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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (Dec. 31, 1922)
THE SUNDAY OREGONTAN, PORTLAND, DECEMBER 31, 1923
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"OrCwhy DOESN'T "she look be
hind her) Oh, that AWFUL man I"
And Jessie will clutch Harold and
scream when the lights go out, and
jHarold will hold Jessie's handjlght
isJbd have a beautiful time.'
The nervous youn
man wno jumps
the soand ol
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rTi'y. fAStt" s!
fefe Jt;iiK if Iff f I !
The - detect! ve withfhe
big cigar, who sees riht
away that "some fiendish
mastetindjs at work!"
The comedy relief. """Oh, gee,' I got a'pSnln my eugnic-
honest; I have!" When things get a little too tense the corals
maid or butler does some heavy relief work.
wife :-. -
IpHreeTolly'rntlSnee girls'trymg to de
eide where to go. if s a tossiy be
tween "The Snarl in the Dark" and
"The Creeping Thing" until Mrs.
Mabel Roe remembers that her friend
'Mrs. Oleson told her that five women
were hysterical after the second act of
"The Creeping Thing.' So "The
Creeping Thing" it is, and, oh, what a
Splendid time they're going to havel
You see in Act Second ail the lights
go out and a ghost chases the detective
right down into the audience and
creams and howla something .awful
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The love scene. "Sometimes,'
admits Helen, the beautiful
heroine of "The Man in the
Suitcase," "I feel that some
one is trying to frighten me I"
Whereupon Gerald says lf
all nonsense and not to worry,
and that they'll stick it out to
gether and see the thing
through. The madman be
hind the couch is really a de
tective, as every one will see
at the final curtain, when he
says to the culprit, "You come
with me." The old desk at
the right has Just swung for
ward, revealing a corpse in
the recess behind, to the de
light of all nervous ladies in
the audience '
i f Him nifinnin-iniiriiMiiriiiriiT ilrTrijiiaTln-i r"f " -
"I don't see how she7 knew the old uncle had
put the dead body up the chimney or wasn't
she supposed to know that anywyr rea
ls trom the suburbs who have to leave just
few moments before the final curtain have
end of trouble figuring out the whys and
, Silas Borrow, multimillionaire and skinflint,
found dead in his library. Curious penetrat
ing odor throughout the room. Strange blu
ish light seen from without the window. All
'doors and windows barred.' Crudely. drawn
I skull on paper oa table. -
MYSTERY PLAY STANDBYS
The heroine. Some one is forever
torturing her with questions. "Can't
jrou SEE I know nothing what-)
Ths beantiful young hero, cut off in
the wilL Loves the heroine. Very
much suspectedof mwdaiagtha
The scapegrace nephew. Quarreled
violently with the old man and
threatened his life time and time
again. So very suspicions are his
(actions that the audience Immedb
The cop, who comes in at the end
with the handcuffaOfScet-arrest
Th old mother. Badly treated by
Mr. Borrow, for whom she served
as housekeeper. Given to sobbing
and begging not to. be nuHt tn t.fl