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ALWAYS GOOD PICTURES
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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX POKTLAXD, MAT 7. 191 G.
In a Powerful Story of, Romance and
Intrigue in Far Off Russia
A. METRO WONDER PLAY
Kindly Remember This Attraction Is Four Days Only Starting Today
.OUR NEW POLICY
"The Pickf oi" is now the home of first run Metro Wonderplays and Win. A. Brady's World Pictures, offering the following list of
screen stars: Ethel Barrymore, Alice Brady, Francis X. Bushman, Clara Kimball Young, Robert Warwick, Mme. Petrova,-Mary
Miles Minter, Holbrook Blinn, Kitty Gordan, Francis Nelson, Carlyle Blackwell, Ethel Clayton, Gail Kane, James Cruze, Margue
rite Snow, Mabel Taliaferro, Lionel Barrymore, Valli Valli, Hamilton Revelle, Harold Lockwood, May Allison and many others in
extraordinary Film Productions .and thereby we can continue to emphasize our slogan
ALWAYS GOOD PICTURES AT THE PICKFORD"
her hotel at Long Beach she was Imme
diately recognized, as she invariably
is when she goes out in public, and
camera and snapshot fiends pursued
her tor more than a mile over the
beach. When she finally reached the
hotel she had lost one slipper, the re
maining one was full of sand, her un
protected foot had been cut by sand
spurs and not less than a score of
snapshot fiends had pictures of a vam
pire on the run and without com
posure things they never think of do
ing ia the "movies."
As the final punch of "Lost in the
EverKladi'8." chapter one of the new
Oeorse Kleine motion picture novel,
'"Gloria's Romance." in which Miss
Billie Burke, the $4000 per week film
tar of this Rupert Huphes novel, is
being featured, a perfectly good seven
passenger automobile is being driven
straight out into the Atlantic Ocean, off
Palm Beach. Florida. Needless to say
the salvage price of the auto after its
plunge into the Atlantic was repre
sented by a long series of ciphers, for
what the sea water did to the power
plant of the car was a shame.
Proving that film manufacturers
aren't the only people who cart be
reckless when necessary. Miss Burke
wore a Lucile creation that had been
specially designed for her to wear in
the picture, and utterly regardless of
the certain ruin of the frock, she
hopped out of the runaway auto as it
cleared the first line of breakers, found
herself up to her knees In the surf,
laughed gayly and then waded ashore.
The hard-hearted scenario writer
had next provided that Miss Burke, in
her role of Gloria, should wander
about for hours in the dense Jungle of
the Florida Everglades. When that
Lucile frock came out of its bath in
the cool Atlantic it might have been
possible to salvage at least part of it.
with care, but after the fair Billie had
tramped through a half mile or so of
word-grass and rushes in the Ever-a-lades,
the huge rents, long rips and
ragged tears so damaged it that Lucile
brself couldn't possibly have recog
nised tt but a triumph of realism had
been obtained for the film, so who
Edward Jose, who personallv directs
the successful Pathe serial. "The Iron
Claw." on May 1 celebrated the com
pletion or his first year as an indepen
dent producer. During the 12 months
ne nas made "The Beloved Vagabond,
six reels: "Simon, the Jester," five
reels; "ine Closing iset," five reels
-.Nedra. nv reels; "The Light That
Failed." five reels, and 14 episodes of
"The Iron Claw. ' 28 reels, a total of
54 reels, or over a reel a week. This
record is remarkable, all the more so
as the' pictures have been uniformly
oi a nign quality.
Among the artists who have been
under Mr. Jose's direction during the
year are such sterling performers as
i-emri wnite. Edwin Arden Knthr-i-n
Browne-Decker, Irene Warfield. George
x-rooeri. r ama Jiarinorr. Howard Esta-
orooK. tsiiss Milford. Madeline Tr
erse. Margaret Greene, Robert Edcson.
Jose Collins. Creighton Hale, John
Iunn and Sheldon Lewis. Very few
directors can point to a list like that.
MISS FREDERICK AT PEOPLE'S
Kanglity ypsy Girl Hole Portrayed
In "The Moment Before."
Pauline Frederick, star of "Zaza,'
he Spider," "Audrey" and other
famous screen productions, will be the
headline attraction on the Peoples
neuter programme opening day, ap
pearing m ."The Moment Before," a
plcturization of the Israel Zangwill
In "The Moment Before" Miss Fred
erick is seen in the role of Madge, a
naugnty gypsy tirL
The story takes her from the camp
of her brutal husband. John, into the
employ of Harold, the second son of
the aged Duke of Maldon. Her husband.
suspecting the love affair existing be
tween nu wire and Harold, goes to
Lionel, the heir to the Duke's estates,
heartily disapproves of Madge, and
while arguing with her is killed by
John. Harold, who had quarreled with
his brother previous to the murder, is
suspected and advised to flee by the
Duke. John and Madge, also fearing
capture. take refuge in Australia,
where Harold, the present heir, is in
hiding, unbeknown to them. The trio
meet again and a fight ensues in which
Jobs U murdered t the hands of his
wife. The couple return to England;
they marry and rule jointly over the
deceased Duke's vast territories. Many
years elapse in the aftermath. Madge
recalls the prophecy once told her by
a fortune teller that the hour of her
death would occur at the stroke of
noon. Wishing to leave the world with
a lighter heart she devotes her time
and wealth to the care of the poor.
Whether or not the prophecy of death
is fulfilled is unfolded in the further
development of this tense Zangwill
Miss Frederick is supported by a
well-selected east which is allied with
the drama with the skill so character
istic of Director Vignola. The exterior
scenes were taken in the most beauti
ful section of Florida. Their magnifi
cence adds greatly to the total charm
of this superb Famous Players' production.
Another of the popular Sidney Drew
comedies, the product of the Metro
studios, will also be presented.
COICMBIA IIAS IXCE FILM
The Children in the House" Stars
"The Children in the House." a
wholesome Ince drama involving a
version of the eternal triangle, a fairy
tale and a "crook" subplot, with Nor-
Talmadge and the Fine Arts chil
dren in stellar roles, is the feature on
the Columbia Theater programme
which opens today. In addition to the
five-reeler a mirthsome Keystone
comedy is also scheduled.
The story of "The Children in the
House," a new Triangle-Fine Arts re
lease featuring Norma Talmadge. cov
ers a varied action with thrills, laugh
ter, tears and poetic fancy much in
terwoven. Arthur Vincent, a real estate
dealer, neglects his wife and two chil
dren while n the tolls of Jane
Courten&y. an empty-headed cabaret
dancer. Cora, the wife, frequently
visits her sister Alice, who lives next
door. Alice is the wife of Fred Brown,
detective, and has three children.
With the family lives Fred's bachelor
brother, Charles, who is a former lover
of Cora, and cannot bear to see her
neglected by her husband.
It is during one of Cora's visits to
the house, when Charles goes off and
sits by the fire alone to try and still
his heartache, that the chlldreni of the
house and her children come to beir
him for a "good-night" story. While he
is deliberating, one of the children
asks him why he had no wife and chil
dren of his own, and in this he finds
his inspiration. Unknown to him. Cora
is listening behind the curtain.
Later. Cora and Charles are thrown
together, and she admits that her heart
has been made a cold stone, too. And
the old love blazes up fiercely. In the
meantime, Arthur is in danger of los
ing nis cabaret girl because his money
is giving out. So he plans to rob the
bank. His plan is Ingenious: and when
the bank is robbed suspicion is cast
upon Charles, the cashier. Charles is
unable to declare his alibi, that he was
with Cora, for fear of bringing scandal
upon her ana her children.
But the children at play have found
the hiding place of the real thieves,
and the police fight that follows
brings happiness to Charles, to Cora
and to the children of the house.
meeting with universal acclaim as a
wondrous work of art.
Tjiura meet vounf firunman. who
rescues her from thugs, and Is a wlt-e
ness of a murder committed by him
when on a burglarious errand. I
At a reception Laura meets Billy
Malvern (James Cooley) and John
Drummond (Einer Linden), both of
whom fall in love with her. Although
Prummond Is married and has a pretty
little daughter. Laura believes him a
bachelor and becomes Involved with
him in an affair whic she believes will
lead to marriage.
Malvern admits to DrummonJ his de
sire to marry Laura, and later tells
Laura of his love, but she declares she
will marry Drummond. Then he tells
I her Drummond already Is married.
I Laura makes Malvern bring her as
dinner guest to Drummond's home.
She torments Drummond through the
dinner, intending to expose him before
his wife. But Laura becomes Interested
In their little daughter, md through
he child's charm cannot bring herself
to break up the happiness of the home.
She then consents to marry Malvern,
who bringe her to his home, where
his widowed mother recognizes his
wife-to-be as the woman who accom
panied the man who killed her hus
band. Laura returns to the studio to
find that Coudal has killed himself,
and then she realizes that she has
wrecked the lives of three men with
out bringing any happiness to herself.
Majestic-Pathe News and a comedy
round out the programme.
ETEKXAL SAPIIO TO COXTINTE
Majestic Will Show Theda Bara Pic
ture Part of This Week.
TleWlng to a strong and persistent
demand from his patrons. Manager
James, of the Majestic Theater, has de
elded to continue the filming of "The
Eternal Sapho." a Theda Bara vehicle,
for a limited number of days this week.
"The Eternal 6apho," a moderniza
tion of the famous stage play. "Sapho,
and a film which barely escaped the
Portland censors, just aa the stage sue
cess was suppressed at one time or an
other in various cities of the United
States. Is In many respects the most
successful film in which Theda Bara.
the screen's best-known vampire wom
an, has appeared.
The story concerns Laura Gubbins,
a youthful inhabitant of the under
world. She is rescued from a liTe of
poverty and a drunken father by ar
tists, and when they draw lots for her
possession H. Coudal (Warner Oland)
is the successful one. The little artist
becomes bis model and through her
posing he becomes famous, bis "apho'
PICKFORD CHANGES POLICY
The Kiss of Hate" Offering Today
With Ethel Barrymore.
The Pickford Theater's new pro
gramme policy, which includes Metro
and World features. will be lnau
gurated today with the filming of "The
Kiss of Hate," a Metro wonderplay.
with Ethel Barrymore, famous stage
star, in the leading role.
The Kiss of Hate Is a strong story
of Russian life, with romance and
tragedy women throughout, and af
fords Miss Barrymore an unusual op'
portunity for the display of her su
preme dramatic powers.
Miss Barrymore, who has long been
a favorite on Broadway and on tour,
was starred in "Our Mrs. McChesney,"
one of the most successful plays in
New York this season. The long Jlst
of starring vehicles in which she has
won an enviable name on the speak
ing stage fills one of the most inter
esting and most notable pages of the
theater, fehe was last seen on the
Metro programme irk "The Final Judg
ment, a five-part feature which has
been playing return engagements
nearly everywhere it has been pre
Miss Barrymore is supported by an
exceptional cast in "The Kiss of Hate.
H. Cooper Cliffe, the eminent English
dramatic actor, is featured with the
star. He is a finished actor, having
appeared In England in the support of
the most notable actors of bis day. and
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The IMost Powerful
Photo Play Seen
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A Photo Production
Too Good to 2Iiss.
Be Sure and Come
THE "PEOPLES' HAS ALWAYS
BEEN PORTLAND'S LEADING
PHOTOPLAY THEATER, SHOW
ING THE BEST PICTURES, WITH
THE GREATEST SCREEN STARS.
THAT'S WHY EVERYBODY
LIKES TO GO TO THE "PEOPLES"
SEE EVERY PICTURE