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TODAY'S FILM FEATURES.
Columbia Thomas SantschI."Tho
Helllg D. W. Griffith's "Hearts
of the World."
Majestic Dorothy Phillips, "Th
Peoples "To Hell .With the Kai
ser." Liberty Enid Bennett, "The Big
gest Show on Karth."
Sunset Clara Kimball Tounff,
"The Common Law."
Star Mildred Harris, 'Tor Hus-.
Globes-Louise Huff, "Destiny's
Circle Bill Hart. "Selfish Tates."
rHO is that elrlT'
:'s a question that bas bee
sked of Majestic Theater
house attaches many times recently.
2S --7' c-.-v--"::v' '-r,- ''V ' "K j : I f X -."r-l
Yt jit wi ' r " F;
ana nearly always directed at a pretty
. .j- feminine figure In J. Warren Kerrigan
or Bessie Barrlscale Pa rait a photo
aiyrtle Rochelle Is the name of h
srlrl - whose face on tht . n
haunted so many Portland!- .(-k
' them with its resemblance to someone
TT However, If Myrtle Rochelle mean
- nothine: to them, nerhan finu .t,-n.
.. " Dean does, for Miss Rochelle of the
iMtKers is Aiinnie Dean, of Portland,
ister of Miss Eleanor Dean, of Elev
enth and East Everett streets.
-usa Kocneue Bas been In motion
piiiuica niue more man a year. In
amfr me studios with no .previous
. . dramatic experience, but a good musl-
cai eaucation- bhe was born In Port
lnd t Twenty-first and Washington
streets, and spent most of her life here
attending North Central School for a
numoer or years.
inree raralta pictures "A Man's
jin ana i ne Turn or a Card." with
J. Warren Kerrigan. and "Madam
Who?" with Bessie Barrlscale. Includ
ed Miss Rochelle In their casts, while
nnm appeared jn other productions.
iiiiiuuuiK luumiers, "The Vortex,'
-the Car of Fate." "Everywoman s Hus
band" and "High Stakes."
, iorotoy uranvme. niece of Miss Dean,
. "nana giri, is also In
pictures, playing with Universal and
jnsngie ior nearly a year.
.V.: Miss Granville was born in rnir.
but came to Portland as a little girl
- ii.4 iiuuni m rir urammtr School
ana uncoin ilico school.
Big Year on Coast.
. That the coming monfhs will sea In
Ajigeies me greatest number of
proaucing iirma in Its history seems to
d unqueaiioneo. Already the com
panies are ruing In from the East,
with many more to come. The Brunton
eiuaios win oe one or the leaders lnso.
- far as production activity is concerned.
. " At the present time there are five com
T ' panies working at the plant Louise
Glaum, Bessie Barrlscale, Bessie Love,
-. - Sessue Hayakawa and Frank Kenn
The new organization headed by Mme.
Torska will start production there
soon, as will Marie Dressier.
Later on It is expected the B. A.
Rolfe companies will transfer their
activities to the Coast, as will the
Goldwyn forces. Universal Is adding
new people every day.
' Blanche Bates on Screes.
The first print of "The Border
Legion." in which Blanche Bates makes
her debut on the screen, has just
reached New York from the West,
where It was recently produced. -
Miss Bates' appearance in this pro
duction will be in the nature of a sur
prise, as law. know. Lbx ! uc of
"Under Two Flags." "Madame Butter
fly."' "The Darling of the Gods" and
other stage successes had capitulated
to the lure of the screen. "The Border
Legion," which is an adaptation of
Jane Grey's novel of the same name.
was produced under the personal direc
tion of T. Hayes Hunter, and is said
to be a strong Western drama, which
gives Miss Bates the type of role in
which she has often demonstrated her
ability. Manager Edel gives It as his
opinion that this production is the best
Western drama projected on the screen
in recent years.
Hobart Bosworth plays opposite Miss
Bates, while the supporting cast in
cludes Eugene Strong. Horace Morgan,
Russell Simpson, Arthur Morrison, Bull
Montana, Richard- Souzade and Kate
Screen Only Sees Mildred.
Mildred Harris, star of "For Husbands
Only," the Lois Weber production is
sued by Jewel Productions, has become
one of the favorite stars or rilmdom in
less than a year and. unlike many of
the screen stars who have become pop
ular Idols, has no record of training on
the legitimate stage prior to her en
trance into the ruin rield.
Mildred Harris never appeared in dra
ma. except before the motion-picture
She began her career when she was
11 years old, under Thomas Ince. then
was with Griffiths In the Fine Arts
Company, and afterward played oppo
site William Hart with the Ince studios.
Then she was discovered by Lois
Weber and raised to stardom in an in
credibly brief time.
Even now Mildred Harris Is barely
over 18 years old and is recognized as
one of the most brilliant emotional ac
tresses on the screen.
Government Aids Fllmers.
Nowadays, when there Is so much ed
ucational propaganda in patriotic war
photoplays. Uncle Sam freely puts his
forces at the disposition of producers
whenever possible. Soldiers and sailors
have been frequently used In the mak
ing of pictures by private concerns, -but
in "To Hell With the Kaiser." a fleet
of 100 aeroplanes was borrowed from
An aerial battle between aerial fleets
of the Tanks and the Hun is one of the
big "punches" of the production, and no
difficulty was experienced in drafting
instructors and student aviators into
service for this phase of the screen
A Christmas story told by Douglas
Fairbanks Is going the rounds in Au
gust, but Doug claims it's new: A poor
chap from the country took his girl to
a fashionable Broadway restaurant for
their Christmas dinner and committed
gaucherle on gaucherie. The bill of
fare was in French, and the chap point
ed to an item on it and said huskily.
we'll begin with that."
"Sorry, sir." said the- waiter, "but the
orchestra's playing that."
Then the waiter handed him a nap
kin. The chap looked at it carefully,
frowned, got up. spread it on his chair
and sat on it. The waiter, taking pity
on him, said:
"Will you have the table d'hote or a
la carte, sir?"
Both, said the chap, coughing.
'Both, with plenty of gravy.
Ivan Abrahamson has just announced
himself as "the enakespeare of the
screen." He predicts that his forth
coming effort, Kretlcally titled "When
Men Betray." (written and directed by
Ivan, Abrpm"aVai -".will .undoubtedly
achieve greater artistic success than
any photoplay ever written" and that
it will prove the greatest box-office
attraction of any photoplay ever
screened." We take it that Ivan has
considerable confidence in himself as a
director, in fact, almost as much confi
dence as he has in his writing. Picture
'The Play's the Thing."
The seven ages of a movie company:
1. Prospective magnate sees pros
pective star, third from the left end at
the Winter Garden.
2. Magnate signs up press agent at
S125 per week.
3. Sumptuous offices, fitted with
4. Director signed at $500 per week.
6. Magnate issues statment that the
Industry is only in its infancy.
6. Star issues statement demanding
better stories for the screen.
7. Scenario is purchased from some
where for $25.
KAISER IS SEVERELY SCORED
Photoplay at Peoples Theater Deep
ens Hatred of Outcast Nation.
It's not the fashion these days, when
the Hun is wobbly master of part of
France and nearly all of Belgium, and
Uncle Sam is planning to pit five million
Tanks against . Prussianlsra, to deal
kindly, with Kaiser Wilhelm . of Ger-
many, but that -war lord and all that
ne represents nas never peen so ee -
verely arraigned as in "To Hell With
the Kaiser," which opened at Peoples
Theater engagement yesterday to huge
That this picture will send patrons!
away with a lasting impression of the
hated Hohenzollern and a deeper hatred
of the foe Is a foregone conclusion. It
depicts the Kaiser in league with the
devil and spares neither "words nor In-
cidents in proving that he is jthe lowest
form of animal which walks. The pic
ture has, in fact, more of a personal
grievance against the Kaiser than
against the German empire, and the
vengeance wreaked upon him Anally
Is for a personal revenge rather -than
for the hundreds of atrocities with
which the world is familiar.
The production is highly sensational.
glorifies the spirit of the American
flag, makes a strong appeal to patriot
ism and hatred of the foe, and shows
terrible scenes of horror taking place J
There Is a prologue supposed to take
place linsso, at the death or Frederick
IIL when William II succeeds him on
the throne. Satan irnuin befnra him I
and offers conquest of the world in ex-!
change for his souL Then In an epi- I
logue William is seen arriving in hell, I
where Satan greets him and abdicates I
in his favor. I
RISKY ROAD AT. MAJESTIC
Marriage Wins Final Victory Over
Free Love oa Screen.
"The Risky Road," the latest Doro-
tny pnuups pnotograph at the Majestic I
l neater, is ail inai me title implies, I
whjh means that the heroine of the I
tale which first appeared in "Live I
Stories," travels a road which Is risky
and at times a wee-bit muddy.
The highly colored situations of the
picture are similar to a debate in which
neither side Is quite sure what the
other side is debating about. The hero
ine thinks the hero is a gentleman; he
believes her of virtue easily tossed
aside. So the action resolves itself into
aimply this: The hero's Ideas of free
love pitted against the heroine's desire I
of marriage, and the more conventional I
Idea ultimately, wins, The hero cojnea '
around to a realization that marriage
is all right if the girl is.
Miss Phillips is sweet and charming,
while William Stowell, her leading
man, makes an excellent hero.
The star is cast as Marjorie, New
York struggler, while Stowell Is kings
ton, wealthy broker. Poverty and love
of luxury cause her to accept a dis
honorable proposal from him on the
"trial marriage" basis. The girl learns
there Is a "Mrs. Kingston," sends for
her old sweetheart, and is treated with
disrespect by him. Then Kingston con
fesses that he wishes to wed Marjorie
and that the Mrs. Kingston is his sis
George Cheseboro, Juanita Hansen
and Claire Du Brey are other merabers
of "The Risky Road" cast.
Allied Nations War Review, showing
more action pictures or persuing
Doughboys; a cartoon comedy, "Kick
ing the Germ out or Germany, an
Pathe News round out an interesting
'FOR HUSBANDS ONLY AT STAR
Production Teems With Thrills and
Ends In Real Knockout.
"For Husbands Only," the new Star.
I Theater photoplay . attraction, a Loi
I Weber production starring Mildred
Harris not only has a daring and
I catchy title, but It's a mighty catchy
I little photoplay, although not so daring
as the title implies,
This Jewel Production is one of those
1 "different film orterings, wttn a sur
I prise ending that is a real "knockout."
It does not lack in dramatic strength,
I has moments of delightful comedy, and
is full of ginger.
The story is built about the battle
of wits between a young society man
a Trery aevir among tne women, ana
& convent-bred girl whose one aim in
life Is to avenge herself for the light
manner in which the arorementloned
society man has treated her
There is a brilliant sparring of keen
wits, the wits of the angry little
woman and the wits of the man she
is attempting to revenge herself upon,
all through the play.
At the last moment he Jiaa invited
her trusting, friendly husband to wit
ness a private performance of a playet
be has written himself, entitled, "For
Husbands Only," a playet that is
couched in form that will upset the
husband's faith in Tonl, his wife, and
which the author hopes will compel the
fflrl-wifs to thrust herself into his
rma- . .
Right up to the last moment of the
Play it appears that the man's strategy
has succeeded and that Toni's plans for
revenge nave rauea, wun ner nappiness
wrecked as well and then there is the
drollest ana most unexpeccea nnisn
one that an audience can never guess
until it is right upon them, and one
that adds the final touch of delightful-
ness to the picture.
'STILli ALARM" SPECTACULAR
Offering at Columbia .Brings Back
. . , old Memories
"The Still Alarm." that famous old
cnectacular melodrama that made its
stage debut back in.' 1880, has been
transferred to the screen, with Thomas
Santschi, Fritzi Brunette and Bessie
Eyeton portraying the leading roles.
It must be Infinitely more spectacular
on the screen than on the stage, for
the camera's vision of fire engines and
burning buildings is far more compre-
hensive In the Columbia Theater offer-
Ing than anything stagecraft could
Many. a. fraadXather. ha been carried '
back to his boyhood' days by the ro
mantic love ecenes between Jack Man
ley, of the fire engine company, and
his sweetheart, Eleanor Fordham, and
remembers the scenes of his boyhood as
he watches the villainy of "Bird," or
the great fire scenes that took place in
the '80s, when Harry Lacey packed the
theaters throughout the country with
the thousands who clamored to see this
There is no limitation to the spec
tacularlty of the ecreen, and the burn
ing of the laboratories, the explosion
of the chemicals, the falling walls, and
the thrilling escape, are presented In
most graphic manner. In the making
of these scenes seven fire companies
were used to fight the flames and the
picture shows the men resting at the
fire stations at the time the "still
alarm" Is received: the entire depart
ment rushing madly down the street
and the fighting of the flames, together
with many hairbreadth escapes from
falling stairways and crumbling walls.
"Bill Settles Down," a Billy Parsons
comedy, and Paramount Plctograpbs
are other subjects on the new bill.
LIBERTY OFFERS CIRCUS FILM
Enid Bennett Featured In "Greatest
Show on Earth."
Charming and dainty Enid Bennett, an
Australian girl, now a Thomas H. Ince
star, comes to the Liberty Theater to
day In "The Biggest Show on Earth,"
a photoplay tale of the circus. Mel
bourne MacDow'ell and Earle Rodney
head an excellent supporting cast.
News pictorial of world events and
The Vamp Cure," a comedy, are other
subjects on the bill.
Miss Bennett's role In "The Biggest
Show on Earth" is that of a young
girl who tames wild beasts and per
forms dally in a cage filled with lions
in her father's circus.
She is sent to school to be educated
and meets a young man belonging to an
aristocratic family and whom she
learns to love. She one day saves the
circus from wreck at the hand of riot
ers when she takes the place of a wom
an lion trainer who is filled with su
TODAY AND TOMORROW
BIG BILL HART I
"Self ish Yates" 1
One of those stirring photo-tales of the frontier
Mack Sennett Comedy Riot and Screen
Telegram of World News
CIRCLE THEATER I
Come Fourth at Washington Come
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perstitious terror and does the act at
the risk of her life.
She Is recognised by the mother o
her sweetheart, who scorns her until
this woman's husband admits he him
self is part owner of the circus an
insists that his aristocratic wife's scorn
of circus folk is unjustified. Through
his support the circus girl and her fl
ance ultimately find happiness.
A completely equipped circus with
menagerie was leased for this picture.
The wild animal scenes are said to be
ixceptlonally interestig, while a num
ber of thrills are injected.
SUNSET FILMS ARE FEATURES
Clara Kimball Young to Star In Se
. ries of. Six Plays.
Manager Jennings, of the Sunse
Theater, will introduce a novelty at
his photoplayhouse this week, show
Ing beautiful Clara Kimball Young in
a series of seven of her most popula
pictures, one each day a Young review
or week of repertoire.
Starting today with Robert W. Cham
bers" "The Common Law," the schedule
for the week is: Monday, Thomas Dix
on's "The Foolish Virgin ; Tuesday
David Graham Phillips' "The Price She
Paid": Wednesday, Eugene Walters
The Easiest Way": Thursday, Elinor
Glyn's "The Reason Why"; Friday,
Marcin s "The House or uiass, ana
Saturday. Wolff's "Marionettes."
A galaxy of leading men. Including
Conway Tearle. Alan Hale, David
Powell, Joseph Kilgour, Rockliffe Fel-
lowes, Corliss Giles, Nigel Barrie, and
Milton B. Sills are to be seen during
Clara Kimball Young week.
Each play of the week' is adapted
from well-known books, some of them
being "best sellers." while the authors
are among the most prominent in the
world of popular fiction of the day.
The Common Law." today s picture.
was the first in which Miss Young ap
peared at the head of her own company,
and ranks among her greatest film
For comedy relief seven fun films
from the Christie studios have been
booked, while Plctographs. travelogues,
i-" . f'Vt '
5 vH-'i . f
or screen magazines will be on each
Famous Players' publicity bureau has
doped it out that the titles of the most
successful pictures of the year have
begun with the letter H.
The greatest assemblage of wealthy
persons in the history of this country
is said to have resulted from a swim
ming exhibition given by Annette
Kellerman at Bar Harbor, Me., during
the filming of "Queen of the Sea." It
is estimated that the gross resources of
the millionaires present totaled $100,-
Earle Foxe, of rathe serial fame,
plays the lead opposite Mabel Normand
in "Peck's Bad Girl." His big blonde
six-foot self makes an attractive con
trast to Miss Normand's dark slender
Corrinne Barker. Portland girl, who
made her first Goldwyn appearance in
Money Mad. is now supporting Mabel
Normand in "reek's Bad Girl."
Some person of a statistical turn of
mind announces that Douglas Fair
banks' picture has appeared in 1613
Issues of various American newspapers
and magazines within the last 13
months. This is cited as tending to
prove that Mr. Fairbanks Is somewhat
Pauline Curley. leading lady for
Douglas Fairbanks in "Bound in
Morocco," Is said to be the champion
knitter of the film world. Since the
call for knitters went out Miss Curley
has knitted no fewer than 72 sweaters
Washington at Eleventh
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