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THE, SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 1920.
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COH.H TH EATRE flV J?
New Pays Opening This Week
MO.V DA V Hippodrome "Mood Times," now spectacle, presented by Char la
Eltllft Theatre, -'Ladle' M(tnt," produced by A. Tr. Woods; three act
comedy, by ('harlton Andrews and Avery Hopwood. IfJ the cast are
John Cumberland, Charles Ruffles, Allyn King, Evelyn Uonnell and
Punrli nnd Judy Theatre. "The (ilrl with Carmine Lips," prosented by
tho uuthor, Wilson Colllson; farce comedy In three acts and a pro
logue, I" the cast are Wilfred Clarice, Dallas Welford, Edna Leslie
Mid Mrn. IorrlnKton.
Rival Wall Street Plays Just
Produced Are Not So Siniilar as
' to Alarm Anybody but Managers
OTH Mr. Brady and Mr. 'Woods have called attention so emphatically
to their line of fall and winter Wall Street plays that it would be
rude not to look at th lot as attentively as the managers beseech the
public to. The layman would observe so little resemblance between them
that the possibility of rivalry seems excluded. But entrepreneurs have their
own sensitive views concerning their property.
In "Opportunity," which Is Mr. Brady's best bet In th line of the
nnuncmi piny, uwra uavis naa written an enecuve melodrama in accordance I ... 11B,i., ,r, f ,u. ,,,
After Life Is Theme of New Film Play
"Jiarthbound," a film from the novel
by Basil King dealing with tho after
with the pattern ho has Wowed for so many years. The play is built with
no observance of any law of probability nor is there any attempt to hold I
up the mirror to any kind of nature ever seen outside a playhouse. But Mr,
wn In the original Broadhurst produc
. , . , .lull. .1, li.'1, i.I-l t.ilil .! I . l BP iruill
life, produced by Eminent Authors Pic- nr MM ,,'., ,ml. , STIm-Io.
I Koster, Frank Jonasson. Misses Lillian
teen Put together on he screen as they dior in his small home town. The usual
digest of news weeklies and a musical
programme by the Symphony Orchestra
und distributed by Goldwyn, will be
shown at the Astor Tluatre on Wcdnes-
Davls's story is theatrically Interesting. He has painted the character of dy ncx'-
the office boy In his rise to riches in a way to Interest the public that loves i whether th
melodrama. The tup at the hearts strings, without which no Dlav of this I the booy, !
kind can hope for success, Is orthodox.
the one who standa at his side through-
Out every statre of his rise. When he
turns away from her to another there
comes of this disloyalty nothing- worse
than a further opportunity for the wife
to prove her love. Not only is the hero
forgiven by the spectators, but the wife
becomes more lovable to them than
The circumstances about this young
hero's progress are picturesque and the
scenes are full of color. .Not one of
them will stand analysis from any stand
ard of ethics or probability or common
sense. This deficiency never yet, how
ever, was able to impair the popularity
Of melodrama that satisfied in other
ways. There Is throughout the whole
play a richer fiction and a fuller canvas
for the exposition of Mr. Davis's mannl
klns than "Crooked Gamblers" can pro
Tide. Kaniuel Shipman and Perclval Wilde,
writers of "Crooked Gamblers." who are
progressing smoothly in the grooves of
the well made play, have succeeded in
Inipartlng to their hearers greater plausi
bility than th figures of "Opportunity"
possess. During the first and second
acts of the play there Is a more or less
successful effort to imitate life, but In
reality there is no more probability about
the work at the Hudson Theatre than
the other. The stream of vlsHors to the
tire factory, the assembly of all sorts and
conditions of men at the complimentary
dinner and the intrusion of the ruined
speculator at this party these incidents
re no more likely to occur In any re
cognizable social milieu than the arrival
of the unhappy wife at the4 boarding
house In the second episode of "Oppor
tunity" or the Montlanaldo smash at the
close of tho fifth scene.
But MM. Shlpman and Wilde are
careful enough and skilful enough to
Stake their characters seem more 'prob
able. They keep them altogetber sub
ordinated to the preparation of the third
act. in which the sensations of the play
arc condensed. They do not een allow
thfm to say or do anything which might
afford diversion to tho audience. They
must stick In their meticulous accumu
lation of Incidents bearing on the Wall
Street battle to the baldest narration of
Then the heroine of this story cf love
Is more or les irrelevant. She Is not In
the least indispensable to the tale. It
eculd have moved very well without her.
Then Robert Milton has chosen to In
terpret the Woods work In the tetms of
The woman of tho hero's heart Is
a more modern form than melodrama.
There is almost a suspicion that Mr.
Heady, instead of struggling to Impart
to the scenes of "Opportunity'' an ap
pearance of reality, felt that they were
very much better when they were acted
In the spirit of all the Owen Davis plays
Mr. Milton, on the other hand, seems to
have tried to keep his men and women
down to a lower key of expressiveness
u.i til they wore able in tho third act to
yoll their heads off. Then Mr. Milton
!:ad in the main much more capable and
experienced actors to bend to his will
than Mr. Brady did at least than be
did at the first representation of "Op
portunity," whatever they may be at
present. Each of the two plays has its
own merits ; they are not so similar,
moreover, as to alarm anybody but a
flustered theatre manager In the dog
MUSIC IN FILM THEATRES.
Playe That Continue
"The Gold Diggers" Lyceum
"Abraham Lincoln" Cort
' The Famous Mrs. Fair" Miller's
"The Micht Boat" Liberty
"Silks and Satins" Cohan
New Amsterdam Roof
"Ed Wynn Carnival" Selwyn
"Honey Girl" Cohan ft Harris
"Not So Long Ago" Booth
"Foot Loose" Little
"Scandals of 1920" Globe
"Seeing Things" '.Playhouse
"Zlegfeld Follies". . .New Amsterdam
"Cinderella on Broadway,"
TJIrl In Spotlight" Knickerbocker
"Come Seven!" Broadhurst
"Nine o'Clock Revue." "Midnight
Rounders". . ,'. .Century Promenade
"Poor Little Rlts Girl' ...Central
"Opportunity" 41th Street
"Crooked Gamblers" Hudson
"The Charm School' BIJou
"The Americans in France". . Comedy
"Scrambled Wives" ......Fulton
At the Rivoll the overture. Frederick
Stahlberg and Joseph Llttau conducting,
will be from "Mansanlello," by Daniel
Auber. Ceaaro Nest, tenor, will sing the
arioso from Leoncavello's "I Pagllacci,"
and Luciano Nava will play as a horn
solo "Nocturne," by Frederick Stahlberg,
conductor of the Rivoll orchestra. An
other dance novelty will be Introduced,
with Paul Oscard and .May Kitchen In
the principal roles. The organ solo will
be "Grand Choeur," by Joseph Callaerts,
to be played by Prof. Flrmin Swlnncn.
The musical feature at the Capitol will
be Llsst's "Thirteenth Rhapsody," an
orchestral selection with special arrange
ment by Erno Rapee. The orchestra will
be personally conducted by Mr. Rapee
and the number will be featured by a
Cilmbalom cadenza by Bela Nyarl. An
other feature will be Chamlnade's "Scarf
Dance," a specially devised terpslchorean
number by Alexander Oumansky. The
number will be presented by Miles. Jessie
York, Marie Harding and Jessie Roggi.
As a prelude to the feature picture "The
Carnival," by Felix Foudraln, will be
sung by Bertram Peacock, assisted by
the Capitol ensemble under the direction
of William Axt and the orchestra.
' At the Strand Manager Joseph L.
Plunkett has arranged a musical ro.
gramme headed by a musical novelty,
"Fiddle and I," rendered as a harp, vio
lin and vocal trio, by Anna Maria De
Mllita, harpist; Antonio Braglio, violin
ist, and Lois Bennett, soprano. John
Hart, baritone, will sing a ballad, Her
bert Slsson and Frank Smith will render
solos on the pipe organ and the orchestra
will play selections from "H. M. S. Pina
fore." Carl Edouarde and Francis W.
Sutherland will conduct.
Hugo Rlesenfeld has selected Rossini's
"La Gazza Ladra" (The Hawk) to
supply the overture for the Rlalto The
atre. Mr. Rlesenfeld will conduct. Miss
Mary Fabian, soprano, will sing Masche
rome's "For All Eternity," and Joseph
Alessl, trumpet virtuoso, will play "I
Hear You Calling Me." The organ solo,
which, will be played by Frank Stewart
Adams, will be "Concert Overture In C
Minor." by Alfred Holllnj.
It touches on the question
I human soul, released from
s still bound to this world
by ties of feeling reacting emotionally In
the same way as when the individual
was alive. T. Hayes Hunter directed
the production and Edfrld Bingham
wrote he continuity.
Jltss Annette Kellermann, diving
"Venus." will be seen at the Strand this
week in a photoplay entitled "What
Women Love," presented by Sol Ix'sser
ond produced under the direction of Nate
Watt. Miss Kellermann portrays the
role of Annabelle Cotton, daughter of
a social reformer, who is kidnapped and
.smuggled aboard a steamship. Here and
In Honolulu she encounters numerous
thrilling situations. The play also
abounds with comic situations, and a
love story Is woven Into the plot. The
supporting cast Includes Ralph Lewis,
Wheeler Oakman, Walter Long, Bull
Montana and Carl Ullman. A special
scenic stago setting en rapport with the
picture will be presented by John Hart,
barytone, as the soloist. There also will
be a new comedy, scenic and educational
studies and the Strand Topical Review.
Bryant Washburn in "What Happened
to Jones" will be the feature of the
programme nt the Rivoll. Elmer Harris
prepared the scenario from George
Hroadhurst's stage success and James
Cruz directed. The two precious bottles
of whiskey, the revenue agents, the boot
legging and the reformer-crook have
Ilghton and Caroline Rankin and Rich
ard Cummlngs,, A Sunshine comedy,
"Ten Nights Without a Barroom," flts
In with the theme of the feature film. A
scenic. "The Alchemy of Winter." and
the Rivoll Pictorial complete the film
part of the programme.
Erich von Strohelm's latest produc
tion, "The Devil's Pass Key," adapted
from Baroness Do Meyer's story,
"Clothes and Treachery," a drama of
the secrets of the fashionable Parisian
ateliers, is the feature at the Capljol.
The story of the young wife of a
Parisian playwright who becomes In
nocently Involved In a scandal later
used by the husband for a dramatic
vehicle, 'but without the knowledgo of
the part played In the scandal by his
wife, is depicted on the screen by .Sam
De Grasse. Miss Una Trevelyn. Clyde
Fillmore, Miss Maude George, Leo White,
Miss Mae Busch. Miss Ruth King und
Jack Matheis. The direction and sce
nario are both by Miss von Strohelm.
Another "Illiterate Digest" offering by
Will Rogers, a comedy and incidental
films round out the programme.
In addition to the California Bathing
Girls, who begin the third week of their
engagement in "A Beach Promenade,"
Moss's Broadway will have a new five
reel comody drama, "Fickle omen,
and Billy B. Van In "Snake?," a two
reel comedy. "Fickle Women" is a
First National production directed by
Fred J. Butler with a cast including
David Butler, Eugenie Hesscrole, Harry
Todd and Lillian Hall. The story was
adapted from the Saturday Evening Post
tale, "Sitting on the World," and deals
with the adventures of a returned sol-
EMFET TO PRODUCE FILMS.
In announcing the organization of
Guy Empey Productions, Inc., of which
he Is president the star-producer dis
closed the news that his company will
make a series of comedy-dramas of
American life, of which the first Is
"Oil." "This picture," says Mr. Empey,
"typifies to my mind the type of photo
play which audiences everywhere are
most desirous of seeing. In the first
place It Is a story of the lives of Amer
icans and tells the story of the greatest
romance In American history since the
gold rush of 1519. '
FALL AND WINTERW
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Than Will Prevail After September First
Neckpieces and Muffs
SeaHne Coats, 30 in. rong
French Seal Coats and Wraps,
Hudson Seal Coats, Capes
and Dolmans, 45 in. iong
Alaska Seal Coats, Capes
and Dolmans, 45 in- lo"g ,
Remodeling and Repairing
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affording economy and early Fall use.
Fifth AvenueBetween 33th & 36th Street.
under Enrico Llede's direction, will be
Miss Mary Miles CSIIntcr in 'A Cum
berland Romance.'' adapted from the
story "A Mountain Europa." by John
Fox, Jr.. wltt be, tho chief attraction at
the Itlalto. Charles Mnlgne, whose pro
ductions hereafter will bear his name
rather than the star's, directed this work
for Mr. Realart. The story deals with the
love of an fcastern ypung man for la
mountain girl of the Cumberland.
Others In the cast with the star arc
Monte Blue. John Bowers, Guji Oliver
and Miss Martha .Mattox. comedy
and the Rlalto magazine are the other
two film offerings.
"Humoresque" begins Its eleventh
week at the Criterion.
Next week's features at Locw's New
Tork will Include "Romance," a screen
version of the famous stage success,
starring Miss Doris Kcane. on Monday.
On Tuesday Will Rogers, in his newest
Western photoplay, "Cupidr, the Cow
puncher" ; also Mack Sennett's latest
comedy, entitled "The Quack Doctor" ;
Wednesday, the Japanese star, Sessue
Hayakawa, In "An Arabian Knight'' ;
Thursday, the stage and screen star.
Miss Alice Brsdy, In her newest suc
cess, "A Dark Lantern" ; Friday, double
feature day, will Introduce Harry Carey
In "Blue Streak McCoy" and Miss Made
line Traverse in "The Spirit of Ood" ;
Saturday Enid Bennett, In an excellent
photodrama, "Hairpins." Sunday will
Introduce Douglas Fairbanks In "The
Foreign Actors to Join 01(1
Favorites in Now Spectacle
Miss Yurka Hopes It Will
Bring About Better Under
standing, of France.
The "biggest opening" of thb thea
trical season Is scheduled for to-morrow
night biggest from the public view
point because of the great capacity of
the Hippodrome ; biggest also as a stage
production because of the superslze of
the spectacle with its organization of
more than 1,000 persons. Charles Dil!
inghnm has chosen as the name of this,
the sixth of his scries of Hippodrome
spectacles, "Good Times." It Is by
R. H. Burnslde, who conceived and
staged the Ave predecessors, while the
musical setting is by Raymond Hubbell.
The programme will be subdivided
Into three sections, with nineteen scenes.
With tho engagement of the Berlo
Sisters, aquatic performers, and the re
turn of Miss Dorothy Gates, whose dive
from the celling of the amphitheatre1
last season was one of the features of
"Happy Days." It is safe to predict that
the huge tank again will bo Ingeniously
The vocal and dancing interludes and
ensembles will be even more pretentious
and elaborate than before, as more
than 500 singers and dancers are con
cerned , jn them. Miss Belle Story
again is the principal prima donna.
Since the armistice agents have
searched abroad for novelties with
which to provide additional variety to
the forthconilns spectacle. Among
these are Ferry f'orwey, a musical
clown; the Four Roses and Abdallah's
Arabian troupe. Marcellne. the most
famous of all Hippodrome clowns, Is to
return and "Poodles" Hanneford, eques
trian clown of last season, has been
reengaged with the Hanneford family
of circus riders.
Envaarrs Babe Rata for Films.
William Shea, president of the
Yankee Photo Corporation, announced
that he has made a contract with
George Herman Ruth, popularly known
an Bahe Ruth, under which he is to
have tho exclusive services of the popu
lar ball player for moving pictures.
lo many actresses a port is just
part, to be played as nest may ne, Dili
not always engaging the preformer's at
tention so that she feels as If sho were
truly the heroine of the piece. But to Miss
Blanche Yurka tier role In "The Ameri
can In France," Eugene Brleux's comedy,
has become a part of herself, so much
so that she feels the message of the play
as keenly as though she had whispered
It In the French dramatist's ear.
"It certainly carries a vital message
with Its endeavor to bring about a closer
understanding between France and
America," said Miss Yurka the other
night In her dressing room at the Com
edy Theatre. "1 trust it will do Its share
toward establishing a greater entente
"It has boon said that the family of
French persons shown In the play are
not the kind that the average (American
doughboy met overseas. That seems to
he true, because while this aristocratic
family ll not snobbish, they arc the
sort of persons who are hard to meet.
Tho method of being Introduced to thorn
Is very circuitous, and few even of the
officers probably were able to establish
contacts that would bring them In touch
with such circles and enable them to
sheet a few Impressions of the French
gained prlnlcpally from the 'movies.'
"That the American people do not
srasp at all many things that are mat
ter of fct to the French has been shown
to me vividly by the psychological re
actions of the audience don't let that
phraso frighten you it simply means
the way the people t.-ko it. Many
things that I'm sure wero meant to be
utterly serious In the original are
treated as humorous by the theatrego
ers lies. For Instance, the father and
sister, hnvlnc stringed with a neighbor
that his daughUr shall become the bride
of the son of their house, calmly say
ing: 'Notrllng remains now but to con
sult the Interested partio:.' In France
that would be considered the proper re
mark here It brings a roar.
I "In America, too. I do not think we
are conversant with the self-elTacing
lder sister with whom sacrifice Is an
Ideal almost a profession. We're too
Individualistic I'm that way myself.
When we were reading the play I said:
"This is screamingly funny to me, be
cause It's altogether different from me
I think so much of my own IndiviJ
uallty.' "But fortunately, unlike many j.ar
sori, I knew thoroughly a. person like
that a relatlrs. so I concentrated on
following the model. I did not attempt
to Inject any French mannerisms Into
the psrt, though I did gesture much
more than I do off the s.age, and some
friends told me I had caught the ges
ticulating 'temp' very well. But I based
the racial characteristics of min4 as
well as I could on a French singing
teacher with whom I studied constantly
for two years, and I wrote her the
other day she would be Interested lo
know I had put her In the play. She's
i very' fine type, with all the delicacy
and sense of beauty that the character
of Henriettr, has In tho play the kind
that always Is making the right answer
without hurling feelings, even In an
enemy. Beautifully poised and cultured
beyond all but a few women here, she
represents a France thut this country
jvould do well to know better."
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