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Shabby and thin,-hut -with fire in his
eye and fists doubled to repell this
assault upon the sanctity of his
home. Seeing his father he halted
"Come here, my boy," cried the old
man. "It's all forgotten the clock
ran down. Come home with me and I
will tell you all about it."
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
THE REAL MAN BEHIND THE GUN
IS A DIRECTOR
Rollin S. Sturgeon.
The director of a moving picture
company of players is the "man be
hind the gun."
t Clever, adaptable, quick-witted ac
tors are necessary. Plots are neces
sary. Scenery is necessary. But the
man who puts the whole together;
who tells each player what to do and
when to do it, is really the guiding
spirit and the mainspring of the suc
cessful "movie" picture.
. fes i th .picture of P,ohn .
Sturgeon, the director of the Western
Vitagraph company at Santa Monica,
California. He's not very big and he
doesn't make any ostentatious show
of his knowledge. But he is one of
the best directors in the business.
He believes in making the most
careful, painstaking study of a char
acter before it is attempted. He
makes every effort to secure -the right
atmosphere in order to bring the
player into harmony with the part.
He is of the opinion that a man
may be an artiste when following the
profession of directing "movies" just
as when following one of the aes
If you'd like to know the real sci
ence of "movie" directing drop in and
have a chat with genial Rollin Stur
geon at his Pacific coast studio.
WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE
An Irishman and Scotsman were
traveling across a Western prairie.
The sun beat down fiercely, their
food supply was at a minimum, and
it needed all their grit to keep their
spirits from giving way completely.
The state of the larder greatly
troubled the Irishman. .
"We have shot but one quail today,
Sandy," said he.
"Eh, mon, I ken it's a wee bittie,"
responded Sandy, "and not eno' for
twa of us."
So the comrades decided that the
bird should be eaten next morning
by the one who dreamed the best
dream during the night
The Irishman awoke first next
"An." phwat did you dream, San
dy?" he asked.
"Well," answered the Scot, "I
dreamed I saw a beautiful basket and
I got into it and was borne to bonnie
The Irishman looked at him intent
ly, with a twinkle in his blue eyes. '
"And I dreamed," he said, "that I
saw you goin' away, and, thinking
you wouldn't return, I got up and at?
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