "The County Fair" 
Capitol — Alary Pickford in — "The 

Love Light" 
Criterion — "The Inside of the Cup" 
44th St.— "Way Down East" 
Loew's New York — 

Today — Nazimova in "Billions" 
Tuesday — Madge Kennedy in "The 

Girl With a Jazz Heart" 
Wednesday — Wanda Hawley in 

"Her First Elopement" 

Thursday — "The Star Rover" 

Friday — Shirley Mason in "The 

Flame of Youth" and Lyons and 

Moran in "One Shocking Night" 

Saturdav — Mav Allison in "Are 

All Men Alike" 
Sunday— William S. Hart in "The 
Testing Block." 
Rialto— Thomas Meighan in "The 
Frontier of the Stars." 

Rivoli— Ina Claire in "Polly With a 
Past." 

Strand — Lionel Barrymore in "The 
Great Adventure." 




Next Week 
Broadhurst,-"Over the Hill" 
Broadway — Monroe Salisbury in 
"The Barbarian" 

Capitol— Betty Compson in "Prison- 
ers of Love" 

Criterion — "The Inside of the Cup" 
44th St.— "Way Down East" 
Rialto — Not yet determined. 
Rivoli — "Paying the Piper" 
Strand — George Arliss in "The 
Devil." 



Edward Laemmle is directing Hoot 
Gibson in a Western drama at Un- 
iversal. 



New Pathe Directors 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Paris — The Pathe Consortium Cin- 
ema, the new 20,000,000 franc com- 
pany recently organized, has on its 
board of directors the following 
Marcel Gounouilhou, editor of Petit 
Gironde chairman of the board; L. 
Fourel, forme rmanager of Pathe 
Cinema, director; Denis Ricaud, 
manager of the Banque Industrielle 
de Paris, deputy administrator. Oth- 
er directors are: Charles Pathe, L. 
Sauvaire, Phocea Film; Gustave 
Bourrageas, editor of Petit Marseil- 
lais; H. Bauer, Banque Renault; V. 
Continsouza, Etablissements Contin- 
souza and Beige Cinema; Baron Ga- 
bet, Pathe Cinema; Eug. Gugen- 
hcim, president of Cniema Moderns 
and S. C. A. G. L.; E. Isnard, Pho- 
cea; Jousselin, Societe Lacarriere; L. 
Lehmann, Magasins Modernes; L. 
Madieu, Pathe Cinema; Ch. Marchal, 
Banque du Rhin. The company is 
raising its capital in 200,000 shares 
of 100 francs each and is inviting the 
public to subscribe. 



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(Continued from Page 1) 

order basis. He says. Thinks it great tribute to idea. Won't 
let figures come out. But I saw 'em. They're a lot. 

Opens interesting thought. What's biggest number of book- 
ings average big picture gets? Sales managers, ready? Start 
to shoot 'em in. Buying a Burroughs to figure 'em up. 
POWERS NEW LINEUP 

Pat Powers. Old timer. Knows the game backward. 
Also in Gaelic. As well as other tongues. Mixed up in church 
work. Strange? Not so very. Got in International Church 
movement. Making film for them. Still at it. Can't understand 
anyone being interested. In what he's doing. But busy as a bee. 

WILL BE MISSED 
Herman Fichtenberg. Formerly Universal. Formerly 
Saenger. Sold out to Lynch. Got a wad for his 40 per cent, 
holdings. To last a lifetime. Enough. Not mixed up in pic- 
tures. Not yet. Has a "piece" of "Honeyd'ew." Adding to the 
roll. Needs a horsecollar to keep it together. Going away. To 
rest. Starts soon. Be gone nine montb s. Won't say where 
Bet it isn't to Hollywood. Across seas. Guess which. 

TALKED ABOUT 

That Stoll insert. In WID'S and trade papers. Catch it?,, 
Hard to miss. Reproductions of covers of all trade press. Smart. N 
Flashy. Carried a whale of a punch. Ralph Proctor's idea. One 
of best seen in a long time. Talked about a lot. Got over. Big. 

CONTRACTS AND SUCH 

Stars usually want 'em. Ironclad. Ask Nate Burkan. Or 
Denis O'Brien. They'll tell you. Also ask Zukor. Or anyone. 
But here's the exception. Will Rogers. Started in with 
Goldwyn without one. Left it to Fate. Then got a real one. 
Big. Fat. Ends in June. Then what? Also George Arliss. 
Made "The Devil." Without a scrap of paper. Willingly. 
What's the answer? 

DAVIS GETTING BUSY 

HO. Formerly with Triangle. Now with Mack Sennett. 
Say he has ideas of a new organization. Coming next summer. 
Seems a long way off. Many things can happen. Before then. 
Or before Spring. Wonder what it'll be about? And who'll be 
along in the party? HO made a rep with Tri. Kept costs down. 
Gang said "sausage made." "Machine made." But HO kept 
right on. Till Tri quit. Then gang said "see?" And a couple 
exclamation points. Like these ! ! ! 

MOSS AND UBO 

Ben Moss. Now with Keith people. Incorporated new con- 
cern. Last week. Million and half capital. Won't say what 
it's all about. Led to gossip. They say it may mean UBO is 
going into production. Threatened long time. Moss mum. Just 
smiles. Only been with Albee months. Say his work stands 
out. Buying film. Aiding, anyway. Saving big coin. At rate 
of about $300,000 a year. Means something. 

REGARDING AL AND ALLEN 

Kaufman and Holubar. Seems some people got impres- 
sion they were linked for life. Because of what WID'S printed. 
That's what we do for 'em. Also printed something else. That 
they weren't. But some people have impression they are. Both 
here now. All about the release of their "Man, Woman and 
Marriage." Allen about future connection. Once and for all. 
Last time. Going. Going — . Al and Allen were together on 
one picture. One only. S'enough. 

THAT MERGER 

Between United Artists and Associated Producers. Lots 
of talk. Here and the Coast. Coast particularly. Looks like a 
lot of tangles to be ironed out. Before it could work. Abrams 
and O'Brien of United Artists on way now. Left Saturday. 
Price now there. Things may happen. Book odds liberal. 
That they won't. 

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fill Build Theater in Philadelphia 
and Another in New York — 
First Deal All Closed 
D. W. Griffith, who until now has 
mfined himself to the production 
id distribution of pictures, has ex- 
mded his activities to include the 
nstruction and operation of thea- 
rs. 

This became known yesterday 
hen the Griffith offices were asked 
1 confirm a report from Philadel- 
Ifiia that a site had been secured on 
northwest corner of Broad and 
)cust Sts. on which an office build- 
g and theater will be erected. The 
iffith offices did not divulge much 
'ormation as to the proposed thea- 
except that it would seat about 
!00 people. 

The reason given for the move was 
at "Way Down East" had been 
■cerl to close its engagement in 
iladelphia to make way for Fay 
.inter in "East is West," although 
: picture was doing an average 

(Continued on Page 3) 

Hutchinson Here 

S. Hutchinson, president of the 
nerican Film Co., Inc., is in New 
rk from Chicago. At the Astor 



Cohen Expected Soon 
^arry J. Cohen, foreign manager 

Metro, is expected back in this 
intry in a few weeks from abroad. 

has been on the other side since 
v ember. 



Leave for Chicago 
vfarshall Neilan and his right hand 
ver, "Jimmy" Grainger, left for 
'cago yesterday. They will both 
jrn to New York in a few days. 
Vllen Holubar and Dorothy Phil- 
also left for the windy city. 




Love turns to scorn, adoration to contempt as the story of "Lying Lips " 
Thomas H. Ince s great Associated Producers' melodrama, moves swiftly 
through its thrilling sequences. All of the big scenes in this production, 
featuring House Peters and Florence Vidor, were directed in person by 
Mr. Ince who regards the picture as his biggest and best since "Civiliza- 
tion. — Advt. 



Mass Meeting Tonight 
L. Rothafel, chairman of the 
tion picture committee of Greater 
■v York for the drive to relieve the 
dren of Europe, has called a mass 
'ting of every exhibitor in Greater 
v York at the Capitol at midnight 
ght. 



Chester in From Coast 
• L. Chester is in New York from 
coast. Work is now under way 
438 Gower St., Hollywood, on a 
1,000 studio which is being spe- 
y designed for comedy units. It 
xpected that it will be completed 
1 M'nl 1. Chester will leave for 
ngeles in a few days. 



All in Chicago 

First National Officials and Those of 

Other Companies There, Too — 

"The Kid" Shown 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago— They're all here. All of 

the important First National officials 

from New York and other points 

throughout the country. Yesterday 

afternoon Charlie Chaplin's five reel- 

er, "The Kid." was shown at the 

Congress and last night "Passion." 

This morning Katherine MacDon- 

ald's Jatest picture "Trust Your 

Wife," will be screened and in the 

afternoon Allen Holubar's latest 

(Continued on Page 2) 



Leach Buys Winnipeg Theater 

^(Special to VVTD'S DAILY) 

WnTnipeg— K. M. Leach, owner of 
the Regent theater, Calgary, and Sa- 
voy in Moose Jaw. has leased the 
Lyceum theater in Winnipeg from 
A. R. McNicholl. The Lyceum is 
the only first run here with the ex- 
ception of the Allen theaters. 



That Merger — Again 

Los Angeles Times Quotes Mary 
Pickford Talking of a "Get To- 
gether"— Say Tisn't So 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles— Mary Pickford is 
quoted as saying in the Times that 
Associated Producers and United Ar- 
tists were about to get together on 
the merger report and that Hiram 
Abrams and Dennis F. O'Brien were 
on their way to the coast now regard- 
ing it. 

The tone of the article certainly did 
not leave much room for doubt as to 
Miss Pickford's thoughts on the mat- 
ter but when the attention of John 
Fairbanks was brought to it, lie stat- 
ed that there was nothing further to 
say than had been said last week. J. 
Parker Read, Jr., made the same reply 
when asked by a WID'S DAILY 
correspondent. 



"Al" Has Reissues 

Deal On With Famous Players — Fe- 
lix Feist to be Interested — 
Means New Exchanges 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago — Al Lichtman refused to 
comment yesterday as to his future 
plans, following the announcement 
made in New York of his resigna- 
tion from Famous Players. 

DANNENBERG. 



It is believed that Lichtman's re- 
tirement from Famous Players will 
result in a combination between 
Lichtman and Felix Feist, formerly 
of Goldwyn. They will probably 
have their own distributing system 
and release some of the more popu- 
lar Famous Players productions, in- 
cluding those of Mary Pickford and 
Douglas Fairbanks. 

Negotiations tending towards a 
consummation of *hc deal are he 
lieved to be almost concluded. 



Brunet Returns 
Paul Brunet of Pathe returned to 
New York from the coast yesterday. 

Fitzpatrick Here 

Kenneth Fitzpatrick of Fiztpatrick 
and McElroy of Chicago is at the 
Astor. 



Taylor Coming from London 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

London — John H. Taylor, manag- 
ing director of Screen-Art, Ltd., im- 
porters and exporters, sailed on the 
Imperator for New York on the 8th. 

Screen-Art, Ltd., are representa- 
tives in England of the Arrow Film 
Corp., Reginald Warde, Inc., and 
others. 



U. F. A. Head Here with Blurr.enthal 
Joseph Somlo, one of the managing 
directors of the German U. F. A. ar- 
rived in New York yesterday from 
Liverpool aboard the Auguste Vic- 
toria. With him were Ben Blumen- 
thal and Samuel Rachman. 



"Passion" Over Fox Circuit 
The local First National exchange 
has closed a deal with the Fox cir- 
cuit on "Passion." The picture will 
play week stands as a general thing 
and the total contract calls for about 
100 days hooking. 

The picture is playing at the Brook- 
lyn Strand this week and at the 
Academy of Music for a week. It 
opens on Thursday for a three day 
run at the Audubon. 



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Berk, Eastern Representative 
B. Berk, formerly general manager 
for the Sammy Burns comedies has 
been appointed eastern representative 
for the Ault and Howells Comedies, 
being produced at Sherman, Cal., by 
the Union Film Co. 



Five More Sales 
Elmer J. McGovern has sold "The 
Woman Untamed" in five territories. 
Dist. M. P. Corp., of Boston has 
rights for New England; A. J. Al- 
brazar and L. W. Chappel of Mil- 
waukee for Wisconsin; H. C. Rem- 
ington of Fargo, N. D. for North and 
South Dakota; Pearce Films of New 
Orleans for Louisiana and Mississippi 
and Superior Screen Service of Chi- 
cago for Illinois. 



Jans Closes New Deal 
Herman Jans personally closed a 
deal on "Madonnas and Men" for 
Minnesota, the Dakotas and Wiscon- 
sin to Ruben and Finkelstein. 




All in Chicago 

(Continued from Page 1) 

"Man, Woman and Marriage" is 
scheduled and tomorrow Anita 
Stewart's "Sowing the Wind.*' 

A considerable number of First 
National franchise holders are here 
for the showings, as well as promi- 
nent exhibitors. J. D. Williams, 
Harry O. Schwalbe, Nate H. Gor- 
don and others are present. There 
are some here who are not First Na- 
tionl men, too. These include Sid- 
ney R. Kent of Famous Players and 
Al Lichtman. Al Kaufman is around 
and "Mickey" Neilan and "Jimmy" 
Grainger are due on the 20th Cen- 
tury this morning from New York. 

DANNENBERG. 



Guinan Leaves for Coast 

Texas Guinan, who recently signed 
with Victor Kremer to appear in a 
series of eight western dramas, left 
for Los Angeles late Sunday, to start 
work on her first picture "The Girl 
Sheriff." Francis Ford, as noted, has 
been engaged to direct the series. 



"Worst Is Over"l 

W. P. G. Harding, Governor 
of the Federal Reserve Board, 
addressing an assemblage of 
financiers at. Delmonico's re- 
cently stated: 

"I am thoroughly convinced 
that any danger which may 
have existed of a general col- 
lapse—and I have never thought 
that danger was as imminent 
as a great many people have 
thought it was — but any such 
danger as that has passed. I 
think undoubtedly that the 
worst is over." 



Mintz Resigns 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chciago — M. J. Mintz, sales man- 
ager of Celebrated Players, has re- 
signed to become general sales man- 
ager of the Synchronized Scenario 
Music Co. Mintz had charge of the 
state rights department of Celebrat- 
ed for the past 10 months. 



Binney at Rialto 

Constance Binney in "Something 
Different," will be the feature at the 
Rialto during the week beginning 
Sunday. 



Not to Make Features 
The report that Special Pictures 
Corp. was to enter the feature field 
is denied by C. C. Craig, business 
manager. 



Addresses Change 

Detroit. Mich.. — All street numbers 
changed in Detroit on Jan. 1. The 
address of the film building will be 
159 Elizabeth St. 



Brockell Promoted 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago — F. M. Brockell, long with 
First National will, beginning the end 
of this week have an important posi- 
tion in First National's home office. 
He will be in charge of the various 
exchanges and except that they are 
on a somewhat co-operative basis 
have the same duties as the director 
of sales. Brockell has just finished 
organizing the Dallas office and was 
ormerly in the Chicago territory. 

DANNENBERG. 



Still Conferring Over Increase 

(Special to WtD'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The theater owners 
and members of the operators' union 
are still conferring over the raise the 
union has asked. A definite agree- 
ment was in sight last night. 



Novels, Not Short Stories 
It seems that James Oliver Cur- 
wood had novels in mind when he 
stated that Joseph Seiden did not 
hold the picture rights to any of his 
long works. Curwood does not at- 
tempt to convey the idea that none 
of his shorter works are for sale. 
Some of his stories are, and it is 
four of these that Seiden holds. 



Three More Sunday Showings 
Pathe has leased the Apollo theater 
for three Sundays more. "Behold 
the Man" is being shown there. The 
first showing was held on Sunday 
last. 



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There's a deal in short reels 
been closed that will come as a 
prise. 



Cuts and Flashes 

"The Devil," starring George \x 
liss, will be released on Feb. 6 



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Carmel Myers who has been ■ 
ing here left for the coast late ps 
week. 



"Wedding Bells" is the next 
Withey production for Const 

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The International Variety and 
atrical Agency, Ltd., has moved bn 
the Putnam Bldg., to larger qua :r 
at 218 W. 42nd St. 



The more powerful a post- { 
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will sell. The RITCHEY 
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ful poster possible to de- 1 



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U. F. A. in Russia ? 

German Trust Reported After Con- 
cessions from Soviet Govern- 
ment — British DeaL On 
cial to WID'S DAILY) 
Berlin — Considerable interest is 
being manifested here over the re- 
pents that the U. F. A., Germany's 
film trust has negotiations on with 
the Soviet Government for certain 
concessions regarding films. »It is 
said in some quarters that the U. F. 
A. heads are particularly eager to 
control the Russian market before 
American producers have an oppor- 
tunity of breaking into that held 
again. 



(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
London — Trade journals here are 
paying a good deal of attention to the 
reported deal on between a prominent 
English exchange system and the U. 
F. A. of Berlin, whereby the latter's 
productions will be distributed in 
England. The Film Renter states 
"the name of the renting company 
which expects to pull off this sensa- 
tional coup, will come as a consider- 
able surprise to the trade generally." 
The journal comments on the Rus- 
sian plans of the U. F. A., and states 
in that connection: 

"Those in close touch with the Con- 
tinental market consider it quite pos- 
sible that the Moscow Government 
will grant valuable concessions to 
this enterprising German trust, and 
this likely contingency is occupying 
the attention of two of the leading 
American producing companies, who 
hoped to find a market in the Rus- 
sian field." 



Fox House in Phila. 

Site Secured Adjoining a Stanley 

House— Lease for 30 Years— A 

$1,000,00 Theater Talked Of 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia— The Fox Film Corp. 
has secured a site at 16th and Mar- 
ket Sts. upon which a $1,000,000 thea- 
ter will be erected. The site upon 
which there are at present a number 
of stores and a garage adjoins the 
Stanton theater, owned by the Stan- 
ley Co. of America. The lease will 
run for 30 years at a net aggregate 
rental of $2,400,000. The property 
includes Nos. 1600 to 1612 Market 
St. and has on the 16th St. side five 
three story buildings, two on the 
Market St. side and a garage adjoin- 
ing the Stanton theater. The lot 
measures 129 by 176 ft. 

Film men are keenly interested in 
the move which marks the entrance 
of Fox into local theatrical circles. 
The deal comes on the heels of the 
Griffith transaction (details of which 
will be found elsewhere in this is- 
sue). The new Fox house will be 
about three blocks away from the 
Stanley theater which will be opened 
in a few weeks. 



Blumenthal In On Deal 

Ben Blumenthal controls the U. F. 
A. output for English speaking coun- 
tries and if a deal were made for 
England, it seems likely that it would 
have been negotiated through him. 



Lew Cody Here 

Lew Cody is in town again from 
the coast. Around the Lambs' a lot. 



Roberts Replaces White 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago — Max Roberts, comedian, 
has been signed by Pinnacle Come- 
dies for a series of pictures. He will 
replace Leo White, who recently 
came here from the coast to finish 
some two reelers. Roberts is now 
on his way to the coast to start work 
at the Balshofer studio. 

Some changes have been made in 
the executive management of the In- 
dependent Films Ass'n, who will dis- 
tribute the Pinnacle Comedies. Eddy 
Eckles, president, will make his head- 
quarters on the coast and Harry Rice 
will have charge of home office and 
the mid-west territory. An office will 
be opened in New York to handle the 
east and a member of the firm will 
be in charge there. With Eckels will 
go Richard Robertson, publicity di- 
rector. 



re- 



Constance Talmadge's next 
ease, scheduled for Jan. 31st, will be 
Mamma's Affair." 



Saul Rogers of Rogers and Rogers 
the Fox attorneys, said he had no 
statement to make at the present time 
regarding the above dispatch. 

D.W. as an Exhibitor 

(Continued from Page 1) 

weekly business of $18,000. It was 
said that the Griffith organization 
felt it could have kept the picture 
for six months in Philadelphia, but 
that it was impossible to secure a 
theater. 

The new playhouse will be the 
Philadelphia home tor all ■ Griffith 
productions, to be presented as Grif- 
fith wants them presented with the 
complete musical scores and other 
features. 

An effort was made to ascertain 
whether or not Griffith planned to 
erect theaters wherever he felt his 
productions were not being shown 
advantageously. This met with an 
evasive reply. 

From other sources, understood to 
be authentic, it was learned that 
Griffith will have his own theater on 
Broadway in about a year. 



Site in Heart of City 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia — The site of the pro- 
posed Griffith theater at the north- 
west corner of Broad and Locust 
Sts., is in the heart of the city, the- 
atrically and from a business stand- 
point. There is no picture theater in 
the immediate vicinity, the nearest 
being the Stanton and Regent. 



Breaks 50 Year Record 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
^Providence, R. I.— "Way Down 
East" for the week which closed 
Saturday night did $13,076.50, a fig- 
ure which breaks every record held 
by the Providence Opera House. 
The theater has been showing at- 
tractions for SO years. 



DAILY 



"Passion" a Stupendous 
Drama— A Cinema Triumph 



Critics and Exhibitors Unite in Telling of Money-Making 
Qualities in First National Picture 



PASSION 

"A picture filmed with superlative masterliness and artistic splen- 
dor—surpassing beauty of staging, rich in dramatic moments, tense 
and impressively acted. Pola Negri is an actress of ability and rare 
personal charm and grace. It is a super drama of two and a half 
hours run, magnificently staged and beautifully photographed. Its 
scenes are stupendous. No one can afford to miss this picture. It 
is one of the cinema triumphs of the year."— Atlantic City Gazette. 

19 AND PHYLLIS 

"Charles Ray will bring back all your youth to you in this pic- 
ture. Never has' he surpassed the humor in these situations. He 
simply couldn't be more serious— nor funnier. He has never done 
anything better. A fine film. It will drive the blues away and it 
is medicine to the cynic and the scoffer."— New York Daily News. 

TWIN BEDS 

"This farce comedy forgets that it is on the silent screen and 
becomes an uproar. It literally 'woke 'em up.' Mr. and Mrs. Carter 
De Haven are capital comedians and are making merriment for 
everyone at the Kinema theatre."— Los Angeles Examiner. 

THE JACK-KNIFE MAN 

"King Vidor's consummate daring in defying all traditions to 
make a different play cannot but enlist admiration. It is a human, 
every-day story. Simple sympathy and throbbing heart beats in- 
vade our inner selves."— Los Angeles Evening Express. 

CURTAIN 

"Katherine MacDonald excellent in a very good picture." 

Raymond Gear, Mayflower Theatre, Florence, Kas. 

THE PERFECT WOMAN 

"One of the classiest pictures we ever ran and pleased all, 
classes. Book it. You cannot go wrong."— Pfeiffer Bros., Grand 
Opera House, Kenton, Ohio. 

YES OR NO 

"Norma Talmadge excellent. A very good picture. Will play 
return date."— W. M. Roob, Grand Theatre, Port Washington, Wis. 




First National Attractions 

That's Another Reason Why 

There'll be a Franchise everywhere 




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Tuesday, January 11, 1923 



Newspaper Opinions 

"The Love Light" — United Artists 
Capitol 

WORLD— Mary Pickford, not so pretty, 
SO young, not so convincing as the little 
curly haired girl who became famous, was 
seen at the Capitol. * * Jlore- 

over, this i "star" film. Everybody else 

steps out of the picture to let Alary act. 
It is a perfect acknowledgment that one per- 
innot "make" a picture. 

TRIBUNE— "The Love Light" is a fas- 
cinating tor: beautifully produced and mar- 
velously well acted. Alter so long an ab- 
sence Mary Pickford has returned to the 
screei thing that is very much worth 

while. ' * * 

HERALD — Our Mary.'s some doll at the 
big Capitol, with "The Love Light" aglow 
in her eyes, and in your divan as you snugly 
loll you regret she must agonize. 

'J" I MLS--" * • They have produced a pho- 
toplay well above the average on the whole 
and really excellent in many particulars. 

i ELEGRAM— « Not onlj an unus- 

ual story for the screen, but a startling dis- 
closure of the emotional powers of Miss 
Pickford. 

MAIL — Despite the gloom that pervades 
a good deal of it, Pickford fans are going 
to like it because it shows their favorite at 
her best. 

POST— The material of Mary Pickford's 
latest photoplay, while not startlingly new, 
is good enough to make a really moving 
piece, and it doesn't. The story is made up 
of episodes, more or less hung together. * 

SUN — Frances Marion has provided her 
with a story much more dramatic than usual, 
and the sea does the rest. 

GLOBE — The film is interesting because 
of this radical departure, and also because 
of its photographic studies, which are beau 
tiful and original. 

American, Daily Xews, Journal and Even- 
ing World made no comment. 



"The Inside of the Cup"— F. P.-L. 
Criterion 

WORLD — The finest motion picture of its 
type presented in New York this season. * * * 

AMERICAN—* * * For the film drama is 
the most gripping, the most essentially hu- 
man document that has been seen on- the 
screen in some time. 

DAILY NEWS—* * * Has been perfect- 
ly east, well acted, and is provided with ex- 
cellent settings. 

HERALD — Society's evils, and all the boll 
weevils infesting life strongly are drawn. 
» * *■ 

JOURNAL — One of the most human and 
most powerful motion picture productions. 



TELEGRAM— This great book makes 

great film. 

MAIL " Capellani has produced a 

of the church that is tense, gripping, 
powerful and wholly absorbing from the 
first >cene to the last fadeout. 

SUN— " ' The engagement should be a 
long one. * / * It is a story replete with 

dram. 

Tribune. Times, Post and Evening World 
made no comment. 



"The Frontier of the Stars"— F. P.-L. 
Rialto 

WORLD A prize fight scene in a Bow- 
ii> saloon lits into the screen capabilities of 
M.r Meighan well, and the scenes taken in 
i ohej Island brought rounds of applause. 

HERALD — Charles Maigne, the director, 
hat is chaste. 

TELEGRAM—* * * He presents the char- 
acter with that unfailing skill which has 
made him the admiration of many film fans. 

POST — There are, however, compensa- 
tions in "The Frontier of the Stars." It's 
a good title and there is the ever-present 
sincerity of the star, pleasing and strong 
without the affectation of strength. 

American, Daily News, Tribune, Times, 
Journal, Mail, Sun and Evening World made 
no comment. 



"Polly With a Past"— Metro 
Rivoli 

WOULD—* Miss Claire stamps her- 

self as being entirely capable of acting be- 
fore the camera with success. 

TRIBUNE — Polly is not nearly so effect- 
ive on the screen as she was on the stage. 
* But Miss Claire does not screen well 
and the lighting was bad. 

HERALD — Ina Claire * ' * smiles her 
way to all hearts at the Rivoli. In "Polly 
With a Past" she does a French wink, quite 
discreet, but still rather frivolly. In her 

debut Miss Claire may be said to be "there." 

* * * 

TIMES Nevertheless the photoplay is an 
amusing trifle, and Miss Claire is quite suit- 
ed to the camera. She does not lack facial 
vivacity, and succeeds in communicating her 
gay mood silently. 

TELEGRAM—* * * Every bit as delight- 
ful and amusing as it was on the spoken 
stage. * * * 

GLOBE— It is really not Polly's fault, for 
she makes an engaging little picture which 
faithfully follows the adventures of the 
original madcap played with much spright- 
liness by Ina Claire. * * * 

American, Daily News, Journal, Mail Post, 
Sun and Evening World made no comment. 



WANTED 

Space for Film Exchange with vault and 



re- wind room. Address B-2, 



WID'S 



"The Isle of Destiny' 



FIVE REELS Featuring 

PAUL GILMORE 



SOLD 



x. 



V.— NO. N. J.— To Specialty Photoplays, 
Inc., N. Y. 

E. PA.— SO. N. J.— To Eastern Film Distrib- 
uting Co., Phila. 

MD. — DEL. — DIST. OF COL. — VA. — To 
Square Deal Film Corp., Baltimore, Md. 

TENN.— NO. & SO. CAR. — GA. — FLA.— 
ALA. — MISS. — LA. — To Arthur C. 
Bromberg Attractions, Atlanta, Ga. 

TEXAS— OKLAHOMA — ARKANSAS — To 
I Tucker Bros., Oklahoma City. 

For your territory write or wire to 

RIALTO FILM CO., 117 West 46 Street, New York City 



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"The Great Adventure"— 1st Nat'l 
Strand 

WORLD — Yes, Mr. Barrymore is a 
comedian. 

HERALD — Barrymore plays the part with 
much humorous art ; Doris Rankin's a fetch- 
ing young widow. * * * 

TELEGRAM — Lionel Barrymore plays 
with humorous art. * * * 

MAIL — * * * Extremely well done. 

SUN — Lionel Barrymore * * * proves his 
histrionic genius by his ability to portray 
another type of genius — a painter — and do it 
so convincingly one can almost smell the 
turpentine. 

American. Daily Xews, Tribune, Times, 
Journal, Post and Evening World made no 
comment. 



"Behold the Man"— Pathe 
Apollo 

TRIBUNE—* * * As a tale for little folk, 
it is very pleasing. For an adult it is not 
so satisfactory, for the interest is not con- 
sistently sustained. * ' But in spite of 
these few drawbacks the picture is well 
worth while. The reverent way in which 
the subject matter has been handled will 
p ease i .-\ cry audience. 

GLOBE — The religious story has been de- 
veloped with all dignity and reverence. 

All other papers made no comment. 



Vera Gordon in Select Special 

Vera Gordon appears in a new Se- 
lect special, "The Greatest Love," di- 
rected by Henry Kolker. 



Hazza in Deal With Nathanson 

(.Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Edmonton, Alta. — It is understood 
that John Hazza has perfected an ar- 
rangement whereby his Empress 
theater becomes one of the string of 
theaters of the Famous Players-Ca- 
nadian Corp. Hazza closed the deal 
with N. L. Nathanson, who origin- 
ally planned to build a theater here. 



Pathe, on Jan. 30th, will release the 
first picture of the Holman Day Ca- 
nadian Border series, "Lochinvar of 
the Line." 



A REEL 
THROB 



ATTENTION! 

STATE RIGHT BUYERS 

We still have some territory 
open on high class one and five 
reel subjects. 

PACIFIC FILM COMPANY 

NATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS 

Phone 61104 730 So. Olive St. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

T. E. Hancock John J. Hayes 



The words 



"EASTMAN" 

and 

"KODAK" 



are stenciled in the film 
margin so that all East- 
man Film may be in- 
stantly identified. 



EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 
ROCHESTER, N. Y. 



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Mr. Producer, Do You Want to Save On 

The Cost of Production ? 

Florida, with the finest climatic conditions and scenery, has all 
the advantages that California has. Jacksonville is only 27 

hours from New York City. 

FINE ARTS CITY 

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 

will have the finest equipped studios in the world and be the 
last word in motion picture production. 

Plus this wonderful motion picture city where complete ser- 
vice will be given producers, the City of Jacksonville, and in 
fact all the people of Florida, stand behind this gigantic move- 
ment, ready to extend the motion picture industry their services 
and a hearty welcome. 

This welcome means that producers will be treated in the 
kindest way. We assure you it will not be necessary for you 
to form your own buying units; we pledge ourselves to work 
with you hand in hand in making your productions a success 
from both an artistic and financial standpoint. 

If further interested, address 

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 

Motion Picture Committee 

W. R. CARTER, Chairman 

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 









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Tuesday, January 11, 1921 



Nothing on the Shelf— 

PAUL SCARDON 

Has directed Forty-two Features 

All Released and Proven 

Box Office Successes 



To Be Released 

"HER UNWILLING HUSBAND" 

With BLANCHE SWEET 
and 

"THE BROKEN GATE" 

With BESSIE BARRISCALE 



Address. 

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HOUSE ORGANS - BROADSIDES 



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314 EAST 34th STREET - NEW YORK CITY 
Telephone Murray Hill 6562-6563 



In the f halou 

■r*X the Dome 



A DAVID G. FISCHER 
PRODUCTION 



CONTINUITY that COUNTS 



Paul Schof ield 

Free Lance 
Adaptations : : Editing 



CURRENT RELEASES: 

"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 

"Smilin' All the Way"— David But- 
ler 

"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
ler 

"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 
Star 

"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast). 



IN PRODUCTION: 

"The Quarry" — Meighan — Famous 
Players 

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 

Hollywood, Calif. 



CREATIVE CONTINUITY 




All unaware of the evil intent in Shepler's heart, Percival smiled down 
into Curce's eyes. A tense moment from "The Spenders," Benjamin B. 
Hampton's picturization of Harry Leon Wilson's novel. A Hodkinson re- 
lease. — Advt. 



The 21st Exchange 

United Artists are arranging for 
the opening of an exchange in St. 
Louis. This means the 21st in its 
present chain. 

William Shalit, formerly a sales 
man in Boston, is now conferring 
with H. D. Buckley regarding the 
opening of the office. Buckley has 
been promoted from Kansas City, 
Mo., to the Los Angeles branch. 
Walter Rand, until now in charge of 
the Los Angeles branch, has been 
made a district manager with super- 
vision over Los Angeles, Seattle 
Denver and San Francisco. T. Y. 
Henry has been transferred from 
Denver to Kansas City, where he 
succeeds Buckley, while Harry Cas 
sidy, formerly at Salt Lake, succeeds 
Henry at Denver. 



(Special to WTD'S DAILY) 
Montreal — United Artists have 
opened an exchange here in charge 
of Mannie Brown. This makes the 
third Canadian office, the other two 
being in Toronto and Winnipeg. 



Reichenbach as Champion 
Harry Reichenbach took the role 
of champion for the industry yester- 
day when the Daily News published 
a rather lengthy reply prepared by 
him in answer to the first of a series 
of articles the News published on 
Saturday regarding the wane of stars. 
Reichenbach cited the names of 
some of the pictures like "Foolish 
Wives," "The Queen of Sheba," 
"Man, Woman and Marriage," and 
stated that the picture industry like 
all others was "shading here and 
there" because of present conditions. 



More Stories 

The Alton Play Bureau, Inc., with 
offices in the Longacre Bldg., has 
completed arrangements whereby it 
secures motion picture rights to all 
of the fiction storiet published in 
Success Magazine and Outing Maga- 
zine, extending back for a period of 
years and terminating with 1911. 

This makes the third publication 
that Alton has lined up, the other be- 
ing, as noted in WID'S DAILY 
some time ago, Pearson's Magazine. 



Terriss Finishes Special 

Tom Terriss shot his last scene 
for "The Heart of Maryland" on Sat- 
urday. 



Plan Picture in San Antonio 

Bert Lytell, Maxwell Karger and 
company leave for San Antonio, 
Texas tomorrow, where "Peace and 
Quiet" will be filmed. It is planned 
to make the entire picture there. 



Dinner to Hague 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Toronto — Clair Hague was tend- 
ered a dinner at the King Edward 
Hotel by Universal employees, in 
commemoration of his 10th annivers- 
ary with Universal. 



Farmers to Use Films 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago — William E. Skinner, sec- 
retary of the National Dairy Associa- 
tion has announced plans for the for- 
mation of the Farmers' Film Corp., 
to produce pictures dealing with 
problems of agriculture. 

Active sponsors for the company 
are the Federal Department of Ag- 
riculture, the American Farm Bureau 
Federation, the National Dairy Ass'n, 
the American Bankers' Ass'n and 
state agricultural colleges. 




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I Complete Schedule 

amous Players Announces Release 
Until Sept 1 — 49 From March 
Through August 

Famous Players yesterday an- 
junced its compleie release schedule 
>r the film year wl ich ends Aug 31. 
he releases throug to March 1 had 
:en made public previously but now 
lose that are to follow in the six 
onths from March through August 
■e known. 

A total of 49 films will be released 
that period, eight each month with 
ie exception of May, when nine will 
i available. The schedule it is in- 
resting to note, does not include any 
■oductions from Cecil DeMille or 
eorge Fitzmaurice, but on the other 
md does list three specials from 
eorge Melford and two from Wil- 
im DeMille. There will be one a 
ece from John Robertson and 

(Continued on Page 4) 



At Three Today 

Universal won't say what it's all 
Dout but advises film folks to be 
•ound the Mecca Bldg. at three 
clock today. Something is going 
i happen. 



Four Horsemen" at Astor Theater 
Metro has leased the Astor theater 
ir an indefinite period, commencing 
eb. 20 for a showing of "The Four 
Norsemen of the Apocalypse," which 
ie company has frequently stated is 
[ie most ambitious production it has 
rer undertaken. 

I Rex Ingram, director and June 
lathis who adapted it for the screen 
;ave Hollywood for New York to- 
■ght with the original print of the 
cture. 



More Showings 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
i Chicago — First National screened 
pita Stewart in "Sowing the Wind" 
Isterday morning, and "Man, Wom- 

i and Marriage" in the afternoon. 

Allen Holubar and Dorothy Phil- 
i>s came from New York for the 
ireening. B. P. Schulberg is here 

r the Katherine MacDonald show- 
i?. Other visitors are Marshall 
i^ilan and James R. Grainger. 

Harry Sherman stopped over. He 
hves for the coast today. 

,Hurtt Stromberg, head of the 
'iomas H. Ince publicity department 
Is arrived from Los Angeles in con- 
lction with an exploitation campaign 
r "Lying Lips." 

.A S. Aaronson of Goldwyn is here. 
'So "Doc" Shallenberger, of Arrow 
llm. 

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At peace at last in the arms of the only man she really ever loved, Nance 
Abbott pledges her life to undoing the wrong he has suffered at her 
hands. A dramatic moment from Thomas H. Ince's second great Asso- 
ciated Producers' production, "Lying Lips," featuring House Peters and 
Florence Vidor. Mr. Ince, who directed all of the big scenes in the pic- 
ture, pronounces it his biggest and best since the famous "Civilization."— 
Advt. 



Three A Year 

The Opportunity Film Corp. has 
been incorporated in Albany. The 
company will make three pictures a 
year in the east. In it are interested 
Louis M. Cohn, Charles W. Chald- 
well and T. L. Griffith, who photo- 
graphed all of the Lionel Barrymore 
productions for Whitman-Bennett- 
First National release. 

It is expected that the company will 
start actual production on Feb. 15. 
Offices have been opened at 110 Wil- 
liam St. 



A $150,000 Company 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

A",nnv, X. Y. — Opportunity Film 
Corp. of New York is a $150,000 cor- 
poration. The incorporation papers 
on file here give the following names: 
M. M. Henchel, A. H. Bogan and H. 
Lederer of 171 Morningside Ave., 
New York City. 



Secures More Sites 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Toronto — It is understood here 
that N. L. Nathanson, managing di- 
rector of the Famous Players-Cana- 
dian Corp. has secured a number of 
sites for Paramount theaters. The 
report has it that property in the fol- 
lowing cities has been secured: Cal- 
gary, Regina, Moose Jaw, Brandon 
and Swift Current. The Aliens are 
rather strongly fortified in all of these 
cities. 



Emile E. Shauer, foreign manager 
for Famous Players, when asked con- 
cerning the report said: 

"I really can't confirm it." 



Back from Cuba 

A. Alperstein and J. A. Golden have 
eturned from Cuba. They were 
there about five weeks. 



^No Longer Studio Manager for Fa- 
mous Players — "Bob" Kane 
His Successor 

'Vic" Smith, who has been studio 
manager for Famous Players in the 
east since J. N. Naulty left the Par- 
amount organization in May, has re- 
signed, effective Saturday last. Rob- 
ert ("Bob") Kane, at one time with 
the Paralta Co. on the coast, has 
been named to succeed Smith. 

Preparations are under way for the 
opening of the Long Island studio on 
the 24th of the month. The scenario 
department under Tom Geraghty is 
busy whipping scripts into shape for 
immediate production once the plant 
resumes operations. 

Walter Wanger, general produc- 
tion manager for Famous Players, 
did not care to make any comment 
on the change yesterday. 



Lynch Here 

S. A. Lynch is in New York from 
Atlanta. 



Hill Here from North Carolina 

Roland J. Hill of Greensboro, N. 
C, is in town for a few days. He 
owns nine theaters in North Carolina. 



Swan Case Thrown Out 

v special to WID'S DrtlLxj 
Omaha — Because William Swan, 
formerly owner of the Swan, Colum- 
bus, Neb., named as a defendant a 
man whom he admitted had no right 
to be there, his suit for $326,000 
against A. H. Blank and the Film 
Board of Trade of Omaha, was 
thrown out of court. Swan has not 
yet renewed the suit. * 

Motion picture men who were 
greatly interested in the litigation say 
they believe there is no chance now 
of it being renewed. The case was 
called for trial in Columbus, Neb., 
but it was of short duration. 



No Statement Yet 
No statement has been issued by 
Andre Himmel or Gustav J. Fleisch- 
man of the Fleischman Construction 
Co. regarding the plans of the $100,- 
000,000 Franco-American Cinemato- 
graph Corp. 

It will be recalled that several 
weeks ago Himmel promised to issue 
a statement relative to the plans of 
his company after several conferences 
with the board of directors of the 
corporation. It was learned yester- 
day from the offices of the Fleisch- 
man Construction Co. that confer- 
ences were still being held and that 
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Lee Stories to Be Filmed 
B. Virginia Lee, the norvelist, has 
arrived from California to confer 
with Harry Chandlee and William 
B. Laub on the adaptation of her 
stories to pictures. Chandlee and 
Laub will not only confer with her 
on her stories and write the conti- 
nuities but will also edit and title the 
finished productions. 



Changes in Omaha 
(By wire to WID'S DAILY) 

Omaha — S. L. Mclntir.e, for years 
manager of tbe Metro exchange, has 
gone to be manager at Atlanta, and 
C. R. Osborne, formerly with the 
Metro in Chicago, succeeds him. 

P. J. Swift, manager of the Para- 
mount exchange, has been promoted 
to an eastern exchange, and H. I. 
Krause, formerly manager at Bos- 
ton, has been installed as manager 
here. 



New Film for Forward Distributors 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Philip H. White of 
Forward Film Distributors, Inc., has 
secured through B. A. Goodman a 
five reel western, "Hearts of the 
Open Range," featuring Milburn Mo- 
rante, and has shipped the negative 
to the home office in New York. Two 
more five reel, subject sare being pre- 
pared. 



■"Godless Men" has been booked 
at the Capitol the week of Jan. 30. 



At Broadway Theaters 

Capitol 

Mary Pickt'oni's first picture since "Suds" 
is the feature at the Capitol this week. It 
is called ''The Love Light," and was written 
and directed by Frances Marion. The open- 
ing number on the program is the overture 
"Queen of Sheba." The next is a Butter- 
fly Ballet. Mile. Gambarelli " and dancers 
perform behind a transparent screen upon 
which thrown a butterfly film, a Prizma 
color subject. The Capitol News is next. 
"Italian Fantasy" is the prologue to the fea- 
ture. Erik B> e is tbe soloist assisted by the 
Capitol ensemble, the Capitol ballet corps. 
Mmle. Gambarelli and Alexander Oumansky. 



Criterion 

The new bill opening at the Criterion on. 
Tanua'ry 9th presents the Cosmopolitan pro- 
duction of Winston Churchill's novel, "The 
Inside of the Cup." Hugo Riesenfeld has 
arranged a prologue with a genuine eccle- 
siastical atmosphere. Gladys Rice sings 
Gounod's "Ave Maria." Other numbers are 
a Post-Nature picture. "A Barefoot Boy," 
and the opening overture dansant, "Blue 
Danube Waltz." in which a number of girls 
and a . lone man (much out of place) take 
part in a pantomime dance. 



Rialto 

The overture is "The Sorcerer's Appren- 
tice," with a spoken prologue by Maurice 
Cass. The Magazine and Aria from "La 
Juive" by Emanuel List precede Thomas 
Meighan's latest Paramount feature "The 
Frontier of the Stars," an Albert Terhune 
story. Clyde Cook in "All Wrong," and the 
organ solo conclude. 



Rivoli 

Tna Claire in her first Metro production 
"Polly With a Past" in which she also scored 
a hit on the stage, is the feature attraction 
tlm week at the Rivoli. The overture is 
"Poet and Peasant." The Pictorial is next. 
"Wild Men oj' Africa," consisting of pictures 
taken by the Paramount-Vandenbergh Expe- 
dition are shown following a short lecture by 
Dr. Leonard J. Vandenbergh. "Herbertiana" 
is rendered by Grace Foster and Ralph Soule, 
assisted by the Rivoli chorus and dancers. 
"The Conductor," a Bobby Bump's comedy 
is also on the bill. The organ is "Scottish 
Fantasy." 



Strand 

"Festival" is the first number played by 
the orchestra. Then comes the Topical Re- 
view and a scenic "Frivolous Fiji," a Chester 
picture. A vocal prologue "A Drama" is 
rendered by Walter Vaughan, tenor. 
Lionel Barrymore in his latest Whitman Ben- 
nett production "The Great Adventure" is 
the feature Carlo Ferretti, baritone, sings 
"Mari, Mari." Clyde Cook in "All Wrong" 
is the comedy offering and the organ solo con- 
sists of selections from "Faust." 



" Louis H. Chalif, dancing teacher, 
assisted David G. Fischer in the 
dance scenes in "In the Shadow of 
the Dome." 



Levey Film Shown Today 
Tbe premier showing of "The Por- 
celain Lamp" will be held at the 
Strand this morning under auspices 
of the Educational Department of 
the National Automobile Chamber of 
Commerce. 

The picture was produced by the 
Harry Levey Service Corp. and is in 
five reels. 



S. & E. Sales 

Shenfield & Ennis report sales on 
"Cowboy Jazz" for Texas. Oklahoma 
and Arkansas to L. C. Baxlej- At- 
tractions, Dallas, and Maurice Less 
Attractions. Terre Haute, Ind.. for 
that state. 



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No. 4 
PASADENA, CAL.— Rolling gardens of 
flowers. Artistic displays of blossoms- delight 
the eyes of thousands at the city's Rose 
Tournament. 

NEW YORK CITY— Unemployed march on 
church. Battalion of men out of work form 
unique procession on way to attend services 
at Trinity. 

COCHRANE, CANADA— Lost balloonists 
return to civilization. Three airmen who 
were exposed to cold and starvation in artic 
•wilderness make their way southward to the 
nearest settelment. 

First and exclusive pictures of Moose Fac- 
tory where the balloonists landed. 
PASADENA, CAL. — West triumphs over 
East in football. California University de- 
feats Ohio State University in spirited game 
on gridiron. 

NEW YORK CITY — Greet successor to the 
late Terence MacSwiney. Daniel J. O'Cal- 
laghan. Lord Mayor of Cork, who came here 
as a stowaway, gets enthusiastic welcome. 
KENT, WASHINGTON— Flood inundates 
town. Great damage is caused to surround- 
ing cottages and farms as the White River 
overflows banks. 

SAN PEDRO, CAL. — Terror of war zone 
sent to watery grave. German submarine 
UB-88, which destroyed 16 Allied merchant- 
men, is sunk by shell fire — towing out to sea. 
LOOKING FORWARD— What will the 
year 1921 contribute to the progress of man- 
kind. .Cartoonist Bert Green depicts the in- 
ventions of past years that have made epochs 
in the history of civilization. 

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Coast Brevities 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Hollywood — With the shooting of 
scenes on Santa Rosa Island, Edwin 
Carewe finished "The Tornado." 



After a three months' visit to New 
York, John M. Stahl, director, has 
returned to resume production activi- 
ties for Louis B. Mayer. 



T. Hayes Hunter has started pro- 
duction on the Dial Film version of 
Irving Bacheller's "The Light in the 
Clearing" for Hodkinson release. 



John Howard, formerly manager 
of exploitation for Famous Players, 
at San Francisco, has been appointed 
director of publicity at the new Mis- 
sion theater. 



E. Mason Hopper will direct "The 
Bridal Path," the stage play by 
Thompson Buchanan. Richard Dix 
will play the leading role, and Mar- 
cia Manon has been cast in an im- 
portant part. 



Frank Lloyd, who recently finished 
"A Tale of Two Worlds" "for Gold- 
wyn, will start soon on "The Alibi," 
an original story by Charles Kenyon, 
House Peters, in the leading role, will 
be supported by Irene Rich, Sydney 
Ainsworth and DeWitt C. Jennings. 



Leroy Scott's first original screen 
story, "The Night Rose," a tale of 
the underworld, has been put into 
continuity form by the author, as- 
sisted by Arthur F. Statter. Wallace 
Worlsley will direct and Beatrice Joy 
will play the title role. 

GAUSMAN. 



Buys Foreign Rights 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Following the report 
of the deal by Special Pictures with 
Federated Film Exchanges of Ameri- 
ca, comes the statement from the 
offices of Louis W. Thompson that 
the foreign rights for all Special Pic- 
tures output have been sold to J. C. 
Wainright of England. 

Wainright who was here about 
three weeks ago, will control the en- 
tire foreign rights for the Ford Sterl- 
ing, Louise Fazenda, Chester Con- 
klin, Neely Edwards, Reggie Morris, 
Milburn Moranti and Charlotte Mer- 
riam comedies; the Clayplay reels in 
animated mud, the Comedyart pro- 
ductions, the Sunset-Burrud scenics, 
and the Artcolor scenics. 



The Brockliss Suit 

Regarding the suit filed against 
J. Frank Brockliss, Inc., by the Com- 
monwealth Film Co. over the for- 
eign rights of. "The Invisible Ray," 
a serial, the Brockliss Co. states: 

"We wish to point out that the 
Frohman Amusement Co. has never 
delivered a negative of the motion 
picture serial in question, 'The Invis- 
ible Ray.' The Brockliss Co. has 
never felt under obligation to pay 
additional money to the Frohman Co. 
until the negative was delivered. 
They have already paid very much 
in excess of the amount that should 
have been paid under the circum- 
stances." 



G. M. Corp. Dissolves. 
Albany, N. Y.— The G. M. Film 
Printing Corp. has filed notice of its 
dissolution with the secretary of 

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dent of the S. and S. Film and Sup- 
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A Complete Schedule 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Charles Maigne. William S. Hart 
has three and with them his Famous 
Players contract expires. Maye Mur- 
ray has only one; "The Gilded Lily." 
The complete schedule, by months, 
follows : 

March 

George Melford Prod. : "The Faith 
Healer"; Hugh Ford Prod.: "The Call" of 
Youth'' ; Thomas Meighan in "The Easy 
Road" ; Cosmopolitan Prod. : "Straight Is 
the Way"; William S. Hart in "O'Malley 
of the Mounted"; Robert Z. Leonard special, 
The Gilded Lily," starring Mae Murray 



Incorporations 

Albany, N. Y. — Arnold Picture Co., 
New York. Capital, $60,000. Incor- 
porators, A. A. Kline, E. and M. For- 
gash, 419 St. 5th St., Brooklyn. 

Albany, N. Y.— Celtic Photo Plays, 
New York. Capital, $200,000. In- 
corporators, Y. 1. Ford, T. A. Kirby 
and T. Egan, 135 E. 95th St. 



Albany, N. Y. — Blue Bird Amuse- 
ment Co., New York. Capital, $30,- 
000. Incorporators, A. Gluckman 



Dorothy Dalton in "The Teaser"; and an M. I. Gluckman and J. Cohen, 562 
Ince special, "Beau Revel." Bedford Ave., Brooklyn. 

April 



William DeMille Prod.: "What Every 
Woman Knows"; Roscoe Arbuckle in "The 
Dollar a Year Man" ; Marion Davies in 
"Buried Treasure" ; John S. Robertson Prod.: 
"Sentimental Tommy"; William D. Taylor 
Prod.: "The Witching Hour"; Douglas Mac- 
Lean in "The Home Stretch" ; Wallace Reid 
in "The Love Special" ; and a Hugh Ford 
Prod., "The Great Day." 

May 



■ Dover, Del. — Film Merit Corp. 
Capital, $100,000. Incorporators, C. 
T. Cohee, C. B. Outten and S. L. 
Mackey, Wilmington. 



Betty Compson at Capitol 

Betty Compson's first starring ve- 
( hide for Goldwyn, "Prisoners of 
Thomas Meighan in "The Quarry"; Cos- ' Love," is the feature at the Capitol 

mopohtan Prod.: "Prox:es"; George Mel- ' f_ r „ ,,, PP 1, Kpo-inni'no- nn SJnnHav 
ford Prod.: "The Money Master"; William jP, r . a W .?? k , beginning Otl bunciay. 
S. Hart in "The Whistle"; Sidney Chaplin This Will be Miss Compson s first 
in "King, Queen, Joker"; Dorothy Gish in appearance since "The Miracle Man." 
"Oh, Jo"; Lois Weber Prod.: "What's * 



Worth While" : Gloria Swanson in "The 
Great Moment," and Elsie Ferguson in 
"Sacred and Profane Love." 

June 

Roscoe Arbuckle in "The Traveling Sales- 
man" ; Cosmopolitan Prod. : "The Wild 
Goose"; Thomas Meighan in "Billy Kane';; 
Jnce special. "The Bronze Bell"; Douglas 
MacLean in "One A Minute": Donald Crisp 
Prod. : "Appearances" ; Ethel Clayton in 
"Sham"; and a William DeMille Prod.: title 
not yet decided upon. 

July 

Lois Weber Prod. : "Married Strangers" ; 
Marion Davies in "The Bride's Play" ; Wal- 
lace Reid in "Watch My Smoke" ; Dorothy 
Dalton in "In Men's Eyes" ; "The Mystery 
Road"; Billie Burke in a picture as yet un- 
titled ; a Charles Maigne Prod. : tentatively 
titled. "The Lifted Veil"; and Gloria Swan- 
son in "Everything for Sale." 

August 

Cosmopolitan Prod. : "Get-Rich-Quick Wal- 
lingford",' William S. Hart in "Traveling 
On"; Douglas MacLean in ah Ince produc- 
tion as yet untitled ; Thomas Meighan in 
"The Tall Timbers" ; Ethel Clayton in "The 
Almighty Dollar" ; Roscoe Arbuckle in 
''Three Miles Out"; "The Princess of New 
York" ; and a George Melford Prod. : "You 
Can't Fool Your Wife." 



Ready for Fight in Montreal 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Montreal — Albert L. Grey and J. 
J. McCarthy of the Griffith organiza- 
tion have arrived from New York to 
fight the decision of the Quebec 
Board of Censors in banning "Way 
Down East." The Griffith forces 
have brought the matter into the 
courts. 



Charged With Crowding Aisles 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — Joseph Erber of Erber's 
Theater, Collinsville Ave., East St. 
Louis, was arrested by Chief of Po- 
lice Mulconnery Saturday night on 
a charge of permitting crowding in 
the aisles. Erber now has under 
construction a $500,000 theater to seat 
2,500 near his present house. • 



Dinner for Thring 

The officers, council and commit- 
tees of The Authors' League and its 
affiliated guilds will tender a farewell 
dinner to G. Herbert Thring, the sec- 
retary of the Incorporated Society 
of Authors, Playwrights and Com- 
posers of England tonight at Del- 
monico's. 

Among those present will be: Rex 
Beach, C. B. Falls, Owen Davis, Ellis 
Parker Butler, Charles E. Chambers, 
F. G. Cooper, Thomas Geraghty, 
Edward Childs Carpenter, Luther 
Reed and Jerome Kern. 



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Showing for Toronto Censors 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Toronto — Theodore Mitchell of the 
Griffith organization is here from 
New York to show "Way Down 
East" to the Provincial Board of 
Censors. 



Lytell Plans Changed 
Bert Lytell and company will not 
leave for San Antonio today as plan- 
ned. He will next make "The Man 
Who," a Saturday Evening Post 
story in New York and produce 
"Peace and Quiet" on the coast later 
on. 



Browning Loaned to Morosco? 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — There is some talk 
here that Tod Browning will be loan- 
ed to the Oliver Morosco Co. to make 
"Slippy McGee." 

The Morosco 'offices now announce 
that the plan for a studio and num- 
ber of permanent outdoor sets will 
be gone through. WID'S DAILY 
in May last outlined the plan of the 
company regarding this. The scheme 
as now announced differs somewhat 
from the original plan, in that a 
Greenwich Village will be construct- 
ed as one of the 'most important feat- 
ures whereas before it was planned 
to build a race track and amusement 
park. Edmond Rose and Ann Nich- 
ols are two writers who, it is said, 
will have permanent ■ homes in the 
proposed "Morosco city."' 



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Deal Off 



chtman - Feist - Famous Players 
Proposition Falls Through — No 

Comment from Feist 
It is learned that the deal which 
d been in process of negotiation be- 
een Al Lichtman, Felix Feist and 
imous Players whereby Lichtman 
d Feist were to handle the more 
pular of the early Paramount pic- 
es, including those of Mary Pick- 
:d and Douglas Fairbanks, has 
len through. This, despite the fact 
it it was believed negotiations had 
nost reached the final stage. 



Felix Feist could not be reached 
a statement yesterday although ef- 
ts were made all through the day 
do so. 



Blaisdell Heads New Weekly 
|3eorge Blaisdell, former editor of 
h M. P. World and later with Stoll 
m, has resigned as director of pub- 
|:ty with the latter company to be- 
ne editor and publisher of "The 
reen," a new weekly publication de- 
ned to cover the non-theatrical 
d of motion pictures. 
'The Screen" will be conducted 
j:h an advisory editorial board com- 
bed of men prominent in big busi- 
es, educational and church affairs. 
Sees have been opened at 114 W. 
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Is Lubitsch With Pola? 
n connection with the Pola Negri 
ltract which is said to exist with 
taious Players, there is considera- 
i interest as to whether her direc- 
Lubitsch, who made "Passion," 
ll be included. Negri cannot speak 
?glish, and it would be almost out 
Hthe question for Famous to have 
1 of their present directing forces 
iidle her. Lubitsch cannot speak 
;glish, for that matter, but in dis- 
using this a prominent film man 
n it might be very easy to have 
iGerman translation made of the 
ipt for Lubitsch to handle, and 
n arrange with Negri for the prop- 
handling of the part, and through 
interpreter, otherwise direct until 
had sufficient understanding of 
jlish to handle his people. 



Mexico City Shuts Down 
ilm men were interested yesterday 
n(he cabled report from Mexico City 
all picture theaters in that city 
i. closed down because their own- 
I felt the new increase in taxes 
rle operation prohibitive. An effort 
I eing made to effect a compromise 
v t city officials. 




The luxuries of society and wealth, or the true love of a man among men 
— which? Nance Abbott is unable to decide until a trampled conscience 
chooses for her in "Lying Lips," Tho mas H. Ince's great Associated Pro- 
ducers' melodrama. House Peters a nd Florence Vidor play the leading 
roles in a cast of unusual excellence, directed in the big scenes by Mr. Ince 
in person. — Advt. 



Spreading North 

Lesser-Gore Company Plans Branch- 
ing Out from Southern Califor- 
nia Theater Field 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — West Coast Thea- 
ters, Inc., the $2,000,000 corporation 
formed here in early November, plans 
to expand its activities so as to in- 
clude the entire Pacific slope. This 
is the company in which the Gore 
Bros, and Sol Lesser are jointly in- 
terested. It also includes the various 
exchange units in which Lesser is 
involved. 

Those interested in the company 
are Michael and Abe Gore, Sol Les- 
ser and Adolph Ramish. A project 
under immediate contemplation is 
the 4,000 First National house plann- 
ed for Broadway and Mercantile PI. 



Contract Expired? 

Louise Lovely's Agreement With Fox 

Understood Completed — Option 

Not Exercised Yet 

(Special to WID'S L>i\i.L,x ) 

Los Angeles — It is understood that 
the present starring agreement that 
Louise Lovely holds with Fox ex- 
pired on January 5 and that as yet 
there has been no exercising of the 
option for a renewal. 

George Hill has just completed the 
latest Lovely picture and from well 
informed sources it is learned that 
Fox officials are waiting to see the 
picture before deciding on a course 
of action. 



After More Houses 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Louisville, Ky. — It is reported here 

that within a short time Col. Fred 

Levy will announce the acquisition 

of three more houses in Kentucky. 



"The Kid's" Release 

Exhibitors Interested in Whether It 

Will Go Out as a Special or 

Part of the Contract 

(Staff Correspondence) 

Chicago — Exhibitors here attend- 
ing the showing of the "Big Five" 
Asso. First Nat'l pictures are much 
interested in the question of how the 
Chaplin six reeler "The Kid" will be 
released. 

A number of them, in discussing 
the question, seemed to have the im- 
pression that inasmuch as it was a 
feature, and not one of the usual 
length of the Chaplin productions, 
that First National would send it out 
as a special. On the other hand, a 
few believe that it may come to them 
as part of their contract, having re- 
ceived up to this time but four on the 
eight they contracted for and for 
which they made advance deposits a 
long time ago. Under thiis contract 
all productions made by Chaplin over 
two reels can be booked by paying 
25 per cent additional for each reel. 
As this is a six reeler it would mean 
they would pay 25 per cent on each 
of four additional reels, or 100 per 
cent more than their contract price 
for the usual Chaplin. 

The question, however, is whether 
or not this can be done, in view of 
the price paid, in the neighborhood 
of $800,000,, which, without doubt, is 
probably the most cOstly picture ever 
offered. 

J. D. Williams, speaking for Asso- 
ciated First National, said that al- 
though a clause in the contract al- 
lowed First National certain privi- 
leges of release, the picture, would 
go to all Chaplin contract holders as 
part of the eight pictures guaranteed 
under the terms of the contract. 

The first pre-release of the picture 
will be at the Randolph theater be- 
ginning Sunday. 

"DANNENBERG, 



To Handle Contracts 

(Staff Correspondence) 

Chicago — Jimmy Grainger will act 
as special representative for Charlie 
Chaplin with regard to contracts ac- 
cepted for "The Kid." 

This will in no way affect his rela- 
tions as New York representative for 
Marshall Neilan. This is the first 
time Chaplin has had any one looking 
after his interests in New York, and 
as a result, when it became known, 
Grainger received many congratula- 
tions. 

DANNENBERG, 



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Two Theaters Day and Date 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Cleveland — "Women Men Love," 
the first of a series of features to be 
made by Bradley Feature Film, is 
playing this week at the Metropolitan 
and Strand. 

Distribution will be made on the 
state right basis, with sales in charge 
of Syd. Rosenthal. Rosenthal is mak- 
ing his New York headquarters in 
the offices of Simmons, Douglas & 
S/cheuer, Inc., 177 W. 46th Street, who 
are associated with him. The sec- 
ond picture to be offered by the com- 
pany is "Dangerous Toys," by Ed- 
mund Goulding. 



It Worked 
Quite a crowd thronged Broadway 
around 41st St. at noon yesterday to 
see the two rubes on a cart with the 
horse behind the cart. One of them 
dangled some hay on a pitchfork be- 
fore the horse and this induced mo- 
tive power,' while the other "flooded" 
the street with tobacco juice. The 
cart carried a sign reading "We are 
hurrying to the Broadway to see 'The 
County Fair.' " 



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Priest a Producer 

Robert W. Priest of the Film Mar- 
ket, Inc., who has heretofore con- 
fined his activities to the distribution 
of pictures, is about to enter the pro- 
ducing field. 

He has signed contracts with Lot- 
tie Kendall, who has just returned 
to New York after a tour in "My 
Lady Friends," for a series of four 
six-reel pictures to be produced in 
the east and to be released on the 
state right market. 



No Paralysis, Reports Brunet 

Motion picture production is not 
suffering from "paralysis" notwith- 
standing the many statements to that 
effect which have found their way 
into print during the last few weeks. 
This denial is from Paul Brunet. 

Brunet, as noted, has just returned 
from a visit to the coast centers of 
picture production, where he spent 
more than two weeks with the ob- 
ject of satisfying his own mind re- 
garding the actual production situa- 
tion. Not only did he discover that 
there is no "paralysis," but that there 
has been none. 



Another Loew House to Open 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Memphis, Tenn. — Loew's Palace, a 
3,000 seat house, modern and report- 
ed equal to any house in the South 
in beauty and appointments, will open 
here on Saturday under the manage- 
ment of Fred B. Klein, formerly of 
Loew's Stillman,* Cleveland. D. ,W. 
Griffith's "The Love Flower" will 
be the opening attraction. 



"Our Mutual Friend" Arrives 

Chester Beecroft stated yesterday 
tha the had received the negative of 
"Our Mutual Friend," which Nordisk 
Films, Copenhagen, recently made 
from Charles Dickens' story. Bee- 
croft has arranged with Roy L. Mc- 
Cardell to supervise the editing and 
titling. 



Artists Not Hit 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — Reports have it that 
considerable cuts have been made in 
the technical department at the Fox 
studios. If any curtailment has been 
made, and it is impossible to learn 
definitely whether there has been any, 
directors and members of the perma- 
nent stock company have not been 
affected. 



And Yet Again 

The Evening World is the latest 
New York newspaper to predict a 
"revolution" in the picture business. 
A feature article by Fay Stevenson in 
that paper yesterday predicted all 
sorts of things about to happen re- 
lative to stars' salaries. The article 
was capped with the following 
streamer head: "Revolution Com- 
ing in 'Movie' Business; Film Indus- 
try Undergoing a Crucial Test." 



Girls Paint Sign on B'way 
Broadway crowds were attracted 
yesterday at three o'clock by seeing 
a number of girls painting over one 
of the signs on the Broadway side of 
the Mecca Bldg. A new one will ad- 
vertise "Outside the Law." 



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Merrick Theater Ready 

The Merrick theater, Fulton anc 
New York Aves., Jamaica, will open 
on Saturday night. The theater is 
operated by A. H. Schwartz and is 
generally spoken of in Jamaica a; 
being a Famous Players house. The 
opening picture will be "Conrad ir 
Quest of His Youth." Policy calls 
for three changes a week. 



Kipling May Come Here 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Rudyard Kipling 
may come to America to personally 
supervise the filming of his stories 
for Pathe release. The first wil 
probably be "Without Benefit *ol 
Clergy." 



Gray With Beban 

Paul Gray will act as personal rep 
resentative for George Beban in con 
nection with "One Alan in a Million.' 
He leaves for Atlanta tomorrow nigh 
to arrange for the opening at tin 
Howard on Monday. 



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BIGGER THAN 
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COMPARATIVELY SPEAKING 

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Censor Problem in Four States 



Nebraska to Act 

Legislature Will Take a Stand on 

Censor Question This Session — 

Three Schemes Talked Of 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Lincoln, Neb. — It is certain that 
the Nebraska state legislature will 
act on picture censorship legislation 
before it adjourns. The nature of 
that legislation has not developed, 
only it is known that at least three 
schemes are afoot. 

The first and most promising 
scheme is the result of numerous con- 
ferences held by Governor S. R. Mc- 
Kelvie with delegations from the 
state federation of women's clubs. 
The governor, whose wife is a de- 
cided friend of the industry and who, 
for that reason, is inclined against 
strict and radical censorship, has 
been calling the conferences, presid- 
ing at them, and asking what the 
women wanted in way of regulation. 
They decided that strict censorship, 
sought for in a bill which was allow- 
ed to die before the 1919 session of 
the state legislature, was not desir- 
able. They agreed upon a bill which 
embodies the following: 

A board of inspectors of five people, 
men and women, to inspect and either 
endorse or reject all films. 

This will not be known as a cen- 
sorship board, but as an endorsing 
board. It will endorse pictures which 
it favors and eliminate those with dis- 
agreeable features. It will recom- 
mend lists of pictures to libraries, 
schools, newspapers and churches for 
information. It will be supported by 
the state, with final power. 

The other two schemes are the 
extremes. There are the women who 
want a strict law regulating pictures, 
prohibiting their exhibition on Sun- 
day, making it illegal to exhibit ob- 
jectionable pictures and in other 
ways throttling the industry. 

Then there are the exhibitors who, 
after a poll of every legislator-elect, 
declared the vast majority are against 
censorship of any kind. While these 
politicians possibly told their local 
exhibitors such a story, the exhibitors 
who have had past experience with 
legislatures are not placing too much 
confidence in promises. A lobbying 
committee has been appointed from 
among the exhibitors and is on the 
job. A fund is ready to fight a cen- 
sorship bill. The exhibitors, it is be- 
lieved, will resort to lull-page adver- 
tisements in the newspapers, as they 
did two years ago, to fight censor- 
ship. 

Some exhibitors, however, are in- 
clined to give ui) without a struggle, 
blaming the movement on showmen 
who have abused the industry by sug- 
gestive and highly improper advertis 
ing. These exhibitors, say the other 
kind, will be the sufferers under cen- 
sorship, and they should suffer; while 
the exhibitor who lias been showing 
the better pictures and advertising 
them without resorting to the im- 
proper, will have nothing to lose. 



Will Ignore Board 

Exchangemen Will Not Show Films 

for Approval — Say Conditions 

are Deplorable in Kansas 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
■Kansas City, Mo. — Exchangemen 
here who serve the state of Kansas 
have decided that after a specified 
date, no more films are to be sub- 
mitted to the Kansas State Board 
of Review, for approval, unless Gov- 
ernor Allen sees fit to make some 
changes in the present board. Let- 
ters are to be sent out to all exhib- 
itors in Kansas advising them of the 
action of the exchanges, and why it 
was taken. Exhibitors aid will be 
enlisted in informing, through their 
local legislator, the state authorities 
that a change is desired. 

There was a conference recently 
held in Topeka, Kan., between Gov- 
ernor Allen and members of the 
board. Governor Allen stated at the 
conference that he had received re- 
ports that many pictures were not 
being reviewed and that portions of 
film, ordered eliminated from re- 
viewed films were being shown any- 
way. Plans were discussed whereby 
local welfare boards will co-operate 
with the censors. The old question 
of whether the board should move its 
headquarters from Kansas City to 
Topeka was also discussed. 

Last summer, a committee of six 
exchangemen held a conference with 
Governor Allen regarding the elimin- 
ations of scenes, which, it was claim- 
ed, broke up the continuity of the 
story. The exchangemen claim that 
at the time Governor Allen was very 
much surprised because of the exist- 
ence of such conditions and that he 
promised relief. 

There is no appeal from the deci- 
sions of the board which is composed 
of three women. 

The projection equipment in the 
board's room in Kansas City, Kans., 
is said to be so bad, that many prints 
have been damaged. Several suits 
have been filed for damages against 
the board. 



__ Silas F. Seadler of the Arthur S. 
Kane Pictures Corp. and Dora A. 
Gelbin of the Realart offices were 
married on Nov. 24 and kept their 
secret until now. 



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Want Censors in N. Y. 

Reform Organizations in Albany Pre- 
paring for Action — Sunday Shows 
to Be Blacklisted 

(Special to' WID'S DAILY) 
Albany, N. Y. — The reform organ- 
izations are preparing for action re- 
garding legislation that will effect 
the industry. Bills will be introduced 
within a few weeks in both branches 
of the legislature for the purpose of 
providing for a state board of cen- 
sors and also a measure prohibiting 
the showing of pictures on Sundays. 
The details of these proposed laws 
have not as yet been drafted, but a 
prominent head of one of the state 
reform organizations said yesterday 
that they intend to get busy at once, 
and will exert all efforts to secure 
favorable action by the legislature on 
the subject of both censorship and 
Sunday shows. 



TH&OB 







Ready for Missouri Confab 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — Plans for the Movie 
Ball at Arcadia Dance Hall the even- 
ing of January 21 are complete. It 
will be held in conjunction with the 
semi-annual convention of Missouri 
M. P. T. O. at the Statler January 
20 and 21. 

The principal topics before the 
convention will be state censorship 
and Sunday closing. The Missouri 
legislature now in session at Jeffer- 
son City will be asked to pass bills 
on both. More than 200 theater own- 
ers will attend the convention. It 
is expected to take a decided stand 
against any form of censorship and 
proposed blue laws. 



CONTINUITY that COUNTS 



Paul Schof ield 

Free Lance 
Adaptations : : Editing 

CURRENT RELEASES: 

"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 

"Smilin' All the Way"— David But- 
ler 

"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
ler 

"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 
Star 

"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast). 
IN PRODUCTION: 

"The Quarry"— Meighan— Famous 
Players 

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 

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Gasnier has completed work on: 
"Good Women," a C. Gardner Sulli- 
van story for Robertson-Cole. 



Pauline Frederick will do "Sal- 
vage," a story by Daniel Whitcomb. 



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VOL. XV No. 12 



Friday, January 14, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



"One Object" 

So Associated Producers a d United 
Artists Have, Says Mar Pick- 
ford in Los Angeles T nes 

Copies of the Los Ange ; Times 
of Jan. 7 in which Mary Pickford 
was credited with a numbei of state- 
ments relative to the comb lation of 
United Artists and Associ; ed Pro- 
ducers, reached New York yesterday. 

The interview was given by Miss 
Pickford to Grace Kingsley. Miss 
Pickford, according to the articles, 
takes the merger report as a fact and 
in one part says that both groups 
will "all have one common object." 

The following passages are ex- 
cerpts from the article: 

Miss Pickford spoke most emphatically on 
(Continued on Page 2) 



A. M. P. A. Dinner March 4 

The A. M. P. A. gridiron dinner 
will be held at the Biltmore on 
March 4. 



Price Leaves for East 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Oscar A. Price of 
[Associated Producers left for New 
York on Wednesday. 

Lew Cody in Vaudeville 

It is understood that Lew Cody 
las signed a contract to appear in 
vaudeville. 



Back from Chicago 

^ Marshall Neilan and "Jimmie" 
jrainger returned from Chicago yes- 
erday where they attended the meet- 
ing of First National franchise hold- 
ers. 

I Others who returned yesterday 
rom Chicago were Dorothy Phillips, 
Mien Holubar and B. P. Schulberg. 



Rogers Non-Committal 
When Saul Rogers of Rogers and 
Rogers, the Fox attorneys, was ask- 
(1 to comment on the special dispatch 
from Los Angeles published in yes- 
erday's issue relative to the expira- 
ion of the Louise Lovely contract, 
e stated: 
"I have nothing to say." 



Notice 

Sunday's issue of WID'S 
DAILY will contain reviews 
of all of the features shown by 
Asso. First Natl. Pictures, Inc. 
at Chicago early this week, 
with^the exception of "Pas- 
sion," previously reviewed. 




Blair Cornwall, with the brawn and courage of the Canadian Northwest 
branded into his being. Nance Abbott, born and reared in idle society. 
Love. Irretrievable surrender. A lie — a fearful, terrible lie. See what 
Thomas H. Ince, personally behind the camera, makes of these situations 
in "Lying Lips," his second Associated Producers' production, featuring 
House Peters and Florence Vidor. — Advt. 



4 Shows at Once 

Harry Reichenbach, who is in 
charge of special exploitation for 
Priscilla Dean's "Outside the Law," 
has arranged a stunt this time that 
has the gang in town wondering — 
just that. 

He has arranged for Sunday per- 
formances of the picture in four 
Broadway theaters simultaneously. 
The theaters are the Astor, the Lyric, 
the George M. Cohan and the Long- 
3 re. Two performances are to be 
given, matinee at 3 and the evening 
performance at 8:30. The box office 
scale at the four theaters will be the 
same: 25 cents to $1 at the matinee 
and at night from 50 cents to $1.50. 
Special music will be provided at 
each of the theaters and when the 
four showings close around 11 Sun- 
day night the picture will be taken 
off Broadway. All seats are reserved 
for both performances. 

There hasn't been anything like it 
(Continued on Page 4) 



Swanson Features 

Film circles here are considerably 
interested in reports drifting in from 
Chicago that Gloria Swanson may 
become a star for Asso. First Natl. 
Pictures, Inc., making her own pro- 
ductions. 

Miss Swanson has a contract with 
Lasky, but it is said that some of the 
terms were so onerous to her that 
she was not anxious to continue. 

She has appeared in a number of 
big DeMille features. 

An effort was made to reach Wal- 
ter Wanger, general production man- 
ager for Famous Players yesterday 
for a statement. He could not be 
reached, however. 

At the hour of going to press, no 
word had been received from Miss 
Swanson on the coast regarding the 
matter. 



New Chester Deal 

Takes Comedies om Educational 

and Closes Two Year Contract 

With Federated Exchanges 

C. L. Chester has closed a two year 
contract with the Federated Film Ex- 
changes of America for three series 
of pictures. The deal means that the 
series of Chester Conedies now being 
distributed by Educational will after 
May 1 be handled through Feder- 
ated. 

Under the terms of the contract 
Chester will supply Federated fran- 
chise holders with a series of one 
reelers, at the rate of one a week, a 
series of two reelers at the rate of 
one every four week* and the Ches- 
ter Comedies at the rate of one every 
four w r eeks. 

Educational will continue to re- 
lease the Chester Outings at the rate 
of one every two weeks. 



On Executive Board 

(Staff Correspondence) 

Chicago — A. H. Blank of Des 
Moines and Sam Katz of Chicago 
have been elected members of the 
executive board of Associated First 
National. 

John H. Kunsky of Detroit has 
been elected a vice-president of As- 
sociated First National. 

The circuit franchise holders left 
here yesterday for New York with 
a feeling that the meeting in all re- 
spects was a very successful one. 
"The Oath," R. A. Walsh's produc- 
tion which was scheduled for a show- 
ing, was not projected. 

DANNENBERG. 



Ready For Drive 

The subject was discussed at the 
A. M. P. A. luncheon at noon yester- 
day, a special meeting was held at 
five o'clock last night and as a result 
a number of sub-committees were 
appointed to aid in the Greater New 
York drive for the Hoover Relief 
fund. 

The meeting held at the Capitol 
theater last night resulted in the ap- 
pointment of the following com- 
mittees: 

For personal appearances of stars: 
Bert Adler, chairman; for printing 
and distribution, Julian Solomon, 
Jr.; newspaper publicity, Fred Schae- 
fer; trade paper publicity, Lesle}- Ma- 
son; slides, Tom Wiley; and advertis- 
ing, Paul Lazarus. 

(Continued on Page 2) 



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Friday, January 14, 1921 



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Vol. XV No 12 Fri. Jan. 14 1921 Price 5 Cents 



Copyright 1920, Wid's Film and Film Folks. 
Inc. Published Daily at 71-73 West 44th St., 
New York, N. Y., by WID'S FILMS and 
FILM FOLKS. INC. 

F. C. ("Wid") Gunning, President and Treas- 
urer; Joseph Dannenberg, Vice-President 
and Editor ; J. W. Alicoate, Secretary and 
Business Manager. 

Entered as second-class matter May 21, 1918, 
»t the post office at New York, N. Y., under 
the act of March 3, 1879. 
Terms (Postage free) United States, Outside 
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Subscribers should remit with order. 
Addr-ss all communications to WID'S 
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Telephone: Vanderbilt, 4S51-4552-5558 
Hollywood, California 
Editorial and Business Offices: 6411 Holly- 
wood Blvd. Phone, Hollywood 1603. 

London Representative — W. A. William- 
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London, W. C. 2. 

Paris Representative — Le Film. 144 Rue 
IContmartre. 

Quotations 

Last 

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Ready For Drive 

(Continued from Page 1) 
The Associated Motion Picture Ad- 
vertisers have been designated to act 
as the general committee on publicity 
for the local drive. Of the general 
committee C. L. Yearsley of First 
National is chairman and S. L. Roth- 
afel, as noted, is in charge of the en- 
tire local territory. 

Plans were further discussed for 
the special performances to be given 
on the 26th and for the personal ap- 
pearances of all the stars in the east 
at various Greater New York thea- 
ters on that night. At the perform- 
ance on that date tickets will be sold 
for the morning performances which 
will be given on the 29th. Four min- 
ute speakers will cover all of the the- 
aters in the city. 

Offices for the committee will be 
opened in the Capitol theater build- 
ing this morning. 

"Passion" for Coast Showing 
Los Angeles — The western pre- 
miere of "Passion'' will be held at 
the New Ambassador theater after 
which it will go into the [Cinema for 
an extended run. 



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"One Object" 

(Continued from Page 1) 
the subject of what the two organizations 
stood for. 

"We'll all have one common object and 
that is to give the world good pictures ami 
to develop the highest artistic forms pos- 
sible, whether we make great fortunes or 
not. 

"In fact, every member of both organ- 
izations has been pffered large sums to 
quit the game, or go over to some other 
company, but we're all firm. We don't 
want the art of picture making; tied up. We 
don't any of us believe that pictures can 
be made like matches." 

Miss Pickford stated that any artist who 
made a good picture would find that pic- 
ture gladly welcome on the United-Asso- 
ciated program. She said it was likely, in 
fact, that one or two famous stars and di- 
rectors might be added to the organization 
within the next few months. 

"I'm told." said Miss Pickford, "by Mr. 
A'brams that our method of production and 
release costs less than that of most other 
film concerns. We have been very success- 
ful. And," she added, "if cither Douglas 
Fairbanks or myself makes a bad picture, 
we'll not release it. We'll burn it up — or 
send it to Russia ! There's been a good deal 
of insidious propaganda against our organ- 
ization, the United Artists, from what source 
I do not know, but I don't think it has hurt 
us. As I said before, our one object is to 
furnish the entertainment world with good 
pictures." 

WID'S DAILY on Tuesday pub- 
lished rather briefly from its coast 
office an article relative to the Pick- 
ford interview in the Times. John 
Fairbanks and J. Parker Read, Jr., 
when their attention was brought to 
it were non-committal on the sub- 
ject. 



1,260 Signed in a Month 

One thousand two hundred and 
sixty exhibitors during December 
signed contracts to show the pictures 
of Stoll Film for 1921, a company 
statement declared yesterday. 



The exhibitor wants the 
finest posters attainable. 
The RITCHEY LITHO. 
CORP. MAKE THEM. 
It is simply a question of 
getting together. 

RITCHEY 

LITHO. CORP. 

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OjVlCTOR KREMER 



"The 
Winding Trail" 

Passes the Quicksands of 
Poor Business 




''Nothing So Genuinely 

Gripping Seen on Screen ' ' 



That's Wha^t the New York World Says of James Oliver 

Curwood's "Nomads of the North" — Critics 

Praise Other First National Films 




First National Attractions 



"There'll be a Franchise everywhere 



NOMADS OF THE NORTH 

"Nothing so genuinely gripping has been seen on the 
screen for a long time. While a most realistic forest fire 
makes a smashing climax, the play is powerful throughout." 
— New York Evening World. 

TWIN BEDS 

"The fun is rapid and riotous — ingeniously hilarious. 
Carter De Haven's acting is remarkable, being vivid and 
uproariously funny.'' — Lbs Angeles Times. 

IN SEARCH OF A SINNER 

"This picture broke all box office records for this house. 
I have never had an attraction that pleased as well as this 
one." — Paul L. Turgeon, Rex Theatre, Green River, Wyo. 

WHAT WOMEN LOVE 

"A tremendously interesting picture with clever stunts. 
The picture is beautified by a score of other sea-going god- 
desses besides the shapely Annette Kellerman." — Cincin- 
nati Times Star. 

PEACEFUL VALLEY 

"The piece deserves much praise. Charles Ray is 
whimsical. His work is quite entertaining and there is a 
most agreeable atmosphere." — Denver Times. 

THE JACK KNIFE MAN 

"King Vidor has added greatly to his enviable reputa- 
tion in this offering. The delicate shading of the picture 
has been transferred to the screen with splendid ability. 
It's a splendid interpretation. A well selected cast gives 
added distinction." — Los Angeles Evening Herald. 






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Jule and Jay J. Allen 

announce the opening of the 

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in Cleveland 
on or about Monday, February 21, 1921 

PRODUCERS of exceptional pictures are 
invited to arrange pre-release showings of 
their pictures for exhibition in this magnificent 
theatre, seating over 3500 persons in comfort. 

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Franchise Sold 

The Federated Film Exchanges of 
America franchise for Greater New 
York, Westchester County and 
Northern New Jersey has been sold 
by Arthur G. Whyte of the Empire 
State Film Co., to Laurence Webber, 
and "Bobby" North of the Apollo 
Trading Corp., and the Warner Bros. 

The territory involved in the deal 
is rated at 13J4 per cent, of the entire 
country. It is planned to open a new 
exchange, probably in the Godfrey 
Bldg., to handle the new business. 
It will in all likelihood be called the 
Federated Exchange and in addition 
to the Federated product such as the 
Monte Bank comedies, the Bessie 
Love features, the Special Pictures 
product the Ford Educational and 
Walgreene pictures, it will distribute 
in this territory the Essanay Chap- 
lins, the Ben Turpin reissues, the new 
Selig animal serial and whatever pro- 
duct the Warners release nationally 
on the state right market. 

Another deal is under way whereby 
a prominent state right organization 
will take over a local exchange and its 
pictures. 



For Feb. Release 

(Staff Correspondence) 
Chicago — Associated First National 
will release the latest Katherine Mac- 
Donald subject "Trust Your Wife" 
and also "Man, Woman and Marri- 
age" the Holubar special in Feb- 
ruary. 

This picture will be given a special 
showing at a theater on Broadway, 
New York. Moe Mark of the New 
York Strand predicted yesterday that 
the picture would run for six months. 
He stated that it goes into the Strand 
after the premier showing is over. 

DANNENBERG. 



Allen Theater, Cleveland, Ready 
Cleveland — This city will witness 
the opening of the Allen Theater on 
Euclid Ave. on or about Feb. 21. 

With a capacity of 3,500, the Al- 
iens plan to make this the pre-release 
house of America. Producers are 
being invited to arrange for the pre- 
miere of their features. Runs of one 
and two weeks will be the establish- 
ed policy and all productions will be 
given elaborate presentations and 
special musical settings. 



4 Shows at Once 

(Continued from Page 1) 
ever worked before, for pictures or 
for anything else. The nearest ap- 
proach to it was when Fox showed 
"While New York Sleeps" at two 
Broadway theaters recently. 

At the time the Fox offices got 
busy and lined up a lot of old show- 
men who swore by everything that 
it was the first time any attraction 
played two theaters, day and date, on 
Broadway. 

Reichenbach repeated the sign 
painting stunt on Broadway yester- 
day and attracted a goodly crowd. 
He has placed lobby displays in con- 
nection with the Sunday showings in 
11 Shubert houses on Broadway and 
several more on the side streets. 
These displays appear both outside 
the theater and inside. 

New York will be considerably sur- 
prised on Sunday when it sees the 
four theaters covered by specially 
constructed super-structures to rep- 
resent a prison. The four houses 
will be covered in exactly the same 
manner. A corps of workmen will 
start putting them up after the close 
of the regular performances tomor- 
row night. 

The film opens for a week's run 
at the Broadway beginning Monday. 



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Saturday, January 15, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



Buys Out Whyte 

Arrow to Operate Local Empire 
State Exchange — New Com- 
pany Formed 

W. E. Shallenberger, president of 
Arrow Film, stated esterday that 
a new company . ~d cl by himself 
had been formed whic. is to conduct 
an exchange in Greats r New York. 
The name of the organization is Ar- 
row Exchanges, Inc., and it will con- 
duct an exchange serving Northern 
New Jersey and Greater New York. 

The local office of the Empire 
State Film Corp., formerly owned by 
Arthur G. Whyte, has been taken 
over in its entirety by the Arrow Ex- 
changes, Inc., Mho will retain the 
same offices and continue the distri- 
bution of all films which were the 
property of the Empire State. The 
personnel of Arrow Exchanges, Inc., 
is W R. Shallenb rger, president, YV. 
Ray Johnston, treasurer, and E. R. 
Champion, vice-president, and gen- 
eral manager who will manage the 
exchange. 

Arrow Exchanges, Inc., is a dis- 
tinctly separate company, having no 
connection whatsoever with the Ar- 
row Film Corp. 

Whyte will spend his time in the 

future in the Albany and Buffalo 

offices of Empire State Film, since 

the \rrow deal was for the local ex- 

§e only. 

This is the deal hinted at in yes- 
terday's issue. 



Red Cross in Line 

Workers Promise to Aid Hoover 
Drive — Committee Reports Ex- 
cellent Progress 

t The campaign to save the lives of 

• Europe's starving children centered 
yesterday in a big meeting at the 48th 
St. Theater. Several thousand women 
who participated in the various Red 

I Cross drives attended the meeting 
and promised to co-operate with the 

i theater owners who are pledged to 

(Continued on Page 3) 




A stampede for the boats! Revelle s of a moment before, a panicky 
horde aboard a great liner. Death leers — every man for himself! One of 
the tremendous scenes, d rezted by Thomas H. Ince, in his second Asso- 
ciated Produ:ers' production, "Lyirg Lips." — Advt. 



Woods the Chief I Itala Starts Work 



Notice 

Sunday's issue of WID'S 
DAILY will contain reviews 
of all of the features shown by 
Asso. First Natl. Pictures, Inc. 
at Chicago early this week, 
with the exception of "Pas- 
sion," previously reviewed. 



New Supervising Director of All 
Famous Players Studios — Hunt- 
ing Back Again 

Jesse L. I.asky announced yester- 
day that he had appointed Frank E. 
Woods supervisor-in-chief of all Par- 
amount studio activities. Woods has 
long been supervising director at the 
Lasky studio, Hollywood. 

Woods was the man who picked 
Thomas J. Geraghty for the post of 
supervising director at the new studio 
in Long Island City. Recently Lasky 
appointed Thompson Buchanan, jun- 
ior supervising director at the coast 
studio. 

: Lasky also announced that Gard- 
ner Hunting, who was production 
ntsnager of the eastern studios at the 
time Famous Players occupied the 
studio on 56th St., has rejoined the 
company, this time as associate su- 
pervising director at the Long Island 
plant. Hunting will take over some 
of the duties of Tom Geraghty. 



First Picture To Be "Jealousy"— 
Former Cines Director Is Presi- 
dent of $1,000,000 Company 

The Itala of America Photoplay 
Corp., with offices at 1983 Madison 
Ave., has started work on its first 
feature. "Jealousy," written by Ade- 
line Leitzbach. Ralph Baccellieri, a 
former director with *he Cines Co. of 
Italy, will' direct the picture. In the 
cast is Diulio Malrazzi, who is said 
to have appeared in a number of im- 
portant Italian-made productions. 

The officers of the company are R. 
Baccellieri, president; A. Antunucci, 
vice-president and acting secretary, 
and B. D'Angelo, treasurer. 



Two Year Contract 

Chas. Urban to Distribute His Pic- 
tures Through Nat'l Exchanges 
for That Period 

Negotiations in progress for some 
time have been n ^ j'k. completed 
when Charles Urban oi the- Kineto 
Co. of America entered into a two 
year agreement with National Ex- 
changes, Inc., whereby that company 
will distribute throughout the United 
States and Canada "Kineto Review," 
the Living Book of Knowledge and 
Wonders of the World. The re- 
views are all in one reel length and 
will be issued weekly. Fifty-two 
subjects are ready for general re- 
lease. 

Arrangements were compl ' be- 
tween Harry J. Shepard, repi 
ing Urban and Hunter Bennett . cp- 
resenting National Exchanges, 
the first series of pictures to be an- 
nounced for release by National 
which, as noted in WID'S DAILY 
on May 1, 1920, had been formed to 
handle a limited number of pictures 
yearly. Johnson and Hopkins are 
interested in the organization. 

The distributor promises that in 
connection with the Urban short reels 
there will be a series of eight feat- 
(Continued on Page 2) 



Farnum in St. Louis 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — Franklyn Farnum, for- 
merly starred with Universal, has 
signed a contract with the Roger 
Gray Light Opera Co. now playing at 
the Pershing theater. 



A Delaware Company 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Dover, Del. — The Itala of America 
Photoplay Corp. is a $1,000,000 cor- 
poration formed here some months 
ago. 



"The Lost Romance" 

Los Angeles — "The Lost Ro- 
mance" is the title selected for Ed- 
ward Knoblock's first screen story 
for Paramount. William DeMilfe 
will make it as a William DeMille 
Prod. 

This is the first of the original sto- 
ries by famous British authors to be 
ready for production, the Lasky stu- 
dio states. Those who appeared in 
"Midsummer Madness'' will again be 
seen in this. They are Jack Holt, 
Lois Wilson and Conrad Nagel. 



Asher Coming East 
• (Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles— E. M. Asher, Mack 
Sennett's personal representative, 
starts for New York shortly with a 
print of "A Small Town Idol." 

It is asserted by the Sennett man- 
agement that "A Small Town Idol" 
is the producer's biggest picture, in- 
volving a year's work and $350,000 
to make it. 



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Lois Weber Coming East 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — Lois Weber, having 
completed "Married Strangers," a 
special production for Paramount re- 
lease, is making preparations to leave 
for the East within the next few 
days. 

Immediately upon her return she 
will start production of a big feature, 
the story for which is now being put 
I in continuity form. Her trip east 
will be partly to obtain data for sets 
and locations to be used in this pic- 
ture. 



Second Bullet : n Out 

The National Board of Review has 
i issued its second "Exceptional Photo- 
play" bulletin. In it the features list- 
ed under that heading are "The Last 
Df the Mohicans." "The Mark of 
Zorro" and "Way Down East." 



Leon Mathot who appears on 
Leonce Perret's "The Empire of Dia- 
monds," will probably come to 
America when he finishes his contract 
with the French Pathe company. 



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Two Year Contract 

(Continued from Page 1) 
ures during the present year and a 
series of two reel comedies. Dale 
Henshaw is general production rep- 
resentative with headquarters at the 
Alexandria, Los Angeles. Hunter 
Bennett, vice-president and general 
manager of the company, is now on 
his way to the coast. 

The New York exchange will be 
under the management of Joseph 
Klein, formerly with First National 
and later with D. N. Schwab Prod. 
The Aliens of Canada have secured 
the dominion franchise and the other 
franchise holders are: 

Harry Ascher, American Feature Film 
Co., Uoston ; R. E. Lynch, Metro Exchange, 
Philadelphia; Sol Lesser, All Star Feature 
Distributors, Inc., Los Angeles; Herman 
Jans, Jans Film Service, Inc., New York ; 
J. F. Cubberly, Ruben and Finkelstein, Min- 
neapolis and Milwaukee; John H. Kunsky 
Theatrical Enterprises, Detroit ; Harry 
Weiss and Fred Aiken, National Exchanges, 
Inc. of Illinois, Chicago ; J. Davidson, Na- 
tional Exchanges of Ohio, Cincinnati ; R. 
M. Savini, Atlanta; George C. Easter, Na- 
tional Exchanges, Inc. of Maryland, Balti- 
more ; F, J. Fegan, Standard Film Co., St. 
Louis ; Frank Warren, Allied Exhibitors, 
Inc., Kansas City, Mo. ; and S. T. Ste- 
phens, New Orleans. 



Kremer Makes Sales 

The following territory has been 
closed for Victor Kremer's "The 
Winding Trail": Northern Illinois 
with the Doll-Van Co.; Minnesota, 
Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, 
with the Exhibitors Booking Ass'n, 
and Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas 
with the Tucker Bros. Road Shows 
Co. 



Cameramen's Ball Jan. 29 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The American So- 
ciety of Cinematographers will hold 
its 2nd annual ball in the ball room 
of the new Ambassador Hotel on 
Jan. 29. 



The First Four 

Robertson-Cole's" first series of 
pictures for 1921 release will be Ses- 
sue Hayakawa in "The First Born"; 
Pauline Frederick in "The Mistress 
of Shenstone"; Christy Cabanne's 
"What's a Life Worth," and Max 
Linder in "Seven Years' Bad Luck." 



Johnny Hines, star in Torchy Com- 
edies, on Sunday begins three weeks 
of personal appearances in Cincin- 
nati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. 



In the Courts 

In the suit of the Triangle Film 
Corp. against the Lenox Producing 
Corp. the defendant has filed an an- 
swer in the Supreme Court alleging 
that $52,977 has been paid on the cost 
of producing the film sued on and 
denying that any more is due. 



In the suit of Charles O. Baumann, 
former eastern manager for Mack 
Sennett, to recover $78,581 alleged 
to be due for services, the defendant 
has filed bond for that sum in the 
County Clerk's office and the attach- 
ment lveied against the defendant's 
property has been discharged. The 
Sheriff of Bronx County attached 
prints in the vaults of the Biograph 
Company at 807 E. 175th St. 



A jury in the City Court gave a 
verdict for $507 aganist Frank G. 
Hall and James L. Burke on a check 
they gave to the National Associa- 
tion Building Corp. on which pay- 
ment was stopped. The defendants 
said they gave the check as deposit 
on a lease at 23 West 43d St. and 
that the plaintiff refused to return the 
check when the lease was not exe- 
cuted. 



Veiller May Direct 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — Bayard Veiller, chief 
of production, may direct May Alli- 
son in her next picture for Metro. 
Phillip Rosen, who has just com- 
pleted "What's the Matter With 
Marriage?" has left the Metro organ- 
ization. 

Arthur D. Ripley, who has been 
with Metro in various capacities for 
some time past, has been made Veil- 
ler's assistant at the studios. 



The Metro offices hadn't heard 
about the above yesterday and were 
inclined to doubt its veracity. 



Roche Elected President 
Chicago — Dan Roche, exploitation 
representative for Paramount here 
has been elected president of the Chi- 
cago M. P. Press Club, the member- 
ship of which is composed of press 
agents, critics, publicity men and 
trade paper men. 



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In From Chicago 
The following First National offi- 
cials arrived in New York yesterday 
morning from Chicago; J. D. Wil- 
liams, H. O. Schwalbe, W. J. Morgan, 
Bruce Johnson,. Moe Mark, J. Von 
Herberg and W. H. Swanson, Ben 
Goetz of the Erbograph Co., also re- 
turned with the party. 

To Eliminate the "Dark House" 

Kansas City, Mo. — The Emerg- 
ency Film Co., recently formed by 
M. Van Praag, Fred Meyn and B. 
Taylor plans to insure exhibitors 
against "dark houses." 

It is planned to supply exhibitors 
with a feature in reserve so that when 
the scheduled film does not arrive be- 
cause of express delays, the show can 
go on as usual. 



H. M. Hoffman of Pioneer has left 
for Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit and 
Chicago. 



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No. 5 
RRA HILLS, CAL.— Indians hold pow- 
?; remnants of America's aboriginal tribes 
ler for festival as in the days when they 
d the land. 

SIS. FRANCE— France making sure of 
safety — until question of international 
rmament is settled, new recruits are 
g steadily added to France's army. 
NNEBEC RIVER, ME.— Horses aban- 
turf for ice. Unique sport is favorite 
ime of winter phasure-seekers along the 
nebec River. 

\SHIYAMA, JAPAN— Paper-making a 
ving industry in Japan, and camera shows 
the Japanese do it. First the pulp made 
straw is put through a refining bath. 
RE & THERE— Albany, N. Y.— First 
»ien in Electoral College. Four women 
ir among New York's delegates to body 
ilh formally elects President. 
Hi FRANCISCO, CAL.— 1,500 bullets a 
>nte. This is the record of the new sub- 
liiine gun adopted for use against ban- 

I^ANA, CUBA — Major-General Crowder 
■ 'uba to confer with President Menocal. 
fcner draft head arrives on the U. S. S. 
d lesota. 

■V YORK CITY— Seeing New York at 
Ir. With the aid of powerful search- 
Hs, the cameraman secures remarkable 
■j: views of Big Metropolis — at Columbus 

l/TICE, ONT. — Missing balloonists and 
ra to safety. First pictures of the arrival 
■ iree naval airmen at this northern trad- 
ogiost after month of hardships. 

:oday 



. oecial Showing for Mayer Film 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
■ Ids Angeles — An elaborate pre- 
■' of "The Woman in His House" 
fl)uis B. Mayer production starring 
Bred Harris, was given in the 
ijruesday evening. A distinguish- 
ed ball room of the Alexandria 
d udience attended. 



)tto Plans World Wide Cruise 

u^peciai to w'lu'S brtinj 
lbs Angeles — Henry Otto, who 
Be a number of pictures for Metro 
■was later with Pauline Frederick, 
m; to leave shortly on a two years' 
■lie around the world during which 
;pj he will make some stories and 
'hiograph a considerable amount 
ilenic material. Otto plans to dis- 
H of whatever material he shoots 
111 he returns. 



New State Righter 

Maries Rhoades, formerly with 
Jtpommonwealth Film Corp., and 
Hge R. Carter, formerly with 
yoj-rtson-Cole, have formed the 
'a ;r-Rhoades Pictures Co., and 
■ il distribute independent picturse in 
jpter New York and Northern 
*e Jersey. They are handling 
County Fair" for the Trahne- 
'h Vmusement Co., a newly formed 
m in which A. H. Hogan is inter - 
s t ■ Offices of the latter company 
t '6 W. 46th St. 



Red Cross in Line 

(Continued from Page 1) 

give special matinees for children on 
the morning of Saturday, Jan 29th. 

From the Red Cross workers will 
be chosen captains and lieutenants to 
serve in the theaters, on Motion Pic- 
ture Day, Jan. 26th, when speakers 
of prominence will address the aud- 
iences and funds will be gathered. 
The Red Cross women were asked to 
secure patrons and patronesses for 
the special Saturday morning chil- 
dren's matinee. It is the plan to have 
the public purchase tickets for this 
special matinee at 50 cents each and 
to donate the tickets thus purchased 
to public schools, orphan asylums and 
other children's organizations, so that 
the youngsters of New York can be 
entertained. 

The call for the meeting was issued 
by Mrs. Paul Foerster, who with H. 
D. Burrell is in charge of the dispo- 
sition of tickets for the children's 
matinees. 

Late yesterday afternoon, another 
meeting was held in S. L. Rothafel's 
office at the Capitol, at which time, 
the various sub-committee chairmen 
who were appointed on Thursday to 
secure co-ordinated publicity report- 
ed favorable progress. 

Charles C. Pettijohn, who is a mem- 
ber of the committee for the entire 
industry reported that excellent pro- 
gress had been made in various sec- 
tions of the country. Pettijohn ex- 
pects particularly gratifying results in 
the south where E. V. Richards, now 
in New York had told him all the 
Saenger theaters were in line. Word 
from E. T. Peter of Dallas, had it 
that every Texan theater had pledged 
its aid and all of the Mastbuam 
houses in eastern Pennsylvania are 
likewise in line. Similar reports were 
read from other sections of the 
country. 

A letter has been sent to every ex- 
hibitor in the Greater New York ter- 
ritory asking for co-operation in the 
drive. When acceptances are re- 
rp^i-od a block of tickets and speakers 
will be dispatched immediately to the 
various theaters. Stars are exnected j 
+o cover a eoodly number of theaters 
in town on the night of the 26th in 
behalf of the drive. i 

The following is a list of exhibitors 

<.„ ,..i.„.„ tt^-V..-* Hoover d : T3trhor1 
wires a c k""°r tkpm t<~, 3<-t; 3t ^'.^j,-.., .,., 
for the drive in their respec'ive cit'es. 
Most of them have accepted. 

\V. Bernstein, Colonial, Albany; Mr. Lar- ' 
'""■ Keith's, Boston; Mike Shea. Shea's 
Hippodrome, Buffalo; Dr. Sam Atk : nson. 
\!'.-„H A— "■"•ment Asso., Chicago: Henry 
T.ustisr. Williamson Bklg.. Clev'a'vl: F T 
Peter. 1713M Corrmerce St., Dallas: F. F. 
Schwie. Duluth Amusement Co.. Duluth ; 
Fred Dahnken, Turner & Dahnken, San 
Francisco : Gore Bros. & Sol Lesser, 209 
Knickerbocker Bldg., Los Angeles; Glenn 
Harper, 2125 Oak St., Los Angeles; James 
Q. Clemmer, Clemmer, Seattle, Wash. ; Ray 
A. Grombacker, Liberty, Spokane; W. A. 
Creaper. Union Ave.. Portland, Ore. ; Wm. 
Swanson, Swanson M. P. Co., Salt Lake 
City ; ^£hos. Vick Roy, Tauber, Denver, 
Colo. ; Fred Seegert, Regent, Milwaukee ; 
Take Wells, Colonial, Richmond, Va. ; Frank 
L. Newman, Newman, Kansas City, Mo. ; 
Harry Crandall, Metropolitan, Washington ; 
Harry Goldberg, Moon, Omaha ; A. H. Blank, 
Des Moines, Des Moines, la. ; Eugene V. 
Richards, Saenger Amusement, New Orleans; 
Jules Mastbaum, Palace, Philadelphia; F. W. 



Incorporations 

Albany, N. Y.— The Sheers Amu. 
Co., Brooklyn, increases capital from 
$25,000 to $600,000. 



Albany, N. Y — Benson Theaters 
Corp., Brooklyn. Capital, $200,000. 
Incorporators, E. N. Rugoff, A. M. 
Rapf and M. Ruden, 336 E. 4th St. 



Albany, N. Y.— The Diamond 
Amusement Corp. of New York, in- 
creased capital from $200,000 to $300,- 
000. 



Albany, N. Y.— B. S. Moss Thea- 
ter Corp., New York. Capital, $1,- 
500,000. I ncorporators, N. H. Strei- 
mer, M. Sulzberger and B. S. Moss, 
985 Park Ave. 



Dover, Del. — Madison Film Co. 
Capital, $1,000,000. Incorporators. 
C. T. Cohee, S. L. Mackey and C. B. 
Outten, Wilmington. 



Buhler. Stanley Co., of America, Philadel- 
phia: John P. Harris, Grand. Pittsburgh; T. 
C. Ritter, Rialto, Detroit; Theo. L. Hayes, 
Loeb's Arcade, Minneapolis; Joseph Mogler, 
Mogler, St. Louis; E. M. Fay, Fay's, Provi 
dence; Louis Blumentliak National, Tersey 
City, N. J.; E. H. Bingham, Colonial. In- 
dianapolis; J. H. Maddox, Southern, Colum- 
bus; Charles W. Whitehurst, New, Balti- 
more: H. B. Varner. Lyric. Lexington, N. 
C ; C. D. Cooley, Strand, Tampa; W. A. 
Steffes, 324 Kasota Bldg., Minneapolis: H. 
C. Farley. 314 Montgomery St., Mont- 
gomery ; L. J. Ditmars, Majestic. Louis- 
ville ; E. T. Lester, Rilato, Columbus. S. C. ; 
L. M. Miller. Palace, Wichita, S. Z. Poli, 
Poll's New Haven; Oscar Ginn. DuPont, 
Wilmington. Del. : Sam I.,. Rithafel, Taoi- 
tol, New York ; Alfred Black, Black's, Rock- 
land. Me. : C. H. Bean, Pastime. Franklin. 
N. H. ; H. S. Graves, St. Johnsburv. Vt, ; 
Fitzpatrick & McElroy, Adams & State St , 
Chicago; W. A. Dillion, Strand, Ithaca; W. 
H. Linton, Hippodrome. Utica, N. Y. ; 
Theo. Tellenk, Albany, Schenectady, N. Y ; 
Ralnh Talbot. Majestic, Tulsa, Okla. : C. H. 
Lick. New, Fort Smith, Ark.; F. B. Hvman, 
Lyric. Huntington, E. Va. ; F. T. Bailey. 
American. Butte; J. M. Xales. Lyric. Doug- 
las, Ariz. ; M. A. Roch, Pa'ace, Gallatin, 
T*»r»n. ; A. F. A nHer^on, Or'iheuri. Tw'« 
Falls. Ida; G. E. Smith, Butler, Tonopah, 
Nev. ; and J. A. Sneider, Grand, Bessemer. 
Ala. 



All Set in St. Lou's 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — Plans for raising the 
local quota of $100,000 for the Hoo- 
<*»r fund include special shows ov 
the morning of Jan. 29 and ta<r sa'es 
;'t all theaters on Jan. 26, Movinp 
Picture Day. 

Sixteen theaters have agreed to 
en've special shows, a'l receipts to ^o 
to the fund. The films. con c '°sting of 
a feature and a comedy, will be do- 
nated by local exchanges. Musi- 
cians, operators and all heln have 
volunteered their services. The the- 
aters in the plan to date are: Mis- 
souri, Delmonte, Criterion, New 
Grand Central, West End Lyric, 
Shaw, Cinderella, Woodland, Loew's 
Garrick, Marquette, Grand-Floris- 
sant, Virginia, Arco, Eighteenth St., 
Broadway and Shenandoah. 

Ten per cent of profits of movie 
ball, Jan. 21, also go to the fund. 
Season passes to prominent theaters 
will be raffled to help swell receipts. 



Passed in Ontario 
Albert L. Grey and J. J. McCarthy 

have returned from Montreal wl 
they had gone relative to the banning 
of "Way Down East" by the Quebec 
hoard of censors. The situation in 
that province regarding a reversed de- 
cision is hopeless for several moi 
the Griffith offices stated. 

The Ontario Censor Board, how- 
ever, viewed the picture and passed 
it for that province. 



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Saturday, January 15, 1921 



Morgenroth Resigns 
Ben Morgenroth resigns as man- 
ager of Masterpiece Film Dist. Corp., 
ctive Ian. 15. L. T. Rogers, at 
present with Masterpiece succeeds 
him. 



Start "Salvation Nell" Monday 
Kenneth Webb will start work on 
'Salvation Nell" at the Whitman 
Bennett studios in Yonkers next 
Mondav. Ernest Haller, who photo- 
graphed "The Gilded Lily" with Mae 
Murray for Famous Players, will 
shoot "the picture. Pauline Starke, 
who will play "Nell," was expected 
from California yesterday. 



Musicians in Van Loan Film 
Philip Van Loan states he has ar- 
ranged with Jan Kubelik, Jasha Hei- 
fetz; Toscha Seidel, Efrem Zimbalist 
and Nathan Franko, all musicians of 
renown, to appear in "The Soul of 
the Violin." wheih he is making. 
These men will also prepare the mu- 
sic to go with the various episodes 
of the picture. 



Conferring With Board of Review 

Mrs. J. W. Brackett, president, and 
Mrs. Walter Hartstone, counsel of 
the Film Club of Boston, an affiliated 
unit with the Mass. Federation of 
Women's Clubs, are in New York 
conferring with the National Board 
of Review with a view to reporting 
back to the federation on the work 
of the board. 



Educational Moves 

lueational Films Corp. is moving 
its new offices in the Perm Ter- 
minal Bldg., 7th Ave. and 31st St. 
lack of room in its present quarters 
at 729 Seventh Ave., which will be 
retained by the New York exchange 
and the snipping department, is the 
occasion for the change. Education- 
al will be doing business at the new 
stand on Monday. 



Printing 

that is 

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Sees a New Evil 

Crandall of Washington Opposed to 

Non-Theatrical Showing of Films 

— Writes Frederick Elliott 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Washington — Harry Crandall, who 
is now in Chicago attending the First 
National meeting, has written a letter 
to Frederick H. Elliott of the Na- 
tional Association, pointing out what 
he thinks is a "menace" to the picture 
business. He refers to the showing 
of pictures by non-theatrical organ- 
izations, such as churches and clubs. 

The same letter has also been for- 
warded to Sydney S. Cohen of the 
M. P. T. O. and reads: 

'One of the greatest menaces, as I see 
it, to the future of the motion picture indus- 
try, and a thing that is of far more import- 
ance to both producer and exhibitor than 
censorship or Sunday closing, is the fur- 
nishing of shows to non-theatrical organiza- 
tions, such as churches, clubs, etc. 

"In the first place, many of these organ- 
izations pay no taxes, while the exhibitor 
has anywhere from 10 to 14 taxes to pay. 
In addition to this they can nearly command 
their congregations or members to attend 
their shows as against the picture theater, 
and even if they do a very moderate busi- 
ness, it has a tendency to cut down the 
business of the theater that may be in their 
territory, and may eventually put him out 
of business. 

"The producer's first thought may be that 
he will benefit by this and let the exhibitor 
worry. In this I assure you he is wrong, 
for the reason that these accounts are us- 
ually furnished at a very moderate rental, and 
if this continues to occur, the exhibitors will 
I have to have a reduction in their service that 
will more than offset any rentals paid by 
these non-theatricals. Eventually the ex- 
hibitor may have to go out of business, but 
whether he does so or not, you will find that 
these churches and other organizations will 
make so much money out of the picture busi- 
ness that they will decide to produce their 
own pictures, and this is where the manu- 
facturer will be hurt; and a-fter all why 
should churches and other organizations be 
supported off t!:e motion picture industry 
any more than off anything . 

"It must be remembered that the motion 
picture industry has been fought from all 
angles for years by most everything. De- 
spite this fact, it is successful, and has 
become one of the most popular forms of 
< ment in the world. Why should those 
who have fought us be allowed to come in 
ifter we have invested millions of dob 
iai . and reap the harvest? 1 feel that the 
motion picture industry should be independ 
i ni and stand on its own footing, and should 
disi mrage the encroachments of non-theat 
:iea! organizations just the same as the legit- 
imate show-houses have done for years.' 



ROBERTSON COLE 

Announces In Course of Preparation 

"Salvage" 1 

By DANIEL F. WHITCOMB j - 

Starring Pauline Frederick |! 



Casey Here from Boston 

John M. Casey, attached to the of- 
fice of the Mayor of Boston, is at the 
Astor. He is here to confer with 
producing companies relative to the 
types of pictures shown around 
Boston. 



More "Big Fives" 

There are some more "Big Fives" 
developing in the business. Equity 
Pictures will distribute in 1921 a se- 
ries of live Clara Kimball Young pic- 
lures as the "Big Five." The first 
is "Hush," to be followed by 
"Straight From Paris," "Charge It," 
"Try and Get It," and "Fascinating 
Lucille from Manhattan." 

L. J. has a "Five Star" series of 
pictures. This name is being usred 
in connection with his star series 
composed of pictures with Elaine 
I lammerstein, Conway Tearle, Eu- 
gene O'Brien, Martha Mansfield and 
Owen Moore. 



Special Showing for "The Kid" 
"The Kid" will be included on the 
program of the subscription benefit 
performance to be given at Carnegie 
Hall on Jan. 21st, by the National 
Board of Review for the working 
fund of the Children's Department. 



New House Organ 
Associated First National Pictures, 
Inc., announces the launching of a 
new house organ, "First National 
Franchise." 

The first issue whose pages will be 
the same as the standardized trade 
papers, will be dated Jan. 15. The 
paper is to be circulated monthly. 
Lee S. Ferguson has been named as 
editor. 



Breaking Records 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Cleveland — "Women Men Love," 
the Bradley production made in this 
city, broke all records for the Metro- 
politan and Strand when shown here. 

Anthony Gablik, who has done 
considerable art work for the adver- 
tisers of pictures, will entertain a 
number of executives and writers at 
his new studio. 70 W. 45th St., on 
Friday evening, Jan. 21st. 



Jersey Directors Elected 
The first business meeting of the 
Associated First National of New 
Jersey, was held late last week in 
Newark. 

The following were elected direc- 
tors, Irving Rose, Union Hill; Wil- 
liam C. Hunt, Haddon Heights. Hen- 
ry Haring, Hackensack; and Benja- 
min Nussbaum, Newark. The five 
directors already elected are Jacob 
Fabian, President; Philip Dimoud, of 
Paterson; A. M. Fabian, Simon H. 
Class, and S. H. Fabian. 



Missouri Organized, Too 

Associated First National Pictures 
of Missouri perfected its organiza- 
tion at a meeting last week, too. 

Spyros P. Skouras, of St. Louis 
was elected president; Frank L. New- 
man, Kansas City, vice president; 
Lee Rassieur, Jr., St. Louis, secretary 
and Charles P. Skouras, St. Louis, 
treasurer. 

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Features Reviewed 

Albert A. Kaufman presents 

MAN— WOMAN— MARRIAGE 

Holubar Prod.-Asso. First Nat'l Pict. . . .Pcge 3 
Anita Stewart in SOWING THE WIND 

Mayer Prod.-Asso. First Natl Pict Page 4 

Charlie Chaplin in THE KID 

Asso. First National Pict. Inc Page 5 

Mary Pickford in THE LOVE LIGHT 

United Artists Page 7 

LURE OF YOUTH 

Metro Page 9 

THE INSIDE OF THE CUP 

Cosmopolitan Prod. -Paramount Page 11 

George Beban in ONE MAN IN A MILLION 

Robertson-Cole Page 14 

Eileen Percy in .THE LAND OF JAZZ 

Fox Page 1 5 

Edgar Lewis presents '.THE SAGE HEN 

Pathe Page 17 

THE LURE OF CROONING WATER 

Stoll Film— Pathe Page 19 

Albert A. Kaufman presents NOT GUILTY 

Asso First National Pict. Inc Page 21 

Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran in 

A SHOCKING NIGHT 

Universal Page 22 

Short Reels Page 23 



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News ot the Week 
in Headlines 

Monday 
Al Lichtman resigns as general manager of distribu- 
tion Famous Players. Sydney R. Kent succeeds 



inn. 

Federal Trade Commission investigating Eskay Harris 
version of "Black Beauty." 

Famous Players mortgage Long Island studio for 
$650,000. 

Allen Holubar not tied up with any producer. 

Tuesday 

D. W. Griffith to be an exhibitor. Buys site for the- 
ater in Philadelphia and plans house in New York. 

"Al" Lichtman with Felix Feist may handle Para- 
mount re-issues. 

First National officials in Chicago to show "Big 5" 
pictures. 

Mary Pickford quoted in Los Angeles Times as stat- 
ing Big Four Associated Producers combine is 
imminent. 

Fox to build theater in Philadelphia. 

Wednesday 

Famous Players to release 49 pictures between March 
1 and Aug. 31. , 

'Vic" Smith no longer studio manager for Famous 
Players in the east. "Bob" Kane his successor. 

Famous Players-Canadian Corp. secures theater sites 
in Calgary, Regina, Moose Jaw, Brandon and Swift 
Current. 

Opportunity Film to make three a year. 

|. C. Wainwright buys Special Pictures output for 
abroad. 

Thursday 

Lichtman deal with Famous Players falls through. 

"The Kid," to be released as part of contracted series 
of eight pictures. 

Louise Lovely's contract with Fox expires. 

"Jimmie" Grainger to handle contracts on "The Kid" 
for Chaplin. 

Lesser-Gore interests plans theaters on entire Pacific 
slope. 

Censor problem crops up in Nebraska, Kansas, Mis- 
souri and New York. 

Friday 

C. L. Chester to distribute through Federated Film 
Exchanges. 

Gloria Swanson may star for First National. 

Saturday 

Chas Urban io release through National Exchanges. 

Inc. 'a 

Arrow Filnru:'ys out local Empire State Exchange 
Frank Woods supervising studio director for Fnmors 
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NEVER BEFORE! Anywhere— for any picture! Not 
less than four of Broadway's biggest houses open- 
ing on one-and-the-same night, Sunday, Jan. 16th, 
ling opening — a more-than-startling picture—the most amaz- 
with Priscilla Dean in "OUTSIDE THE LAW." A start- 
ing American Melodrama ever screened. How do you 
know that we know that such an unprecedented first-show- 
ing is worth while? 

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Great Air Robbery" grossed the unequalled total of 
$5259.00 for 670 seats in only one week. This year, 
week ending Jan. 1st, "OUTSIDE THE LAW" grossed 
$9,466.15 in the same theatre. In other words, for every 
dollar you took in on "The Great Air Robbery", that great 
record-smasher of a year ago, you stand to gross two 
dollars on "OUTSIDE THE LAW." 

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Tremendously Spectacular But Lacks Big Heart Interest. 



Albert A. Kaufman presents 

"MAN— WOMAN— MARRIAGE" 

Holubar Prod. — Asso. First National Pict., Inc. 

DIRECTOR Allen Holubar 

AUTHOR Olga Scholl 

SCENARIO BY Allen Holubar 

ART TITLES Ferdinand Pinney Earle 

CAMERAMEN H. Lyman Broening and Wil- 
liam McGann 
AS A WHOLE Sumptuous, extravagant pro- 
duction lacking heart interest 

STORY Built on faith wife has that God will 

make her husband see the true light. With in- 
numerable excursions into days long gone by 
showing constant conflict between man and 
woman 

PLAYERS Dorothy Phillips, featured, gives 

best performance of her career, rising at times 
to splendid heights. Support uniformly excel- 
lent. James Kirkwood fine as husband 

PHOTOGRAPHY Splendid; some gorgeous 

shots 

LIGHTINGS Excellent 

CAMERA WORK Held to high standard 

EXTERIORS Correct; fitting. Ancient histor- 
ical backgrounds beautifully done 

INTERIORS Magnificient 

DETAIL Worked out masterly 

CHARACTER OF STORY Good for any house- 
woman triumphant over all destroying influ- 
ences and saving her husband 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION Over 9,000 feet 

Standing out as one of the most extravagant pro- 
ductions of the year, Allen Holubar's "Man — Wom- 
an — Marriage" offers much to interest the eye. But 
whether it gets to your heart is another story. Cut 
from its present form, and tightened up it may. But 
it is a serious question whether the actual story, 
heightened as it is by innumerable excursions into the 
past showing woman dominated and broken by man, 
the master, has that heart interest so necessary to 
make a production of this extent the tremendous suc- 
cess its financial undertaking should justify. Certainly 
Holubar and Al Kaufman, the producer, have spared 



nothing. Reported that it cost close to half a million 
in the making, it surely shows tremendous profligacy 
in expenditure all the way through. Some of the sets. 
flashed for but a moment, represent tremendous costs. 
Naturally the ancient periods allowed for atmosphere, 
and here Holubar has gone to the limit. Particularly 
so are those sequences showing woman lifted from 
brute domination by a knight, where he rides cap-a- 
pie into the castle and places her bodily on his horse, 
galloping away; the battle of the Amazons which is 
going to produce the greatest thrill of the production ; 
and that where a Christian slave girl awakens in the 
Emperor Constantine, the desire to have Rome be- 
come Christianized through the ennobling influence 
of love. Then there is a wild orgy where Dorothy 
Phillips becomes disgusted with her politician hus- 
band and leaves him. This is a tremendous setting, 
with a dance on the table by half naked participants 
that is sure to be talked about. All through can be 
s.°c-n the desire to- do, to present what was in the 
director's mind, without regard to cost. 

But even so the heart interest never quickens. Ex- 
cept at the very end, where, love triumphant, and faith 
retrieved, the husband awakes to the realization of his 
wife's great good, and her true worth, and returns to 
her, after serving a term in prison, is there little to 
stir to emotions. The finish gives a thrill, the Prizma 
effect being particularly worth while. 

Much needs to be done with the production to make 
it "right." It needs judicious pruning and cutting. 
There are too many interruptions to the thread of the 
story by cutting back into ancient history. These 
could easily be cut down to flashes ; some might be 
eliminated entirely. By doing this the heart interest 
might be quickened. And this is surely what the 
production needs. 

An excellent cast helps immensely. Miss Phillips 
undeniably gives the best performance of her career 
and at times is immense. James Kirkwood is virile 
and strong as the loving husband, the scheming poli- 
tician and the man, in the end awakened to his wife's 
influence and love. J. Barney Sherry is good as the 
political boss and Ralph Lewis, as Dorothy's father, 
gives a stern, true performance. 



Bank on the Women Liking This and Play It Up Accordingly. 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor. 



Play up the spectacular touches of this and you can get it over. 
Holubar has spent a fortune in doing this and it shows. Talk about the 
Battle of the Amazons. It is one of fte most spectacular sequences you 
have ever seen. Build up your campaign on the fact that the picture 
shows the triumph of a good woman over all other influences. That is 
sure to get your women in. And once you do that the rest is easy. You 
will have to depend entirely on these two points — the spectacular end of 
the production and the conflict between evil forces and the wife, and how, 
in the end, the wife wins out. But these two points should be sufficient. 



It offers many opportunities for special exploitation, especially among 
clubwomen and mothers' organizations, and your appeal to them should be 
strong. 

Dorothy Phillips may be remembered for her work in "The Heart 
of Humanity," and so may Holubar, and if so talk about them. Kirkwood 
is also known to your people. He has done some very good work lately 
and should be an asset. 

Catchlines might be used, but it would seem better to build your ex- 
ploitation along other lines. You can, however, talk about it as one of 
the biggest spectacles offered in pictures. 



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Strong, Virile Drama in "Sowing the Wind" 



Anita Stewart in 

"SOWING THE WIND" 
Mayer Prod. — Asso. First Nat'l Pict. 

DIRECTOR John M. Stahl 

AUTHOR From play by Sydney Grundy 

SCENARIO BY Franklin Hall 

CAMERAMAN Rene Guissard 

AS A WHOLE One of the best pictures Anita 

Stewart has had 

STORY Full of punch 

DIRECTION Director has failed to take ad- 
vantage of many opportunities original play 
afforded, but it's still there despite handicap 

PHOTOGRAPHY Some excellent bits 

LIGHTINGS Very satisfactory 

CAMERA WORK Good 

STAR Gives very good performance, but ap- 
pears cold in scenes with her lover 

SUPPORT Unusually fine. Myrtle Stedman 

does a "mother" bit that stands out like a cameo. 
James Morrison also good 

EXTERIORS Excellent 

INTERIORS Lavish 

DETAIL Watch some of the titles or censors 

will 

CHARACTER OF STORY How elderly man 

"sowed the wind" and almost caused the ruina- 
tion of his own daughter so doing 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,000 feet 

Your crowd is going to like "Sowing the Wind" if 
they cut it and get the titles right. This will probably 
be done, as those shown at Chicago were scratch ti- 
tles, and often obviously impossible to pass police or 
censor boards. 

When this play was produced many years ago by 
Charles Frohman with Henry Miller and Viola Allen 
in the leading roles it was a sensation. John Stahl 
has in a way ignored much of the original play, but 



even so there is a strong, stirring drama offered which 
is sure to be liked by the average crowd. There are 
several splendid dramatic scenes which are going to 
be remembered for a long time. Especially is this 
true of the early reels when Myrtle Stedman domi- 
nates the screen. As Baby Brabant, a woman of the 
town, the hostess at a gambling palace, trying to save 
her daughter from the crowd with which she asso- 
ciates, and to keep from her child the very fact that 
she is her mother, Miss Stedman's work stands out 
clean and fine cut. You forget Anita Stewart is the 
star in Miss Stedman's excellent performance. 

The continuity is bad. Things "just happen" and 
that's all. There are a number of such spots, and at 
one place it is hard to determine whether here James 
Morrison is the son of jRalph Lewis, or whether Lewis 
is just his guardian. Another spot shows Morrison 
meeting Anita in a train, evidently falling in love with 
her, and then they jump a year and a title says they 
are in love and that Anita is now a Broadway star, 
ft is never made clear, incidentally, why Josef Swick- 
ard, the gambler, demands that Anita visit his gam- 
bling place and become a habituee. Baby Brabant was 
Swickard's mistress, but after her death nothing is 
made clear as to the hold he should have over Anita, 
her daughter. 

Despite these slips, however, the story is so strong 
that it will get over. It tells of how Ralph Lewis, 
soured by his experience in life with an actress, ad- 
vises his ward to play with his sweetheart, Anita, but 
not to marry her, and to return to him "alone." In the 
end he discovers that Anita is his own daughter and 
is fearful that Morrison had carried out his sugges- 
tion. But Morrison had not, and so all ends happily. 

An excellent cast aids Miss Stewart. Lewis is fine 
as the guardian and while Wm. V. Mong overacts at 
times his work stands out as a forgetful old crony. 
Morrison is good as the hero and Swickard excellent. 
Miss Stedman's characterization has been mentioned. 



Star's Supporters Sure to Like Her in This 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



You have a fine title here, and it is sure to get them 
in, especially if Anita Stewart is liked in your terri- 
tory. It was one of the greatest dramas offered years 
ago and is still powerful enough to more than stand 
out among the modern screen plays. You need have 
no fear of this, especially if it is cut and titles that will 
not shock are used, as they probably will be. But it 
will be well to look this over to make sure. 

Talk about Miss Stewart's characterization as one of 



the best she has ever given, and also, for the benefit of 
your' women patrons, say something about her gor- 
geous clothes. 

For catchlines something like this line: "He 'Sowed 
the Wind' but almost reaped a whirlwind. See what 
happened at the blank theater." 

You can use the names of any of the supporting cast 
if they are known to your people. Especially point 
out the work of Myrtle Stedman. She deserves it- 




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"/ am the good friend who visits your home — 
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The Associated Exhibitors announce 
this masterly creation in the utmost 
confidence that it will receive from 
exhibitors the enthusiastic reception 
which its superb artistry warrants. Mr. 
Arliss, in his screen debut, has en- 
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brilliant and indelible characteriza- 
tion. 

Chosen on merit, and after inspec 
tion, by The Strand, New York, for 
its premier presentation. 
Highly recommended to every exhib- 
itor, everywhere. 



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"The Kid"-A Knockout. 



Charlie Chaplin in 

"THE KID" 

Asso. First National Pictures, Inc. 

DIRECTOR Charlie Chaplin 

AUTHOR Charlie Chaplin 

SCENARIO BY Charlie Chaplin 

CAMERAMAN R. H. Fatheroh 

AS A WHOLE Most human picture ever made 

by world famous comedian with touches that 

make it a masterpiece 
STORY Is going to make the women love it. 

Natural, human, laughs and tears all centered 

about a waif "The Kid" 
DIRECTION Chaplin shows he knows some- 
thing beside comedy 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK Good 

PLAYERS Little Jack Coogan gives Charlie a 

tough run for first honors. Edna Purviance 

very good 

EXTERIORS Mainly slum stuff but good 

INTERIORS Chiefly a rickety garret 

DETAIL A few shots may be objected to by 

censors 
CHARACTER OF STORY Good for any and 

every picture house in this country 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,300 feet 

"The Kid" is a knockout. 

That's all. This tells the story in a nutshell. You 
could go on and rave about it in various ways and fill 
a small book about it. All you need to know is to go 
hack and read the first paragraph of this. 



If you don't get this — even at the high price at which 
it will be issued — it's your own funeral. First, because 
it's something different than the famous comedian lias 
ever attempted, and second, because it's all there any 
way you look at it. 

Chaplin never registered the pathos, nor caused the 
chunks in your throat as he does in this. And he has 
rarely made you laugh more heartily. Once in a while 
he slips into slapstick stuff, but as a rule this is hap- 
pily missing, and there are some touches that make 
you forget it's a comedy. And this only accentuates 
the laughs when they come. There are a lot of them, 
too. 

The story is there with a wallop. A little waif, 
abandoned by its mother, is finally taken up by Charlie 
because he can't lose him, try as hard as he does. All 
the hokum is there showing how Charlie takes care of 
him, in the end the kid being returned to his mother 
who is now a famous singer. How Charlie takes to 
the little one, protects and raises him and finally fights 
off the county officials who would take the youngster 
to the county orphanage, and how, in the end, the 
youngster goes to his mother, only to he followed by 
Charlie, makes up the plot. But this synopsis cannot 
begin to do justice to the innumerahle hits of real 
humor, of real comedy, that, interspersed as they are, 
contribute to making this one of the greatest pictures 
you ever had a chance to book. 

Little Jackie Coogan is "The Kid." A newcomer 
with a real personality, he is immense. Edna Purvi- 
ance has a mighty good part, and Charlie — well, he is 
the same old irresistihle laugh maker that he has 
always been. 



Tell 'Em It's the Best Picture Ever Made By The World's Greatest 

Comedian — It Is. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



You've never had a Chaplin like this. You've had 
mighty few chances to get a picture made by anyone 
that will outclass this as a box office bet. It's a long 
time since you've had one from Charlie. But this was 
well worth waiting for. It contains everything that 
constitutes a box office attraction. A human story, 
full of comedy and pathos, with the world's most 
famous comedian at his best, and a youngster that your 
women folk are going "to love." 

Hit on high on your promises. You can't go wrong 
on this. Play it up to a iare-you-well and then some. 
Get them in. That's all. It'll do the rest. And it will 



stimulate Chaplin's stuff from the fan view for a long 
time to come. 

The picture is said to have cost Asso. First National 
$800,000, so it is going to come to you at a price that 
may make you hesitate. But it's there. And it isn't 
going to do your house any good to let the other fel- 
low get this. 

You don't get a flock of pictures of this type. So 
land this one. You shouldn't need catchlines for Chap- 
lin. But if you do, tell them it's the greatest picture he 
ever made, and don't overlook talking about Jackie 
Coogan, "The Kid." 



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I larry Keepers Corresponding Secretary 

J. C. Bitzer Recording Secretary 

Walter Arthur Representative 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Oliver T. Marsh Charles Downs- Hal Sintzenich Ernest Haller 

Horace Plimpton Paul Allen Al Ligouri Carl Gregory 

Nathaniel Cohen. Attorney-at-law. 

MEMBERS 

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They're Going To Like The Production And Mary Too. 



Mary Pickford in 

"THE LOVE LIGHT" 

United Artists 

DIRECTOR Frances Marion 

AUTHOR Frances Marion 

SCENARIO BY Frances Marion 

CAMERAMEN Charles Rosher and Henry 

Cronjager 

AS A WHOLE Outside of the star herself the 

photography and scenic beauty of the exteriors 
make this a real picture 

STORY German spy idea a bit untimely but it 

serves as material that provides proper sur- 
roundings 

DIRECTION Splendid; story runs smoothly 

and artistic efforts have secured beautiful 
results 

PHOTOGRAPHY Georgeous 

LIGHTINGS Clear and beautiful 

CAMERA WORK Excellent 

STAR Really appealing and photographs splen- 
didly 

SUPPORT All do very well 

EXTERIORS Many wonderfully pretty shots 

INTERIORS Realistic 

DETAIL Very good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Italian girl marries 

man, really a German spy, and later learns his 
act caused her brother's death 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 7,800 feet 

"If at first you don't succeed, etc.," seems to have 
been taken to heart by Mary Pickford and after her 
not altogether successful attempt at a character part 
in "Suds," she has tried it again in "The Love Light," 
this time surrounded by more .sympathetic circum- 
stances and while the story itself may strike some as 
untimely, still it provides a splendidly suited atmos- 
phere. 



The idea of the German spy theme being resurrected 
may not sound appealing but you'll have to see "The 
Love Light" to be convinced that it isn't as harsh as 
it may sound. The direction which is credited to 
Frances Marion is excellent and a Griffith-like artistic 
sense is noticeable throughout the production. Both 
Charles Roscher and Jules Cronjager should share 
equal honors for their part of the picture's satisfaction 
for the photography is the best of the pictures seen 
most recently on Broadway. The lightings are soft 
and there is a beautiful shot of a lighthouse at night, 
casting its light on the waters, the rays of the light 
playing on one huge wave as it rolls to the shore. 

Angela, the little Italian girl, bids good-bye to her 
second brother, and the youngest, as he goes off to 
join the troops. Then comes the news that her older 
brother has been killed. Giovanni, who loves Angela, 
tries to comfort her and then he, too, is called. Left 
alone Angela is made keeper of the lighthouse. Comes 
Joseph, who says he is an American — a deserter. 

They are later secretly married. One night 
he has Angela flash him a "love" signal from the 
tower. The next morning a native ship, returning 
with wounded soldiers is reported as having been de- 
stroyed at midnight — the hour of Angela's signal. 

Angela steals chocolate from Tony for Joseph to 
take with him. When she returns to her home she 
hears Joseph murmer "Gott Mit Uns" in his sleep and 
the truth dawns on her — her husband is a German spy. 
Tony traces the thief to Angela's home and accuses 
her. First she denies it but when they tell her her 
brother was on the destroyed ship she remembers her 
signal and realizes that it sent her brother to death. 
She gives up her husband though he swears he loves 
her. He breaks away from his jailors and jumps off a 
cliff and is killed. Later with her baby and Joseph's 
Angela is happy with her old sweetheart Giovanni 
who returns blind. 



Good For An Extended Run. Ought To Keep The Cashier Busy. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



There's little doubt as to the box office value of this 
picture. If you can secure a booking of "The Love 
Light," you will have little trouble in making the 
money come your way. And you can best do this by 
an extended run for they'll all want to see Mary's 
latest. You can make promises too for they're going 
to like this one. You can" tell them that the star again 
plays a character part but is surrounded by circum- 
stances that compel sympathy. 



Talk about the production itself. Promise them a 
picture beautiful to look at. You won't go wrong on 
this. They'll agree with you that it's the prettiest 
thing they've seen recently. Mention the photog- 
raphy. It plays no small part in the picture's success. 
Catchlines and stills will draw them but they won't 
be'needed. You could promise a refund and feel sure 
no one would ask for it. 



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Story Is Old and Picture Generally Is Not Up To Standard. 



"LURE OF YOUTH" 
Metro 

DIRECTOR Philip E. Rosen 

AUTHOR Luther Reed 

SCENARIO BY Luther Reed 

CAMERAMAN Robert Kurrle 

AS A WHOLE Gala array of high life and gay 

white way atmosphere in production for those 
who like this sort 

STORY Not at all human; already too many 

times told in pictures 

DIRECTION Only ordinary 

PHOTOGRAPHY All right 

LIGHTINGS Fair 

CAMERA WORK Average 

PLAYERS Cleo Madison well cast as actress- 
vamp; Gareth Hughes the disillusioned youth 

EXTERIORS Few of them 

INTERIORS Satisfactory 

DETAIL Suit: We 

CHARACTER OF STORY Youth whos^ 1 fe 

ambition is to be a successful playwright writes 
his first successful one after disillusionment 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,000 feet 

There's nothing either in story or production in 
"Lure of Youth" to warrant calling it anything but 
an ordinary program picture. It is an adaptation of 
Luther Reed's original novel and the scenario was 
written by Mr. Reed. It might well satisfy as a novel 
bnt the situation of the actress-vamp and the innocent 
youth has already been told so many times in pictures 
that it no longer holds interest. 

The production is ordinary except that every op- 
portunity to paint a vivid picture of theatrical high 
life and the wild parties of the gay white way are taken 
advantage of and they go into it for all it's worth. It's 



the sort of thing that goes well in some small com- 
munities where the only knowledge of Broadway is 
what they imagine, what they read and see in pictures. 

"Lure of Youth" doesn't differ from a lot of other 
pictures of its kind except that Florentine, the 
actress, is not really as bad as she is painted and in 
the end she gives it up to marry the man who has 
stuck to her through it all. Cleo Madison is well cast 
as Florentine, while Gareth Hughes is the youthful 
dramatist. William Conklin is Florentine's sincere 
admirer who is like a bad penny. He makes his ap- 
pearance in nearly every scene — and when you least 
expect it. 

Florentine Fair, famous actress, still persists that 
she doesn't want to become Mrs. Morton Mortimer, 
hut the gentlemen hangs on just the same and sends 
Florentine to a town where there isn't even a trolley- 
car, to spend the summer. In this town is Roger 
Dent, whose life ambition is to become a successful 
dramatist. % Florentine becomes greatly interested in 
the youth's ambition to write but her offer of assist- 
ance is looked upon as merely a trap to ensnare the 
boy by his folks and the townspeople. 

Eventually, however, Roger decides for himself and 
accepts the actress' plan to take him to the city where 
he will have a better chance to make good. But Roger 
is still told that he will have to see more of life before 
he can write about it. Florentine still sees in the 
youth, a genius. The boy believes his benefactress to 
be an "angel" as he calls her, but in a flippant moment 
Florentine does something which brings about his dis- 
illusionment and he returns to his home. 

He writes another play based on his experience and 
calls it "The Awakening." It is produced and proves 
a success. Roger then asks Florentine to marry him 
but she says it cannot be. Later she plans to marry 
Mortimer who had remained faithful to her through 
it all. 



Use On Double Feature Day Or Secure Good Short Reels To 

Accompany It. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



In transient houses or small communities where 
Broadway life in pictures appeals to them since it's 
the nearest they get to it, "Lure of Youth" will prob- 
ably go over very nicely. However, in first class 
houses, where folks expect to find real pleasant enter- 
tainment of a happy, realistic atmosphere, this pro- 
duction won't give satisfaction. 



about so it's a question whether or not to use Luthe;- 
Reed's name. The cast doesn't contain names that 
will get them in unless Cleo Madison is remembered. 
It won't do to make any promises in connection with 
it, so if you have a double feature day you might 
work it in then. Catchlines will do to give them an 



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Adapted by Robert A. Dillon from the novel 
of James Fenimore Cooper. 

Directed by Maurice Tourneur and Clarence 
L. Brown. 

Produced by Associated Producers. 

T~ HE story of "The Last of the Mo- 
hicans" is too well known to need re- 
sketching for .the purpose of this 
""" review. To the many who have read 
James Fenimore Cooper's romance, Mr. 
Tourneur's motion picture will bring an added 
pleasure, and to those who have not, the pic- 
ture should appeal as an exciting excursion 
into an adventurous period of American his- 
tory with which one will be glad to be 
acquainted. To both divisions of its audience, 
the picture should come as something fresh. 
For in many ways the screen story is nev 
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Good Production and Strong Dramatic Moments 



"THE INSIDE OF THE CUP" 
Cosmopolitan Prod. — Paramount 

DIRECTOR Albert Capellani 

AUTHOR Winston Churchill 

SCENARIO BY George DuBois Proctor 

CAMERAMAN Al Siegler and Jacques Monteran 

AS SA WHOLE. . .Dramatic sequences well handled; 
good production and well acted 

STORY From the well known novel; is "preachy" 

but makes sincere effort to expose social evils 
DIRECTION Good for the most part and es- 
pecially with regard to detail but first reels of 
story are not well put together 

PHOTOGRAPHY Excellent 

LIGHTINGS Effective 

CAMERA WORK Very good 

PLAYERS Capable and well suited cast; David 

Torrence and William P. Carleton give force- 
ful performances ; Marguerite Clayton and Edith 
Hallor do very well 

EXTERIORS Very few 

INTERIORS All careful prepared 

DETAIL Good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Rich men who 

make their profits off the poor but glory in their 
positions as "pillars of the church" 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 8,500 feet 

In his production of Winston Churchills' novel, 
Albert Capellani has kept the church atmosphere up- 
permost all the time and the scriptures are quoted 
from at frequent intervals. The production given the 
story is thoroughly adequate and will be liked for its 
dramatic moments which are well handled and finely 
acted. 

However, director Capellani seems to have found it 
a difficult thing to get into his story. There are at 
least three sides to it. There is Eldon Parr, banker 



and his associates, who make their wealth by trodding 
on the poor ; there's Richard Garvin, who is one of 
Parr's victims, and then there is Kate Marcy, who is 
also a victim of Parr's though in a different way. 
There is a flash of Parr, a short bit showing his house- 
hold of Garvins and again they show you Kate. For 
the time being the spectator is apt to be "lost" he- 
cause so far they are unable to make the connection. 

Eldon Parr, a hanker, with two other men, one a 
department store owner and the other who practi- 
cally owns all the tenements in the Dalton St. section 
of the town of Bremerton, are the "pillars" of St. 
John's, a fashionable church, catering to the rich. El- 
don Parr learns that his son is about to marry Kate 
Marcy, a shop girl. Parr goes to Kate and makes her 
believe that by marrying his son she would ruin his 
life and so she goes away. The younger Parr de- 
nounces his father's act and goes away swearing to 
defame the. family name. 

Alison Parr, the daughter, also leaves her home he- 
cause her father has ruined Garvin, one of his em- 
ployees. John Hodder, a young rural clergyman, is 
secured as rector of St. John's and he also is an inno- 
cent victim of the "pillars." Gradually the rector's 
eyes are opened and as one by one he comes across 
the people whose lives have been wrecked by Parr, 
he realizes the truth. He finds Kate, now a woman 
without a name, and Garvin and his wife and boy 
dying from starvation. 

From the pulpit the rector denounces Parr and his 
accomplices and refuses to offer his resignation. 
Parr's son returns, a derelict, and later Parr is killed 
by the now half-crazed Garvin, who also kills him- 
self. The son recovers and is reunited with Kate, 
while Alison, who has been devoting her time to set- 
tlement work, finds happiness with the rector. 



Promise Good Acting and Make Known The Theme 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



When Winston Churchill published his novel sev- 
eral years ago it was bitterly attacked by clergymen 
as criticising that body, and while the author's theme 
has been adhered to in the screen adaptation it isn't 
likely that the attack will be renewed inasmuch as 
the producer has catered to its dramatic possibilities 
more than to its message, although the latter is really 
a part of the picture and is effective in its way. The 
theme as told in the picture cannot be said to criticise 



the clergy or the church, but really the laymen who 
use the clergy and the church to further their own 
selfish motives. 

You can promise them an interesting picture inas- 
much as its theme is open to discussion and is liable 
to bring forth a variety of opinion. You can talk about 
the strong dramatic interest and promise them some 
splendid individual acting. The author's name should 
be given prominence and it might be worth while ap- 
pealing to the churchgoing crowd. 



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FROM THE NOVEL BY OLIVE WADSLEY 

The striking story of one girl's quest for love 
and happiness, which carried her up from the 
slums to a strange pilgrimage in high places 
and many lands . A burning tale of a pas*- 
sion which would not be denied. 



STOLL FILM CORPORATION of AMERICA 

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Sunday, January 16, 1921 



Fine Performance By Star, But Story Shy On Interest. 



George Beban in 

"ONE MAN IN A MILLION" 

Robertson-Cole 

DIRECTOR George Beban 

AUTHOR George Beban 

SCENARIO BY Dorothy Yost 

CAMERAMAN Ross Fisher 

AS A WHOLE Well made, but lack of interest in 

theme detracts from characterization of Beban 
STORY Doesn't make overly good screen ma- 
terial 

DIRECTION Generally good 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Some blurred 

CAMERAWORK Good 

STAR Does his usual fine Italian character 

SUPPORT Helen Jerome Eddy is most note- 
worthy, all are adequate 

EXTERIORS Fine atmosphere for most scenes 

INTERIORS Correct 

DETAIL Confusing continuity in spots 

CHARACTER OF STORY Italian's struggle to 

hold an adopted orphan 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,900 feet 

George Beban has made a sincere effort to do some- 
thing with a thought on a little higher plane than the 
general run of pictures, in this production which he 
wrote and directed. His endeavor falls somewhat 
short df its aim because the story lacks punch and is 
only moderately interesting. Possibly this is due to 
the highly improbable sequence of events, or to the 
lack of suspense. 

The general publicity resulting from Beban's per- 
sonal tour with the picture, besides his reputation as 
a character actor will get them in. The star gives his 
well known Italian characterization with his usual 
perfection, skilfully blending humor and pathos in a 
manner that is certain to appeal. The direction is gen- 
erally good. 



At the start Beban, as Lupino Delchimi, is working 
behind the lunch counter of Gus Koppel. When a 
starving cripple comes in to beg for food Koppel is 
about to kick him out when Delchini interferes, buys 
the man a meal and quits his job in disgust at his boss. 

The supposed cripple turns out to be Clyde Hartley, 
a Federal Officer, looking for evidence against Koppel 
and his wife, who are conducting a school for pick- 
pockets in their basement. The pupils in the school 
are immigrant orphans adopted by the Koppels. 

Hartley, appreciating the worth of the Italian who 
lost his job in his cause, secures him the job of dog- 
catcher. Meantime, to the bureau where the little 
orphans are sent for adoption come two little Belgians. 
One is adopted by the Koppels, but he escapes that 
night and is found by Delchini, who adopts him. As 
time goes on the Italian's love for the boy becomes his 
one passion. 

Then there comes a widowed mother from Belgium, 
seeking her child whom she has learned was sent to 
America. Inquiries show that Mine Charlotte Maur- 
veau's child is the one that Delchini has adopted. 

When she starts to take the child away, Delchini 
realizes what it will mean and his grief is extreme. 
His appeal to the mother to stay only a litte while fin* 
ally wins her consent and they are happy together un- 
til the time comes when the law compels the mother 
to return to Belgium. Delchini then begs her to marry 
him, so that he may not lose the child, and because of 
all he has done, she consents, although in love with 
Hartley. 

When Delchini discovers the truth he gives her up 
and then it develops that there had been a switch 
made in identification tags when the orphans landed, 
and the Belgian waif is his for all time. His joy is 
made complete by the discovery that all the time he 
was in love with his "private secretary," Flora Volcr- 
i/.i, and she with him. 



Use Author's Name. Talk about Beban's Role. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



There isn't a doubt but that your patrons are going 
lo lie brought in by George Beban's name in connec- 
tion with this picture. Mis reputation for lifelike and 
thoroughl) enjoyable Italian characterizations on both 
stage and screen i> established. Therefore the use of 
his name is by far the most important feature in ad- 
vertising this one. You can tell them his work posses- 
the same excellence of his previous efforts and 



make points of both the humor and pathos of the part. 
Talk about Beban's great appeal to the heart and the 
general wholesomeness of the picture. 

It will not be well to play this up as a great big 
special, because it sums up as just about an average 
picture, and it is that principally through the work 
of the star. 



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Title Promises Something Good But You Don't Get It 



Eileen Percy in 

"THE LAND OF JAZZ" 

Fox 

DIRECTOR Jules D. Furthman 

AUTHOR Barbara La Marr Deely 

SCENARIO BY Jules Furthman 

CAMERAMAN Walter Williams 

AS A WHOLE Quite a disappointment; title 

promises something lively and entertaining but 
this isn't 

STORY Almost as hopeless as some of the 

"nuts" who participate in it 

DIRECTION Doesn't show much knowledge of 

comedy value ; makes slapstick of most of it 

PHOTOGRAPHY All right 

LIGHTINGS Clear 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STAR Certainly won't gain anything with a role 

like this 

SUPPORT George Fisher, Ruth Stonehouse 

and Herbert Heyes and some harmless insane 
people on the pay roll 

EXTERIORS All that are required 

INTERIORS Adequate 

DETAIL Poor 

CHARACTER OF STORY Girl becomes in- 
mate of sanitarium to try and win back chum's 
sweetheart for her but wins him for herself 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 3,699 feet 

Wherever they say the possibilities of a feature pic- 
ture in Barbara Le Marr Deely's story is a mystery. 
This sort of material would go in a one or two reel 
slap-tick offering but to try and pass it off at feature 
length required considerable gumption to say the least. 
There isn't a genuine laugh in the whole piece and 
at the theater where it was seen, where they cater to 
a transient crowd not supposed to be awfully partic- 
ular, not even the titles (they tried hard to be funny), 
got a laugh. 



The direction, if there was any, isn't obvious. No 
attempt has been made to get any real comedy out of 
the situations. The players just seem to chase each 
other from room to room with the cameraman prob- 
ably chasing after them. This picture is bound to be 
a disappointment because the title really promises 
something "peppy." The only time the jazz enters 
in is when some of the "nuts" (they always refer to 
them as such in the titles, or as "cracked craniums"), 
put a jazz record on the victrola and the "shimmy" 
gets contagious, all the inmates, attendants and the 
doctor himself, becoming afflicted with it. 

Eileen Percy is supposedly the star of the picture 
but she won't want to brag about it. It's not what 
she does, but what she hasn't got to do that won't 
gain anything for her. Two old favorites, Herbert 
Heyes and Ruth Stonehouse are in the supporting cast. 

Nina and Nancy are chums. Nina is to marry Cap- 
tain somebody or other while Nancy is engaged to Dr. 
Carruthers', who owns an island sanitarium where he 
humors some harmlessly insane men. Nina's captain 
is noted for his kisses with a "heavenly kick." The 
doctor catches Nancy in the act of indulging in one 
which, incidentally, is held much longer than the cen- 
sor board allows. 

The doctor breaks the engagement and goes back 
to his island. Nancy pleads with Nina to go to the 
island and win the doctor back for her (Nancy). Nina 
lands on the island and is found by the doctor. She 
pretends to be a bit "off" and the doctor takes her into 
the sanitarium where she is cordially greeted by the 
inmates. 

Then for a couple of reels there's a lot of hokum, 
chasing in and out of rooms and what not until Nancy 
and a whole regiment of friends arrive and find Nina 
in the doctor's bed. They refuse to understand and 
eventually leave the place. Then the doctor learns 
that Nina loves him and he loves her and so they 
marry. 



You Can Get Them In All Right, But They Won't Be Satisfied 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



If you are short of a picture for your double feature 
day you might consider this, otherwise "The Land of 
Jazz" had better be forgotten for the good of all con- 
cerned. Those who do show it are bound to hand 
their audience a bi^disappointment. They'll expect 
a snappy, jazz atmosphere and what they'll get will 
be a sanitarium atmosphere. Quite a difference. 



Eileen Percy's name may attract but she won't gain 
any laurels through her role in this. Catchlines 
shouldn't be necessary if you really want to get them 
in. Just use the title. It promises that which appeals 
to a large majority of the present day audiences, so 
they will probably come in to see "The Land of Jazz" 
without being coaxed and will go out the same way. 



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THE CONCERT 



"The Concert" is adapt- 
ed from the original 
play by Hermann Bahr. 
Mr. Leo Ditrichstein's 
dramatic version (pro- 
duced by Belasco) rrn 
ona year on Broadway. 




HERMANN BAHR 

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER. 

Martinot, the great pianist, thought he 
wanted a wife with fire, passion and tem- 
perament. What he really wanted was 
someone to keep his hair cut, his chops well 
done and his conceit unharmed. The story 
of how he learned his lesson will make your 
patrons ache with laughter. 

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players in "The Con- 
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Hatton, Myrtle Sted- 
man, Lewis S. Stone, 
Mabel Julienne Scott 
and Gertrude Astor. 



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Gladys BrockwelPs Work Raises This Above Average. 



Edgar Lewis presents 

"THE SAGE HEN" 

Pathe 

DIRECTOR Edgar Lewis 

AUTHOR Harry Solter 

SCENARIO BY Not credited 

CAMERAMAN Ben Bail 

AS A WHOLE Well made production with fine 

Western atmosphere, and interest maintained 
through careful direction 
STORY Compels interest and sympathy. Char- 
acters slightly overdrawn 

DIRECTION Very good 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS Clear 

CAMERA WORK Satisfactory; at times un- 
usually good 

PLAYERS Gladys Brockwell especially fine in 

emotional work. Whole cast adequate 

EXTERIORS Good westerns 

INTERIORS Correct 

DETAIL Nothing wrong 

CHARACTER OF STORY. . . .Mother love, and the 
struggle of a woman to regain her reputation, 
in the early days of the West 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,000 feet 

Through his own careful direction and an appealing, 
emotional performance by Gladys Brockwell, Edgar 
Lewis has made a picture that carries quite a punch 
in its mother love theme and one that will leave most 
audiences pleased. There isn't anything extraordinary 
about the production, but the story is well told, well 
acted and is of the type whose appeal is general. 

A fine, realistic atmosphere has been obtained in all 
scenes depicting the West .of 50 years ago, and the 
exterior shots bring out some good scenes of western 
country. 

Gladys Brockwell edsily contributes the most to the 
picture, with a performance that at times is excellent. 



Her work in the scene where she discovers her son in 
the person of the young lieutenant and other scenes 
demanding emotional display, is really fine-. The bal- 
ance of the cast, including Lillian Rich, and Wallace 
MacDonald, are all well suited. 

The story is of a woman with a mysterious past, who 
lives alone with her baby in a small western town. 
The gossiping women of the town have branded her 
"The Sage Hen," a term given to impure women. The 
women stone her out of town after she is accused of 
shielding a murderer named Craney. 

To save her child from Indians she ties it to her 
horse's back, and sends it back to the town where it is 
brought up by the Rudds. 

Rescued from the Indians, Jane Croft mothers the 
daughter of her rescuer, and when Stella Sanson 
grows up she looks upon the Sage Hen as her own 
mother. 

A gold strike brings the world's adventurers to 
Keno, where she now lives, and with them come 
Craney and Grote. Jane sees Craney murder a man, 
but when he recognizes her and threatens to expose 
her past, she remains silent. 

Lieutenant John Rudd is sent to keep order in Keno, 
and he falls in love with Stella. When Jane meets 
him she recognizes her own son but because of her 
past, will not claim him. 

Grote, who seems connected with Jane's early life, 
plots with Craney to get control of her, and force her 
to sanction Stella's marriage to Craney. When Stella 
learns something of the situation, Jane tells her the 
whole truth. 

To hurt Jane and Stella, Craney and Grote plot 
Lieut. Rudd's death. Jane discovers that Grote is her 
husband whom she thought she had killed and when 
he discovers that Rudd is his son he rushes to save 
him from Craney. In the fight, Craney and Grote are 
killed. Rudd learns the story of his brave mother, and 
with Stella they are happily reunited. 



Play Up "Heart Interest" And Thrills For This One. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



The biggest thing to tell them about this, is that it 
carries a beautiful theme of mother love. Play up the 
great appeal of the character of the "Sage Hen" and 
you can safely promise a splendid characterization by 
Gladys Brackwell. Tell them that it is a woman's 
single handed battle against the world for her child 
and her good name. This is the biggest point to be 
made, but you can also advertise a drama of the fron- 



tier West, with thrills aplenty and the excitement of 
the great gold rush brought out in a vivid manner. 

The names of Gladys Brockwell, Wallace Mac- 
Donald and Lillian Rich mean something, and can be 
used to advantage, particularly Miss Brockwell. The 
mother love theme offers possibilities for a Mother's 
Day, a tie-up with mothers' clubs, and other exploita- 
tion possibilities. 







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The Premier State-Rigid Feature of 1921 

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"THE. LURE OF THE CROONING WATER" 
Stoll Film— Pathe 

DIRECTOR Arthur Rooke 

AUTHOR Marion Hill 

SCENARIO BY Guy Newall 

CAMERAMAN Joe Rosenthal, Jr. 

AS A WHOLE Splendid production and very 

well directed ; ending a bit too prolonged 

STORY Has rather strong sex appeal but seems 

sincere in effort to point a moral 
DIRECTION Very good especially as to play- 
ers and artistic side 
PHOTOGRAPHY First rate 

LIGHTINGS Good; some pretty effects 

CAMERA WORK Well judged 

PLAYERS Ivy Duke and Guy Newall princi- 
pals ; all real people in the cast 

EXTERIORS Some mighty pretty locations 

INTERIORS Correct especially with regard 

to detail 

DETAIL Well taken care of 

CHARACTER OF STORY Famous actress who 

comes into home of hapyy rural family and falls 
in love with the father of the household 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,765 feet 

The fourth picture offered by the Stoll Film Corp., 
presents a somewhat different atmosphere from its 
predecessors. "The Lure of Crooning Water" has to 
do with the life of an actress and while it has a rather 
potent sex appeal running through it, it's obvious that 
those who had the making of the picture in hand have 
made a sincere effort to point a moral and for this 
reason it isn't likely that the picture will lose favor 
because of the sex appeal. 

The production itself is worth talking about. The 
exterior locations are all very beautiful and there's a 



real home atmosphere in the rural household and it's 
happy family — happy until "The Lure of Crooning 

Water" and its natural charm caused a mutual love- 
between the father and the actress and killed the love, 
of a good wife. 

Ivy Duke as the actress handled the role very well 
and displayed market ability in her emotional scenes. 
Mary Dibley as the wife gives one of the most human 
mother portrayals since Vera Gordon's "Humoresque." 
There's just one fault to be found with the telling of 
the story — they prolong the ending unnecessarily. At 
the beginning of the sixth reel the husband, disillu- 
sioned, returns from the city wdiere he had gone in 
search of the actress, and is received back into his 
home with open arms by his wife. This was certainly 
a satisfactory finish but they go on and have the 
actress repent and come back into the household also 
to be forgiven. All right, of course, but unnecessary. 

Georgette Verlaine is a stage favorite and Dr. John 
Congdon besides being her physician 'is in love with 
her and he persuades her to go away because the life 
she is leading is wrecking her health. He selects a 
pretty place called "Crooning Water," and Georgette 
goes there to live with Horace Dornblazer, his wife 
Rachel and their three kiddies. Just the fact that 
there is one man who doesn't fall for her smiles causes 
the actress to try and win the admiration of Horace. 

She finally gets him where she wants him and then 
goes away. Horace leaves his family and follows her 
to the city, only to have her tell him she does not love 
him, but the things he stood for — honor, fidelity, etc. 
Georgette starts her gay life anew and Horace goes 
back to his family and is forgiven. The actress soon 
tires of her frivolous life, goes to "Crooning Water" 
where she also is forgiven and then returns to marry 
the doctor. 



You Can Promise An Interest Maintained All Through. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Practically the same analysis as has been given the 
three previous releases of Stoll Film can be offered 
for "The Lure of Crooning Water" — first rate pro- 
gram picture. It would be well to make it known that 
these are English-made productions for your patrons 
should be interested in comparing the work of Eng- 
lish and American producers and those offered so far 
l>v this company promise interesting competition. 

The title is an attractive one and could be used well 



with catchlines as: "Ever been a victim of your sur- 
roundings? See an example of this in 'The Lure of 
Crooning Waters.'" Or, "Look out for the moon- 
light and 'The Lure of Crooning Water.' It nearly 
ruined one home." You can promise them a scenic 
treat in the locations selected for the action. You 
might feel obliged to mention the theme because of 
its sex appeal, but it isn't likely to offend. 



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Mighty Interesting Picture Full of Love and Romance 



Albert A. Kaufman presents 

"NOT GUILTY" 

Asso. First Nat'l Pictures 

DIRECTOR Sidney A. Franklin 

AUTHOR Adapted from "Parrot & Co.," by 

Harold MacGrath 

SCENARIO BY Not Credited 

CAMERAMAN Not Credited 

AS A WHOLE Excellent entertainment. Typ- 
ical "movie" stuff, but will be liked generally 

STORY Twin takes his brother's place when 

latter is charged with murder, almost marries 
brother's fiancee, but is blocked in the end 

DIRECTION Excellent 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very fine 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK Very satisfactory 

PLAYERS Richard Dick satisfactory in dual 

role ; Sylvia Breamer very pretty and gives good 
characterization 

EXTERIORS Some beautiful shots 

INTERIORS Satisfactory 

DETAIL Well handled. Some fine double ex- 
posures 

CHARACTER OF STORY The kind that the 

average "fan" loves 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 5,500 feet 

Without any special boosting, "Not Guilty" has 
come through as one of the Kaufman productions and 
it is going to get over nicely. It has a sure fire story 
for the average "fan" with love, romance and adven- 
ture finely woven together, and with some of the set- 



tings in Borneo, which makes it just enough different 
to add spice to the atmosphere. 

Sidney Franklin has done a mighty good piece of 
work. There are some fine double exposure sequences 
in the early reels that are going to make your crowd 
feel good, and there is a strong suspense and interest 
held from the very beginning. 

This isn't coming to you as a great big picture. But 
it's fine entertainment, and your crowd is going to like 
it a lot. And that's the answer, regardless of what is 
said about it in advance. There isn't a star in the lot, 
but the entire cast is well knit together and Franklin 
has handled them splendidly. 

The story tells of a twin who, in a row in a gam- 
bling house, thinks he has committed murder, and 
leaves America to escape arrest. His brother even- 
tually meets the fiancee of the brother who has left 
the country and she thinks he, the twin, is his brother. 
They resume the engagement, but she feels something" 
is wrong, and subsequently leaves for the Orient, tak- 
ing along the sister of her fiancee. In Borneo they 
meet a recluse who goes by the name of Warrington, 
but who, in reality, is the brother who fled from Amer- 
ica. At first he denies his identity, but later breaks 
down and tells his sister the truth, prevailing on her 
not to give away his secret. But the gamblers whose 
place was ruined after the murder in New York, also 
turn up and try to have the hero arrested. There 
is a mighty good fight staged at this point. The gam- 
blers want hero arrested only so that they may steal 
from him a lug diamond which he possesses. They 
believe their confederates lie to them and are trying 
to steal the diamond, and the chief gambler is killed 
in a row. Before dying he confesses that he was the 
murderer in the gambling house years before, and of 
course the lovers come to a clinch. 



Bank On Your Title. It Has B. O. Value 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Lots of good stuff for you to talk about in this. Say 
it is full of romance and adventure and this will get 
them in. The rest will be easy. They are sure to like 
it and you should do a mighty nice business with 
this one. 

Let your folks know there is some Borneo atmo- 
sphere in this, and they may like the idea of seeing 
something new in backgrounds. Incidentally the di- 
rector has sustained this atmosphere very well. 



The chances are that none of the cast are any too 
well known to your people, so you will be compelled 
to concentrate on the production and the story. Go 
strong on this end. 

For catchlines something like this: "'Not Guilty!' 
but it took years for him to learn it. 'Not Guilty' 
of what? He believed himself a murderer. But he 
wasn't. See how it works out at the blank theater." 



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ounday, January 16, 1921 



Weak Comedy And Not Enough Of It For Five Reels. 



Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran in 

" A SHOCKING NIGHT" 

Universal 

DIRECTOR Lyons and Moran 

AUTHOR Edgar Franklin 

SCENARIO BY C. B. Hoadley 

CAMERAMAN Alfred Gosden 

AS A WHOLE Very weak comedy offering; 

mostly registers as nonsense ; players rush in 

and out until it gets dizzy 
STORY Borders on bedroom farce but lacks real 

situations to get it over 

DIRECTION . . . Very poor 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Not always clear 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STARS Not up to their best in this 

SUPPORT Adequate 

EXTERIORS None 

INTERIORS Little variety 

DETAIL Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY Young husband 

with "get rich quick" idea gets himself and 

friends into all sorts of mix-ups carrying out 

one of his ideas 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 4,695 feet 

With the showing of "A Shocking Night" comes the 
announcement that Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran will 
return to the short reel field and that this is their last 
comedy feature. A wise move. This comedy duo are 
ideally suited to the short reel comedy pictures but 
when it comes to finding feature material to suit them 
both and keep them coming- consistently good, they 
have a job on their hands. 

Their version of "La La Lucille" was probably the 
best they turned out during their feature sojourn but 
the last couple, including their final feature "A Shock- 
ing Night" fall way short of the average feature 
comedy offering. And it's because there isn't enough 



material in it to satisfy both stars and what there is 
of it would have made* a first rate two reeler but it had 
to he a feature arid so there is an endless lot of padd- 
ing and "in and out" stuff that threatens to make you 
dizzy. Then too, each trick they take a whack at is 
kept up so long that it loses whatever effect it may 
have had at first. 

The story is along bedroom farce lines and it does 
get a bit naughty through the titles but otherwise it 
isn't even risque enough to cause any unusual sensa- 
tion. Eddie Lyons has the more sensible role — if 
you'd call it that — while Moran is the man with the 
"get rich quick" idea. 

William Harcourt ( Moran), is a young married man 
with fine business ideas but lacks the capital to put 
them into action. He hits upon a clever plan and in- 
terests a rich man from Montana in his scheme. Har- 
court invites the man, Bradford, to his home hoping 
to make a good impression with his servants, etc. 
But in the meantime the servants strike for back pay 
which Harcourt gives them and then tells them they're 
"fired." 

Harcourt's friend Richard Thayer (Lyons), and 
his sweetheart arrive to have dinner with the Har- 
courts and they explain how they are without servants 
and worse still a telegram comes announcing the ar- 
rival of Bradford. Harcourt and t his wife decide to 
play servants in their home while Thayer and his 
sweetheart pose as Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt. Bradford 
makes himself very much at home but delays signing 
the contract to finance Harcourt's scheme. 

Bradford also causes much embarrassment to 
Thayer's sweetheart by remarking the absence of chil- 
dren in their home and then insisting that the couple 
retire for the night. The remainder of the picture is 
a session of in and out rooms, up and down stairs stuff 
that keeps the players up all night and with the morn- 
ing comes explanations. 



Can Be Used Well Enough On A Double Feature Day. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

This is too weak to offer as a single feature so unless If you think it advisable to play it up along the becl- 

you can run a double feature day it wouldn't be well room farce lines you can talk about the situation in 

to try to pass this off as your main piece of entertain- which the young girl and her sweetheart play man 

ment. Then again if Lyons and Moran have a strong and wife. Stills of the girls in their silks and ribbons 

following in your house you may be able to satisfy undoubtedly will attract a certain crowd. Catchlines 

their admirers but at that it can't keep them interested may attract but are liable to disappoint them when 

all the time. they get in. 



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Some Short Reels 



"Beyond The Trail"— Pathe 

Type of production 2 weel western 

This is one of the best short Western features seen in some 
time. As a production, it is above the average picture of this 
type, in elaborateness of setting, story material, and direction. 
It starts right off with a jump, and the action never slackens 
nor does (he interest lag. No ends are left hanging, as is fre- 
quent in such offerings and it possesses a finished and clean 
cut appearance. The photography is unusually good all the 
Way through with some excellent shots of western country. 
Tom Santschi is the featured player and the picture is the first 
of a series of these two-reelers which he is to make. He por- 
trays the blacksmith of a Western town whose younger 
brother is a "bad egg." The younger man is their mother's 
favorite and when he falls into bad company and finally kills 
a man, Santschi, for his mother's sake, takes the blame and 
flies. Years later, still a fugitive, Santschi is crossing the desert 
and rescues an Indian dying of thirst. With the grateful sav- 
age beside him, he comes suddenly to a settler's cabin where 
he finds a beautiful girl, alone with a baby. Discovering that 
the child's father is his brother, Santschi leaves to search for 
him in the town where last he was seen. Santschi discovers 
his erring brother in the gaudy dance hall, and when he at- 
tempts to force him to return to the girl, the villainous youth 
draws his gun. The faithful Indian shoots through the window 
and kills him. Later Santschi returns and finds happiness with 
the little mother in the desert. Whether or not you have used 
such pictures previously this one is worthy of consideration by 
reason of its being a deal above the ordinary production. 



Pathe Review No. 87 
Type of production 1 reel magazine 

Review No. 87 opens with a Hy Mayer Travelaugh "Such 
is Life Behind the Scenes of the Circus." Then if you don't 
know how to make a Jelly Roll you will after you see the next 
subject on the review. The making of the cake is shown from 
beginning to end and if you don't get hungry looking at it, 
there's something wrong with you. Another short bit shows 
the training of jumping horses at Westpoint. The Ditmar 
animal pictures show some intimate close-ups of the reindeer 
and elk. "A Wedding in Brittany" done in the Pathecolor 
process is very pretty. 



"The Happy Duffer"— Town & Country Films 

Type of production 1 reel pictorial 

Another number of the "Sport Pictorials" edited by Grant- 
land Rice. The only fault with this one is that its appeal, in 
all probability, will not be general enough to make it a highly 
satisfactory offering. It is all about golf, and for any one who 
has ever played, or knows anything whatever of the game, it 
will contain a quantity of humor and interest. It is only a 
question of whether a large or small percentage of your aud- 
ience are acquainted with the game. Some good shots of 
championship matches are shown, with views of such star 
players as Evans, Ouimet, Ray, and Hagen performing with 
driver, mashie, and on the putting green. Slow motion photog- 
raphy depicts the perfect form of each stroke in a manner that 
will delight all golfers. The humor of the reel is furnished by 
a game of golf between an old "duffer" and a professional. 
The duffer shoots his ball into every place but the right one 
and gets into continual difficulties. In better class houses 
where some percentage of the audience appreciates the game 
this reel should go well. 



"Vamps And Scamps" — Universal 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

This Century comedy featurfe a group of rather attractive 
bathing girls, and two comedians who work hard and get about 
all the laughs possible out of the material. The stuff is of a 
familiar brand, most of the gags having been used in other 
beach comedies. In fact the plot of the whole thing has been 



the subject of another two-reeler already reviewed. A young 
man goes to a sea-side hotel where the proprietor wagers him 
a thousand dollars that he will fall in love with one of the girl 
guests. Most of the balance of the picture is devoted to the 
unsuccessful attempts of the girls to capture him. Several 
good laughs are obtained in the last half by old time slap- 
tick, which is put over fast and furiously. There are a couple 
of new stunts about prohibition which are also good for laughs. 
The piece as a whole will prove fairly amusing, unless you 
have shown the Vanity Fair comedy with the same plot. 



"Going Through The Rye"— Christie-Educational 

Bobby Vernon is featured in this one, which, as its title sug- 
gests, is another prohibition comedy. Every angle of this stuff 
has been about played out, with the result that only a small 
portion of the footage is new and funny. There are several 
good laughs, occasioned principally by the introduction of a 
"rumhound," which aids the dry agents by howling whenever 
there is any "hootch" in the neighborhood. Another bit that 
produces a laugh is when Bobby gets saturated with a quart, 
causing every one he meets to follow him. He is on his way 
to his own wedding, and gets into serious difficulty with the 
police through the treachery of his rival who gives him a 
bottle of Haig and Haig, and then tells on him. The second 
reel is fast, but as a whole it is only a moderately satisfactory 
offering. 



"Fire Bugs" — Universal 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

Harry Sweet, the blond haired young man with black eye- 
brows, is featured in this Century number, and while he puts 
over some pretty good stuff, the real featured performer should 
be a wonderfully trained bull dog. The animal will be sure 
to get a lot of laughs and arouse admiration by his performance. 
Sweet has quite an original style of comedy, and has a rather 
more elaborately made production than the usual slapstick 
offering. There is a lot of trick business with a hick fire de- 
partment, when the heroine's home catches fire, and it is all 
amusing. The dog plays the most important part in this por- 
tion, and as he rushes from place to place pulling strings with 
his teeth, some new stunt develops with each pull, such as 
automatically dumping the firemen down the poles and into 
their clothes. The greater part of the action is new and fast 
stuff, making this on the whole a very satisfactory offering. 



"The Baby"— Fox-Sunshine 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

The Sunshine series offers an unusually good two reeler in 
this. There are many laughs obtained by clever manipulation 
of old business, and there are a lot of new stunts which not only 
produce laughs, but several real thrills. Most of the stuff after 
the first half of the first reel is new and it has been more care- 
fully done than is usual in such pictures. A series of tricks by 
the two principal comedians, such as diving into the beach and 
disappearing in an oozy looking mud puddle head first, are 
pulled in a way that is highly amusing. It is all very fast and 
the slapstick is used freely and effectively. The sub-titles are 
particularly well done and add a lot to the fun. A thrill is 
provided by an airplane rescue of a tiny girl from a sinking 
house boat. It is the kind of comedy that is bound to amuse 
almost any audience, and in booking it you will be assured of 
a good offering. Harry Williams directed. 



"The North Woods"— Fox 

Type of production 1 reel animated cartoon 

This one is a novelty in "Mutt and Jeff" cartoons and this 
fact makes it much more amusing than the average of these 
reels. It opens up with Bud Fisher drawing the two characters, 
who immediately take life. In his haste to finish Fisher has 



Short Reels 



left Mutt without a hand and Jeff without a leg. They protest 
but Bud has gone, so Mutt takes his own fountain pen and 
draws his own hand. Jeff then begs for a foot, and Mutt 
draws him a series of terrible ones, none off which suit Jeff, 
but are quiet acceptable to the audience. They then draw their 
own background for their act, and get in hot water when Jeff 
draws a vicious bear. The idea makes for good amusement, 
and there are more laughs in the reel than in any similar one 
seen recently. 

"Leading A Dog's Life" — Town & &Country Films 

Type of production 1 reel pictorial 

One of the series of "Sport Pictorials" edited by Grantland 
Rice, the well known sport writer. As its name implies, this 
one is a study in dogs, and includes a lot of shots that are in- 
teresting because they are unusual. Some of the "huskies" or 
sledge dogs of Alaska are shown first. They are photographed 
first in summer in the northern woods. This part contains 
some very pre'.ty shots taken from a barge floating down a 
northern river. The winter shots show the dogs at work in 
the heavy snow. Next come several fine views of bird dogs 
pointing their prey. The marvelous training of the animals is 
well brought out and furnishes an interesting bit. The balance 
of the reel shows the training of police dogs, from the time 
they are very young pups. The dogs are put through their 
paces, jumping high walls and hedges, and with a combination 
of slow and rapid photography their skill becomes very ap- 
parent. This is the best part of a reel which should make a 
1 ighlv satisfactory offering because of its difference from the 
general run of single reelers. 



"Blondes" — Educational 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

This is one of the Vanity series, partially of the bathing girl 
variety, but having a somewhat novel situation as the basis of 
its fun. While there aren't many laughs in the number, this 
difference from the ordinary bathing girl type makes it fairly 
amusing. It's about a young man whose sweetie insists that 
he have his fortune told. Listening outside the tent, she hears 
the fortune teller say that a blond will be his ruin and as she 
herself is a brunette she immediately is on her guard. Then 
come a lot of meetings with blond beauties on the beach with 
much trouble for the sweethearts. Finally she buys a blond 
wig and vamps the boy herself and it all ends right. The 
girls aren't anything to rave over but the comedian and the 
leading lady succeed in getting a fair amount of humor out of 
the stuff. It is a fair reel. Scott Sidney directed. 



"A Barefoot Boy" — Post-Nature Picture 

Type of production 1 reel scenic 

To look at this latest Post Nature picture on a bleak January 
clay makes one long for the good "old summer time." It's just 
what the title says — a barefoot boy, and his little dog. To- 
gether they roam the fields and scout the brooks for a stray 
"bite." A clever little pup and a towsled head lad are the 
players while some pretty shots of meadows and streams form 
the backgrounds. The photography is excellent and the reel a 
fine short subject as a whole. 



"Officer Cupid" — Sennett-Paramount 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

The only well known name in the cast of this Mack Sennett 
offering is Eddie Cribben, and while he puts over his stuff as 
well as he can, the material isn't the kind that makes for many 
laughs. It depends on situations almost entirely for the com- 
edy and there isn't anything particularly new or funny about 
most of these. The little kid with the bulldog and monkey who 
have been seen in other Sennett numbers, are in this one and 
they produce some mild amusement. The thing runs too 
slowly through all but a small bit and the situations are mostly 
ordinary .stuff. The story is about a park policeman and his 
chief who fall in love with the same girl. The cop hires a 
friend to play burglar and he captures the thief in the girl's 
home. The girl's father turns in an alarm and the chief an- 
swers. Meantime a real burglar robs the family safe and after 



some mixup, friend cop lands the real robber. It isn't up to 
the Mack Sennett standard, and it will not be well to play it 
up too strongly on the strength of his.name. 



"Bordeaux To Lourdes" — Paramount — Burton Holmes 

Type of production 1 reel travelogue 

The reel starts off with several shots of the city of Bordeaux, 
France. The big bridge across the Garonne River, a view of 
the main streets, and some of the columns and gates of the 
city are among the views. Next are some fine shots taken in 
Pau, showing a fox hunt, with a wonderful pack of hounds, and 
some beautiful displays of horsemanship. This portion is 
highly entertaining, and forms the best part of the picture. 
From Pau, a one hour jump is made to the city of Lourdes, 
famed as a shrine of pilgrims, who have been healed by its 
miraculous water. The shrine is shown, and several views of 
the church and the pilgrims' grotto, where the cures are effected. 
The views are interesting, but have been shown several times 
before in news reels and others. The whole thing has been 
well photographed, and forms a travel picture of more than 
average merit. 



"Astray From The Steerage" — Sennett-Paramount 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

A new idea and a lot of new business makes this Mack 
Sennett number a first rate comedy. Louise Fazenda, Billy 
Bevan, and Eddie Cribben are in the cast and they all put over 
a bunch of stuff that will get the laughs. The first reel shows 
an imigrant family landing in America, along with one of the 
country's leading whiskey smugglers. There is some partic- 
ularly funny business when the immigrant undergoes a physical 
examination, with some hitherto unheard of tests introduced, 
and some really funny burlesque of a regulation examination. 
There are numerous good laughs in this part, and all of it is 
amusing. The smuggler has hidden his whiskey in the immi- 
grant's grip and follows the family to their new home. Com- 
plications develope when he tries to get the hootch back. 
There is a lot of fast slapstick-old stuff — but well done. You 
can safely tell them that you have a typical Mack Sennett 
comedy if you run this. A satisfactory offering. 



"Double Adventure"— Pathe 

Type of production Serial 

Pathe's latest serial features Charles Hutchinson, with Josie 
Sedgwick, who played with Jack Dempsey in "Daredevil Jack," 
in support. Other members of the cast having important parts 
are Carl Stockdale, S. E. Jennings, Louis D'Or, and Ruth 
Langston. 

Jack Cunningham has conceived a truly original story with 
its action admirably suited to the serial picture, and one which 
permits ample opportunity for Hutchinson to display his stunts. 
The production was made at the Robert Brunton studios, and 
has been done on quite an extravagent scale, with more of an 
eye to detail than is ordinarily found in such pictures. 

The first reel starts off with Hutchinson performing several 
real thrillers and in the episodes reviewed, suspence has been 
maintained in a manner that certainly ought to bring them 
back for more. Everybody in the cast gives a good account 
of himself and the picture looks like a sure bet in the serial 
line. 

Hutchinson is seen in dual role of Bob Cross, newspaper 
reporter, and Dick Biddle, son of a multi-millionaire. The 
story opens with Cross on the trail of "Painter Paul," a crim- 
inal artist. Bob discovers Paul in the act of drugging Martha 
Steadman, niece of millionaire Biddle. Jumping through the 
skylight from the next house, Cross prevents more dirty work, 
and Paul flees, persued by Bob. Martha disappears during the 
struggle, and Bob later goes to the Biddle home to solve the 
mystery. 

There he finds old Mr. Biddle murdered, and Jules Fernol. 
the murderer who has killed Biddle because too much was 
known of his (Fernol's) crooked work, enters the room and 
accuses Bob of the murder. Cross secretly establishes his 
identity and is allowed to break jail. 

Meanwhile the real Dick Biddle is plotting a revolution in a 
small South American republic. 



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*ONE OF THE BEST MYSTERY DRAMAS 
PRODUCED IN A LONG TIME*- 

That's shrhat they say of' The Devil to Pay" you'll 
say so too when you see the picture at the 

nearest Rathe exchange! 



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SPECIAL CAST IN 

THE DEVIL TO PAY 

(PATHE) 

Melodrama and mystery well pro- 
portioned make this an exciting 
and absorbing feature. Unex- 
pected turns and twists keep the 
suspense keen until the unex- 
pected revelation of the method 
of the murder that is the feature's, 
nucleus. Swift-moving, aptly 
titled and well photographed. A 
Brunton production. 




Moving Picture World'*/* 
"The Devil to Pay" 

Engrossing Mystery Story Developed in 

Six-Part Brunton Subject, Released 

by Pat he 

Reviewed by Robert C- McElravy 

One of the best mystery stories shown 
in some time has been developed in "The 
Devil to Pay," a Robert Brunton produc- 
tion, adapted from a novel by Frances 
Nimmo Greene. It loses not a moment in 
swinging into action, riveting the attention 
by a suggested hanging, with the wife 
waiting outside the prison for the body of 
her husband when the law has taken its 
course. Slowly the mystery surrounding 
the hanging, and the possible connection 
of one of the town's big bankers with the 
original crime, is brought into play. It is 
one of those stories which begin in the 
midst of tense situation and skilfully 
weaves backward and forward from the 
starting point until the mystery is finally 
solved. It has been expertly put together 
and reflects credit on all concerned. 

The cast is finely balanced, with Roy- 
Stewart as the calm, self-reliant prosecut- 
ing attorney; Robert McKim as the sus- 
pected banker, and Fritzi Brunette in one 
of the best roles she has had. The sup- 
porting cast is made up of experienced 
players, and the result is like the smooth, 
even performance of a competent stock 
company. 

The scenes are laid in and about a 
prison, in a fine private home, in a restau- 
rant and in a court room. The trial scenes 
have been carefully staged. The produc- 
tion is a fascinating one of its kind. 




DAILY 



Sunday, December 5, 1920 



Mystery Drama With Well Sustained Suspense and Good Production 



•THE DEVIL TO PAY" 
Roberjt Brunton Prod. — Pathe 

DIRECTOR Ernest C. Warde 

AUTHOR Frances Nimmo Greene 

SCENARIO BY Jack Cunningham 

CAMERAMAN Arthur L. Todd 

AS A WHOLE A real "fan" type of picture with 

good mystery element and suspense well 

sustained 
STORY j Some of its "intrikut" business not 

plausible but this doesn't matter; it plays its 

part just the same 
DIRECTION. .....Develops his material toward 

good climax; brings things to rather hurried 

conclusion 

PHOTOGRAPHY All right 

LIGHTINGS Good 

CAMERA WORK ? . . Satisfactory 

PLAYERS Robert McKim, Roy Stewart and 

Frtzi Brunnette handle most important roles 

well ; others all very good 

EXTERIORS Very few 

INTERIORS Adequate 

DETAIL All right 

CHARACTER OF STORY Mystery drama in 

which girl's fiance is proven crook while the 

girl believes htm innocent 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION .... About 5,800 feet 

After watching Roy Stewart hounding Robert Mc- 
Kim until he proves him a crook in both "The Money 
Changers" and "The Devil to Pay" folks will begin 
to know just what kind of a story to expect when 
they see the two names announced in connection with 
a picture. There is a similarity "in these two produc- 
tions but where "The Money Changers" had it in 
action, "The Devil to Pay" has it in mystery. 

The director has developed the plot coherently, yet 
the suspense is well sustained and the interest main- 
tained until the end at which tirne things are brought 



to perhaps an abrupt conclusion and not altogether 
comprehensive solution. Nevertheless it suffices to 
bring the mystery to a solution even if they use the 
rather old-fashioned method of having the villain 
shoot himself. 

The cast is a good one, each player being well suited 
to his respective part. Besides those mentioned 
Evelyn Selbie, George Fisher and others handles 
smaller roles adequately. The opening scenes are 
effective from a photographic standpoint. The scene 
is that of a gallows on which a hanging is taking 
place. The actual gallows is not seen, however. 
Merely the shadow is shown. This is rather a grue- 
some opening for a picture but it was probably in- 
tended for purposes of emphasis which certainly 
register. 

Brent Warren, leading banker and politicion, com- 
mits a felony for which he sends George Roan to 
death. In some way, never explained to the spec- 
tator, Roan is brought back to life and from time to 
time Warren is haunted by the voice of Roan, usually 
over the telephone. 

Cullen Grant, district attorney and former suitor 
of Dare Keeling, a wealthy girl now in love with 
Warren, secures evidence against Warren and orders 
his arrest. Dare maintains her confidence in War- 
ren but Grant's further suspicion against Warren is 
aroused when Dare begs Warren to give her some of 
her money for which he is her trustee. Grant suspects 
that the money is for -Warren. 

Dare's brother Larry is against Warren but at the 
same time wants to preserve his sister's happiness. 
Larry becomes secretary to Warren and discovers 
papers which prove Warren's guilt. At the trial War- 
ren is confident of a favorable verdict until Grant an- 
nounces another witness. It is Jcoan, the supposedly 
dead man, who proves that Warren forced him to kill 
the man. Warren cheats the law by shooting him- 
self as he attempts to get away. 



Play Up Title and Type of Story With Lines that Attract 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



"The Devil to Pay" is a typical "movie fan" type 
of story And as such should prove a good box office 
bet. It has well maintained suspense and should be 
played up from the mystery standpoint. Announce it 
as a story of a man who was hanged but later came 
back to testify against the man who sent him to the 
gallows. 

The title has drawing power and can be used 



effectively with catchlines. Mention the names of 
Roy Stewart and Robert McKim and recall their 
joint work in "The Money Changers" if you happen 
to have played it and say that "The Devil to Pay" 
contains as much mystery as "The Money Changers" 
contained action. Use the line: "You can't'get away 
with it if jou have 'The Devil to Pay.' He'll get you 
sooner or later.' " 



Trade Review % 

"The Devil to Pay" ' 

A Robert Brunton Production in Six Parts. Dis- 
tributed by Pathe. Directed by E. C. "Warde. 
Running Time, Seventy Minutes. 

THE CAST. 

Callon Oreut *07 Btewert 

Brent Wirrnn ... - • Hob-irt McKim 

D»r* Keeling Fritzi Brunette 

Larry aTeeunj Boons Fisher 

Krt. Bo an Evelyn Selbie 

Oeorrc Boan Joseph J. Dowllnj 

Die* Boas Hlchard Upu 

Dr. Jsrni*en *« k Feoton 

DeteolWe Potter William Merlon 

BTVOFSU. 
Brent Warren, e power in tbe financial end political clrolei of Hampton. tends 
Been, hie employee end eaootnplioe In crime, to the raJlowt. A surgeon brian 
Keen back to life. Meanwhile Collen Grant, the district attorney and ei- nance 
of Warren'i promised wife, falne criminal evidence agalnat tbe banker and 
briruri him to trial. The girl asks Grant, her truitae. for her money to help 
Warren, hot the D. A. refusal. Be uses Boan ■■ bij etar witness, oonrlcta 
Warren, and wins the tiri. 

A mystery melodrama with a unique twist in the plot which 
not only lifts the picture out of the usual' run of crook stories 
but will baffle the audience to the end. The letters and the mys- 
terious telephone voice are excellent touches in keeping up the 
suspense and have been skilfully handled. "The Devil to Pay" 
is a splendid title suggestive enough to attract a wide variety of 
people, and the popular type of this- picture will entertain any 
audience. 

Cast— All star. The work of Roy Stewart, Fritzi Brunette and 
Robert McKim is very true to life. Joseph J. Dowling and 
Evelyn Selbie do wonderfut bits of characterization and George 
Fisher is a very boyish and earnest brother. 

Points of Appeal — Has interest, suspense, mystery mingled 
with romance and the novel idea of resuscitating the dead man 
and using him in the climax. 

Photography and Lighting — Of the best throughout. The 
scenes of the mysterious stranger especially well done. 




Motion Picture News % 
"THE DEVIL TO PAY" 

(Brunton-Pathe) 



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Strong Mystery Story Carries Interest 

\HE DEVIL TO PAY ■ is one of the best mystery drama, pro- 
duced upon the screen in a long time. It has about everything 
necessary to excite, thrill and keep an audience pitched in a 
high key throughout, for the reason that its plot is unique and abounds in 
action from the time the opening scenes are thrown upon the screen 1o 
the last foot of film projected. 

Although credit must be given lo Frances Nimmo Greene, the author, 
for the clever way she has written the story, withholding the suspense 16 
a remarkable degree until the finish, the director and cast should not be 
overlooked. , _ . A 

This happy combination haB grasped situation after situation, and painted 
them in most natural colors. In fact, at times it looked as though the 
actors had been playing their roles for some time before the scenes were 

Tbi production iB well mounted, Ernest C. Warde, tbe director, inking 
particular care in the selection of his exteriors. 

The theme is based on the unique idea as to whether a man can be 
resuscitated after being officially bung and pronounced dead by state 
authorities. , 

As the story unfolds it discloses the ii e of a leading banker and political 
dictator of a small town who commitB a crime and causes another to be 
sent to the gallows to cover up his guilt. 

After his execution the man is resuscitated and like a ghost haunts his 
betrayer until the latter shoots himself. The climax is reached in a court- 
room scene wbich is highly dramatic. 

The cast, which is particularly strong, includes Robert McKim, Roy 
Stewart, Fritzi Brunette and George Fisher.— Length, 6 reels.— Prank 
Leonard. 






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From the nL-velby Frances Nimmo Greene 

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VOL. XV No. 15 



Monday, January 17, 1921 



Price 5 CentsI 



Have Censor Cure 

So National Board of Review Thinks 

— Wants Funds for Special 

Matinees for Minors 

The National Board of Review- 
thinks that it has a sure cure for cen- 
sors, wherever they may be. It is 
to secure funds with which to try 
out the idea that a special benefit 
performance will be given at Car- 
negie Hall on Friday evening. 

Board officials think that if spe- 
cial performances be given for chil- 
dren all over the country, the basic 
cause for the need of censors in va- 
>rious communities will have been re- 
moved. The board at present states 
,it has 140 sub-committees scattered 
'all over the nation who are working 
toward this end. The move would 
i not mean any financial loss to exhib- 
itors inasmuch as the special show- 
ings would be conducted in the reg- 
lular theaters, only at special times 
and with special films, particularly 
adaptable for juvenile consumption 
on the program. If various types of 
productions were segregated and 
those found suitable for adults only 
kept away from children, the Board 
of Review holds that welfare organ- 
izations and social betterment socie- 
ties would not find need for censor 
boards. The board plans to issue 
Specially compiled lists of such pic- 
tures. 

(Continued on Page 2) 



Clozenberg Sails for Home 

Arthur Clozenberg, managing di- 
;rector of the Film Booking Offices, 
Ltd., of England, left for home Sat- 
urday on the SS. Kaiserin Auguste 
^Victoria. He has been here for sev- 
eral weeks conferring with Carl 
Laemmle and other Universal offi- 
krials. 



Chester Leaves Wednesday 
C. L. Chester leaves for California 
[on Wednesday. Has been, here for 
about 10 days. 



Exhibito rs — No tice 

Beginning tomorrow, WID'S 
DAILY will publish every day 
the official A. M. P. A. Bulle- 
tin, recording the activities of 
the motion picture industry in 
behalf of the European Relief 
Drive, in cooperation with Her- 
bert Hoover. 

Watch for it — and put your 
shoulder to the wheel to help 
the starving babies of Europe. 




To marry Blair Cornwall, Nance Abbott realizes she must give up wealth 
and position. Is it worth the sacrifice? Heavy-handed Fate makes the 
decision for her in "Lying Lips," Thomas H. Ince's greatest work, his 
second Associated Producers' production — Advt. 



'Long the BoulMicH 

With First National. And others. Including- some sales 
managers. Plus some exhibitors. First' National showing the 
"Big 5." Or almost. The Walsh picture failed to arrive. Lab- 
oratory trouble. But the rest did. Chaplin's "The Kid" a knock- 
out. "Passion" a clean-up. "Man — Woman — Marriage" big 
spectacle. And the others. Fxhibitors happy. At last big pic- 
tures. Lot of 'em. In a row. Say they'll get a lot of money. 
But sales managers of other companies. Another story. Aron- 
son, Goldwyn ; Kent, Famous Players. Lichtman, who once was. 
And others not so important. Big pictures? O-h, y-e-s. Doing 
a hesitation. Not so awflly big. Not such-a-much. Get some 
money? Y-e-s. Slowly. Andante profundo. Bashful like. You 
know. But, oh, boy, how they'd love to have 'em. Taken by 
■pind large. As a block. One of greatest series ever shown. This 
country. Or anywhere. By one company. 

, A TRIBUTE TO JD 

All of which was a tribute to JD. Yep; Williams. Man 
behind the idea. That's all he had. And a desk. And some ink. 

, (Continued on Page 4) 



Busch With Strauss 

Former Head of Republic Dist. Wit! 

Artists' Company — To Road 

Show First Film 

Briton N. Busch, who som 
months ago disposed of his holding 
in Republic Distributing Corp., i 
now vice-president of the •Malcol 
Strauss Pictures Corp., which wa 
formed last year in Delaware with 
capitalization of $3,000,000. 

When the company was first form 
ed, a distributing contract was heli 
with Republic, but since that tim 
the latter company has been merge 
with the Selznick Enterprises and th 
Strauss pictures will be distribute 
elsewhere. 

The first picture is tentatively cal 
led "Mary Magdalen." This will be 
road showed. Mr. Strauss stated on 
Saturday that plans had not been defi-j 
nitely completed for a regular outpu 
of pictures yearly and for that rea 
son he could not state just how man 
a year his organization would make 
or how they would be distributed. 

The company has quarters at 45c* 
4th Ave., where Frank Presbry Co 
Inc., well known advertising agencj 
is located. The Presbry Co., is fin 
ancially interested in the Strauss 
Corp. 



Clark Coming: 

The Eve Unsell Photoplay Staff re 
ceived word on Saturday that Georg< 
Clark, who has been making his owl 
productions in England for releast 
through Stoll Film, will arrive in New 
York shortly to make his pictures it 
this country. 

Clark is perhaps best known for hi; 
work in "Squandered Lives," releasee 
in this country recently by the Amer 
ican Stoll unit. He will make his tern 
porary headquarters with the Ev< 
Unsell offices. 



Confab on Coast 

The franchise holders of the Fed ' 
erated Film Exchanges of Americ;i 
will hold a convention in Los Angel 
les beginning Feb. 7 and lasting foil 
a week or 10 days. 

In all probability it will be held a| 
the Alexandria, although that has no j 
been definitely decided upon as yet 
A special car will be attached to onil 
of the trans-continental trains leav[ 
ing Chicago on Feb. 4 for the coast 

Matters pertaining to addition? 
product will be discussed as well a:| 
affairs of genreal interest to th«| 
members. 



— jiji^i 



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Mcnday, January 17, 1921 




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Quotations 

Last 
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Famous Players . . S7 l / 2 54 54 
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S. & E. have sold "It Might Hap- 
pen to You" to Maurice Less Attrac- 
tions, Terre Haute, Ind., for Indiana. 






Many elements go into 
the making of a success- 
ful showing, and the 
RITCHEY poster is not 
the least of them. 

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CHRISTIE COMEDIES 
He was a good mother to the hero but "Nobody's Wife" — . That's Ed- 
die Barry in the title role of the new Christie Special, released through 
Educational Film Exchanges — Advt. 



Have Censor Cure 

(Continued from Page 1) 
The special benefit performance to 
be held on Friday has been arranged 
with Associated First National, who 
will show "Passion" and "The Kid," 
the latter for the first time in the 
East. After the showing the Chaplin 
film will be taken off to await his 
regular showing at the Strand. S. 
L. Rothafel is cooperating in arrang- 
ing the rest of the program. 



Theater for Kiddies 

What, it is said, will be the first 
theater devoted exclusively to chil- 
dren is planned in the home of the 
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty 
to Children, which will be built at 
104th to 105th Sts. and 5th Ave. The 
money for the structure comes from 
a $4,000,000 gift which Mr. and Mrs. 
August Heckscher have donated to 
the S. P. C. C. 



Storey to Produce 

"Shadowland Screen Supplement" 
is the title of a new single reel to be 
released every two weeks by A. D. 
V. Storey, formerly with C. B. C. 
Film Sales Corp. 

It will consist of "shots" of artists 
at home and will have the coopera- 
tion of "Shadowland" and the other 
two Brewster publications, "Motion 
Picture Magazine" and "Classic." 

Anetha Getwell, winner of the 
Fame and Fortune Contest of the 
Brewster publications, will be feat- 
ured in a series of two reelers, de- 
tective stories. 

These releases will be offered on 
states rights market. Offices have 
been opened at Suite 226, 17 W. 42nd 



Nichols Adding to Chain 

Vancouver, B. C. — The Columbia 
Amusement Co., Ltd., the Nichols 
chain of theaters, is growing. The 
Majestic, in Winnipeg, is the latest 
addition. 



To Represent Hodkinson 

AT A few points where we want Hodkinson First 
Run representation we have openings for ex- 
ceptional film men, now employed, who are 
keen enough students of conditions to realize that our 
selective system offers the best opportunities for ad- 
vancement and that the W. W. Hodkinson Corpora- 
tion will emerge thru the period of readjustment as 
a leader in the industry. If you feel confident to 
carry the Hodkinson Idea to the big exhibitors of 
the country, write or wire to 527 Fifth Avenue, New 
York, and we will treat your application in confidence. 



New Distributor in Italy 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Rome. Italy — The Sindicato Inter- 
nazionale Ciuematografico has been 
formed here with a capital of 5,000,- 
000 lire. The company will act as 
a distributor only and is said to have 
made arrangements with the follow- 
ing producers: Novissima, Tespi; 
Berniai, Nova. Filmgraf and Fert.' 
Mario Corscia is director general. 



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New Producer 
larks Davis has resigned as 

of publicity and advertising 
ow Film, to become secretary 

Salient Films, Inc., a New 
Dtnpany formed recently. The 
v will make five reelers, about 
ar and will work in the east, 
.ition will be via the state 
riarket. Offices have been 
at S22-5th Ave., and those in- 
[ in the proposition are Max 
m, president; F. C. Goosman, 
■sklent; Frank W. Weeks. 
iv and J. Charles Davis, see- 



To Fight Blue Laws 

Sunday Rights Association is 
ne of an organization formed 
Hotel Biltmore last week to 
oposed blue law legislation. 
in Vogel, former assistant 
;r of the United States was 
chairman of the organization, 
yal S. Copeland, City Health 
ssioner, vice chairman and V. 
t, secretary. 



Theater for Washington 
Special to WID'S DAILY) 

lington— A $1,000,000 theater 

started shortly on the east 

Connecticut Ave. between L 

; Sales Sts. The house will 

iced and supported by a group 

chants whose business es'tab- 

ts are on Connecticut Ave., 

that purpose the Connecticut 

ss'n has been formed. 



On Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over the Hill." 
Broadway — Priscilla Dean in "Out- 
side the Law." 
Criterion — "The Inside of the Cup." 
44th St.— "Way Down East." 
Loew's New York — Today- — William 
S. Hart in "The Testing Block." 
Tuesday — H. B. Warner in ""When 

We Were Twenty-One." 
Wednesday — "The Truant Hus- 
band." 
Thursday — Hobart Bosworth in "A 

Thousand to One." 
Friday — Buck Jones in "Two 
Moons." "The Hearts of Tri- 
umph." 
Saturday — Jewel Carmen in "The 

Silver Lining." 
Sunday— "Midsummer Madness." 
Rialto — Constance Binuey in "Some- 
thing Different." 
Rivoli — "Paying the Piper." 
Strand — George Arliss in "The 

Devil." 
Rivoli — "Paying the Piper" 
Strand — George Arliss in "The Devil" 



Next Week 
Broadhurst— "Over the Hill." 
Broadway — Not yet determined. 
Criterion — "The Inside of the Cup." 
44th St.— "Way Down East." 
Rialto — Roscoe Arbuckle in "Brew- 
ster's Millions." 
Rivoli — "Forbidden Fruit." 
Strand — Constance Talmadge in 
"Mama's Affair." 



Buys Reissues 

A new company, the Picture Art 
Sales Corp., with offices at 1600 
Broadway, will handle a number of 
Universal reissues which have been 
purchased from the producing com- 
pany. The deal includes a number 
of features made and released in 
1915, 1916. 1917 and 1918 and a se- 
ries of 10 two reel comedies featur- 
ing Mr. and Mrs. Carter De Haven. 

The company is a New York cor- 
poration, capitalized at $10,000. It 
will sell state rights on the. pictures, 
kU6 the Canadian and foreign rights. 
It has GO productions available, some 
of them as follows : 

"Campbells are Coming," "The Woli and 
His Mate," "Fast Cofflpflrfar," "The Fighting 
Grin," "Bringing Home Father," "Anything 
Once," "The Rough Lover," "The Honor 
of Mary Blake," "Broken Fellers," "The 
Narrow Path," "The Double Standard," 
"Hell's Crater." "Hands Down." "John 
Ermine of Yellowstone," "College Orphan," 
"The Flower of Doom," "The Hero of the 
Hour," "Fighting for Love," "From Broad- 
way to a Throne," "Mr, Dolan of New 
York," "The Terror," "The Bronze Bride," 
"The Gates of Doom," "The Nature of 
Man." "The Birth of Patriotism," "Fear 
Not:" "Fighting Mad," "49— '17," "The 
Girl and the Crisis," "The Spotted Lily," 
and "The Whirlpool of Destiny." 



Arrive from Coast 

June Mathis arrived from the coast 
last night. Rex Ingram, the director 
of "The Four Horsemen of the Apoc- 
alypse," also came on with the nega- 
tive of the picture. 



Not So, Says Brandt 

Rumors have reached Joe Brandt 
that several persons have been busy 
soliciting payments from actors, di- 
rectors and publicity men for the in- 
sertion of scenes of stars in Screen 
Snapshots, produced by Jack Cohn 
and Lewis Lewyh and released 
through C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. 

Brandt has instructed bis attor- 
neys, Keppler and Hochman, to in- 
stitute an investigation to ascertain 
who these people are and prosecute 



New Projector Company 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Dover, Del. — The Rotarv Projec- 
tor Corp. has beer, formed here. The 
company i.s a $1,000,000 one and its 
incorporators are Joseph Kenna. Jr.. 
Thomas G. Murphy and Albert E. 
Hineman, of Chicago. 



New Arrow Unit Formed 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Albany, N. Y. — Arrow Exchanges. 
Inc., of New York was incorporated 
here late last week with a capitaliza- 
tion of $50,000. The incorporators 
are W. Ray Johnston, E. R. Cham- 
pion and H. G. Davis. 



This is the company which will op- 
erate the New York exchange of Em- 
pire State Film, as noted in Satur- 
day's issue. 



Springfield. 111.— Mrs. E. M. Drier 
has sold the Empress theater to a 
local syndicate for a consideration 
said to be $15,000. 



Looking for Big Pictures? 

IN the next six months Famous Players-Lasky will release FORTY-NINE of them. Big in star, author, 
and director material, big in box-office value. 
The Paramount Pictures released in the six months now ending justified everything that was said in ad- 
vance about them. Never before were so many out of the ordinary money-makers released in such a space 
of time by any company. 

And if you look at the listings for the next six months you'll see that the big ones you've already had were 
only an appetizer. Here's a start: 



March 



April 



May 



George Melford's production, "THE FAITH 
HEALER." 

Hugh Ford's British production, "THE 
CALL OF YOUTH." 

Thomas Mtighan in "THE EASY ROAD." 

Cosmopolitan production, "STRAIGHT IS 
THE WAY." 

William S. Hart in "O'MALLEY OF THE 
MOUNTED," Hart production. 

Rohert Z. Leonard's production, "THE 
GILDED LILY," with Mae Murray. 

Dorothy Dalton in "THE TEASER." 

Thomas H. Ince-Vance Special. "BEAU 
REVEL," with Florence Vidor. 



William DeMille's production of Sir J. M. 
Earrie's "WHAT EVERY WOMAN 
KNOWS." 

Roscoe ("Fatty") Arbuckle in "THE 
DOLLAR A YEAR MAN." 

Co:m-politan production, "BURIED 
TREASURE.' with Marion Davies. 

Sir J. M. Barrie's "SENTIMENTAL 
TOMMY," a John S. Robertson produc- 
tion. 

William D. Taylor's production, "THE 
WITCHING HOUR," with Elliott Dex- 
ter. 

Douglas MacLean in "THE HOME 
STRETCH," Thos. H. Ince production. 

Wallace Reid in "THE LOVE SPECIAL," 
with Agnes Ayres. 

Hugh Ford's British production, "THE 
GREAT DAY," with Arthur Bourchier. 



Thcmas Meighan in "THE CITY OF SI- 
LENT MEN." 

Cosmopolitan production, "PROXIES." 

George Melforc"s production of a Sir Gilbert 
Parker story of the Northwest, with an 
sll-^t3r o*mt 

William S. Hart in "THE WHISTLE," 
Hart production. 

Sidney Chaplin in "KING QUEEN JOK- 
ER " Chaplin production. 

Dorothy Gish in "OH JO!" 

Lcis W b-r's production, "WHAT'S 
WOPTH WHILE." 

Gloria Swanson in "THE GREAT MO- 
MENT," by Elinor Glyn. 

Elsie Ferguson in "SACRED AND PRO- 
FANE LOVE," William D. Taylor's pro- 
duction of Arnold Bennett's play. 



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Monday, January 17, 1! 



'Long the Boul Mich ' 

(Continued from Page 1) 

And Bill Yearsley. Then the idea sprouted. Some three years 
ago. What's the result? Take a looksee. Flock of big exhib- 
itors. Putting up their kale. Got some millions in First Na- 
tional. Put another one in last week. Like to do it. Couldn't 
help it when they saw what they saw. Been just as easy to take 
more. You never saw such pep. All "hopped up" with what 
they were going to show. Take Moe Mark. Strand, New York. 
Conservative. Careful operator. Says Holubar's "Man — Wom- 
an — Marriage" will run six months. On Broadway. Greatest 
picture ever made. Not the only one. Sam Katz thinking ut 
putting it on in Chi for indefinite run in Orchestra Hall. Has 
2,600 seats. Swagger place. Concerts and such. Usually for 
high brows. But Katz says nothin's too good for it. Twenty 
six of 'em. All thinking alike. Great tribute. To JD. And 
Schwalbe. For selling the idea so strong. 

CHANGING MINDS AND "AL" 

Somebody changed their mind. ( )ver at Famous. So "Al" 
Lichtman's possible deal went wrong. Which also makes Felix 
Feist unhappy. For a moment. Or two. Lichtman won'f "talk. 
Left the Boul' Mich' thoughtful. But not sad. Some plans al- 
most ready to develop. Will surprise some. When they come. 

WHO'S WHO 

"Jimmy" Grainger was there. All smiles. Just because 
Charlie Chaplin needs him. In his business. To figure on "The 
Kid" contracts. Nice for Jim. Nice for Charlie. Nice for every- 
body. Maybe he'll use a Rolls Rooster. To go to Long Island. 
He'll earn it. Working for Chaplin. Then there was Marshall 
Neilan. All elated. Over Al Kaufman's picture. Says it's fine. 
A wonder. And all that sort of thing. By the way. Ask Neilan 
to tell you about the two drunks. It's a good one. Going back- 
to Coast. To make some more. For First National. Very 
happy. Yep. V-e-r-y h-a-p-p-y ! ! ! Grapenuts ! There's a 
reason. 

And the others: Sol Lesser. Joyous. Has Jackie Coogan 
working. And Jackie co-stars with Chaplin in "The Kid." Rea- 
son good enough. The youngster's there. With both feet. And 
then some. Abe Blank. Hails with joy being on executive com- 
mittee of FN. More reasons to bring him to the White Lights. 
Oftener. Lots of business to do. And all that sort of thing. 
Robert Lieber, too. Happy over the big pictures. Says little. 
But thinks much. Nate Gordon. Of Boston. Thoughtful. Con- 
servative. Thinks the Big 5 a 500 hand. Talking pinochle. Ex- 
pert at that. Ask Finklestein. Like Dad. He knows. Clark 
of Pittsburg. Said just two words. In four days. "That's fine." 
Sure talking of the pictures. What else could make him say so 
much? And Harry Crandall. From Washington. Taught the 
new game. Pico! Loves it. Ask him. "Von" also on hand. 
All the way from Seattle. And a flock of others. 

CRANDALL'S EXPERIENCES 
Talking of Crandall. Brings old John W. Remember to bat. 
No man in pictures had more interesting career. Get him to 
talk. High financin'. And all that sort of thing. Victim, al- 
most. Just like the Wall Street meller victims' Yep. True. 
But he fought 'em off. In- did. And now! Well, just ask him. 
And he'll tell you lie's the poorest exhibitor in the world. But 
his houses alone arc worth a million or so. But he's poor. Keeps 
telling you so. Some believe it. Don't. Why? just this: 
"I've seen a lot of exhibitor organizations," he says, "but they 
all had trouble raising money, This crowd— FN— want a mil- 
lion. And take it from me, they get it." They took some from 
Harry. Part of that million. DANNY. 



ROBERTSON COLE 

Announces In Course of Preparation 

'GOOD WOMEN" 

By C. GARDNER SULLIVAN 

DIRECTED BY GASNIER 



Boston Producer 

Metropolitan Pictures Formed in 
That City — New England Cap- 
ital Interested 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Boston-The Metropolitan Pictures 
Corp. has been formed here with of- 
fices at 168 Dartmouth St. The com- 
pany has as its officers George 
Franklyn Willey, Paul Harris Drake, 
A. Rowden George, Carl Morgan 
and Dr. George W. Calvin. 

The company states it plans to 
take an existing studio around Bos- 
ton and renovate it to suit its needs. 
It is planned to produce the works 
of New England authors only and 
in this connection gives the names 
of some works it already controls. 
Carl Morgan, said to have been with 
Maurice Tourneur when the latter 
was with the old World Film Corp., 
has been placed under a two year 
contract. He has been made a vice- 
president of the company as well as 
its director general. 

The first picture will be "A Thou- 
sand Faces," by George W. Galvin, 
which is now running serially in the 
Evening Record. This is planned for 
a 10 reel production. Metropolitan 
owns the rights to two novels by 
George Allan England. Arrange- 
ments have been made for the filming 
of "The Air Trust" and "The Golden 
Blight," two of England's novels, 
following "A Thousand Faces." Cor- 
respondence with Upton Sinclair, au- 
,thor of "The Jungle," is claimed to 
have resulted in the offer by Sinclair 
of two of his books for production. 
George Franklyn Willey of New 
Hampshire is identified with the 
company. He is the author of "Sol- 
taire." The scenario department will 
be under Kngland and Willey. 



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Price 5 Cents 



Offer Urban Stock 

iusiness Builders Handling $3,500,- 

000 Preferred Issue — Bonus of 

Common Goes With It 

The Business Builders, Inc., with 
iffices at 620 5th Ave., are handling 
he flotation of an issue of $3,500,000 
I preferred stock of the Urhan Mo- 
ion Picture Industries, Inc., the 
Dmpany in which are merged all of 
ie various enterprises of Charles 
frban. 

The preferred stock is 8% cumula- 
ve and is being sold at $25 a share. 
IVith each block of 10 shares of this 
sue a bonus of seven shares of com- 
lon stock is given. The common 
as a par value of $25 also. 

Urban, as noted, on Saturday has 

ranged for the distribution of his 
ineto Review through National Ex 
ianges. Inc. 



Stromberg Here 
Hunt Stromberg, director of pub- 
ity for Thomas H. I nee, arrived in 
ew York yesterday. At the Astor. 



Get 15% Increase 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — The Los Angeles 
leater Owners' Ass'n and the op- 

Sitors' union have come to an agree- 
|nt whereby the operators secure a 
7c increase in wages. No conces- 
ns were made regarding working 
iditions, although the operators 
i demanded a shorter working day. 




Special "Test" in Paterson 

3eginning Monday and playing for 
J week, the Regent, a 2,400 seat 
tse in Paterson will show Allan 
rlubar's "Man-Woman-Marriage." 
[will be in the nature of a "test" 
wing as was done in the case of 
ission" which played at the Gar- 
i, also owned by the Fabians. 



Equally Divided 

H here has been considerable agita- 
Hi in local exhibitor circles for rep- 
lantation on the grievance commit- 
| of the F. I. L. M. Club which 
■pugh its adjusters, the Hoy Re- 
lying Service, settles all claims on 
■•utes which arise between exhib- 
its and exchangemen. 

■ he matter has reached the stage 

■ re speedy action is looked for 
I at the F. I. L. M. Club meeting 

|:h will be held tomorrow night, it 
Plxpected that the matter will be 

e ed. Equal representation for 
■Kji exhibitors and exchangemen on 
'"committee is looked for. 



Gay fetes at home will not blot from the memory of Nance Abbott the 
burning recollection of the wrong she has done a man— her man. Thomas 
H. Ince directed the "punch" scenes in "Lying Lips," his second Associ- 
ated Producers' production. — Advt. 



Six the First Year 

The Warner Bros., Laurence Web- 
ber, "Bobby" North and Harry Rapf 
have banded together in a joint pro- 
ducing unit. The rights to 12 plays 
have been secured and it is expected 
that six features will be made the 
first year. 

Rapf will be in charge of produc- 
tion. The first picture will be "Why 
Girls Leave Home," as noted, and 
will be made in the east and not on 
the coast as originally planned. Space 
has been leased at the Biograph stu- 
dio. William Nigh will direct the 
picture. 

The series will be released on the 
state right market, but Greater New 
York rights will be handled through 
the Federated Exchange, which, as 
noted on Friday, the above individ- 
uals now own. 



Eight from Linder 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — Max Linder, through 
his studio representatives states he 
holds a two year contract with Rob- 
ertson-Cole and that the agreement 
calls for four pictures a year. 

The first, as noted, is "Seven Years' 
Bad Luck," which is scheduled for 
release on Feb. 12. 



No one could be reached at Rob- 
ertson-Cole yesterday for a confir- 
mation of this. That company an- 
nounced recently that it had bought 
the first Linder feature comedy but 
said nothing about the existence of 
a contract for more. 



New Home 

The Paramount Magazine organ- 
ization is now quartered in the 
Bryant Park Studios Bldg., 40th St. 
and 6th Ave., having moved from the 
laboratory in Long Island City. 



Dwan to Direct? 

Coast Talking of Tie-Up With Fair- 
banks for "The Three Mus- 
keteers" 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — It is reported here 
that the Allan Dwan may direct 
Douglas Fairbanks in "The Three 
Musketeers." Dwan in connection 
with this stated that such an arrange- 
ment would be a very pleasant one to 
him but that he was tied up with an- 
other organization and that the only 
possible manner in which this could 
happen would be for a tie-up between 
the "Big 8" and the "Big 4." And 
Dwan further added that this was 
very remote. 



Price Back 

Oscar A. Price, president of Asso- 
ciated Producers, reached New York 
/esterday from the coast. 



New Strand Record 

The Strand established a new Sun- 
day record with George Arliss in 
'The Devil." 



For Feb. Showing 

The Strand will show "The Kid" 
in early February. The picture 
will be shown at the benefit 
performance at Carnegie Hall on Fri- 
day for the Nat'l. Board of Review. 



Breaks Chicago Record 
Aaron Jones of Chicago wired First 
National yesterday that "The Kid" 
has smashed all Sunday records at 
the Randolph theater. Business was 
30% greater with it than with any 
other picture and on the coldest Sun- 
day of the year, too. 



More Arliss Pictures 
George Arliss was the guest of 
honor at a luncheon given by the 
Pathe offices yesterday at the Astor. 
He told of his experiences in making 
"The Devil," his first picture and 
stated that he would make more pic- 
tures, beginning the end of the month. 
Mr, Arliss would not state what 
the next picture would be, but it will 
not be "Disraeli" as first reported. 
He would not discuss for what com- 
pany he would produce. 

1st Nat'l Buys Lubin Film 

The First National exchange of 
New York has purchased New York 
state rights on Bert Lubin's "Hon- 
eymoon Ranch." 



Tex Rickard's Official Pictures Dempspy 
and Brennan Contest. Now booking. N. R. 
Greathouse, 101 W. 45th St. Bry. 5741 .—Ad. 



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Paramount Makes Some Changes 

S. R. Kent has announced the fol- 
lowing appointments in the Famous 
Players sales organization. 

J. P. Corbett, formerly branch man- 
ager at Dallas, appointed district 
manager in charge of the Dallas and 
Oklahoma City exchanges of South- 
ern Enterprises, Inc. 

Leslie Wilkes, formerly branch 
manager at Oklahoma City, succeeds 
Corbett as manager at Dallas. 

Thomas H. Bailey is appointed 
branch manager at Oklahoma City, 
succeeding Wilkes. 

Herbert I. Krause, formerly tem- 
porarily in charge of the Boston, ap- 
pointed branch manager at Omaha, 
succeeding Paul J. Swift, who will 
take up special duties. 

Charles G. G. Epperson appointed 
branch manager at Boston. 

These appointments take effect im- 
mediately. 

Scenes in New Orleans 
Los Angeles— Will Rogers, now 
working in "An Unwilling Hero" un- 
der direction of Clarence Badger. 
leaves shortly for New Orleans where 
scenes will he shot for the produc- 
tion. 



Newspaper Opinions 

"Prisoners of Love"— Goldwyn 
Capitol 

WEKICAN— The cast is adequate, Miss 
Compson chiefly interesting through remem 
brance of her work in "The Miracle Man. 
and Ralph Lewis as her father, dignified in 
11s devilment. 

WORLD ■ — * * * who, after ap 
pearing successfully as Rose in Thomas 
Meighan's fine picture, "The Miracle Man, 
immediately decided she was out of place 
in ordinary parts and organized her own 
company, became the head of it and pro 
duced her own cinema plays. 

TIMES— It falls in the category of so 
cial drama," yet it is genuinely dramatic and 
its people arc such as one meets in social 
life It is full of "plot," it even has 
"punch." * * * This plot, treated in the 
usual fashion, would be just usual. But play- 
ers director and cameramen have co-op 
era'ted to endow it with life. Every mem 
her of the cast is good, and the best of all 
is Betty Compson in the leading role. 

HERALD — Betty Compson is displayed as 
a star newly made in the Capitol's "Prison 
ers of Love." * * * , , t . 

POST — Betty Compson, whose production 
this is, does not belie the promise of her 
work in "The Miracle Man." The subtler 
expressions are easily within her repertoire 
though perhaps she pursues wmsomeness by 
way of the wry smile a trifle arduously. 

JOURNAL — The picture headlines an in 
teresting bill. * * * Miss Compson deserves 
better material. 

MAIL — The picture is not a Miracle 
Man " but it provides Miss Compson with 
copious opportunities for displaying her 
rights to stardom. Many a poor story has 
been redeemed by the quality of its inter- 
pretation and this is the case with ' Prison 
ers of Love." 

(Continued on Page 4) 



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OJV1CT0R KREMER 



"The 

Winding Trail" 

LEADS UP and ON 
ALWAYS 



Some Pictures That Are 

Bringing in Big Money 






It Will Pay You to Watch What These Productions Are 

Doing for Others— They Will Do the 

Same for You 



PASSION 

" 'Passion,' one of the most elaborate and massive pro- 
ductions yet seen on the screen, opened at the Brooklyn 
Strand before a capacity house. Long lines of patrons, eager 
to see this much-heralded picture, were in evidence all the 
day prior to the opening to secure tickets for all perform- 
ances. The picture is the biggest thing the Strand had 
ever shown." — Brooklyn Citizen. 

GO AND GET IT 

"This is without doubt the most interesting picture I 
have shown in my ten years' experience in moving pictures. 
It is full of action from start to finish. The story is excel- 
lent and all parts well played. Congratulations to Marshall 
Neilan." — James A. Estridge, Gastonian Theatre, Gastonia, 
N. C. 

THE DEVIL'S GARDEN 

"Supremely great acting is done by Lionel Barrymore 
and his beautiful wife. The action lives and has breath be- 
cause common things are stirred and swept by love, pas- 
sion, violence, universal human elements, the quality that 
enters into masterpieces."— Chicago Daily News. 

DINTY 

"This sure is a whale of a picture. Teachers in the pub- 
lic schools took unprecedented action in urging all pupils 
to go and see it. It smashed all records." — H. A. Schwahn,! 
Eau Claire, Wis. 

THE JACK KNIFE MAN 

"It portrays the freshness and sweetness of life — a beau- 
tiful, human photoplay, entirely different from the conven- 
tional types."— Los Angeles Evening Express. 

LOVE, HONOR AND BEHAVE 

"There is not a dull nor a tiresome action in the entin 
laugh producer. The action is rapid fire, making a hilarious 
whole. Well built, excellently directed and cast — a treat.' 
— Los Angeles Record. 




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"he Motion Picture Industry will save 250,000 Children from Starvation 



What 
have 
YOU 
done? 



MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 

Official Organ of the Greater New York Motion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 




dited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Daily 



ASSOCIATED MOTION 

PICTURE ADVERTISERS' 

COMMITTEE 

in co-operation with 

lOTION PICTURE DIVISION 

EUROPEAN RELIEF 

COUNCIL 

Room 305 Capitol Theatre 

Circle 4411 

Circle 4412 

C. L. Yearsley, Chairman 

COMMITTEES 

ar Appearances: 

Bert Adler, Chairman 

Nils Granlund 

Nat Rothstein 

Maury Meyers 

inting: 

Julian Solomon 
ade Papers: 

Lesley Mason 
eas. and Slides: 

Thos. A. Wiley 
lily Press: 

Fred Schaefer 



What's Doing 



Wednesday, Jan. 26 

Motion Picture Day— everywhere. 
ie theaters will present the cause 
■ough speakers, slides and other an- 
uncements to their audiences — the 
iy and the wherefore of the motion 
.ture participation. At the perform- 
:es on this day there will be a sale 
the theaters of tickets to the chil- 
d's matiness of the Saturday fol- 
ding, January 29. 

January 29 
This is children's matinee day. The 

formances will be at all the thea- 
s at 10 A. M. and admission will 

by tickets sold outside during the 
ek or within the theater during the 
)tion Picture Day observance. 



Today's "Thank Yous' 



Arthur McNamee, page boy, Cap- 
bl Theater — for hustling messages. 

j. P. Muller— for $250 cash dona- 
|n to A. M. P. A. expenses on drive. 
I'. Beahrens and Tom Wiley — for 
Siles. 

Miss Mack of Capitol Theater — 
E' sharing her office with the A. M. 
I A. publicity committee. 

Dorothy Phillips — as first stjtjr to 
v.unteer (she just happened to be 
f'.nd first. Every star will be with 
u We'll thank them as we get their 
Qcial acceptances.) 

Miss Helen Davis — for lots of help 
t publicity men. 



This Is How We Do It 

The motion picture industry has jumped in to help the hun- 
gering children ol Central and Eastern Europe in a manner to 
do credit to itself. Herbert Hoover obtained immediate co-op- 
eration when the industry pledged itself to raise $2,500,000 of 
the country's quota. To make good this effort, the film trade 
organized itself almost overnight for the drive and began func- 
tioning. The point of this is that the motion picture people are 
really leading instead of being led. Their resources are not 
being used by others, but by themselves, toward the common 
end. They are directing their own campaign through the sev- 
enty-two regional directors named by Mr, Hoover. They are 
financing their own outlay and will return a net fund as their 
contributoin to the country's total, without obligation to anyone 
outside and without a penny of profit to anyone within the 
industry. 



The Theatre Pledge 



Name of Theatre 

Address 

Seating Capacity Phone 

Owner or Responsible Manager 



Name of person to be communicated with in connection with this 

campaign 

Realizing the great need of the work done by the Hoover European 
Relief Council and with the understanding that every dollar collected 
will go directly for relief and that Every Ten Dollars Will Save the 
Life of a Starving Child, 

I Hereby Pledge Myself, my efforts and facilities to the great hu- 
manitarian work. 
I hereby agree to permit a speaker of the Hoover Relief Council to 

address my audiences on Wednesday, January 26, at 

P. M. and P. M. to outline the object and plans of the 

campaign. 

I agree to give a special children's performance on Saturday morn- 
ing at 10 A. M., January 29th, at which I will accept only tickets sold 
by your committee for that performance or such additional tickets 
as I may be able to sell. 
In addition to the above, I also agree to permit your committee to 

sell admission tickets at c which shall be 

good any afternoon except Saturdays, Sundays or Holidays until 
April 1, 1921. 

Name 



Pledge Cards 

Mr. Leo Brecher's committee has 
mailed to each theater in Greater 
New York a blank pledge card which 
the theater owner is to return with 
his agreement to carry out the plans 
of January 26 and January 29. Upon 
the receipt of the cards at headquar- 
ters, volunteer workers from the La- 
dies' Committee will be assigned to 
the theaters. A district supervisor 
will follow up the theaters in his dis- 
trict to see that the co-operation of 
theaters and committee works 
smoothly. 



Committee Call 
Chairman S. L. Rothafel wishes all 
members of the Greater New York 
Committee to meet with him at the 
Capitol Theater Wednesday at noon. 
Important business is scheduled. 



Speakers Solicited 
Chairman Jerome A. Meyers of 
the Speakers' Committee hsa queried 
5,000 speakers by mail for service in 
Greater New York theaters on Jan- 
uary 26. 



European Relief Council, Motion Pic- 
ture Committee, Greater New York 

Executive: S. L. Rothafel, Ch, 
Capitol Theater, Bdwy. at 51st St., 
Circle 5500; William Brandt, Carlton 
Theater, 229 Flatbush Ave., Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., Sterling 1546; Leo Brech- 
er, Plaza Theater, 59th St. and Mad- 
ison Ave., 6700 Plaza; H. D. Burrell, 
E. R. C, 14 Wall St., 2404 Rector; 
Sydney Cohen, Fitzgerald Bldg., 1482 
Broadway, Bryant 2786; H. G. Ein- 
stein, 25 Broad St., 4515 Broad; Wil- 
liam Fox, Fox Film, Inc., 10th Ave 
and 55th St., Circle 6800; Mrs. Julia 
Foerster, 1639 Broadway, Circle 4411; 
Marcus Loew, 1493 Broadway, Bry- 
ant 2900; John Manheimer, 215 Mon- 
tague St., Brooklyn, N. Y., 3721 
Main; Irwin Mills, 286 5th Ave 
Longacre 4519; B. S. Moss, 1564 
Broadway, 9200 Bryant; Jerome My- 
ers, 122 W. 49th St., Bryant 8770; 
Charles O'Reilly, Fitzgerald Bldg., 
1482 Broadway, Bryant 2786; Charles 
Pettijohn, Selznick Pictures Corp. 
729 7th Ave., 7340 Bryant; Hugo 
Riesenfeld, Rivoli Theater, 1620 
Bway., Circle 0100; Rudy Sanders, 
Marathon Theater, 188 Prospect Pk 
West, Brooklyn, South 4782; Max 
Spiegel, 1579 Broadway, 7408 Bry- 
ant; Charles Steiner, New 14th St 
Theater, 235 E. 14th St., Stuy. 4054;' 
Mr. Stetson, 42 Broadway, 7210 
Broad; Manny Strauss, 42 Broadway 
7210 Broad; John White, 1077 South- 
er Blvd -. Art Theater, Intervale 
I4U2; John Wittman, Art Theater, 
1077 Southern Blvd., Intervale 1402! 
Entertainment and Music- Dr 
Hugo Riesenfeld, Ch., Rialto, Bryant 
1406; Carl Eduarde, Strand, Bryant 
f 53 n,™ F lf d Stahl berg, Rivoli, Cir- 
cle 0100; Victor Wagner, Criterion, 
Bryant, 2240; Josiah Zuro, Rialto, 
Bryant 1406. 

Advisory: Mr. Baker, 42 Broad- 

W ^' l 210 Broad ' Mr - Stetson, Mr. 
O Keilly. 

?, ilv \? n $ Co-operative: J. E. Chad- 
wick, N. Y. Film Club, 130 E. 46th 
St., Bryant 4200; H. H. Buxbaum, 
Famous Players, 485 5th Ave., Mur- 
ray Hill 8500. 

Finance: Mr. Steiner, Ch.; Manny 
Strauss, William Fox, Marcus Loew, 
B. S. Moss, Nicholas Schenck, 1493 
Broadway, Bryant 2,900, Joseph 
?nnn Uck ;' , 1403 Br °adway, Bryant 
2,900; Jack Loeb; 1531 Broadway 
Bryant 1938. y ' 

Follow Up: Mr. Einstein. 

Point of Contact with Mr. Hoover- 
Mr. Stetson. 

Slides: Mr. Beahrens, Beahrens 
Supply Co., 729 7th Ave., Bryant 7843 

Speakers: Mr. Jerome A. Myers, 
Ch. 

Theater: Leo Brecher, Ch. 
Ticket: William Brandt, Ch. 
Transportation: Joseph Seider, 729 
7th Ave. 



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Newspaper Opinions 

(Continued from Page 2) 
T£] EGRAM— "Prisoners of Love is by 
Catherine Henry ami is a strongly dramatic 
story which gives Miss Compson an oppor- 
tunity to do even more striking work than 

she did in "The Miracle Man." * • 

Dailv News, Tribune, Globe, Sun and 
Evening World made no comment. 



"The Devil"— Asso. Exhib. 
Strand 

AMERICAN — The splendidly psycholog- 
ical story had more difficulty in emerging 
from the screen than it did from the spoken 
stage. 

DAILY NEWS — Top hatted Satan does 
foul deeds in Strand movie. 

WORLD — * * * Provides a good actor an 
opportunity to portray real talent, but it 
fails to be a high class film play, taken as 
a whole. 

TIMES — The joy in the screen version of 
"The Devil" * * * is in the acting of George 
Arliss, one of the latest and most valuable 
acquisitions of the screen. * * * But as a 
photoplay "The Devil" doesn't score heavily. 

HERALD — George Arliss in thrilling 
screen version of "The Devil." 

POST — He expressed, when he initiated 
his cinema career, the fear that he might 



not have a "screen face." * for he en- 

larges his grimaces past the point of regis- 
tration. 

GLOBE — It will be an exceedingly pop- 
ular film, for the devil Calas) is always so 
interesting, and Mr. Arliss has transferred 
his characterization with amazing skill from 
stage to screen. 

SUN — This picture is a most auspicious 
omen for his future success. * The pro- 

ducers have given the photoplay a most sump- 
tuous and elaborate mounting * * *. 

JOURNAL — Melodramatic as the picture 
lias grown in portions in its trip from the 
stage, the splendid skill of Mr. Arliss in the 
role of the doctor makes the offering notable. 

TELEGRAM — His gestures are illuminat- 
ing, his facial expression is remarkable. 
Mr. Arliss may be counted as one of our 
best character actors before the camera. 

Tribune. Mail and Evening World made 
no comment. 



"Paying the Piper"— F. P.-L. 
Rivoli 

TRIBUNE— Miss Dickson is not starred, 
but if any one has a right to be certainly 
she has. for she dominates the production to 
such an extent that you don't think much 
about any one else while she is on the screen. 

AMERICAN— The plot is as thin as last 
year's silk shirt. * * * Alma Tell's screen- 
(Continued on Page 6) 



ROBERTSON COLE 

Announces In Course of Preparation 

"Salvage" 

By DANIEL F. WHITCOMB 

Starring Pauline Frederick 



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A Warning to the Profession 

Rumors have reached this office that several persons have been soliciting pay- 
ments from actors, directors and publicity men for insertion of scenes of stars 
in Screen Snapshots. 

We have instructed our attorneys to prosecute immediately any person or 
persons soliciting moneys on account of Screen Snapshots or misrepresenting 
themselves as agents thereof. 

We will appreciate any information you will send to us with regard to any 
misrepresentation made by any unauthorized person or persons soliciting scenes 
to be included in the issues of Screen Snapshots. 

As this is the only release of its kind we want every one in the profession to 
be wary ot any person saying that he is authorized to take scenes to be used in 
this photoplay novelty unless he carries an authorization signed by this company. 

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Barnstyn Buys Borneo Film 

Frederick Burlingham stated yes- 
terday that his "Wild Men of Bor- 
neo," taken in the interior jungles of 
that tropical Island, has been made 
into a five reeler. 

The Holland rights have just been 
sold to J. C. Barnstyn, of the British 
and Continental Trading Co. A deal 
covering the entire foreign market 
has been consummated, details of 
which were not available yesterday. 



Two New Pathe Serials 

Two new Pathe serial pictures have 
been completed, "The Avenging Ar- 
row," in which Ruth Roland is star. 
and "The Yellow Arm," in which 
Juanita Hansen is star. 



ATTENTION 

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We still have some territory 
open on high class one and nvv. 
reel subjects. 

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CURRENT RELEASES: 

"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 

"Smilin' All the Way"— David But- 
ler 

"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
ler 

"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 
Star 

"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast). 

IN PRODUCTION: 

"The Quarry"— Meighan— Famous 
Players 

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Tuesday, January 18, 192 



Ruth Roland Here 

Ruth Roland is in New York on| 
visit. 



"One false move, my dear, and it will go hard with you, your brother and 
the visitor!" Scene from the Benj. h. Hampton Prod., "The Killer," dis- 
tributed by Pathe. — Advt. 



Newspaper Opinions 

(Continued from Page 4) 
deportment has greatly improved as to morals, 
and she is the usual delight to the eyes, while 
Rod La Roque Reginald Denny and George 
Fawcett take excellent care of the masculine 
interest in the film. 

WORLD — * * * George Fitzmaurice again 
makes evident his ability at producing beau- 
tiful settings, proper poses and alluring scenes. 
But the picture has little interest. It is 
built upon a thin and roughly prepared story 
written by Ouida Bergere, Fitzmauriee's 
wife. 

HERALD— Alma Tell looks quite well- 
Rod La Roque's the main swell, but Miss 
Bergere's smart folk act like bison ; 
let's hope that this picture will make idlers 
quell * * *. 

GLOBE—* * * is admirably fitted to the 
Fitzmaurice direction of which this picture 
is one of the best examples. 

SUN — * * * bound to satisfy the most 
discriminating taste. 

JOURNAL — It is a pretty romance, told 
with an absence of Mr. Fitzmauriee's tend- 
ency to French pastry-sort-of-sincerity. The 
production is elaborate and full of gorgeous 
and alluring surprises in the way of back- 
ground. 



MAIL — As it is, however, with an excel 
lent start it develops into a weak double 
clinch at the final fadeout. With the stage 
set for a powerful tragedy, everything works 
itself out to a sentimental and joyous conclu- 
sion, which leaves one dissatisfied. 

TELEGRAM — * * * this photoplay is 
rich in settings and reveals amazing skill in 
photography. The lighting effects are among 
the finest seen in New York this year. In 
addition to these features "Paying the Piper" 
has a story that holds the attention. 

Daily News, Times, Post & Evening World 
made no comment. 



Levey Showing Today 

The first three episodes of "A Mod- 
ern Alladin," the film dealing with 
electricity which is being made by 
the Harry Levey Service Corp., will 
be shown at five o'clock today in the 
offices of the Westinghouse Electric 
Co., 165 Broadway. 



"Outside the Law" — Universal 

TRIBUNE — Those who like crook melo- 
drama with scenes in Chinatown are certainly 
going to like "Outside the Law," for it is 
much bigger than anything of the kind we 
have seen. 

AMERICAN — The character work is very 
good as a whole. Lon Chaney is a vicious 
villain and doubling as a Chinaman does 
equally well. * * * The action scenes form 
the best part of the show. The appeal of 
the whole play is to the eye rather than to 
the mind. Perhaps it will go big for just 
that reason. 

DAILY NEWS — Lon Chaney's vivid por- 
trayal of this evil spirit is made the more re- 
markable since in the same film he also plays 
the role of a good Chinese servant. For 
facial expression he is unequaled on the 
screen. 

WORLD — The showing of this production 



Bloom May Build 

Sol Bloom has leased for a long 
term of years the Astoria Casino, 
Broadway and Steinway Aves., As- 
toria. The plot which is 200 by 1200 
ft. may be the site of a one-floor the- 
ater. If plans go through, stores will 
be built in conjunction with it. 

in so many houses simultaneously marks a 
new exhibiting step in film plays, and the 
results obtained warrant the belief that in 
future the larger productions will be given 
like showings. 

HERALD — Miss Dean looks quite fine, 
and her acting can shine : Lon Chaney's a 
prize as the vulture ; there's a gem theft well 
turned, the tale hews to the line, though it 
will not o'erburden your culture. 

SUN — * * * is one of the best underworld 
pictures shown here in a long time * *. 

Times, Post, Daily News. Globe, Journal 
and Evening World made no comment. 



"Something Different"— Realart 
Rialto 

TRIBUNE— There is nothing very dif- 
ferent in this picture. It is like hundreds of 
others — pleasant, well acted and well directed. 

AMERICAN — Here is a play in which the 
story is the thing, and a very good story it is. 
with Constance Binney as a wholesomely at- 
tractive heroine. 

WORLD—* * * so different from Miss 
Binney's usual pretty parts that all her 
friends will advise her to leave off such at- 
tempts at originality and get back to plain 
acting. 

HERALD — The bright Constance Binney 
would make a horse whinny as a girl who 
seeks some new sensation * ' *. 

SUN — The photoplay is one of effervescing 
romance to which Miss Rinney lends her 
unique charm, although it was somewhat 
marred by her cold aloofness. 

MAIL — There is a freshness about it, an 
absence of the trite, and such pleasing union 
of humor and drama combined with rapidity 
of action and unusually clever subtitles, that 
the entire picture is a joy. 

TELEGRAM — It is a refreshing light and 
well-knit little photoplay * *. 
Daily News, Times, Post, Globe, Journal and 
Evening World made no comment. 



New One for Barker 

Los Angeles — Reginald Barker \ 
shortly complete "Snow Blind," 
which scenes were shot, as noted, J 
Banff, and will next make "The (j 
Nest," by Rupert Hughes. | 

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j Says Hiram Abrams — On Coast 
Looking Over Production for 
United Artists' Release 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Hiram Abrams 
tes that so far as United Artists 
e concerned there would never be 
y amalgamation with any other or- 
nization. Abrams further added 
at for a combination to take place 
)uld mean the undoing of every- 
ing for which United Artists have 
en striving: to keep independent. 
: was quite emphatic in stating this 
d said he wished that point made 
ar to everyone concerned. 
Ahrams has been busy the past few 
ys looking over productions that he 
pes will be favorable for United 
tists' distribution. 



Custer Here; After Films 

R. Custer of the Southern Film 

•(change of Charleston, W. Va., is 

New York for a few days. He is 

king for material for the West 

ACginia territory. Stopping at the 

KV. A. 



jJarfield Film for State Rights 

derman J. Garfield has decided to 
"The Parish Priest" through in- 
Ijendent exchanges. The picture 
tt its first showing at the opening 
(the Capitol in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 
fntly. 



Taylor Here from London 
Ipnn H. Taylor, managing director 
n-creen-Art, Ltd., arrived in New 
Ilk yesterday from London, two 
its late because of stormy weather. 
teen-Art, Ltd., represent in Britain 
Mow Film, Reginald Warde, Inc., 
« others. 



AbboV^nl^ shi P' love comes to Na "« 

. A ™ tl 7 e an £ ,a marriage of soul. Then bitter remorse and change of 



ignola and Party Near Death 

'obert G. Vignola and his com- 
>j now in the Bahamas filming ex- 
>!>rs for "Redemption Cove," es- 
ifd death when a promontory up- 
'khich they were working col- 
jf d and slid into the sea, accord- 
Bto advices received in New York 
fcrday. 



Stanley's 35th 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
iladelphia— The Harrowgate, in 
east Philadelphia, constructed 
?w Pizer and his associates, has, 
ie eve of its completion, been 
iased by the Stanley Co. of 
■ica for $160,000. The house will 
»00, and is the 35th to be added 
Stanley fold within the city 



Six Reels the Limit 

Theater Owners Chamber of Com- 
merce Against Longer Films— 
On Record, Too 

The Theaters Owners Chamber of 
Commerce at a regular meeting yes- 
terday went on record as opposing 
features exceeding six reels in length. 

The exhibitors took this attitude 
for a number of reasons, the foremost 
being that a longer film broke up 
schedules, limited the number of 
shows an exhibitor could hold a day, 
cost more for rentals and put the 
producer to an increased manufactur- 
ing cost for which he does not re- 
ceive suitable financial returns com- 
paratively speaking. 

It was further stated that in 
houses where vaudeville was shown. 
a film longer than six reels could 
never be shown because it played 
havoc with schedules and showings. 

A committee was appointed to 
select a suitable gift for Harry Reich- 
enbach, in appreciation of his work 
at the recent ball which was a suc- 
cess, financially to the extent of 



Rogers Resigns 

Leaves Selznick Where He Was Di- 
rector of Sales — Going in Busi- 
ness for Himself 

Charles R. Rogers, director of sales 
for the Selznick Enterprises, has re- 
signed, effective almost immediately. 
He will go into business for himself. 

Rogers has long been identified 
with the Selznick organization and 
has been sales manager for several 
years. 



It is understood that Roger's suc- 
cessor will be a man from the ranks 
of the Selznick field force. 



$2,597 in One Day 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago— The Randolph theater 
playing "The Kid" did a Sunday bus- 
iness of $2,597 and in an S00 seat 
house, too. This is the best record 
at that theater since 1878. The 
weather on Sunday was at the zero 
point. 



Three More Signed 

To Write Originals for Famous Play- 
ers — Some Notable Works to 
be Filmed 

Famous Players yesterday an- 
nounced three notable additions to 
the list of authors who would write 
stories direct for the screen and Par- 
amount picturization. The authors 
are Edward Sheldon, Samuel Mer- 
win and Harvey O'Higgins. 

In connection with this announce- 
ment, Jesse L. Lasky outlined some 
of the future production plans of the 
company. He stated that "Peter 
Pan" would be filmed in England 
under direct supervision of Sir James 
Barrie, the author. Slated for early 
production are "The Wanderer," one 
of the Morris Gest spectacles which 
will be made in the Long Island 
studios and "Montmartre," which will 
also be made in the east. 

What will be a special production 
to ( be made by George Fitzmaurice 
is "Experience" by George V. Hob- 
art. "Laurels and the Lady" by 
Leonard Merrick will be made into 
a Cecil DeMille production, it was 
stated. 

(Continued on Page 2) 



F. P. Buys "Life" 

Famous Players announces in an 
advertisement appearing elsewhere in 
this issue that it will distribute 
"Life," the melodrama produced by 
William A. Brady. 

The picture is scheduled for re- 
lease in July. 



Slated for Washington Run 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Washington — "Way Down East" 
is scheduled to open for an indefinite 
engagement at Poli's on Jan. 31. 



The Export Situation 

WID'S DAILY today pub- 
lishes interviews with Arthur 
Ziehm, Ben Blumenthal and 
Max Glucksmann, all of them 
well known in the export field. 
They give their ideas of the 
status of the foreign market 
and also a resume of what each, 
individually, has done in re- 
cent months in fore : gn fields: 
Ziehm in Western Europe, 
Blumenthal in Central Europe 
and Glucksmann in South 
America. The feature will be 
found on page 6, this issue. 



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(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Hollywood— Olga Linck Scholl, the 
author of "Man, Woman, Marriage," 
has returned from New York. 



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Wilfred Buckland assisted Allan 
Dwan in "The Perfect Crime," just 
completed at the Hollywood studios. 
This was Buckland's initial fling at 
directing. 



May Allison and 20 members of 
her company have gone to Truckee 
to obtain snow scenes for "Big 

jame. 



Fred Leroy Granville's first pro- 
duction as a Universal director will 
be "The Girl and the Goose," star- 
ring Eva Novak. Granville has just 
returned from England, where he di- 
rected Peggy Hyland for the Sam- 
uelson Film Co. 



Quotations 



Milburn Moranti has resumed the 
production of his series of one reel 
comedies. 



Last 

Bid. Asked. Sale 

Famous Players .. 54 55^ 55% 

do pfd 80 81g 81 §* 

♦Goldwyn 4# 554 

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THangle 1 :: 7/16 7/16 7/16 

vorld Film Not quoted 

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Grainger Due Tomorrow 

Ed C. Grainger, King Vidor s rep- 
resentative in the east is due in New, 
York from the coast tomorrow. He 
has been at the studio lor seven 
weeks. 

Bushmint Co. Formed 

Chicago— Paul Bush, well known 
here has formed the Bushmint Co., 
with' offices at 207 S. Wabash Ave 
to 'upply exhibitors with music of 
every description for their shows He 
is handling the service of the Syn- 
chronized Scenario Music Co., with 
which M. J. Mintz is now connected. 

Ruffner Now in Winnipeg 

Toronto— Ralph Ruffner, famous 
[or his "Ruff Stuff," will be the man- 
ager of the new Famous Players the- 
ater in Winnipeg. . 

John Wenger of the Capitol, New 
York, is designing stage settings for 
that theater as well as those in Van- 
couver and Montreal. H. M. Thomas, 
director of the entire string, leaves 
for Winnipeg on Sunday to arrange 
for the opening of the theater there 
on Feb. 12. The Montreal house 
opens on March 14. 



When Gladys Walton finishes her 
current feature, "The Bobbed Squab" 
she will do "A Kentucky Cinderella," 
by F. Hopkinson Smith. 

Universal announces the purchase 
of rights to "The Opened Shutters," 
the book by Clara Louise Burnham, 
to be used as a vehicle for Edith Rob- 
erts. 

GAUSMAN. 



Want Censors S 

Bill Introduced in Minnesota Legisla- 
ture — Patterned After Penn. 
Law 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Minneapolis— A bill is being pre- 
sented to the Minnesota legislature 
sponsored by 700 women of Lesueur 
County, providing for censorship of 
a drastic sort. 

The bill provides for an arbitrary 
censorship of films, slides and stere- 
optican views at the expense of the 
state administration. It is figured 
that this would cost the state $74,000 
a year. The bill provides for a cen- 
or board with three members, each to 
receive a yearly salary of $3,000 and 
for a staff of assistants numbering 21, 
these to be appointed by the governor. 
The measure provides for a fee of $2 
for each 1,000 ft. of film reviewed or 
for films of less than that length. 

It is practically a copy of the Pen- 
nsylvania censorship bill with more 
rigid provisions. Another measure, a 
copy of the bill introduced two years 
ago is also pending. This was intro- 
duced by a man named Peterson of 
Moorehead. 



Selling Negative Rights 

The Picture Art Sales Corp., whic 
is handling a number of Univers; 
reissues, states that it is not sellic 
state rights on the pictures, but 
selling the negative rights for tl 
entire world. 



Banishing Dull Care 
Ray Long and Julian Johnson ha: 
left New York to join James Oliv 
Curwood in a hunting and fishing e 
pedition into the frozen wilds 
Northern Michigan. Curwood plan; 
ed the jaunt as a respite from wa : 
on his next special, "The Goldj 
Snare," now being shot. 



Jack Cohn wishes to announce t) 
Arthur D. V. Storey, Bernard 
Arons and J. R. Foster are no Ion; 
connected with the Screen Sn 
shots Co. 



Three More Signed 

(Continued from Page 1) 
Final editing stages on "Ladies 
Must Live," a George Loane Tucker 
production have been reached. This 
production has been in the various 
stages of production and assembling 
for almost two years. 

A long list of works that are avail- 
able for Paramount pieturization was 
issued among the more important 
being: "Peter Ibbetson," "Is Mat- 
rimony a Failure?" by Leo Ditrich- 
stein; "Bella Donna," by Robert 
i lichens; "The Vendetta," by Marie 
Corelli," which will be made as a 
Cosmopolitan Prod.; "The Conquest 
of Canaan," by Booth Tarkington; 
"Cappv Ricks," by Peter B. Kyne; 
and "Good for the Soul" by Mar- 
garet Deland which will be produced 
bv Cecil DeMille. 



"U" Fire Involves $100,000 Loss 

Universal sustained a loss by fire 
yesterday of $100,000 when a build- 
ing at 42nd St. and Ave. E., Bayonne, 
N. T., was destroyed by fire. 

The company used about a fourth 
of the structure to house old films. 
The Cellofilm Co., occupied part of 
it and it was in these quarters 
that the fire is supposed to have orig- 
inated. The M. P. Realty Co., was 
the owner of the building, having 
bought it from Universal several 
years ago. This was the building in 
which David Horsley used to work 
and was one of the oldest of its 
kind in the east. Total loss was sus- 
tained, but the amount involved could 
not be learned yesterday. 



Southern Block Sold 
Herman F. Jans has sold six 
Southern states comprising the At- 
lanta territory for "Madonnas and 
Men," to the W. h S. Film Distrib- 
uting Co. of Atlanta. This leaves only 
the inter-mountain states and Califor- 
nia to be sold. 



When all is said and done 
there is just one good rea- 
son for using RITCHEY 
posters. They sell the 
maximum number of tick- 
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PatheNews 

No. 6 
IDCKAWAY, N. Y — Balloonists are home 
lain. Three airmen who were lost in 
^>zen northland of Canada receive big ova- 
fcn as they return to report at Naval Base. 
k'OCKTON, CAL — New type of gun- 
iictor. Speed is main feature of this "cat- 
rpillar" — runs 25 mi. an hour against 5 mi. 
i. ordinary tractor. 

ARIS, FRANCE — Weighs 108 pounds, and 
I cannot be lifted. Pathe News secures ex- 
Asive pictures of Johnny Coulon's unusual 
It that aroused universal interest. 
jlRK TOWER, WYO— The Last of the 
iffaloes. Herds of bison, which once freely 
limed the Western prairies, are now almost 
f:inct. 

t THE LIMELIGHT— Will America re- 
lict immigration? Anthony Caminetti, 
Immissioner-General of Immigration re- 
ins after study of immigration at European 
free. 
REA, CAL. — Destruction threatens rich 

district. A spectacular blaze results when 
irks ignite gas in the oil wells of Brea 
nyon. 

)ORN, HOLLAND— Will the Kaiser be 
iced to leave Holland? It is reported 
I tch government demands his departure 
ing to plot of restore the German mon- 
hy. 

IW YORK CITY— Honor memory of 
merica's patron saint of thrift." Citizens 

wreaths at statue of Benjamin Franklin 
birthday. 

MEMORIAM — One year ago, John 
rleycorn passed away. His many pals and 
al admirers well remember the fatal day 
:n they attended the last rites to the de- 
ted. 



Merger Details 



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"Berman Month" 

Jniversal salesman are calling, 
luary "Berman Month" and are 
: to establish new sales records. 



Jay 4,000 Theaters Have Signed 

klore than 4,000 theaters will show 
first release of the new Kino- 
ms, according to Educational, 
ich will distribute the news service 
rting Jan. 30. 



New House for St. Louis 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
It. Louis — A theater to cost $500,- 
1 will be erected on the south side 
Chestnut St. just west of 18th St. 
prding to announcement by Albert 
'Morelock. The playhouse will be 
:ctly fireproof and seat 2,500. 



At Melrose and Western 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

os Angeles — The proposed Green- 

h Village and studio for Oliver 

rosco Prod, will be built at Mel- 

and Western Aves. A 20-acre 

has been secured there. 



After Local Color 

om Moore and his director, "Vic" 
'ertzinger, are here after scenes 
"Made in Heaven," Moore's next 
ure for Goldwyn. They are busy 
pting scenes in New York sub- 
.; and will both leave for the coast 
few days. 



Lesser-Gore Incorporation Involves 

30 Californian Theaters and a 

Number of Exchanges 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The West Coast 
Theaters, Inc., the $2,000,000 incor- 
poration to handle all of the Lesser- 
Gore Bros. Enterprises, is said to 
involve holdings and operating thea- 
ter properties representing a consid- 
erable sum of money. 

The consolidation is said to be an 
incorporation of 17 individual theat- 
rical enterprises, including 30 thea- 
ters, four exchanges, real estate hold- 
ings and leases for theaters under 
construction, as well as contracts and 
plans for several new houses to be 
built in the near future. 

Included in the theatrical holdings 
of Gore Bros, and Sol Lesser and 
Adolph Ramish which the merger 
will control are The Kinema, Alham- 
bra, Burbank, Optic, Regent, Ly- 
ceum, Liberty, Casino, Grand and La 
Tosca in Los Angeles; the Windsor, 
Apollo and Hollywood, operated by 
Hollywood Theaters, Inc., in Holly- 
wood; the California, Neptune and 
Auditorium in Venice; the La Petite 
in Ocean Park and the Capitol in 
Redondo, operated by the Venice In- 
vestment Co.; the Belvidere and 
American, operated by the Pomona 
Theater Co. in Pomona; the Rose- 
bud and New Central, operated by 
the Rosebud Theater Co. of Los An- 
geles, and the Sunshine in Taft. 

The new merger takes in Associ 
ated First National Pictures of South 
ern California, operating the First 
National Exchange in Los Angeles, 
the All Star Features Distributors, 
the Equity Pictures and the Educa- 
tional Film Corp of Southern Cali- 
fornia. 

Among theatrical holdings now un- 
der construction to be governed by 
West Coast Theaters Co. are the 
New Ambassador on Wilshire Blvd., 
the New Apollo, both nearing com- 
pletion; the new Gore Brothers and 
Sol Lesser 1500 seat house in 
Anaheim, to be completed in March 
and a new neighborhood house to be 
erected at the corner of Moneta and 
Vernon Ave. 

The policy will be the expansion 
and enlargement of business by erect- 
ing and operating picture theaters on 
the Pacific Coast, as noted, and in 
Arizona. 

The officers, as noted, are: Michael 
Gore, president; Sol Lesser, vice- 
president; Adolph Ramish, treasurer 
and A. L. Gore, secretary. 



At Broadway Theaters 

Capitol 

The overture at the Capitol this week is 
William Tell" with Erne Rapee conducting 
the orchestra. This is followed by the Valse 
Bluette danced by Mile. Gambarelli. The 
third number is "Making Man Handlers," a 
sport pictorial produced by Town and 
Country Films, Inc. Then comes excerpts 
from "Lohengrin," in four episodes follow- 
ed by the Capitol News. The prologue to 
the feature which is "Prisoners of Love" 
starring Betty Compson is then rendered 
with the feature following. The next number 
is a plea for the Hoover Relief Fund. Fin- 
ally there is the organ solo. 



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Rialto 

„ Tlle . opening number is the overture 
'Capriccio Espagnol." Next comes the mag- 
azine followed by Edoardo Albano singing 
"Serenade Espagnol." Constance Binney in 
her latest Realart picture "Something Dif- 
ferent," Grace Hoffman, Soprano, singing 
"Theme and Variation," Mack Sennett com- 
edy "Bungalow Troubles" and the organ solo 
are the other numbers on the program. 



Rivoli 

The overture is "Cavalleria Rusticana." 
The Rivoli Pictorial is followed by a second 
series of pictures take by the Paramount- 
Vandenbergh expedition, called "Wild Men 
of Africa." Mary Lind and Frederick Jagel 
sing "At Dawning" with the chorus assisting 
off-stage. Dorothy Dickson, the dancer, is 
featured in George Fitzmaurice's production 
for Paramount, "Paying the Piper." A Mutt 
and Jeff cartoon comedy, "The Papoose," 
and the organ solo conclude the program. 




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Strand 

The overture is "Mefistofele," with Carl 
Edouarde conducting. This is followed by 
the Strand Topical Review after which comes 
the prologue interpreted by the Sergastchinko 
Ballet. After the prologue comes the feat- 
ure, "The Devil," starring George Arliss. 
Amanda Brown, soprano, sings "Una Voce 
Poco Fa" and then comes a Hall Room Boys 
comedy, "A Dog-Gone Mix-up." The clos- 
ing number is an organ solo, "Pilgrim's 
Chorus," rendered by Ralph H. Brigham and- 
Herbert Sisson. 



Fox Warns Again 
The Fox offices have felt it neces- 
sary to issue another warning re- 
garding "Over the Hill" and the two 
poems upon which it is based: "Over 
the Hill to the Poorhouse" and "Over 
the Hill from the Poorhouse." The 
company charges that play brokers 
are offering a play called "Over the 
Hill" to stock companies and states 
that it owns the exclusive dramatic 
and picture rights for the entire 
world. 



Bray Showing Tomorrow 
An 11 reel Bray picture called 
"The Elements of the Automobile" 
will be shown at the Y. M. C. A. on 
57th St. tomorrow at one o'clock. 
The picture is said to have taken two 
years to make and is the one which 
the War Department purchased 32 
prints of to teach its Motor Trans- 
port System the basis of automobile 
construction. 



Elmer Rice Here 
Elmer Rice of "On Trial" fame and 
a member of the Goldwyn coast sce- 
nario staff is in New York from Los 
Angeles. 



Joins Carrier Brothers 

Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Charleston, W. Va.— E. P. Weis- 
ner, well known among exhibitors in 
the Central States, having handled 
publicity and exploitation for Select, 
Robertson-Cole and Universal in 
Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Pitts- 
burgh, has joined the Carrier Broth- 
ers, "Box Office Doctors," who are 
at present putting over the Kearse 
Circuit of theaters here. 

It is understood that the Carrier 
Bros, will soon launch a national the- 
ater development organization with 
offices in all important exchange cen- 
ters. 



Back With Goldwyn 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles— Lon Chaney is back 
with Goldwyn again. This time he 
is to have the leading role in "The 
Night Rose," a crook story by Leroy 
Scott. Leatrice Joy, who appeared in 
'Bunty Pulls the Strings," will ap- 
pear opposite him. Wallace Worsley 
who made "The Penalty," will direct. I 



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Six Classes Year Planned 
Famous Players plan to hold from 
four to six salesman classes during 
1921. The season starts its session 
on Jan. 17. 



Second Salesmen's Class Opens 

With thirty-four men at their desks 
the second class of Famous Players 
training school for salesmen opened 
its sessions on Monday. 

The following men are enrolled: 
F. A. Wasgion, Kansas City; J. T. Mc- 
Bride, St. Louis; A. Mendenhall, Des 
Moines; H. W. Zink, W. D. Washburn, M. 
B. Gore, Chicago; D. E. Nease, Portland, 
Ore.; H. S. Hoke, Seattle; J. M. Betten- 
court, J. J. Hess, San Francisco; C. M. Pea- 
cock, Los Angeles ; W. E. O'Loughlin, To- 
ronto ; J. R. Levee, E. L. Wright, Boston ; 
M. S. Cohen, Denver; W. S. Wilson, Salt 
Lake City; M. Landovv, R. Rhodams, Phil- 
adelphia; R. A. Schuler, Cincinnati; A. Jack- 
nic, Cleveland; L. T. Engel, W. C. Lippen- 
cott, K. G. Robinson, H. Fink, L. Brit- 
ton, A. W. Hill, Jos. Wilber, P. J. Hogan, 
S. Cohan, New York City; C. E. Peppiatt, 
E. F. Fleet, T. H. Mitchell, L. Spinks and 
L. Williams, Atlanta. 

The training course, as was the 
case with the first class which was 
graduated last fall, will be of four 
weeks' duration. 



Still Under Contract 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Gilbert Warrenton, 
who photographed "Humoresque," is 
here. He states that he has a con- 
tract with Famous Players for a year. 
Reports had it he would join the 
Barthelmess-Grifnth unit. 



In the Courts 

A jury before Supreme Court Jus- 
tice Platzek gave a verdict for the 
defendant in a suit of the American 
Trade Association against Thomas R. 
Gardiner, trading as the Gardiner 
Syndicate, to recover on a check for 
$1,300 on which the defendant stopp- 
ed payment. The defence was that 
the plaintiff got the right to exhibit 
a serial film in Greater New York for 
30 days, but shipped the film to a 
foreign country in violation of the 
agreement. To get the film back the 
defendant gave the plaintiff two 
checks for $2,550 and after one check 
for $1,250 had been paid the plaintiff 
refused to deliver the last two epi- 
sodes, so the defendant stopped pay- 
ment on the second check. 



The Pathe Exchange, Inc., has sued 
C. McLeod Baynes in the Supreme 
Court for $2,917. The complaint al- 
leges that the defendant agreed to 
deliver certain negatives to the plain- 
tiff from which films were to be made 
and the defendant was to get a share 
of the profit. He collected $6,000 on 
account of his share and agreed to 
repay all he had received in excess of 
the amount finally earned. This is 
the sum sued for. 



Nowell Productions 

Wedgewood Nowell, it was learn- 
ed yesterday, will form his own pro- 
ducing organization and make, the 
first year, a series of four Arsene Lu- 
pin stories. Production will be on 
the coast. 

Nowell played the lead in "813," 
the first Arsene Lupin story to be 
made by Robertson-Cole. The lat- 
ter company, it is very probable, will 
not make any more of the Lupin sto- 
ries, at least for the time being, al- 
though it holds an option on about 
19 of the Le Blanc stories. 



Jose Film Named 
"What Women Will Do" is the 
title given the new Edward Jose pro- 
duction which will be the third feat- 
ure presented by Associated Exhib- 
itors, Inc. 



To Work at Brunton's 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Wedgewood Now- 
ell, it is learned here, will shortly 
form a company to be known as 
Wedgewood Nowell Prod, to make 
a series of ArAsene Lupin stories. 
Production will be at the Brunton 
studios. Nowell will not appear in 
the films himself, but will supervise 
production. Nothing can be learned 
regarding distribution. 



Managerial Changes in Atlanta 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Atlanta^Considerable surprise 1 
been caused here by changes made 
the managerial line-up of the lo 
Lynch theaters. Ralph DeBrul 
who has been supervising all of 1 
Lynch theaters in town will h; 
charge of the new Howard only, 
the future. Frank Hammond, forn 
publicity representative for the lo 
houses will have charge of the F 
syth, Rialto, Strand and Vaude 
under direct supervision of N. 
Remond, state supervisor. Hammc 
in turn will have the following n 
under him: DeSales Harrison 
charge of the Rialto; Harold R. K< 
ler in charge of the Forsyth; P. 
Whaley at the Strand and Jack K 
iska at the Vaudette. 



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$2,250,000 Company 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Dover, Del.— The Eureka Photo- 
players have been formed here with 
a capitalization of $2,250,000. The 
incorporation papers give as directors 
the following: James J. Flannery 
and H. L. Ellis, Jr., of New York, 
and S. Wormser of Brookyln. 



Don't Rely on First Runs 

An investigation conducted 
Realart tends to show that exhibit 
are not relying on first runs for i 
tures as much as they used to in d 
gone by. The company points fr i 
number of examples where exhibit I 
have contracted for the Realart : i 
series with the result that one ho < 
shows pictures that were shown ji 
other theaters in the same town lis 
condition is said to exist in five 8 
tinct sections of Chicago, in Da\* 
port where six out of 13 houses J< 
Realart product, and in two partsjf); 
Los Angeles. In Kenton, O., bJl 
houses in town show Realart pictujs 



Another 49 that means — Gold! 

IN Monday's issue we told you that Famous Players-Lasky would release FORTY-NINE big pictures in 
the remaining six months of the season. FORTY-NINE sure box-office winners, because built of the 
best available star, director and author material. 

In proof of this statement we listed the releases for March, April and May. And here are the releases for 
June, July and August: 



June 



Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in "THE 
TRAVELING SALESMAN." 

Cosmopolitan production "THE WILD 
GOOSE," by Gouverneur Morris. 

Thomas Meighan in "BILLY KANE," with 
Lila Lee. 

Thos. H. Ince — Vance special "THE 
BRONZE BELL." 

Douglas MacLean in "ONE A MINUTE," 

Ince production. 
British production "APPEARANCES," by 

Edward Knoblock, author of "Kismet." 
Ethel Clayton in "SHAM." 
William DeMille's production "THE LOST 

ROMANCE," also by Edward Knoblock. 



July 



August 



'MARRIED 



Lois Weber's production 
STRANGERS." 

Cosmopolitan production "THE BRI DE'S 
PLAY." 

Wallace Reid in an untitled production. 

Dorothy Dalton in an adaptation of a big 
story by E. Phillips Oppenheim. 

British production "THE MYSTERY 
ROAD," with David Powell. 

William A. Brady's production "LIFE," by 
Thompson Buchanan. 

Two more productions to be announced. 



Cosmopolitan production "GET RICH 

QUICK WALLINGFORD." 
William S. Hart in "TRAVELING ON," 

Hart production. 
Douglas MacLean in "BELLBOY 13," 

Ince production. 
Thomas Meighan in "TALL TIMBERS." 
Ethel Clayton in "THE ALMIGHTY 

DOLLAR." 
British production "THE PRINCESS OF 

NEW YORK." 
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle in "CRAZY TO 

MARRY." 
George Melford's production "YOU CAN'T 

FOOL YOUR WIFE," by Hector Turn- 
bull. 



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MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 

Official Organ of the Greater New York Motion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 




Edited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Daily 



ASSOCIATED MOTION 

PICTURE ADVERTISERS' 

COMMITTEE 

in co-operation with 

MOTION PICTURE DIVISION 

EUROPEAN RELIEF 

COUNCIL 

Room 305 Capitol Theatre 
Circle 4411 



Today's "Thank Yous' 



Botwen Printing Co. — for 5,000 
cards. 

Standard Engraving Co. — for cuts. 

Barnes Printing Co. — for courte- 
sies. 

Motion Picture Journal — for ad- 
dressed envelopes. 

Thos. A. Wiley— for slides. 

Butts Litho. Co. — for posters. 

Jas. McCreery & Co. — ad. space for 
announcement. 

Lord & Taylor — ad. space for an- 
nouncement. 

Abraham & Straus, Brooklyn — ad. 
space for announcement. 

Star Movie Magazine — ad. space 
for announcement. 

Reeland- — space for announcement. 

Apollo Photo Studio — for photo- 
graphs of Mary Schaefer. 

Cafe Boulevard — for free use of 
meeting room. 

Anthony Gablik — for drawings and 
for enlisting musical talent. 



Mastbaum's Defi Met 

The challenge of Jules Mastbaum 
/iat the Philadelphia theatres will 
raise a greater fund than the Greater 
New York Committee is going to be 
met, and met hard. The defi issued 
was at first treated perhaps lightly, 
but when it was recollected that 
Mastbaum always means what he 
says, the ersolve was made not only 
to beat him but to snow him under 
completely — New York intending to 
show him that you can't pick on a 
bigger fellow. 



Stars You're Needed 

Bert Adler, chairman in 
charge of star appearances on 
the night of Jan. 26 in behalf 
of the drive for the starving 
babies of Europe, is out after 
as many stellar lights as he can 
secure for that evening. 

It is suggested that company 
heads and managers whc have 
artists available that night com- 
municate with Adler, .who is 
located in the Brokaw Bldg., 
1457. Broadway. And. right 
away, too. 

Phone, Bryant 1058 



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Your Theatre 

Next Week 



The crowd loveth a cheerful exhibitor 




What Red Cross Does 

Splendid co-operation with the 
Greater New York Committee is be- 
ing afforded by the American Red 
Cross through its committee led by 
Mrs. Carman H. Barrett, Mrs. Ar- 
thur Bleyer, Mrs. Harry Creighton 
Ingalls and Miss Prudence Wilson. 
The executive work is in the hands 
of those experienced campaigners, 
H. D. Burrell, director, and Mrs. Paul 
Foerster, assistant director. Through 
this committee outside sales of chil- 
dren's matinee tickets are going on 
extensively and on January 26 a huge 
force of volunteers will be available 
to work i nthe theaters. The ehad- 
quarters is on the second floor of the 
Capitol Theater building, Circle 4411. 

Flood of Appeal Posters 

To every film showhouse in the 
country a broadside poster has been 
sent from headquarters by Lloyd 
Willis. This is a lobby poster bear- 
ing the motion picture industry's ap- 
peal to the public in behalf of the 
European Relief as expressed by Her- 
bert Hoover. On the back of this 
poster for the exhibitor's benefit are 
suggestions and hints for making 
January 26 mean something to the 
theatre's friends. 



Capitol Subscription Blanks 
S. L. Rothafel is distributing to 
Capitol Theater patrons a subscrip- 
tion blank for tickets to the chil- 
dren's matinees on January 29. This 
blank asks that checks be made out 
to Franklin K. Lane, Treasurer of 
the European Relief Council, and has 
a space for indicating to what insti- 
tution, public or private, or to what 
individual the tickets are to be mailed. 




Mary Schaefer 
The Motion Picture Day Joan of Arc, 
whose "Pity Diet" for the suffering 
children of Europe is dedicated to the 
Greater New York Committee. 



A Selznick Group 

Vera Gordon, Martha Mansfield 
and several other Selznick stars are 
to form a group which will do a 
Fifth Avenue stunt in co-operation 
with the Greater New York Commit- 
tee and the Red Cross workers. 



JOINT COMMITTEE 

Representing National Association of 

the Motion Picture Industry 

and the Motion Picture 

Theater Owners of 

America 

Oscar A. Price, William ox, Carl 
Laemmle, Richard A. Rowland, Chas. 
C. Pettijohn, Jules E. Brulatour, 
William Wright, James R. Quirk, 
Arthur S. Friend, H. M. Berman, 
Louis Inerarity, Arthur James, Syd- 
ney S. Cohen, Leo Brecher, C. T. 
Sears, C. E. Whitehurst, L. Goldman, 
J. Evans, Sam Bullock, S. I. Berman, 
E. M. Fay. 

Sub-Committee to Handle the Details 
of the National Campaign 
Oscar A. Price, C. C. Pettijohn, 
Louis Inerarity, Arthur James, H. M. 
Berman, Al Lichtman, Sydney S. Co- 
hen, C. E. Whitehurst, E. M. Fay, 
C. L. O'Reilly, S. I. Berman. 



To Aid in Hoover Drive 
I. E. Chadwick, president of the 
local F. I. L. M. Club, has appointed 
the following committee to coopi- 
erate the A. M. P. A. and S. L. 'Roth- 
afel in the Hoover drive. Harry H. 
Buxbaum, Famous Players, chair- 
man; Louis Rosenbluh, Fox; Arthur 
Abeles, Metro; R. H. Clark, i\ieu< 
York First National; Sam Echman. 
Goldwyn; Sam Zierler, Common- 
wealth, and I. E. Chadwick, ex- 
officio. 



With Flying Banners 

Motion Picture Day can be made a 
gala occasion by expressing the gala 
spirit with suitable decorations for 
the front and interior of the theaters. 
Every picture house will "look the 
part" wit ha usitable display of ban- 
ners and bunting throughout the 
week of January 23. and more espe- 
cially on Motion Picture Day and 
the children's matinee date, Satur- 
day. The Publicity Committee sug- 
gests that every showman let his dec- 
orations publish his mood for the big 
week. The response of the citizens 
ought to be in the same enthusiastic 
mood. Let 'em know Something's 
Doing! Use exploitation for your big 
day, the 26th — and don't omit the 
definite message to be told in spe- 
cially prepared signs announcing that 
date. 



Campfire Girls Help 
The Criterion Theater, trhough 
Mrs. Foerster, the Red Cross assist- 
ant director, has enlisted the Camp- 
fire Girls. They will be active in the 
campaiRn of that theater during the 
drive, and will be captained by Miss 
Mary Devlin and Miss Kempthorne, 
assistant. 



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Wednesday, January 19, 19; 



"Don't Fear Europe"- Ziehm; New U.F.A. Deal 



Germany Far Behind 

Says He and Other Continental 
Countries Present No Cause for 

Worriment 
Returned from a five months' tour 
during which he visited Germany, 
France, Italy, Scandinavia, Spain and 
Holland, Arthur Ziehm, foreign sales 
manager for Goldwyn, is convinced 
that there is no reason for American 

(manufacturers to be alarmed over the 
possibility of serious competition 
from foreign producers. Ziehm's 
statement that Germany is far be- 
hind this country in the average qual- 
ity of the pictures being made, is 
particularly interesting. 

While abroad Ziehm established 
exchanges in Holland, in Stockholm 
to cover Scandinavia and Finland, in 
Milan, Italy, and in Barcelona, Spain. 
Another office is planned for Rome. 

"The International Exposition in Holland 
was dominated by German picture men." said 
Ziehm. "With the exception of Goldwyn and 
Fox, American companies were not repre- 
sented, and as a matter of fact the exposi- 
tion was international in name rather than 
character. One of the most interesting dis- 
plays was that of an aeroplane camera in- 
vented by Germany during the war and now 
available for general use. 

"From Holland I went to Scandinavia, 
where the business seemed to be in pretty 
fair condition, about 75% of the current sup- 
ply of films coming from this country. 

"My visit to Germany, where I spent a 
number of weeks, was particularly illuminat- 
ing. There had been so much talk about 
the activity of German producers and the 
moderate costs at which they were making 
film that I would not have been surprised at 
finding conditions calculated to cause uneas- 
iness among American picture men. Visits to 
a number of the principal studios in Ger- 
many and meetings with many of the leading 
representatives of the business in that coun- 
try, gave mc a quite different view of the 
situation. 

"With all due respect for the excellence of 
the work being accomplished by Lubitsch 
and May and one or two other of the fore- 
most directors, I was soon convinced that 
the average German picture is far inferior to 
the standard being maintained in this coun- 
try. Technically, our product is much bet- 
ter, not only in the direction of the players, 
but also in the matters of photography and 
settings. Here, of course, it must be under- 
stood that I am referring to the average run 
of pictures and not to specials such as 'Sum- 
urun,' 'Anna Boleyn' and other produc- 
tions of its class. 

"One of the surprises of my visit was to 
find that some really good Wild West pic- 
tures are being turned out at the German 
studios. They recall the rapid-action type of 
melodrama popular when Broncho Bill was 
at the height of his fame. 

"Most interesting, however, are the ex- 
periments being made by Decla in the cub- 
ist, futuristic and impressionistic method of 
picture expression. A new school of picture 
art is being tested, and whether or not it is 
destined to have a revolutionizing influence 
on the making of pictures in the future re- 
mains to be seen. Meanwhile, Ufa is spe- 
cializing in mass productions with a view 
to turning out specials that will be popular 
in all countries. 

"I was surprised to find that German ex- 
hibitors are far behind us in matters of pre- 
sentation. One would expect to find musical 
settings at their best in Germany, but in- 
stead they are distinctly inferior to those we 
have become accustomed to in this country. 
This fact struck me forcibly when I attended 
the premiere of 'Sumurun' and visited thea- 
ters in Berlin and elsewhere that are ranked 
in the first class. 

"From Germany I went to Italy where I 
was received with the greatest cordiality by 
the motion picture men of Rome, Milan and 
other cities. Now, as heretofore, with the 
exception of the Goldwyn product, few Amer- 
ican made pictures are being shown in Italy. 
Without any prejudice, I may say that Ital- 
ian producers have not kept pace with the 
progress made in American studios during 
the past few years, although they are turn- 
ing out some impressive spectacles." 



A Ten Year Contract 

That Is Term of Blumenthal-U. F. A. 
Agreement — Former Won't Ad- 
mit Negri-F. P. Deal 

Ben Blumenthal, president of the 
Export and Import Film Co., Inc., 
who is back in New York after an 
extended stay in Central Europe, 
stated yesterday that he owned the 
output of the U. F. A. of Germany, 
producers of "Passion," "Sumurun" 
and "Anne Boleyn," the latter the 
most recent to be produced, for Eng- 
lish-speaking countries for a period 
of 10 years. Samuel Rachman is as- 
sociated with him in the deal. 

Mr. Blumenthal was seen at the 
offices of the United Plays, Inc., the 
Famous Players subsidiary which 
will produce on the stage and then in 
pictures the works of famous Cen- 
tral European authors. The repre- 
sentative of WID'S DAILY who 
saw Blumenthal was armed with a 
number of clippings relative to the 
U. F. A. and Blumenthal's activities 
which appeared in these columns 
from time to time. 

Blumenthal would not admit that 
Pola Negri, star of "Passion," had 
been signed by Famous Players and 
would make no comment further 
than to say that both Pola Negri and 
her director, Ernst Lubitsch, were 
under contract to Rachman and him- 
self. He was likewise inclined to be 
reticent regarding his theater buying 
activities in Central Europe. He did 
say, however, that he had secured 
control of a number of picture and 
legitimate theaters in Central Europe 
but insisted that they were on his own 
behalf and not on behalf of Famous 
Players, in whose interest it had been 
variously reported he was acting. 

Conditions on the other side, said 
Blumenthal, were "not so good." He 
said there was considerable upset in 
Germany regarding the importation 
of films. The 15% clause was to 
have gone into effect on Jan. 1st but, 
as noted at various times and now- 
verified by Blumenthal, the difficulty 
is in the division of the 15%. It 
means that 150 features can be im- 
ported from outside markets to be 
used in Germany, and this per cent 
is to include American, Italian, 
French and every other brand of pic- 
tures. If divided up to include pro- 
ducers, distributors and exhibitors, as 
the law provides, it would mean that 
each individual would get about one- 
fourth of a feature. 

Joseph Somlo, one of the heads of 
the U. F. A., came over with Blu- 
menthal and Rachman. Somlo is 
here to study American picture con- 
ditions and the method of putting on 
shows. His organization owns about 
100 theaters in Germany. 

From other sources it was learned 
that Somlo had brought with him a 
print of "Anna Boleyn," which has 
been the subject of much discussion 
in English papers. It was reported 
that he is here to sell the American 
rights, but Blumenthal, when asked 
concerning it, scouted the report. 
Somlo will remain for about a month 
and then return to Berlin. 



Has U.F.A. Rights 

Max Glucksmann Owns Films for 
Six South American Countries- 
Why Exports Have Dropped 

Max Glucksmann, one of the larg- 
est film operators in South America, 
is in New York for the first time in 
four years. He came from Paris, 
where he had been spending several 
months. Prior to his sailing for this 
country he visited Berlin, where he 
looked over the market. 

He has entered an agreement with 
the U. F. A. of Germany whereby he 
owns exclusive exhibition rights for 
that company's product for six South 
American countries: Argentine, Uru- 
guay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru and Bo- 
livia. That product will give him 
about 10 per cent of what he uses. 
or about 70 pictures, inasmuch as the 
South American programs call for 
two features a day, with a daily 
change. 

Glucksmann yesterday told why it 
was that American film exports in 
recent months had fallen off from 
40 to 50% and why in the case of 
Brazil, the importation of American 
films had practically ceased. He 
stated that it was due to the lack of 
understanding of the real conditions 
in South American countries on the 
part of producers here that sums 
were asked for films that were out of 
all proportion to the value of the ter- 
ritory. It was for this reason, said 
Glucksmann, that Italian and Ger- 
man producers were making inroads 
into the South American market. 

To emphasize this point, he cited 
a typical example of how American 
pictures would find the trade door 
shut to them. Italian producers are 
asking two lire a metre for their pic- 
tures, or 7 cents for about three feet 
of film. This averages about $105 
for a five reel feature, whereas with 
domestic pictures the printing cost of 
the laboratory figured on a basis of 
4 cents a foot would be $200 alone. 
This does not include the cost of the 
foreign rights. 

Glucksmann thinks that the answer 
rests with producers here who must 
see the foreign market as the resi- 
dent buyer sees it and arrange his 
price scale accordingly. 

There are about 130 theaters in 
Buenos Aires, and of this number 
Glucksmann states he owns and con- 
trols through bookings 65%. The 
same percentage is true of Rozario, 
the second largest city in Argentine, 
where there are 35 theaters. Glucks- 
mann owns outright 42 theaters in 
Argentine, Uruguay and Chile, while 
he plans to extend his theater activi- 
ties into Peru and Bolivia. 

"Passion" was shown in Buenos 
Aires about five months ago under 
the title, "A Drama in the Court of 
Louis XV." Glucksmann states by 
his U. F. A. contract he will show 
ether Pola Negri productions such 
as "Carmen," "Sumurun" and "Anna 
Boleyn." 

He and his brother Jacobo, who 
makes his headquarters in New York, 
will leave for Paris in about a month. 
From there Max will go to Buenos 
Aires and Jacobo will return here. 



Talk of New Unit 

Luporini Brothers May Form Lar 
Export Organization to Further 
Cooperative Buying Plan 

It is reported in local film circl 
that Luporini Brothers, import< 
and exporters, will shortly form 
large export organization to be ba< 
ed by liberal capital for the purpc 
of furnishing an outlet to Americj 
producers in foreign territories a I 
serve as a connecting link with cc| 
tinental producers in the distributif 
of their productions in this count . 

The new cooperative policy i\ 
nounced by Ferdinando LuporJ 
about a fortnight ago, relative to 1 
amalgamation of foreign buyers ■ 
the interests of protection and eccl 
omy, will be one of the first steJB 
to be taken by the new corporate, 
it is said. 

Luporini, it is understood, vjl 
shortly leave on an extended tp 
through Latin America. 



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Price 5 Cent.- 



New First Runs 

Northwest Showmen Start Move in 

Independent Exhib. Corp. Fight 

— Dissatisfaction Reported 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Seattle — The fight between Jensen 
and Von Herberg and the 10 film 
companies which refuse to recognize 
that firm's booking circuit. The In- 
dependent Exhibitors Corp., grows 
interesting. Encouraged by the local 
managers of the film companies, L. 
A. Drinkwine has opened the Apollo 
theater in Tacoma as a picture house, 
and VV. L. Doudlah has remodeled 
the old Arcadia skating rink in 
Bremerton and opened it with big 
productions, such as "The U. P. 
Trail," "The Mark of Zorro, ' and 
"Kismet." 

Before the opening of these two 
houses both Tacoma and Bremerton 
first run theaters were all controlled 
by Jensen and Von Herberg. A new 
theater will al.so be opened in Port- 
land shortly, where this firm also 
controls the first run situation and 
had shut out the productions of all 
companies refusing to sell to the cir- 
cuit. 

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Hodkinson Goes to St. Louis 
W. W. Hodkinson left yesterday 
afternoon for St. Louis, where he will 
be the guest of honor at the conven- 
tion of the M. P. T. O. of Missouri. 



Owen Moore 111 
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uate hospital, suffering from a pain- 
ful, but not particularly serious at- 
tack of inflammatory rheumatism. 



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quarters in Chicago, is in New York 
for a few days. 

Two Promotions 

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and personal representative to the 
president of the Selznick Enterprises. 

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who has resigned, as noted, to engage 
in business for himself. Ezell, 
through having been appointed per- 
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Her wedding hour. At the chancel rail. "Stop!" she cries. "In the 
sight of God, I am another man's wife!" A compelling scene in Thomas 
H. Ince's "Lying Lips," a gripping melodrama of life and love, his second 
Associated Producers' production. — Advt. 



Sues for Services 

Attorney Sulzberger Wants $2,415 
for Fees — An Echo of the Com- 
mittee of 17 Activities 
Myron Sulzberger, an attorney 
with offices at 38 Park Row. is suing 
the Committee of 17 for $2,415, for 
services rendered. A summons was 
filed on Frank J. Rembusch of 
Shelbyville, fnd., yesterday. 

The Committee of 17 which met in 
Chicago last summer and preceded 
the formation of the Motion Picture 
Theater Owners of America, by some 
weeks was composed of Frank J. 
Rembusch, Sig Samuels, H. C. Far- 
ley, L. L. Lund, Martin Van Praag, 
D. W. Chamberlin, L. F. Blumenthal, 
L. T. Lester, Carl Kettler, John Man- 
iieimer, W. C. Patterson, A. F. 
Brentlinger, H. M. E. Pasmezoglu, 
EI. W. Kress, C. E. Whitehurst, M. 
V. Choynski and E. T. Peters. 



Buys Stone Films M. P. E. A. Meets 



Two More Features for Federated 

Film Exchanges — Talk of More 

Product 

Federated Film Exchanges of 
America, Inc., have purchased two 
features starring Fred Stone. They 
are "The Duke of Chimney Butte" 
and "Billy Jim." 

The pictures were made by Stone 
after he completed his Paramount 
contract and have never been shown. 

Sam Grand, Federated franchise 
holder in New England, is at the 
Astor on Federated business as well 
as on his own affairs. There was 
some talk in film circles yesterday 
that Federated would shortly an- 
nounce the acquisition of additional 
product. Nothing definite could be 
learned, however. 



Executives Gather at the Astor — Talk 
of Plans for Exhibitor Organ- 
ization 

An important meeting was held 
yesterday of several executives of the 
Motion Picture Exhibitors of Ameri- 
ca, Inc., of which Alfred S. Black of 
Boston, is president. Those at the 
meeting were Black, Frank J. Rem- 
busch, Ernest H. Hortsmann and 
C. E. Whitehurst. 

It is understood that plans were 
discussed to continue the M. P. E. A. 
as an active organization, although no 
one could be reached for an official 
statement. 



Garrett Returns 

Sidney Garrett, well known expor- 
ter has returned to New York from 
London where he has been for some 
time past. 



Dinner for Buxbaum 

Harry H. Buxbaum, local manager 
for Famous Players was the guest of 
honor at a dinner given in his honor 
at Murray's last night. The occa- 
sion was the arrival of another birth- 
day for "Bux" — he won't say which it 
is. Sydney R. Kent and D. V. Cham- 
berlin of the home office were 
guests. 



It is understood that Sulzberger is 
suing for the amount involved chiefly 
because of services he rendered in 
locating and calling upon former 
President Taft, with a view to ascer- 
taining whether Taft would be willing 
to head a combined exhibitors' organ- 
ization. It is further understood 
that of the amount Sulzberger was 
paid $500 and that he is now suing 
for the remainder. 

At the Cleveland convention in last 
June, a resolution was passed that 
all expenses of the Committee of 17 
be borne by the exhibitors of the 
country. 

Commenting on the filing of the 
action, Rembusch who is in town at- 
tending to M. P. E. A. business, re- 
garding which details will be found 
elsewhere in this issue, stated yester- 
day that it was understood that when 
the expenses of the committee were 
borne that the exhibitors would pay 
for them. He stated further that of 
the $6,200 spent, $4,200 was sub- 

(Continued on Page 6) 



Lichtman Going to Coast 

Al Lichtman leaves for the coast 
in about a week. He will stay there 
for several weeks, according to pres- 
ent plans. 



Sherrill to be Featured 
Jack Sherill will be featured in one 
picture for Ivan Abramson. The pic- 
ture will be called "The Eternal 
Mother," and will be produced at the 
Estee studio. 



Tex Rickard's Official Pictures Dempsey 
and Brennan Contest. Now booking. N. R 
Greathouse, 101 W. 45th St. Bry. 5741 



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New St. Louis Robbery 

C Special to WID'S DAILY) 

St. Louis— Three bandits held up 
Charles Wilson, the negro watchman 
at the Rialto theater, at 6:30 Monday 
morning and escaped with the theater 
safe containing Saturday's and Sun- 
day's receipts, amounting to $3,500. 

Photo Repro Moves 
The Photo Repro Co., Inc., has 
moved from 1627 Broadway to the 
Queens Subway Bldg., Long Island 
City, where it has double the space it 
had formerly. The company is short- 
ly going into the production of lan- 
tern slides. 



Johnson Cutting Films 

Martin Johnson is busy these days 

cutting the thousands of feet of film 

he shot on his last trip to the South 

Sea regions. Johnson photographed 

series of pictures on his last trip. 

The Robertson-Cole offices have 
not decided in what shape the films 
will be issued and stated yesterday 
that nothing could be done pending 
a showing of them, when they are in 
some sort of definite shape. 



In the Courts 

The Trocadero Amusement Co." of 
628 5th Ave. was sued in the Su- 
preme Court by Louise E. Williams 
for $3,000 damages because she fell 
on the ice in front of the theater last 
winter and fractured her wrist. 

The Triangle Film Corp. has filed 
suit in the Supreme Court against 
Hugo Mainthau, trading as the Un- 
ique Film Co., to recover five reels of 
positive film of the play, "Love or 
Justice," alleged to be worth $200. 



The Appellate Term of the Su- 
preme Court has decided to dis- 
miss the appeal of the Numa Pictures 
Corp. from judgments for $433 and 
$328 obtained in the Municipal Court 
by the U. S. Fire Insurance Co. and 
the Richmond Fire Ins. Co. unless 
the defendant files the appeal papers 
before Jan. 14. 

In a suit of Frederick Post against 
Victor Kremer to recover on a note 
for five films sold, the defendant has 
filed a new answer demanding $25,- 
000 damages on the ground that the 
plaintiff falsely represented that he 
was the owner of the films, whereas 
they belonged to the W. H. Clifford 
Photoplay Corp. of Los Angeles, and 
the defendant spent the sum sued for 
in advertising and exploiting the 
films. 



Incorporations 

Trenton, N. J. — Roth Amusement 
Enterprises, Morristown. Capital, 
$100,000. Incorporators, Harry Roth, 
Morristown; Isidore Roth, Dover, 
and Walter A. Hoffman, Dover. 



Albany, N. Y. — Arrow Exchanges, 
Inc. Capital, $50,000. Incorporators, 
W. Ray Johnston, E. R. Champion 
and H. G. Davis, 1801 Popham Ave. 



Dover. Del. — Eureka Photoplay- 
ers. Capital, $2,250,000. Incorpo- 
rators, James J. Flannery, H. L. El- 
lis, Jr., of New York, and S. Worm- 
ser, Brooklyn. 



Dover, Del. — Rotary Projector 
Corp. Capital, $1,000,000. Incorpo- 
rators, Joseph Kenna, Jr., Thomas G. 
Murphy and Albert E. Hineman. 
Chicago. 



The British & Colonial Kinemato- 
graph Co., Ltd., sued the Clark-Cor- 
nelius Corp. in the Supreme Court 
yesterday to compel the defendant to 
return films of "Adam and Eve," on 
the ground that the defendant broke 
a contract by which it was made dis- 
tributor of the film for the United 
States, Canada and the Hawaiian 
Island, for 35% of the net proceeds. 
An accounting of all sums received is 
also demanded. 



Gov't Wants Film Editors 

Washington — The government 
needs assistant editors of films in 
various departments and for that pur- 
pose will conduct a civil service ex- 
amination on Feb. 23. 



Dover, Del. — Red Seal Corp. Cap- 
ital, $50,000. Incorporators, T. L. 
Crotcau, M. A. Bruce and S. E. Dill, 
Wilmington. 



Dover. Del. — Woodlawn Theater 
Co., Chicago, has increased its cap- 
ital from $150,000 to $1,000,000. 



Albany, N. Y. — Gauthier Prod. 
Corp., New York. Capital, 500 shares 
common stock, no par value; active 
capital, $10,000. Incorporators, M. B. 
Bovd. E. L. Folse and J. Gauthier, 
47 W. 97th St. 



Jazz a la Riesenfeld 

Hugo Riesenfeld likes jazz, but he 
is quite particular as to how the jazz 
is played. Hence, to have it played 
the way he likes it — he has organized 
the Rialto Ensemble which will make 
its debut next week at the Rialto as 
part of the program surrounding 
"Brewster's Millions." It will consist 
mainly of wood wind instruments. 
There will be no strings, one trom- 
bone and a trumpet. 




THE STRAND THEATRE IN NEW YORK 
REPORTS THAT IT SHATTERED ALL 
HOUSE RECORDS ON SUNDAY— MORE 
PEOPLE THAN EVER BEFORE IN THE 
HISTORY OF THE THEATRE ATTENDED 
EVERY PERFORMANCE AND "A DOG- 
GONE-MIX-UP," A HALLROOM BOYS 
COMEDY WAS THE COMEDY USED. 

FROM THE PICK OF ALL THE COMEDIES 
FOR THE WEEK HALLROOM BOYS COM- 
EDIES WERE SELECTED FOR A RECORD- 
BREAKING WEEK— SOME RECORD- 
SOME COMEDIES. 

IF YOU'RE NOT BOOKING THEM NOW 
GET BUSY— THEY WILL MEAN NEW 
RECORDS FOR YOUR HOUSE. 

PERCY AND FERDIE HALLROOM. 



Thursday, January 20, 1921 
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Tuttle Buys Franchise 

Max E. Mazur, treasurer of Sher 
man Prod. Corp., announces the final 
allotment of territorial rights in Texj 
as, Oklahoma and Arkansas for Sher 
man productions during the next fivj 
years to T. O. Tuttle, manager o 
Criterion Film Service, 1913^4 Com 
merce St., Dallas. 

It is understood that he has se] 
cured the franchise on his own ac 
count and not on behalf of the Cri 
terion. 



Wright With Universal 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles— William Lord Wrigl 
scenario writer and director, has bee 
placed in charge of the serial an 
western branch of the Universal set 
nario department under the directio 
of Lucien Hubbard, scenario edito 



More Sales 
S. J. Rollo has sold "The Devil 
Angel," "The Fourth Face" an 
"Love's Battle" to the Theater Owl 
ers Film Exchange of Minneapolis fc 
that territory. 



"I Am the Woman" 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Louise Glaum's ne: 
Read production for Associated Pn 
ducers will be "I Am the Woman 
This is the story originally calk 
"The Attorney for the Defense 



Bray Showing Today 

Bray Pictures will show "The Ej 
ements of the Automobile," an II 
reeler dealing with the constructic' 
of the machine at the Y. M. C. A., cj 
57th St. today, at one o'clock. 



An ordinary poster is about 
as useful to an exhibitor as 
a mirror to a blind man. 
What the exhibitor really 
needs, and should insist 
upon having, are 
RITCHEY POSTERS! 



RITCHEY 

I.ITHO CORP. 

406 W. 31st St ,H.Y. Phone Chelsea 8388 




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The Motion Picture Industry will save 250,000 Children from Starvation 



What 
have 
YOU 
done? 



MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 

Official Organ of the Greater New York Motion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 




Edited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Daily 



ASSOCIATED MOTION 

PICTURE ADVERTISERS' 

COMMITTEE 

in co-operation with 

MOTION PICTURE DIVISION 

EUROPEAN RELIEF 

COUNCIL 

Room 305 Capitol Theatre 

Circle 4411 



Today's "Thank Yous" I 

Miss Adelaide N. Farans— for help 
in mailing notices. 

Miss Schumann — for clerical as- 
sistance. 

These motion picture stars are with 
us for next Wednesday, Moving Pic- 
ture Day: 

DOROTHY PHILLIPS 

MAE MURRAY 

RUTH ROLAND 

MARY McLAREN 

MOLLIE KING 

VERA GORDON 

MARTHA MANSFIELD 



Northwest "Pep'^ 



In the Northwest there is a well 
organized movement to put the drive 
successfully over the top. Ray A. 
Grambacher, Regional Chairman for 
the Spokane district, has written Mr. 
Hoover as follows: 

"I have appointed on my commit- 
tee representing the theater owners 
of Spokane: H. S. Clemmer, Dr. H. 
C Lambach, Charles Stilwell, J. W. 
Allender, E. Clark Walker, Charles 
Packeritz, Mr. Ternune, C. D. Wood- 
ward, Charles York and C. S. Crews. 

"At our meeting it was decided to 
have a Midnight Matinee, starting at 
eleven o'clock at the three largest 
theaters, namely, Pantages, Clemmer 
and Liberty. 

"We will immediately start an ad- 
vertising campaign with slides on the 
screen in every theater in town. Each 
theater will speak in its daily news- 
paper regarding the matinee. We 
will endeavor to persuade the mer- 
chants also to include in their news- 
paper ads a mention of the matinee. 

"The entire proceeds of the mati- 
nee will be given to the Starving 
Children fund, 

"We mean to put this proposition 
over successfully to show the general 
public that the theatrical people are 
really alive and will make a success 
of whatever they attempt to do." 



Important Notes 

At the executive committee meet- 
ing Wednesday it was announced: 

The F. I. L. M. Club, to help 
along the special Saturday morning 
matinee, will purchase tickets and 
have as its guests the various schools 
and institutions in the neighborhood 
of local motion theaters. 

There is to be a meeting of the 
Four Minute speakers on Monday 
night at 8:15, in the Fifth Ave. Bap- 
tist Church, 8 East 46th St. Com- 
mander George Barr Baker, Dr. 
Thos. E. Greene and Jerome A. 
Meyers will address the Four Min- 
ute speakers and give them the de- 
tails of the things to be mentioned 
at the theaters on Wednesday, Jan. 
26th. 

More than 500 speakers, both men 
and women, have already replied and 
signified their willingness to serve, 
but additional volunteers can be 
placed to good advantage if they will 
get in touch with Motion Picture 
Headquarters at 122 West 49th St. 

The Transportation Committee in 
addition to having made arrange- 
ments for supplying all shows for 
the morning of the 29th, is now work- 
ing on obtaining a sufficient number 
of closed cars so that the stars who 
are to make personal appearances on 
Jan. 26 will have proper transporta- 
tion. Those who have closed cars 
to offer for this purpose should get 
in touch with Mr. Rosenbaum of the 
Transportation Committee, or Mrs. 
Foerster at the Capitol Theater, Cir- 
cle 5500. 



DO 

Send in Your 
SIGNED PLEDGES 

to Leo Brecher 
305 Capitol Theater Bldg. 



Preparing Programs 
The Theater Committee and the 
Film Committee are working to- 
gether to provide the theaters with 
the children's matinee programs. 
The film committee is to receive a list 
of the theaters which will conduct 
the Saturday morning performances 
of Jan. 29. The shows for these thea- 
ters will be ready for distribution on 
the afternoon of Friday, January 28. 
The film committee is already col- 
lecting this special material and as- 
sembling it in program form. 



NOTICE! 

Special European Relief posters 
will be delivered to Greater New 
York theaters with the films booked 
by them for their regular shows of 
next Saturday, Jan. 22. Please use 
these posters to good effect. 



Stars You're Needed 

Bert Adler, chairman in 
charge of star appearances on 
the night of Jan. 26 in behalf 
of the drive for the starving 
babies of Europe, is out after 
as many stellar lights as he can 
secure for that evening. 

It is suggested that company 
heads and managers who have 
artists available that night com- 
municate with Adler, who is 
located in the Brokaw Bldg., 
1457. Broadway. And. right 
away, too. 

Phone, Bryant 1058 



A dramatic tabloid 
"THE INVISIBLE GUEST" 
(150 ft.) 
GET IT at the New York Para- 
mount Exchange, 729 7th Ave., free 
of charge for this drive. 
Get it now and run it now! It's for 
the cause. 



Big Stores Co-operate 
Chairman Paul Lazarus of the A. 
M. P. A. Committee to secure co-op- 
eration from the big department 
stores in advertising Motion Picture 
Day, has met with gratifying re- 
sponse. Next week Lord & Taylor 
and J. B. McCreery & Co. of Man- 
hattan and Abraham & Straus of 
Brooklyn will carry in their copy in 
the daily papers a notice of Motion 
Picture Day. 



Ryskind Busy 

Morrie Ryskind, the new popular 
author, has arranged to celebrate Mo- 
tion Picture Day at "F. P. A."'s Con- 
tribs' Dinner on the 26th with an 
activity in behalf of the big film do- 
ings. 



In Electric Lights 

Motion Picture Day has been beam- 
ing at Broadway crowds o' nights 
from several of the Selznick electric 
signs. By next week it is possible 
that other electric signs may be pro- 
claiming the motion picture indus- 
try's interest in the Hoover campaign 
for Eu:opean Relief 



Regional Directors^ 

The exhibitors who have accepted 
Mr. Hoover's appointment as chair-, 
men of the "Save the Children" drive 
in their respective territories are: W.i 
Bernstein, Colonial Theater, Albany, 
Mr. Larsen, Keith's Theater, Boston; 
Mike Shea, Shea's Hippodrome, Buf- 
falo; Dr. Sam Atkinson, Allied 
Amusement Assn., Chicago; Henry 
Lustig, Cleveland; E. T. Peter, Dal- 
las; F. F. Schwie, Duluth Amuse- 
ment Co., Duluth; Fred Dahnken, 
Turner & Dahnken, San Francisco; 
Gore Bros, and Sol Lesser, Los An- 
geles; James C. Clemmer, Seattle; 
Ray A. Grombacker, Spokane; W. A.'' 
Greaper, Union Ave. Theater, Port- 
land; Wm. Swanson, Salt Lake City; 
Thos. Vickroy, Tabor Theater, Den- 
ver; Fred Seegert, Regent Theater, 
Milwaukee; Jake Wells, Colonial 
Theater, Richmond; Frank L. New- 
man, Kansas City; Harry Crandall, 
Metropolitan Theater, Washington- 
Harry Goldberg, Sun Theater, Om- 
aha; A. H. Blank, Des Moines; Eu- 
gene V. Richards, Saenger Amuse- 
ment Co., New Orleans; Jules Mast- 
baum, Philadelphia; John P. Harris, 
Grand Theater, Pittsburg; J. C. Rit- 
ter Rialto Theater, Detroit; Theo. 
L. Hays, Loeb's Arcade, Minneapo- 
lis; Joseph Mogler, St. Louis; E. M 
Fay, Providence; Louis Blumenthal, 
National Theater, Jersey City; E. H 
Bingham, Colonial Theater, Indian- 
apolis; J. A. Maddox, Southern The- 
«M r : Columbu s, O.; Charles W. 
Whitehurst, New Theater, Baltimore- 
H. B. Varner, Lyric Theater, Lex- 
mgton, N C; C. D. Cooley, Strand 
Theater, Tampa, Fla.; W. J. Steffes, 
Minneapolis; H. C. Farley, Montgom- 
ery, Ala.; L. T. Ditmars, Majestic 
1 heater, Louisville; E. T Lester 
Rialto Theater, Columbus, S. G; L. 
M. Miller Palace Theater, Wichita, 
Kan.; S. Z. Poll, New Haven, Conn.; 
Sam L. Rothafel, Capitol Theater, 
New York City; Alfred Black, Black's 
Theater, Rockland, Me.; C. H. Bean 
Pastime Theater, Franklin, N. H.; 
H. S. Graves, St. Johnsbury, Vt ■ 
Fitzpatrick & McElroy, Chicago- W 
A. Dilhon Strand Theater, Ithaca, 

^i ' ^Y; - H - Lint °n, Hippodrome 
Theater Utica, N. Y; Theo. Jel- 
lenk Albany Theater, Schenectady, 
N. Y ; C. A. Lick, New Theater, Ft 
Smith, Ark. 



SLIDES! 

Special advance slides will be dis- 
tributed from the Capitol Theater 
building by Mrs. Foerster's aides at 
the same time that packages of tickets 
are issued to theater men. 



Decorate your theatre lobby next week— Let your public know there's something doing! 






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PROMOTER, OPERATOR AND AGENT IN 
THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY— 

You are hereby informed that full and complete motion picture, book and 
dramatic rights to 

The Story of Audrey Munson 

Have been secured and are now exclusively owned and controlled by 

PERRY PLAYS INCORPORATED 

220 West 42nd Street, New York 

By arrangement with Allen Rock 

Miss Munson is the most famous of all artists' models whose beauty has 
inspired the greatest modern masterpieces. 

Her intimate story is the tremendous drama now appearing in smashing 
two-page spreads, every Sunday, in all the Hearst Sunday Newspapers and 
in more than fifty other big Sunday newspapers throughout the country. 

PERRY PLAYS INCORPORATED has also secured the exclusive 
services of Miss Munson herself, including all photographic rights originating 
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In view of the extraordinary value of the above rights— plus the value of the newspaper cooper- 
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Notifies the trade in general that it will promptly protect each and every right thus possessed by it 

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nursday, January 20, 1921 




DAILY 



Jutch Trust Launched; Export Doings 



Barnstyn In It 

is a 10,000,000 Guilder Unit With 

Big Interests Back of It — 15 
Theaters Controlled 
If. C. Barnstyn, of the British and 
Ltinental Trading Co., received 
4,rd by cable from The Hague, Hol- 
|jid yesterday that his brother, Louis 
|d completed the details of a 10,- 
"l.OOO guilder corporation in Hol- 
[id involving theaters, exchanges 
,1 a laboratory. 

The company is backed by impor- 
tjtt Dutch business interests, includ- 
8' a large and well known steam- 
j'p line. Its shares are to be offered 
I the Amsterdam stock exchange. 
Fifteen theaters are involved in the 
dnbination, including five in The 
[itgue, one in Rotterdam, two m 
fcisterdam, one in Utrecht, three in 
Hmegen and two in Arnhem. It 
i^es in the exchange and the pro- 
lans to date handled by Louis 
Irnstyn's company, which in Dutch 
failed the Loet C. Barnstijn's Film 
F)d. and also the Sassen Wilson ex- 
Inge in The Hague and the I. F. 
; Internationale Film Ondernem- 
I, in Rotterdam. A laboratory is 
i wise included in the deal and even 
i jrint shop where Barnstyn can 
lit his own stationery and paper. 

Louis Barnstyn will be the general 
fetor of the company, as yet un- 
[ined. The corporation's chief aim 
II be the development of a chain of 
jjaters in Holland. 

lamstyn's exchange business is 
I of the most important in Holl- 
(li. He controls for that country, 
:t following programs: Fox, Gau- 
nit. Famous Players (until 1920), 
lldwyn and has first call on the 
Iductions of the Unione Cinemato- 
jphic Italiana — the Italian film 
1st. He has to date been releasing 

c and a half programs weekly. 
Is averages 25,000 ft. 

. C. Barnstyn will be the American 
'iresentative for the company. 



To Fight U. C. I.? 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
:ome, Italy — There is talk here 
It certain firms with headquarters 
le and some in Turin, will shortly 
l\ together and form a combined 
Ionization in order to fight the 
I one Cinematographica Italiana. 
I; said that the move is being spon- 
<d bj' a banking house which to 
I; has not interested itself in film 
firs. 



talian Film Men Coming Here 

arlos Amato, producer of the pic- 
u starring Pina Menichelli, famous 
I taly and Baron Fassini, onkf of 
[ leading officials of the Unione 

■matographic Italiana, are com- 
n to this country shortly to look 
T the market, according to Arthur 
- im. The date for their sailing has 
■< been definitely settled. 



After S. A. Trade 

Germans and Italians Busy — Cheap 
American Films Face Compe- 
tition, Says John L. Day 

An entirely new situation confronts 
the American film exporter in South 
America, according to John L. Day, 
South American representative of Fa- 
mous Players, just returned after a 
six months' trip. Brazil, Argentine 
and Chile were visited by Day, con- 
siderable time being spent in the of- 
fices of Peliculas D'Luxo Da Amer- 
ica Do Sul, a Famous Players sub- 
sidiary in Rio de Janeiro. 

"The day when the American ex- 
porter could dump any kind of film 
into the South American market has 
passed," said Day yesterday. "Fall- 
ing exchange values have crippled 
the export and import business 
through South American to a large 
extent. 

"In addition new factors have en- 
tered into the situation through the 
competition of German and Italian 
film exporters, who are making 
strenuous efforts to recapture the 
South American film markets which 
they lost at the beginning of the war. 
German exporters, in particular, have 
become important competitors and 
are making all sorts of inducements 
to the Latin-American exhibitors 
and importers to take their films. 

"The only manner in which the 
American film industry can success- 
fully fight this competition is through 
the production of better pictures for 
South American distribution. 

"Price cutting and the offering of 
special inducements to the importers 
and exhibitors by German companies 
will not endanger the prestige of the 
best American films, but it will make 
competition a serious matter for the 
cheaper films from this country." 

Speaking of theaters in Brazil, Day 
said: 

"The Cinema Avenida, the first run 
house for Paramount in Rio, is doub- 
ling its seating capacity. Two other 
large theater building propositions 
are under consideration in Rio." 



German and French Combine 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Berline — The directors of the Ber- 
lin Film Manufacture have returned 
from a trip to Paris. Now there is 
some talk that while there, they ar- 
ranged for a merger with two impor- 
ant French firms. Who they are 
cannot be ascertained. 



Another German Trust 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Berlin — A new film trust has made 
its appearance. It is the Deutsche 
Film Aktiengesellschaft and includes 
seven firms. They are Ring Film, 
Matray Film, the Berliner Licht- 
spiel theater, the Bohnen Film, the 
Delog Film, the Film-kopienanstalt 
and Co., and the Film-Musik Verlaga. 
The trust has a capital of 5,000,000 
marks. 



Slump in Britain 

Theaters Find Business Bad — Ex- 
changes Beginning to Feel De- 
pression 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
London — Business is very bad in 
England owing to a general trade 
depression and a slump in the amuse- 
ment world following the peace 
boom. Picture theaters are doing 
very bad business and are laying off 
bookings in consequence, so that 
renters are beginning to feel the 
draught. 

Famous-Lasky's first two produc- 
tions "The Great Day" and "The 
Call of Youth," were shown here the 
other day. It is understood they are 
releasing them on their ordinary 
schedule which means that they will 
reach the public sometime in 1922. 

Paul Powell is now in the south 
of France with a company working 
on "The Mystery Road," from an 
original story by E. Phillips Oppen- 
heim. Donald Crisp is working here 
on "Appearances," by Edward 
Knoblock. He expects to go to the 
south of F'rance with his compan; 
shortly. 

Alliance has practically completed 
"Carnival," under the direction of 
Harley Knoles. The company ex- 
pects to go great things with this 
picture. 



Sold to Inter-Ocean 

Inter-Ocean Film has purchased 
the foreign rights to "Wild Men of 
Borneo," the Burlingham pictures 
which have been made into a five 
reeler. J. C. Barnstyn, as noted yes- 
terday, has purchased the Dutch 
rights. 

The Burlingham pictures can either 
be shown as a five reeler or when de- 
sired in single reel form under the 
following titles: "A Borneo Venice," 
"Monkey Land Up the Barito River," 
"Towards the Savages," "Jungle 
Belles of Borneo" and "A Wedding 
Feast Among the Dayaks." 

Inter-Ocean also purchased some 
single reels from Burlingham. 



Talk of Boston Run 

There was some talk in film quar- 
ters yesterday that a five reeler cal- 
led "The Courtship of Miles Stand- 
ish," would go into the Tremont 
Temple, Boston when "Way Down 
East" closed its run there. The pic- 
ture was made by the Associated 
Cinema Industries, a $1,000,000 New 
York corporation and is in five reels, 
the first of which is in the nature of 
a prologue showing scenes of historic 
interest around Plymouth. 



After nine weeks on location near 
Monterey, Cal., Eric Von Stroheim 
is returning to Universal City this 
week, after having shot several miles 
of film for his super-feature. "Foolish 
Wives." 



Beban Again the Mayor 

(SiHcial' to Will's DAILY) 

Atlanta — George Beban was made 
Mayor of Atlanta for a day when his 
picture, "One Man in a Million," 
opened at the Howard. A. delegation 
of women's clubs met him and pa- 
raded all over' town in a string of 
automobiles. Beban was the guest 
at a luncheon on Monday and the 
guest of the Rotary and Kiwanis 
Clubs yesterday. 

Paul Gray, Beban's representative, 
left here for Chattanooga and Nash- 
ville last night to arrange for Be 
ban's appearance in those cities. 



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'In the Jhadow 

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A DAVID G. FISCHER 
PRODUCTION 



CONTINUITY jthat COUNTS 

Paul Schofield 

Free Lance 
Adaptations : : Editing 



CURRENT RELEASES: 

"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 

"Smilin' All the Way"— David But- 
ler 

"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
ler 

"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 
Star 

"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast). 

IN PRODUCTION: 

"The Quarry"— Meighan— Famoua 
Players 

HOLLYWOOD HOTEL 
Hollywood, Calif. 

CREATIVE: CONTINUITY 



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Thursday, January 20, 193 



New First Runs 

(Continued from Page 1) 
The suspicions of the film man- 
agers that Jensen and Von Herberg 
have not bought sufficient stock in 
the theaters of the 16 towns recently 
announced in WID'S DAILY to 
give them the right to buy for those 
houses as a part of their own string 
seems to be justified by the report 
now being circulated from an authen- 
tic source that Jensen and Von Her- 
berg promised C. F. Hill of Albany. 
Oregon, who controls that and two 
other near-by towns, that they would 
buy $5,000 worth of stock in his 
company, that they paid $500 down 
and that he finds it impossible to get 
any more from them. It is also rer 
ported that William J. Ripley of the 
Western Amusement Co. of Aber- 
deen and Centralia has been similarly 
treated. The supposition in local film 
circles is, therefore, that very little 
actual money has been put into any 
of these companies by Jensen and 
Von Herberg. 

In the meantime dissatisfaction 
among the members of the circuit 
grows apace. Clyde Matlock of 
Pendleton, Ore., withdrew from the 
circuit and demanded a return of his 
entrance fee. After some difficulty 
he obtained it. Meyers and Ford 
of La Grande, Ore., have also resign- 
ed and demanded their money. They 
were refused, and they have placed 
the matter in the hands of their at- 
torneys. A number of other mem- 
bers are bringing all pressure to bear 
on Jensen and Von Herberg for a re- 
turn of their entrance fees. 



St. Louis Merger 

Standard and Independent Film Now 
One — More Offices Planned 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis— The Standard Film Co. 
of St. Louis and the Independent 
Film Co., the latter a $50,000 Mis- 
sauri corporation have merged and 
will in the future operate under the 
name of the latter corporation. 

The company is headed by F. J. 
Fegan, for four years manager here 
for Standard, while others in the 
company are J. E. Callahan, president 
of the Callahan Metal Weather Strip 
Co., and J. Ray Weinbrenner, well 
known attorney. Independent se- 
cures among the more important fea- 
tures "Isobel," "Whispering Devils," 
"She Played and Paid," and "Turn 
to the Right." 

The offices of the company will be 
at 3317 Olive St., in the same quar- 
ters formerly occupied by Standard. 
It is expected that in the near future 
an office will be opened in Kansas 
City, Mo., with the object to serve 
Missouri, Kansas and Southern 
Illinois. 



An effort was made to reach Mr. 
Von Herberg at the Astor, where he 
had been stopping, but the room 
clerk at 6:30 last night reported he 
had checked out. 



Suitably Celebrated 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — The completion of 
the first year of the corporate life of 
Charles Ray Prod., Inc., was cele- 
brated here when the officers gave 
a dinner and theater party for Mr. 
and Mrs. Ray. The others present 
were Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Ray, 
the star's parents; Mr. and Mrs. Rich- 
ard Willis, Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. 
Kidder, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Gus 
Inglis. 



Sues for Services 

(Continued from Page 1) 
scribed by independent producers and 
that C. E. Whitehurst of Baltimore 
and himself had been forced to bear 
the remainder of the burden. He ad- 
ded that he understood that the ex- 
hibitors had not paid a cent of the 
$6,200. 

Sydney Cohen of the M. P. T. O. 
could not be reached for a statement 
yesterday. He had gone when an ef- 
fort was made to reach him. 



More of Censors 

New Bills Pending in Various States, 
Elliott Is Quoted as Saying 

The Evening Sun yesterday after- 
noon quoted Frederick H. Elliott of 
the National Association as saying 
that the industry will "have to fight 
this winter five times as many pro- 
posed laws as we ever faced before." 
Then the newspaper gives a list of 
state and the status of various bills, 
which it claims. Elliott named. It 
follows: 

Colorodo — Censorship bill, now in 
hands of Attorney General. 

Massachusetts — Censorship bill ; 
hot fight there last year; Gov. Cool- 
idge vetoed bill. 

Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, 
Oklahoma and Texas — Censorship 
and Sunday closing laws. 

Missouri — Censorship fight already 
under way. 

Montana — Censorship bill submitt- 
ed to Legislature. 

North Carolina — Censorship bill al- 
ready introduced. 

Wyoming — Censorship fight on in 
Legislature. 

In Chicago the City Council has 
referred a censorship ordinance to 
the judiciary committee, while in Buf- 
falo a citizen's committe has drafted 
a report recommending a regulatory 
ordinance. 

States which already have censor- 
ship laws are Arkansa, Ohio, Mary- 
land and Pennsylvania. 

Eliott stated yesterday that he 
hadn't given out any interviews to 
anyone, and that no publication had 
a right to quote him. He refused to 
discuss the matter further. 



New Guide Almost Ready 

The 20th edition of the Julius Ca 
Theatrical Guide, consolidated w 
Gus Hill's National Directory, y 
be ready for distribution Feb. 15 
The guide will give the names 
managers, seating capacity, etc. 

The price is $3.00. Office of 
publishers is in the Longacre Bldg 



FOR SALE 

TWO COMEDIES 

Negative and Two Prints 

One Reelers — Act Quick 

B. BERK 

117 W. 46th St., N. Y. C. 

3rd Floor Bryant 024f 



More Aides for Saunders 
Claud Saunders, director of ex- 
ploitation for Famous Players, an- 
nounces the following appointments 
to his staff: Arthur M. Vogel at 
Seattle; Leon Bamberger at Minne- 
apolis, and Richard E. Riddick at 
Salt Lake City. Wayland H. Tay- 
lor has been transferred from Seat- 
tle to San Francisco. 



Pioneer Exchange in Omaha 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Omaha — Pioneer has opened an ex- 
change at 1324 Howard St. under the 
management of I. J. ("Bud") Bars- 
ky. It will serve Nebraska and Iowa. 



Circle Film Attractions are distrib- 
uting on the state right market, "The 
Devil's Confession." 



"His Enemy's Daughter," the first 
feature distributed by Candler Pic- 
tures Corp., has been sold to the 
Popular Film Co., 14 Piedmont St., 
Boston, for New England. 



CYRUS J. WILLIAMS' 

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THINGS MEN DO 



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Look for Censor Fight 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Sacramento, Cal. — Assemblyman 
Edgar Hurley of Oakland has pre- 
sented to the legislature a censorship 
bill for this state. It has been re- 
ferred to the public morals commit- 
tee. 

It looks as if there would be a 
fight when the committee reports on 
the bill. Picture interests are report- 
ed ready to carry the fight direct to 
Governor Stephens. Hurley declares 
that he already has the pledge of 25 
assemblymen to support his measure. 



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Would Ban Sunday Shows 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Jefferson City, Mo. — Moving pic- 
ture shows and theatrical perform- 
ances are forbidden on Sundays un- 
der a bill introduced in the state 
senate by Senator Loren E. Senne- 
ker of Lawrence County. 

The bill amends an existing law 
to read: "Every person who shall 
be convicted of horse racing, cock 
fighting or playing at games of cards 
or games of any kind, or operating 
theaters, picture shows and other 
like places of amusement on the first 
day of the week, commonly called 
Sunday, shall be deemed guilty of a 
misdemeanor and fined not exceed- 
ing $50." 



Levine On Trip 

Nat Levine of Plymouth Pictures, 
Inc., leaves tonight on a sales trip 
through the Middle West. 



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Friday, January 21, 1921 



Price S Cent* 



Neilan in East 

'rominent Producer to Make All 
Future Productions Here — Some 
of His Reasons 

} Before leaving for the Coast yes- 
f:rday Marshall Neilan said that he 
!ad completed plans for making all 
(is future productions in the East. He 
ill probably return in about a 
lionth, after which active work will 
e started on his future productions. 
• In discussing his move Neilan said: 
i[ think we are about tired of seeing 
'ie same old scenery and the same 
eople that are constantly seen in 
Vestern productions. I know one 
Jian who has appeared so often that 
| one week he was in several Broad- 
lay theaters in different pictures. 
;his should not be. Besides, it will 
e well to get away from the Coast 
>r other reasons." 

( The fact that Neilan intends to pro- 
;!jce in the East will meet with com- 
ment especially as Neilan's entire or- 
|linization is located on the Coast, 
!id only a short time ago Pete Smith, 
Is special press representative moved 
I is entire family to the Coast. 



Offices on 5th Ave. 
Felix Feist has offices at 465 5th 
ve., on the 10th floor. 



King Back 

George King, president of the Stoll 
ilm Co. of America is back at his 
;sk. He went back to England to 
end the holidays with his family. 



Caron Here From Manchester 
E. J. Caron, who owns about all 
e theaters there are to own in Man- 
lester, N. H., is in town regarding 

important deal. 



The M. P. E. Meeting 

Regarding the meeting of officials 
the M. P. E. of America, Alfred 
Black said yesterday that because 
censorship legislation, the Hoover 

loyement and other important hap- 

mings that future plans of the M. 
E. of America, would be deferred 

itil some time in the Spring. 




$6,500,000 Unit 

« (Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Dover, Del.— The Fine Arts Pie- 
ces, Inc., have been formed here 
th a capitalization of $6,500,000. 




In "Lying Lips," his second Associated Producers' production, Thomas 
H. Ince has made a picture that he personally guarantees is his best and 
biggest since his famous "Civilization." Nationally released January 
30th.— Advt. 



[The above company is understood 
have been formed to cove - , the 
velopment of the Fine Arts City at 
cksonville, Fla., as a studio. Mur- 
V W. Garsson is due in New York 
>m the south this morning. 



Standard Courses 

Fro Use in Schools, Argonaut Plans — 
Movement Spreading in Greater 

New York 
Standardized film courses for use 
in the schools of the nation in sub- 
jects taught through the text- 
book is the plan of the Argonaut Dis- 
tributing Corp., a New York cor- 
poration of which Carl H. Pierce is 
president. E. B. Russell of Syracuse 
is vice-president of the company and 
Ilsley Boone is secretary and treas 

urer. 

(Continued on Page 4) 



Sudekum Buys Franchises 

Nashville — Tony Sudekum has 
signed for franchises in Associated 
First National. Mr. Sudekum has 
theater holdings in Nashville, Mur- 
freesboro and Springfield and is said 
to be one of the largest owners of 
picture theaters in Tennessee. 

The franchises in addition to those 
for the three cities in Tennessee, also 
include those for Bowling Green and 
Hopkinsville, Ky. 



Horsley to Reissue 

Has 110 George Ovey Comedies and 
31 Wild Animal Pictures Avail- 
able — 16 Christies Sold 

David Horsley plans to reissue a 
large number of pictures which were 
originally released in 1916 and 1917 

He is planning to put on the mar 
ket 110 George Ovey one reel come- 
dies, a series of 26 wild animal pic- 
tures, in two reel form, and a series 
of five five-reel animal pictures. New 
prints are being made in the Horsley 
laboratory at 43rd and Ave. E, Bay- 

onne. 

(Continued on Page 2) 



New Henley Special 

Hobart Henley starts work on 
Monday on a new Hobart Henley 
Prod, for Selznick release. 



Tippett Here from London 
John D. Tippett, head of the com- 
pany bearing his name is in New 
York from London. He is stopping 
at the Astor. 



4 Million Gross 

That's What Griffith Places "Way 
Down East" Business At — Inter- 
viewed in English Journal 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
London — D. W. Griffith is quoted 
as saying in the special end-of-the- 
year number of the Film Renter and 
M. P. News- that he expects "Way 
Down East*' to gross $4,000,000. And 
this is given as a minimum figure. 
The Film Renter published the in- 
terview as given by Griffith to Ern- 
est W. Fredman, who was in Amer- 
ica a few months ago. 

Fredman quotes Griffith as saying: 
"The film cost $80,0000 to produce, 
and I estimate that by the time it 
gets into the movie houses it will, 
together with its receipts from the 
legitimate theaters, total at least 
$4,000,000 in hiring fees."- 

At another point the article says: 
"I asked Mr. Griffith if he had con- 
sidered filming the most popular 
works of some of our great nove- 
lists. 

(Continued on Page 6) 



Three Runs on Broadway 

"Passion" will be shown at three 
theaters on upper Broadway begin- 
ning on Sunday. The showings are 
for a week each day and date at the 
following Fox houses: Standard, 
Broadway and 89th St.; the Jap Gar- 
den, Broadway and 96th St., and the 
Nemo, Broadway and 110th St. 



Brenon Under Long Contract 
Joseph M. Schenck has signed a 
contract for the exclusive services of 
Herbert Brenon for an indefinite pe- 
riod — a contract which provides that 
Brenon will supervise all the Norma 
Talmadge productions, as well as di- 
recting himself. This has been inti- 
mated in WID'S DAILY at various 
times. 



Pioneer Buys Seastrom Film 
Pioneer will distribute "A Man 
There Was" in which Victor Sea- 
strom is starred. This is the picture 
which had a two weeks' run at the 
Broadway some months ago. 



Schenck a Bank Director 
Joseph M. Schenck has been elect- 
ed a member of the board of direct- 
ors of the East River National Bank 
of New York, which is closely affil- 
iated with the Bank of Italy, in Los 
Angeles. 



Tex Rickard's Official Pictures Dempsey 
and Brennan Contest. Now booking. N. R. 
Greathouse, 101 W. 45th St. Bry. S741— Ad. 



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Seeks Gov't Support 

"During the war, the motion pic- 
ture industry was of tremendous val- 
ue to the Government. It is only 
just and seemly, that the industry re- 
ceive wisely directed Governmental 
encouragement, besides the counten- 
ance and confidence of rightly in- 
formed and guided public opinion and 
freedom from hampering and damag- 
ing legislation," said Arthur Levey, 
organizer of the Anglo-American 
L T nity League, Inc., yesterday. "We 
should have in one of the departments 
of the Government, a competent rep- 
resentative, co-operating with a cen- 
tral committee of publishers and mo- 
tion picture executives, such as is 
proposed by the Motion Picture Div- 
ision and the Division of Journalism 
of the Anglo American Unity League, 
Inc. 

"No further time will be lost to cre- 
ate and set going that machinery for 
planning and action, which should 
have been, but unfortunately was not, 
in existence and operation when the 
present 'Blue Law' emergency arose. 
The liason between the Fourth and 
Fifth Estates is gaining greater im- 
portance all the time and our organ- 
ization co-ordinating all interests for 
the common good, should render gen- 
uinely important and highly beneficial 
service." 



More Product^ 

National Exchanges, Inc., which 
last week announced the distribution 
of the Charles Urban Kineto Review, 
will also distribute a series of King 
Cole Comedies to be released one a 
month. This is the series being made 
by the M. P. Producing Co., in which 
Walter L. Johnson and Earl H. Hop- 
kins are the principal figures. It is 
generally understood that Johnson 
and Hopkins are interested in Na- 
tional Frchanges. 

The first of the features which Na- 
tional will handle is "Get Out and 
Stay Out," made in Los Angeles by 
the Drascena Prod. Inc. of Los An- 
geles. 



They'll Laugh Today 

A lot of exhibitors will attend a 
special showing of "The Kid," at 
the Strand this morning. The New 
York First National Exchange is 
sponsoring it. 



Drastic Law for Oklahoma 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Oklahoma City — A bill has been 
introduced in the state legislature pro- 
hibiting the producing, distributing 
or exhibiting of any film in any the- 
ater or public place of a former crim- 
inal or law-breaker.' The bill will bar 
pictures representing the actual crime, 
the escaping from the scene of crime 
and any court room scene showing 
the trial of any such person or char- 
acters. 

Under the statute it would be un- 
lawful to take such pictures or pre- 
pare them within state of Oklahoma 
under a penalty of $1,000 to $5,000, 
or a sentence of from one to five 
years, or both. The punishment for 
exhibiting such pictures is the same. 



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"THE SHCe OF THE PROGRAM" 



Drascena Prod, were formed in Los 
Angeles last September and at that 
time the company announced that it 
would make a series of comedies star- 
ring Trixie Friganza. Those inter- 
ested in the company at its inception 
were W. M. Howard of Alabama, C. 
M. Conant, Cambridge, Mass.; Ira 
Harlan, Moberly. Mo., and Joseph J. 
Fox. 



Sax Goes to Chicago 

Samuel Sax, recently elevated to 
the rank of general sales manager 
for Selznick, left for Chicago yester 
day to arrairje for the opening of the 
Select exchange in that city in the 
new film building at 831 South Wa- 
bash Ave. The structure will be the 
exchange headquarters in the city of 
Chicago and will house besides Select 
the exchanges of Metro, First Na- 
tional, Educational and Universal. 
While there Sax will arrange to bring 
his family to New York. 



Audrey Munson Under Contract 
Perry Plays, Inc., have signed 
Audrey Munson to appear in pic- 
tures. The company has also se- 
cured full picture, book and dramatic 
rights to the "The Story of Audrey 
Munson," which is now being run 
in the Hearst publications as a Sun- 
day feature. 



Horsley to Reissue 

(Continued from Page 1) 

Horsley has sold "Her Bargain," 
in which Mary MacLaren is starred, 
to the C. B. Price Co., Inc., who will 
state right the picture. Horsley sold 
some of the territory on this several 
years ago, but the picture was never 
given widespread distribution. 

C. B. C. Film Sales will state right 
a senes of 16 Christie Comedies 
which were originally sold to the Film 
Publishers Corp. Charles Simone, 
general manager. Horsley states 
that pictures were made for him by 
Al E. Christie in 1916 under a con- 
tract that called for a series of one 
reelers. He states that after 17 of 
them were made Christie and he sev- 
ered connections. 

The Unista Film Mfg. Co., which 
was formed in December, 1919 by 
Horsley, it develops, is the company 
which operates the Horsley labora- 
tory with a capacity of 1,000,000 feet 
weekly. Alongside the laboratory is 
a glass enclosed studio, in which the 
Physical Culture Corp. is making a 
series of one reel athletic comedies. 
Bernarr MacFadden is interested in 
the producing company which has 
merely leased the plant from Horsley. 



Friday, January 21, 1921 



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Why is Alfred S. Black disguid 

On an Equal Basil 

The F. I. L. M. Club at a meefl 
held on Wednesday evening vote t 
give local exhibitors equal reprea 
tation on the grievance committee 
the club which adjusts all claims It 
the Hoy Reporting Service. 

For every F. I. L. M. Club nn 
ber there will be an exhibitor, 
expected that the N. Y. State E>il 
itors' League will have one, the > 
ater Owners Chamber of Comrcli 
another, the Connecticut exhibb 
another and one from New Jee 
The chairman of the committee f 
be an exchange man. 

The Climax Film Corp., 729fi 
Ave., has been elected a memb<_j 
the club and the Masterpiece 
Dist. Corp. has resigned. 



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MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 

Official Organ of the Greater New York Motion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 




Edited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Daily 



ASSOCIATED MOTION 

PICTURE ADVERTISERS' 

COMMITTEE 

in co-operation with 

MOTION PICTURE DIVISION 

EUROPEAN RELIEF 

COUNCIL 

Room 305 Capitol Theatre 
Circle 4411 



Today's "Thank Yous' 



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Charles McClintock, of Selznick 
Pictures — for coming forward with 
ideas and stars ready to help. 

New York Chapter, A. R. C., 
Nursing Center — for services of die- 
tician. 

C. F. Chandler— for editorial help. 

Walter Eberhardt — for editorial 
help. 

These motion picture stars are with 
us for next Wednesday, Moving Pic- 
ture Day: 

DOROTHY PHILLIPS 
MAE MURRAY 
RUTH ROLAND 
MARY McLAREN 
MOLLIE KING 
VERA GORDON 
MARTHA MANSFIELD 
MARION DAVIES 
MAY MCAVOY 
NORMAN KERRY 
EUGENE O'BRIEN 
ZENA KEEFE 
ELAINE HAMMERSTEIN 
RUBY DE REMER 
HOPE HAMPTON 
CHARLES HUTCHINSON 
CORINNE GRIFFITH 
ALICE CALHOUN 
MATTY ROUBERT 
JUNE CAPRICE 



A First Life-Saver 

Tommy Dowd was the first of 
Chairman S. L. Rothafel'sf, staff to 
contribute to European Relief, lead- 
ing the Capitol Theater employees in 
this respect. He is now envied by 
his colleagues for this distinction 
gained last Monday. 



Stars, Let's See You Twinkle 



If there is a motion picture star of 
any degree of luminosity, who has 
waited to be paged for service in the 
motion picture theaters of Greater 
New York on the big drive day next 
Wednesday, Jan. 26, let that star 
consider himself or herself paged. 
Time is too short to utter anything 
save a clarion call for you. Response 
must be direct. The producers, dis- 
tributors and theater owners have 
done their part in planning and fin- 
ancing this great 4 humanitarian move- 
ment. They are looking to you for 
co-operation — watching the daily 
roll of volunteers grow. The houses 
need you to help enthuse their audi- 
ences. The committee will provide 
you with transportation. Your name 
and your willingness to aid must be 
learned at once in order that an itin- 



erary may be made for your appear- 
ance. 

Telephone to Bert Adler, Star 
Committee Chairman, Brokaw Bldg., 
Bryant 1058. Associated with him 
are Nat Rothstein and Maury 
Meyers. 



Rallying Point 

The Hotel Astor has offered the 
Stars Committee the Orangerie 
Room, mezzanine floor, for the after- 
noon and evening of January 26, as 
a rallying point .for stars from which 
to visit the motion picture theaters. 
The stars will be met by committee- 
men preparatory to visiting the the- 
aters at which they are to appear. 
A sign in the lobby will give the lo- 
cation of the Orangerie Room. 
Messrs. Maury Meyers, Bert Adler 
and Nat Rothstein wish to have 
A. M. P. A. volunteers to escort the 
stars to theatres on this occasion. 



Help the Starving Babies! 

There are no personal favors to be won. No one 
makes a penny of profit. Show the industry has a 
heart as big as the world it delights. 



Dr. Copeland's View 

The kind of fast that Mary Schaef- 
er is conducting to aid the Motion 
Picture Committee of the European 
Relief Council will have most sur- 
prising and pleasing effects, accord- 
ing to Dr. Royal S. Copeland, New 
York Commissioner of Health. He 
says: 

"My business is keeping people 
healthy, and I would condemn a 
course in subnutrition, enforced or 
voluntary, on the part of anyone. 
However, Miss Schaefer is perform- 
ing an experiment that ought to make 
her complexion resemble a beauty 
parlor's best effort and give her a 
step as sprightly as a trained ath- 
lete's. 

"Almost everybody in the world 
eats too much, and ten days of sim- 
ple, staple food would be about as 
good medicine as New York City 
could take. Incidentally, it ought to 
save enough money to feed two or 
three starving countries." 



Lichtman First 

Al. Lichtman made the first do- 
nation to finance the expenses of the 
Motion Picture Committee for Great- 
er New York. 



DO 

Send in Your 
SIGNED PLEDGES 

to Leo Brecher 

202 Capitol Theatef Bldg., 

Circle, 4412 



Life Saver Checks 

With his supply of tickets, every 
Greater New York exhibitor is re- 
ceiving a supply of blank checks, pay- 
able to the order of Franklin K. 
Lane, treasurer of the European Re- 
lief Fund. These checks are for dis- 
tribution to audiences throughout the 
week or on Motion Picture Day, and 
may be filled out with the names of 
banks or trust companies where con- 
tributors have accounts. Some of 
the checks are for blank amounts and 
others for ten dollars, the amount 
sufficient to save one life among the 
famished children of Central and 
Eastern Europe. 

It should be stated that Chairman 
S. L. Rothafel tried out this blank 
check plan through the whole week 
of Jan. 17, distributing the checks to 
his patrons with the Capitol pro- 
grams. There was a gratifying re- 
sponse which will swell the returns 
from this theater measurably. 



"THE INVISIBLE GUEST" 

A tabloid motion picture (150 ft.) 
which tells in graphic fashion the 
story of the starving children in Eu- 
rope. Prints are free for the asking 
at the following (Eastern) ex- 
changes: 

New York — Famous Players. 

Washington — Metro. 

Albany — Robertson-Cole. 

Boston — Select. 

Boston and New Haven — Select. 

Philadelphia — United Artists. 

Buffalo — Vitagraph. 



Jazz up your lobby for the Big 
Motion Picture Drive Day to feed 
the starving children. Let the public 
know that YOUR theater is doing 
everything in its power for the cause. 



City Departments Aid 

Through the efforts of Maj. Geo. 
A. Daly, Adjutant General, First Bri- 
gade, N. Y. National Guard, and of 
John H. Love, New York State Com- 
mander of the E. R. C, Mayor Hylan 
of New York City took up considera- 
tion of city department cooperation 
in the plans for Motion Picture Day. 
After a conference with city depart- 
ment heads, Mayor Hylan gave per- 
mission for the employes of the city 
to take care of distributing 100,000 
tickets which are being sold for the 
morning benefit performances of 
Saturday, Jan. 29. This means that 
the 50,000 city department employes 
will be hosts to 100,000 children. 
Maj. Daly acted as the direct repre- 
sentative of Herbert Hoover, chair- 
man of the European Relief Council, 
in negotiating with the city officials. 



Pledge $2,000 
The exchange managers at a F. 
I. L. M. Club meeting held on Wed- 
nesday evening pledged themselves 
to raise $2,000 for the Hoover fund. 
This is in the nature of personal con- 
tributions. 






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^Friday, January 21, 1921 



Standard Courses 

« (Continued from Page 1) 

Argonaut plans to act as a sort of 
clearing house between boards of ed- 
ucation and producers of educational 
subjects which can be incorporated in 
the school curriculum. Tentative ar- 
rangements have been perfected with 
all of the well known producers oi 
educational subjects in the field 
whereby Argonaut secures first call 
on whatever material it finds it can 
use for courses in biology, industrial 
geography and kindred subjects. 

Argonaut holds an agreement with 
the Mew York Board of Education to 
supply courses in biology, and indus- 
trial geography. Later on when the 
' company has sufficiently developed 
its facilities, it is planned to put on 
courses in history, general geography, 
English literature and other subjects. 
The average course will be in 20 
reels although this may vary if the 
nature of the subject calls for such a 
change. 

C. C. Dill, with headquarters in 
Spokane, Wash., holds the distribut- 
ing rights for the Argonaut courses 
in Washington, Idaho, Montana and 
Oregon. Negotiations are now under 
way for distribution throughout Ohio, 
New England, the South, through an 
office in Atlanta and in Kansas City. 

All of the courses for the New 
York schools are prepared in conjunc- 
tion with the Bureau of Lectures, of 
, the Department of Education and 
with Rita Hocheimer, assistant in 
visual instruction in New York 
schools. Boone is editor-in-chief of 
all the courses and personally titles 
and prepares the courses for the 
schools. In connection with this, 
there is a curriculum committee of 
the Visual Instruction Association of 
New York City, an unofficial body of 
teachers and professional people in- 
terested in visual instruction which 
works hand in hand with the Argon- 
aut. Dr. Ernest L. Crandall, director 
of the Bureau of Lectures, is presi- 
dent of this organization. 

It is expected that 15 schools in 
the greater city will have courses 
ready for showings for the term 
which begins Feb. 1. This number 
is expected to be materially increased 
later on, when the idea takes hold. 
Argonaut has established offices at 
71 W. 23rd St. 

When Argonaut needs films of cer- 
tain types to round out a certain 
course, arrangements will be made to 
have those pictures produced spe- 
cially. 



Coast Brevities 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Hollywood — Allan Dwan has just 
completed his latest production. 



Helen Ferguson will play opposite 
Harry Carey in "Everybody for 
Himself." 



Special Unit Formed 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Dallas — W. G. Underwood has 
formed a special unit to handle the 
Federated product. It is called the 
Southwest Federated Film Corp. 
Underwood's other company, the 
Specialty Film Co., will handle the 
physical distribution of the first unit 
but there the connection ends. The 
two companies will be operated as en- 
tirely separate units. 

In connection with Specialty a re- 
cent announcement states that this 
unit is handling for its territory a 
series of 26 Copperhead western 
dramas, two reels each and another 
series of Star Ranch westerns, two 
reels each. 



After five months in the East, Vir- 
ginia Norden has returned to the 
Mayer studios. 



Edward Lowe is back at Metro 
after a two weeks' vacation spent in 
Chicago with his family. 



Fred V. Williams, well known 
newspaperman has just been added 
to the permanent scenario staff at 
Universal City. 



Production is under way on Benja- 
main B. Hampton's "A Certain Rich 
Man," a version play of William Allen 
White's novel. 



The Universal scenario department 
reports the purchase of "Christmas 
Eve at Pilot Butte," by Courtney 
Ryley Cooper, for Harry Carey. 



Reginald Barker's next production 
for Goldwyn will be "The Old Nest," 
from Rupert Hughes' novel of the 
same name. 



Rollin Sturgeon starts "The Bob- 
bed Squab," starring Gladys Walton 
within the next few days. Playing 
an important role in this story will 
be Florence Turner. 



Katherine Newlin Burt, the nove- 
list, has arrived at Culver City stu- 
dios where she will study picture 
technique and work out her first sto- 
ry written directly for the screen. 



King Baggot has been engaged to 
head an all-star cast for the John 
Gorman Prod, in "The Soul of a 
Butterfly," a comedy drama now be- 
ing filmed under direction of John 
Gorman at the Special studios. Mar- 
jorie Daw and Fritzi Brunette are 
also members of the cast. 



An innovation being tried out at 
Universal City to eliminate delays 
in production is the putting of an 
advance agent with every company. 
The advance agent will stay just one 
day ahead of the director, seeing that 
sets are aready, costumes are finish- 
ed, props on hand and everything in 
ship-shape order so that the director 
can start "shooting" the moment the 
company is assembled. 



Universal City is being photo- 
graphed from every conceivable an- 
gle and elevation for a series of pic- 
tures which are to accompany an ar- 
ticle describing the big studio in a 
forthcoming issue of the M. P. Week- 
ly. The magazine is edited by Paul 
Gulick, Universal publicity chief of 
New York, and will deal with the pro- 
cess of making a motion picture from 
the author's idea to the exhibitor 
counting the money after the show. 

GAUSMAN. 



Levy Closes Louisville Deal 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Louisville — Col. Fred Levy, hold- 
er of the Associated First National 
Franchise for Kentucky, and Leo 
Keiler of Paducah, who control a 
chain of 19 theaters in Kentucky 
through the Strand Amusement Co., 
have completed negotiations for an 
affiliation with M. Switow in the 
ownership of three theaters here. In- 
cluded in the deal is the new $200,000 
theater erected by Switow on 4th St., 
directly across the street from the 
new Rialto. The Parkland and an- 
other neighborhood house are the 
others. 

The other theaters owned by Swi- 
tow — two in Jeffersonville, three in 
New Albany, one in Bedford, Ind., 
and one in Salem, Ind., are not in- 
cluded in the deal. 

Among the properties operated by 
the Strand Co. are four in Louis- 
ville, in addition to the three secured 
through the Switow alliance, four in 
Paducah, three in Mayfield, three in 
Owensboro, one in Irvine and one in 
Princeton. 



Working at Victor Studio 

Work was commenced yesterday 
on a five reel comedy at the Victor 
studio. It will be called "The New 
Minister," and is being made by a 
company called the Lem K. Ken- 
nedy Prod. Kennedy is directing 
personally and Walter R. Sheridan is 
assisting. 



Anger to Milwaukee 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Milwaukee — Lou Anger has been 
selected to head the branch office and 
exchange of Reelcraft here, succeed- 
ing G. L. Stiles, who has gone to 
Kansas City. 



"The Isle of Destiny" is being 
shown at the Broadway this week in 
conjunction with "Outside the Law." 




giSpeeiail 

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'In the 
Jhadow 
of the 

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A DAVID G. FISCHER 
PRODUCTION 



American Has $50,000 Fire Loss 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago— The fire at the plant of 
the American Film Co. at 6227 Broad- 
way late Tuesday afternoon resulted 
in a loss of $50,000 to the company. 
The American plant was housed in 
a two story structure part of which 
was formerly used as a studio. In 
the building was stored thousands of 
feet of film, some in the process of 
assembling. J. Hobart Hutchinson, 
son of S. S. Hutchinson, president of 
the company, narrowly escaped seri- 
ous injury when the floor collapsed. 



ATTENTION 

STATE RIGHT BUYERS 

We still have some territory 
open on high class one and five 
reel subjects. 

PACIFIC FILM COMPANY 

NATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS 

Phone 61104 730 So. Olive St. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 

T. E. Hancock John J. Hayes 



ORIGINAL STORIES- 
EDITING— TITLING 

Recent pictures, "Love's Harvest," 
"Her Elephant Man" and "Wing 
Toy," January release. 
Let me title one of your screen sto- 
ries with fitting word-bridges. 

Pearl Doles Bell, 
229 West 46th St., N. Y. C 



CAMERAMEN 

Furnished for all purposes. 

UNITED SOCIETY CINEMA- 

TOGRAPHERS 

Suite 1603 Candler Building 

Phone Bryant 6558 



STEREOS-MATS 

ELECTROS 
I.RUBIN& COMPANY 

23 E. 4ih ST. SPRING 8303 



For Sale or Rent 

The best studio in Culver City, 
Calif. On 5-acre plot. Stage, 
100 ft. by 240 ft., fully equipped. 
Immediate possession. 

Address 

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Friday, January 21, 1921 



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Busy Time for Lasky Plant 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles— The Lasky studio ex- 
pects to have a busy time of it the 
early part of the year. 

Elsie Ferguson is making "Sacred 
and Profane Love"; Cecil DeMille is 
finishing work on an elaborate caba 
ret scene for "Five Kisses" ("The 
Affairs of Anatol") ; William DeMille 
starts work shortly on an original 
story; George Melford will star! 
isoon on "The Money Master"; Ros- 
'coe Arbuckle is scheduled to start on 
"Three Miles Out" and Wallace Reid 
is to make another automobile story 
!by Byron Morgan. In February Glo- 
ria Swanson will probably commence 
"The Great Moment," Elinor Glyn's 
original story, and Ethel Clayton 
"Sham." Tom Meighan will make 
another picture here besides finish- 
ing "The Quarry." 



Plan Better Express Service 

Shippers in every industry using 
express service will be asked to co- 
Dperate in the "Right Way Plan," a 
,iew educational movement about to 
oe inaugurated in the express busi 
less by the American Railway Ex- 
press Co. **' 
; Special emphasis is to be laid on 
ivhat is called "starting express ship- 
ments right," in which shippers will 
,pe asked to give special attention to 
ipomplete and accurate addressing of 
Ihipments and to the packing rules 
laid down in the Express Classifica- 
tion, authorized by the Interstate 
Tommerce Commission. 



Incorporations 

Albany — Jericho Films, Inc., Ro- 
chester, N. Y., $10,000 by Owen J. 
Kane, George A. Sarles and Clinton 
A. Devoe. 



Albany, N. Y. — Empire Film Lab- 
oratories, $30,000, by J. P. H. De- 
Windt, Jr., G. A. Kranske, L. L. 
Alterman. 



Albany, N. Y. — Dominant Pictures, 
$25,000. "C. C. Burr, W. T. Lackey, 
W. S. Tatjins. 



Albany, N. Y. — G. M. Laboratories. 
$25,000, by C. I. Funkenstein, A. 
O'Grady and B. J. Longstreet. 

Albany. N. Y.- — Fortuna Films, 
$50,000, A. A. Deutsch, Henry Mar- 
goshes and Nancy Katz. 

New York — Topics of the Day, 
$10,000, A. J. Van Beuren, A. E. Sie- 
gal and C. J. Heermance. 



Los Angeles. Cal. — Atlantic Photo- 
play Corp., $75,000, by G. E. Isham. 
Annette M. Isham and Ralph Ulmer. 



Los Angeles — Truant Photbplay, 
Inc., capital, $40,000, has been form- 
ed by Jos. Wienblatt and Lew Ise- 
man. 



Reelcraft will distribute the series 
of Alexander Alt and Helen Howell 
comedies. The first release will be 
on Feb. 12. 



Cuts and Flashes 

Thomas Meighan is nearing the 
completion of "The City of Silent 
vlen," an adaptation of "The Quarry." 



Star Ranch Westerns have been 
purchased for Northern Illinois and 
Indiana by the Unity Photoplays, 
Chicagao. 



Goldwyn has appointed Mrs. Maron 
Frances Lee as assistant to Ralph 
Block, editor of the scenario and re- 
search department. 



"Heidi," the Prizma two-reeler, has 
been secured by the C. B. C. Film 
Sales Corp., New York, for the state 
rights market. 



Final scenes for Betty Compson's 
third production for Goldwyn have 
been filmed. The editing and titling 
will be completed in about two 
weeks. Arthur Rosson directed. 



The Bobbs-Merrill Co., publishers 
of the Irving Bacheller novels, has 
arranged with Dial Film for a spe- 
cial picture edition of "The Light in 
the Clearing." One hundred thou- 
sand copies will be placed on the 
market with the picture simultan- 
eously. 



Sapulpa, Okla. — The Yale Theater 
Co. will start work at an early date 
on an 1,800 seat house. 



Myrabel a State Righter 
The Myrabel Film Corp. has open- 
ed offices at 130 W. 46th St., Suite 
903, where it will handle features for 
Greater New York and New Jersey, 
and also state rights. 

Fred Meyers is president; Leo Le- 
bel is secretary, and F. J. M. Iredell, 
treasurer. 



Elect Advisory Committee 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Minneapolis — The election of an 
exhibitor's advisory committee was 
one of the outstanding features of the 
meeting of Associated First National 
sub-franchise holders of Minnesota, 
Wisconsin and North and South Da- 
kota here. 



Interstate Buys for Illinois 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago — Lee Herz of the Inter- 
state Film Service has secured for 
distribution in Illinois 15 two reelers 
starring Mary Pickford. Four long- 
er features have also been acquired. 



Granted Judgment in Brooklyn 
The Advance Tbeaters Enterprises 
operating the Echo theater at 368 
Bushwick Ave. have been fined by 
General Sessions in Brooklyn $250 
for attempting to mislead the pub- 
lic into believing that "Homespun 
Folks" was Griffith's "Way Down 
East." 



Take March, for Instance 



WE'VE told you that we've got an unapproachable list of big pictures for the next six months. Not pictures that we 
plan to make, but productions already in work or finished. 
The first of these six months is March. Take time to go over this list, keeping in mind, as you read, your own 
box-office, and see if it you don't honestly agree that every one of the pictures is a really big one — big in every sense of 
the word. 



A Hugh Ford British Production, "THE CALL OF 
YOUTH" 

We sent an American director to England to make this produc- 
tion of the play by Henry Arthur Jones, one of the three or four 
biggest dramatists in the world. And lie hunted out the most 
beautiful spots and the best actors in England. The result is 
worth the trouble. 

Thomas Meighan in "THE EASY ROAD," with Lila Lee 

You know what kind of star Meighan is — especially in heart inter- 
est roles like "The Prince Chap." He's never had a weak pic- 
ture yet. He's a he-man star that men admire and women love. 
Tom Forman directed this, from Blair Hall's splendid story. 

Cosmopolitan Production, "STRAIGHT IS THE WAY" 

Matt Moore and a sterling cast will win all hearts in this ro- 
mance of crooks, old homesteads and ouija boards. An original 
comedy drama from the studio which produced "Heliotrope" and 
"Humoresque." The story is by Ethel Watts Mumford Grant, 
adapted by Frances Marion, and directed by Robert G. Vignola. 



William S. Hart in "O'MALLEY OF THE MOUNTED" 
Wm. S. Hart Production 

Laid in the great Northwest, and photographed in the original 
settings, this story of a member of the Mounted who disguised as 
a bandit to get his man is as full of thrills and heart interest as 
"The Testing Block." Lambert Hillyer adapted and directed from 
Hart's own story, and Joe August, A.S.C., photographed. 

Robert Z. Leonard's Production, "THE GILDED LILY" 
with Mae Murray 

You'll never forget Miss Murray as the cabaret dancer in "On 
With the Dance." Here she has the same sort of role, in a pic- 
ture as expensively and brilliantly produced as anything ever made. 
The costumes and sets will take your breath away, and the strong 
drama of it will make you gasp. Clara S. Beranger wrote the story. 

Dorothy Dalton in "THE TEASER" 

In "The Flame of the Yukon" Miss Dalton made her greatest hit. 
This is her greatest picture since then. Laid in a little mining 
town, and full of life and passion, "The Teaser" will be a mem- 
orable picture for your box-office. 



Thomas H. Ince's Special, "BEAU REVEL," with Flor- 
ence Vidor 

Louis Joseph Vance's best selling novel produced on a big scale 
with a cast including Lewis Stone and Lloyd Hughes. One of 
Ince's most elaborate productions, based on a gripping and unusual 
plot — the love of father and son for the same woman. 

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Friday, January 21, 1921 



Farnum Features for C. B. C? 

Negotiations are under way for a 
series of Franklyn Farnum features 
for C. B. C. Film Sales Corp. Far- 
num has left on a tour of the coun- 
try arranged bv Joe Brandt. He will 
speak at theaters on the blue law 
campaign and when he arrives at 
St. Louis he may stop over for a 
time to join a light opera troupe 
there. 



Benefit Show Tonight 

The benefit performance For the 
children's department of the National 
Hoard of Review will be held tonight 
at Carnegie Hall. By arrangement 

with Associated First National "Pas- 
sion" and "The Kid" will be shown. 
This will be the first public showing 
of the Chaplin feature in the east. 



New F. and R. House 

Minneapolis — Finkelstein and Ru- 
ben's latest theater, the Loring, was 
opened last week. It is at Nicollet 
and 14th Sts., and has a capacity of 
1.200. 



DIRECTORY 

OF THE TRADE 

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ACCOUNTANTS 

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Art Titles — Animation — Leaders 

220 W. 42nd St. Bryant 6796 



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Art Titles 

727 7th Avenue Bryant 5612 



ENGRAVERS 



THE STANDABD ENGRAVING CO. INC 

Half Tones — Line Engravers — Electrotypes 

225 W. 39th St. New York Bryant 862? 



ENLARGING AND COPYING 



W. J. MORAT 

Grainless Enlargements M. P. Film 

302 E. 33rd St. Phone Vand. 736' 



FILM CLEARING 



JAWITZ PICTUBES 

State Right — Export & Import — Film Cl'r'np 

729 7th Ave. Bryant 9444 



LABORATORIES 



EVANS LABOBATOBY 

Quality Motion Picture Printing 

416-24 W. 216th St. Wads. 3443- 



CLABEMONT FILM LABORATORIES 

430 Claremont Parkway Tel. Tremont 376* 

H. J. Streyckmans. General Manager 



NICHOLAS KESSEL LABOBATOBIES 

"Kessel Kwality Prints" 
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(Continued from Page 1) 

" 'I am amazed,' said he, 'at the 
lack of vision that certain of our best 
known novelists have of the screen's 
future. Take, for instance, Barrie. 
There is no production that I would 
sooner film than "The Little Minis- 
ter." It has such wonderful possi- 
bilities for the making of a really 
glial moving picture that I must con- 
fess I am surprised that Sir James 
Barrie has not taken the very great- 
est care and advice to see that his 
play should stand out as an epic of 
the screen. 

" 'If authors would only consent to 
put their plays in the hands of the 
most capable producers and take for 
their remuneration a percentage of 
the marketing fees they would not 
only be assured of their works living 
on the screen, but would reap a far 
more handsome reward than they do 
at present. To me it is amazing that 
an author should sell perhaps his 
greatest work for a few thousand dol- 
lars, when, by co-operation with the 
producer, he could reap a far great- 
er reward. Barrie would receive any- 
thing from at least $500,000 for the 
film rights of 'The Little Minister.' 

"Watching Mr. Griffith as he was 
speaking, I could not help sensing 
his desire to film this masterpiece." 

And later the following appears: 

"I took Mr. Griffith back to the 
days when he used to produce for 
the old Biograph Company. 'Yes,' he 
remarked, with a smile, 'if you will 
remember 'Over the Hill,' which 
is being shown at a theater close by, 
was done by me nearly 10 years 
ago.' " 

Near the close Fredman states: 

"It will be interesting to readers 
of the Film Renter and Moving Pic- 
ture News to know that Mr. Griffith 
expects to arrive in this country very 
early in the new year, for the taking 
of several scenes in a forthcoming 
production." 



STUDIOS 



ESTEE STUDIO AND LAB., INC. 

Studio — 209-219 E. 124th Harlem 71M 

Studio 361 W 125th Morn 4Q*< 



The Griffith offices stated yesterday 
that it was true the producer planned 
going to England in March to take 
some .scenes for the Thomas Burke 
story he is now working on. No def- 
inite plans have been made, however, 
and it is very likely that those scenes 
will be made here instead of abroad. 

Griffith originally placed the gross 
exhibition value of "Way Down 
East" at $3,000,000, but because of 
the manner in which the various road 
shows were going, the $4,000,000 val- 
uation mentioned above is expected 
to be reached. 



To Call It "Griffith Theater" 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia — The theater planned 
at Broad and Locust Sts. by the Grif- 
fith interests will be known as the 
David W. Griffith theater. A special 
company to be called the Philadelphia 
Properties Corp. is being organized 
under laws of the state of Pennsyl- 
vania. Frederick Weber, a local 
architect, will draw the plans for the 
combined office and theater structure. 



Here's an Actual Record 
of What Pictures are Doing 



Productions That Are Tried and Proven Money Makers — 
Read What the Other Exhibitor Has Done and 
What the Critics Say 



NOMADS OF THE NORTH 

"Excellent. Patrons praised it on all sides. "— S. S. Stevenson, 
Princess Theatre, Henderson, N. C. 

TWIN BEDS 

"It is an exhibitor's picture and an audience picture from start 
to finish. It moves with speed and zip." — Motion Picture News. 

DINTY 

"It is without doubt the greatest picture we have ever played. 
It did a wonderful business." — M. M. Flemister, Colonial Theatre, 
Milledgeville, Ga. 

DANGEROUS BUSINESS 

"We certainly packed them in. Everybody was pleased and 
said it was Constance Talmadge's best up to date. It's peppy. 
Every house should play it."- — C. E. Power, Power's Theatre, North 
Branch, Minn. 

GO AND GET IT 

"If you want to see a real thriller, a story that throbs with life 
and danger and love, go and see this picture. Full of hair-raising, 
breath-taking scenes, a remarkable picture." — Daily Gazette, Gas- 
tonia, N. C. 

THE JACK KNIFE MAN 

"When the screen is capable of producing so sweet and human 
a story as this, its permanence is assured. One of the best cinema 
offerings of the year. You'll chuckle aloud and then brush the tears 
from your eyes." — Los Angeles Record. 

THE FIGHTING SHEPHERDESS 



"This is a dandy picture. 
Theatre, Huntington, Ark. 



Pleased all." — H. W. Jeffries, Majestic 



OLD DAD 

"Very, very good. It pleased them all. It's a pleasure to play 
this kind.". — C. Hales, Lyric Theatre, Orange City, la. 




First National Attractions 



Iherell be a Franchise everywhere 






lie B&ADST ftiET 
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Saturday, January 22, 1921 



Price 5 Cent! 



Big Booking Deal 

ibout to Be Closed Between Famous 

Players, Lcew and U. B. O. — 

Covers 6 Months' Product 

An important deal, effecting local 
■rritory, is about to be closed. It 
a tbree cornered affair involving 
anions Players, the Greater New 
ork circuit of Loew's theaters and 
ie U. B. O. 

It calls for the playing of the 49 
ictures which Paramount will re- 
ase between March 1 and Aug. 31. 
oew and the U. B. O. have some 
)rt of an arrangement whereby each 
rcuit takes, roughly speaking, 50'/< 
the pictures involved. 

In point of the number of booking 
lys covered by the deal, it is im- 
irtant. Loew offers about 100 days 

each picture and the U. B. O. about 

e same. Since each will have about 
pictures, the total number of days 
volved in the deal is about 5.000. 



Not Interested 

M. P. T. O. officials stated yester- 
iy that they had no interest what- 
er in the claim filed against the 
Dmmi'.tee of 17 by Myron Sulzber- 
■r for $2,415. 



After Six Outside Productions 

The Hodkinson release list, it is 
ited, is being so arranged as to 
ive space for approximately six 
ecial productions which will be se- 
:ted from the independent produc- 
l field. 



Announcing the Hampton Article 

Some of the morning papers yes- 
day morning carried full page an- 
uncements of the current issue of 
: Pictorial Review in which ap- 
irs "Too Much Sex Stuff in the 
avies," the first of a series of ar- 
les by Benjamin B. Hampton: 
er series is in connection with a 
"tter pictures" campaign which the 
.'torial Review and Hampton are 
ugurating. 



Special To Make Features? 
t was reported from the coast yes- 
day that Special Pictures Corp. 
1 enter the feature field with Louis 

Thompson in charge. Thompson, 
was reported, resigns the ^jfresi- 
icy to handle this work. Frank 
Uier, a Los Angeles attorney, is 

newly elected president, and C. C. 
tig, former business manager is 
leral manager. 
I. J. Roberts, general sales man- 

r, has resigned. 




Thomas H. Ince has overlooked nothing in story value, cast, settings and 
d recticn to make "Lying Lips" his master effort in film production. Re- 
leato'j everywhere January 30th. — Advt. 



Nebraska To Act 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Lincoln. Neb. — The fight against 
state censorship is on in Nebraska. A 
child welfare commission has intro- 
duced a bill which provides for a 
board of three censors, with an office 
force of about nine people. The cen- 
sors are to receive $3,000 a year sal- 
ary, and money will be allowed to pay 
the cost of maintaining the censor- 
ship office. The advocates of the bill 
are maintaining that it will bring no 
additional cost upon the state, as the 
fees from the picture companies will 
be sufficient to pay all expenses. The 
bill also provides Sunday closing. 

A committee is here representing 
the exhibitors in their fight. Through- 
out the state exhibitors are circulat- 
ing petitions which declare that the 
public is in favor of the defeat of the 
censorship bill. In every theater a 
small table is maintained near the 
entrance, and all patrons are invited 
to sign the petitions which are kept 
on the table. 

(Continued on Page 2) 



Still Free 



Lillian Gish stated yesterday morn- 
ing that contrary to published re- 
ports, she has not definitely determ- 
ined to make a picture for Anne Mor- 
gan or for anyone else, for that mat- 
ter. 

The report had it that Miss Mor- 
gan would take over the two reels 
of "The World's Shadows" which 
Jerome Storm directed for Frohman 
Amusement and finish it with Miss 
Gish. 

Miss Gish admitted that she had 
seen Miss Morgan and that the mat- 
ter had been discussed but stated 
quite definitely that nothing had 
not been closed. 



Reichenbach Gees to Boston 

Boston — Harry Reichenbach is 
here to arrange for the opening of 
"Outside the Law" at the Park thea- 
ter for a week. 



Vogel Gets 'The Kid* 

Will Handle the Feature in All Coun- 
tries Except United States 
and Canada 

William N. Vogel, of the Will. am 
N. Vogel Prod., has closed a con- 
tract with Associated First National 
for the distribution of Chaplin's "The 
Kid" in all countries throughout ti.e 
world with the exception of the 
United Slates and Canada. 

Vogel is handling the regular First 
National-Chaplins for the foreign 
market but in connection with "Tne 
i\id" a special deal was made since 
the picture is of feature length and 
is in the nature of a special. 



Alleged Promoters Held 

The Evening Sun yesterday pub- 
lished, in part, the following dispatd 
from Kansas City, Mo.: 

"Dreams of becoming cinema stars 
are being shattered today in the 
minds of scores of girls throughou. 
the middle west as a result 01 the 
bursting of an alleged promotion 
bubble here known as the Interna- 
tional Pictures Corp. 

"Hubert Settles and his wife are 
under arrest, and post office inspect- 
ors say the}' have scores of letters 
from girls ambitious to be screen 
heroines, and also the engraved re- 
plies." 



Warners in Mecca Bldg. 

Warner Bros, have leased part of 
the sixth floor of the Mecca Bldg., 
1600 Broadway and will move in 
about F"eb. 1. Part of the space will 
be used for the Federated Kxchange 
which Warners now own in assoc.a- 
tion with the Apollo Trading Co. 



First Dividend 

D. W. Griffith, Inc., has declared 
its first dividend. It is $1, payable 
on the Class A stock of the corpor- 
ation on March 4 to stockholders of 
record at the close of business on 
Feb. 26. 



Payable Feb. 1 

Famous Players will pay on Feb. 
1 a $2 quarterly dividend on the pre- 
ferred stock of the corporation. Tnere 
are 100,000 shares of this issue out- 
standing. The dividend will be pa.* - 
able to stockholders of record at the 
ciose of business on Jan. 15. 



Tex Rickani's Officiaf Pictures Demjsey 
and Breiihari Contest. Now hooking \ R 
Grearhoiise; HU \V. t5th St. Bry. 5741— Ad. 



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ondon, W. C. 2. 

Paris Representative — Le Fito I*' Km 
ontmartre. 



Quotations 

La- 

Bid. Askerl ^al« 
Famous Players . . 56 57^ 56^ 

do pfd 80 80/ 8 80 

♦Goldwyn 5V 4 S l / 2 

IJ W Griffith, Inc Not y noted 

Loew's, Inc 16& 17% 16J4 

Triangle 7/16 7/16 7/16 

World Film Not quoted 

•Quotations by H. Content & Co. 



Five Baker-Metro Prod. 
George D. Baker has signed a con- 
tract with S-L Pictures to make a ser- 
ies of five productions to bear his 
name. They will be made in the east 
and will be released by Metro. 



Change in Toledo, O. 

Toledo, O. — William James has 
sold out his interest in the Sun and 
James Amusement Co. to Peter Sun. 
The company operates the Rivoli and 
Toledo theaters here. 

The directors of the company met 
last week and elected the following 
officers: Ed G. Sourbier, president; 
C. Howard Crane, vice-president; 
Gus Sun, secretary; and Charles Ol- 
son, treasurer. Peter Sun will man- 
age the Rivoli, which S. Barrett Mc- 
Cormick ran before he went to the 
coast. 



"The White Bottle," a two reeler 
produced by the Harry Levey Serv- 
ice Corp., was shown to the New 
York Milk Conference Board yester- 
day at its offices in the Candler Bldg. 



Nebraska To Act 

(Continued from Page 1) 

A second cersorship bill has been 
introduced, providing for a fine for 
showing pictures of a certain descrip- 
tion and empowering county attor- 
neys to prosecute. This bill was 
referred to the child welfare commit- 
tee, which is also considering its own 
bill. 



Change in Ohio Censors? 
(.Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Cincinnati — Reports have reached 
here that some changes are contem- 
plated in the present method of cen- 
soring pictures. Several moves are 
talked of: one to reduce the number 
on the board from four to one and 
another the taking of the appointment 
of the members from the industrial 
board and giving the governor that 
power. 



Hold Up Sunday Show 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Princeton, Ind. — The United Thea- 
cers and Amusement Co. was served 
with a temporary injunction restrain- 
ing the company from putting on a 
charity show at the Noble theater on 
ounday. It was charged the show 
was to be run for profit contrary to 
the Indiana law". 



Want Censors in Indiana 

Indianapolis — Senator Claude S. 
Steele has brought before the legis- 
lature a bill asking for the establish- 
ment of a censor board for this state. 
The petition states that pictures are 
'argely responsible for the crime wave 
now sweeping the country. 



Elg : n Opposes Blue Laws 

Elgin, 111. — Four commissioners of 
the city council oppose blue laws and 
two are in favor of them. The Mayor 
is for them. 



An 18 episode serial, "The Diamond 
Queen" starring Eileen Sedgwick, 
!, as been completed by Universal and 
is now ready for release. 

Miss Sedgewick will make some 
two reel westerns for Universal. 



Stanley Opening Jan. 29 
Philadelphia— -Saturday, Jan. 29 has 
been selected by the Stanley Co. for 
the opening of the new Stanley thea- 
ter at 19th and Market Sts. Cecil 
B. DeMille's "Forbidden Fruit" will 
be the opening feature. 

The program for the opening will 
include a special tableaux direct from 
the Criterion theater, New York, ar- 
ranged by Hugo Riesenfeld, who also 
wrote the music and directed the pro- 
duction. Riesenfeld will come here 
as a compliment to Stanley to con- 
duct in person. 



Incorporations 

Albany, N. Y. — Parrot Films, New 
York. Capital. $10,500. Incorpora- 
ors. H. Huber, J. J. McNevin, W. 
..twin, 518 W. 148th St. 



Albany, N. Y. — Steuben Theater 
Co., Corning, Steuben County, Cap- 
ital $75,000. Incorporators: F. Ger- 
ber, J. J. Kelly and C. V. Stowell, 
Corning. 



Albany, N. Y. — No Blue Sunday 
League, New York. Capital $5,000. 
Incorporators: \Y. C. Appelberg, D. 
F. MacCallum and C. F. White, 1753 
10th St.. Brooklyn. 



Albany, N. Y. — Middleton Theater 
Co., New York. Capital $100,000. 
Incorporators: W. V. Donovan, J. 
Quittner, and C. Pack. 769 Cauldwell 
Ave. 



Albany, N. Y. — Imperial Prod., 
New York. Capital $20,000. Incor- 
porators: C. J. Keck, T. E. Kane 
and F. W. Dennis, 648 W. 160th St. 



Albany, N. Y. — A. L. Shay, Inc.. 
New York. Capital $150,000. Incor- 
porators: A. L. Shay, Lillian E. Mc- 
Mahon and H. C. O'Connell, Hotel 
Lucerne, West 79 St., New York. 

Albany, N. Y. — San Gabriel Pro- 
ducing Co., New York. Capital 
$6,400. Incorporators Eleanor S. 
Benedict, S. A. Mcintosh and Clar- 
ence Lazarus, 539 W. 162 St., New 
York. 



Albany, N. Y. — Turges Amusement 
Corp., New York. Capital $15,000. 
Incorporators: Sidney Rothner, Max 
Frieder and Stephen S. Tolk, 257 W 
179 St., New York. 



"Von" Buys Four Releases 
Herman F. Jans of Jans Pic- 
tures has concluded negotiations with 
J. E. Von Herberg of Seattle where- 
in the latter purchased "Madonnas 
and Men" for Wyoming, Utah, Col- 
orado, New Mexico, Washington, 
Idaho, Montana and Oregon. He also 
purchased the three Olive Tell pic- 
tures, "Love Without Question," "A 
Woman's Business' and "The Wings 
of Pride" for the same territory. 



E. Kenneth Todd, formerly in the 
publicity department of Universal, 
has resigned to join the sporting de- 
partment of the Boston Traveler. 



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real sense of the word. A goose, a gir! 
reins of silk — all that is needed for a "t 
in this unique race. 

WORCESTER, MASS— Fire "wave" 
ages Worcester. Over a score of blaz' 
unknown origin sweep city, causing a 
age of $1,500,000. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. (Except 
Louis, Indianapolis, Los Angeles) — L 
type of ditch-digger in action. R ry 
scoops mounted on a tractor are bein ef- 
fectively used in reclamation work. 
LONDON, ENGLAND— All branches < 
government and labor are co-operatin as 
Britain seeks to solve unemployment ob- 
lem ; scenes of jobless gathering for big 
ade. 

CLEVELAND, OHIO —Play baseba! 
skates. A sparkling diamond of ice 
added attraction to players and far 
"America's national bame." 
IN THE LIMELIGHT— "Pussyfoot" tu, 
son in U. S. "When America is drj the 
millennium will have come," declares t isb 
"dry" crusader. 

NEW YORK CITY— A "preventoriun 
discarded boat. School is maintained o old 
ferry-boat for poor children susceptib to 
disease. 

CHICAGO ILL — First woman impresiD — 
Mary Garden, famous opera star, as aies 
"role" as director-general of the CI ago 
Opera. 

ROME, ITALY — Protest government licy 
in settling Fiume problem. Admire of 
D'Annunzio oppose Italian invasion of Fin:. 
WAVE AWAY THE CRIME WAVI-Or 
How Mr. Citizen Puts It Over On Mr 
Crook. Animated by Bert Green wit ac- 
knowledgement to Albert Frush. 








Barthelmess Borrowed 
Richard Barthelmess has been bor- 
rowed by Famous Players from D. 
W. Griffith, Inc., to appear as Youth 
in "Experience," which will be made 
into a George Fitzmaurice Prod., in 
the Long Island studios. Barthelmess' 
first starring picture which is to be 
from a story by Joseph Hergesheimer 
is being held up because the story 
lias not been properly whipped into 
shape. 



"Roxy" to Entertain 

The first national conference of 
motion pictures and musical interests 
which opens at the Astor on Monday, 
will make its first visit to a New 
York theater at the Capitol on Mon- 
day. Three hundred delegates will 
be the guests of S. L. Rothafel, who 
will adddress the conference on "Pic- 
ture Showmanship through Music," 
and Erno Rapee, conductor of the 
Capitol Grand Orchestra, will deliver 
an exposition on the handling of the 
orchestra. 



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Hugo Riesenfeld has prepared a 
special music score for Cecil B. De- 
Mille's "Forbidden Fruit." 






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The Motion Picture Industry will save 250,000 Children from Starvation 



What 
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YOU 
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MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 

Official Organ of the Greater New York [Motion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 



Only 
3 days 
left to 

do it. 



Edited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Daily 



ASSOCIATED MOTION 

PICTURE ADVERTISERS' 

COMMITTEE 

in co-operation with 

MOTION PICTURE DIVISION 

EUROPEAN RELIEF 

COUNCIL 

Room 305 Capitol Theatre 
Circle 4411 



Today's "Thank Yous' 



Rose Shulsinger — for enlisting 
Marion Davies, Norman Kerry and 
and several other stars. 



Those who have supposed that 
Mary Schaefer was "spooring" when 
she undertook to go on a minimum 
diet till Motion Picture Day, Jan. 26, 
have something to learn regarding 
her gameness and good faith. 

These motion picture stars are with 
us for next Wednesday, Moving Pic- 
ture Day: 

VIVIAN MARTIN 

ELSIE FERGUSON 

MARION DAVIES 

MARY McLAREN 

ZEENA KEEFE 

ELAINE HAMMERSTEIN 

VERA GORDON 

MARTHA MANSFIELD 

EUGENE O'BRIEN 

MAE MURRAY 

HOPE HAMPTON 

DOROTHY PHILLIPS 

CONSTANCE TALMADGE 

JUNE CAPRICE 

RUTH ROLAND 

RUBY de REMER 

ALICE CALHOUN 

CONSTANCE BINNEY 

HAZEL DAWN 

VIRGINIA LEE 

EDITH STOCKTON 

PERCY MARMONT 

RICHARD BARTHELMESS 

ROD LaROCQUE 

VINCENT COLEMAN 

MABEL McQUADE 

LUCY FOX 

NORA REED 

JUSTINE JOHNSTONE 

Will volunteering players rush 10 
| photos to Publicity Committee, 305 
^Capitol Theatre bldg? — Monday 11 
a. m., is the "deadline." 



Griffith In Line 
The D. W. Griffith offices an- 
nounced Friday that special morning 
performances of "Way Dow 1 !! East" 
will be given in 16 cities on the. morn- 
ing of January 29. The entire re- 
ceipts from the combined showings 
will be donated to the Hoover Relief 
Fund. 



How Greater New York Picture Houses 
Observe the Big Week 



Monday, Jan. 24 — .Break out with the most inviting lobby displays 
possible, to call attention to Motion Picture Day, Wednesday, Jan. 26. 
Complete their arrangements for speakers through Jerome A. Meyers, 
Chairman, 122 W. 49th St., Bryant 8770. Complete their receipt of spe- 
cial tickets for the Saturday morning matinee, and of blank subscription 
checks for patrons through Leo Brecher, 202 Capitol Theater Bldg., Cir- 
cle 4412. Distribute blank subscription checks to their audiences at all 
performances, if they wish to begin on this day. Carry notice of Motion 
Picture Day in all ads. Announce Motion Picture Day on the screen. 

Tuesday, Jan. 25 — Continue lobby decorations; check up on their as- 
signments for stars and speakers. Continue all announcements of Motion 
Picture Day. Distribute blank subscription checks and sell special morn- 
ing matinee tickets for Saturday, Jan. 29. 

Wednesday, Jan. 26 — Motion Picture Day, all day. This is the day! 
Work for the European Relief Council, Herbert Hoover, Chairman, to 
raise the motion picture industry's quota of $2,500,000 of the big fund to 
be obtained for the starving children of Central and Eastern Europe. Tell 
your audiences in every way. Speakers, humanitarian workers and mo- 
tion picture stars will help you. This is the day for the sale of the special 
Saturday morning tickets at 50 cents — and up, if your warm-hearted pat- 
rons will pay more. A treasurer will be in charge of each corps of work- 
ers assigned by Mrs. Paul Foerster, 202 Capitol Theater Bldg., Circle 4412. 
Film stars will be assigned by the Star Appearance Committee, Bert Adler, 
Chairman. The receipts of this day through regular admission tickets be- 
long to the house, unless the management chooses to add them to the 
Relief Fund. But sell the special tickets to your crowd inside. Remem- 
ber, every $10 saves a life. Have selected, high class programs and stunts 
to draw your crowd. 

Thursday, Jan. 27 — Continue lobby decorations. Turn in any stray 
subscriptions to the European Relief Council through Mrs. Foerster, 202 
Capitol Theater Bldg. It is hoped you will also keep up the sale of spe- 
cial Saturday morning tickets. 

Friday, Jan. 28. — Keep up your Thrusday's activities, but get your 
special Saturday morning program, donated by the producers and distrib- 
utors, at your regular exchange. 

Saturday, Jan. 29 — At 10 A. M., the special morning Children's Mati- 
nee at your house, at which the tickets sold during the drive will be re- 
deemed. The remainder of the day is yours. 

NOTE. — In addition to these many houses have already offered to 
donate receipts amounting to one regular matinee seating capacity at reg- 
ular prices. If managers wish they may request the lady captains as- 
signed to their houses to sell tickets covering this donation, the tickets to 
be accepted for admission at matinees until April 1. The tickets of course 
are not to be good on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. 



The Girl Is Game 

Mary Schaefer, who is on a sym- 
pathy fast in behalf of the starving 
children abroad, had lost six pounds 
Thursday on the fifty day of her fast. 
Miss Huddleston, Red Cross dieti- 
cian, found her in apparently fine 
condition, due to the health and 
weight with which Miss Schaefer 
had entered upon her experiment. 
Mary has been subsisting upon about 
200 calories per day, instead of the 
2300 calories per day which a girl 
of her age, 16, and height, 5 ft. 4 in. 
should have. 



is 



Raising funds for starving children 
something really worth while. 



Henderson's Poem 

Daniel Henderson, a magazine poet, 
has written especially for the Euro- 
pean Relief Council and dedicated to 
Herbert Hoover, chairman, a set of 
verses appropriate to the efforts to 
win aid for the starving children 
across the Atlantic. It is suggested 
that New York theater managers 
have these verses recited by a speak- 
er at each performance on Motion 
Picture Day in their houses. 

HOW PETE LOST HIS PURSE 
By Daniel Henderson 

"Come, I've money to burn tonight- 
Show me the way to the Street of 

Light! 
"Show me the way to a swell cafe, 
And the liveliest stage along Broad- 
way! 

"Who's the girl that's passing the 

hat? 
Say, war's done with! Tell her to 

scat! 

"Hang-over war drives me sore! 
What — it's the kiddies she's pleadin' 
for? 

"Millions of 'em without a crust, 
And if we fail 'em — die they must? 
"Lord, it sort of strikes me dumb 
To hear of tots without a crumb! 
"Pardon me, Miss, for talkin' wild — 
Take this wallet — an' save a child!" 



COME! 
Mass Meeting 

Monday, Jan. 24, 11 a. m., 

Capitol Theatre 

hear 

"BIG BILL" EDWARDS 

D. W. Griffith and Job E. Hedges 

also have been invited to speak 
All members of the film industry 
URGENTLY requested to attend. 

Vivian Martin Ready 

Among the stars who enlisted for 
the drive is Vivian Martin, who said 
Friday, "I'm not only ready, but 
anxious to help." 



In Minneapolis 

In the Minneapolis territory Theo- 
dore L. Hays and the entire Ruben 
& Finkelstein organization have the 
campaign well under way. 

The following is the personnel of 
the committees: Theodore L. Hays, 
joint chairman, Committee of United 
Theatrical Protective League; A. W. 
Steffes, chairman; Clyde Hitchcock, 
Wm. Koenig, Button Meyers, Harry 
Dryer, Committee of Branch Man- 
agers; I. F. Mantzke, chairman; Max 
Weisfeldt, Charles Stombaugh, Tom 
Burke, J. E. O'Toole. 

The Four Minute Men's organiza- 
tion, which carried the Liberty Loans 
to such success in Minneapolis, will 
speak in the seventy-two theaters of 
the city, at each showing on Wednes- 
day, Jan. 26th. 

At each theater there will be teams 
of young women who have volun- 
teered their services. These teams 
are to be captained by members of 
the Overseas League. 

It is planned, through the coop- 
eration of the musicians' unions, to 
stage an immense parade the morn- 
ing of Jan. 26th. 

All advertising of every theater in 
the city will carry special reference 
to the Hoover campaign, before and 
including the special Saturday morn- 
ing matinee. 




DAI&.Y 



Saturday, January 22, 1921; 



Saengers Plan Another 
(Special to WID'S DAILY1 
Shreveport, La.— Plans for the im- 
mediate erection of a $50,000 picture 
theater, by the Saenger Amusement 
Co.. are announced. 

Award Contract 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Terre Haute, Ind.— The Indiana 
Theater Co. has awarded the contract 
for the new Indiana to John Kher- 
son of Chicago. The building is to 
cost $500,000. 

Cohen Gets Another 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia— Will Cohen of the 
Model, Imperial and Astor theaters, 
is reported to have acquired a lease 
on the Crystal Palace, which has 
three years and eight months to go, 
for a consideration of $12,000. 



Miles Abandons Plans 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Scranton, Pa.— It became known 
last week that the project of the Miles 
Amusement Co., of Detroit, is to 
erect a house at Scranton. was de- 
clared off. 



Aschers Open New House 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Chicago— Ascher Brothers' new 
West Englewood, which cost $800,- 
000, and has a seating capacity of 
3,000 opened recently. It is the sec- 
ond house opened by this firm last 
month, the other being the Portage 
Park. Walter Russell will manage 
the new theater. 



Casey Bros, on Coast 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Los Angeles — Patrick and Terence 
Casey, the novelists and short story 
writers are here to put some of their 
works into screen form, such as "The 
Gay Cat," "The Wolf Cub," "The 
Story of William Hyde" and "The 
Chase of the Four Fools. - ' 



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Big Coast "Lab" 

Planned for Los Angeles — Will Have 

Capacity of 1,200,000 Weekly 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — The Standard Film 
Laboratories with a capacity of 1,- 
200,000 feet weekly are planned here. 

The structure is to be of reinforced 
concrete construction and will cover 
a ground area of 120 by 75 ft., and 
is to be two stories and basement. 
It will be located on Seward St. near 
Santa Monica Blvd., supplanting the 
present offices of the corporation at 
130 W. 5th St. 

Financing of the big project has 
resulted in an alliance between So. 
California and Utah capitalists. The 
officers and directors for the ensuing 
year are as follows: C. E. Vermil- 
yea, president; John M. Nicholaus, 
vice-president, at present the labora- 
tory director at the Lasky studio, and 
well known for his successful work; 
S. M. Tompkins, secretary and treas- 
urer, who has just resigned as super- 
intendent of the Universal City lab- 
oratory. 

The Salt Lake City members in- 
clude C. B. Stewart, O. H. Hewlett, 
Dr. G. F. Harding and L. A. White- 
more. Fred E. Mines of Los An- 
geles and William Nisle of San Ber- 
nardino complete the board. 

Two hundred men will be employ- 
ed when the plant is opened, which 
will probably be within 90 days. 



New Morsoco Star 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — Morosco's latest an- 
nouncement is that Charlotte Green- 
wood will be starred in pictures. 

Her first picture for the Morosco 
Prod., Inc., will be "Linger Longer 
Letty." Morosco will also produce a 
new Anna Nichols play entitled 
"Weeds." 

Miss Nichols will have charge of 
the school for playwrights and scen- 
arioists at the proposed "film city" 
which Morosco will erect here. 



Candler Sales 



Candler Pictures have sold "His 
Enemy's Daughter" for New Engl- 
land, to Popular Film Exchange, 14 
Piedmont St.; for Missouri and Kan- 
sas, to Independent Producers Film 
Corp., 3504 Olive St., St. Louis; for 
New York State, to Joy Film Dis- 
tributing Co., 117 W. 46th St.; for 
Minn., Wis. N. & S. Dakota, to El- 
liott Film Corp., Produce Exchange 
Bldg., Minneapolis. 



New Cincinnati Exchange 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Cincinnati — Charles L. Casanave 
has resigned from the National Ex- 
change of Ohio, Inc., to head the 
Queen City Film Exchange, a new 
unit with offices at Broadway and 
Pioneer. The exchange will serve 
Ohio and Kentucky. William Busch, 
formerly with the Wilson Film Co., is 
associated with Casanave. 



Start Production Soon 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

! Memphis, Tenn. — The Southern 
Film Co.. expects to begin filming 
their first comedy Feb. 1, according 
.* to H. J. Mooney, head of the concern. 



The Dire Results 

The high cost of prohibition 
became apparent when M. S. 
Epstein of the Joseph M. 
Schenck organization, who re- 
turned from his post in Los 
Angeles yesterday as business 
manager for the first John Em- 
erson-Anita Loos production, 
"Wife Insurance," stated that 
empty liquor bottles had been 
rented as props at 30 cents a 
day apiece. The expense was 
$30 a day for 100 bottles used. 

"It seemed an outrageous 
expense, and we tried to find 
our own bottles at first," said 
Epstein. "It was impossible to 
collect more than a dozen bot- 
tles which bore well known 
stamps such as 'Gordon Gin' 
or 'Dewar Scotch.' Cham- 
pagne bottles were not to be 
found at all. But one canny 
Los Angeles gentleman had 
cornered the whole supply of 
empty bottles and made a busi- 
ness of renting them to movie 
companies — and in the end we 
had to deal with him, as the 
other companies had." 



City-Owned Theater 

Ninteen years from Feb. 1, the city 
of New York will be in possession of 
a full-fledged picture theater. This 
will come about through a lease 
made about a year ago of the prop- 
erty on East Broadway, Henry St. 
and the space under the Manhattan 
Bridge to the Manbridge Realty Co. 

Since making the lease, the com- 
pany, of which Henry E. Jacobs is 
president, has practically completed 
the theater upon which Philip and 
Louis Brenner have just made a 
permanent loan of $72,000. It is said 
to be the only theater extant that is 
built upon city-owned property, and 
Jacobs is having prepared a bronze 
tablet which will bear the message 
that the structure was built on city 
property during the administration of 
Mayor Hylan, who will be asked to 
unveil the tablet in a few days. 

According to the terms of the lease 
the theater, which cost $230,000 to 
build and will be named The Flor- 
ence, will revert to the possession of 
the city at the expiration of the lease. 



Theater Project Abandoned 
(Special fo WID'S DAILY) 

Cincinnati — Because of alleged ar 
bitrary demands on the part of cer 
tain labor unions Benjamin L. Heidi 
ingsfeld, attorney, acting for the con 
structors of a $300,000 picture hous 
at the northwest corner of McMillai 
St. and Melrose Ave., west of Peeple 
Corner, states that the project hai; 
been postponed indefinitely. 

Plans for the theater, also to l 
elude a group of flats of the kitchen, 
ette type, were prepared by Rapp t 
Rapp, of Chicago. 



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Start Work Feb. 1 
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Los Angeles — It is announced that 
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Copyright 1921, Wid's Film and Film Folks, Inc. 

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Features Reviewed 

Betty Compson in PRISONERS OF LOVE 

Compson Prod. — Goldwyn Page 2 

George Arliss in THE DEVIL 

Asso. Exhib. — Pathe Page 3 

Maurice Tourneur's THE COUNTY FAIR 

Guy C. Smith — State Rights Page 5 

May Allison in 

THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHE 

Metro Page 7 

WOMEN MEN LOVE 
Bradley Feature Film Corp. — State R'ts Page 9 

8 1 3 

Robertson-Cole Page 12 

Thomas Meighan in 

THE FRONTIER OF THE STARS 

Paramount Page 13 

Frank Mayo TIGER TRUE 

Universal Page 15 

Wanda Hawley in.... HER FIRST ELOPEMENT 

Realart Page 16 

Mae Marsh in THE LITTLE 'FRAID LADY 

Robertson-Cole Page 17 

Short Reels Page 19 



A CORRECTION 

In the chart preceding the review of "Man — Woman — 
Marriage" appearing in last Sunday's issue, the usual 
criticism with reference to "direction" was inadvertently 
and unintentionally omitted. 

Allen Holubar's direction of this unusual story and 
theme was exceedingly capable — perhaps the very best 
work and most sincere that he has ever done. 



News o/ the Week 
in Headlines 

Monday 

Briton N. Busch now vice-president of Malcolm 
Strauss Pictures Corp. 

George Clark, English producer, to work in this coun- 
try. 

Federated franchise holders to meet in San Francisco 
Feb. 7. 

Tuesday 

Urban M. P. Industries offering $3,500,000 stock issue. 

Max Linder to make eight features for ;Robertson-Cole. 

Warner Bros, to produce six features yearly. 

Wednesday 

Hiram Abrams states in Los Angeles that United Art- 
ists will never combine with any organization. 

Famous Players sign Edward Sheldon, Samuel Mer- 
win and Harvey O'Higgin to write original stories. 
Plan many notable productions. 

Charles R. Rogers resigns as sales manager for Seiz- 
in ck. 

Famous Players to distribute "Life." 

Theater Owners Chamber of Commerce against films 
more than six reels in length. 

Thursday 

Northwest exhibitors launch new first runs to combat 
Independent Exhib. Corp. 

Myron Sulzberger, attorney, sues Committee of 17 
for fee. 

Federated buys two Fred Stone features. 

M. P. E. A. officials meet at Astor, New York. 

Samuel Sax and Claude Ezell promoted by Selznick. 
Sax in Rogers' place. 

Louis Barnstyn launches new Dutch trust. Has cap- 
ital of 10,000,000 guilders. 

Standard Film and Independent Film of St. Louis 
combine. 

Friday 

Marshall Neilan to produce in the East. 

D. W. Griffith expects to gross $4,000,000 on "Way 
Down East." 

Fine Arts Pictures, Inc., formed with capital of $6,- 
500,000. 

Argonaut Distributing Corp. plans standard film 
courses for use in public schools. 

Local exhibitors get equal representation on F. I. L. 
M. Club grievance committee. 

Saturday 

Important booking deal involving Famous Players, 
Loew and U. B. C. about to be closed. 

Two censorship bills introduced in Nebraska legis- 
lature. 

William N. Vogel secures all foreign rights on "The 
Kid." 



'Pardoning the bad is injuring the good'* — Benjamin Franklin. 



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Sunday, January 23, 1920 



Beautiful Star in Exceptionally Dramatic Story With Real Wallop 



Betty Compson in 

"PRISONERS OF LOVE" 

Betty Compson Prod. — Goldwyn 

DIRECTOR Arthur Rosson 

AUTHOR Catherine Henry 

CAMERAMAN Ernest Palmer 

AS A WHOLE Exceptionally dramatic sex 

problem story with powerful acting situations 
very well done 
STORY Holds interest throughout, moves rap- 
idly with several very good wallops 

DIRECTION Gives distinctive atmosphere and 

handles big situations with effective repression 

STORY Decidedly pleasing and artistic 

LIGHTINGS Many unusually effective bits 

CAMERAWORK Uniformly excellent 

STAR Gives very forceful portrayal and is ex- 
ceptionally beautiful 
SUPPORT Very well chosen. Helped mate- 
rially in keeping situations balanced 

EXTERIORS Very few but those good 

INTERIORS Quite satisfactory. One or two 

big elaborate sets 
DETAIL Pleasing because action flows smooth- 
ly without bad spots 

CHARACTER OF STORY Presents powerful 

sex problem but has been so well handled can- 
not be objected to 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,800 feet 

Naturally much was expected of Betty Compson 
after her exceptional portrayal of ,Rose in George 
Loane Tucker's masterpiece, "The Miracle Man.'' 
Miss Compson' s first production independently made 
by her and distributed through Goldwyn will not only 
satisfy her admirers, but will bring: her new friends, 



because she has demonstrated her ability as an emo- 
tional actress, and in this production where she was 
the -central figure throughout, and was not playing an 
underworld character, her unusual beauty is particu- 
larly effective. 

Miss Compson has given in this, her first produc- 
tion, a story which has several new angles on the eter- 
nal triangle, and she has wisely surrounded herself 
with an exceptionally powerful cast which has been 
given opportunities that keep the situations properly 
balanced throughout. 

Starting off with an elaborate setting which marks 
class in the first few feet, photographic and artistic 
values of the production are held up all the way. 
There is also that rather rare condition of a story 
which opens with a smashing situation and continues 
to build through one fine acting climax to another 
without going to pieces at any time. 

Miss Compson earns her right to be considered a 
real star, which position she gave indication of having 
a right to through her dramatic portrayal in "The 
Miracle Man." Most of our stars who are now doing 
big emotional parts have passed beyond the age when 
they can easily step into a part demanding youth. 
Most of our youthful stars are unable to effectively 
handle big emotional situations. That gives Miss 
Compson an exceptional opportunity, and she has cer- 
tainly made good in this, her first production. 

Ralph Lewis, Roy Stewart and Emory Johnson 
know how to make a real situation ring true. Their 
work with Miss Compson in this helps very decid- 
edly in keeping the proper balance throughout. Oth- 
ers in the very satisfactory cast are Clara Horton, 
and Clara McDowell. 



If You Can't Get 'Em In On This You Should Lock Up 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



From a box office viewpoint if you know anything 
about handling a good advertising possibility this 
should surely be a clean-up. There has been no pro- 
duction in years to make one-half the friends that 
George Loane Tucker's production of "The Miracle 
Man" made. That film undoubtedly caused more dis- 
cussion and is remembered by more people than any 
film ever made. Everyone will remember the girl. 
It is up to you to intelligently present the fact that 
this is her first big independent production in which 
she is presented as a star, and you can safely promise 
that this is an exceptionally powerful story that will 
win new friends for Miss Compson. 



The story is rather sexy in spots but has been so 
splendidly handled that you will have no difficulty 

on that score. 

Do not run too wild in your sex catch-lines, be- 
cause that will not be necessary in this case where you 
have a corking good title and a beautiful star with 
her first production, following a tremendous success 
that was seen by most every theatergoer in the coun- 
try. You might also in your advertising elaborate 
upon the fact that because of Mr. Tucker's illness, fol- 
lowing the completion of "The Miracle Man," Miss 
Compson was able to secure his entire staff who work- 
ed with her in the making of this film. 



Sunday, January 23, 1920 



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Puts George Arliss' Name on the List of Famous Screen Portrayals. 



George Arliss in 

"THE DEVIL" 

Associated Exhibitors — Pathe 

DIRECTOR James Young 

AUTHOR Not credited 

SCENARIO BY Edmund Goulding 

CAMERAMAN Harry Fischbeck 

AS A WHOLE Fine acting of George Arliss the 

outstanding feature ; production generally good 

STORY Adapted from the stage play in which 

Arliss created the role ; would be nothing as a 
picture without this actor 

DIRECTION Splendid, especially as to settings 

and managing players 
PHOTOGRAPHY Excellent 

LIGHTINGS Clear 

CAMERA WORK Good 

STAR Without doubt his work gets the picture 

over 

SUPPORT Prominent players all do very well 

EXTERIORS Only one or two night scenes 

INTERIORS Excellent 

DETAIL Good 

CHARACTER OF STORY Parisian connoisseur 

obsessed with desire to overcome truth with evil 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,680 feet 

No one is going to be sorry they saw "The Devil," 
for they will be well pleased with the work of George 
Arliss, who is seen in the role which he created on the 
stage. His performance is entertainment in itself and 
there's little doubt but that those who made the pic- 
ture were well aware of the fact that the story pos- 
sibilities were such that it alone would mean little. 
So they have managed to keep Arliss on the screen 
continuously. He appears in practically every scene, 
and his splendid work always registers. 

The story of "The Devil," is uninteresting and mo- 
notonous of itself, consisting as it does, in mostly 
repetition. The Parisian connoisseur who has a fiend- 
ish desire to show his "friends" that evil can overcome 



truth and at the same time satisfy his passion for 
arranging love affairs and then breaking them up— 
that is all there is to the story. 

Director Young has managed the production very 
well and the players are all splendidly handled. The 
settings are all very fine and the photography and 
camera work generally help to satisfy the technical 
end of it. 

The story doesn't count enough to waste criticism 
on, but there is one scene which tends to spoil the 
atmosphere which, despite the title which probably 
doesn't intimate anything very delicate, is nevertheless 
unspoiled by anything unpleasant. In the end, when 
the fiend finds all his other plans to spoil two people's 
happiness fail, he plays his last card and attacks the 
woman. Arliss is shown tearing the clothes off the 
girl. Even for emphasis this needn't be. 

Dr. Muller describes himself as the "friend" of the 
people whose happiness he delights in ruining. His 
victims are Mimi, a model, Paul an artist, Marie and 
her lover Georges. Sylvia Breamer, Edmund Lowe, 
Lucy Cotton and Roland Bottomerly play the last 
four mentioned, respectively. Marie and Georges are 
engaged but Muller manages to interest Marie in Paul 
and she believes she loves him and when she has 
given up Georges, she discovers that Paul is evidently 
in love with Mimi but Paul isn't in love with Mimi, 
although Mimi loves him. 

And so it goes on — this love business — with the par- 
ticipants happy until Muller gets his finger in the 
pie again, and then everything goes wrong. Event- 
ually Marie marries her first love, Georges, and Muller 
tries to break up their home but it fails. Paul is happy 
with Mimi, and Marie happy with Georges. Midler's 
last hope — attacking Marie — fails. His misery causes 
his face to resemble "The Devil' 'and shooting flames 
cover up his countenance, and a vision of the cross 
forms an invisible barrier which prevents his further 
attempt to go after his victim. 



Make Good Use of the Splendid Exploitation Angles It Affords. 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



There's little doubt about it that the story part of 
this isn't going to matter much since it is essentially 
the performance of George Arliss that people will go 
to see. And your cue is to boost it from this stand- 
point. You can go? the limit on your promises regard- 
ing the actor's performance. Tell them he is seen in 
the role which he created on the stage. He is well 
known for his unusual characterizations and his 



name should be sufficient to interest them. 

The exploitation end of it should be simple. You 
have a good title to work with and one which suggests 
many and varied ways of advertising your showing 
of the picture. A good lobby display will attract atten- 
tion. Besides the star, if you want other names, you 
have other well known names to work with in those 
of the supporting company. 



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Mr. J. M. Johnston, Manager, 
Associated Producers, Inc. 
Broadway Film Bldg. , 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Dear Mr. Johnston: - 

We are certainly pleased to state that the receipts 
of the Gifts Theatre for last week, which played 
Allan Dwan's "THE FORBIDDEN THING", were in excess 
of any amount previously taken in since the opening 
of the Gifts Theatre, this being our banner week. 

Allan Dwan has undoubtedly made a master-piece, and 
the drawing power of same is unquestioned, and we 
feel that you are justly entitled to the above in- 
formation. 

We have demonstrated to our own satisfaction that 
the public demands big productions, and with more 
productions like "THE FORBIDDEN THING", we feel 
that the future of Associated Producers is asaired. 



Yours very truly. 



THE GREATER CINCINNATI AMUSEMENT CO. 








By Mary Mears 



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Tourneur Has Made Real Entertainment of This 



Maurice Tourneur's Prod. 
"THE COUNTY FAIR" 
Guy Crosswell Smith — State Rights 

DIRECTOR Maurice Tourneur 

AUTHOR Not credited 

SCENARIO BY S. Grubb Alexander 

CAMERAMAN Charles Van Enger-Rene Gaus- 

sant 
AS A WHOLE Comprehensive adaptation of 

the stage play, with human interest theme 

given a careful production 
STORY Contains all the high lights and interest 

of Neil Burgess' play 
DIRECTION Splendid; has thoroughly grasped 

the New England spirit 

PHOTOGRAPHY Very good 

LIGHTINGS First rate 

CAMERA WORK Good 

PLAYERS Helen Jerome Eddy, David Butler, 

Wesley Barry most prominent, others all 

finely suited 
EXTERIORS Good locations; fair scene very 

good 
INTERIORS Splendid atmosphere of New 

England homes 

DETAIL Carefully considered 

CHARACTER OF STORY Romance of New 

England village, in which the villain is foiled 

by the winning of a horse race 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 5,000 feet 

Maurice Tourneur lias taken hold of Neil Burgess 
"The Country Fair," one of the very popular plays of 
the last generation, and transferred it to the screen 
with the same spirit in which it must originally have 
been written, with a keen insight into the manners, 
customs, and peculiarities of New England village 
life. Possibly some people will smile at the old stagey 
theme of the villain foreclosing the mortgage, and the 



final loiling of his dirty work by the hero plus the race 
horse, but even tb^ese will find the picture interesting 
and exciting. 

Tourneur has made ^i'he first part entertaining, 
even though the action is slow, and then gathered 
momentum as the story goes on, up to a fine climax in 
the horse race. The love story of Sally and Joel has 
been pleasingly told, with Helen Jerome Eddy and 
David Butler giving good performances. 

Aunt Abigail, and her adopted daughter, Sally, are 
threatened with the loss of their home through the 
foreclosure of a mortgage held by Solon Hammer- 
head. The only outlets are for either Aunt Abigail 
to marry the old villain, or for Sally to marry his 
mean, scheming son, Bruce. To prevent Aunt Abigail 
losing her home, Sally is about to consent to marry 
Bruse, in spite of the fact that she is really in love 
with Joel, the hired man. She has only a few days 
in which to decide before the mortgage falls due. 
That night Tim Vail, a former jockey, breaks into the 
house for food, and when he tells his story, kind heart- 
ed Aunt Abigail gives him a job on the farm. Tim 
discovers that Aunt Abigail's horse, "Cold Molasses" 
is a born racer, and he and Joel get permission to train 
the horse for the big three thousand dollar race at 
the County Fair, which takes place on the day the 
mortgage falls due. 

The Hammerheads, discovering that Cold Molasses 
is likely to beat their own entry, attempt to keep her 
out of the race by setting fire to the barn, but the 
horse is rescued by Tim. 

The big race starts off with Cold Molasses in the 
lead. At the last moment Hammerhead's horse pas- 
ses her, and it looks as though the old home is gone 
until Hammerhead's horse is disqualified for foul play. 

The winnings pay off the mortgage, Joel and Sally 
are happy, and Aunt Abigail finally gets her bashful 
suitor. 



A Famous Play and Chances for Big Bally-Hoo 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



The picture is taken from such a well known stage 
play, and such a popular one for many years, that the 
title itself will be a great drawing card. Use it ex- 
tensively and, of course, feature it above everything 
else. In connection with the title use Neil Burgess' 
name, as he is linkeel firmly with the play as the cre- 
ator of "Aunt Abigail." 

Tell them it is a Tourneur production, as his name 



also has a decided drawing power. Talk about the fine 
atmosphere and detail of the production, and promise 
a thrilling horse race. The names of David Butler, 
Wesley Barry, and Helen Jerome Eddy, can all be 
used to advantage. 

The picture offers lots of opportunity for circus 
stunts, "Fair" lobbies and street advertising such as, 
Rube bands, hay-rack rides, etc. 







The Season Is Backward 

BUT 

PLUMS 

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Sunday, January 23, 1920 



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Adaptation of Ward Novel a Disappointment. 



May Allison in 
" THE MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM ASHE" 

Metro 

DIRECTOR Edward Sloman 

AUTHOR From Margaret Mayo's dramatiza- 
tion of Mrs. Humphrey Ward's novel 

SCENARIO BY Ruth Ann Baldwin 

CAMERAMAN Jackson Rose 

AS A WHOLE Below the average; doesn't en- 
tertain and has wasted a lot of efforts from the 
production end of it 

STORY Not suitable screen material; also star 

isn't exactly in her proper sphere 

DIRECTION Varies ; sometimes poor 

PHOTOGRAPHY Poor 

LIGHTINGS Anything but soft 

CAMERA WORK Fair 

STAR Tries hard to please by playing the "co- 
quette," but it seems out of place 

SUPPORT Wyndham Standing's appearance a 

pleasure ; cast satisfactory 

EXTERIORS One or two pretty scenic shots 

INTERIORS Have gone to some trouble in 

large sets 

DETAIL Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY Capricious young 

wife who ruins husband she loves in at attempt 
to make him Prime Minister 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,000 feet 

The most that can be said for "The Marriage of 
William Ashe," is that it's unfortunate that it doesn't 
come up to the average feature offering. And per- 
haps it is not the fault of those who made the picture 
or those who played the parts and yet Margaret 
Mayo's dramatization of Mrs. Humphrey Ward's 



novel might have been made at least more interesting 
by a little more judicious handling. 

The direction is one reason for some of the picture's 
fault. The director probably realized that something 
was needed to offset the rather dull main theme and 
so he has introduced two characters who appear after 
the fashion of the characters Mrs. and Mr. Jiggs in 
the "Bringing Up Father" cartoon. He attempts to 
inject some comedy by their actions, Mrs. what-ever- 
her-name-is, losing her wig and a few other small bits 
that don't get over. 

Somebody's to blame for such things as this: A 
title reads "And when the proofs were ready" follow 
ing which is a street scene showing tow of the char- 
acters in a coach and they aren't the characters that 
have to do with the "proofs." 

Kitty Bristol thinking to help her husband s.cure 
the position of Prime Minister hands over some car- 
toons which she has drawn, to Geoffrey Cliffe, her 
husband's political enemy, with the understanding 
that they are to be published in book form and that 
its circulation will be a benefit to her husband. The 
cartoons consist of sketches of some of her husband's 
associates whom Kitty dislikes enough to draw car- 
icatures of. 

To further shock some of these associates who have 
already shown their dislike for Kitty, the latter, at a 
charity fete which she gives, appears as Lady Godiva, 
riding a white horse and nude with the exception of a 
long-haired wig. Kitty is banished but later her hus- 
band seeks her and they are happy until the book is 
published and he is politically ruined. There follows 
a scene in which the husband attacks Cliffe, but learns 
his wife is still true to him and they are happy together 
when he trails her to the convent whither she has srone. 



Make No Promises If You Show It. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



If they cut about fifteen hundred feet out of this and 
straighten out some errors either in titling or cutting, 
perhaps "The Marriage of William Ashe" will run 
more smoothly, be less tedious than it is at present. 
The actual material taken from Mrs. Humphrey 
Ward's novel couldn't have been particularly well 
suited to the screen in the first place so perhaps those 
who had the making of the picture on their hands have 
done the best they could with it. 

You can use the star's name and probably if she is 
well liked you can get away with it. She appears 



practically in ever}- scene, so those who like her will 
have a feast of her in this. May gets a bit daring in 
her appearance as Lady Godiva. Stills of this will he 
sure to attract a certain element. If you happen to 
cater to this class you can lure them with this but 
be sure the censor board isn't around. Catchlines 
could be worked around the idea of the young wite 
who ruined her husband in an attempt to make him 
Prime Minister. But under any circumstances, don't 
boast. 



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LOUIS B. MAYER'S 
2 BIG HITS! 




"THE WOMAN IN HIS HOUSE" 

Directed by JOHN M. STAHL 

BREAKS ALL RECORDS AT NEW GARRICK, ST. PAUL 

Week of January 2nd, 1921 ! (worst blizzards of year) 

EQUALLED RECORD OF THE BIG LYRIC, MINNEAPOLIS 

Week of January 2nd, 1921 ! {blizzards all weei) 

BESIDES BREAKING FINANCIAL RECORDS 
BROKE ALL RECORDS FOR SATISFYING PATRONS!! 

Mr. L. Finklestein (of Reuben and Finklestein) congratulated Mr. Mayer 
by letter saying "I wish you all the success 'The Woman In His House' 
deserves. The business done by this picture was way above our expectations. 

THE REAL BIG DRAMATIC SENSATION OF THE NOW FAMOUS BIG FIVE 

s a tewart in "SOWING THE WIND" 

Directed by JOHN M. STAHL 

"Sowing The Wind" is strong drama; Mayer production starring Anita 
Stewart and directed by John M. Stahl teatured by powerful situations 
and fine characterizations" — Martin Quigley in Exhibitor's Herald 

"Sowing The Wind'' is one of best pictures Anita Stewart has had; full 
of punch; support is unusually fine; your crowd is going to like "Sowing 
The Wind"— "Wids" 




LOUIS B. MAYER'S 
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State Right Offering Gives Adequate Satisfaction. 



"WOMEN MEN LOVE" 
Bradley Feature Film Corp. — State Rights 

DIRECTOR Sam R. Bradley 

AUTHOR Charles T. and Frank Dazey 

SCENARIO BY Charles T. and Frank Dazey 

CAMERAMAN Harry Gerstad 

AS A WHOLE Satisfactory state rights offer- 
ing ; has cast of very well known players 
STORY Familiar eternal triangle situations but 

moves along smoothly and has good audience 

ending 
DIRECTION Handled players very well and 

has managed a well sustained interest 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Not good on interiors 

CAMERA WORK Average 

PLAYERS. .. .William Desmond, Marguerite Marsh 

and Martha Mansfield all do very well 

EXTERIORS Very good 

INTERIORS. . . .One or two have "setty" appearance 
CHARACTER OF STORY Butterfly wife seeks 

divorce but later sees the folly of such a life and 

there is a reconciliation 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,800 feet 

"WOnicn Men Love," released by the Bradley Fea- 
ture Film Corp. on the state rights market is not an 
unusual production but it will make a first rate state 
rights offering because it boasts of some well known 
players and even though the story is made up of situa- 
tions based on the eternal triangle question, the in- 
terest throughout has been well maintained and the 
director has managed to keep the spectator's atten- 
tion evenly attracted .to the end. 

William Desmond as the husband. Marguerite 
Marsh as the wife, and Martha Mansfield as the sister, 
have equally prominent parts and all do very well. 
Even Burrows Fontaine, the dancer, has the role of 



the vamp and also does a dance that even the sure- 
footed, home-loving husband falls for. 

The director has also managed to keep the ending 
in doubt until the end. Usually in this type of story, 
you can guess just what's going to happen long before, 
but at the cud she sees the folly of it and there is a 
reconciliation. Another thing the director is to he 
thanked for is that he didn't drag in another love affair 
for the sister. 

The titles introducing the characters should he re-, 
written; they are too "gushy" and poetical to be real. 
Otherwise the detail is well taken care of. The exter- 
ior locations are good and most of the interiors though 
one or two look too much like studio sets. 

David Hunter, his wife Evelyn, their little daughter 
Dora and Evelyn's sister Ruth live together. Evelyn 
is a butterfly type, while her husband is a home-loving 
man and a successful architect. David realizes that 
his wife is seen too often in the company of Stephan 
Dabney, an idler. Ruth is also aware of Evelyn's in- 
fatuation and warns her to beware. 

Evelyn loses heavily at bridge and as a last resort 
accepts the aid of Dabney. David finds her in Dab- 
ney's embrace. The husband is willing to forgive and 
forget but goaded on to a divorce by Moira Lamson, 
a vamp, Evelyn refuses a reconciliation. David re- 
fuses to grant a divorce so Moira offers her services — 
she will vamp him. She does and promises to marry 
David if he will divorce Evelyn. David succumbs to 
the vamp's plan but Ruth, who had meantime left her 
sister's household because Evelyn accused her of lov- 
ing David, and wanting him for herself, returns and 
foils Moira's plan. 

Evelyn is taken ill and the doctor insists that she 
lead a simple life if she wants to live at all. But Dab- 
ney could not lead such a life and he deserts her. David 
and Ruth go to Evelyn and there follows a reconcila- 

tion. 



Fine List Of Names To Work With If You Play It. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Unless you are opposed to stories dealing with di- 
\ > ii ce and domestic troubles generally, you can book 
"Women Men Love" and probably satisfy the majority. 
You have three or four very well known players' 
names to work withlfand they should be used to good 
advantage. The title isn't particularly pertinent but 
has a drawing power and could be used attractively 
with catchlines such as: "What kind of women do 



men love? See William Desmond in his latest feature 
production 'Women Men Love' for the answer. 

The picture is really suited to adult audiences pre- 
ferably, although there is nothing really objectionable 
except one shot showing the husband in a disreputable 
house where the "framed" evidence is to be secured. 
This should be cut and merely suggested by a title, 






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"Miss Compson has retained 
every vibrant element of her 
charm and her presence is as 
enriching as the gleam of an 
opal--as glowing, as iridescent." 

Los Angeles Times 



"Betty Compson's acting is a 
revelation. With shades of ex- 
pression veritably mirroring 
each change of emotion, she 
makes of the role of Blanche 
Davis a vibrant living part." 

Los Angeles Herald 



"I will say here and now that 
Betty Compson's interpretive 
work in 'Prisoners of Love' 
is better than in 'The Miracle 
Man.' " 

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" 'Prisoners of Love' is genuinely 
dramatic and its people are such as 
one meets in social life. It is full of 
'plot,' it even has 'punch.' Miss Comp- 
son has made good the promise of 
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"Prisoners of Love" is a 
strongly dramatic story which 
gives Miss Compson an op- 
portunity to do even more 
striking work than she did in 
'The Miracle Man.' " 

New York Telegram 



"The picture provides Miss 
Compson with copious oppor- 
tunities for displaying her 
rights to stardom. Miss Comp- 
son plays her role exceedingly 
well with a perfect mastery of 
the lights and shadows." 

Evening Mail 



"Miss Compson's acting is so 
good that your sympathies are 
enlisted — she is exquisite in all 
her phases and an ornament to* 
any production." 



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Sunday, January 23, 1920 



Mystery Novel Loses Some Interest In Screen Adaptation 



"8 13" 
Robertson-Cole 

DIRECTORS Charles Christie and Scott Sidney 

AUTHOR Maurice Leblanc 

SCENARIO BY W. Scott Darling 

CAMERAMAN Not credited 

AS A WHOLE Rather confusing in its attempt 

to mystify. Well acted, but the story sets forth 

an unnecessary amount of criminal elements 
STORY An Arsene Lupin story adapted from 

Maurice Leblanc's novel 
DIRECTION Hasn't always maintained a clear 

understanding of who's who 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Clear, for the most part 

CAMERA WORK Satisfactory 

PLAYERS Wedgwood Nowell, featured, gives 

good performance ; rest of cast average 

EXTERIORS Few of them 

INTERIORS Correct 

DETAIL Fair 

CHARACTER OF STORY. . .Crook mystery drama 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 6,000 feet 

The screen version of Maurice Leblanc's mystery 
story has lost some of its excitement and suspense in 
the picturization. The suspense is there, but the at- 
tempt to visualize the multiple schemes and disguises 
of resourceful Lupin becomes confusing- in the rapid 
sequence of events which has a tendency to kill some 
of the interest. There is a morbid element, too. to 
the tale which becomes unnecessarily vivid in picture 
form. The wholesale murders and the bloodthirsty 
character of the woman as exposed in the denouement 
will not please a lot of people, and the idea of a man 
committing suicide by hanging himself could have 
been suggested rather than shown without detracting 
from the situation. 



The sensational nature of the story will attract a 
certain class of patronage, and these will find a satis- 
factory entertainment. The identity of the murderer 
is kept hidden in a manner that makes the climax a 
surprise, and there are several senli-climaxes which 
are well handled. 

Wedgwood Nowell makes a suave and altogether 
sympathetic character of Arsene Lupin and his work 
is the outstanding feature of the piece. The rest of 
the cast is just average with some fair comedy work 
by J. P. Lockney. 

The start of the picture finds Robert Castlcback, 
"The. Diamond King," laying plans for world-wide 
power through a mysterious secret which he pos- 
sesses. Arsene Lupin, master thief, but loyal French- 
man, knows of the plans, and is attempting to gain 
possession of state papers held by Castleback. Two 
other people in the employ of the Kaiser are after the 
same thing. 

Castleback' is murdered. Lupin is suspected by 
some and announces his intention ol uncovering the 
real criminal. Disguised as the chief of detectives, 
Lupin works fearlessly side by side with the police. 
Soon he comes in contact with another master crim- 
inal, Ribeira, masquerading as Major Parbury, and 
immediately suspects him of complicity in the crime. 

Lupin falls in love with Dolores Castleback, widow 
of the murdered man. When Parbury, to get rid of 
Lupin, steals his daughter and informs Lupin that 
he will have to come alone to a deserted house to get 
her hack. Lupin goes, foils the plot to kill him and 
escapes through an underground passage, coming out 
into the home of Dolores. As he turns from the man- 
telpiece, where he has discovered the hiding place of 
the state papers, he sees the mysterious man whom 
he has trailed. To his horror he finds that it is Do- 
lores, who is in reality a noted German criminal. She 
kills herself and Lupin escapes. 



The Name of Arsene Lupin, and A Promise of Mystery, Your Best Bets 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

Maurice Leblanc lias made the name of Arsene Talk about the great mystery of the story with the 

Lupin well known among all readers of fiction, and surprise in the climax. The title offers innumerable 

the celebrated hero-thief offers probably your biggest possibilities for creating interest with teaser ads and 

possibility in advertising. You can promise a very contests. The significance of the numbers can be 

good portrayal of the character by Wedgwood Now- used in many ways other than their bearing on the 

ell, and you can also say that the picture is taken story. If you want a catch line, this will do : "Added, 

from one of the most exciting of the Arsene Lupin subtracted, divided, the mysterious numbers gave the 

stories'. answer 813. What did it mean?" 



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Not Enough Action In This For Crook Story. 



Thomas Meighan in 
, "THE FRONTIER OF THE STARS" 
Paramount 

DIRECTOR Charles Maigne 

AUTHOR Albert Payson Terhune 

SCENARIO BY Charles Maigne 

CAMERAMAN Faxon M. Dean 

AS A WHOLE Rather slow of action for crook 

picture; first reels contain very little action; last 

reel good 
STORY Adapted from Albert Payson Terhune 

story which ran as a serial in All Star Weekly 
DIRECTION Has worked up effective climax 

but should have gotten some life in early reels 

PHOTOGRAPHY Fair 

LIGHTINGS Many very dark 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STAR Hasn't much to do until last reel; not a 

particularly attractive crook role 
SUPPORT Faire Binney leading lady; crook 

types all right 

EXTERIORS Fair 

INTERIORS All right 

DETAIL Adequate 

CHARACTER OF STORY Crook is reformed 

by influence of little cripple girl 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,693 feet 

Thomas Meighan who is probably best known for 
his portrayal of the crook in George Loane Tucker's 
"The Miracle Man," has another crook role in "The 
Frontier of the Stars," but it's a weak one. The pic- 
ture is nearly six reels but it isn't until practically the 
very last reel that the star is called upon to do any 
acting of any account. There's just one scrap in the 



opening scenes in which the star is caught with a gun 
in his hand after a fight but escapes from the police. 

The roof scene doesn't look like the real thing but 
the backgrounds are usually kept so dark that it won't 
matter. The director lias worked the climax up well, 
providing a spectacular bit in a lire which traps the 
crook and the girl in the house and their escape later. 

Hilda Shea, the cripple girl, had never been any- 
where but up on the roof, except at night when she 
was taken down stairs to sleep. She lived with her 
brother Phil Hoyt, and his wife Mary. Hoyt was a 
detective and was doing his best to round np Buck 
Leslie (Meighan), and his gang of crooks. He almost 
had the "goods" on Buck when he escaped and hid 
on the roof of the tenement where he met Hilda. 

The girl helped Buck to hide and thereafter they 
were pals and through the good influence and the in- 
nocence ot the little girl, who had never been any- 
where. Buck began* to reform. He even secured hon- 
est employment in the .mill. Buck's reformation dis- 
gusted his pals and so they framed a trick on him. 
Telling him it was an invention formula they got Buck 
to mix up some explosive acids, thinking he would be 
killed doing it. But he wasn't. And the acids were 
for the purpose of blowing open safes noiselessly, 

While showing his "invention" to Hilda, Hoyt ap- 
peared on the scene and a test proved that Buck was 
planning another "job" although he swore he had 
been framed. A fight followed and Buck escaped and 
in the excitement Hilda walked for the first time. 
Later the building caught lire and Buck risked his life 
to save Hilda. Explanations followed and the two 
were happy. 



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You Can Talk About Good Climax and Mention Author's Name. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



Thomas Meighan in 

"THE FRONTIER OF THE STARS" 

Paramount 

If you think Thomas Meighan's appearance will be 
sufficient to satisfy them you may get by with "Tin- 
Frontier of the Stars," although it is not a very strong 
crook story. The part of "Buck Leslie," doesn't pro- 
vide Meighan with enough to do. He has a couple of 
good scraps but the rest of the time he spends chatting 
with the little cripple girl on the roof of the tenament. 
This is a bit tame for a crook. 



The climax is a good one so it may be that they will 
forget the slow business in the early reels and go out 
satisfied with the finish. If you can rely on this to sat- 
isfy them, you can book "The Frontier of the Stars" 
safely enough. Tell them it's an Albert Payson Ter- 
hune story and that it ran as a serial in the All Star 
Weekly magazine. You might use Faire Binney's 
name if you think well of it. Catchlines would at- 
tract and other exploitation ideas can be gotten from 
the press sheet provided by Paramount. 



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Fist Fights And Gun Play The Feature Of This. 



Frank Mayo in 

"TIGER TRUE" 

Universal 

DIRECTOR J. P. McGowan 

AUTHOR Max Brand 

SCENARIO BY George C. Hull 

CAMERAMAN John Brown 

AS A WHOLE Average production, well enough 

acted, but with no outstanding features of merit 
STORY Clearly told, but highly improbable in 

subject 
DIRECTION Has handled thrills well in fight 

scenes and kept interest as high as possible 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS All right 

CAMERA WORK Average 

STAR Looks the part and puts up some excel- 
lent fights 
SUPPORT Fritzi Brunette adequate in female 

lead. Walter Long gives good performance as 

villain in dual role 

EXTERIORS Some good night shots 

INTERIORS Correct 

DETAIL Adequate 

CHARACTER OF STORY Wealthy aristocrat 

falls in love with girl of the lower East Side 
LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 4,689 feet 

Universal offers an average piece of entertainment 
of the thrill and adventure type in "Tiger True," with 
the main objection being the highly improbable nature 
of the theme. It keeps the interest through a great 
part of its length by means of some corking fist 
fights which Mayo puts on with fast and furious real- 
ism. When there isn't a fight going on there is every 
prospect of another in a minute, so that the audience 
that enjoys a good fight will be kept in anticipation 
by this one until their wish is gratified. 



The theme is improbable. The idea of a wealthy 
Fifth Avenue "blue blood" falling in love with a girl 
from the lowest part of the city, a girl who is the 
friend and confidante of all the city's worst criminals 
will be considered too fantastical to be enjoyable by 
a lot of picture patrons. It is hardly to be supposed, 
either, that there is in the present day a cafe like the 
one pictured, in New York, and run by a girl. 

Jack Lodge about to leave for his favorite haunt, 
the jungles of Africa, sees a girl in that part of the 
underworld known as "The Tangle," who appeals to 
him by a display of fiery courage in defying a gang 
or rough necks. He determines to meet her. 

Identifying her as the owner of the "Midway," the 
cafe hangout of the underworld, Jack enters the place 
and endeavors to make friends. Mary Dover is sus- 
picious of his soft, manicured hands, and orders him 
"bounced." The "result is that Jack beats up the 
bouncer, and clears out the cafe and is hired by Mary 
as the new bouncer. She christens him "The Tiger." 

Word comes that "The Baboon," a criminal of mar- 
velous powers, is in his old haunts and has ordered 
the "Tiger" to leave the Tangle. Jack meets the Ba- 
boon who tells him that he must leave and that Mary 
doesn't want him. Jack determines to stay and learn 
the truth when he sees Mary with her arms around 
the Baboon's neck. 

Meantime the Tiger has arranged through Old 
Whitey, the dumb paralytic who guides the district's 
fortunes from his cot, to meet the Baboon. Whitey 
himself is the Baboon and he ambushes the Tiger in a 
dark alley. Then the fight. The Baboon is beaten 
and departs, after confessing that he is Mary's step- 
brother. A year of marriage and life abroad effaces 
the Tangle from Mary's life. 



Use The Star's Name And Promise Some Real Fist Fights. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



There are several points of appeal for use in adver- 
tising "Tiger True," but probably the two best are 
the name of Frank Mayo, whose name you can link 
with "The Brute Breaker," "Lasca," and "Hitchin' 
Posts," in which pictures he scored successes. Tell 
them that it is a fytory of a virile, red blooded man, 
and make clear how well suited the star is to the part. 

Then talk about the fist fights and the attendant 
thrills. There are two big fights in which Mayo cleans 



up an entire gang and afterward beats the toughest 
of them all. Let them know that this is a real fight, 
and that Mayo's opponent is Al Kaufman, one-time 
contender for the championship. Count on the prom- 
ise of thrills to get them in, rather than on the story. 
Use the line: "It's a long jump from Fifth Avenue to 
the Bowery, but Jack Lodge made it — and brought 
back a wife." 



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Some Amusing Situations And A Good Production 
In Wanda Hawley's Latest. 



Wanda Hawley in 

"HER FIRST ELOPEMENT" 

Realart 

DIRECTOR Sam Wood 

AUTHOR Alice Duer Miller 

SCENARIO BY Edith Kennedy 

CAMERAMAN Alfred Gilks 

AS A WHOLE Some amusing situations; it 

drags at times but offers pleasing romantic twist 
STORY Given a good production; isn't always 

quite logical but serves as satisfactory vehicle 

for star 
DIRECTION. . . .Has provided attractive atmosphere 

and pretty backgrounds for the story 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS All right 

CAMERA WORK Good 

STAR Pleases; photographs very well in this 

EXTERIORS Many pretty shots 

INTERIORS Look real 

DETAIL Adequate 

CHARACTER OF STORY "Girlish impulse" 

to impersonate a notorious woman gets girl into 

trouble but also wins her a husband 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION About 5,000 feet 

Wanda Hawley hasn't anything exceptional in the 
way of a story in her latest production for Realart, luit 
it dues provide her with a really attractive part and 
she makes the most of it. There are some amusing 
situations, cases of mistaken identity, a "girlish im- 
pulse" to take the place of a famous snake dancer, a 
kidnapping sequence and whatnot that aren't alto- 
gether original ideas but they serve to provide a good 
romantic twist to "Her First Elopement." 

The director has done well with the story, especially 
with regard to securing an attractive atmosphere and 
good backgrounds for Ids action. The exterior shots 



consist of many pretty locations — muchly California; 
there are some scenes aboard a good looking yacht and 
the detail, generally, is quite correct. But there are 
times when interest sags and yon expect things to 
reach the "finis" point hut something happens that 
leads to further complications and on they go for an- 
other stretch. This isn't any serious fault, however, 
and as a whole, the production should satisfy. 

Wanda Hawley is pleasing as the girl with the 
"impulse" and she has been splendid photographed. 
ferome Patrick is the good looking hero, while others 
who handle their respective parts very well are Nell 
Graig, fay Eaton, Helen Dunbar and Edwin Stevens. 

Christina Elliott and her cousin, Gerald Elliott, live 
with their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Airs. Varden, who 
have threatened to cut off Gerald's inheritance il" he 
marries l.otta St. Regis, a snake dancer. Christina 
goes to Lot la's cottage to see for herself jnst what 
she is like. Adrian Maitland is also on his way to 
Lotta's cottage in an effort to persuade her to leave 
his younger brother alone. On the porch of Lotta's 
cottage Adrian meets Christina ( Lotta is not at home) 
and takes her for the dancer. 

For the joke of it Christina allows him to think she 
is Lotta and he later gets her aboard his yacht where 
after making her a prisoner, Christina tells him who 
she really is. She has keen compromised but Adrian 
has read}- fallen in love with her and they land and 
aie married, though no one knows it until some time 
later when Lotta, trying to secure Gerald with his 
money— rather than without — tells Mr. and Mrs. Var- 
den that their ward spent a night aboard the Maitland 
yacht. 

Explanations follow, Christina and Adrian go off 
on a second honeymoon and Gerald refuses to have 
anything to do with Lotta, who shrugs her shoulders 
and says "there are a lot more fish in the sea." 



Star's Admirers Will Like Her In This. 

Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 



If you are looking for a light bit of entertainment 
yon can safely book "Her First Elopement" and feel 
assured that you will be showing such a picture. 
There's nothing unusual about the story, or produc- 
tion either for that matter, but the whole thing aver- 
ages up as a satisfactory offering, with a pleasing star, 
an attractive lot of scenes to look at and some amus- 
ing situations that develop into a pretty romance. 



The title is a good one and could be played up 
with catchlines such as " 'Her First Elopement' wasn't 
planned, but see how it turned out a success in Wanda 
Hawley's latest Realart production." Or, "If ever 
you're looking for an adventure just make believe 
you're somebody other than yourself and see how 
many things can happen. One girl got a husband 
that way. 'Her First Elopement' is at the blank the- 
ater." 



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Mae Marsh a Rare Delight and Direction is Very Good 



Mae Marsh in 

"THE LITTLE 'FRAID LADY" 

Robertson-Cole 

DIRECTOR John Adolfi 

AUTHOR Marjorie Benton Cooke 

SCENARIO BY Jos. W. Farnham 

CAMERAMAN George Benoit 

AS A WHOLE Real heart interest in this; a de- 
lightful star that would make you like any story 

STORY Quite pleasing since the heart interest 

is kept uppermost with the other business kept 
secondary 

DIRECTION Very good 

PHOTOGRAPHY Good 

LIGHTINGS Some soft focus attempts not suc- 
cessful 

CAMERA WORK All right 

STAR Delightful 

SUPPORT All well suited and capable 

EXTERIORS Several very pretty shots 

INTERIORS Look like the real thing 

DETAIL Adequate 

CHARACTER OF STORY Young girl trying 

to get away from unfortunate parental sur- 
roundings earns the name "Litte 'Fraid Lady" 

LENGTH OF PRODUCTION 5,600 feet 

In one of the sub-titles of the picture, one of the 
characters in speaking of the star in her part as the 
young girl who seems to be afraid, says "there's a 
remarkable personality and fascination about that 
girl." And it's just this iact together with good 
direction that puts over "The Little 'Fraid Lady." 
Mae Marsh's personality stands out above everything 
else and her manner of registering various emotions 
is bound to appeal. 

The story which has been taken from a novel by 
Marjorie Benton Cooke, isn't unusual of itself but a 
good scenario has been written for it and the director 
lias managed to keep the more pleasing phases of it 



uppermost and while there is a murder case and the 
customary court scene that has to be used, still it is 
so well managed and there is so little of it that it's not 
going to spoil the really good heart interest that comes 
through the situation of the little girl who lives alone, 
except for her pet dog, trying to hide from a crook 
father who would use her as a tool in his "business." 
A rather effective suspense is created by withholding 
the cause of her self-banishment and then again when 
a man appears who tries to use her to shield himself, 
the audience does not know until the end that he is 
her father. 

Tully Marshall, as the father, gives his usual 
splendid performance. Kathleen Kirkham, Charles 
Meredith, Herbert Prior, Gretchen llartman, and 
(ieorge Bertholome, Jr., make up the remainder of 
the supporting company, not forgetting Jacques 111, 
a clever dog that has quite a big part of his own. 

Cecila Came (Mae Marsh), has taken possession of 
a small lodge on the estate of Judge Carteret. Among 
Cecilia's neighbors is Mrs. Helen Barrett, a widow, 
whose little boy, Bobby, has named Cecilia 'Little 
'Fraid Lady,' because she will not make friends. Even 
Cecilia's dog has his mistress's feeling of enmity and 
when he encounters Bobby near an enbankment, the 
dog starts to chase the little boy. The child stumbles 
and is hurt. 

Through this incident, Cecilia meets Saxton Graves, 
Mrs. Barrett's brother, who learns that Cecilia is an 
artist. Cecilia is very happy when she is hired to do 
some decorating in the home of Judge Carteret, for 
which she receives a check for $1,000. She overhears 
a conversation from which she learns that the Judge 
is trying a case in which Giron is implicated. 

It turns out that Giron is her father, a crook, from 
whom Cecilia has been hiding. Complications follow 
in which Cecilia, Giron and the Judge play the prin- 
cipal parts. Eventually Giron shoots himself and Ce- 
cilia is happy with Graves. 



Promise Them They'll "Love" the Star in This 



You should be able to satisfy them with this. Mae 
Marsh is an old favorite and although she has been 
absent from the screen for some time, her old admirers 
will be glad to see her back and they will be pleased 
with her work. Her same delightful personality pre- 
dominates in "The Little 'Fraid Lady," and she is 
given every opportunity to make use of her own in- 
imitable mannerisms which win for her so much ad- 
mii ation. 



Box Office Analysis for the Exhibitor 

You can say the story is from Marjorie Benton 
Cooke's novel "The Girl who Lived in the Woods." 
You can use the director's name and refer to his work 
in the Carpentier picture "The Wonder Man." Rob- 
ertson-Cole have compiled a thoroughly complete and 
good looking press book which it would be well to 
secure. It contains all the ideas for exploitation that 
you could possibly want. You should not go wrong 
on this picture. 



SHORT REEL RELEASES 

Release Date 

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Jan. 9 Dabbling in Art 2 

23 Bungalow Troubles 2 

Paramount-Burton Holmes Travel Pictures 

Jan. 2 Bordeaux to Lourdes 

9 Catching Up in Canton 

16 Beautiful Bermuda 

23 Old Malacca 

30 Under Cuban Skies 

Paramount Magazine 

Jan. 2 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Moser 

9 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Bailey 

16 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Hurd 

23 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Sullivan.... 

30 20th Century Pictionary — Comedy — Cartoon by Moser 

Paramount-Post Nature Picture 

Jan. 9 Victory Mountain 

Paramount-Burlingham Adventure Picture 

Jan. 23 Wildest Wales 

Paramount-Mack Sennett Comedies 

Feb. 6 On A Summer Day 

20 The Unhappy Finish 

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Feb. 27 The Rutcher Boy — 

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Feb. 6 All Aboard for Brindisi 

13 Palma De Majorca — 

20 A Little Atlantis . 

27 Modern Aspects of Japan 

Paramount-Magazine 

Feb 6 Magazine Subjects — Cartoon (Hootch and Mootch) . . 

13 Magazine Subjects — Cartoon by Pat Sullivan — 

20 Magazine Subjects — Cartoon by Earl Hurd 

27 Magazine Subjects — Cartoon by Frank Moser 

UNIVERSAL 

Century Comedies (2 reels) : A Blue Ribbon Mut. A. Lyin, Tamer, Twin 
Crooks, A Fishy Story, Hot Dog, Laughing Gas, Tails Win. 

Red Rider Series (Leonard Chapham) (2 reels) : A Son of the North, The 
Girl and the Law, Big Stakes, When th Devil Laughed, The 
Forest Runners, The Timber Wolf. 

Star Comdies (Lyons-Moran) (1 reel): Over the Garden Wall, Mops and 
Hops, My Lady's Ankle, Hearts and Clubs, Maid's A-Courting, 
Romeo and Juliet, Shapes and Scrapes, A Movie Bug, For- 
bidden Brew. 

Westrn and Railroad Dramas (2 reels) : In Wrong Wright, Cinders, 
Double Danger, The Two-Fisted Lover, Tipped Off, Supersti- 
tion, The Brand Plotter, The Smiler. 

International News: Issued every Tuesday and Saturday. 

Serials: The Flaming Disk (18 episodes); The Vanishing Dagger (18 
episodes) ; The Dragon's Net (IS episodes) ; King of the Circus 
(Eddie Polo). 

PATHE 

Dec. 19 The Foe Unmasked (No. 10 The Phantom Foe) 2 

The Hand From Behind the Door (No. 3 Velvet Fingers).. 2 

Park Your Car (Harry Pollard) 1 

Dec. 26 Through Prison Walls (No. 11 Phantom Foe) 2 

The Man in the Blue Spectacles (No. 4 Velvet Fingers)... 2 

Number Please (Harold Lloyd) 2 

The Sleepy Head (Vanity Fair Girls) 1 

Jan. 2 Behind the Veil (No. 12 Phantom Foe) 2 

The Deserted Pavilion (No. 5 Velvet Fingers) 2 

Jan. 9 The Attack at the Inn (No. 13 Phantom Foe) 2 

Unmasked (No. 6 Velvet Fingers) 2 

The Morning After (Harry Pollard) 2 

Jan. 16 Confession (No. 14 Phantom Foe) 2 

House of a Thousand Veils (No. 7 Velvet Fingers) 2 

Jan. 23 Retribution (No. IS Phantom Foe) 2 

Aiming Straight (No. 8 Velvet Fingers) 2 

On the Trail of Fate (No. 1 Double Adventure) 2 

Jan. 30 The Broken Necklace (No. 9 Velvet Fingers) 2 

The Harbor Bandits (No. 2 Double Adventure) 2 

Lochinvar o' the Line (Edgar Jones Prod.) 2 

Feb. 6 Shots in the Dark (No. 10 Velvet Fingers) 2 

Hearts of Stone (No. 3 Double Adventure) 2 

The Impostor (Tom Santschi) 2 

Pathe News and Topics of the Day: Once a week. 

FEDERATED FILM EXCHANGES OF AMERICA 

A Rare Bird (Monte Banks) 2 

His Naughty Night (Banks) 2 

Nearly Married (Banks) 2 

A Bedroom Scandal ( Banks) 2 

Ford Educational Weekly (1 reel) : Air'istocracy, Having a Circus, Start- 
ing Life, Showing Young Life, In the Glory of the Past, Be- 
tween Friends, For the Future, The Way of the West, Timber- 
lust, What the Ocean Hides, Nassau (Bahama Islands), In Ari- 
zona, Number Please (Telephone), Hurry Slowly (Safety), A 
Fairyland, The Message, Democracy in Education. 

PIONEER FILM CORP. 

Facts and Follies Series (1 reel) : Babes in Bearskin, Call Me Daddy, 
Down Beside the Seaside, Knockout Maggie, Professor Was 
Right, Running Romeos, Two's Company, Young Ideas. 

Luke McLuke's Film-Osophy ('/i reel). 

The Sonny Series (2 reels). 

GOLDWYN 

Edgar Comdies (2 reels) : Edgar Camps Out, Edgar's Jonah Day, Ed- 
gar's Sunday Courtship, Edgar Takes the Cake, Edgar the Ex- 
plorer, Get-Rich-Quick Edgar, Edgar's Little Saw. 

Goldwyn-Bray Pictographs (1 reel): The Island of the Mist, Through the 
Earth, What Is Your Body Worth?, A Paradise for Birds, Ven- 
ice of the Orient, Action of the Human Heart, The Riveter, 
The Human Voice, Seein' Things on the Orinoco, Gypsy Scien- 
tists, Unshofl Soldiers of the King, No Reg'lar Bird. 

Goldwyn-Bray Comics (Lampoons): Happy Hooligan in The Blacksmith, 
Judge Rummy in Hypnotic Hootch, Happy Hooligan in The 
Hootch Ball, The Bootblack, A Romance of '76, Doctor Jekyll 
and Mr. Zip, Roll Your Own, Oil. Judge Rummy in Kiss Me, 



Release Date 

Snap Judgment, Why Change Your Husband, Bear Facts, 
Yes Dear, Too Much Pep. 
Capitol Comedies (2 reels, distributed by Goldwyn) : In and Out, Knock- 
ing 'Em Cold, Hearts and Hammers, Artistic Enemies, Fingers 
and Pockets, Love on Rollers, At It Again, Professional Ethics, 
When Martin Gits Here, Ged Ap Napoleon, You'd Better Get 
It, Indigo Sunday, Home Brewed Youth, Angels Feathers. 

VICTOR KREMER FILM FEATURES 

A Burlesque on Carmen (Charles Chaplin) 3 

The Champion (Charles Chaplin) 2 

Work (Charles Chaplin) 2 

By the Sea (Charles Chaplin) 2 

REELCRAFT 

Billy Franey Comedies (1 reel): Fixing Lizzie, Getting His Goat, Dry 
Cleaned. 

Texas Guinan Comedies (1 reel): The Whit Squaw, A Moonshine Feud, 
Girl of the Rancho, The Desert Vulture. 

Alice Howells Comedies (2 reels) : Squirrel Time, Convict's Happy Bride, 
Good Night Nurse, Lunatics and Politics. 

Milburn-Moranti Comedies (2 reels) : Jealousy, Lazy Lem, Double Trouble. 

Napoleon & Sally Comedies (1 reel): Their First Flivver, The Deserter, 
Dreamy Chinatown, Perils of the Beach. 

Matty Roubert (2 reels) : Circus Days, She's a Vamp. 

Gale Henry Comedies (2 reels) : The Champeon, The Movies, Help, Heir- 
looms. 

Royal Comedies (2 reels) : Where Are Your Husbands, When the Cat's 
Away. 

EDUCATIONAL FILM EXCHANGES, INC. 

Chestr Comedies (2 reels) : Four Times Foiled, An Overall Hero, The 
Big Show, A Trayfull of Trouble, The One Best Bet, You'd Be 
Surprised. 

Mermaid Comedies (2 reels) : A Fresh Start, Duck Inn, Dynamite, Non- 
sense, The Simp, April Fool, High and Dry. 

Torchy Comedies (2 reels) : Torchy, Torchy Comes Through, Torchy in 
High, Torchy 's Millions, Torchy Turns Cupid, Torchy 's Double 
Triumph. 

Christie Comedies (2 reels) : Kiss Me Caroline, A Seaside Siren, Out for 
the Night, Seven Bald Pates, Don't Blame the Stork, Striking 
Models, A Homespun Hero, Shuffle the Queens, Going Through 
the Rye, Mr. Fatima, Wedding Blues, Back from the Front, 
Dining Room, Kitchen and Sink. 

Specials (1 reel): Modern Centaurs, Valley of 10,000 Smokes, Babe Ruth 
— How He Knocks His Home Runs, The Race of the Age 
(Man o' War — 2 reels), Art of Diving (Annette Kellerman). 

Bruce Scenics (1 reel) : Hope of Adventure, The Great Mirror, The Log 
of Laviajera, The Song of the Paddle, Wanderlust, Solitude, 
The Castaway, By Schooner to Skagway, Tropical Nights, The 
Banana SSpecial, The Explorers, The Isle of Desire, The Busi- 
ness of Camping. 

Chester Outings (1 reel) : Pigs and Kava, Wanted — An Elevator, Dreams 
Come True, Adam and Eve in the Andes, Bear With Us, Pyr- 
ennees and Wooden Legs, One Drop Was Enough, Old Bud- 
dha's Maze, Some More Samoa, Wooly Bits and Monkey Hits, 
The Tamer the Wilder, The Trail to Wedon'tcarewhere, Too 
Much Overhead, Seven League Booters, Balling the Junk, Col- 
lector of Craniums, Pipe the Penguin, Mad Hatters, Lovely 
Maoriland, Frozen Thunder, Ignazu the Exquisite, Getting a 
Polish, Swat the Landlord, There is No Santa Claus, Rookeries 
and Squawkeries, Crowning King Blizzard, Frivolous Fijis. 

Screenics (1 reel) : Troubadours of the Sky, Forbidden Fames, Horseshoe 
Bridal Veil, Foam Fantasies, Great American Yawn — Getting 
His Angora, Chosen Waters — South Sea Naiads, They All 
Turned Turtle — Family Trees, Through Winding Walls — 
Climbing Cataracts, Mules and Gobtalk, Sea Planets — Apart- 
ments For Rent, Fine Feathers — They Forgot the Town, Out 
of the Past, Then Company Came, No Hope or the Drys. 

SELZNICK 

Herbert Kaufman Editorials (1 reel): A Good Fellow, Content, Pity the 
Poor, Society Bad Man, Dictionary of Success, A Certain Rich 
Man, The Battler and the Bottler, Who Threw the Brick, John- 
nie, Little Red Riding Hood. 

Serials 

Branded Four (Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber), IS 

episodes Each 2 

Prizma Pictures 

Death, Where Is Thy Sting 1 

Selznick News 

Twice each week 1 

Kinograms 

One each week 1 

FOX 

September, October and November 

Sunshine Comedies (2 reels) : Chase Me, An Elephant's Nightmare, Hold 

Me Tight, His Noisy Still. Pretty Lady. 
Clyde Cook Comedies (2 reels) : Kiss Me Quick, The Huntsman. 
Mutt and Jeff Comedies (1 reel): The Merry Cafe, The Tailor Shop, The 

Brave Toreador, The Politicians, High Cost of Living, League 

of Nations, Flap Jacks, A Rope Romance, Farm Efficiency, 

Cleopatra, The Medicine Man. 
Fox News (twice a week) 
Serial: Bride 13, 15 episodes 

CAPITAL 

October 

Weakly Indigestion, issues 1 to 5 Each 1 

Zip Comedies (1 reel): In the Soup (Chris Rub), Old Dials for New 
(Florence Turner), Thirty Minutes in Havana (Chris Rub), 
Stenographers First (Florence Turner), Hot Tamale (Chris 
Rub). 

Dramas (2 reels) : My Lady Rose (Violet Mersereau), The Fair Fakir 
(Violet Mersereau), The Grouch (Francis Ford), The Lonely 
Heart (Violet Meresereau), An Orphan (Ruth Stonehouse). 

S. & E. ENTERPRISES 

December Comedies 

Cowboy Jazz 1 

C. B. C. FILM SALES CORP. 

Hall Room Boys Comedies (2 reels) : A Dog-Gone Mixup, This is the 
Life, A Close Shave, Hired and Fired. 

Star Ranch Westerns (2 reels) : The Ranch Mystery, A Desperate Ten- 
derfoot, The Man Hunter, The Mormon Trail. 

Screen Snapshots (1 reel): No. 14, 15, 16 and 17. 



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Some Short Reels 



"Chicken, Country Style" — Universal 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

This one reeler features Dorothea Wolpert, whose face is 
her fortune, not because of her beauty, but rather because of 
the lack of it. It's hard to find laughs in it although there are 
one or two situations that are funny and some amusement in 
about half the footage. Miss Wolpert does a lot of mugging 
in front of the camera which is funny for a few times and then 
it becomes monotonous. She has a grotesque make-up which 
makes love scenes in which she figures, absurd, but aside from 
that the stuff is time worn. In this one she is maid of all work 
in a farm house. Love letters to the daughter of the family 
are mis-delivered into her hands and she thinks several men 
want to marry her. When she tells them all to come to her 
window, the boys all think the answers are from the daughter 
of the house. Result; they all get caught in her room by the 
farmer. Then she finally lands one of them. There isn't 
enough to it to warrant calling it anything but a mediocre 
offering. 



"Voices Of The Sea"— Bruce-Educational 

Type of production 1 reel scenic 

Following the idea of its title, this reel endeavors to visualize 
all the various sounds of the ocean which contribute to the 
great roar. It is made up of a succession of shots of the sea, 
in deep water, on rocky coasts, on sandy beaches, and 
some blue tinted bits that are fine, but there is too much 
sameness and the reel becomes monotonous, in spite of its 
artisticness. The average audience will tire of it when about 
half way through. One or two moonlight shots at the finish 
are especially well done. Whether the beauty in it will be ap- 
This should make a good filler to accompany any feature with 
preciated or not depends largely on the class of your patronage. 
a story of the sea. 



"On The Hip"— Fox 

Type of production 1 reel animated cartoon 

Mutt sees an ad offering a reward of $5,000 for the return of 
baby Jasper, heir to millions, and sees a chance to get the 
dough. He shaves Jeff's whiskers off and dresses him like the 
kid. Old man Jazzbo welcomes his lost son with open arms 
and is about to hand over the money to Mutt when Ma Jaz- 
zbo insists on identifying Baby by the mark on his hip. Jeff 
has a fine time to keep from being undressed. When they 
find he is shy the mark the stuff is off, and they land on their 
heads in the street. A good number of laughs in the reel which 
is more amusing than the average. 



"Edgar's Country Cousin" — Goldwyn 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

One of Booth Tarkington's "Edgar" pictures, featuring 
Johnny Jones, whose interpretation of The author's boy char- 
acter is as "Tarkingtonesque" as any one could make it on 
the screen. This one is full of quiet amusement, and the "boy" 
humor is of the type that will be especially appreciated by high 
class audiences. It is thoroughly enjoyable all the way through, 
and except for those who demand riotous slapstick in their 
comedies, it should please nearly everyone. Edgar from the 
city, goes to visit his country cousin, and at once begins to 
impress him and his gang with the superiority of life and ways 
in the city. His brave effort to go barefoot, "like we do in 
the city" causes him much pain, and everything in which he 
attempts to demonstrate the city's superiority, results disas- 
trously. However, a black eye, a face full of bee stings, and 
the general bawling out of the gang fails to conquer him, and 
he declares that he is laving a bully time. The little incident 
of Edgar's life is well told, and provides a high class two reel 
offering. 



"Catching Up In Canton" — Paramount-Burton Holmes 

Type of production 1 reel travelogue 

Burton Holmes, for this reel has photographed the most 
interesting portions of Canton, China, and has secured some 
views that will afford surprise as well as interest. Travel 
pictures of the Orient are always good bets in this line, and 
this one should prove very satisfactory. It is surprising to 
find much of the city very European in appearance. Views 
are shown of new skyscrapers, with women outnumbering the 
men as laborers. Several views of the water front show a com- 
bination of the old and new civilization which makes an inter- 
esting bit. The huge wall of Canton built four hundred years 
ago, is being torn down, and some shots of this work are 
shown. A bit of footage shows the old quarter of the city 
which has not progressed any for centuries. The reel con- 
cludes with shots of the girl students at the Presbyterian 
school, showing a general tendency toward modernization in 
their work and play. It is a good travel reel. 



"Screen Snapshots," No. 17— C. B. C. Film Sales 

Type of production 1 reel fan magazine 

This number "peeps into the private life" of an unusually 
large number of stars, and gives a lot of "off the lot" close-ups 
that should be interesting to star fans. The reel ©pens up 
with a shot of the old Charlie Chaplin studio, now occupied by 
the DeHavens, and shows Mr. & Mrs. DeHaven arriving to 
inspect their new property. Then come some shots of the Los 
Angeles auto races, with close-ups of many of the stars who 
were present. Bryant Washburn, Betty CompsOn, Douglas 
MacLean, Lloyd Ingraham, Tom Mix and Earle Williams, all 
smile into the camera. H. B. Warner then gets a little excited 
over a race, and Charlie Ray turns all the way around to be 
sure he isn't left out. Others shown at the races are Wallie 
Reid, Herbert Rawlinson, Eileen Percy, Sessue Hayakawa. 
Two close-ups of S. L. Rothafel, of the Capitol Theater are 
next. Then Will Rogers twirls a mean rope and grins for 
the photographer. Next comes the shooting of a scene where 
a building is burned, then some shots of Universal City Zoo, 
and the reel ends with Mae Murray posing in several gowns 
and furs from her extensive wardrobe. The titles are well done, 
and it is a very good number of the series. 



"The Spirit of '21"— Universal 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

Some fairly good business develops in this reel, featuring 
Dorothea Wolpert. Most of it is simple stuff, but it gets 
across and makes about half the reel fairly amusing. There 
isn't quite enough business to fill all the space, and Miss Wol- 
pert depends too much on mugging to fill the gaps. The idea 
is that the servants are celebrating while their employers are 
at a masquerade ball, and Dorothea, as the cook, imbibes too 
heavily. Going to bed she soon has a series of bad dreams, in 
which the furniture moves about and the tiger skin on the 
floor takes life and chases her. As she wakes up and pre- 
pares for flight, the family comes home dressed as a skeleton 
and the devil. This completes her terror, until they finally 
take off their disguises. Some parts of it are fast, and there 
are two or three laughs. It is a fair offering. 



Pathe Review No. 88 

This reel opens with some tinted close-ups of the Flower of 
Good Hope showing in detail, the delicate construction of the 
blossoms. The next subject, which is a very interesting bit, 
shows the entire intricate process of lace manufacture by ma- 
chinery. The complicated workings of the machines are clear- 
ly explained, after which the lace is seen coming from the 
machine in various patterns. Next, some Ditmar views of a 
clever monkey at the zoo, are shown. The reel concludes with 
views of the city of Fez, Morocco, The portion devoted to lace 
manufacture, makes the reel of more than average interest, 



Short Reels 



"His Unlucky Job"— Sunshine-Fox 

Type of production 2 reel comedy 

There are a number of big laughs in this Sunshine number, 
and the greater portion of it is good stuff. Some kids in a 
school room contribute largely to the fun of the first part, and 
this is further abetted by trick photography and some good 
gags in the form of a big wind storm, which blows things 
around in a ridiculous manner. The second part also has a 
funny idea and several bits where the laughs are certain, when 
the citizens of the toughest town in the West force the office 
of sheriff upon an unsuspecting tenderfoot. This part is speedy 
and full of falls and slapstick. It gets over well. The big- 
gest criticism of the picture is that there is entirely too much 
suggestive business. It is very broad in places, and while this 
stuff appeals to certain types in every audience, the greater 
number of picture patrons don't enjoy it and don't want it. 
Aside from these scenes it's a pretty good comedy, with some 
sure laughs for everybody. 



next, with some more close-ups of Dutch types. The reel 
closes with a beautiful sunset shot, in which the sun forms a 
background for the masts and sails of thousands of boats. 
It is a high class, and thoroughly enjoyable travel picture. 



"Hearts And Flour"— Universal 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

Dorothea Wolpert is the featured comedienne in this reel, 
which is very shy on material. The laughs are few, and the 
whole idea of the comedy doesn't register much fun. The little 
kid who has worked with Miss Wolpert in other numbers, fur- 
nishes some amusement in his looks and several bits of busi- 
ness, and the featured lady may get a couple of chuckles on her 
appearance. Aside from this there isn't anything amusing in 
the reel. Miss Wolpert is the kitchen mechanic in a home 
where there is a fair daughter. On receiving word from an old 
friend that the friend's son is coming to marry her daughter, 
the mother substitutes the maid for the daughter. Then comes 
some business with the maid entertaining the young man at 
tea. It turns out that he isn't the friend's son, but the gas man, 
and Dorothea goes back to the ice man. It is a poor number. 



"Gypsy Scientists" — Goldwyn-Bray 

Type of production 1 reel pictorial 

This Bray Pictograph takes the form of a pack train trip 
through the Cascade range of mountains in the state of Wash- 
ington. It has been exceptionally well photographed by Wil- 
liam and Irene Finley, and results in some beautiful shots of 
the mountainous regions, with its tremendous rocky crags 
and placid lakes. Views of the Skagit River are given, show- 
ing its deep gorges and a frail bridge spanning it at a great 
height. With a telephoto lense some very clear shots have been 
obtained of the wild animals of the region. Deer, Elk, a 
whole family of woodchucks, and a short shot of some wary 
mountain sheep, are presented. These animal views are inter- 
esting from the fact that they appear to be close-ups of the 
animals, offering a study which is rather unique. The reel 
concludes with the departure of the campers for home, over a 
broad expanse of snow on the mountain top. It contains 
enough of beauty and interest to rank it as a high grade offer- 
ing of the type. 



"In Dutch — Educational 

Type of production 1 reel travelogue 

This number is of the World Wandering series, and. as its 
title implies, takes the spectator on a short tour of Holland. 
The cameraman has made a very good selection of scenes, and 
has secured some excellent Dutch types, which makes the 
reel highly enjoyable from start to finish. The pleasure of 
the picture is increased by some really humorous titles with 
clever art creations accompanying them. It starts off with 
some views of the Dykes, the immense sea walls which keep 
the country in- existence. Then come scenes in the quaint 
towns along picturesque canals, with many close-ups of in- 
habitants of every age. Next is shown the market place in one 
of the larger cities, with thousands of Edam cheese awaiting 
shipment. A shot shows the loading of these cheese an canal 
boats, by rolling them down long shoots with the speed of a 
juggler. Other shots in the market place show two Dutch- 
man bargaining in a peculiar manner over the sale of some 
goats. A short glimpse of the Dutch militia on parade comes 



"Hides— And Go Seek"— Educational 

Type of production 1 reel Travelogue 

This is one of the Hudson's Bay Travel Series, and forms a 
reel of "cold" but enjoyable scenes in the daily life of a trapper 
in the far North. It starts off with a colored shot of a picture- 
sque bit of northern scenery, and then the Hudson's Bay trad- 
ing station at Fort Chipewyan is shown. The trappers, headed 
by a French Canadian guide, leave the fort with dog teams, 
and they are then seen traveling through some heavy snow 
country. On reaching the chosen camp site, the tent is pitched 
and preparations made for the night. Then the picture shows 
the various forms of traps and snares prepared for catching 
fur bearing animals. The setting of dead-falls, beaver traps, 
lynx snares, and musk-rat traps in the ice, forms an interest- 
ing bit of footage. After showing that it is possible to keep 
warm through an arctic night, by packing the beds with fir 
boughs, the trappers make the rounds of their traps, and the 
result is seen in the skins of Ermine, beaver, muskrat, skunk, 
and martin. Nearly all of the reel is entertaining. It's a first 
rate number. 



"The Instructor"— Reelcraft 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

This is one of a series known as Paragon Comedies, featur- 
ing George Clark. Clark has a funny make-up and puts his 
stuff over pretty well. This number doesn't afford him an 
awful lot of opportunity, but he gets several laughs out of 
pure foolishness. A dwarf with a heavy weight lady skating 
partner also affords some amusement. Clark is very much in 
need of work and when he sees an ad for a roller skating in- 
structor he applies, after a couple of narrow escapes from the 
park cops for flirting. He gets the job, but he can't skate, 
and some fairly good business developes with Clark doing a 
lot of flops on the floor. Several gags are used which fail to 
register because of their age, but it's fast, and gets over as an 
average comedy reel. 



" Pussyfoot" — Reelcraft 

Type of production 1 reel comedy 

A Paragon Comedy featuring George Clark, and containing 
a number of good bits. Some new comedy stunts are registered 
and Clark gets them over well. It starts off with a laugh when 
Clark has his clothes stolen off his back while studying a book 
on how to be a detective. He then gets into a woman's room 
in his beeveedees, and some old time chase stuff developes 
which is good for a few laughs in spite of its age. Clark gets 
into a lot of trouble on the street, due to his scanty attire, and 
his several escapes from the cops make a fair amount of fun. 
There is a big laugh when he slides out of his dressing gown 
which the cops are holding, only to walk right into it again 
around the corner. He finally rescues the kidnapped daughter 
of a millionaire, and at the same time the kidnappers unwit- 
tingly walk into the jail. It's a little better than average one 
reel offering. 



"Fatherly Love"— Goldwyn 

Type of production 1 reel animated cartoon 

The laughs aren't as numerous in this Happy Hooligan cartoon 
as some preceding numbers. Happy and Gloomy Gus are 
aiding and abetting the approaching demise of their ancient 
father, by chilling him when he is cold and roasting him 
when he is warm. The elder Hooligan kicks the bucket and 
then Happy and Gus, after selling his clothes, look for the 
fortune. His will says that the key to the buried treasure is 
in one of his old shoes. Happy has sold the shoes, and to get 
them back he plays cat on several fences, collecting several 
pairs. The paper is found and the two dig up a trunk. When 
opened it contains 400 pair of shoes. There isn't a great deal 
of amusement, and the reel is below the average Hooligan 
cartoon. 






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From the novel \f f / Director 

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Is it thrilling to find a timid and beautiful girl made the companion of a desperado ? 

Is it exciting to find her taken into an Indian tribe as the adopted daughter of the chief ? 

Is it gripping to find her turned Out into the world as the companion of a man she never knew before ? 

Is it romantic to find that he is the handsomest man in the West and to know that he loves her 

but won't tell ? 



Is it entertaining when you see the timid 
young girl dominating everything and 
everybody ? 
It is all of these things and in addition it 




is Blanche Sweet in the best role she has 
ever appeared in. It is a sure-fire box 
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Has Select Reissues 

Charles Rogers to Handle Them 
With Special Sales Force 
Through Select Exchanges 
Charles R. Rogers, who last week 
resigned as general sales manager for 
Selznick will handle all of the Select 
reissues including those of Norma 
Talmadge, Constance Talmadge and 
Clara Kimball Young, according to 
reports. 
Rogers' arrangement will allow him 
I to work through the existing Select 
exchanges all over the country. He 
will leave next week on a tour of the 
: country in order to line up sales rep- 
; resentatives who will work out of the 
Select offices, but will have absolutely 
no affiliation with the Selznick organ- 
ization in any capacity except that 
those offices will be used as head- 
quarters. 

Rogers has been with Selznick for 
several years and is generally talked 
of as one of the best liked men in the 
distributing end of the game. 



New Ellis Film 
Carlyle Ellis has gone to Savannah 
with a company to make a two-reel 
educational picture on the new health 
program of the Bureau of Social Ed- 
ucation, Y. \V '. C. A. 



Convention Closes 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
St. Louis — The convention of the 
M. P. T. O. of Missouri closed here 
on Friday with the passing of reso- 
lutions opposing state censorship and 
Sunday closing. The legislative com- 
mittee will resist all radical laws af- 
fecting pictures at the capitol. A 
fund of $3,000 was raised for the na- 
tional treasury. 



Says Loss Was $200 
/Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Chicago — In connection with the 
story of a fire at 6227-6235 Broadway, 
Samuel S. Hutchinson, president of 
American Film Co., states: 

"Late in the afternoon of Jan. 18 
a small fire started in a shed in the 
rear of the main building of the 
American Film executive offices. In 
this storehouse were a lot of old post- 
ers, antiquated press matter and oth- 
er out of date material. The loss of 
the contents of this storehouse and 
the slight injury to the shed itself 
were small matters, and it is proba- 
ble that the actual damage will not 
amount to more than about $200. 

"The factory and laboratory con- 
tinued without delay shipping out 
their quota of prints on 'Sunset 
Jones,' which happened to be in pro- 
cess of production, to the various 
American exchanges." 




Mack Sennett, king of comedy. His first great Associated Producers, Inc. 
release, "A Small Town Idol," opened Wednesday for an extended run at 
the Mission theater, Los Angeles. For its first three days its receipts 
exceeded these for "The Mark of Zorro," which was the big opening at- 
traction at the New Mission. — Advt. 



Reissues 

Looks like they're coming. Next season. Strong. Good rea- 
son. Many producers need to catch up. Financially. Opens 
door to good old pictures. See Charley Rogers will handle the 
Talmadge and other Select and Selznick material. Others get- 
ing ready. Looked as if Paramount would play also. Changed 
their mind at last minute. Leaving "Al." Lichtman wondering 
what happened. Some old Ben Turpin's showing up in Chicago. 
Other good pictures made long time ago also arriving. 

Famous' refusal to play with re-issues important. Many big 
film men believe they don't work out right. When there is reg- 
ular supply of new stuff available. Affects sales. Possibly in- 
jures company as much with new product as it produces for old. 
Interesting problem. 

WHAT'S THE ANSWER 

Ernie Shipman, Might call him "salesman de luxe." Says 
some Coast people will smile. When they get a certain check. 
On the way out. Represents some business. On "The Romance 

(Continued on Page 4) 



No More Specials 

From John S. Robertson and Charles 

Maigne — Now Directing Realart 

Stars 

John S. Robertson and Charles 
Maigne are not to make any more 
"director specials" for Famous Play- 
ers, despite the fact that the company 
placed these two directors in the same 
category with George Fitzmaurice, 
William and Cecil DeMille, George 
Melford and Hugh Ford. 

This developed on Saturday when 
it was learned that the Long Island 
studio will be re-opened today with 
two pictures placed in production, 
one starring Constance Binney with 
Robertson directing and the other, 
starring Alice Brady with Maigne in 
charge. Both will be released as part 
of the Realart star series. 

Next Monday Justine Johnstone 
starts work at the Long Island plant 
and George Fitzmaurice is scheduled 
to shoot the first scene on "Exper- 
ience" on Feb. 14. 

An official of the company who is 
in a position to speak authoritatively 
concerning the company's production 
plans was asked whether the two di- 
rectors mentioned above were not to 
make any more "director specials." 
He said: 

"What are 'director specials?' Be- 
sides variety is the spice of life any- 
way." 

Famous Players have one Robert- 
son special, "Sentimental Tommy" 
ready for release and at least one, 
"The Kentuckians" from Maigne. 



To Produce Again 

Jesse J. Goldburg To Cater to State 
Right Market— Starts Shortly 
Jesse J. Goldburg, until recently 
general manager of the Frohman 
Amusement Corp., plans to become a 
producer again. 

He expects to make a series of 
pictures based on production costs 
which will allow the exhibitor to 
make money. The series will be sold 
on the state right plan and produc- 
tion will be in the vicinitv of New 
York. 4 

Goldburg is not quite ready to state 
what his first picture will be. He ex- 
pects, however, to get it under way 
very shortly. Goldburg is not new to 
the producing field although of late 
he has been more actively identified 
with the distributing end of the in- 
dependent market. He was an active 
producer about eight years ago. 



— n)i«ffi 



DAILY 



Monday, January 24, 1921 




Vol XV No. 22 Mtn. Jan. 24, 1921 Price 5 Cents 



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Quotations 

Last 
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Famous Players .. 56«4 S7]/ 2 S7?A 

do pfd Not quoted 

♦Goldwyn 5 5]/ 2 .... 

U. W. Griffith, Inc Not quoted 

Loew's, Inc 16*4 16^8 16*» 

Triangle 7/16 7/16 7/16 

World Film Not quoted 




Lyons and Moran's first two reeler 
after their dip into the feature field 
will be "Bootlegging." 



DIRECTORY 

OF THE TRADE 

A RELIABLE GUIDE FOR 
READY REFERENCE 



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GAYETY COMEDIES 
"Rest in Peace" will set a new mirth mark in single reels. 
Educational Film Exchanges. — Advt. 



It's at the 



•Quotations by H. Content & Co. 

In the Courts 

Herbert Lewis has sued the Lee 
Lash Studios for $27,588 as his com- 
missions on the sale of advertising in 
film theaters throughout the State 
tinder a contract by which Lewis 
was hired as director of publicity and 
advertising and was to get 20 per cent. 



The Gentry Film Co. has sued the 
U. S. Fidelity & Guaranty Co., as 
surety for the Educational Films on 
a bond to the plaintiff, for $25,000 
damages. The complaint alleges that 
the plaintiff made a contract to pay 
Educational $25,000 to distribute 
throughout the Fast films made by 
the plaintiff under a contract with the 
c<<:i\ operators of West "Virginia. The 
plaintiff alleged that Educational 
made so many changes in the films 
that the purpose of taking them was 
defeated, and also failed to distribute 
them as agreed. 

A Correction 

In the report of the M. P. E. A. 
meeting held last week it was stated 
that C. E. Whitehurst of Baltimore 
attended the meeting. This was an 
error. 



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"THE SPICE OP THE PROGRAM" 



On Broadway 

Broadhurst— "Over the Hill." 
Broadway — Owen Moore in "The 

Chicken in the Case." 
Brooklyn Strand — George Arliss in 

"The Devil." 
Capitol — Tom Moore in "Hold Your 

Horses." 
Criterion — "The Inside of the Cup." 
44th St.— "Way Down East." 
Loew's New York— Today— "Mid- 
summer Madness." 
Tuesday— "The Last of the Mo- 
hicans." 
Wednesday — Hobart Bosworth in 

"His Own Law." 
Thursday — Bessie Barriscale in 

"The Breaking Point." 
Friday — George Walsh — "Number 
Seventeen," Olive Tell in "Wings 
of Pride." 
Saturday — Monte Blue in "The 

Jucklins." 
Sunday — Mary Pickford in "The 
Love Light." 
Rialto — Roscoe Arbuckle in "Brews- 
ter's Millions." 
Rivoli— Cecil DeMille's "Forb/idden 

Fruit." 
Strand — Constance Talmadge in 
"Mama's Affair." 



Next Week 



Meeting Opens at Astor 

The M. P. Musical Conference 
opens at the Astor this morning. S. 
L. Rothafel will deliver a talk at the 
Capitol and various other addresses 
will be made during the day on the 
subject of music in the picture thea- 
ter. 



Mabel Livingstone, publicity repre- 
sentative for Chet Withey, will act in 
like capacity for Courtenay Foote, 
who is featured in the forthcoming 
Ince-Vance release, "The Bronze 
Bell." 



Broadhurst— "Over the Hill." 

Broadway — Not yet determined. 

Brooklyn Strand — Constance Tal- 
madge in "Mama's Affair." . 

Capitol— "Godless Men." 

Criterion — "The Inside of the Cup." 

44th St. Theater— "Way Down East." 

Rialto — Not yet determined. 

Rivoli — Not yet determined. 

Straffd — Sessue Hayakawa in "The 
First Born." 



The easiest, surest and 
best way to get satisfac- 
tory ticket sales is through 
the use of RITCHEY 
posters. 



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George L. Clarke states he has se- 
cured a long term contract for Wil- 
liam H. Strauss with Famous Play- 
ers to appear in their forthcoming 
productions. 



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"THE 
WINDING TRAII 

LEADS TO THE 

S. R. O. 

SIGN 









fhe Motion Picture Industry will save 250,000 Children from Starvation 



What 
have 
YOU 
done? 



MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 

Official Organ of the Greater New York Motion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 



Only 
2 days 
left to 

do it. 



dited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Daily 



Star Volunteers 

'hese motion picture stars are with 
s't'or next Wednesday, Moving Pic- 
e Day: 

ivian martin 
",lsie ferguson 
iarion davies 
[ary McLaren 
eena keefe 
xaine hammerstein 
era gordon 
iartha mansfield 
ugene o'brien 
[ae murray 
ope hampton 
orothy phillips 
onstance talmadge 
jne caprice 

iUTH ROLAND 

UBY de REMER 

LICE CALHOUN 

ONSTANCE BINNEY 

AZEL DAWN 

IRGINIA LEE 

DITH STOCKTON 

ERCY MARMONT 

ICHARD BARTHELMESS 

OD LaROCQUE 

INCENT COLEMAN 

ABEL McQUADE 

UCY FOX 

ORA REED 

JSTINE JOHNSTONE 



'Way Down South 

, New Orleans every picture the 
:■ will devote the entire week of 
la 23rd to raising relief funds. E. 
^.;iichards, of the Saenger Amuse- 
ltft Compan}', the regional chair- 
Hi for Louisiana, has his territory 
v( organized for the drive. How- 
I \Y. McCoy, manager of the Pal- 
I theater, a vaudeville house, is 
:hrman of the committee that will 
the special morning matinees 
loi I an. 29th and for collections each 
ia' and night in all of the theaters 
I ' <g the week. Not only will the 
ms-agcrs give a special matinee, but 
thi will permit speakers at all per- 
loiiances, will allow collections after 
ca« talk, will collect contributions 
<Ci their employees, and further. 

' manager will make a personal 
o t-on to the cause. There are 

■ vaudeville houses in New Or- 
lea]. and each one of these will fur- 
Ik acts as added attractions to the 
pic! re program for the 29th. Heads 
of|ie film exchanges have pledged 

?:e service of appropriate pictures 
tor ill houses. 



Executive Meeting 

ie regular executive committee 
">* ing is scheduled for noon Moll- 
is at the Capitol theater, offices of 
I rman S. L. Rothafel. Import- 
an business is to be transacted. 



ASSOCIATED MOTION 

PICTURE ADVERTISERS' 

COMMITTEE 

in co-operation with 

MOTION PICTURE DIVISION 

EUROPEAN RELIEF 

COUNCIL 

Room 305 Capitol Theatre 
Circle 4411 



Theatres Pledged 

The wide response to the Motion 
Picture Day movement in Greater 
New York is reflected in the pledges 
returned to Theater Chairman Leo 
Brecher, 202 Capitol Theater Bldg., 
by managers who are going to ob- 
serve the European Relief drive. The 
following list is that tabulated up to 
Saturday, more replies coming in by 
every mail. It is expected that not 
one of the 400 theaters in the metro- 
politan district will be missing by 
Wednesday. 

Adelphi, 2409 B'way; Chelsea. 8th 
Ave. and 26th St.; Grand Opera 
House, 23rd St. and 8th Ave.; Peer- 
less, Bronx; Apollo, 209 W. 125th 
St.; Manhattan, 23 Forsyth St.; Luna, 
B'klyn; Garden, Richmond Hill, S. 
I.; Palace, Port Richmond, S. I.; 
Columbia, Far Rockaway; Globe, 
B'klyn; Parkway, 1163 Jamaica Ave.; 
Avenue, 2735 3rd Ave.; Rivoli, B'way 
and 49th St.; Criterion, B'way and 
44th St.; Rialto, Times Square; 
Orient, 111 W. 125th St.; Harlem 
Grand, 119 E. 125th St.; Peerless, 1 
5612 5th Ave., B'klyn; Peerless, 4809 
3rd Ave., B'klyn; Colonial, 7415 5th 
Ave.. B'klyn; Atlantic Garden, 50 
Bowery; Normandy, B'klyn; Art, 
Bronx; 34th St. Theater, 34th St. 
and 3rd Ave.; Bronx Golden Rule, 
Bronx; Empire. Bronx; McKinley 
Sq., Bronx; Tremont, Bronx; Bronx 
Strand, Bronx. 

Capitol. 50th St. and B'way: Val- 
entine, Bronx; University, Bronx; 
Crescent, Bronx; U. S., Bronx; Web- 
ster, Bronx; Port Morris Casino, 
Bronx; Osceola, Bronx; Concourse, 
Bronx; Lyric, Bronx; Sunset, B'klyn; 
Bunny. B'klyn; Amphion, 9th Ave. 
and 44th St.; Carlton, B'klyn; Ber- 
ne}-. B'klyn; Kossuth, B'klyn; Eden, 
B/klyn; New Parkway, B'klyn; Elec- 
tra, B'klyn; Stftne, B'klyn; New Gar- 
den, B'klyn; New Singer, B'klyn; 
New Atlantic, B'klyn; Lincoln, 
B'klyn; Parkside, B'klyn; Oxford, 
B'klyn; Colonial, B'klyn; Elite, Rock- 
away Ave., B'klyn; Sheffield, B'klyn; 
Stadium, B'klyn; Eden, B'klyn; Park, 
B'klyn; Fourth Ave., B'klyn; Wash- 
ington, B'klyn. 

Chatham, 5 Chatham Sq. ; City 
Hall, 31-32 Park Row; Rome, 223 
Park Row; North Star, 1250 5th 
Ave.; 86th St. Winter Garden, 160 



How Greater New York Picture Houses 
Observe the Big Week 



Monday, Jan. 24— 'Break out with the most inviting lobby displays 
possible, to call attention to Motion Picture Day, Wednesday, Jan. 26. 
Complete their arrangements for speakers through Jerome A. Meyers, 
Chairman, 122 W. 49th St., Bryant 8770. Complete their receipt of spe- 
cial tickets for the Saturday morning matinee, and of blank subscription 
checks for patrons through Leo Brecher, 202 Capitol Theater Bldg., Cir- 
cle 4412. Distribute blank subscription checks to their audiences at all 
performances, if they wish to begin on this day. Carry notice of Motion 
Picture Day in all ads. Announce Motion Picture Day on the screen. 

Wednesday, Jan. 26 — Motion Picture Day, all day. This is the day! 
Work for the European Relief Council, Herbert Hoover, Chairman, to 
raise the motion picture industry's quota of $2,500,000 of the big fund to 
be obtained for the starving children of Central and Eastern Europe. Tell 
your audiences in every way. Speakers, humanitarian workers and mo- 
tion picture stars will help you. This is the day for the sale of the special 
Saturday morning tickets at 50 cents — and up, if your warm-hearted pat- 
rons will pay more. A treasurer will be in charge of each corps of work- 
ers assigned by Mrs. Paul Foerster, 202 Capitol Theater Bldg., Circle 4412. 
Film stars will be assigned by the Star Appearance Committee, Bert Adler, 
Chairman. The receipts of this day through regular admission tickets be- 
long to the house, unless the management chooses to add them to the 
Relief Fund. But sell the special tickets to your crowd inside. Remem- 
ber, every $10 saves a life. Have selected, high class programs and stunts 
to draw your crowd. 

Friday, Jan. 28 — Keep up your regular activities, but get your 
special Saturday morning program, donated by the producers and distrib- 
utors, at your regular exchange. 

Saturday, Jan. 29 — At 10 A. M., the special morning Children's Mati- 
nee at your house, at which the tickets sold during the drive will be re- 
deemed. The remainder of the day is yours. 



E. 86th St.; Globe, 2186 3rd Ave.; 
Regun, 116th St.; Mt. Morris. 116th 
St. and 5th Ave.; Harlem 5th Ave., 
110th St. and 5th Ave.; Rose, 182 W. 
102d St.; Olympia, B'way and 107th 
St.; Manhattan, Man. Ave. and 109th 
St.; Classic, 181st St. and St. Nich- 
olas; Heights, 150 Wadsworth Ave.; 
Bunny, B'way and 147th St.; Majes- 
tic, St. Nicholas Ave. and 185th St.; 
Drury Lane, 2128 Amsterdam Ave.; 
Hudson, 1968 Amsterdam Av. ; Plaza, 
Madison Ave. and 59th .St.; Bush- 
man, 110th St. and Cad. Parkway; 
Superior, 3rd Ave. and 31st St.; Ca- 
sino Playhouse, 144 Second Ave.; 
Windsor, 412 Grand St.; S. & G, 
380 Grand St.; Orpheum, 126 2nd 
Ave.; New Law, 25 Second Ave.; 
Sunshine, 141-143 E. Houston St.; 
Garden, B'klyn; Park, Corona, L. I.; 
Flushing, Flushing, N. Y. ; Progress, 
1892 3rd Ave. 

Atlas, Harlem; Palace, 2nd Ave. 
and 123rd St.; Superior, 403 E. 81st 
St.; Dame, 2148 3rd Ave.; Victorv. 
1945 3rd Ave.; Eagle, 1852 3rd Ave.; 
Regal, 2028 3rd Ave.; Joyland, 2078 
3rd Ave.; Glen, Glen Cove, L. I.; 
Pearl, B'klyn; LeRoy, B'klyn; Waco, 
118 Rivington St.; Cumberland. 
B'klyn; Evergreen, B'klyn; Wyckoff, 
B'klyn; Court, B'klvn; Williamsb'gh, 
B'klyn. 



Calendar 



Monday, Jan. 24 — Big film indus- 
try mas meeting, 11 A. M., Capitol 
Theater. 

Monday, Jan. 24 — Greater New- 
York committee meeting, S. L. Roth- 
afel, chairman, noon, Capitol Theater. 

Monday, Jan. 24 — Four Minute 
speakers assembly, 8:15 P. M., Fifth 
Ave. Baptist Church, 8 E. 46th St. 

Wednesday, Jan. 26— Motion pic- 
ture stars assembly, 1 P. M., Orange- 
rie room, Hotel Astor. 



Wesley Barry Assists 

Wesley Barry, the highest salaried 
boy star, starts on a tour from Los 
Angeles that will put him into New 
Orleans on Motion Picture Day. 
There he will aid the Hoover drive 
with personal appearances in co-op- 
eration with the Saenger circuit. He 
will appear in the costumes of the 
characters he has created for the 
screen. 



Remind your people that they have 
"kiddies" of their own, and none of 
us can look them straight in the eye 
unless we have done everything in 
our power to help the starving "kid- 
dles" abrcad. 




DAll-V 



Monday, January 24, 19: 



Reissues 



(Continued 

of Tarzaii." And "Tarzan of the Apes." Remember them? 
Released once before. Supposed to be all played-out. Ernie 
handling 'em now. For National Film. Through First National 
exchanges. Get this. Says business for a three month period. 
On reissues, mind you. Reached, and passed. And knocked in 
the eye. Records when films were new. Swears it's true. Says 
he's to blame. And intensified exploitation. And co-operation. 
From First National sales managers. Some crowd. Ernie says. 
HOW LONG AND HOW MUCH 

Big distributor. Talking of what it cost to set up distribution 
system. In time. And money. Says two to three years sure 
before sufficient product available to make the wheels go round 
smoothly. And money? Says there isn't enough available to do 
it now. If you're able to talk a bird out of a tree you may get 
money these days. But not otherwise. Also put forth another 
angle. Interesting. Says 30 per cent, compulsory for distribu- 
tion cost. And the 30 works to bigger figures the older the 
picture gets. Costs little at start. With first runs working. But 
six months later. Then it's different. "It's getting the $10 and $20 
business that costs a heap." So he says. And he should know. 
NOT A HESITATIONIST 

Kent of Famous. Doesn't like being included with those who 
hesitated about the Big 5 shown in Chicago. Says his say out. 
Like that. But rarely does it. And never criticises the other 
fellow's picture. Busy selling his own. Modern salesmanship. 
Something some people could well afford to follow. Too many 
knockers in this business. 

LITTLE, BUT— OH MY! 
Sam Sax. No bigger'n his name. Just made sales manager 
of Select. Hustler. Live wire. Been with LJ 10 months. Be- 



from Page 1) 

fore that with Clark-Cornelius. Selling Chaplin re-issues. Fran 
Rembusch got him his job. Everybody in mid-west likes hir 
Travels fast. Believes coming season means big times for pn 
gram booking. Says exhibitors want to book up. And forg 
it. Especially smaller man, Knowing what's coming he needri 
bother. And all that sort of thing. 

REGARDING CHARLIE 

Doesn't like publicity. Bashful. And all that sort of thin.; 
Knows few people here. Many think him "up-stage." Whij 
here on last trip Charlie was lonesome. Hired a cabby by tl| 
hour. Became great pals. Took cabby into a lunchroom Ii 
coffee about midnight. Ended by cabby taking him to his ov) 
house. At door Charlie said: "Guess you better know who' 
am. I make pictures. My name's Chaplin." "That's all righl 
said Cabby, "come in anyway. The kid's'l love to see you 
Charlie went. Kids did love him. He slept with three of 'ei 
Next morning the youngsters awoke early. Scooted aroun 
Lined up their friends. To meet their buddy — Charlie Chapli 
Charlie loved it. Shook hands with all of 'em. Said he had t! 
best time of his trip. And he hasn't told this for publication 
Probably be sore because it's being printed. 
CLOUDS GATHERING 

Alfred Black in town. Disguised with a mustache. Frai 1 
Rembusch buried in a fur coat. And others. Of the old Mo- 
tion Picture Exhibitors of America. All officials. Met behiu 
closed doors. Nothing to give out. But silence was portentuoi. 
Heavy stuff. Indicative of mystery. Something going to haj- 
pen. Before long. Is a scrap brewing? With the M. P. T. (l 
And Sydney Cohen? One answer. You guessed it. 

DANN. 



And When April Comes Along — 

WE'VE promised you six months of BIG pictures — big in star, author and director material, and big in box-office 
value. Not ten big pictures, nor fifteen, but TWO every WEEK. 

Here are the releases for April. Study them carefully and see if you aren't honestly convinced that Paramount 
means box-office insurance of the highest and safest kind: 



George Melford's Production, "THE FAITH HEALER," 
by William Vaughn Moody 

Though unlike "The Miracle Man" in everything except appeal, 
this great play by America's foremost dramatist is destined to be 
as great a box-office success, because it is based on the very fund- 
amentals of human life, and marvelously produced by the director 
of "Behold My Wife." The greatest Easter Week picture ever 
made, 

Roscoe ("Fatty") Arbuckle in "THE DOLLAR A YEAR 
MAN" 

"The Life of the Party" was an unparalleled bit. It showed that 
the people wanted five reels of Arbuckle's funniest work. Now 
in this one the great comedian has even more opportunities. As 
an amateur government detective who can's get out of the habit 
when the war is over, he is funnier than he ever has been before. 

Cosmopolitan Production, "BURIED TREASURE," with 
Marion Davies 

A modern story of a girl who lived a hundred lives. Spectacular, 
thrilling, combining the romance of old times in a drama of New 
York today. One of the most unusual plots ever imagined, su- 
perbly directed. 

Sir James M. Barrie's "SENTIMENTAL TOMMY," a 
John S. Robertson production 

An all star cast, headed by Gareth Hughes, Mabel Taliaferro, May 
McAvoy and George Fawcett, under direction of the man who 
made "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," makes of Barrie's delightful 
story a photoplay so rich in comedy and pathos and beauty that 
it will remain an imperishable memory. 



William D. Taylor's Production, "THE WITCHING 
HOUR," with Elliott Dexter 

Augustus Thomas' success, even more timely now than when it 
ran for a year on the stage. An unforgettable dramatic novelty, 
every scene is charged with emotion, and every thrill intensified 
on the screen. 

Douglas MacLean in "THE HOME STRETCH," Thos. 
H. Ince Production 

MacLean's comedy characterizations have already won the hearts 
of the entire American public. This is a race-track story of an 
unusual type, full of situations ludicrous but human, rollicking 
but real. 

Wallace Reid in "THE LOVE SPECIAL," with Agnes 
Ayres 

It's got all the thrill of "Always Audacious," "What's Your 

Hurry?" and "The Valley of the Giants" rolled into one. The 

ride for life in the plunging express train is the bgigest thrill ever 
filmed. 

Hugh Ford British Production, "THE GREAT DAY," 
with Arthur Bourchier 

From the big Drury Lane melodrama. Made in England, Scot- 
land, the Alps, Paris, and Switzerland* by an American director. A 
sizzling melodrama with all Europe for its stage. 



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Wanger Out? 



e:jns as Production Manager for 
Famous Players — Effective 
April 16 

\alter Wanger, production man- 
j£ for Famous Players, will leave 
le organization, according to re- 
ir. He has tendered his resigna- 
Dij effective April 16, it is said. 
Ainger has been production man- 
it over on 5th Ave. practically 
I Whitman Bennett resigned to 
it the independent production 



Goldwyn Coming Back 
Bnuel Goldwyn is expected back 
o the coast in a few days. 



New Randolph Record 

ticago — The Randolph broke all 
eous records last week with "The 
ic' Gross business was 32% more 
a with any other picture. 



' Smith Bound for Sweden 
(y Croswell Smith, head of the 
I hearing his name, sailed for 
wlen on Saturday where he will 
:nin for about three weeks. He 
il )e away all told about six weeks. 



Holubar Film Opens 

" an-Woman-Marriage" the Allen 
obar special opened last night at 
lelegent, Paterson, N. J. Mr. Hol- 
)awas there with Dorothy Phillips 
11 as a number of First National 
fills. 



Victor Fleming Back 
^:tor Fleming returned from Cali- 
ra yesterday with approximately 
3,(0 ft. of film shot on the coast 
idn Mexico for "Wife Insurance," 
t imerson-Loos special. The pic- 
p will go into the cutting room 




Comedy-drama, spectacle, melodrama — the biggest production and the 
greatest achievement of Mack Sennett's career is "A Small Town Idol," 
an immediate, sensational success for him and for Associated Producers, 
Inc. — Advt. 



Literary Digest Forms Co. 

;bany, N. Y.— The Literary Di- 
et Films Enterprises have been 
ired here with a capitalization of 
K000. The incorporators are W. 
ink, W. Neisel and G. A. Dame, 
a^'th Ave. 



1 J. Funk stated to this publica- 
io yesterday that the company had 
e< formed to cover film activities 
I e Literary Digest, which at p--es- 
"i is interested in Topics of the 
} a released through Pathe. He 
taid that the company had no den- 
it production plans at present but 
Wit would enter the producing field 
1 me capacity in the near future. 



Griffith's Next 

D. W. Griffith has found enough 
material in the story he is now filming 
to make another special picture. Its 
growth has been similar to that of 
"Way Down East," which was orig- 
inally designed for program length. 

The film footage is already up into 
the many hundreds of thousands. 
Several scenes which were originally 
intended for minor action have been 
enlarged to provide for hundreds of 
extra players. Several of the play- 
ers who began with comparatively 
small parts find themselves with im- 
portant roles. 

It seems that Griffith is content to 
give whatever action shows strong- 
est the preference, no matter how it 
lengthens the picture. 

So far no name has been given the 
production, other than the working 
title, "Flaming Lamps." It is based 
on incidents from the Limehouse 
Nights stories, from which came the 
plot for "Broken Blossoms." But the 

(Continued on Page 6) 



Ballance Promoted 

Sidney R. Kent announced 
yesterday the appointment of H. G. 
Ballance to the position of general 
sales manager, the post which Kent 
himself recently relinquished when he 
became head of the Famous Players 
distributing activities. The appoint- 
ment takes effect immediately, Bal- 
lance coming to his new duties from 
Boston, where he has been district 
manager in charge of the Boston and 
New Haven exchanges. 



Shallenberger to Coast 
W. E. Shallenberger of Arrow 
Film leaves for the coast the end of 
the week. 



Elsie Ferguson Back 
Elsie Ferguson is back in New 
York from the coast where she made 
"Sacred and Profane Love." 



features Only 

Planned by Chaplin— "The Kid" Was 
the Fifth of His First Na- 
tional Series 
(Special to VVID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — Owing to an impres- 
sion said to have been created through 
the publication of a story dealing with 
the disposal of "The KiKd," which 
intimated that Charlie Chaplin has 
yet to deliver to Associated First Na- 
tional four more two reel subjects, 
the following statement has been is- 
sued by Carlyle R. Robinson, direct- 
or of publicity for Chaplin. 

"Mr. Chaplin has but three more 
productions to deliver to Associated 
First National to terminate his con- 
tract with that organization. To 
date he has delivered 'A Dog's Life.' 
'Shoulder Arms,' 'Sunnyside,' 'A 
Day's Pleasure' and 'The Kid.' 

"While the latter is listed as a spe- 
cial and measures more than five 
reels in footage, it is, however, the 
fifth production of the stipulated eight 
(Continued on Page 6) 



Chaplin at Strand for Week 
Charlie Chaplin in "The Kid" 
opens at the Strand on Feb. 6 for 
one week. There was some talk that 
the picture would play 10 weeks on 
Broadway, but it is understood that 
the deal has fallen through. 



Regal Has Chaplin s 

Will Distribute Remaining First Nat'l 

Pictures in Eastern Canada — A 
Separate Contract 

A rather peculiar situation has de- 
veloped with regard to the distribu- 
tion of "The Kid," and the remaining 
Chaplin-Associated First National 
Pictures in Eastern Canada. 

When Regal Films, Ltd., assumed 
the physical distribution of the First 
National product in that territory 
three years ago, acting for Harry 
Brouse, the franchise holder, a sep- 
arate contract was made for the dis- 
tribution of the series of eight Chap- 
lins. The contract, it is understood. 
provided for the release of this series 
through Regal, even though the ar- 
rangements might be made for the 
release of the regular First National 
product through other channels. 

Early last fall, Associated First 
National Pictures of Eastern Canada, 
Ltd., were formed. This company 
took over all of the company's pro- 
duct from Regal with the exception 
of the four Chaplins. For this rea- 
son, even though First National has 
its own exchanges in Eastern Can- 
ada, the remaining Chaplins are avail- 
able through Regal only. 



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Cody With Norma Talmadge 
Lew Cody will appear opposite 
Norma Talmadge in "The Sign on 
the Door." 



Buys 26 Triangles 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Montreal — The Amalgamated Ex- 
hibitors Circuit, Ltd., with head of- 
fices here, has purchased 26 Triangle 
reissues for Canada. They will be 
released two a month. 



New Exchange in Phila. 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Philadelphia — The latest exchange 
to deal in the state right market is 
the New Film Exchange with offices 
at 1321 Vine St. No announcement 
has as yet been made as to what pro- 
duct the company will handle. 



New Theater for Kensington, Pa. 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Kensington, Pa. — Bagley and Hall, 
former owners of the Star theater 
here, have purchased a site on Front 
St. between Lehigh and Huntingdon 
St. on which they will build a 1,400 
seat theater to cost $150,000. 



(T^dit^uttianal (RoLuiJu) 




Newspaper Opinions 

"Forbidden Fruit"— F. P.-L. 
Rivoli 

TIMES—* * * A highly sophisticated, gor- 
geously movie-milled, that is, movie-de- 
milled, version of the Cinderella story, writ- 
ten by Jeanie Macpherson. 

DAILY NEWS— It seems to me just the 
usual picture. Nothing to get wildly ex 
cited about. 

AMERICAN — Paramount picture is fine 
instance of picture energy ; characters are 
real in charming version of the Cinderella 
theme. 

HERALD— Cinderella ball in crystal pal- 
ace a screen novelty. * * * DeMille was as- 
tute enough to grasp the fascinating orig 
inality in the idea of Miss Jeanie Macpher- 
son. * * * 

WORLD—* * * That for sheer beauty 
stands as the peer of the season's dramas 
of the screen. * * * Moreover, it is a most 
absorbing story of love and sacrifice. 

TRIBUNE — * * * A very interesting pic- 
ture. * * * The continuity was exceptional ; 
long scenes played as delightfully and smooth 
ly as they might have been on the stage. * 

JOURNAL — There can be no gainsay' 
the pulling power of the DeMille name when 
it comes to screen offerings. Seriously, there 
are some charming settings, including a daz- 
zling Cinderella ball, that brings gasps from 
film fans, and the acting in the play is for 
the most part convincing. 

GLOBE — Like all his productions, this 
picture is thickly incrusted with jewels, fine 
feathers and flowery sub-titles. As plots go 
it is an entertaining piece of puppet melo- 
drama. 

SUN — * * * Despite the splendid produc- 
tion and cast, the theme is a trite one with 
injections of melodrama. The photoplay, es- 
pecially its melodramatic scenes, is well 
worth seeing. 

MAIL — When a good story, good pho- 
tography and excellent direction form a hap- 
py combination with a cast of such genuine 
artists as is found in "Forbidden Fruit," the 
result is inevitably a feature worth while. 
The Rivoli film is an absorbing one. * * * 

POST — * * Although he makes some of 
his' society females quite absurd, he does not 
lack a certain human touch with the others. 
The acting is of a general high order. 

Telegram and Evening World made no 
comment. 



ure to welcome her in a role that gives 
scope to her positive ability as a dramatic 
actress. * » * The direction and production 
are both excellent. 

TELEGRAM— Miss Talmadge plays it 
with alluring wistfulness. In this very clever 
study of Mama and her selfishness Miss Effie 
Shannon is as effective on the screen as she 
was on the stage. 

GLOBE— Constance Talmadge seemed a 
bit too brilliant and sophisticated for the 
browbeaten daughter of the neurotic mama. 
But for all the minor flaws the Emerson- 
Loos methods have preserved a rare, ironic 
quality for the screen. 

SUN— Constance Talmadge makes even a 
sick headache alluring at the Strand this 
week. The producers of this First National 
release have improved Rachel Barton But- 
ler's comedy. 

MAIL — She has more opportunity than 
usual to display her histrionic ability and 
easily registers her right to her widespread 
popularity. 

Post and,. Evening World made no com 
ment. 




"Mama's Affair"— 1st Nat'l 
Strand 

TIMES—* * * An amusing word-and-pic- 
ture play, and Miss Talmadge, departing 
somewhat from her usual manner, is still an 
agreeable person to have around. 

DAILY NEWS — However, the picture is 
a pleasant one and one that will not dim 
the Talmadge lustre in the eyes of her many 
adorers. 

AMERICAN—* * * An excellent vehicle 
for Constance Talmadge. * * * 

HERALD — Mr. Emerson and Miss Loos 
with their skill at elaboration have made it 
quite robust. * * * It is one of Miss Tal- 
madge's best roles. 

WORLD — It is an indifferent production, 
but it will attract crowds, because of the 
star. 

TRIBUNE — "Mama's Affair" is a First 
National ; also a first-class comedy. 

JOURNAL—* * * It is distinctly a pleas- 



old Your Horses" — Goldwyn 
Capitol 

AMERICAN — It is the chuckling feature 
* * furnishing undeniable entertainment 
and, for the most part, one of the truly hu- 
morous pictures of recent months. 

HERALD — * * * Lets down his suspend- 
ers but not his humorous sense. 

WORLD— "Hold Your Horses," by Ru- 
pert Hughes, will be regarded as one of 
his best comedies. 

JOURNAL — * * * Affords any amount of 
laughs in its telling. It will carry the star 
far along in the broad path of favor. 

TELEGRAM — The humorous situations 
are many, and there is some unusually good 
acting by Mr. Moore. The Goldwyns should 
give a bonus and a week off to the person 
who wrote the titles. So excellent and per- 
fectly executed. 

SUN — * * * Moore virtually deserves a 
film commissionership. 

POST — Both Tom Moore and the picture 
are best before they come to grips with the 
last-reel love story. 

Times, Daily News, Tribune, Globe and 
Evening World made no comment. 



"Brewster's Millions"— F. P.-L. 
Rialto 

AMERICAN— Roscoe Arbuckle climbs 
higher on the ladder of comedy in "Brew- 
ster's Millions." * * * There is enough of 
the ludicrous left in the scenario to please 
admirers of the ponderous star. * * * 

HERALD— Roscoe ("Fatty") Arbuckle 
plunges joyously through "Brewster's Mil- 
ions." * * * 

WORLD — Yes, Fatty Arbuckle can cause 
you to laugh without catching a single cus- 
tard pie between his eyes. 

SUN — * ' * The cleverest comedy found 
on Broadway in many a day. 

Times, Daily News, Tribune, Journal, Tel- 
egram, Globe, Post and Evening World made 
no comment. 



Amsterdam 111 

Philadelphia — Ben Amsterdam, the 
well known exchange man, is ill and 
has been ordered to take a long rest 
by his physician. He is in Atlantic 
City. 



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Wilkes- Barre House Least 
(Special to WID'S DAILY)' 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.— The R. El 
dell Co. of New York has leasl 
Orpheum on South Main St. 
reported this company is a si 
iary of the Comerford Amus5 
Co. 



New Plans for Drascen, 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — A local pub! 
gives the officers of the Dr._ 
Prod, as follows: Charles M.xi 
ant, president; Bert St. Johnl 
duction manager; Al Nathan, p 
vising director, and Hal Ste| 
casting director. 

The company, it is reportet 
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burn Moranti and a series of Iti 
reel comedies. 



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Tuesday, January 25, 1921 



inglish Impressions 

Ejest W. Fredman Talks of His 
Recent American Visit— Says 
Some Things Plainly 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
ondon— Ernest W. Fredman of 
Film Renter and M. P. News, in 
special year-end issue of his pub- 
tion tells of the impressions he 
ied 'of the American film business 
le he was in the states. 
-e says in part: 
Millions of dollars are lavished 
n pictures, many hundred thou- 
ds of them in gross waste, but all 
expended in the one great en- 
vor to put before the pleasure- 
ng public of America the greatest 
ertainment in the world. 
They make their mistakes in 
lerica, many of them on a grand 
le but at least it can be said that 
y profit by them. Foreign mar- 
Us are to them a very desirable as- 
s' but catered for in a business-like 

vy- . : 

■Before the American manufactur- 
Usends products to any foreign mar- 
whether to England, Scandinavia 
2'japan, each copy is carefully gone 
&r and made suitable for the mar- 
I it is intended for. Nothing is left 
ft chance. 

h'The average American is out to 
Jminate the world in film produc- 
jtfn and, believe me, he is doing it. 
'Iisiness is the keynote, and real bus- 
ies men are at the head of the 
iipvement. 

["Enormous programs were in 

:iurse of production when I landed 

■ New York, and a visit to some of 

lie studios is a veritable eye-opener. 

Uie American producer is fortunate 

'{ having 18,000 theaters to cater for 

this enables him to get his cost of 

toduction back with a good profit, 

ixlusive for foreign markets. At 

i e same time he never forgets that 

I ere is another market for his wares. 

I "The exhibitor has always had to 

i U more for his film hire than in 

l-oportion does the average show- 

i an over here. The one thing that 

Jitounds the American exhibitor is 

|hy his English confrere should book 

b his programs 18 months ahead. To 

im it is the most crass foolishness 

id utterly inexplicable. 

"It all comes down to this: In 

.merica they are real showmen. 

here is absolutely no argument 

bout it. They know their business, 

nd are not merely the medium for 



Fears ! ! ! 

The boys were gathering at 
the "schule" the other evening 
to scatter figures on the newest 
film millions over Nick's clean 
linen when "Buck" Taylor ar- 
rived out of breath. Accosting 
Joe Lee he remarked: 

"Gee, Joe, I've nailed a 'pip- 
pin.' It's a fillum called 'Ire- 
land in Revolt.' The only thing 
I fear to keep me from making 
a fortune is that the trouble in 
Ireland will come to an end." 

"Well, if that's all to keep 
you from making money, you're 
going to be richer than Zukor," 
replied Lee, and they went on 
writing new figures on the ta- 
blecloth. 



throwing pictures on the screen. Su- 
premacy in the film markets is as- 
sured to America is my profound 
opinion. There is no one to compare 
with them. They have made the 
motion picture industry what it is to- 
day — a live business in which millions 
of dollars are invested. 

"They have proved to the finan- 
cier its possibilities, and money can 
be obtained in Wall Street to any 
amount for film production. Even 
today, when there is a world short- 
age of wealth, the American producer 
has comparatively little difficulty in 
obtaining what he wants. 

"Over here the situation has been 
handled wrongly. It has got into the 
hands of men without vision, conse- 
quently finance has been difficult, and 
always will be difficult, to obtain. 

"The film industry in America has 
had its vicissitudes in the past and 
even now signs are not wanting that 
it is passing through perilous times, 
but to think that England will ever 
be a rival is farcical. 

"America stands alone and trium- 
phant. She has gained her position 
by recognizing the kinema's wonder- 
ful possibilities. Whilst we have been 
groping in the dark she has continu- 
ously forged ahead and today is reap- 
ing the reward of her wonderful fore- 
sight. If ever we are _ to get_ any- 
where near a competitive basis we 
shall have to study the lines upon 
which America gained her present po- 
sition. Believe me, it is well worth 
while and the sooner we do so the 
better!" 



Riesenfeld Speaks Today 

Hugo Riesenfeld, managing direc- 
tor of the Rivoli, Rialto and Criterion 
will be the principal speaker at the 
morning session of the conference of 
musical directors of the picture the- 
aters of America at the Astor today. 
Riesenfeld will discuss the value of 
good music in theaters. 

In the afternoon the delegates will 
be guests of Riesenfeld, first at the 
Rialto, where they will see the per- 
formance and later in his private pro- 
jection room where he will explain 
his method of putting pictures to 
music. 

Other addresses in the morning will 
be delivered by C. M. Tremaine, A. 
F. Adams, Leonard Liebling, Joseph 
Weber, Edward L. Hyman, Albert 
Parker and Marshall Bartholomew. 
In the afternoon there will be a round 
table discussion of producers led by 
Oscar A. Price, J. R. Bray, E. W. 
Hammons, J. I. Schnitzer and J. B. 
Kelly. 

Tomorrow's session will consist of 
another series of talks and a round 
table discussion led by exhibitors, one 
led by music publishers and a third 
by makers of musical devices. An ex- 
hibition of musical interpretation will 
be given at the Brooklyn Strand. 



That Reichenbach Man 
(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Boston — Harry Reichenbach came 
up from New York to arrange ^for 
the opening of "Outside the Law" at 
the I'ark. 

Harry managed to get a street car, 
had it all painted up with grotesque 
figures and sent the affair over every 
car line in Greater Boston. He com- 
bined his advertising of the picture 
with an appeal to put over the 
Hoover Relief Fund. 



"Outside the Law" has been booked 
over the U. B. O. circuit of theaters. 



New Rivoli Record 
Cecil B. DeMille's "Forbidden 
Fruit" broke all records at the Riv- 
oli on Sunday by just $584, shatter- 
ing the figures for both the Rivoli 
and Rialto. The attendance was 
greater than those which saw the 
three previous record breakers at the 
Rivoli, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," 
"Male and Female" and "The Test- 
ing Block." 



Galeton Block Sold 

Galeton, Pa.— Mr. and Mrs. J. Al- 
bert Nordquist have purchased the 
Main St. theater block from John L. 
White. The lease does not expire 
until some time next year, when the 
new owners will take possession. 



Denial from Wanger 

Walter Wanger, production man- 
ager for Famous Players, took ex- 
ception to a story headed "No More 
Specials" which appeared in yester- 
day's issue. 

Mr. Wanger stated that there will 
be more specials by John Robertson 
and Charles Maigne, who, he said, 
have been temporarily switched to the 
direction of Realart stars. Wanger 
stated, however, that that condition 
would be a temporary one, only. 



The words 



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We still have some territory 
open on high class one and five 
reel subjects. 

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NATIONAL DISTRIBUTORS 

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Beban Gets Great Reception 

Nashville — George Beban received 
a great reception when he was here 
on Friday. He was taken to the 
state house, introduced to the legis- 
lature and made a few remarks re- 
garding censorship and the produc- 
tion of better pictures. Then he was 
given a luncheon and a dinner. Paul 
Gray is with him. 



Mack Leaves Selznick; In Town 
W. A. V. Mack has left the Selz- 
nick organization. He was Washing- 
ton manager and before that was in 
Philadelphia and Los Angelesfor the 
same company. He is now in New 
York. 



"EASTMAN" 

and 

"KODAK" 



are stenciled in the film 
margin so that all East- 
man Film may be in- 
stantly identified. 



EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY 
ROCHESTER, N. Y. 



The Motion Picture Industr y will save 250,000 Children from Starvatir i 
MOTION PICTURE DAY, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th i=™ 

Daily Doings of Hoover's Doers 




Official Organ of the Greater New York Mot 



ion Picture Committee of the European Relief Council 



Only 

1 day 

left to 

do it. 



Edited by the A. M. P. A. Publicity Committee. 



Phila. Defies New York 

metropolis to make a bette? showing than ih^oir rifv ? ^j' 11 ! 



Printed and Published by Courtesy of Wid's Dai^ 

Star Volunteers 



Please Attend 

There is an important meeting of 
the Executive Committee at noon at 
the Capitol theater offices of Chair- 
man Rothafel, Wednesday. 



- came in the form of the 
following telegram from Jules Mast- 
baum, head of the great Stanley The- 
aters Co.: 

S. L. RothaS; 13 -' Pa> Jan ' 24 ' 1921 
Capitol Theater, New York. 
We will begin our campaign for 
funds for the Hoover Children's Re- 
lief Committee this week, and so will 
New York. We are doing all in our 
power to stimulate interest in this 
worthy project, and in order that this 
may be increased I hereby challenge 
you to equal or beat the record we 
will make for funds. There are no 
strings to this challenge. We both 
with our workers, will knuckle down 
to hard work, and the fact that there 
is a contest between New York and 
this city will make all parties work 
harder and roll up a big fund in each 
city. No matter who wins, we will 
have the satisfaction of having done 
a most substantial bit for the fund 
and thus aid the deserving children' 
Uare you accept the challenge? 

JULES E. MASTBAUM, 
Chairman Phila. Committee. 
Upon receipt of the challenge Mr 

Slows: ^ ° nCe repIl ' ed hy Wire as 
Jules Mastbaum, 

P fe 7! ,e , a . ter - 1214 Mark et St., 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

hJ n u th % "u ame of . hu manity and on 
behalf of the motion picture exhibit- 
ors and the public of New YorTlaV 

Phl3TK- Cha " en - ge ° n behalf of ^e 
Philadelphia territory exhibitors and 

public New York-is determined not 
S'° ^ Philad elphia, but the 
to H,lnM 0Untry ' and We are wor k>'ng 

hat thI C T . qU ° ta - We ""derstand 
that the theaters in your zone are 

flZf th V ntire re <*ipts of their 
Sunday performances. This is a bie 
advantage for you, as Sunday pi c 
tures are very popular with the pub- 
lic everywhere, but they are no nov- 
elty m New York as they are in 
Pennsylvania. I will communicate 

at our C toH en ' ge * ^ bi * exhibitors 
fLT d r ay ^, meetin g at the Capitol 
theater. I will personally bet you a 
dinner that we trim you, but will 
congratulate you if we lose. Either 
way, Hoover's babies win I 

S. L. ROTHAFEL, 
New York Committee, 



The Orangerie Room, Hotel Astor, 
is Wednesday's rallying point for 
Motion Picture players who are to 
aid the drive. The room is open at 
11 a. m. 



Please display this poster prominently in your lobby. It will helo to sell 
your quota of "Hoover tickets." 




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These motion picture stars are itl 
us for next Wednesday, Moving fj 
ture Day: 

VIVIAN MARTIN 
ELSIE FERGUSON 
MARION DA VIES 
MARY McLAREN 

ZEENA KEEFE 

ELAINE HAMMERSTEIN 

VERA GORDON 

MARTHA MANSFIELD 

EUGENE O'BRIEN 

MAE MURRAY 

HOPE HAMPTON 

DOROTHY PHILLIPS 

CONSTANCE TALMADGE 

JUNE CAPRICE 

RUTH ROLAND 

RUBY de REMER 

ALICE CALHOUN 

CONSTANCE BINNEY 

HAZEL DAWN 

VIRGINIA LEE 

EDITH STOCKTON 

PERCY MARMONT 

RICHARD BARTHELMESS 

ROD LaROCQUE 

VINCENT COLEMAN 

MABEL McQUADE 

LUCY FOX 
NORA REED 
JUSTINE JOHNSTONE 
LILLIAN GISH 
DOROTHY GISH 
ARLINE PRETTY 
ALMA RUBENS 
NORMAN KERRY 
MARY HAY 
MOLLIE KING 
CORINNE GRIFFITH 
IRENE TAMS 
MARGERY GALE 



Star Volunteers call Bert Adl< 

R^ S' r° r Maurie M ^ 
Bryant, 5494, for Wednesday's d 

tails. 







Today's "Thank Yous' 



Lin Bonner— tor hearty and effi- 
Motion PicVure"DVhdty stunT" " *" ^^ PUb ' 



Al Mayer, of Photo Repro. Co.— 
for a liberal supply of photographs. 

Metropolitan Photo-Engraving Co 
—for cuts of Motion Picture Dav 
poster. J 

Burton Rice— for Hotel Astor lob- 
by poster. 



Big Midnight Rally 
S. L Rothafel conducts a sped 
midnight performance on Wedne 
day, Jan. 26, at the Capitol Theate 
as a demonstration meeting of a 
those who have contributed to tr 
work of the Motion Picture Industr 
in Greater New York for the Eurc 
pean Relief Council. Invitations ai 
also being sent to the hosts and hos' 
esses of 200 or more children to th 

md »!r Str &r S , benefit Performance. 

Mr. Walter Damrosch will condm 
a chorus of ISO voices from the Ora 
■ torio Society of New York. Th 
Capitol Grand Orchestra, under Ern 
Rapee, will be augmented to 10 
pieces, and there will be a large bal 
kt number and tableau. Herber 
Hoover and other prominent men ar 
to speak. 






Tuesday, January 25, 1921 



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Playhouse Plans 

And. W. W. Irwin's Connection Told 
of by A. W. Johnson 

Interesting testimony by Arland 
W. Johnson, an architect and origin- 
ator of the idea of a chain of houses 
which the National Playhouse Corp. 
was formed to build, has been given 
in the. Supreme Court in the suit by 
Walter W. Irwin to recover a share 
of the profits which he believes John- 
son and Harvey H. Hevenor made. 

Johnson testified before the trial 
that after he had planned the chain 
of theaters he talked with Irwin in 
December, 1919, and Irwin said he 
and his clients would finance the pro- 
ject. They met Hevenor and it was 
agreed on commissions, but the 
memorandum concerning it disap- 
peared from his desk last July, he 
said. He said the corporation issued 
$200,000 in notes to him for his con- 
tracts for theaters, which he said Ir- 
win appraised at $300,000. About 
$12,000 in notes was given to Heven- 
or for money he advanced. 

Asked concerning the value of the 
contracts Johnson said a Mrs. Hayes 
in Boston planned to erect a theater 
there, in the Siegel building, part of 
which was to be occupied by a hotel, 
and the theater was to rent for $95,- 
000 a year. The people planning it 
are ready to go ahead with it now, 
he said, and want $250,000. He said 
Mrs. Hayes told him she put up 
$100,000 to bind the contract. 

Johnson also testified that he has 
an option on property at New Ro- 
chelle for $30,000 less than it is worth, 
and $200,000 is needed for the build- 
ing. Other plans he made were to 
lease a building in Pittsburg at Wood 
and 5th St., and he had a tentative 
contract with the Statler interests in 
Buffalo for a theater. A theater as 
part of the International Hotel prop- 
erty at Niagara Falls was also pro- 
jected, he said. 

"I had the courtesy to give Mr. Ir- 
win a desk in my office when he had 
no place to go," said Johnson. "He 
did not spend a nickel or any of his 
time on the plan. We had agreed to 
go fifty-fifty is he financed the prop- 
osition on which I had put in all my 
dme. Hevenor said he would put in 
a million, and at our first meeting 
we decided $2,000,000 was needed." 



The International Film Service Co. 
has filed an answer in the Supreme 
Court to the suit of the Estee Studios 
and Laboratories, Inc., to recover 
$2,500 rent. It alleges that the plain- 
tiff promised one Sistrom, an agent 
of the defendant $150 a week from 
April to September, during the period 
of the lease, for bringing about its 
execution, but the defendant vacated 
the premises July 1. It is alleged 
that the plaintiff gave Sistrom a check 
for $500, and that this action was in 
violation of the Penal Law. 



Coast Brevities 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Hollywood — Antonio Moreno has 
completed "Three Sevens" for Vita- 
graph. 



Elmer Poister is now casting di- 
rector at Reelcraft. 



Cullen Landis will appear in "The 
Night Rose" in which Lon Chaney 
will have the leading role. 

Carol Halloway, formerly with Vi- 
tagraph, is appearing opposite Harry 
Carey in "If Only Jim." 



Harry Burns will direct a series of 
animal comedies featuring Joe Mar- 
tin for Universal. 



Julien Josephson, now with Gold- 
wyn, will specialize in stories for Will 
Rogers and Tom Moore. 

John Fleming Wilson is understood 
to be working on a second story for 
Metro. His first is "Unchartered 
Seas." 



Robert Odell and H. W. Libbert 
have been added to the art depart- 
ment of the Benjamin B. Hampton 
organization. 



"Blood Brother to the Pines," star 
ring Frank Mayo, has been placed in 
production at Universal City. Rob 
ert Thornby is directing. 



Ida May Park is said to have three 
stories in script form all ready to 
place in production. She is expected 
to make them herself. 



It is reported that Lawrence Un- 
derwood will make a series of west- 
erns for a company called the Real- 
west Pictures Corp. Production is 
expected to be at the Hermann 
studio. 



Jimmy Aubrey, who is making 
comedies for Vitagraph, will shortly 
be back on the lot again. He made 
so many ahead of his schedule that 
he found time for a motor trip. 



Three Realart stars will shortly 
start work on as many new produc- 
tions. Bebe Daniels will make "Two 
Weeks With Pay," Wanda Hawley 
"Sweet Peach," and Mary Miles Min- 
ter "Jerry." 



The International Film Service has 
been sued by George Gregory La 
Cava for $1,534 under a contract by 
which he was engaged as a specialist 
in hand-drawn cartoons, to make 
films of subjects given him by the 
defendant. 



The Eminent Pictures Corp. has 
been formed here. Space has been 
leased at the Francis Ford studios. 
Twenty-six comedies a year are 
planned. Rosco Karns will appear in 
the first. 

GAUSMAN. 



Passed 5,500 Reels in B. C. 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 
Vancouver, B. C. — The provincial 
censor board passed 5,500 reels of 
film in 1920. The product came from 
11 exchanges. 



DAILY 



Chaplin In "The Kid" 

Beats Chicago Box Office 
Records 1 00 per cent. 

Randolph Theatre Profits 50% Higher First Day; 60% 

Second Day; 100% Third Day— Picture Held 

for Indefinite Run — Newspapers 

Go Wild With Praise 



SIX REELS LIKE ONE 

" 'The Kid' settles once and for all the question as to who is the 
greatest theatrical artist in the world. Chaplin does some of the 
finest, most delicately shaded acting you ever saw anywhere, and 
for every slapstick furore in it there is a classic, exquisite scene. His 
actions are riotous, convulsive, irresistible. The picture is perfec- 
tion. Six reels that seem like one; six reels that are funnier than 
the work of any other human being."— Chicago Herald and Examiner. 

ALL TOO SHORT 

"In a class all by himself is Charles Chaplin. Nothing can dim 
his charm. There are loads of laughs in 'The Kid* and some tears, 
too. More real acting than you have ever seen in a Chaplin picture 
before. 'The Kid' is six reels long, which is too short." — Chicago 
Daily Tribune. 

WORDS ARE INADEQUATE 

"Totally unlike any other comedy ever filmed, Chaplin proves 
himself not only a great comedian, but an astute showman. I do not 
know another comedian who could combine tears and smiles and 
real slapstick. If a reviewer might recall all the laudatory terms 
ever bestowed and combine them here, adequate comment might 
be made." — Chicago Daily Journal. 

MOST NOVEL AND ORIGINAL 
" 'The Kid' is Chaplin's best and most novel film. See for your- 
self if he doesn't come back in great shape with the best and most 
original thing he has yet contributed to the screen."— Chicago 
American. 

GREATEST ARTIST IN WORLD 

'The Kid' is a masterpiece and will please all. Those who 
claim Chaplin is the world's greatest actor either in silent or spoken 
drama, now have an exhibit for their argument. There is a thrill 
about watching his masterly work. From the first click the action 
is on. It is cinema art clear through. As an artist Chaplin is more 
consequential in extent of audience than any speaking, singing, writ- 
ing or painting artist today." — Chicago Daily News. 

A SUPER COMEDY 

"Everyone is due to be pleased. A real story, a mixture of tears 
and laughter. It is a super-comedy with touches of exquisite feel- 
ing." — Chicago Evening Post. 




A First National Attraction 

A Big Five Production which is a powerful reason why 

Ihere'll be a Franchise everywhere 



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Tuesday, January 25, 1921 



Griffith's Next 

(Continued from Page 1) 
new story is greater in scope than 
"Broken Blossoms," and the time 
Griffith is spending on it, and the 
large and expensive east, are the 
same indications that foretold the 
coming of his other specials. 

Another indication that "Flaming 
Lamps" will he a big Griffith special 
is the cast now at work at the Stu- 
dios at Mamaroneck. These players 
include Tyrone Power, W. J. Fergu- 
son, Carol Dempster, Ralph Graves, 
George Neville, Vivia Ogden, Agnes 
Fleming, Betty Hilburn, Charles 
Mack, Porter Strong and Kathleen 
Ardell. 



Suing DeMille for $3,125 
Los Angeles — Sub-titles written for 
a film were worth $1,0(10 each, ac- 
cording to Ray M, Cahow, who seeks 
a total of $3,125 from Cecil B. De- 
Mille for his services in writing sub- 
titles. 



Florence Wallach, assistant to Abe 
Stern of the Century comedy unit 
leaves for the coast in several weeks 
to assume a position at the studios. 



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Webster put the words in the dic- 
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writer to juggle them into TITLES 
that emphasize and 

CEMENT THE ACTION 

Original stories, directing, editing. 
Let me edit your next screen story. 

Pearl Doles Bell, 

229 West 46th St., N. Y. C. 



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Free Lance 
Adaptations : : Editing 

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"Rose of Nome"— Fox (West 
Coast) 

"Smilin' All the Way"— David But- 
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"Girls Don't Gamble"— David But- 
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"Tiger's Coat"— Hodkinson— All- 
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"Just Pals"— Fox (West Coast). 

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"Come on! Show you're head, if you dare, you murderer!" Scene from 
the Benj. B. Hampton feature, "The Killer," distributed by Pathe.— Advt. 



Censors in Bay State? 

New Measure Filed in Boston — Al- 
most Identical With 1920 
Bill 

Boston — Renewal of the campaign 
for censorship in Massachusetts is 
threatened by the filing in the legisla- 
ture of a measure designed to over- 
come such objections as were raised 
last year by the attorney-general and 
upon which Governor Coolidge ve- 
toed the 1920 bill after it had been 
passed by the House and Senate. The 
new bill was filed on behalf of the 
State Committee on Motion Pic- 
tures, which represents 394 organiza- 
tions in the commonwealth. 

The measure just introduced is 
with slight changes, the compromise 
bill which was drawn up by a special 
committee of five members of the 
1920 legislature. It passed both 
branches of the legislature but was 
vetoed by the governor on the opin- 
ion of the attorney-general that it 
was unconstitutional. Such changes 
as to meet the objections of the at- 
torney-general have been made and 
the bill brought up to date. 

Under the provisions of the meas- 
ure the censorship rests with the De- 
partment of Public Safety which now 
examines and passes upon all the 
films exhibited on Sundays. 

The measure provides for the ap- 
pointment of a paid director to be in 
charge of the work, and to have three 
censors reviewing films eight hours a 
day for five days a week. There is 
an appeal to the director in charge of 
the work and from him to the Com- 
missioner of Public Safety. The 
rights of the industry are to be safe- 
guarded by an appeal to the Superior 
Court sitting in equity. 

Tt is estimated that it would cost 
$40,350 to establish and maintain it 
one year. The yearly revenue is esti- 
mated at $62,400, at the rate of $2 
per reel. 



Features Only 

(Continued from Page 1) 

for which Associated First National 
contracted with Mr. Chaplin. 

"The balance of Mr. Chaplin's con- 
tract now calls for three two reel sub- 
jects. Upon the delivery of these 
three productions by Mr. Chaplin to 
Associated First National the con- 
tract between the two will have been 
fulfilled. 

"Immediately upon terminating his 
contract with Associated First Na 
tional, Mr. Chaplin will become per- 
manent in the feature production field, 
aiming for the same standard as it is 
believed he has established with 'The 
Kid,' at the same time he will become 
actively engaged as a member of the 
United Artists Corp., comprising 
Mary Pickford, D. W. Griffith, Char- 
lie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks, 
and he will devote all of his efforts 
to the making of feature productions." 

Chaplin has taken full control of his 
plant where to date the DeHavens 
have been working. His present or- 
ganization contains practically all of 
the people who have been identified 
with him for some years past. 

Edna Purviance will continue in 
Chaplin's support. The business end 
of the company will be in the hands 
of Al Reeves, who has been studio 
manager for the past two years. 
Charles Levin will head the labora- 
tory department and Joseph Van 
Meter, the purchasing department. 
Carlyle Robinson, who was with 
Chaplin in the Lone Star and earlier 
First National days is back as direc- 
tor of publicity. 



Consolidated Buys Irish Film 

Philadelphia — The Consolidated 
Exchange has purchased local rights 
for "Ireland in Revolt," the Chicago 
Tribune pictures which are being 
state righted by the American Filrn 
Co. 



Two Scripts Completed 

Eve Unsell Photoplay Staff, Inc. 
through arrangement with Houghtor 
Mifflin Co., has completed a screet 
version of "The Guardian Angel," by 
Oliver Wendell Holmes. By art 
rangement with Harper & Bros 
they have also completed a versiot 
of "Second Youth," by Allan Upde 
graff. These two books will.shorth 
be offered to the trade for produc 
tion. 



Incorporations 

Albany, N. Y.— Elarem Theate. 
Co., Bronx. Capital, $10,000. In 
corporators, L. Markowitz, S. M' 
Lazarus and S. Rochesky, 400 
171st St. 




Albany, N. Y.— New York Fede 
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1,000 shares common stock, no pa 
value. Active capital, $25,000. In 
corporators, A. C. Thomas, A. M 
Tacobs and H. S. Barsford, 2 Recto| 
Street. 



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Wednesday, January 26, 1921 



Price 5 Cents 



Hall Plans Houses 

esident of States Theater Corp. — 
i Sites Secured in Northern New 
Jersey 

Frank G. Hall of Hallmark Pic- 
res is now president of a New Jer- 
W corporation called the States The- 
pr Corp., formed in Trenton with 
capitalization of $1,500,000. 
[The company plans to erect a chain 
theaters in northern New Jersey. 
lis stated that several sites have al- 
ady been secured: one at Monticello 
ye. and Brinkerhoff St., Jersey City 
which, according to Laurence 
eber, who is connected with the 
mpany, a $1,000,000 theater will be 
nstructed. Another site for a 
kuse in Jersey City has also been 
.cured. 

Weber stated yesterday a site had 
|en secured for a third house in Ho- 
;ken on which a theater to cost 
(Continued on Page 4) 



Young to Direct Davies 

'James Young is expected in New 
fcrk from the coast today. He will 
d'ect Marion Davies in "Joan and 
<).," for Cosmopolitan Prod., and 
fen return to the coast. 



Two Weeks for Rivoli 

"Forbidden Fruit" will have a two 
Beks' run at the Rivoli. This is the 
1st time this has occurred at that 
teater since the showing of "The 
Oracle Man." 




Storm to Direct MacDonald 

Jerome Storm is on his way to the 
<'ast to direct Katherine MacDon- 
;.l in a picture for First National re- 
Iise. It is possible that Storm may 
f a series with Miss MacDonald, 
■hough that has not been definitely 
uermined. 



Special Capitol Show Tonight 
A special performance will be 
Ken at the Capitol at midnight to- 
lirht in behalj of. the Hoover relief 
i id. The performances will start 
S midnight. 

Among the features will be addres- 
i by Herbert Hoover and Taylor 
blmes. Walter Damrosch will con- 
«f;t 150 voices of the Oratorio So- 
fty and Victor Herbert will con- 
let his "American Fantasy." The 
1 pi'.ol Ballet Corps will dance. 
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New Fox Star 

Harold Goodwin is to be a Fox 

' r. He will work on the coast. 

, ere have been various reports of 

1 signing by Fox but it is now 
I cially announced. 



Ben Turpin, Marie Prevost, Phyllis Haver, Charlie Murray — all of Mack 
Sennett's most famous comedy and beauty celebrities, are in the greatest 
comedy-drama he ever produced. "A Small Town Idol," his first Associ- 
ated Producers' production — another-"]^" as big as "Mickey." — Advt. 



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Hart to Retire? 

(Special to WID'S DAILY) 

Los Angeles — The report persists 
that William S. Hart will retire from 
the screen when he completes his 
present production, his last under a f 
contract for Famous Players-Lasky. 

Mr. Hart in talks with film men, 
is said to have expressed his deter- 
mination to retire on the ground that 
he is well off financially and that he 
has worked long enough to earn a 
rest. 

A local publication states that Hart 
plans to write a series of stories deal- 
ing with western life and quotes him 
as saying: 

"I think the time has arrived when 
I should take a rest. I have passedj 
through some grilling experience; 
during the last five years. If I caii 
write some books that will interest 
the youth of America I shall feel that 
I am accomplishing a good work. So 
when my next picture is finished I 
will try to become a full-fledged 
'writer feller.' " 



A New Los Angeles 

Sidney Garrett Holds Option on Site 

for Studio in Southern England — 
Talks of Conditions 

Sidney Garrett, just back from 
England, has plans under way for 
what he terms an "English Los An- 
geles." He has secured an option 
on 200 acres of land at Bournemouth, 
County of Hampshire, in Southern 
England, and about 150 miles from 
London. 

Here he plans, with the aid of local 
capital, to erect studios and make 
them the producing headquarters in 
England for all companies. Garrett 
states that producing in London is 
not feasible because of the prevalence 
of fogs there. In Bournemouth and 
in all of that section of England, he 
says fogs are not as frequent and as 
a consequence production is not sub- 
ject to aggravating delays. 

Speaking of conditions in general 
in England, Garrett said yesterday: 

It is my belief t