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Flashes From the Screen
By C. E. Nelson.
ONE of the sincerest pleas
ures in this fask of writ
ing pieces about the mo
tion pictures is the re
cording of outstanding work, di
rectorial or acting, which one
comes upon all to infrequently.
There are many who hold that
the critic’s work soon turns him
Into a hard-boiled, morose indi
vidual who pounds his typewriter
In a spirit of destruction; that he
sees only the defects of a produc
tion and fails to mention the good
points. But when one gets right
down to the bottom of the matter,
the average motion picture writer
gets a real thrill in announcing
the discovery of a new star or an
nouncing that the public has ac
claimed a player who has all the
prospects of turning into a top
And all this comes about and is
written after seeing “Ladies of
Leisure.” This picture, which has
not yet been exhibited in New
York, or anywhere except in
Washington and Los Angeles, is a
much better production than its
stage parent, Belasco’s “Ladies of
the Evening.” The story has been
changed, switched around and
made into a movie—a treatment
which should, by the way, be re
quired of ail stage productions be
fore the screen versions are made.
The average stage show will not
stand unchanged transfer to the
studio and the sound picture.
Now that the vehicle has re
ceived a word or two, we get down
to the real subject—a new star of
the photoplay. Barbara Stanwyck,
by her work in ‘ Ladies of Leis
ure,” steps from the featured
players to the spotlight of the
movie world. Her success is im
mediate, her work so thoroughly
good that she will find herself in
the select group headed by Greta
Garbo. And her triumph also may
be likened in away to the recent
success of the Garbo in “Anna
Christie.” Combined with Miss
Stanwyck’s cleverness in handling
her role is her unusual beauty
and grace. She should go far in
the world of motion pictures, and
we herewith predict such a future
for her, placing our name and of
ficial seal to the document.
There is another bit in “Ladies
of Leisure” which is handled
by a capable character actor,
Lowell Sherman. It is about the
best thing he had sone, showing
without doubt that a man land
especially an actor) never grows
too old to improve. This man
Sherman is at his best when play
ing the sort of character in which
he is featured in “Ladies of
** * *
piCTURE producers advertise in
the trade papers great num
bers of short subjects—one and
two reel pictures—to be used as
added attractions with regular
theater bills, but in glancing back
over the “shorts” of the past six
months I am rather doubtful of
the quality of these products.
/ The coming of sound should have
aided the manufacturers of these
short-reel subjects, and they in
tended that it should, but the
short subjects remain just about
where they were. With the ex
ception of a few nature studies
and a couple of short comedies by
Marie Dressier and Polly Moran.
I have had no opportunity to view |
a good “short” during the past
The manager of a Washington
motion picture palace informed
me yesterday that he had spent
one night, to 4 o’clock in the
morning, in the private exhibition
room of a distributing firm. He
viewed 22 “shorts,” wore out two
f>airs of spectacles and finally se
ected a single picture as worthy
of exhibition in his theater.
We might start a campaign for
better and shorter “shorts.”
** * *
r]ARL LAEMMLE, head of Uni
versal Pictures, announces
that he has secured the American
rights to “The White Hell of Pitz-
Palu,” which is “the greatest pic
ture to come out of Europe in
years.” The picture was made in
the high Alps of Switzerland.
Peak-Palu is one of the highest
and most hazardous, with ava
lanches, storms, breath - taking
slides and great falls. The story
concerns three persons, two men
and a girl, who are trapped while
climbing the peak—and the eter
nal triangle, as usual, is “handled ;
with subtlety and delicacy.”
** * *
commenting upon the Hays i
code which was recently adopted
by the producers, are heartily in
favor of the move, but they all
agree that the success of the
measure will depend largely upon
rj the kid seem.
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'ike Sujvui Side of American. Family Life yj
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STAN LAUREL LOEWS.
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the degree of good faith exhibited
toward it in Hollywood. Mr. Hays
is making an eajrnest effort to
“clean up” the movies, do away
with the crjf for national censor
ship and quiet public criticism,
but he must have the unqualified
support of the men who are mak
ing the pictures.
The producers themselves have
formed an association and they
plan conferences when there is
doubt concerning any picture.
Any picture which is held to vio
late the principles of the Hays
code will not be distributed. Also,
the producers have undertaken to
provide facilities for consultation
on all questionable themes and
situations. By this method, it is
possible for the producer to pro
tect himself against mistakes
which if carried through to the
finished picture are often very
** * *
YORK critics and theater
audiences are talking about
John Barrymore, comedian. They
have discovered that this distin
guished actor is a real comedian,
the fact having developed through
his work in the new picture, “The
Man From Blankley’s.” The star’s
vehicle came into a New York
theater unheralded. The produc
ers, Warner Brothers, seemed to
have an idea of exhibiting the
picture “cold” in the metropolis.
It was given no advance public
ity and very little advertising.
Then New York discovered that
John Barrymore was a comedian!
But the critics should have gone
back over Mr. Barrymore’s early
stage career. Who can forget his
comedy parts in “The Fortune
Hunter,” “A Slice of Life.” “The
Affairs of Anatol,” “The Man
From Mexico” and “Here Comes
** * *
r pHE filming of “All Quiet on the
Western Front” has been at
tacked in a speech by Geheimat
Sievers before the Reichstag in
Berlin. The claim was made that
German stories filmed in America,
France and England were anti-
German and that they were only
exhibited in Germany after cer
tain parts had been eliminated.
In “Al! Quiet on the Western
! Front” the speaker stated that
the picture gave a wrong impres
sion of the German army, show
ing private soldiers badly treated
by non-commissioned officers. In
spite of the Reichstag protest, the I
picture will come along in the j
The Chinese-American actress,'
Anna May Wong, is starred in aj
picture, “Haitang,” which has!
been banned in Budapest. The i
claim is made that the picture j
carried an anti - monarchist !
With five complete casts enact- ;
ing scenes in succession in differ- 1
ent languages, Hal Roach has
started direction of Metro-Gold- i
wyn-Meyer’s “flve-in-one” film, j
“Monsieur le Fox.” Barbara Leon- j
ard, heroine, appears in all five j
versions and Gilbert Roland plays j
opposite in the English and Span
The three girls of “Our Dancing
Daughters” are reunited in Harry !
Beaumont’s “Our Blushing]
Brides.” The girls are Joan Craw- ;
ford, Anita Page and Dorothy Se
In New Pictures—Billie Dove is
starred in “The Devil’s Play
ground.” . . . Lola Lane has a
featured role in “The Big Fight”
and she has just signed a five
year contract with James Cruze.
. . . Clara Bow will do a number
called “Sweetheart of the Fleet”
in the finale of “Paramount on
Parade.” . . . Mildred Harris is
playing the lead in “Ranch House
Blues,” a two-reel comedy. , . .
Sue Carol has been signed for a
part in “Tommy,” and Arthur
Lake is the featured male player.
... It is reported that Al Jolson
will appear in one more picture
for Warner Brothers before his j
contract expires. Alan Crosland
will direct him in “Big Boy.” . . . j
William Haines is starred in “Easy
Going.” directed by Fred Niblo.
. . . “Queen High” is being trans
ferred to the screen by Para
Ronald Dawson complains to
this department regarding “The
Cohens and Kellys in Scotland.”
“Will Hays,” he says, “would do
well if he paid a little more at
tention to cutting out insults to
various countries and not so
much to censoring scenes because
they are a little too frank.” Mr
Dawson mentions several “shots"
in the Cohen-Kelly picture which
he says are not true to life in
THE SUNDAY STAR, WASHINGTON, D. C„ APRIL 13, 1930— PART FOUR
| PHOTOPLAYS AT WASHINGTON THEATERS THIS WEEK |
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Strictly Modern. “Strictly Modern.” “Strictly Modern.” “Anna Chrlatle.” “Anna Christie.” “The Careless Ace.” “The Cohens and Kel
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a is Conrad Nacel Conrad Nacel • Leila Hyams and Leila Hyams and Norma Talmadge Nancy Carroll In Georse Sidney and
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I Ship Krom "Ship From “The Bishop Murder “The Bishop Murder "New York Nights.” Paradise.” "The Cohens and Kel
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A I _ Conway Tearle and Billie Dove William Powell William Powell Mary Brian and Johnny Arthur * Marlon Davies
Avalon . Virginia Valll In in* in In Frederic March In In In
.... “ " The Lost Zeppelin. “Her Prlvjft Life.” “Street of Chance.” "Street of Chance." “Marriage Play- “Personality" “Not So Dumb."
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I Lamen Dark Betty Compson In Betty Compson In "Devil May Care.” ' Devil May Care.” “College Coquette.” India.
I „ ‘The Great Gabbo." “The Great Gabbo.” Comedy. Comedy. Collegians. Serial. News.
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! 425 9th St. N.W. Vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety Vltaphone variety. Vitsphone variety. Comedy.
| Ramon Novarro. Dorothy Jordan In Ruth Chatterton and Chester Morris and Chester Morris and Richard Arlen and .„„ _ „ .
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nome "Son of he Gods.” “Son of the Gods.” “Second Wife ” "Marriage Play- "Tanned Legs.” "Personality ” “The Aviator."
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IIVUU “Sons of the West. Sons or the west. vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety. Sportlight. Serial.
14th and Park ltd. Cartoon. Variety. . barthelmess William Powell Lila Lee and Evelyn Brent Helen Kane and Richard Arlen ln
. Richard Barthelmess Richard Bartheimesa "r, Conrad Nagel in in William Powell in “Burning Up.”
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Ga. Ave. A Quebec Vltaphone variety. Vltaphone variety.
Has Leading Role
Who ha* the leading role in "The
Rock," to be presented by the Young
People’s Society at the First Congrega
tion Church. Friday, April 18, and Sun
day, April 20.
A Rolling Stone.
TRIXIE LEE i£ one rolling stone that
has gathered quantities of moss.
In the last two years Dixie has rolled
from Chicago to New York, thence to
Hollywood, and en route she has ac
quired three valuable talents—singing,
dancing and acting. The last of these
she makes much use of in the Fox
Movietone picture "The Big Party.”
It was in May, 1928, that Dixie, just
out of high school, won a singing con
i test in Chicago. In October a Ziegfeld
I scout saw her and placed her in the
i road company of “Good News.” Dixie
! became popular so quickly that at the
end of five weeks she was called to New
York for an interview with Florenz
Ziegfeld. That impresario decided that
except for her red hair Dixie would
make an ideal “varsity drag” girl for
the Broadway company of “Good News.”
Dixie promptly removed that obstacle
by becoming a blond overnight.
Dixie was one of 50 applicants w’ho
took microphone tests for a specialty
song and dance in “Fox Movietone
Follies of 1929.” Winning out, in spite
of her lack of screen experience, she
has since her film debut played sec
ondary roles in “Seven Faces,” “Har
mony at Home” and “Let’s Go Places.”
Now she branches forth as a straight
lead in “The Big Party.”
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By Tremendous Demand
77 IS THE ANSWER TO
“WHAT'S THE BEST PICTURE
IN WASHINGTON TODAY"
Adapted from the
' DAVID BELASCO
Stage Play By Milton Herbert Groppar
A Brilliant and Beautiful New Star
BARBARA STANWYCK , ,
And a Galaxy of Other» Already Established
in the Photoplay Firmament
RALPH GRAVES, LOWELL SHERMAN, MARIE PREVOST,
NANCE O’NEIL, GEORGE FAWCETT, JOHNNY WALKER
WEEK DAYS EXCEPT SATURDAY
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•‘Scandals’’ at Poll’s.
George White’* Latest.
Monday Evening, April 21.
THE latest edition of George
White's “Scandals" will begin a
week's engagement at Poll's
Theater on Monday evening,
April 21. , ,
A new “Scandals” invariably evokes
interest, because George White is con
sidered one of the most astute show
men in the theater, and any production
sponsored by him is generally regarded
as something not only entertaining but
also that fairly crackles with new ideas
in scenic investiture, originality In cos
tume design and novelty in presenta-
unusual note is struck in this
year's “Scandals" in that most of the
names so long associated with George
White revues are conspicuous by their
absence. With the exception of the
i inimitable Willie Howard and the bril
i liant Frances Williams, the principals
I are virtually new to the revue stage.
All of them represent new talent dis
covered by White himself, who searched
! night clubs, movie houses and vaude
ville theaters for exceptionally talented
The new cast, therefore, features, in
addition to Willie and Eugene Howard
and Frances Williams, Mitchell and
Durant, Evelyn Wilson, Marietta, the
Abbott Specialty Dancers, Carolyn
Nolle, Florence Robinson, Fred Lyon,
James Carty, the Elm City Four, the
Scott Sisters, Arthur Cardinal and
Harry Morrissey and a company of 50
The sketches are by William K. Wells,
Lew Brown and George White, with
music and lyrics by Cliff Friend and
“The Honor of the Family,’*
By Steve Cochrane’s Player*.
J~tNE of Otis Skinner's finest vehicles.
“The Honor of the Family,” will be
revived by the National Players next
week. It was produced originally by
Charles Frohman. and Mr. Skinner
found in it a role dear to his heart,
one not surpassed even by his "Kismet"
or “Mister Antonio.” Some years later
Mr. Skinner revived the piece and
toured the country for a full season.
The play is a comedy of the late
Napoleonic period, based on a Balzac
tale, "Un Menage de Garcon.” The
thread of the story deals with the re
turn from the wars of Col. Brideau,
whose swashbuckling tactics on the
field of battle <*te again called into use
when he finds his uncle’s home domi
nated by a shrewish woman and her
consort, a young officer, who threaten
to cheat the elderly weakling and his
rightful heirs out of their property.
The blustering fire eater. Col. Brideau,
takes things in hand and eventually
manages to save the honor of the fam
ily. to the accompaniment of boisterous
comedy and dramatic situations.
Walter Gilbert again inherits a role
which, totally different to that he es
sayed in “Brothers," nevertheless offers
generous latitude for fine characterlza- |
! WALTER HAMPDEN Coming April 28.
\\7ALTER HAMPDEN, now on tour
with three of his greatest metro
; politan successes, “Richelieu,” “Capon
sacchi” and “Hamlet,” will come to this
city, at Poll's Theater, the week begin
ning Monday, April 28.
i Mr. Hampden’s position as one of the
foremost actors of romantic and classic
; roles is well recognized. His portrait
gallery of famous characters includes
. ; Othello, Macbeth. Romeo. Petruehlc,
1 Shylock, King Henry V. Sir Giles Over
reach in Massinger's “A New Way to
Pay Old Debts,” Dr. Stockman in Ib
[ sen's “An Enemy of the People.” and
Cyrano de Bergerac, a galaxy of ex-
I traordinary range and compass.
Cardinal Richelieu is the latest figure
i to enter this varied and exacting group.
. This crafty and puissant churchman
I was prime minister for Louis XIII and
! the real ruler of France during that
i monarch’s reign, and was the storm
, center of many exciting plots and in
■ trlgues. Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton
[ made one of them the basis for his
i famous play, “Richelieu, or the Con
It is Arthur Goodrich’s version of
this play, which has well served all the
great actors of a century, that Mr.
Hampden is using. He recently closed
a 12 weeks’ engagement in it at his
metropolitan playhouse, the longest run
of “Rlchelku” ln its entire history.
Mr. Hampden is presenting it in a beau
' tlful new scenic production designed by
Sunday. May 11.
'T'HE present dramatic season, mark
ing the 155th anniversary of the
original production of Richard Brins
ley Sheridan’s Immortal comedy. “The
Rivals." is signalized by a revival of
this eighteenth century classic, which
comes to the National Theater for one
night only, Sunday, May 11, under the
management of A. L. Erlanger and
George C. Tyler.
A brilliant coterie of players has been
combined for the play, in which Mrs.
Flske heads the cast as Mrs. Malaprop,
with James T. Powers as the ludicrous
Bob Acres, Pedro de Cordoba as Faulk
-1 land, Rollo Peters, Capt. Jack Absolute;
Andrew Mack, Lucius OTrigger; John
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Craig, the choleric Sir Anthony; Mar
gery Maude, Lylia Languish, and with
other assignments in the hands of
Georgette Cohan, George Tawde and
Os the scores of eighteenth century
"comedies of manners,” popular in their
time, only three have survived to this
day for major productions along with
Shakespeare's plays. These are ‘‘The
Rivals.” “The School for Scandal,” by
Sheridan, and "She Stoops to Conquer,”
by Oliver Goldsmith. Ever since it was
j first revealed at Co vent Garden, Lon
don, in 1775, until the present time,
"The Rivals” has held first place among
these three in popular favor because of
its characters and its humor. Save on
the technical side, it is as up to date
as it was in the time of Garrick. Har
rison Grey Fiske has staged the revival
A Week Ahead.
“Hello, Paree,” upholding a well
earned reputation for its fourth con
secutive season, will come to the Gay
ety Theater next week. "Hello. Paree,” |
has harkened to the cry of "way ahead” |
and promises much that is termed "dis- !
' ferent” in modern burlesque. Os the
company. Lee Hickman, tramp come- j
dlan, and Mildred Franklin, dramatic
actress and specialty singer, are fea
tured. Others include Eleanore Abbie.
Eida Longer, Milt Davis, Dorothy K.
Fuller and Billy Woodall, with "a cho
rus of pippins.”
NINTH AT GEE
Opening Apr. 19
AND HIS LATEST PICTIRE
Watch Paper a for
Winifred Dieted Up.
JN this age of the 18-day diet, when
ladies with ripe consciences are trim
ming themselves down to Maypole
waistlines, it may be refreshing to hear
of some one who has defied the con
Winifred Westover, premier heavy
weight of the picture “Lummox,” ap
plied for the starring role, but was com
pelled to confess she weighed only 120
‘Avaunt thee, lady!” shouted the
casting director, looking over the young
applicant’s slender lines. "Get thee
Whereupon the former wife of Wil
liam S. Hart, lion-hearted gunman of
pre-Brookhart days, wept three salt
tears and betook herself to solitude.
At this point, however, fate whispered
a gallant suggestion. So. throwing cus
Saved by a Safety Film.
VIVID memories of scenes from a mo
v tion picture film depicting the res
cue of miners entombed in a mine dis
aster flashed in the harassed mind of a
miner actually imprisoned under similar
conditions in a Utah coal mine recently,
and culminated in the application of
the methods depicted in the film with
the result that five lives were saved.
The film. “When a Man’s a Miner,”
was made possible through a gift to the
United States Bureau of Mines of a
man who wished to commemorate the
memory of his father, the late Francis
8. Peabody, a former official of the
bureau. It was the hope of the donor
of the film, that, through its practical
plcturlzation of life-saving methods in
times of stress under ground, the lives
of mine workers might be saved. This
hope was realized when J. F. Pritchett,
trapped in the depths of a mine at
Standardville. Utah, following an ex
plosion, recalled the scenes from the
'THERE Is never a let-up'in the flow
* of motion pictures. TTiey come and
go like the poet’s brook, and the new
ones are hardly here before their suc
cessors crowd them out.
Starting Friday of this week, Warners’
Metropolitan will succeed "The Furies”
with A1 Jolson’s "Mammy,” his "lat
est and finest,” the announcement
reads. It is a Vltaphone production, full
of Irving Berlin’s song hits, the story
of a lovable, happy-go-lucky minstrel
trouper, with many of Its scenes in
On the same day Warners’ Earle will
present Alice White in "Show Girl in 1
Hollywood,” the romance of a former 1
Broadway beauty and an amusing ex
pose of how the talkies are made. It
is a First National sequel to "Show Girl,”
which had Alice for its star a year ago.
Saturday will bring a galaxy of new
attractions to the other picture palaces.
The Fox whose week will be inter
rupted on Tuesday next by the Metro
politan Grand Opera season In Wash
ington. will nevertheless present from
Saturday to Tuesday, inclusive, “Cameo
Kirby,” a dialogue and song Fox pic
ture. with the Ziegfield singing stars. J.
Harold Murray and Norma Terris, fea
tured. Wednesday, Thursday and Fri
day will be given over to the operas
“La Boheme.’’ “Andrea Chenier” and
Loew’s Palace and Columbia, also
starting Saturday, will offer at the
Palace Joan Crawford's "Montana
Moon,” a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer pro
duction, also featuring John Mack
Brown, Dorothy Sebastian, Ricardo
Cortez. Benny Rubin. Cliff Edwards and
Karl Dane; and at the Columbia “Put
tin’ on the Ritz,” Harry Richman’s
Broadway spectacle of songs, gay dances
and lively action, in which Joan Ben
nett. James Gleason, Allcen Pringle.
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A Talkie Ever? Day Via R. C. A.
“Phantom of the Opera”
tom and her dish of prunes to the
winds, Miss Westover began to eat bully
beef in the early hours of the morning,
bully beef at midday and bully beef at
night. Until, with extra portions of
lard and buttermilk thrown in, she be
gan to expand like Mr. Aesop’s “gre
"Ha!” said the lady, glancing at her
self in the glass as she stood on the
scales. “Now we shall see!” And call
ing in the casting director, who blushed
a little at first, she pointed to the index
“One hundred and ninety-five poundsl”
the gentleman gasped.
"One hundred and ninety-five poundsl”
Miss Westover smiled.
And 'twas thus Winifred blossomed
into the buxom lead of "Lummox.* *
! film which the crew of a rescue car had
exhibited before a gathering of his fel
low workmen, and proceeded as best he
could to translate the lessons of the
film into effective action.
Prichett was one of a group of five
men trapped following an explosion in
a mine at Standardville about 8:45 p.m.
on March 6. A number of scenes in the
film which Pritchett had viewed on the
occasion of a visit of mine rescue car
I No. 9 to his community depict methods
by which entombed miners may barri
cade themselves within the mine, thus
conserving their supply of fresh air
until the ever-alert rescue crews may
penetrate the mine passages. Display
ing remarkable coolness, Pritchett
promptly organized his little group, re
treated to a different section of the
mine and rapidly erected a barricade,
which fully served the purpose and the
next morning the five men were taken
i out alive.
Lilyan Tashman. Purnell Pratt, Eddie
Kane and Sidney Franklin will be both
seen and heard.
- On Saturday the Rialto will reopen
with an attraction announced specifl
cally elsewhere in these columns.
Th* Girl of 1940? Do
I You Know What They
Will Bo Li ho? Soo tho
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