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SSTJNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND- JULY 9, 1923
"PILGRIMS OF THE NIGHT"
IS BOOKED FOR COLUMBIA
Frothingham Production Is an Adaptation of the Novel "Passers-by,"
From the Pen of E. Phillips Oppenheim, Noted English Author.
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Scene from "Pilgrims of the Night," In which Lewis S, Stone is the fea
tured player, and which Is the next attraction at the Columbia.
NN'OUN'CEMENT Is made by
Manager Al Raleigh of the Co
lumbia theater that he has
booked "Pilgrims of the NightNthe
latest J. L. Frothingham production,
through Associated Producers, Inc.,
to be the next attraction at his
house. This production has been
heralded by critics who had, the
advantage of reviewing it before it
was j-eleased as. being one of the
most thrilling and logical melo
dramas that has ever been produced
on the screen.
It is an adaptation of the novel,
"Passers By," from the pen of E.
Phillips Oppenheim, the noted Eng
lish author, who has written so
many widely sold stories of inter
national intrigue and adventure.
The story concerns itself with the
adventures growing out of the
NEWS OF THEMOVIE THEATERS
(Continued From First Page.)
eral outlet through the Allied Pro
ducers & Distributors' corporation,
' the subsidiary company of United
Artists' corporation. This is the J.
etuart Blackton picture in which
Lady Diana Manners makes her de
but as a star against the actual
background of the story In England.
"GREAT AliOXE" AT MAJESTIC
Monroe Salisbury Featured in
Story ol Gridiron.
When, a few years ago, a tele
gram apprised a jroud father of his
son's death in a football scrimmage,
the gentleman was overwhelmed
with grief. Questioned by a busi
ness associate as to why he had per
mitted his son to play the game,
the father replied: "The risk he
ran was worth what the game would
have given him."
What is it that football gites a
man? The question is answered lir
"The Great Alone," now at the Majestic-
and which, while not a story
of the gridiron, is the story of a
football star to whom the training
and the game gave stamina, iudg
ment, valor, restrafht and other
qualities which made him a man
among men when, after his college
days, he was entrusted with a secret
mission among the trappers and
traders of the Canadian fastnesses.
In this pursuit he incurs the en
mity of dangerous men, and a cool
head and clear judgment enable him
to overcome obstacles and to bring
to a successful-conclusion the diffi
cult task entrusted to him.-
Monroe Salisbury is star of the
production and has the role of a
youth who carried the traditions o
the gridiron into the Canadian
NOVEL FILM AT COLUMBIA
Lewis Stone Featured in Power
ful "Pilgrims of the Night."
Crowds are the greatest protec
tion that a man wanted by the police-can
have. The criminal who
hides in a vast' city is far safer than
one who runs for the wilderness
thereby making himself conspicuous'
by going to a place where human
beings are few and far between.
The one who stays in the city and
mingles with people is the one who
is hard to find. In a mass the in
dividual is lost.
Jean Campion used this fact in
accomplishing a seemingly impos
sible escape during a raid oh Mar
cel's gambling ho'use in Paris, by
the French police. Alone in a room,
the locked door of which was being
battered down by gendarmes, Cam
pion contrived the ruse that carried
him to safety. ,
His plan is one of the many clever
bits which go to make "Pilgrims of
the Night," the J. L. Frothingham
production distributed by Associated
Producers, Inc., now at the Colum
bia, one of the most thrilling melo
dramas which have ever been placed
on the screen. Rubye De Remer,
Lewis S. Stone, William V. Mong
and Raymond Hatton are among the
noted players in the cast.
"SOUTH OF SUVA," LIBERTY
Mary Miles Minter Featured in
Big Production by Realart.
Laws for the conservation df fish
nearly ruined a certain dramatic
scene in "South of Suva," a Mary
.Miles Minter picture which is the
current attraction at the Liberty.
The big punch of the story was an
attack by Fiji Island savages upon
a South sea cocoanut "plantation.
These belligerent natives were re
pulsed by dynamiting the lagoon, a
very dramatic piece o,f business.
But, alas, when Rearlart came to
hunt for a place to do the dynamit
ing they found that the-California
fish and game commission has strict
rules against the use of explosives
in fishable waters. . .
California waters in the vicinity
of Los Angeles, pariicularly Cat-
allna--Island, are the most famous
havens, of game fish in the world
and tire protective rules were pro
. The Important scenwas taken.
theft of 4,000,000 francs from the
French sub-treasury and Its subse
quent disappearance from the place
where the leader of the criminal
band had hidden it.
The beautiful daughter df the
master thief complicates matters
considerably by falling in love with
the young Englishman who Is
actually responsible for the break
ing up of the criminal band, and
also by- becoming imbued with a
strange fascination for the man
whom her foster father suspects of
having betrayed him.
The story made, possible an efab
orate scenic Traduction, and,.accord
ing to reports, Mr. Frothingham
took full advantage of every oppor
tunity the novel offered for in-vesting
his production with- beautiful
settings. . Widely known locations
in Paris and London are used as
settings for the action.
however, and without the infraction
of a single rule! How the trick was
turned Is a secret of the studio
and one which many who attend the
production will doubtless try to
Ewart Adamson wrote the story
which Fred Myton scenarized. Di
rection was by Frank Urson with
supervision by Elmer Harris.
"YOUR BEST FRIEND" BILLED
Vera Gordon Featured Player in
, Picture at Rivoli.
In Ae latest Vera Gordon pic
ture, "Tour Best Friend," which is
the feature attraction at the Rivoli,
a.1 uct xros., me producers, are
boastful of the marvelous sets and
ucuuittuuiiB usea m providing a
background for the work of the star
ana ner associated players.
The nursery set, part of an tn
spiring duplex apartment to which
tne characters find themselves
transported in the course of the
story, is said to have been literally
au inspiration with (.he art designer.
Looking into the nursery the ob
server has the impression of being
ou me roor or a medieval castle.
There Is a tower up which the doi.
sessor of the nursery may climb
to higher battlements, and on which
toy soldiers mount guard. .Gazing
over the battlements the observer
seems to be viewing cloudland, a
wonaenui scenic errect.
Miss Gordon is said to nlav the
part of a mother who is thrown into
Special Concert Music in
Directors Offering Attractive Pro-'
HENRI A. KEATES, organist at
.the Liberty theater, announces
the following programme for his
special concert at that theater to
"Aiaa- (a) "Heavenly Aida"; (b)
uiorj to 151S- I ci "uranor March." re
quest (G. Verdi). . ,
Selections from "Bigroletto" (a) "Wo
man Is Fickle"; tb) "Quartet" 10
"Today," song-, Edwin and Nell Beed.
Medley of hits, arranged by Henri A.
numbers from this
Henri Keates, Liberty organist,
whose popularity is steadily in
creasing'. - '
popular score heads the Sunday
noon Concert programme at the
Rivoli theater to be directed again
by Salvatore Santaella. .Selections
from "The- Mikado", also will- be on
the programme and on the daily
concert programme as welL The
"Grand JPantasie" from "Pagllacci"
Leoncavallo); waltz from - the ballet
"Dornroschen" (Tschaikowsky) ; "A Song
of Love" (Nevin); selection from the
"Mikado" (Sullivan); overture,. "Merry
Wives of Windsor" (NlcolaU,
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the maelstrom of two adventuresses
seeking- to further their social am
bitions at her expense. In tha sup
porting cast are Belle Bennett,
Harry Benham, Beth Mason, Stan
ley Price and Dore Davidson.
XOVEL FILM AT HIPPODROME
Viola Dana Has Interesting Ve
hicle in "They Like 'Em Rough."'
Viola Dana in her new picture,
"They Like -Em Rough"' is the fea
ture in the new photoplay bill which
opened at the Hippodrome yester
day. In this picture the little Metro
star has another of those roles that
seams built to show to perfection
the daredeviltry of this capricious
and vivacious little star, '
In "They Like 'Em Rough,", Miss
Dana plays the part of an orphan
who ' was bound to -have her own
way and to whom authority in any
form was unbearable. Her uncle
and aunt were only loo well aware
of this streak of perversity in her
nature and so they were sure that
tha bear wav to marrv her tn the
man whom they had decided was in
every way suitablewas to oppose
the match. She discovers their plot
and immediately decides that she
will revenge herself on her uncle
aia aunt by marrying the first man
she meets. He happens, to be a big,
bewhiskered lumberman and after t
visit' to a justice of the peace he re
fuses to go on his lonely way and
kidnaps he Impulsive young lady
and takes her to his camp in the
She is informed by her husband
that he is the boss of the, camp nd
that that goes for her, too. , She
sulkst rages, and -is starved' into
apparent resignation, but finally
escapes. After a aeries of thrilling
adventures she is recaptured by her
cave-man hutband and then learns
that, this wolf-like creature has
only been pretending all along, that
he is really but that part of the
story it would be unfair to reveal. ,
WILD HONEY" , AT CIRCLE
PrisciUa Dean Featured in Big
and Original Production.
The thread of romance that car
ries the -interest through the plot
of "Wild Honey," the Universal
Jewel attraction now at the Circle,
is based on the independence of
spirit of Lady Vlvienne, the Eng
lish woman of ranks who is the
heroine of Cynthia Stockley's novel;
from which the picture was filmed.
Priscilla Dean portrays the. char
How manv women would brave
the dangers of a trip through the
barren spaces of the iransvaai,
alone and unacquainted with the
nature of the country and its
neople? Lady "Viv" does it for the
sake of looking up the land which
represents the only wealth she pos
sesses, and which every one says
isn't worth- the paper on wnicn
the deed is printed.
An independent spirit in a woman
is one thing men always admire
until they get better acquainted
with it. But it can lead to. happi
ness, for the woman who has an
indomitable spirit is sometimes the
more easily dominated by "the right
"The right man" in "Wild Honey-
is impersonated by Robert Ellis.
Noah and Wallace Beery enact the
chief roles of "vlllalnish" hue. Other
players are Lloyd Whitlock, Ray
mond Blathwayt, Helen Raymond,
Harry DeRoy, Carl Stockdale, C. J.
Frank and Landers Steven.
Hal Roach has a silver cup on the
mantel over his fireplace In one of
his offices at his Culver City plant,
and beside it Is a blue ribbon which
was won by "Cork," featured pony
in "His Rascals," whom the producer
entered in the childrens" riding
class at the Los Angeles horse show.
While "Cork" is master of some 0
tricks, he hadn't expected to win
any glory at the show, for when
Lou's Treesh, head animal trainer
ut it to him "Cork, do you expect
to win a cup?" the animal shook rm
head "no." When Treesh further
asked him If it was because he was
modest that he answered nega
tively. "Cork" bowed his head in as
sent The honor in no way affected
the animal, who is celebrating his
cup winning by long shots and
close-ups before the camera.
Charles Badger, ts -wnose credit
are many Paramount and Goldwyn
screen successes, is directiag
"Quincy Adams Sawyer." The script
has been written by Bernard Mc
Conville, adapter of Mark Twain's
"A Connecticut Yankee in King
The husband and wife who are
playing Adam and Eve in the back
to nature episode in the Maine
woods were arrested for slaying
partridge in the closed season. "They
should have followed their original
apcestors more closely," said Viola
Dana, the little Metro star, "and
stuck to apples." .
The cooling apparatus in the up
per reaches of the Rivoli theater
was utilized to the fullest extent
Curing the hot- spell and Mr. Metz
ger was thus able to--offer his-patrons
comfortable auditorium. AU
air used in the theater is first
washed and -run through cooling
streams of Bull Run water before It
s drawn Into the- theater.
When Selznick was making Nor
ma Talmadge a screen star a few
years ago "The New Moon" was ono
of the mediums used to do the trick.
Eugene O'Brien was then Miss Ta!
madge'a lead'ng man. Thus will
present-star support present-etar !n
a picture made when both players
were advancing. .
Sidney Dean,' who worked in the
first picture Cecil B. DeMille made
on the coast, "The Squaw Man," has
been added to . the cast of Al'cj
Brady's : first Paramount , picture,
"Missing Millions," which is now in
production at the company's Long
Sheldon, the Noted Play-
wright, Turns to Screen.
Original Story Written for Pro
duction on Silver Sheet.
THE first original story for the
. screen by Edward Sheldon, fa
mous author xl "Salvation Nell," "The
Song of Songs," 'Romance. The
Nigger," and other stage successes,
is shortly to be- put In production
by Paramount. "On the High Seas"
is the title and It has been assigned
to Irvin Willat to produce.
' Dorothy Dalton and Jack Holt
will be featured in the new pic
ture and Mitchell Lewis will have
an Important rolV
. Mr. Sheldon's original- has been
adapted for . the screen by E. M.
Mr. Wllat has just Completed he
filming " of "The Siren Call." in
which Miss Dalton is. also the fea
tured player, and just as soon as
he finishes the cutting of the pic
ture he will turn his entire atten
tion to tb, Sheldon story.
RUDIE" DOESN'T HAVE TO BE
KNOWN AS "ANITA'S HUSBAND"
Rudolph Cameron, Besides Being Capable Actor, Is Man of Inde
pendent Wealth and Business Ability in Picture Industry.
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Rudolph Cameron, who warn literally
play opposite wife, Anita Stewart, in "Rose the Sea."
RUDOLPH CAMERON, leading
man , for -Anita" Stewart In
"Rose o' the Sea," has two
claims to distinction. One is being
the husband of this beautiful star,
and the other is being an Independ
ently wealthy young man who is not
too proud to work. ' Prior to his
death Mr. Cameron's father had
gained fame and fortune as one of
the greatest construction engineers
in the country, but this fact did not
interfere with the son's making his
own way in- the world.
Rudle, as Anita Stewart calls him,
was born and raised in Washington,
D. C. Upon finishing his education
at Georgetown university, he turned
to the stage and, step by step, won
his own way up the ladder of suc
cess. As the first of the two titular
characters in George Broadhurst's
"Rich Man, Poor Man" he was the
talk of Broadway for months.
Several plans under 'way to star
him on his own were left hang
ing in mid air by his entering
motion pictures, "which closely fol
HEILIG CHANGES OPENING
DATE FOR PICTURE POLICY
"Nanook of the North" Will Have Initial Showing Here Beginning
Saturday, July 15, Instead of Sunday, as Previously Announced.
MANAGER WILLIAM P ANGLE
of the Hellig theater has de
cided to open with the fea
ture photoplay policy at his house
on Saturday, July 15, Instead of
Sunday, July 16, as previously an
nounced. . . ' . i
"Nanook of the North- is the first
motion picture (6000 feet in length)
photographed wholly In the arctic
regions. It is the first motion pic
ture depicting the actual life of the
Eskimo, being a truthful and vivid
story of Father and Mother Eskimo
and. all the little Eskimos at home.
Every movie fan wants to see his
of her particular screen favorite in
the fUsh, but there is one instance
when the fan", either sex, will be dis
appointed. For it Is extremely
doubtful if Nyla, "the smiling one,"
as she is called in the small North
Hudson Bay tribe of Eskimos of
which she Is the reigning beauty,
will ever make a "personal appear-
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it.' - V .u
forced ont of his executive office to
lowed his meeting Miss Stewart. He
served as her leading man in "The
More Excellent Way," "Clover's Re
bellion" and other pictures, and then,
after their marriage five years ago,
he retired from the screen and de
voted his time to the business man
agement of his wife's company.
Mr. Cameron was literally forced
into the leading role of "Rose o' the
Sea." . While assembling the cast
Director Fred Nlblo decided upon
Rudie for the character of Elliott
Schuyler, a young millionaire spend
thrift. One by one his objections
were overruled until finally, having
exhausted his arguments of defense,
he was oompelled to lay aside his
executive title and return to the
great paint and camera.
vHe does not intend to continue as
an actor, but popular demand may
change that decision, too, as his per
formance In the picture is nothing
short of excellent. He has the
strength and poise of a finished art
ist, and that most necessary of all
qualifications, a good screen per
sonality. ance" -at a public showing of the
wonderful motion picture feature of
which she Is the heroine.
Nyla, although destined to become
a screen favorite, has only the
vaguest Idea of civilization. Her
home is a tent of skins in. the sum
mer and a snow "igloo" in the win
ter, and her favorite delicacy is raw
seal meat. Che only white man. she
ever met. except two or three fur
traders adventuring further north
than usual, is Robert J. Flaherty,
who "featured" her tn his photoplay
after nearly ten years of leading
Sir William Mackemia expeditions
into the isolated and frozen limits
of North Labrador. .- ,
At first the Eskimo beauty was
"camera shy," but as all she had
to do as a potential screen favorite
waa to keep on with her usual occu
pation, she soon accepted-the "grind
ing machine" as one of Explorer
Flaherty's mysterious tools of his
business. . .
In ordr to make sure that cer-
tain scenes were well photographed,
Mr. Flaherty made Journeys to the
nearest trading post, where he had
improvised a developing and print
ing laboratory and could screen the
results of his labors. But it was
impossible "to turn a skin tent or a
snow igloo into a projection room,
and so it is improbable that "the
smiling one" will ever behold her-
seii on the sliver sheet.
A cable from England states that
Maurice Tourneur, with the Gold
wyn players, headed by Richard Dix
and Mae Busch; is now on the Islo
of Man" filming the exteriors for S:r
Hall Caine's world-renowned novel
and play, "The Christian." Evt-r
mce his arrival 'n Eagland, about
one monjth ago, Mr. Tourneur has
held daily conferences with SirHaK,
who is giving every co-operation -in
the filming of his work. The' anther
will remain with the company on
the Isle of Man for at least a part of
the stay there.
Roy Stewart to Be Cast as
"The Radio King.
Univeroal Serial Takes Advan
tage of Present Scientific In
ROT STEWART, featured la many
big qutdoor pictures and known
as one of the best althletes of the
screen, has been" selected by Carl
Laeramle of Universal to play the
ohief role in "The Radio King," Cni
versal's forthcoming chapter-play,
based on the scientific and popular
appeal of the radio.
Stewart played with Universal
several years ago. SinceMhen. he
hasw been featured in picture by
Hampton, Selsnick, Goldwyn. Rob-
ertson-Cole and ther producers, as ,
wen as in a number of pictures of
his own making. One of his great
est successes was "Prisoners of
Love," with Betty Compson,
"The Radio King" will be unique
tn the realm of pictures. It will be
an interesting combination of fic
tion ai scientific Jact. Rpbert F.
Hill, who- will direct it, has been
engaged in scientific radio research
for m-ny years, in co-operation with
Robert Dillon, the scenario writer.
Much footage of great popular-,
sclentiflo interest will be included
in the chapter-play. It is promised
that close-ups of many radio stunts
and.presenf and predicted radio in
struments will form' a part of 'the
Universal Is planning- a eye-open
ing exploitation campaign for "The
Radio King," one whioh will make
every -youngster and grown-up, bit
ten by the radio-bug, take a deep
interest tn the picture. Broadcast
ing tie-upa form enly one phase of
Leatrice Joy Not Annoyad
by Insurance Agents.
Star Is Too Bin Rhk Except for
Lloyds, bnt They- Insure the
LEATRICE JOT could walk right
into a den of Insurance agents
and come out without a scratch or
a policy. She could beard them In
their lairs and never become the tar
get for a single conversation. They
pass her by on the street without
ever sl sien of reconenition.
One might get the idea from this
that her life is peaceful and quiet as
a result, but the exact opposite is
the case. She is too much of a risk,
except tor Lloyd's, and they even
insure the weather.
Miss Joy is at present appearing;
in the Cecil B. DeMille production,
"Manslaughter," and here are some
ofthe hair-raising stuals she has
been called upon to do:
To race with a speeding train, at
tempt to cross in front of it, skid
onto the tracks and then escape ,by
a matter of inches.
To drive a car at a terrifc speed
in attempting to escape arrest for
speeding, skid into a turn and clins
to the wheel as the pursuing officer
crashes into her car and hurtles
across it to his death.
To spend a week of working days
seated between two full-grown Ben
gal tigers chained at her feet while
the cameras recorded a lavish pro
duction ot a Roman revel.
To be' tied by the wrists to the
thongs of a lash and dragged down
a flight of stone steps.
To suffer painful burns on the
hands and arms in the, filming of a
series of scenes In a real kitchen
while simulating ignorance of the
science of cooking.
OAKMAN IN 'THE HALF BREED
IS BOOKED FOR MAJESTIC
F 11 1 1 ' '" "
Oliver Morosco Makes His Initial Bow as Motion1 Picture Producer
In Film From Famous Stage Play.
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Wheeler Oaknua, who has stellar role
drama serves a Oliver Moroscos
HE HALF BREED." a First
National attraction, will
soon be shown at the Majes
tic. We recommend it to anyone
who likes thrills. It is recommend
ed to those who like drama; to those
who prefer to think seriously.
-Adapted from the famous stage
play. It has gained in vigor and ex
pansion by its adaptation to the
screen. The pathetic plight of (he
college graduate, half Indian, half
white, has been depicted realistically
and sincerely., The crazy, ram
shackle ideal of love, battering
against the insurmountable barrier
of social caste has been woven into
a story of tender appeal.
Above everything else is the out
standing feature of a wild, stu
pendous stampede of steers over a
broad stretch of country, with two
rfigures on horseback racing at the
head of the caravan for a haven of
safety. The scene deserves to rank
among the permanent moments of
screen fame. For boldness and dar
ing it is one of the outstanding
achievements of the silent drama.
Oliver Morosco, who makes his
Leah Baird 'Outfit Sails
for South America.
Somethlne Entirely w in Loca
tions Will Be Given Screen
IN SEARCH of distant and un
familiar locales never before
shown on the screen. Miss Leah
Baird and her entire oompany have
just sailed for South America. Back
grounds entirely new to the most
ardent movi-e-fan will be shown in
the new picture upon which she is at
work, the fourth of the series of
Leah Baird productions being made
for the Associated Exhibitors under
the direction of Arthur F. Beck.
Arrangements have been . made in
two of the southern ports to have
developed any negatives taken up
to the time of arrival there In order
that there may be ample time for
any needed re-takes. The -company
l-rohably will not arrive in New
greatest of all Vera
Gordon 's successes
In securing Vera Gordon's latest and great
est success, "Your Best Friend," we have
brought to the Portland public what we
consider one of the finest photoplays of
1922. This photodrama will again test the
sincerity of the demand for better pictures.
Unreservedly, we believe
Friend will please the most
fastidious taste of all patrons
of the screen.
TODAY AT 12:40 NOON
SPECIAL SUNDAY CONCERT
With the Enlarged Rivoli Symphony Orchestra
SALVATORE SANTAELLA, Conducting
in "Tie Half Breed," which photo-
Introduction to screen, as producer.
initial bow as a motion-picture pro
ducer with "The Half Breed,'' has
assembled a cast of unusual excel
lence, in which Wheeler Oakman.
Ann May and Mary Anderson stand
out prominently. The picture was
directed by Charles A. Taylor, who
also prepared the adaptation of the
stage version for filming.
William Russell has taken off his
makeup and Rowland V. Lee, direc
tor, has written finis on "A Self
Made Man." the Fox star's latest
picture, which he has been making
at the Fox Hollywood studio. It was
adapted from George Horace Lor
imer's story, "Jac,k Spurlock, Prod
William de Mille is scheduled t
begin work' next week on "Clar
ence," his new production for Para
mount adapted by Clara Beranger
from Booth Tarkington's play. The .
cast, promising to be one of the
most notable ever assembled for one
picture, will include Wallace Reld,
Agnes Ayres, Theodore Roberts.
May McAvoy and Kathlyn Williams.
York city, their port of ultimate des
tination, until August.
Miss Baird, who is both actress
and author, completed the story for
her new production while convalesc
ing from a recent illness at the Good
Samarita'n hospital. She rccomme.nds
a few weeks in a hospital for writ
ers in search of inspiration and the
jtquiet necessary for concentration.
Billie Dove, who will head a cast
of distinguished players in a p'cture
entitled "Country Love" perhat-s
for the sake of a rhyme was whit
novelists call aghast at the report
of thxe dry authorities (as if all au
thorities were not dry) that women
are coming to take their places side
by side with the men as proficient
bootleggers. The young Metro ac
tress - wonders If the flappers'
goloshes suggested this new field ot
feminine endeavor. -
Prominent New York artists in
the act of drawing magazine cove-3
from life models are shown as a
feature of Selznick News.-