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Solomoi, one of the four sons of the
depeased Anselm Rothschild; tp mar-
ry.nis daughter, Charlotte, to a bank?
rupt prince. " ' s
A Solomon's brothers reluctantly
agree to hisT ambitious;proJect, which
Involves a huge loan to the 'prince--the
family is virtually buying--film.
But the old grandmother protests.
Fate is with her. She had one1 grand
son, Jacob, who has never seen his
cousin Charlotte. Both are -summoned
to the momentous family-council,
the call of the "movies" is James K.
Hackett. He has gone onto thescreen
in the leading role of "The Prisoner
of Zenda." In his supporting cast dre
such prpminent stage people as-Wal-?
ter Hale, Frazer Coulter and, SkraaT
Gale Haynes. ( .
"!Hl B. Warner is not finding it easy
to. find another such starring vehicle5
as "Alias Jimmy Valentine." His
third1 atteinpt since he quit robbing'
safes is iha, quee piece called "Ther
they promptly fall in Jove, and Solo
mon's plans are shattered.
The greatest attraction ot'the piece
is the acting of JVIathilde CottrellK as'
the grandmother, who reveals Her
self as a truly wonderful artist. Frank
Losee rings true as SoloihonTand Ed--ward
Emery injects a comedy clement;-
as Anselm, 'the eldest brother.
Pedro Cordoba is rather a sad" Jacob'
arid Alma Belwin a charming Char
lotte. .- m
The latest addition-tothe list of
welMmown actors whp have heard
GhosFBreaker" at the Lyceum.
The play, by Paul Dickey and
Charles W. Goddard, is a sort of a
romantic farcical, .melodrama, in
which a young American, after an
unusual meeting witha Spanish prin
cess, goes to her' castle to subdue
a ghost that has been troubling her.
The. ghost is a villainous relative,
whom our young hero, of course?
properly castigates. J
Warner swings through hisrole
easily- enough, and the rest of the
company do th'e best that could be
done with the material given them, i