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F 8 THE OCPEN STANDARD-EXAMUNtK SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 5, 1920.
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"Dead Men Tell No Tales" Big
Thriller at Orphcum
I S The biggest ad most thrilling spec-
1 Ancle fever presented on the screen Is
1 nuc of the numerous features of
("Dead Men Toll No ralea," the smash-'
ting Vltagraph special production
1 .w hich will le .-how n at the rpheuni
theatre tod:: and I i ti , o rrnW.
It is the burning and Mowing up "t
1 n ship at sty. with im- l"s. t huiul-
1 '-reds of lives. A fire on shipboard
1 Vwhon (.in of iRht of land in tin- most
1 dreaded of the perils "f the ocean.
J feared hv every sailor. Add to that
1 -the horrible death held out by the ex-
1 Sploslon of barrels 'i gunpowder, a dm
J oi ; a u mi. - mi,- ia mi !v. ' he i-r ror and
M iiu- panic which ensues on th Lad
I tT.Jermyn, the gold ship hound home
."'from the diKKiiiRs in Australia.
J First, the 1 oiling of smoke at dlf-
I Kferent parts of the ship aroused the
Qbaasengers from telr sleep. They had
rccn somewhat quieted, when the cap-,
tain in a drunken race, rhvc away the
'Tsecret that the hold was full of gun
j.owdcr. What ensued inen was fas
i matin? with honor. Men became
M peaats, and fought for their Uvea, n
A Kardless of others. There were BX-
i amples of amazing heroism, too, but
1 courage which availed nothinK in the
i Kavins of hum. i ii hv es
Rut there was a little group oj,
H board ship which met the catastro
phe cooly too cooly. They were the
I members of the band who had plotted
t.l to burn and sink the ship, leave all,
I i the passengers to their doom, and row
II off With the gold filched from the
1 .'ship's strong room.
Their plans were well laid, but ihe
did not reckon with fate Jne man
I pot In the secret escaped with his life
and returned to haunt them, llow
they plotted and attempted to add him
to the list of their victims, forms one
of the fascinating chapters in this,
gripping story of high adventure and
Masters of the almost lost art of
romance are responsibli toi th ama -
Ingly strong holding quallt of the
presentation. The storj Is from the
Shovel by E. W. Hornung. famous au
thor of Raffles, and other tales win- h
held millions ot readers breathless
and still retain their vogue. Mr. and
.-Mrs George Randolph chest, r, not
' ed writers, edited th script, adding
cleft touches to make the adaption even
j more con
I i wltard of directors, made the story
II a living pulsating drama, with added
1 1 beauty of scene, dramatic suspense'
I I and power, spirited action and loui hfl
I j of character and emotional portrayal
I $ which raise the production to a niche1
I by Itself.
'"The U. P. Trail" Comes to
Alhambra Theatre Start-
I irig Tuesday
I 1 "The U. P. Trail." a Hodklnson re-;
I lease, which is coming to the Al-
I hambra theatre, is the latest photo-
I play production of Renjamln B. Hamp-
I ton, the pioneer maker of pictures, j
I j from great novels. This, the photoplay (
I 1 version of Zane Grey s most powerful
I I romance, is admitted to be the pro-
IJ ducer's most virile drama. The suc-
Mm cess of his first productions. "The
HI "Westerners," and "Deseret Gold" from';
Hi ihe novels of Stewart Edward White
HLI and Zane Grey, respectively, hoth ro-;
j leased beneath the Hodkinson ban-
Hj ner. started the wave of all-star nov-
H el productions.
H Mr. Hampton was tho pioneer of i
I this type of production, anu
HjJ drama proves that he remains unique
HJH in his ability to produce great plc-
HJJ tures that carry to the screen the un-1
HJj derlylng motive, the balance, the fln-
HJl Ish, the powerful sweep of great nov-j
HJJ els. Ho followed his Initial produc-
H Hons with Kmerson Hough's "The i
H Sagebrusher," Zane Grey's "Riders or
HJ : the Dawn" and Winston Churchill's
"The Dwelling Place of Light." and,
HJ now comes The V. P. Trail.' the mosti
HJ , powerful and vivid, the greatest trl-
HJ umph of them all.
H Critical analsis of ' The 17. P. Trail"1
HJ shows that tho appeal of this work-
HJ lies in the mighty virility of It. the
HJ vigorous humanness, the scorn of sham
It stands out.
I 4 by its strength and fearlessness, by
Ji the intensity of its drama, by. the
HHi sweet nobility of its romance. The,
HW hand of the master craftsman is seen
HJ throughout, from the selection of col-!
HH1 orful material available In the novel
Hvj to the clear, strong wording of the'
HHi titling and assembling of the complel-j
HJ; ed film The selection of actors, the';
HH are expressed In wonderful scenic, set-
H tings, the perfection of technical de-
HH tails all bear the Impress of his con-i
HH' structlve ability. The wonderful ro-'
nance of the story, combination of1
HHi dramatic tension, glamor of achieve-1
HJ Blent, warmth ,f love and mighty,
HHI heartplay of human emotions, plat ,
HJ "The I'. P, Trail'- yt the top of Mr.
HJ Hampton's list of successes, and among
HHI the few sreat photoplays of all time.
HH A brilliant motion picture director,
HH Jack Conway, handling a cast of dls-
HH tlngulShed screen artists who are seen
HJ' in the most powerful characterisations
HH' "f their career, has by their aid ex-
Hl pressed tho producer's interpretation
HJ; f ihe great elements of the Zane Grey
HJi story. Remarkable work la done by
HJ Robert McKim, Kathryn WllMams,
HJ! Marguerite lie La Motte, Joseph J
Hu Dowling. Roy' Stewart, Frederick
HJ Starr, Virginia Caldwell, C. B. Mur-
I ORPHEUM THEATRE
Wednesday, December 8
Hi J G. M. Anderson B
---J and Laughter.
1 "JUST AROUND THE CORNER" I
M 20 Weeks in New York 20 Weeks in Chicago B
'u Seat3 on Sale Monday; Prices 50c to 2.00
phy, George Berrell. and Walter lvi -ry.
These artists have in each rase
enhanced the human appeal of the
story characters and at the same time
greatly added to their own screen rep
utations. The handling of the production Is
especially remarkable In that It has,
been developed Into a photoplay which!
la not only crowded with breathless,
action, but is also convincingly human,
which has the colorful appeal of th
most romantic lime, place, and period
in the history of America, and ct is
of all places and times, and all pe-;
rlods. A work that has, in short, the
quality of universality. The Ancient
Romans and the Barbarians who de-'
troyed Rome would have enjoyed
"The I'. P, Trail" could they ha e seen
it. a greatly as the aristocrat and the,
laborer of today. language will be no
bar. The substitution of French tltleH
will make it as appealing to the blase
Parisian .trio tho " tired business man":
In New York or tho busy school girl
It is true Romance, and true ro
mance Is universal. ,
"The Moneychangers" Big Su
perspecial Starts at
A tremendous all-star Benjamin',
I!. Hampton photodrama, "The Money!
Changers." comes to the Ogden thea
tre today. Using the basic theme of
I'pton Sinclair's novel. 'The Money-1
Changers," Mr. Sinclair and Mr.
I impton wrote a new story for the
"The Money-Changers" is as re-
markable for the assemblage of fa
mous players who compose the cast,'
SS for it smashing action and Intense
Robert McKlm. famous screen vll-l
lain, plays the man of high finance
and head of the gang of drug trufflck-'
ers. Roy Stewart, virile and forceful..
Is the newspaper reporter who con
ducts a daring raid on the drug ring.'
Claire Adams, the charming Can-
adlan star, plays the rolo of tho hero
ine, and beautiful Audrey Chapman.!
is seen as the adventuress. Edward
Poll enacts an unforgettcble charac
ter Lang Choo Kang. the Hatchet
man, uther parts have been entrust-;
ed to George Webb, Gertrude Claire,
Betty Brice, Zack Williams. Saddle
Earle. Stanton Heck, Harvey. Clark!
and Harry Tennehrook.
Edna Wallace Hopper in Lively
Rural Comedy Coming
Edna Wallace Hopper, noted com
edienne, will be seen with an e, cl
ient supporting cast at the Orpheum
theatre next Wednesday night in "Just
Around the Corner,' a rural eoiuedy
of love and optimism. Miss lloppci
has just closed a very successful tour
of the Pacific coat. Seats on sale
Monday. A San Erancjsco critic says
of her performance:
Before a representative San Tran
cisco audience that filled (he Savoy
theatre last night Edna Wallace Hop
per, star of G. M. Anderson's bucolic
comedy, "Just Around the Corner."
proved her Inalienable right to be
classed as one of the foremost comma
dienr.es of the American stag... n
j was her first appearance In Ban Pran
i claco in well, a very long time She
' was not entirely forgotten despite her
lenghty absense. Her first appear
, a was the signal for a burst of ap
plause and as act followed act the ap
proval of the first ulghteifl ffn W from
, mild enthusiasm t.i pronounced accla
mation. In snorf. - Just Around the
; Corne r." develops I Into a personal
triumph for th star,
j. George V, rTobttrt an 1 Herbert Hall
i Wmsiow have written what might be
termed a "smart comedy." Jt 1m ,,f
tho usual bucolic typ.. tha: la it Intro-
I Ye Towne Letters
With Apologies to K. C. B.
I To The Chief of Police FOR SOMETHING
YESTERDAY OR OTHER
I I WROTE a NOW I want
LETTER T0 KNW
AND IT was ANOTHER THING
I . AND AS he
I A POLITE LETTER
txt t , DIDN'T ANSWER me
IN AN envelope T ,
I am askino- you
I STAMP ON T
IF THEY DO
'N EVERYTHING TAT7TT11
I m LAUGH AND IT
I TO YOUR city Attorney
1 ASKING HIM IS TOO Loud
IF ANYBODY WOULD YOU arrest
THAT CAME to THEM OR have
1 SEE "JUST Around the Corner" Y0UR
j WITH EDNA Wallace Hopper WITH THOSE brass buttons
J! AT THE ORPHEUM ARREST THEM
DECEMBER the 8th FOR DISTURBING the
j (REMEMBER THE date) PEACF?
AND DIDN'T laugh TTTJ'
1 COULD THEY be 1 THANK YOU.
J ARRESTED I q. U.
duces many exaggerated "rube" char
arters and ih- stor often is su'omt
ed by the cleverness of the dialogue,
but at no point in the three :i, ,i, , -the
Interest lag for a single Riomi r
The authors have suiiplled
Kopper with pages or clever lines and
she puts them over" with effective
adroitness. In fact, tho effervescent
sprlghtllness exhibited by the- star In
her many scenen is one of the chief de
HfTh.H of the performance.
Just Around the Corner," concerns
tho adventures of a comely youhg New
York widow suffering from financial
anaemia who Invades a small country
town to take charge of a general store
left her by her late husband The
town "boss" proceeds to make things
hot for her anil by udOfhanded con
niving attempts to drive her out In
disgrace. The widow with her cheer
philosophy and feminine sagacity
proves more than a match for hor ait-1
ta'oiilst and. of course, right is trl-j
umphant to tho utter chagrin of tho
Lighthouse Scene of Action in
Film at Alhambra
Maurice Tourner comes to the front
again with a brand new atmosphere
setting for his latest feature. "Deep
Waters." This time it is a liKht house
the story weaving itseit around ihe
construction of the light, with thrill I
lng action during a heavy storm and
shipwreck at night.
Many new photographic effects have
been cleverly done In this Tourneur
offerinK- Night scenes with the ro, kj
coast, the town and its people and the
scene of the ship make "Deep Waters"
a gripping sea story.
In addition, the excellent cast does
some fine work. Betty West, the girl
of the story, Is played by Mr. Tour
neur's new find. Barbara liedford,
Jack Oiibert. who adapted the iton
from P. Hopkinson Smith's book.
leb West. Master Diver, " also pi, -an
important part in the n , ' 1 , p
Waters" will be shown at the Alham
bra theatre for two days, commenc
Pill guns m
Reduction in Armaments Re
duces Danger of War.
Swedish Leader Holds
B Mil rOM BRl ) mi:
European Manages1 . ES. v
GENEVA. Switzerland. Nov. 30.
IJranting. Sweden's first Socialist prc
Bller and now head of that nation's
delegation In the league assembly, be
lieves: "If we reduce armaments we
likewise reduce the danger of wart
for military men are always tempted
to try In actual warfare tho machlm
they have built.
"The abolition of armaments can't
, be done by a stroke of the pen. bu
the big thing is that here in Geneva
we are making a beginning We are
Planting the seed now, future meet
ings of the assembly will see the re-,p
mrr of the harvest that will be a bit
lng to the world "
CA1 TIOXS IMERICA
Brahtlng adds a word of warning to
I the United States not to expect too
i much of the assembly or the leagu'
at the start.
"The millenlum." he said, "will not
be brought about In a day. week or
Brantlng started life as an astrono
mer, but gave that up for newsp ip, r
work, devoting himself to the struj;
gle for the betterment of the masses
of hi;? country.
W'hen we i tlked bis room was filled
with masses of roses sent In honor of
his sixtieth birthday The table was
idled with congratulatory telegrams,
not only from Scandinavia, but from !
, all parts of the world. Including many
from Scandinavians in the l'niw,i
M S nil.c.T II HIT,
"The league of nations is the best I
hope ,,f mankind for better things, and
the assembly can do much to brine :
' la hope to fulfillment.
More democratic than the council,!
II more nearly represents tho aspir-1
i Kiin of the plain people of all nar
tions. Tho assembly Itself can stud)
the pressing question of reduction Of
armaments and bring the matter to
focus before the council and each na
;n In the league.
Heretofore In league deliberation
armaments have been studied as mill !
lary xpicatlons. But ns regards plain j
people It Is an economic question
'The nations which feel compelled
to keep up big armies take large num-
bers of the finest young men out of;
production for some of the best year",
Of their life and put them in the waste
life of barracks.
"Furthermore, the universal coni-j
plaint Is about national debts, taxes I
and liv ing costs. The speediest way I
to belter these things Is abolition 6f
armaments, but this can't be done by j
a stroke of the pen. It Is one of the I
moKt difficult and Intricate subjects!
in the world. It will take long study
much negotiation, and much accom
modation of conflicting interests.
"The main thing here In Geneva iu
that we are making a beginnnlng with
th subject. If finally we reduco ar-
'"'I Jilt: MUiifcy,,
Another Guaranteed Supei-Snecial See it! J
OGDEN THEATRE I
mamenta we likewise reduce the dan-'
ger of wars.
'Military men always are tempted
to try the big machine they have built i
to see whether it works In actual .war
tare. ot I l OOK i Mi l Ki.
"I will leave Geneva considerably
more optimistic than I came. It means
much lo have representatives of forty
one nations meeting In the same room,
debate the same subjects, and reach
"Tho mere coming together rubs the
corners off of men s minds and diSBl
"The next meeting of tho assembly
will be easier than this one. Tho1
- - -jnrr-;..T I -. -
ground Is being broken at this meet
ing, the seeds are being planted. Fu-J
"irr meetings will see the growth of
the grain, the reaping of the harvest
"We can make that harvest a bless
ing to the world if we will but have
Ihe patience, make haste slowly, an-1
advance surely and with good will."
TRIED TO DIE.
PLYMOUTH, England, Dec 41 '
Kelly tried to commit suicide but not M
very hard. Ship Ju9t tanded here from ,HJ
Australia report It. Two times Kel-
ly jumped overboard in shark-infested EHl
tropical waters. Two times boats were
sent to rescue him. Two times Kelly Ufl
I was found swimming strongly. iHl
Ye Gods, Look! I
What Is the World Coming to? Note This Ghastly Review:
Lew Boyle in Dutch! "Horrors !"
Z.: r&.jor in an Asylum! More Horror8!M
Ken Tripp in Confusion! "Gobs of Horrors!"
Ben Young Insane! "Oh, i Swoon!"
Arlo Andeiiion in Despair! "Gurgle, Gurgle." I
Wilford Moench in Love! "Taps Flowers."
Delbe: Craven in the Way! "Carols of Memory."
SEE AND HEAR I
Fay King sing "The Little Girl Up There" I
Mayme Wright do the Yarna Yama dance
Ann Chaffin in Love's Young Dreams
Vera Delameter Crying Her Eyes Out
All of this accompanied by 40 clever dancing girls; 180 beautiful costumes;
specially painted scenery, and 24 captivating musical numbers including
"The Yama Yama Man," "The Hypnotic Kiss," "Little Miss Up-to-Date," I
"Good Night, Sweetheart," will be seen in
I "THREE TWINS"
v at the ,
MONDAY AND TUESDAY EVENINGS, DECEMBER 13 AND 14
Staged and directed by Bob Major; Musical Directors, Marcellus Smith
and William H. Manning
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