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SUNDAY THEATER OPENINGS
% i In the brave old claptrap melo drama* that the movie* hare so lartely displaced there was always a fine Mvinc tone of triumphant virtue that made them wholesome. -The Man Who Came Back," play lTajc a return enfafement at the Belasco Theater thU week. Is a melod.ama of a more modern and sophisticated type, but alone with tome of the faults of the old-time kind It also retains that funda mental merit of a bracing mor ality. In fact, virtue triumphant over the powers of evil is the very essence of the tale. There is no villain to be hissed from the gal lery. but the dark plots that used to be foiled are represented, with a more lifelike touch, in the weak nesses and passions of the hero and heroine. The play is about the money - spoiled eon of a Wall street mag nate, who is cast off by his father and sinks through the drink route to the deep degradation of a Shang hai beachcomber. In a Shanghai opium den h? finds the wreck of a womaa whom he had loved in San Francisco, and whose love for him had driven her to the depths. The shock turns him at last from the path of selfish indifference to de cency. snd the pair find salvation in a mutual trust and love that leads them safely through temptations to the haven of success and parental forgiveness. Jules Eckert Goodman, who made the play from a story by John Flem ing Wilson, has framed it up in a free romantic spirit, not taking his task too seriously, but aiming to be sprinkle the plot with plenty of thrills and surprises. The lines are plausible enough so km* as plausi bility doesn't stand in the way of a good sensation. There is a sufficiency of sentiment uttered In the good old heroic manner, and some humorous touches that are rich and genuine. The cast Is for the most part very good. The players are nearly all com petent to speak and set naturally, and they do so In the current of ordinary events, but whenever a thrill or a high emotion arrives they feel it necessary to strike the note of inflated heroics that marked the Bowery drama of yore. Whether this is a Justifiable and essential convention for this kind of play, just as singing is taken for granted in grand opera, this la no hour to decide. It would be interest ing. however.' to see the other way tried once. Arthur Ashley, in the chief part of the derelict son of millions, is excellently cast and does some ad mirable work, with the exception noted. Misj Adda Gleason. as Mar celle. the girl whose devotion makes a man of the young scamp. Is charming In love and is also ef fective In emotion, according to the standard referred to. James Seeley. an the father, is very good, indeed. Among the best of the others are Allan Atwell an the Chinese opium oi*pen?er. Lili an Booth as the mil lionaire's sister, and Richard Clarke as his secretary. ?haber?-Garrlek?"She Walked la Her Sleep." > The tired business msn can prob y <y forget his proverbial ennui vhile the great theater-going pub ic proper otherwise luxuriates In ?he tingle of peepihg Into the for bidden recesses of the conventional play-actor's bedroom by taking a three-hour vacation down at the Shubert-Garrlck Theater this week where reappears ?<he farce.comedy1 "She Walks in Her Sleep," and which opened last night. A capacity house at the Shubert Garrick last night bided its leisure with the company of players which' has performed this lightsome piece for lengthy runs elsewhere and seemed to enjoy it. The current bill offers a company headed by Jack W. Lewis. Rose Wil son. Eva Williams and Ruth Ham mond. the latter In the role of the somnabulist. It's an even bet that the aforementioned business man. tired or otherwise, will find the feminine performers, extraordinar ily easy to look upon. The Intrigue of the play, of course, centers upon the unfortu nate habit of a beautiful young vision in a diaphanous pale pink nlghtrobe of walking in her sleep along the edge of a coping sixteen stories above the street and into the wrong bedroom. To quote one of the innocent male victims of this young lady's malpractice "she couldn't hide anything?she wasn't Pressed that way." You are introduced to a trio of larrled pairs who live in the fash >nable Hotel Cavendish. New York -City, and who elicit much hilarity indulging the possibilities of hen pecking and being hen-pecked. Enters the vision, who falls on the neck of the Innocent Ted Len nox. and begins but one of the in* trlcated complications. Of course, the three acts abound with these complications, while a popular com edienne. Eva Williams, cast as a hotel charwoman, but whom one would believe was privileged to en Joy the greatest confidence of the ultra-fashionable "guests," tries to smooth things out. The mistake is discovered and everybody who isn't married gets spliced, while the mar. ried pairs return to one another's Some of the other comedy mer chants are Walter Walker. Leah WInslow. Antoinette Rochem and .C. K. Lambert. IVatisaal ? Bsrtos Holmes. Burton Holmes last evening deliver A1 to an audience of enthusiastic au ditors at the National last night what many have characterised as one of the finest lectures of his repertoire. Aisaoe-Lorraine, rejoic.ng after its de liverance from the galling, yoke of Teutonic misrule, was the subject, and so enthralllngly Interesting was Mr. Holmes' talk that one seemed to ac tually toe transported there, and to share with the Joyful Alsatians their exuberant pleasure. Starting with wonderfully colored views of the now peaceful country side. with an ocaslonal glimpse of bucolic industry, he led his suditora step by step up through historic Mets. Strassbourg. Lautenbach. Thann, and down to Colmar. Empty pedestals, where once statues of members of the haughty Hohensollem family looked down on the conquered Alsatians? hurried erasure of German signs over business locations?the flags of the allies everywhere?the happy smiles that greeted the traveler, all spoke . loquently of the fact that Alsace J>orrafne is once more French, once more back with the mother country! Space is much too short to tell of the many places to which Mr. Holmes carries his audience on this trip over the redeemed provinces. It is a trip that one longs to take In person, to see for oneself those Innumerable -pots of historic interest, where but a short time ago Germany ruled in lord ly taabion, bat wherd now. as Mr. .Holmes so aptly puts It, "America and Vranoe keep the watch on the Rhine." "The Submarine Man" is the new title for this year's vehicle of |he Lew Kelly Show which opened at Vw' th* heater yesterday and ""J "? U? attraction for this weak. Although Kelly is preserving his original role of "Professor Dope." the professor's lines are all new. upf to the minute and even more humorous than before. Clever dia logue. original scenes, brilliant cos tumes and music long to be remem bered are characteristics of the evening's entertainment. k*w Kelly needs no Introduction to burlesque patrons for he has long been a favorite at the Ninth street house and his flrst appear ance last night was made demon stratlve by the audience which greeted him with rounds of ap plause. His topical song, "The Contented Man." was rendered In the usual Kelly style and he had to respond to several encores James Plunkett. as the reporter, had a lot to do with assisting the principals. Jack Gibson, in the straight part, while Arthur Put nam. as the thesplan. brought many laughs from the crowd by his witty sayings. Ed Jordan, the black face comedian, took the gallery by storm .with his eccentric dancing. Jeannette Buckley, the prima donna, led the feminine cast and was in good voice. Annette Shaw, an In genue of talent, was liked by the house, and Harry Rose, a capable singing leader, rounded out the (cast. A large feature chorus had plenty to do In helping the principals put over the entertainment. The show is one of the best that has visited tne Ninth street house this year. Lyevam?"The Lid Lifters." Harry Lang, who needs no Intro duction to Washington burlesque fans. headed the "Lid Lifters" MSO edition company which opened at the Lyceum Theater yesterday. The en tertainment Is produced In two acts and ten massive scenes and many electrical novelties of a surprising nature enhanced the performance, among them being a realistic repro duction of the NC-4, the American seaplane that made the historic over sea flight to Europe. Many catchy musical numbers were Introduced, among them being "Little Girl Like Me. Which was sung with great suc cess by Miss Violet Penney. The Misses Polaire and Raymond received volumes of applause in several song successes while other member worthy of peclal mention are Todd Roberts. Charles Cole and James Gallagher. A large and attractive chorus assisted greatly In the success of the show. RtaHa ? Nary Plekford, la "Heart ?? the Hills." Yesterday Inaugurated Anniversary Week at Moore's Rial to Theater. As Its anniversary star, the Rial to pre sents for the week, Mary Pickford. in the latest production from her own studios, "Heart o" the Hills." an adaption from the book of the name by John Fox. Jr. One naturally ex I pects the exceptional from this most .1^. "crecn ?tar- In "Heart o' the Hills you are not disappointed. It is a production which shows Mary as She has never been seen before; a character to portray of a type that you would never expect her to select and which, as a result, enables her to surprise and delight everyone by the m?ner ,n which she depicts the part "tory concerns Mavis Hawn. afflicted with a harsh mother. The Sir! s father has been killed by an unidentified mountaineer and the mother 1, just about to re-marry. Mavis opposes the marriage as she believes that the suitor wants to marry her mother only to get control of valuable coal lands owned by the i Kawns' O^dly. Mavis Is In love with 1 *on ?' 'he man courting her 1 mother. Both Mavis and Jason .Honeycutt are displeased with the life they are leading and they plan ' maIP' ?hen of sufficient age. I Other Influences enter their lives. ! Vir- and they "eparate on going I to different schools. In the mean I time, however, a young man from ! *he, c"y ha* entered Mavis' life and | it is a question as to which of the *'?' eventually win out. I While seemingly a heavy drama, the j Picture is replete with excellent com edy. An exceptional musical score : Rrl.l,^" arranged by Daniel Breeskln. director of the Rlalto Symphony Orchestra, the "Sextette from Lucia" being given as over lure. .... - r"lac' ? Ethel Clayton, I. "More Deadly Thaa the Male." It waa a diverting mixture of meto FthU!*r5?i Bht comedy wl,h which d ? ?l?yton entertained at Loew's Raiace Theater yesterday where her V.T.K*'ctm- More De?dly Than the Male opened a week's run. The title is. of course, from Rudyard Kipling's famous commentary upon "the female or the species" and the impulse after seeing the film is to agree with the Ih"1?""? PO*t' "Penally when ?, .1 t, l'y person ? Clayton 18 seeking to prove it. For four reels it has rather the ap pearance of a grim melodrama, for It ncludes a duel to the death, the burst witwht tanL"nd *n exciting battle with the harbor police. In all these incident. Miss Clayton figures as an adventuress, but somewhat of JLTi. P?"!- When you are about ready an exf~ P"* the preMy atar kT,^V n,ce Person toy whom to be lured, but that It is rather a dls 2? ahe ,a Playing on th" rero, a Startling twist and a few ludi trtek MVth UOn? 8hOW that " '? all a nncK on the part of Miss r?i-f_ hed^CetothaLWHealthy c,L4bman-hero of AmL i? hta plana go to see ^hJ . "earch of adventure. Tou d.T0? than sufficiently demonstrated that more exciting ex wTSifT bl'0Und at home, who Cm nH?n" any fllm luminary hlsh 2Z2L 1?,ter Impersonate the than Miss f10 of this picture the sd^T?, She enters into lust th^rt*!!. d adventure with a^d she h,, XT"" vivaclousness ??ke her T ' t>hy"cal charm to make her Impersonation convincing. w remember when we have ?een her more happily cast Director Gannon, of th^alace 9? , Cr.Bd.Fl-. Metropolitan _ Love. #f Letty." .e^.m?.Sf'r,oA,hehUtrasrofrd ZT the essential dramatic con flic UfoT his successful stage play. ^tty ?! he chose his principal charaetir. tf??ehhr??]"t'n?t i"'' "harP|y con- ! pasted levels of English soclstv lft TJ a beautiful typist employed in a London bucket shop whose bitlons lifted themselves h?" drab surroundings, was woo#h .im by the millionaire himd of the brokerage firm. bourgeoU to ( the point of uncouthness* a wealthv i ? youth whose only rfmms.j ? ^"hTVu^-* br?~ "P'^auons foe and a boundless love nc .r?m whom he craved ZSELrSZL*** * Partially reciprocated affection. From these fruitful element, of drama Plnero wrought a play that centers Int"! est unflaggingly. teem, with" ? manca ud throbs with Uis tanw ?v ness of taut situations throughout Its length. Adapted to the screen with con summate skill, pictured with an eye constant to the best artistic effect and enacted faultlessly by a distin guished cast of which Pauline Fred erick is star, "Letty," under the cinematographic title of 'The Loves of Letty." was presented in shadow form for the first time In Wash ington as the chief feature of yes terdsy'a bill at Crandall's Metropoli tan Theater, whlre it achieved an j instant success before audiences | that were continuously of capacity proportions. Miss Frederick has not had a more forceful- role, or | one to which she brings a greater degree of genuine Interpretative art than that of Letty, whose hfart fi nally points the way to true happi nesa Supplementing the major offering was ahown the first of the new se ries of Harold Lloyd comedies. "Bumping Into Broadway." a veri table gold mine of laughter; the news pictorial; topics of the day; Pathe Review and- itp stunning In troductory scenes in superb natural colors. The week's excellent bill la completed by exceptionally well chosen orchestral accompaniment and special overture. "Maritana." LofVs Colombia ? jMfpk Conrad's | "Vletary." / j The first local showing of Maurice Tourneur'a production of Joseph Con I rad's novel. "Victory." waJ an event at Loew's Columbia Theater yester j day. where It began a^four-day run. ; About half of the people came, prob . ably, because they 4u*e ardent wor shippers of Maurice Tourneur's ge jnius. And the other half were Conrad I worshippers, many of whom undoubt edly visited a motion picture theater for the first time In months. It doesn't matter whether you bare ever heard of Conard or not?you will be held and excited and twisted and aroused by the masterly story and the mas terly way In which It Is produced. There is no doubt that Mr. Tourneur approached this subject a little fear fully because of the greatness of the novel. There ti so much In Conrad besides the story, the whole drama of life, the secret depths of humanity, the color and romance of the sea. the sublime struggle of man with fate all are reflected In his books Inter woven with the story and coloring It through and through. And a plcturlze 'lon of his greatest story would -be either a colossal masterpiece or a colossal failu-e. Maurice Tourneur's production Is x masterpiece. The production Is on a lavish scale. The scenes shift to various quarters of the globe, and all of them are plc torially beautiful. The South Sea Island locations are especially remark able. Enhanced by wonderful photog raphy, the whole production Is like a scries of exquisite paintings. Jack Holt, who has been seen In previous productions of Tourneur's. has the leading role, that of Axel Heyst to whom befall many strange adventures. Beena Owen Is the lead ing woman. Others in the cast are Von Chane.v. Ben Deely. Bull Mon tana and George Nkholls. A number of added musical and screen features lift the Columbia program to a high plane. Meore's Csrden ? Cecil B. DeMlhe's "Male and Female." Announced as positively the final week of showing, Moore's Garden Theater presented yesterday for the fourth consecutive week Cecil B. DeMille's Paramount-Artcraft super special "Male ad Female." a photo dramatic production in every way worthy of the unusual support ex tended to it by the public. Such Pic tures arc few and far between and should be taken advantage of when they are with us. Past productions from the hand of" this master of the art have led us to expect only the best from Mr. I DeMille. In "Male and Female,** how ever. he has iurpaMed himself. Thousands have seen the picture and we have yet to hear an adverse criticism and capacity audiences day and night have been the rule. The cast is headed by Thomas Metghan, who by his recent appear ance here has won hundreds of firm admirers. Gloria Swanson as beauti ful as ever and cast in a part which flU her perfectly, was never seen to greater advantage. Theodore Roberta, Llla Lee, Bebe Daniels. Mayme Kelso, Mildred Reardon and numerous others whose names are jarell known through out the screen world, all contribute their bit In making this presentation the perfect play it is. The special orchestration arranged, by Mr. Claude V. Burrows, director of the Garden orchestra, will be con tinued throughout this final week, also the added attractions which go to complete one of the best bills ever presented for Washington's amuse ment. Moore's Strand ? Brute Breaker.** "The Brute Breaker." a Universal photodrama with Frank Mayo and Kathryn Adams sharing honors in the leading roles, opened at Moore's Strand Theater yesterday for a week's engagement. Hovel In situation and new 4n han dling. the film story deals with a young chap who inherited a vast estate in the North Woods. As an ordinary lumberjack, he gets out to clean up the sin-ridden lumber camps; By breaking; the cowardly spirit of several of the bullies he wins the title of "Brute Breaker." The conquest, in so far an his heart Is concerned, is not so easy. He is nearly beaten In the battle for the love of a girl of the north country who resents his aggression. After the manner of all pleasing photo dramas, however, the story comes to a satisfactory climax. As L#ouis Grantaire, Frank Mayo is an admirable hero, while pretty Kathryn Adams makes the specta tors glad that her heart was not difll cult to win. A supporting: east of unusual strength adds to the suc cess of the production, the star* be ing supported by Harry Northrop, Jack Curtis, Burwell Ham rick and Charles LeMoyne. From the photographic standpoint the exterior settings and scenee taken in the Nortn Woods and in the shadow of the majestic Mount Shas ta in Northern California, are ex tremely beautiful. ? In keeping with the chief attrac tion, the Strand Orchestra, Arthur J. Man veil, director, supplier a musical setting of high caliber. rendering as overture for the week Suppe's "Sum mer Night's Dream." Short subjects complete the show. Craadall's KakkfrUfkrr ? Tfce Loves of Lettr* "Bumping Into Broadway." the first of the new series of $160,000 comedies starring Harold Lloyd, which convulsed capacity audiences as the secondary feature of the bill arranged for festerday and today at Crandall's Knickerbocker Theater, utilizes the attempts of a young playwright to market his first libretto as its major theme. His ad ventures may confidently be relied upon to make even the most har dened cynic laugh. In fact, a cynic might laugh harder than anyone else, because the younf? man with more ambition than ability never succeeds in getting anything better than thrown out of> the manager's office. However, all was not in vain, for he fell desperately in love with a chi/bby chorus girl, cutaneously impersonated by Bebe Daniels, fol lows her to an ornate gambling house with an over-rich "John," and there breaks the bank with a dollar he found on the floor. Then comes the police and the funniest succes sion of amusing situations any two j reel farce ever divulged. I Also prominent on the bill is the | new issue of the news pictoral. which discloses in excellent photo? | raphy many of the important hap ipeningr* of the week. Other excel lent abbreviated camera subjects add to the interest of an exceptional bill. the chi*/ faaturi of which to Th? Lotw of X-etty." a film version of Sir Arthur Wing Plnero's play. "Letty." la which the stellar role is flawlessly impersonated by Pauline Frederick* and a complete review of which will be found in connection with the Metropolitan Theater, where this sterling feature was also accorded first Washington presenta tions yesterday. Craadairs??TW World Aflame." Frank' Keenan. distinguished char acter actor, not only Impersonates the figure of chief interest in "The World Aflame." the principal photoplay of fering at Crandall's Theater the first three days of the current week, but In this splendid drama of present day Industrial revolt makes his debut as author and director. "The World Aflame" Is a photo drama of many superlative qualities, not only as gripping screen entertain ment but as a valuable contribution to society's fight to find a solution of the problems raised by the spirit of unrest that at the present time seems to dominate a great proportion of the working classes in America. The pic , ture holds no brief for the moneyed elapses, nor does it displsy too great | ps rtisanship In favor of labor. Hap pily, It offers a real lesson in tbe de* sirability of mutual understanding |and co-operation and points a way whereby this result plight be brought about. I The story of the picture concerns the adventure* in politics and out of a capitalist who thinks that strike* can be prevented by a show of force. To prove his contention he break* a street car strike, after his election as mayor, by driving a car through the strike district and defying the men not to let It run. Here occur the most thrilling scenes of the p'c | ture?marvels of accuracy and in tensely realistic. The breaking of the | strike, however, does not break the determination of the men to win their point. From this fact comes the in spiration from which the mayor evolves his plan of dealing mith the j workers as men and not as so many ?^^'T| automatons. By * clerer fm H brlnca Um ?ployera and together under drcomataacaa to which neither can become the acsrea aor end all become friends A supporting caat of au parlor contribute* to the floe tctlni necee eary to metadata the Msti leva) af verlatmlUtude eatabllabed by Mr. Kaa nan. who never haa done belter wart upon the ecreen ST. LOUIS TO PLEAD FOR G. 0. P. MEET Confident of cettlnc the national He publican convention for Bt Looia. a <l*le**t.on M fifty men prominent la buatneae and poUtlca. headed by Mayor Henry W. Kiel. arrived In Waahlnc ton yeaterday afternoon The data cation I Deludes a committee from Kanaaa City, which Is becktnc the project of ma kins St. Louie the nasi cunven t on city. The Missouri delegation haa pea pared a printed booklet for the Na tional Republican Committee entitled "St. Louie, the Ixxtical < invent bee City of the United State*." la whlck are aet forth pollt.cat. commercial aad clrlc reasons ursine the choice of the Mound City. Predict* Sacceat ef PUa Indianapolis. Dec. 7.?Any arraa m*-nt intended to cause the reaumf jtion of operations of the coal minaa, I which may have been entered into by Lewis and Gren with fovera* ment officials will undoubtedly be approved by the executive commit tee of the mine workers, accorditf to Ellis Searles. editor of the United Mine Workers' Journal. Antoi Damaged By Fire. Several automobiles, fully eoveraf by insurance, were damaged last nisrht when Are of mystertoua orlffta started in the offices of the Herfurt^ Brett Automobile Corporation. 152 Seventh street northwest. Daman was estimated at $2,000. J II 1 II MIIIIMIIIlinillMIII VI III mill It DO YOUR XMAS SHOPPING NOW! Take your selection with you now, or leave it here until Christmas! Regular payments don't start until after Christmas, anyway. Then you pay in small weekly or monthly sums to suit yourself. Why wait? Come here at once and make your Christmas selections! DIAMOND RINGS!! 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