The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, August 03, 1919, SECTION FOUR, Page 4, Image 64

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Columbia Lillian Gish, "True
Heart Susie."
Majestic Alice Brady, "Red
Sunset Bill Hart, The Narrow
Liberty Wallace Reld, "The Love
Peoples Barle Williams, "Thl
Hornets' Neat,"
Btar Alice Joyce, The Cambric
Circle Mary PicUford, "Hulda,
From Holland."
Globe Charles Ray, "His Owl
Home Town."
PORTLAND Is staffing a strong- come
back as a distributer center of
photoplays. A year or two ago the
city's film row was well on the road
to oblivion, with one or two exchanges
to cater to the wants of exhibitors.
Then Pathe, one of the pioneers, which
had deserted Portland for Seattle, re
turned to the fold. Now comes the
news that the World Film corporation,
heretofore represented In Oregon by a
lone salesman. Is to have a full-fledged
exchange In the city.
George E. Jackson, who was Mutual
manager here before he enlisted in the
army. Is the chap responsible for
"World's Invasion of Oregon. He has
been World representative In the ter
ritory for a number of months and so
aggressive have been his tactics and so
splendid his sales showing that he ex
perienced little difficulty In persuad
ing the higher-ups of his organiza
tion to install an exchange 1 na field so
promising. While the World corps will
bo email at first, eventually It will
have on its roll several salesman,
well as an enlarged office force.
Another of Portland's movie Interests
that is coming Into its own Ls the Fin
ley nature picture, and more of the type
which aroused the enthusiasm of the
entire country last year may be ex
pected as a result of the trip to Ral
nier national park, from which State
Biologist W. L. Finley returned a few
days ago. When his. first series of mo
tion pictures of wild life of the north
west was released a little more than a
year ago and distributed through Uni
versal. Mr. Flnley's pictures were de
clared by many naturalists and mo
tion picture men to be the most re
markable animal pictures ever exhib
ited. His trip to Rainier was with
a government party and a new series,
rifferlng entirely from his former pro
ductions, may be expected.
On a recent trip to Malheur lake the
naturalist also secured several thousand
feet of film showing rare views of the
life of some of the birds that make
their homes In the swamps of the re
gion. These probably will be Included in
smother series.
Local managers aro noting with In
terest the new enterprise the Famous
Players-Lasky corporation is launching.
This company has been going through
a number of states buying out show
houses, which will exhibit Its produc
tion exclusively. In Texas particularly.
It ls said, a complete chain of theaters
has been purchased. This does away
with the present contract system
through which it ls the custom for
houses exhibiting any line of produc
tion to bid on them at the first show
ing. Thus far the Famous Players com
pany has sot apparently approached
Portland managers with purchase prop
ositions. If the programme carried out by the
elty of Cleveland, in. regard to ignoring
the national daylight saving plan, should
be tried in Portland there is do doubt
that It would be given enthusiastic sup
port by local motion picture house men.
who, since the passage of the seasonal
law, have been compelled to run one
extra show daily. Manager Raleigh,
of the Columbia, has just received
cppy of Cleveland's new ordinance re
quiring all municipal clocks to be set
back to standard time, regardless of
national legislation. Although rail
roads and some other industries are
sticking to the daylight saving plan,
the majority of Cleveland has gone
t th old schedule and the
ater-owner can close his doors nightly
without having to provide the general
public with an additional hour of en
tertainment. 1
The doorkeeper at the Majestic hasn't
yet learned of any women who got by
him free of charge yesterday morn
ing by wearing wigs. As henna hair
la popular this season, when Manager
Lacey announced that any woman with
what plebeian folk call "red" hair need
only to exhibit it to gain admittance
to the first performance of "Red Head,"
he anticipated a rush hour. Mr. Lacey
took this unique method of calling at
tention to Alice Brady's latest produc
tion now showing In the city.
Although it was but a few weeks ago
that Mary Pickford appeared here in
"Daddy Long Legs." an adaptation of
Jean Webster's popular novel, Managr
Cohen has already secured a return en
gagement of the film, which will appear
in the near future at the Sunset. This
picture, with Marshall Neilan's gigantic
production, "The Unpardonable Sin."
starring Blanche Sweet, recorded the
largest runs for the season In New
York. The latter picture has also been
booked for an early date ty the Sunset.
One of the most novel finishes ever
presented before a moving - picture
audience is a feature of the new Wal
lace Reid Paramount photoplay, "The
Love Burglar," which opened yesterday
at the Liberty.
The etory concerns the love of a
young society idler, a man of wealth
and position, for a beautiful girl, who
apparently is a siren of the slums.
Brought to the place through circum
stances, David, which ls the role played
by Mr. Reid, is mistaken by a band of
criminals who infest the place, as "The
Colt Kid," a western bad man who has
recently been" released from Joliet and
who is expected to arrive at any time.
Delighted by the novelty of the sit
uation, David allows them to be de
ceived and cheeffully impersonates the
Colt Kid. The girl comes to him for
protection against "CoaBt - to - Coast
Taylor," a gang leader who is forcing
her to rob the wealthy visitors of the
place. David champions her cause and
his act results in a thrilling and realis
tic fight with the leaders of the gang,
headed by Coast, which ends in their
A scheme to rob the home of David's
mother on the occasion of his sister's
wedding ls nipped in the bud by David,
who promises to "do that job" himself.
Although he falls madly in love with
the girl he ls convinced he can never
marry her. Here is where the delight
ful finish comes in. But it's too good
to tell.
James Craze directed the picture,
hlch is an adaptation of a stage play
by Jack An exceptional cast of
players supports the star.
With the feature film are Kino grams
and a Pictograph.
Redhead," Alice Brady's latest pic
ture, which can be seen this week at
the Majestic theater, is the story of a
good-for-nothing nephew of a rich
man, who marries a cabaret girl at
a restaurant one night when under the
Influence of too many highballs.
Matthew Thurlow had been friendly
with Dazie for several months. One
night after she has finished working
at the restaurant, where she is a star
entertainer, she comes over to the ta
ble where Matthew and several of his
friends are seated. Dazie proceeds' to
have several drinks with the crowd.
and it is not long before her head ls
in a muddle. Bill Rickson, one of Matt's
friends, makes a bet that Matt will
never marry Dazie. Matt takes him
up and as Roily Gard. a justice of the
peace and a friend of his, is present at
the time, he wastes no time In winning
the bet.
The next morning both Dazie and
Matt realize what fools they have been.
Matt tells her that he does not care a
penny for her and is not going to live
with her. She takes him out to a cheap
restaurant to dine and after getting
him drunk takes him to a small apart
ment that she has rented, determined
to make a man of him. Meanwhile
Matt's uncle has heard of his .marriage
and cuts off his allowance. Matt de
cides to go out and look for work,
there being no other alternative.
One day Matt sees his wife in a res
taurant with his old friend Roily. He
suddenly discovers how much Dazie
means to him and how dearly he loves
her. His uncle visits him that day and
congratulates him on the success he
has made. He tells Matt that it ls not
too late and that if he will divorce his
wife he will reinstate him in his good
graces. Matt refuses to leave his wife.
Then things begin to happen, with dis
astrous results for some and happiness
and love for many.
The Majestic bill also Includes a
Pathe Weekly and Mr. and Mrs. Carter
De Haven In a capital comedy, "In a
Pinch." Cecil Teague will give his
special Sunday concert on the Wurlit
zer unit organ at 1:30 this afternoon,
which will Include the following se
lections: March from "Aida" (Verdi);
Gypsy Love Song (Victor Herbert):
overture, "Merry Wives of Windsor"
(Nicolai); Liebesfreud (Kreisler); "Ha
waiian Echoes," arranged by Mr.
Charming indeed is the story of
"True Heart Susie," David W. Griffith's
new Artcraft picture, now playing at
the Columbia. It is one of those pas
toral themes which rise to the diqrnity
of screen classics by reason of the
artistry of this master producer and
which invariably hold their own against
In this fascinating story of a little
Hoosier girl who loves a boy with rare
devotion, the heart interest is supreme
and the suspense wonderfully compell
ing. Susie May Truehart loves
William Jenkins so wen that when a
politician fails to keep his promise to
Bend William to school she sells but
ter and eggs and even her cow to raise
funds for the purpope. So it happens
that William goes to college, but he Is
unaware that bis good angel is Susie,
to whom he writes desultory letters.
So It happens that when he leaves
college and is ordained a minister he
comes to his home as pastor of the
village church. Then the tragedy of
poor Susie's life is born. William weds
a flighty, beautiful girl, who repays
his love by accepting the attentions of
less worthy men. But she is punished
by fate. Susie, although she never has
forgotten that she was the bearer of
flowers at the wedding of the man she
loved, protects the erring wife, and it
is only after the latter's death that
William comes to a realization of Su
sie's great love and both find happi
ness. Sweet Lillian Gish plays the part of
Susie and Robert Harron is William
Jenkins. Clarine Seymour plays the
role of Betty the butterfly wife. The
support generally Is of the finest grade.
It is the little things in life the
things that one does unconsciously
that denote the character of the person
The true worth is disclosed when the
person is off guard and acts upon the
impulse. It ls often that these little
acts mark a turning point In the life
of the individual.
People are attracted to or repelled
by others through the unconscious acts
of individuals. Some call it instinct.
but it is not so. A person is liked or
disliked by some petty act that he has
unconsciously performed. That act may
spell success or ruin.
Mrs. Wilson Woodrow has made nse
of this in her popular novel. "The Hor
net's Nest," in which VitagTaph fea
tures Earl Williams. The picture will
be shown at the Peoples theater this
Asche Colvin fEarl Williams) ls fond
of children and spends much of his lei
sure, in the park with them. This very
act attracts the attention of The Hor
net. a dangerous criminal. He picks
up an acquaintance with Colvin and
later aids him in clearing a cloud that
hung over Colvin.
The same spirit that led Colvin to be
kind to children prompted him to assist
an elderly woman across a street. This
act was noted by Muriel Fletcher and
played an important part in the events
that followed. It won success and
wife for Colvin and brought happiness
Into two other lives.
The danger or convicting a person
on clrcumstancial evidence is convino
ingly shown in "The Cambric Mask.'
the Alice Joyce picture which will be
seen at the Star theater the first half
of this week.
A young entomologist is in love with
a girl, his volunteer assistant. He is a
millionaire railway owner, catching In
sects as a recreation, but the towni-
people do not know this, and, becoming I
disgusted at his apparent worthless
ness, organize a White Rider band to
run him out of town. The leader of the
band is the girl's father.
A warning is sent the butterfly catch
er In the form of a cambric mask and
this bears a fleur-de-lis, the family
crest which he often has seen on her
handkerchiefs. He believes she Is one
of his enemies and refuses to leave. He
is seized and is being taken to his death
when the girl, by disguising her
self as a rider, effects his release and
together they defeat the outlaws in a
running battle.
Miss Joyce is a fascinating heroine in
the role of this swift-moving romance,
written by Robert W. Chambers, and a
feature ox her work is her daring rid
ing. The feature was directed by Tom
Terriss and in the supporting cast are
Herbert Pattee, Maurice Costello, Roy
Applegate, Bernard Siegel, Jules Cowlea.
Martin Faust and Florence Deshon.
An unusual interest la attached to
the first photodrama featuring Will-
am S. Hart as an Ince - Artcrart star,
which will be seen at the Sunset until
Tuesday night for this story, "The
Narrow Trail." was written by the
famous Interpreter of the wild west
himself, who built it around a series
of narratives told him by a friend of
the early pioneer days.
Hart recently made a whirlwind
transcontinental trip. He had visited 1
and received ovations in 60 towns and
had passed through more than naif the
states before heading toward the coast
and his beloved ranch. As the limited
was rushing through the Dakotas many
things passed through Hart's mind, for
it was in the Dakotas, then Dakota
territory, that the first 15 years of his
life were passed.
The train made few stops, but halted
for several minutes near Standing
Rock in the heart of the Bill Hart
country and' close to the first settle
ment his father had lived In. When
the train moved on it carried from the
wayside station an extra passenger, a
tall, rangy, weather-beaten old gentle
man who looked as though ha might
have been ths earliest and last of the
pioneers. He came ambling through
the cars, peering into the faces of the
passengers and plaintively inquiring if
"young" Bill Hart was aboard.
The aged man was Richard Waln
wright. who knew Hart's father well,
and had eiven Bill his first lesson in
horsemanship. Walnwright was a dash- j
lng cowpuncher in those days and was I
the boy's Ideal and model. It was from I
this meeting, with its stories of the !
early days, that "The Narrow Trail" I
was evolved. Hart, on his return to !
the coast, spent his hard-earned vaca- j
tion In. jotting down these narratives
and weaving them Into a wealth of
dramatic fiction.
There ls In the picture much that la
of historical value as a record of the
time, which, although recent, has be
come almost a dream of the past. And
there is much of ths real William S.
Hart In it.
With the Hart picture is a Bennett
ooraedy, "Her Blighted Love."
Mary Pickford has been starred npon
the screen is characterizations In ttyuiy
picturesque nationalities, but her little
Dutch girl in "Hulda From Holland."
which will be displayed at the Circle
theater today and tomorrow, has never
been surpassed in humor and genuine
Although there is a great deal of
tender appeal in Miss Pickford's little
Dmtch girl, there is much that is com
ical in her interpretation of the role
and there are many little delightful
episodes in which three adorable chil
dren are saen with the star that have
made the production rank as one of
Miss Pickford's greatest contributions
to motion picture humor.
Miss Pickford is finely supported in
this production. John Bowers, her lead
ing man, plays the part of an artist,
while Frank Losee, one of the best
known screen players in the country,
ls seen as the cold, calculating business
man. Russell Bassett also has a good
part. The three little, boys are well
Political corruption, hypocrisy, brav
ery and honesty are the elements which
combine to make "His Own Home
Town," the Paramount photoplay
starring Charles Kay, a most notable
production. Mr. Ray has thousands of
admirers who have been attracted to
him by his versatility and conscientious
work, and in the role he portrays in
this photodrama he appears to signal
The scenes of "His Own Home Town"
are laid in a small city, which is dom
inated by a political boss and a few of
bis henchmen, including a hypocritical
churchman, the father of Jimmy Dun
can, which latter role ls in Ray's handa
Despairing of realizing his ambition
in his home town, Jimmy quits it to
make his fortune elsewhere. He re-
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i turns after a year or two upon the
brakebeam of a train and quietly enters
his paternal home, where he is met by
his father and accorded a decidedly
frigid reception, whereupon he leaves
his parents' home forever.
In protecting a man from robbery at
the hands of gamblers, he is involved in
a fight which provokes a police raid
and his arrest and exile from the city.
He now goes elsewhere and achieves
fame as a playwright, returning home
two years later to take possession of
a newspaper which had been be
queathed to him by the father of the
girl he loves. With this newspaper he
run a his political enemies to earth,
puts a period to the grafting regime
and rehabilitates the community.
The play is exceedingly thrilling and
one of the best in which Mr. Ray has
been seen in many months. It was
directed by Victor Schertzinger, under
the supervision of Thomas H. Ince, and
will be seen at the Globe theater this
Film Flicker
For the first time In the history of
e amusement world, a star of both
the stage and the screen will make
photoplays while touring the country
w i lii ner utn l season a oroaawaf suc
cess. This remarkable Innovation will
be Initiated by Alice Brady, when she
goes on the road In the early fall in
Forever After."
Miss Brady will make a number 01
pictures during the 'Bummer in New
York. This work will be In the nature
of a vacation as compared with what
she will do on the road later on. When
that happy time comes, she will have to
travel, work at pictures by day and on
Sundays and appear in "Forever After"
at night. This will mean "on the jump"
from before 8 in the morning until
after 11 at night.
Reginald Denny, who plays Tom
Waring in support of Evelyn Greeley In
"Bringing Up Betty," for a young man
has had a career filled with adventure
such as ls given to but a very few. He
began his stage career when a child In
England. His father, William Henry
Denny, a famous actor, came to Amer
ica with Lydia Thompson and her ag
gregation of British blondes who at
that time created a sensation in Amer
ica. Toung Denny was brought to
America by Henry B. Harris for the
original production of "The Quaker
Girl," when it had its American premier
at the Park theater. New York, and
which made Ina Claire famous. Fol
lowing this engagement Mr. Denny
toured Japan. China. India and Aus
tralia with the Bandman Opera com
pany. After several years in the far
east he came back to America In sup
port of Marie Tempest, following which
he appeared with Gertrude Kingston in
her series of George Bernard Shaw
plays at the Maxine Elliott theater. He
then went back to England and became
a member of the Royal Naval Flying
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corps and served- with distinction dur
ing the war.
Prisma natural color pictures an
nounces that "Gatora" ls its latest re
lease. Prisma photographers have
gone to Florida to secure the materials
for what should be a most interesting
picture and have used alligators as the
subject matter of this film. They en
listed the services of an alligator hunt-"
er who, before the camera, leaped into
a Florida stream In order to catch a"
full grown alligator alive. There Is
nothing unusual about this as this ex
perience of alligator hunters is almost
a dally habit. The cameraman went
into the Everglades accompanied by
two men In a canoe, paddled up'a creek
keeping a sharp lookout for gators.
The man in the bow of the boat dis
covering one, without hesitating, dived
into the water. The camera shows the
struggle that followed and for several
minutes the stir of the water and the
man's hat were the only indications of
the conflict. Presently, the alligator
was overcome, brought to shallow wa
ter, tied up -with a strong cord and
placed in the canoe and taken home.
A great canvas wind-break has Just
been constructed along two sides of the '
first big stage at the Henry Lehman
studios in Culver City, CaX. to keep ths
raore-or-less gentle ocean breezes from
sweeping the actors off the premises.
Since the barrier is 28 feet high and 350
fair-sized tent city, and from a prac
tical standpoint is expected to add vast
ly to the photographic quality of Lehr
man comedies by the additional dif
fusion of light gained through lateral
reflection. The wind-break is divided
Into 10-foot sections, each of which In
turn is made up of three movable units,
so that direct sunlight may be obtained
at any spot aesirea.
Leave it to Arthur Kane to make a
world-wide search of film stars to get
what he wants for his pictures. After
Constance Binney was signed to do
'Erstwhile Susan" there still remained
the role of Susan to properly cast.
Susan is the character Mrs. Fisks
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