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T GOSSHIP ABOUT THE NOTABLES
FEM AND ON
"Where I3 My Wandering Boy To
night," greater in every respect than
the story of "Ten Nights in a Barroom"
which drew capacity audiences here
for four days at the Alcazar theater,
will be presented in this city beginning
today under the same able manage
ment, production, projection and local
auspices as the great companion story.
"Where Is My Wandering Boy,"
presents a gripping, dynamic melo
drama, with the superb cast composed
of Cullen Landis, Carl Stockdale, Vir
ginia True Boardman, Ruth "Patsy"
Miller, Kathleen Key, Ben Deeley and
Clarence Badger, Jr.,
Not only have the great metropoli
tan newspapers given this play a place
with "East Lynne," "Way Down
East," and "Share Acres." but the su
percritical motion picture trade jour
nals speak of it with resounding praise,
following the knockout success on its
initial presentation in the Criterion
theater, Times Square, New York city.
The comedy "Fares and Fair Ones,"
which is one of a series of particular
happy strips now showing at this
house, will round out this bill.
James Oliver Curwood's drama of
the Hudson Bay country, "Jan of the
Big Snows," will follow during the
week, presenting a typically northern
drama with the adventurous touches
only available to the Ourwood pen,,
built around the tale of one woman in
a snow-swept trading post with 17
men, all in love with her.
Milton Sills, Cleo Ridgely and Jack
Mulhall lead the "Forgotten Law,"
which also appears at the Alcazar this
week. This splendid picture a drama
tization of Caroline Abbot Stanley's,
"A Modern Madonna," brings home the
long, silent powerful arm of the law.
It is regarded as the most forceful
drama of the decafle.
One of the most delightful screen
offerings of the year is "The Five
Dollar Baby," starring the charming
Viola Dana, which will be seen for the
last times today at the Capitol theater.
It is a screen version of Irvin S. Cobb's
short story, which appeared in the Sat
urday Evening Post. Miss Dana was
never more mirth-provoking than she
is in her newest role. As a rough and
ready child of 13, brought up by a
Jewish pawnbroker, she is highly amus
ing in the earlier scenes of the play.
She is constantly involved in some live
ly incidents or other with the people of
the East Side, all of whom are remark
ably fine types. The atory is that of a
baby who is abandoned and picked up
by a hobo, who pawns her for five
dollars. The pawnbroker, who boasts
that he 'lends money on anything," de
cides to rear the child himself. When,
18 years later, he is asked to surrender
her to the man who pawned her, he
contrives a means of avoiding the per
formance of his obligation.
Getting mixed up with a family of
eight Jewish children got little Jackie
Blair out of the confines of Ellis Is
land—but that is all it did. Landing
on the island an orphan and scheduled
for deportation, Jackie started to play
with the eight children of a Hebrew
woman who had arrived with her
brood to join her husband. Therefore,
when the family was allowed to leave
the island, Jarkie followed. Owing to
the number of the juveniles, the official
in charge lost count and Jackie found
himself on the crowded streets of New
York. But when the head of the fam
ily started to count noses he discovered
the presence of Jackie, and indignantly
chased him out of the fold. Then be
gan a thrilling series of adventures for
the little shaver. Jackie's adventure
can be seen in "My Boy," starring
Jackie Coogan. which will be shown
only on New Year's day at the Capitol
In his never-to-be-forgotten spec
tacle, "The Birth of a Nation," ivhich
is scheduled for presentation at the t
Imperial today and Monday, D. W .j
Griffith, the world's master-producer,
has painted the grim tragedy of war I
in the livid color it deserves. It is a
thrilling and awe-inspiring revisitation j
of war—war in all its cruelties: we j
behold not only the tragedy on the field j
of battle, where falls the dead and
dying, but in the home where wait '
the aged parents and little brother and
sister, or daughter or son, for the
message that too often comes telling
that the dear one has died for the
flag—the Stars and Stripes, or the
Blue with the Single Star. On goes the
story. It pictures the departing of the
boy from home—gay, light hearted,
happy. It shows him dying under the
fire of the enemy in the miles of flame
LAUGHS AND THRILLS
streaked trenches, over which bursting
shells carrying death to the little force
so gallantly defending the line of
earth-works, and over which shriek the
deadly shrapnel. It is all there—the
desperate defense, the determined as
sault, the fierce charge, the disastrous
retreat—the field covered with the
dead, as men in blue and gray fall by
scores and hundreds. Daylight fades,
and still the fight, goes on. The scene
is illuminated by bursting shells the
blaze from the mouths of big guns, and
the red glare from burning homes. The
blue of the flag of the south flutters
bfre, while there the red. white and
blue of the nation's emblem shows
through the smoke in the red tinge of
battle flame. These are but a few of
the myriads of flickerings of our- na
tional travail in its new birth that are
h I iowtj in this sublime, grand, impres
"All on Account of Eliza" is the of
fering of the Adeline Bundle Players
at the Palace theater this week.
"Eliza" is a young and pretty school
teacher In a down east village, teach
ing har first term of school. Unin
tentionally she incurs the sharp criti
cism of the other women of the village,
who in their narrowness and ignor
ance condemn anything in the way of
youth and beauty ana brains. Their
criticism ripens into envy and jeal
ousy, and their hatred of all the lovely
qualities that Eliza possesses prompts
thorn to manufacture schemes to get
rid of the charming little schoolma'am.
But Eliza has a champion in "Franz
Hochstuhl," a Hollander by birth, an
American by adoption, who is, as he
terms it, "the front man of the vil
lage," and who is also the president of
the school board. And Mr. Hoch
stuhl undertakes to clear Eliza of the
charges the women of the village have
made against her.
While there is a wonderful chance
for comedy in this play, there is also
a pretty love story running through
it and a moral that will not soon be
Miss Muriel Owen will play the part
of "Eliza." The change from Polly
anna last week to Eliza this week
would be a big one for any acrtess. and
Miss Owens will have an opportunity
to show her versatility. Howard Foster
will have the big part of the play,
that of Franz Hochstuhl. Mr. Foster
played the part on the road for two
seasons, and he says that it is one of
his pet parts. Lee Tyrrell will have
the partof Walter Tlochstuhl, the
young law student in love with Eliza.
Big New Year's Frolic
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DEC. 31, AT 11:30
OVER AT 1:15
Big 10-Piece Jazz Band
Singers Musical Acts
Everything to Make a Show Worth While
Good Anywhere—No Seats
Buy Your Tickets in Advance
at Liberty Box Office
Note—No More Tickets Will
Than There Are Seats
STREET CAR SERVICE TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY
AFTER THE PERFORMANCE
The Big Special Feature!
Will be the Pre-release Showing of
IN HIS FIRST THREE REEL SPECIAL
This Picture Will Be Shown Only at This New Year's Frolic
This Alone Is Worth the Pric2 of Admission
BIG SUPER-SPECIAL NOW SHOWING
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SCENE FROM "WHERE IS MY WANDERING BOY?"
Miss Adeline Rundle will play the
part of Delia Coventry, the old maid
housekeeper for Hochstuhl, who be
lieves that the way to a man's heart is
through his stomach. Robert Thom
will be seen as the village sport and
hotel keeper who is at a loss to under
stand how any one can resist his
Then there will be a score of village
gossips, citizens of Hemlock, members
of the school board, and school chil"
dren. Of the latter, Little Tom Foster
will be the most prominent. As the
dull pupil who must remain after
school to do his lessons, and who is
secretly in love with his teacher, Mas
ter Tom will have an excellent part.
"All on Account of Eliza" promises
to supply a good two hours of splendid
"The Hottentot," which will be
shown for the last times at the Lib
erty theater today, furnishes laughter
ana excitement from beginning to end.
It starts with a race between a run
away horse and an auto and ends with
a unique steeplechase. The action
never flags. One comic situation de
velops into another even funnier, as
Sam flounders from deep water to bot
tomless depths. Douglas MacLean
plays the part of Sam Harrington, the
role which was created for the stage
by William Collier and played to
packed houses, both in New York and
throughout , the country on tour. Ray
mond Hatton, as the butler, is at his
best, and pretty Madge Bellamy en
dears herself as tbe winsome Peggy
Fairfax, whose love for horses makes
a man out. of Sam.
"Minnie," like all of Marshal
Neilan's productions, is said to be ex
ceptional entertainment. It will be
seen at the Liberty theater Monday
and Tuesday. There is not a dull
moment in it. It is a very human
story about a household druge who
is so homely that no one hesitates to
tell her so. Her father owns the
hotel in the town but he is so inter
ested in a radio invention that Minnie
does all the work. But Minnie has
ideas and she uses them to the dis
comfort of everybody, including herself.
The picture is full of incidents that
develop hearty laughter, but under
neath it all is the throb of drama.
Matt Moore and Leatrice Joy are fea
tured in "Minnie."
"Omar the Tentmaker," which was
written and produced by Richard
Walton Tully, the creator of many
theatrical successes, including "The
Masquerader," Mr. Post's initial screen
venture, will be shown at the Liberty
theater Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday. The bewitching mystery which
surrounds the orient has been trans
mitted to the screen in a masterful
manner, and the picture has been
hailed as one of the greatest screen
achievements to date. The story re
volves about the life of Omar Khay
yam, the Persian philosopher, astrono
mer and poet. The general public,
acquainted only with the famous qua
trains of this captivating figure, is
unaware that he lived a life of excit
ing adventure, and that about him
seethed plot and counterplot, with the
shah of Persia as one of his enemies.
Week of Dec. 31 to Jan. ^
COMING, Jan. 13— Alfred Miro
vitch, famous Russian pianist. Third
number of Great Falls Artist series.
COMING, Jan. 17-18—Mttzi, famous
diminutive comedienne, and Boyd
Marshall in Henry W. Savage's mu
sical romance, "Lady Billy.
Tonight and all this week—The
Adeline Rundle Flayers present
"All on Account of Eliza."
Saturday, Jan. 6—Mischa Elman,
famous Russian violinist, in recital.
Third number of the Great Palls
Musical Arts course.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday—
"Where Is My Wandering Boy To
night." Comedy, "Fares and Fair
Dnringr the week—"The Forgotten
Law" and "Jan of the Big Snows."
Today—Last showings of Viola
Dana in Irving Cobb's story, "The
Five Dollar Baby." Comedy, "Skip
per's Sermon." Also a Jack London
Monday (New Year's Day)—Jackie
Coogan in "My Boy."
Next Saturday and Sunday—>
Dorothy Dalton in "The Woman
Who Walked Alone."
Today and Monday— D. W. Grif
fith's eighth wonder of the world,
"The Birth of a Nation." This pic
ture will be presented with a brand
new print and is in its original
length. Special musical score will be
rendered. Also Fox News and Mutt
and Jeff cartoon.
Tuesday and Wednesday—Mary
Miles Minter in "Her Winning Way."
Also Charlie Murray in his newest
comedy, "Faint Hearts." Also Movie
Thursday and Friday—William
Russell in his latest, "Mixed Faces."
Also Lupino Lane in "The Pirate."
Also Fox News and "Fun From the
Today—Last showings of Douglas
MacLean and Madge Bellamy in
"The Hottentot." Comedy, "Mud and
Tonight at 11:30—New Year's Eve
Frolic: Singing, dancing and mu
sicians—everything to make the
show worth while. Admission $1, tax
Included. No seats reserved. Street
cars to all parts of the city after
Monday and Tuesday—Marshall
Neilan's production, "Minnie." Com
edy, "Ocean Swells."
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
—"Omar the Tentmaker," with Guy
Next Sunday—Super-special, "Dan
gerous Age." Comedy, "Torehy Steps
wrote the story, so
it is bound to be a
10c — 25c
A JACK LONDON
and PATHE NEWS
! JACKIE COOGAN
Coogan, the boy star, is to bo seen
here in "My Boy."
Young Tom Foster
Is "Old" Professional
Master Tom Foster, who has the
part of Willie Fork, a country school
boy, in "All On Account of Eliza" this
week at the Palace theater, is on old
professional, considering his years.
Tom made Ms first appearance in the
title role of "The Heir to the Hurrah,"
when he was just five weeks old. That
was some 11 years ago next spring.
Since then the young man has played
many parts, being almoBt constantly
on the stage and in the movies until
he became of school age. Since then
he has been playing parts only during
vacation. He was on the road with
his parents when they were playing
"All On Account of Eliza" and played
the same part that he is appearing in
Barr: "Yes, I'm living 45 minutes
from Broadway now."
Carr: "I don't sea how you can
stand the London fog."
Select Stuart Holmes
to Play Villain Role
in "T he Scar let Lily"
Stuart Holmes, whose sardonic
smile and auburn nair are looked upon
as the last word In aides to screen
villainy, has been selected^ to play the
role of "The Other Man" in Katherine
MacDonald's new picture. "The Scar
let Lily." . ,
Orville Caldwell, the young giant
who served as such an effective head
for Miss MacDonald's supporting com
pany in "The Lonely Road," has been
retained for the production as well.
An exceptionally well rounded cast
has t?een signed by B. P. Schulberg for
the filming of this Fred Sittenham
story, which includes in addition to the
star, Caldwell and Holmes, such well
known players as Edith Lyle, Adele
Farrington, Lincoln Stedman and Grace
Victor Schertzinger, who directed
Miss MacDonald in her last First Na
tional attraction, "The Lonely Road."
will serve in a similar capacity for this
LOUISE FAZENDA TO PLAY
VAMP IN HER NEXT FILM
At last Louise Fazenda has realized
a long cherished ambition mainly to ap
pear on the screen minus her comedy
character. It is said that she has a
dressed up part, a vamp wearing slinky
LAST TIMES TODAY
and now for the
It 's One of the BIGGEST
—in laughs; in the thrills
that come when horses
Willie Collier's steeplechas
ing stunner, first a stage
sensation, now a panic in
Star of 23 Vi hours leave
Also a Super-Special Comdey
MUD AND SAND
10c and 30c
= TONIGHT at 11:30 =
New Years' Eve Frolic
10-piece Jazz Band, Singers, Dancers,
Everything for a Show Worth While
THE BIG HIT
The Pre-Release Showing
in His First Three-Reel Comedy
All Seats $1.00, Including Tax
No Seats Reserved.
Note—Only a limited number of tickets will
sold, assuring everyone a seat. Buy your ticket
in advance at the box office.
gowns, the latest in bizarre coiffeurs,
smokes cigarettes with jeweled holders,
in the Warner Brothers production of
"The Beautiful and Damned."
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