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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 1922
TIP TOP-ICS DOUG HAS NEW PICTURE THAT BEATS 'EM ALL If You Don't Like a Laugh, Stay Away From the "Nut;" It It a Scream Of Course There May Be a Plot; But Do Not Worry, For It l Painless For downright hilariousness nor sense, "The Nut" takes the barbed wire bath sponge. It is a Douglas Fairbanks conglomeration of eight reels of wild-eyed foolishness of a kind which threaten to strain ribs and fracture whala-bona stays and it comes to the Tip Top theater next Sunday night. As to the plot that doesn't mat ter so much. "The Nut" is a love story, but of the Fairbanks brand, and even the love scenes are pure comedy. ' From the moment the hero, Chas. Jackson, grandson of President An drew Jackson, if you please, wakes one bright morning in his Green wich Village apartment until l.e marries the girl of his choice a few days later in a New York police court, there is super action of the triple-compound type. The Nut is well named, for a nut has a pechant for inventing things which do not work the way they "are planned is the hero, and the trouble he ;ots M.nwlf into try' ing to help the girl of his heart out of some of her pet schemes can not be described in words. It takes pictures and Fairbanks to do it Certainly Fairbanks has employed some startling innovation in creat ing comedy. Wax figures, fireworhs, incenae which put everyone to sleep as well as some of his own comical "inventions" are used with knock out effects. There is Just a silver thread of seriousness in the picture, repre sented by the "mission" in life of the heroine, charmingly played by Margueriate La Motte, who inlieves that children of the sluni3 given re fined influences a few hours a day will grow better men and women "The Nut" does not aspire to the pretentiousness of "The Three Mus kctters," The Mark of Zorro," and similar historical or semi-historical Fairbanks creations. It is strictly modern and strictly laugh provoking. "NICE PEOPLE" STORY OF JAZZ-MAD WORLD, COMING TO TIP TOP William De Mille has gone the lim it in the production of "Nice Feo pie," a Paramount screen story of the present jazz-mad world, featur ing Wallace Reid, Bebe Daniels, Julia Faye and Conrad Nagel, which will be at the Tip Top theater Wednes day, January 3. Not that Do Mille has done any thing improper. He has, however, drawn some exceedingly strong pic tures to put over his idea that "nice people" have higher ideals and con duct themselves differently than the average so-called smart-set. Let it be said here 1 that "Nice People" is timely inasmuch as there has been much smoke and a little fire in the press recently concerning smoking in theaters. Smokers and non-smokers will agree after they have seen "Nico People" that never in screen history have so many cig arettes been consumed in the making of a feature. Cocktail drinking, promiscuous kiss ing. cran shooting, the wearing of daring feminine clothes and the dar ing situations into which young girls plunge themselves quite as a matter of course in these days may hold the majority vote, but none the less are not the ways of "nice people" is the lesson which De Mille has taught in this production, although without resort to heavy drama, for "Nice People" is essentially a com edy. Bebe Daniels has the strongest role of her career, and likewise the lead role of the picture, although Wallace Reid also figures prominently. This picturization of the famous stage success furnished by Lottie Blair Baker and Joseph" Orismer goes much farther than the original tale. Mr. Griffith has begun where they halted. He has not made it a pro vincial thing; attempting to ex plain nothing he has welded a theory of eternal love, and in so doing has removed his people from time and period. Possessed of a vision and mentality too great to be handicapped by anythirg, he has brought forth an epic far more than clever it has the ring of genius. The simple fun of plain people is brought forth in greater measure than the stage play ver sion could ever hope to attain and offers keen contrast to the suf fering and woe of Anra Mooro her hopes and struggled. Probably the greatest cast of capable play ers ever assembled for a motion picture production was engaged in the making of this work and it ends in a thrilling climax of spec tacular scenes amid the veenr.g flaws of a New England blizzard and the explosive breaking of a river ice gorge, all of which en thrall ns only a Griffith effort can move auiiienc(S. ine tenner lini ments, the tragic episodes, the laughable situations and the stir rintr scenes are accentuated by un usual orchestral accompaniment pronounced the most ambitious yet attempted in the theater. i GRIFFITH'S LATEST PICTURE GREATEST OF THEM ALU Unusual interest atiaches to the opening of the coming engagemi nt in this community of D. W. Grif fith's great spectacle, "Way Down East," which will be seen for the first time here on Saturday, Decem ber 30 and Monday, January 1st, at the Tip Top theater. "Way Down East" will be presented here for a period of two days. If such be possible, this latest mas terful production by the genius of the screen bids fair to eclipse even the enormous vogue enjoyed by "The Birth of a Nation." Now being offer ed in the leading cities of the land, "Way Down East" is attracting cap acity throngs and seats are sought weeks in advance. Made for Hawaii "LEHUA" Typewriting Carbon Non-smutting, Clear-cut im pressions. Makes up to 20 copies in one operation. Write for Free Sample. Hawaiian News & Thrum's, Ltd. Bishop St., Honolulu EE IP TOP THEATRE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27 JACKIE COOGAN in "TROUBLE 99 They call it "Trouble" but ' you will find three smiles for every tear. More than n comedy more than a drama a poignant heart holder, wiih the Kid as orpliant, plumber, witness, farmer, through five reels that are gladsome and sadsome, and regular -lad-some. Here's the only trouble you'll enjoy. Wallace Beery and Gloria Hope head the big supporting cast. And Queenie, Jack's pup ,is ther eall the time tryii'g to steal the picture. Saturday and Monday D.-W. Griffith's great spectacle Way Down East " 3 3d H it CARPENTERO Filipino light-weight champion of Hawaii TO FIGHT at the RIZAL DAY CELEBRATION on Saturday, December 30, 1922 at 4:30 p. m. at WAIPOUL1 RACE TRACK Don't Miss This The first Time on Kauai LM in; mm $$mmw I . Sunday If you don't like to away from "The Nut." r . xkMmm'jsxs.x. VA in T,l"$ . Pi I loves a lady who loves a hobby and when he pt: -sues her troubles pws'js him. Yet he overcomes everything in his inimi table wcy r.r.d "rhe r.uK proves to be s real red rV, blooded men. there may worry, for laugh, Btay Of course be a plot, but don't it is painless. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 Wallace Reid in "NICE PEOPLE" Coming Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and 13 Willi I: something snappy, romantic, exciting, full of tense action, bubbling over with Ro mance, chivalry and glamor? Well, here it is DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS "The Mark of Zorro" TJfl AT AUCTION One 1920 Essex Touring Car in good condition will be Sold at Auction in front of the County Building at 1 2 m., January 6th to satisfy creditors.