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cess of toeing transferred' to the mov
ing picture screen.
Vivid scenes and striking climaxes,
in, which the destruction of the tem
ple and the slaying of the Phillis
tines will be graphically and realist
ically portrayed, -are jiow being made.
The production isstaged by J.Far
rell McDonald at the big west coast
studios of the Universal Film Com
pany. The scenario was written by
M. De La Parelle.
The role of Sampson, the strong
man, is being interpreted by J. War
ren Kerrigan, whose popularity as a
"movie" idol is as far-famed as the
photoplay itself. T5 give added in
terest to the film, Katherine Kerri
gan, Jack's sister, is playing opposite
him in the character of Delilah.
By special arrangements, she left
the "Everywoman" company in New
York, with which she has been play
ing for the lastyear, to take this part
in the one picture. After she has
finished it she will return to New
York and to the company.
To those who question the real ex
pense and work attached to the pro
duction of a big picture play' like
"Samson and Delilah" this picture,
showing a scene in the process of
construction, may fee very interest
ing. Real carpenters, real nails, real
saws, real hammers and real lumber
lots of it were being used in the
building of the temple the day I vis
ited the west coast studios. I saw the
men at work just as you see them
Kerrigan and Director MacDonald
both told me that there would be
something like 600 people used in
the picture for the big scenes. They
estimated the 60st of producing the
temple scene, alone, at about $5,000,
and the cost of the entire picture at
They figured about a month for the
construction of buildings, and ano
other month for production. The
completed picture will be in four
reels. The story will follow the Bibli
cal story quite closely, being as ac
curate in costuming and scenes as
time, thought and money can make
BY FRED SCHAEFER ' ,t
Two persons exchange clothing
and fool everybody.
Comedy characters always eat like
wolves. . ,
"Country policemen are always
Cheating in a card game always -calls
for a gunplay.
Somebody always hides someone
who is being pursued by a sheriff's
All that is necessary to "break down
a locked door is to swing at it with a
cane bottomed chair.
Lovers who desire to efface each
other's memory are always possess
ed of means enough to trayel extensively-
abroad. They accidentally
meet on the Mediterranean or in
' o o r-
Manuel, the former king, of Por
tugal, is plastering his new home in
England with pink: and he will nob
have anything blue in it. Blue is ab- .
horrent to him.
Lady of the House (to persistent'
pedlar) If you don't go away imme
diately I shall whistle for the dog.
Pedlar (calmly) Then let me sell
you a whistle, mum.