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did not afford an easy delineation.
Even in melodramatic plays, Mr.
Earle imparts a quiet force of char
acter agreeably in contrast to the
overdone, thrashabout characteriza
tions of less accomplished players.
THIS UNHAPPY HUSBAND IS
"CAUGHT BY A THREAD"
A Nestor Comedy
Jica iyiriy vupioj yvuuvj.
A novel theme has been utilized in
the Nestor film production, "Caught
By a Thread." Eddie Lyons and Vic
toria Forde are the stars ably assist
ed by a capable cast. This clever
.company of Universal comedians
'create a considerable amount of
laughter by their merry antics and
.the humorous situations which fol
'low the unhappy husband together
"with the beautiful backgrounds show
ing the glorious Cilifornia country go
to make up a remarkably successful
:"A FIEND AT THE THROTTLE"
A KALEM FEATURE
Rita, a telegraph operator
Hopkins, the engineer
Logan, operator at Hobart
.r Devore Parmer
Jardwick, a substitute engineer,
Struck on the head by a falling
beam, Hopkins, engineer of the pas
senger train, drops unconscious. The
man is carried to a cottage near the
track. The doctor warns the en
gineer's nurse that he must not be
disturbed by noise.
The following day Rita is notified
that a freight bearing explosiye is
due to pass her station at 3:10.
Twenty minutes before the freight is
due Hdpkins is awakened by the
shrill blast of a locomotive whistle.
Insane, the man jumps out of bed,
eludes his nurse and rushes toward
Finding a substitute engineer in Jus
place, Hopkins hurls the man from
the engine and pulls the throttle
wide open. The passenger train
rushes down the track toward the
oncoming freight. Rita learns what
has occured. Leaping aboard a hand
car she speeds down the track just
ahead of the passenger.
The latter gradually overtakes the
handcar and crashes into it. At the
same instant Rita leaps for the cow
catcher and barely escapes death
when it hurls the handcar aside.
Climbing toward the cab, Rita gives
battle to the fiend at the throttle un
til help arrives. Hopkins is overpow
ered. Knowing the freight train to
be due, Rita sidetracks the passen
ger just in time to avert a terrible
o o :
Being accustomed to the pranks of
college youths, Prexy Wilson can
view things a bit more calmly than
many of us do.