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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 03, 1913, Image 20

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PUTS SNAP INTO MOVIES
"Put snap into the picture" is
the by-phrase of Jack Richardson.
And on his determined effort to
carry that out he has built the
reputation of being willing to
"take anything" in the way of a
pounding, or a fall, or a bump, if
he gets the desired result.
Because the law of compensa
tion always works out, even with
actors, Richardson's name has
been clipped to plain "Rich"' to
offset his nearly six feet of
height.
Though it's hardly necessary to
say it, Richardson is the charac
ter man with the Flying A com
pany (American Film) at Santa
Barbara, Cal. When asked what
kind of a part he fancies most, he
drolly answered:
"Give me the heaviest 'heavies,'
the tougher the better."
A few days ago "Rich" had a
chance to prove his assertion in a
very realistic and not altogether
pleasant or safe manner. He was
to be thrown over a ciiff. in one
of the scenes of a picture, and
cowboys were to be below to
catch him.
By some misunderstanding
there was a miscalculation in
time. They missed the point
where he was to land by about
200 feet. He went over and he
went on down tihe cliff, hitting
the bottom with a thud.
The directors and members of
the company expected "Rich" o
have an awful grouch, if he wasn't
dead, when they reached him. But
he took the incident as a part of
the game; only fretting as to the
effect the mishap might have had
in the taking of the picture. As
soon as he learned the camera
v. ;
jack Richardson.
man had been grinding away, re
gardless, and that the picture
would be much more exciting,
than it could otherwise be he
laughed.
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