PAGE EIGHT Plays of Week Offer etyd . i..' t - J ; , . ' , I 1 -.... - ..... .,. ! - 1 I I I I I TT. 1 1 I necklae that tu one stolen J l&or eaiurea a J?i . Board 7 , 0 f By OLIVE &1.D0AK - .. : . . , , :tri f Kir l- .- Arthur Lake and Sue Carol inj coy moment from "She's ;BIy Weakness", feature picture at the Grand Wednesday and Thursday. , i ' " ' I imr n i m- n r w 'in m i ww p n i i . m m i n iwiipwiii Wl ' jnMMMMpMHpMaaMMMMHppHapVMMi Wheeler and Woolsey in a snappy pose from "Cracked Nuts" which is the feature at Warner 'Brothers Elsinore today. 1 James Gleason and filarie Prevost in a scene from 1 "It's a Wise Child-, fea ture at Warner's Capitol today. .. -x Marion Davies Stars in Capitol Film i lAwtlj Comedy MIt'a a Wis Child"; Next -The . Ladjr Refases Doa't belleTe all you hear and Terr little of what you aee. Such Is the moral that nay be gleaned from "It's a Wtee Child" which ope-ned at the'Capitol to day with Marion Davies in the starring role. ; This hilarious production is a . racy farce of small-town life with gossiping tongues supplying motivation for a novel and dur ing plot. The Laurence E. John son piay created a sensation on Broadway. In its - transition to the screen it becomes sn evn more uproarious comedy of er rors. Unconventional and refresh. Ing throughout Is "The Lady Re- luses" ai tne capitol Wednesday -. Betty Compson is featured with Gilbery Emery. John Dar row and Marraret Livinratnn among the favorites in th sup porting cast. George Archainbaud directed the picture, which was adapted by Wallace Smith ' from the orldnal story bT Robert Mil ton and Guy Bolton. The director explain" Its particular eftectire- "The picture Is tailor-made for tne taming screen medium ef en tertainment. This is why ft Is sirmng and unusual. f In the terms of his old football career, John Wayne has been stopped without rata at far After making three pictures In -the last year, the former U. 8. C. gridiron man ha finished nn an is preparing to start upon a free lance career.- incidentally, First jNauonai arreaay nas snown an In tervst In him. ; Wayne played the hero of The Big Trail" and clrwa ivn made "Girls Demand Excitement" and "Three Girls Lost". Neae of these pictures clicked. With a good deal of justice, he argues that he cant be entirely to blame for the public's stay away attitude. t wHonety i the best jolicy. says Arthur Caeser, "proTidlng the other fellow pays the pre mium. . Noted Comedians at the Elsinore Wheeler and Woolsey Today In 'Craeked Xots"; Royalty Figures Did yon know that Erich ron Stroheim onee headed the ward- g-?-rtyy at TTpfTw-siy Unlike success, which is said to owe its all to perspiration, motion picture comedies invariably - de pend on Inspiration to life them out of mediocrity. And it's the kind of Inspiration that comes with the suddenness of a good sneeze, according to Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, co stars In "Cracked Nuts," opening day at the Elsinore theatre. These ' two comedians prefer make up their own comedy as they go along. ' r Like football players, they go Into a huddle, call their signals aad spring their stunts on an un suspecting director. The result of this system Is a spontaneity that no other method could achieve. The comedians are confirmed practical Jokers In private life. Many of their side-line gags are so genuinely funny that they are Incorporated in their Bcreen work whenever the occasion warrants. "Cracked Nuts" Is said to be a jovial story of the adventures of two young Americans who Tie for the crown of a mythical kingdom. . Their chief drawback to fame is an army of ambitious executioners who would behead both for a plugged American dime. i A love story Is Interwoven in to the plot i by Dorothy Lee de spite her irascible maiden aunt, played by Edna May Oliver. "Cracked ! Nnts" was directed by Edward ' CHne from an orig inal story by Douglas MacLean and AI Boasberg. Farnum Coming V To. Elsinore in Latest Picture Da Barrv" imlnr Thnrsdar to the Elsinore makes abld for lame by marking tbe return to the screen of one of the silver sheet's most glamorous figures -William Farnum-. Forced into re tirement frre r years ago because of injuries sustained while mak ing a picture . in Glacier National Park. Farnnm hit mm a haV tn play, the part of the idolixlnt; monarcn opposite uias Talmadge. This is Mr. Farnum's first talk ing role on the screen. Hl min? years on the speaking stage as a leaoing man makes him a splen did ' exponent i ot the- new cinema art i,-: ?' ' . it., . . a eriuiant case appears in tne picture with Miss Talmadge. Sharing honors with Mr. Farnum, la a principal role Is Conrad Na rel. the soldier laver far hnu affection Du Barry defies the em pire, important roles are played by Ullrich s Haunt. Hnhart worth, Allison Skipworth. Edgar Norton, Cissy Fitzgerald, Edwin Maxwell, Tom Rlcketts, Henry Kolker, E. j Alyn Warren, Oscar Apfel, Tom Santschl and Maude xruex. j Miss Talma dee nlav mitim of love and flame, an alluring beauty whose charms make her me sovereign ot millions. There Is a new plan afoot to mke a talkie Terslon of Charles Dickens "Olirer Twist." Bryan Foy. who made the first, full length Vitapnott feature, is seeaU&g arountr lor a suitable boy to take the nart. n&vav Im 7 Warner Oland, Ernest Hilliard and June CoIIyer as they ap pear in a scene in the picture "Drums of Jeopardy" which will be featured at the Hollywood Friday and Saturday. A, jf'V r A it i 1 toil -:vi; i Norma Talmadge as she appears in .a scene f rom "DuBarry, Woman of Passion" at Warner Bros. Elsinore Thursday. Loretta Young Wins Honor Of Playing With Skinner In "Kismet"; Rise is Rapid When Loretta : Young was se lected by the production officials of First National studios to play the role of Marsinah, she secured one of the most coveted roles In filmdom. For not only is It a rare honor to play opposite Otis Skin ner, but the part itself is of the most difficult nature. It calls for an actress with the grace to match such lines as "the very movement of her limbs maketb melody." and much of the dia-J logue Is spoken tnrougn a veil that hides her facial beauty. That Loretta Toung was chosen from more than fifty of Holly wood's best known Ingenues speaks volumes for her artistry and genius. Little did Loretta realize when she substituted for her sister, Polly Ann Young, a few years ago, that she would ever attain such honor. She went to the First National Studios in answer to a call for her sister. Director Merryn LeRoy Immediately rec ognized her screen possibilities and gave her the role originally intended for Polly Ann. It jwas only a minor one, but it was all that was neeessary to con vince studio officials that the name of Loretta Young on a fiae year contract would be a most valuable document. - It was not long after signing the contract that Herbert Brenon sent ont a hurried call for an ingenue who could give a ma ture, emotional performance op posite the late Lon Chaney in "Laugh,' Clown, Laugh. ' Loretta got the part, In It she attracted widespread attention and took the first long step toward star dom. ., ,, . . . . . ; Returning to the First Na tional lot, she firmly established herself with her work in "Scarlet Seas" with Richard Barthlemess; "The Girl in The Glass Cage," "The Squall, "Loose Ankles." "The Forward ; Pass" and "Fast Life," In the Jatter two pictures she was co-starred with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and with him formed the youngest love-team on the screen. She will soon be seen In "The Right of Way" from Sir Gilbert Parker's famous novel, and "Too .Young to Marry.- -'-I. - j j Miss Young Is of fair complex ion, with brown hair and hazel in height and weighs ninety-six eyes. She is five feet three Inches pounds. She was recently married to Grant Withers whom she met In the studio, after a romantic elopement. Besides Polly Ann Young, she has two more sisters, Sally Blane and Georgiana Young. v She enjoyed ' every minute of her work In "Kismet." which gave her a chance to display her dancing ability she cultivated In her early youth ander the tutel age of Ernest Belcher and Ruth St. Denis. It is a tar cry from modern Interpretations ot up-to-the-minute misses of the role ot an Ori ental girl, but Loretta Young took the difficult assignment with all the enthusiasm of her youth, studied the part and -'ts able. Foys Ideal east, he says. Is Richard Bennett, ai Fagan; Noah Beery, as. Bill Sykes, and Paulina Frederick, as Nancy. Jettinf them, of course. Is another thing. Th Dickens story is public prop erty. Last year, M.Q.M. talked of f riming it, but the project fell throng, Foy would produce sidelights at night after studio hours and made the trip from Hollywood to Bagdad In one jump. She's' a real trouper. THE GRAND . ' Today Richard Barthel- mesa In "The Lash." , Wednesday Sue Carol la She's My Weakness. . . Friday Richard Arlen la ."The Santa Fa TraiL" TUB HOLLYWOOD Today Roth Chattertoa, la "Tha Right to Love." . .- Wednesday Robert Mont- gomery in "War Nurse. - Friday Warner Oland la "The Drums of Jeopardy." WARNER BROS. KLSINORB Today "W h e e I er and Woolsey In ."Cracked Nuts." Thursday Norma Tsl madge In "DuBarry.-Woman of Passion." WARNER BROS. CAPITOL Today Marion Davies in It's a Wise Child." Wednesday Betty Comp son in "The Lady Refuses." "The Right to Loye" The Hollywood at Three Generations of Rath Chatterton; "War Nurse" Coming Soon with rabies and era anag on the necklace that was once stolen from the neck of the wife ot the Emperor ot India. Tradition says that a man has only to hang the necklaee about 'a woman's throat and ah eaa refuse him nothing, but, if one of the drama is de tached and lent to a man ha will die within twenty-four hours! The anlv Btnoii fa TTMtvwwuf tO BtoO one OP tba llirr hrnttiera Is. oddly enough. Little ; Robert uoogan. - Meeting the youngster on the lot, Groucho Marx asked him If ha had seen one of him nlenM Mrs. Cooran answered that h hadn't. Well. aid Grnncbn. "TnnM Ilka 'Animal Crackers'." Yeah" said . Master Robert. "with frosting on top. - i Dick BarthelmeM fa Artistic Romance Next "She's My Weakness" Richard Barthlemess has nev er dona a mora realistic nor more artistic piece of acting than he does In "The Lash," a story of activity in southern California, at the time when that section was mostly owned by Spanish gentlemen and the Americans were taking It over following the time the state was taken into the Union. A love affair between Barthle mess and Mary Astor is one of the most effective and pretty parts of the picture. Mary Is Quite a Spanish beanty type In this pie i tare . and : she and Barthlemess make a very distinguished pair. Wednesday at the Grand, Sue Carol and Arthur Lake will amuse audiences with a presen tation of "Sha's My-Weakness." A love affair gets all mixed up with real estate and seeming fraud with the result that there are many complications which eventually come oat wltjj the lov ers looking for minister. 'Santa Fe Trail" concludes the week's bill at tbe Grand. In this picture Richard Arlen does some excellent acting as does Eugene Pallette. , Mltzie Green, Rosita Morena and Junior Durkin to gether with some excellent In-' dian characters ' and a villain make up the rest of a food cast. The story concerns the trials of sheep herders in a cattle conn try. When Richard Arlen falls in lova with Rosita Morena his trials increase. The evolntloa of the plot is of tense Interest. The Hollywood opens the week's bill with a problem play "The Right to Love" In which Ruth Chatterton plays a brilliant role first as a daughter in dis grace, -then as a wife and moth er, and then as the daughter of the mother in all she repre sents three generations. The story is that of a young girl thwarted in love who later marries a stodgy old. man and fears her daughter only to have he daughter turn against her. A human plot and good acting make this play one to remember. "War Nurse." a Metro-ooid- wyn-Mayer picture win open at the Hollywood ' theatre . Wednes day. It does for the women of the war what The Big Parade" did for the men. " . It portrays the bravery and hardships and tbe romances of war nurses in a deft, strong and accurate manner. Tbe leading roles are taken by Robert Mont gomery, Robert Ames, June Wal ker and Anita Page. "The Drums of Jeopardy," which will appear at the Holly wood Friday, has in its cast June Collyer, Lloyd Hughes, Hale Hamilton and supporting east Of Interest. The story Is of the type cal culated to thrill and terrorize. The "drums" ot the title are set KI(S)iILirW(S)(S)P HOME OF 25c TALKIES TODAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY e Continuous Performance Today 2 to 11 P. M. MATINEE MONDAY -TUESDAY 2 P. M. FIRST SHOWING IN SALEM "'The Screen's Wonder-Woman, in an Amazing Story 5 FOR YOUR ADDED ENJOYMENT! "The Right to Love' The. First Picture Ever Filmed with the MARVELOUS WESTERN ELECTRIC SYSTEM OF " NOISELESS RECORDING! with PAUL LUKAS From Susan Glaspell's Novel, "Brook Evans" Also Comedy, News and Cartoon ATTEND THE MATINEE AND AVOID THE CROWDS CM ID SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY 71? -ii U Coming tj"" THE BIG X . I I. TRAIL age y ' V' . . time, rj i j Wa pnep B ros. Salem T heat res SAW.FS GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT! POLLY MORAN vWho Doesn't Think Electric Refrig erators Can .Replace the Handsome Iceman , . - JAMES GLEASON He Wanted a Good Night'e Sleep So He Got Married! DON'T raSSTHIS--It's one grand laugh from beginning to end ci n ii ii m o with JOHNNY ARTHUR MARIE PREVOST MARION DAVIES LESTER VAIL TODAY " 1 1 i j i ' t 1 , III a - , 1 . r - " i x . ' - r .' "-. " J f . " " j If vi . A v -, . jr. .. ' v. ,!t t. Screen's Merriest Fun Makers Bounce Back With Grand New Laughs In a Joyous Carnival of Happy Hokum Comedy . . . Stars of "Cuckoos" "Half Shot at Sunrise'' "Hook, Une and Sinker" . . , . Rollins Laughs Down to Rio .... Bert and Bob . . Buy a Revo lution . . .Go GaGa Dodging Gringos . . Gals and Generals Defending Their Cuckoo . Kingdom Against Plots and . 1 1 lis W SI mm W IV- .tt Lit 1 'Jff tl 3MA7 n rj ., - I i with DOROTHY LEE , and 'CIMARRON Immcrtals ' Edna May Oliver r Stanley Fields TODAY 13 WARNER BROS. C"3 v T 4 - 1 IU JM-JPProached.bnt is ne ra- j..,.. !