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VAUDEVILLE AT GE4ND
NEWS OF THE THEATRES
Famous native dance in Griffith
Dancing one's way into the heart
of a man is an ordinary experience
for a graceful woman, if fiction writ
ers are to be believed, but Mary, the
ward of Old Thomas, a fisherman
widely known in the Sou* Sea W
ands, danced her way to the knowl
edge of which one, of two young
men's heart, she wanted to occupy.
This dance is one of the most fas
cinating scenes from the latest photo
drama production of D. W. Griffith,
entitled "The Idol Dancer," which
will be the attraction at the Rex the
atre, beginning Sunday.
As announced last week, Vaude
ville from the new affiliation with
the Western Manager's association
of Chicago, will be the feature offer
ing at-the Grand theatre, Saturday
The bill for this week includes,
Stanley and McConnell, comedy en
tertainers the "Two Wrens" in bits
of Scotch and Irish Perry Taylor
who is a nifty conjurer who makes
a lot of fun out of his work, and Lies
Arados who are called "The Demon
and the Clown."
The bill last week was very pleas
ing to the patrons, and it is ex
pected that the bill for this Satur
day will be equally as good.
"REMODELING HER HUSBAND"
WAS AN HILARIOUS JOB
Would you marry a handsome flirt
on the chance of reforming him?
Dorothy Gish does in her latest screen
comedy, "Remodeling Her Husband,"
which is on the bill at the Elko the
atre for tonight.
Friend Husband was an innocent
youth, but he had a weakness for
pretty feminine faces. Which is why
lie got himself into a mess with the
good-looking manicure lady and the
girl with the black bag. After his
bride, tearful and heart-broken, went
home to mother, he came to with a
But when it came to repenting and
forgiving, he found her like adamant.
And he was forced to desperate meas
ures in order to melt her hardened
heart. It would spoil your pleasure
to tell you what they were.
'Lillian Gish, the star's talented
sister directed this picture and James
Rennie is the leading man. The film
is a Paramount Artcraft and one of
the liveliest of the Gish comedies.
REXFRIDAY AND SATURDAY.
"With a story, star and production
that bids to set the pact for screen
attractions for months to come, "Pas
sions Playgrounds," adapted from the
famous story of Monte Carlo, "The
Guests of Hercules," by C. N. and
A. M. Williamson, will be shown at
the Rex theatre, commencing Friday.
The infinite opportunities for pic
turization of the famous gambling
story induced Katheryn MacDonald,
"the American beauty," to select it
as the starring vehicle for her latest
release under her contract with First
National Exhibitors' circuit. Despite
her remarkable past successes, Miss
MacDonald has never been seen in
a picture that equals "Passions Play
ground" for dramatic moments.
Snared by Society Bleeders.
Reared in a convent, the blood of
a gambler in her veins, unknown of
the ways of the world, Miss MacDon
ald takes the part of Mary Grant
who leaves the convent upon receipt
of her inheritance to make her way
to Monte Carlo. Here, Mary becomes
involved in the schemes of a set of
society bleeders whose efforts to en
snare her prove to be replete with
Perhaps no other Actionized work
dealing with the attempts of titled
personages and wealthy men and
women from all parts of the world
to stake their fortunes and titles
npon the chance-devices at Monte
Carlo has met with the popularity of
the "Guests of Hercules."
HAROLD McGRATH'S STORY.
"THE LUCK OP XHE IRISH"
Manager Harding of the Grand the
atre has made arrangements to pre
sent Allan Dwan's newest produce,
tion, "The Luck of the Irish," as the
chief attraction for his theatre on
Sunday and Monday. The. story is a
visualization of the book of the same
name written by Harold MacGrath.
It is replete with romance and ad
venture, bewitchingwecenes of the
Orient, and furious fist fights. It is
full of pep and punch, love and in
trigue. In producing the story for
the screen, .it was necessary to build
more than forty huge sets, exact rep
licas of New York streets, the streets
of Naples, a portion of St. Mark's
Cathedral in Venice, a section of the
city of Cairo, interiors and exteriors
of various sections of Singapore and
many other scenes of equal size and
elaborateness. A private yacht and
an ocean liner figure prominently in
the filming of "The Luck of the
James KIrkwood and Anna Q. Nils
son enact the principal roles and are
supported by a selected cast of well
known screen and stage artists.
AS "VILLAGE" ARTIST
Not only does Bessie Barriscale
play the part of a Greenwich Village
sculptress in "A Woman Who Un
derstood," her Robertson-Cole Super
ior picture, which is opening Friday
at the Elki theatre'for a stay of two
days, but she done a smock and act
In this atmosphere Madge Graham
the sculptress, played by Miss Bar
riscale, lives until there comes into
GRAND- Tonight Only
The Closing Three Chapters of
"THE INVISIBLE HAND"
BRAY PICTOGRAPH and CARTOON COMEDY
in "THE LAST STRAW"
The Sensational New Cowby-Soldier Star
The funniest girl on the Screen, in a
picture made of solid laughter
Directed by Lillian Gish
Come and see what this bride did! And laugh till
you ache at some brand new angles on the delicate
art of training hubbies.
ADDED ATTRACTIONS BESSIE BARRISCALE in
'The Woman Who Understood'
IP YOU WANT THRILLS
SEE "THE LAST STRAW"
Buck Jones, a new sftar p|esented
by William Fox in a story of western
ranch life, written by Harold Titus,
and entitled "The Last Straw," will
be the program at the Grand the
atre tomorrow. At the outset it can
be said that Buck Jones, by his mar
velous stunts of horsemanship, made
for himself numerous admirers and
earned the right to be called "the new
sensation of the screen."
All the thrills that one could ex
pect from a western picture were
present in "The Last Straw"and
then some. As Tom Beck, the
And a Rip-Snorting Mack
Sennett Comedy, entitled
"LET 'ER GO"
THE BEMIDJ1 DAILY ttOtfEER
her life a young musician who seems
to need love to encourage Wd stimu
late him. In a drastic manner the
young sculptress saves the musician's
life, and there springs up a love
which ends in their marriage.
Several years later arises the crisis
in the story when the Tove of the
sculptress is threatened 'by a wealthy
trifler who tells the musician that
his wofe "does not understand him."
Miss Barriscale is supported by
Forest Stanley, a handsome young
leading man, by Dorothy Gummings,
who does an excellent piece of acting
as the "other woman' 'and by Thomas
Holding as the latter's husband. Isa
belle Johnston wrote the story and
William Parke directed the picture.
hero, -Buck reveais a series of
horse-riding stunts that were truly
remarkable. He Is an actor who not
only possesses nerve and courage, but
is equally skilful with the gun and
Vivian Rich, the leading woman,
is charming, clever and daring in
LAST SHOWING TODAY
Monroe Salisbury, the Universal
star, who has entrenched himself
firmly in the favor of admirers of
the photodramatic art, appeared at
the Rex Theatre last night in his
newest release, "His Divorced Wife."
The story, from the pen of Elmer
Elliott Peake and adapted to the
screen by F. McGrew Willis, was di
rected by Douglas Gerrard. In the pic
ture Salisbury appears as Ash Whip
ple, a rugged young blacksmith in a
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village on Little Thunder Mountain,
Kentucky. Whipple aspires to the
hand of the daughter of an aristocrat,
greatly reduced in circumstances. He
has several rivals, all blessed with
more of the world's goods, but as
Ash's honest and sterling worth out
weight all else in the girl's estima
tion, they are married.
The unsuccessful suitors are not
content to let matters rest and fate
seems to play into their hands. The
young husband and father is accused
and convicted of a crime of which
he is innocent.
Mr. Salisbury is assisted by such
favorites as Charles West, Charles Le
Moyne, Alfred Allen, Alice Elliott
and Raymond Gallagher. Little
Mickey Moore, a well known child ac
tor who appeared in previous produc
tions with Salisbury, has an import
ant place in the cast. Miss Elliot
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Nance Haws, who marries the black
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