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JUNE 21, 1922.
Elizabeth Patterson to
Play ‘Erstwhile Susan *
Popular Play Is Selected by Stuart Walker for
Return of Equally Popular
Feminine Player .
Elizabeth Patterson, for years one of the pronounced favorites of the
Stuart Walker Company and for the past season in the support of Billie
Burke In “Intimate Strangers” In New York and on tour, will return to
the Murat Monday night.
Miss Patterson -will play the leading role in "Erstwhile Susan,” a
comedy vehicle formerly used to advantage by Mrs. Fiske.
Moran and Mack, formerly with the
Follies, will he the headline attraction
at B. F. Keith's next week.
‘‘The Garden of Melodies,” will be the
featured offering at the Lyric next week.
The Rialto next week will present
another musical comedy, called "Some
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For the triumphal return of Elizabeth
Patterson to Indianapolis and the
Stnart Walker ompacy next week,
Stuart Walker has chosen Mrs. Fiske'a
great comedy, “Erstwhile Susan,” as
the vehicle best suited to disp.ay Miss
Patterson's talents. This play, a
dramatization of Helen R. Martin's novel,
“Barnabetta,” by Marian de Forest, Is a
delightful general play dealing with the
Pennsylvania “Dutch.”
The story concerns Juliet Miller
(erstwhile Susan), who links herself, by
the agency of a matrimonial bureau, to
one Baraaby Dreary, a domineering old
Dutchman, because she is devoted to his
daughter, Barnabetta, a shy, down
trodden girl, whom she has been seeing
once a week on the latter's rounds, selling
tins. Once Installed as the third Mrs.
Dreary, Julie* begins the process of re
generation, especially with the daughter,
which she has had at heart.
She herself has Independent means as
a result of lawsuits pressed against
lowa newspapers at the time of her
great adventure in matrimony. Being
jilted by an actor, she had taken the
proposed honeymoon by herself and had
been promptly accused of traveling with
the actor unmarried.
This delicious episode Is typical of
Juliet Miller, though she also possesses
certain fine traits of heart which con
tribute subtly to her picturesqueness. In
the end Juliet not only reforms her
stubborn husband, but also transforms
her charge, Barnabetta, from a Cinderella
into a princess.
In appearing in the title role of “Erst
while Susan.” Miss Patterson will have
one cf the best acting opportunities of
her career. With her fine sense of com
edy, her inimiiabie acting ability, there
is no doubt but that she will provide a
delightful week of entertairment. for the
patrons of the Murat. In the cast with
‘ Miss Patty” appear Aldrich Bowker, who
will be seen in the role of the obstinate
old Dutchman; Arthur Albertson, who
made such a hit during his week here
with “Honors Are Even;” I.ueile Nikolas,
who as Barnabetta will have her first
big part of the season. In addition the
cast of "Erstwhile Susan" will include
John Ray, George Somraes, France
Berndsten. Walter Coulter. Leslie Fenton,
Judith Lowry, Jane Thomas and Leward
Meeker. Julia McMahon will also be seen
In Indianapolis for the first time this sea
The entire production will be made un
der the personal direction of Stuart Wal
ker, with special scenic designs by
Almerin Gowing. Th°re will be matinees
on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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In keeping with Its established policy
of presenting the same quantity and
quality of vaudeville the year ’round, the
Lyric will continue with Its usual show of
meritorious features throughout the sum
mer, and next week will have an excep
tionally big bill, especially in the number
of people involved. “The Garden of
Melodies,” the headline attraction, boas’s
of a quintette of girls, equally proficient
In playing brass, reed and string instru
ments, and who appear in a lavish stage
setting, with special lighting effects and
gorgeous costuming which distinguish it
quite as much as do the brand of melodies
“Chic Supreme,” a dance Innovation In
which a trio of girls lnterprete a strik
ing and original group of terpischorean
numbers, will be another feature, and
6ne which lives up to its name In every
way. It embraces a series of four-dance
Then among other acts there will be
the Terminal Four, a quartet of har
mony singing comedians in “Mirth and
Melody At a Railroad Station,” Luckey
and Harris, a pair of comedians who
style themselves "Original Laugh Cre
ators;” Billy Peddrich and Ruby De-
Vere in a melange of smart tunes and
dances; Robb and Whitman in their
quaint skit "Back to School Days;”
Maraker, Walton and Ray, a trio of
novelty entertainers, and Waters and
Lee, sensational wire performers. A di
versified selection of film oddities will be
shown on the screen.
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A program calculated to please both
lovers of vaudeville and photoplays will
make up the bill that will be been at
B. F. Keith's for the week starting Mon
day matinee, It is announced.
The feature photoplay will be Tcddie
Gerary In “The Cave Girl.” In this
drama Miss Gerard has the role of a
primitive girl who has ensconced herseif
in the secureness of the wilderness. Un
fortunately for her ideals, a party of
Now York social highbrows, bent upon
bridge and match making, invade her re
treat. When their cabin b'urns up they
come to her for refuge and in the cul
tured company of society the cave girl
emulates her ancestors in fighting for
the man she loves. Th© cast includes
Charles Meredith, Eleanor Hancock, Lil
lian Tucker, Boris Karloff# and others.
The vaudeville portion of the program
will Include Will H. Armstrong and
Maudle Smith, who will offer a comedy
sketch called "A Ten Thousand Dollar
Ankle.” The plot has to do with a
young woman dancer who Is injured
slightly by an automobile driven by a
young man who Impersonates his million
aire employer. He offers the young wo
man a check for SIO,OOO after learning
that the Injury to her ankle incapltates
from doing her dancing. She Is over
joyed and starts to dance. It Is then
that confess to each other that she
Is the maid of the real dancer and he is
only a chauffeur and the check Is a pheny.
Leo Flanders and Geneve Butler, will
be seen In "Musical Moments." Both ar
tists possess splendid singing voices anti
will offer a program on classical and
popular selections. A feature of the act
Is the singing of “Yankee Doodle" as it
would be sung If written as a grand
Moran and Mack, known in vaudeville
as “The Two Black Crows," are black
face comedians with an original line of
patter, songs and comedy.
Bobby McLean is a champion skater
and with the assistance of Don Baker and
Burle and Blue will offer a skating act
on real Ice. They call tbelr act “Tons of
Ice” which they manufacture for their
Grant and Wallace have an act that
Is a melange of singing, a bit of dancing
and comedy.
Aside from the feature Ola the screes
will offer the Pathe News, the Topics of
the Day and Aesop's Fables.
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“Some Baby,” a musical comedy, will
be the offering at the Rialto next week.
May Rogers will play the leading female
role. Others In the cast will bo Babe
Drew. Frank Gerard and a large chorus.
An added feature will be Brookhart,
the man who answers all questions.
The bill also will include a feature
movie film.
Film Director Formulates
Plans to Govern Stars*
One of the most radical departures
ever attempted in an effort to im
prove the quality of motion pictures
was announced yesterday by Adolph
Zukor, president of the Famou3-
Players-Lasky Corporation. It is the
formation of the Paramount Stock
Company and School at the Lasky
studio, Hollywood, with classes for
the Instruction of players In every
branch of their art and with complete
rules governing the players' conduct
inside and outside the studio.
The object of the school Is to estab
lish a perpetual reservoir of talent from
which can he drawn the stars of to
morrow, and the results are expected to
be the development of a corps of screen
players snch as has never been assembled
before by a picture producing organiza
tion and the raising of the standard ol
production to new levels.
Operation of the school and the rules
governing the players will be effective
Immediately, said Mr. Zukor.
"In organizing the Paramount Stock
Company,” Mr. Zukor stated, “we have
only one aim—better motion pictures.
“Therefore we have assembled an or
ganization of men and women who by
their work have Shown themselves to be
the leading personalities on the screen.
Many of the men and women In this
organization already have achieved the
position of stars; others have shown
thst they have in them the magnetism
and ability to become the stars of to
morrow. Altogether we have, in the
Paramount Stock Company a group oi
players who will give Paramount Pic
tures the finest casts It Is possible to
"But none of us wishes to stand still
Therefore Famous Players Lasky Corpo
ration has placed at the disposal of all
the people in the studio its entire re
sources for their artistic development
along principles of proven soundness."
In many respect3 the school will be one
of the most remarkable ever attempted.
Famous directors will tict as instructors
and the pupils will have among tbeJr
number men and women known through
out the world ag the leaders of their
Thus, the stars under the Paramount
banner Include Gloria Swanson. Rodolph
Valentino, Betty Compson, Elsie Fergu
son, Thomas Meighan, Wallace Reid,
Dorothy Dalton. Agnes Ayres, Jack Holt,
Bebe Darnels, May MeAvoy. Pola Negri,
Wanda Hawley and Mary Miles Mlnter,
most of whom work in the Lasky studio.
Others in the Paramount tfto“k Com
pany are such well-known screen players
ns Lila Lee. Lois Wilson, David Powell,
Conrad Nagel, Theodore Roberta, Sylvia
Ashton, Walter Long, Charles Ogle,
Clarence Burton, Kathlyu Williams, Ethel
Wales. Helen Dunbar, Beatrice Joy,
Anna Q N'lisson, Milton Sills, Theodore
Ivosloff, Walter Hlers, Julia Faye,
Oliver, Lacien Littlefield, Robert Cain,
', ' I—Mvran1 —Mvran U 9 Mack, blackface funmakerii, who will to at B. F. Keith's
' ' <, v & s _ 2—Mfcts Marie Brookhart, who will be at the Rialto next week.
. — . .. - -**•— -i g—Luclle Nikolas In "Erstwhile Susan,” whdeh will be Stuart Walker*B
offering next week at the Murat.
xj£ x£&> xj£ 4 —Pedrlck .ami DeVere, will be on the bill .at the Lyric all
next week.
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1— Raymond Hitchcock ar.d Louise Fazenda In a snappy little flirtation
scene from the movie version of “The Beauty Shop,” to be at the Apollo
next week.
2 Dustin Farnum In a scene from “Strange Idols” at the Isis
next week.
3 Helen Chadwick as she appears In “The Glorious Fool” at the Ohio
all next week.
George Fawcett, Bert Lytell and William
In speaking of the aims of the school,
Jesse L. Lasky, first vice president of
Famous Players, in charge of production,
"The Paramount Stork Company ia the
first effort lu the history of motion pic
tures to develop motion picture actors
in purely motion picture technique. It
also is the first time motion picture play
ers have had an opportunity to broaden
their technical education so that their
training may embrace a knowledge of all
phases of picture production.
“Unlike the student body of most
schools, the members of the Paramount
Stock Company are persons who already
have established reputations In their life
work of acting for the screen. There
fore, the purpose of this school Is not to
instruct in the fundamentals of screen
art, except as such instruction may cor- j
rect minor faults, bnt to broaden the
working knowledge of the members of
the Rtock company to the end that they i
may increase their versatility and have
a wider outlook on their art.”
Courses of training include everything
connected with the motion picture art.
The technical branches are divided into
two part—physical training and studio !
training. Under the phvniea] training
there are the subject* of health, action
dancing and fencing. The studio train
ing courses are very elaborate. They
Include cinematography and lighting,
{dctorlal values, stago mechanics, stage
business, make-up, costuming, archi
tecture, interior, decoration, direction
and acting.
In the realm of ths higher Ideals of
picture making there is a department of
creative effort which includes; I’hoto
dramatlc analysis, photodrama—theory
ami practice, pnotocomedy, scenario, and
motion picture history. Under the title
of exprossional branch** three subjects
are taught—physical expression, lifo
study and pantomime.
The subjects and the men who will
handle them as the faculty of Instruc
tion are: Photodrama theory and prac
tice, William de Mills, Pictorial Values,
I'enrhyn Ftanlans; Motion Picture His
tory, George Melford; Dan-tng, Carriage
and Fencing, Theodore Kosloff; Physical
Culture, Norman Selby (Kid McCoy);
Costume Theory. Paul Iribe; Architec
ture and Interior llecornt lon, Max
Parker; Cinematography and Lighting,
Alvin Wyckoff; Acting, George Fitz
maurlce; Scenario, Frank E. Woods;
Direction, Cecil B. De Mllle; Mate up,
George Fawcett, and Theodore Roberts;
Photo-comedy. James Cruse.
When the project of the stock company
school was explained to some of the
stars and directors early in the spring
by Mr. Lasky, they suggested that they
be allowed to participate in the control
of the work, as is done in some of the
larger universities. A* soon as the news
got around, the members of the company
drew np a set of rules and appointed the
board of control which is to assist in
their enforcement. They s.ro strict, but
(Continued on Fnge Six.)
In The Land of Make Believe
I have “something on my chest” and I
mnst get rid of It.
It concerns the selecting of plays for
the municipal theaters of Indianapolis.
Only one is In existence at the present
time, but the second one is to be opened
on July 3 at Garfield Park.
Too much care cannot be exercised in
the selecting of plays to bo presented by
the city players. 1 think it Is danger
ous and bad policy to present too many
of the ‘TO, 20 and 30 cent” rpelodramatio
plays. It must be remembered that all
the taxpayers are paying the b'Us and
not one group. The “mellodramer” lovers
are not in the majority.
It jb Just hs bad policy to present too
many of the so-called "high class” plays,
hut It is tny conviction that every play
presented lri a municipal theater should
present at least some degree of merit.
It is all right for those to say. who
have the destiny of the city owned
theater In their hands, "Give the people
what they want,” but one must be sure
on what actually constitutes the great de
sire of the public.
Personally, I am in favor of the Mu
nlcipal Theater Idea and I feel Jusily
proud that Indianapolis Is paving the
way in open-air summer dramatic stock.
I have observed that the patronage at
tending the so-called melodramas pre
sented at I’rookside Park has beet- very
Carlton Guy, who is in charge of the
city owned theaters, told me recently that
ho has been somewhat handicapped for
the lack of funds with which to pay
royalties on plays. This need should not
bo’overlouhed by those who have the pow
er to appropriate money for park enter
tainment. I feel that the success or ths
failure of the Municipal Theater here
rests to a larg* extent upon the value of
the plays presented. _
Even if the city Is paying the Mil. w*
have the right to demand of the actors in
the Municipal Theater the same serious
purpose and careful study which we ex
pect in the regular theater. The city
owner theater at Brookslde Park is em
ploying professional players, not begin
Personally. I am expecting Mg things
of the Municipal Theater,, but only
worthy plays should be presented. Blood
and thunder plays hnve no place nu the
program of the city owned theater.
Money must be spent for royalties so
the best plays may be presented in the
One roust remember that a pudding is
a good pudding only when its contents
are op to standard. The Municipal
Theater will fall and be a useless ex
pense nsiless worthy and entertaining
plays are carefully presented.
Mr. Guy tells mo that ho experts to
present "Cappy Kicks" soon. That will
boa wise selection and ono which will
olevato ttao standard plays presented at
Brookstde Park The first bill at this
park was of high grade, it being Booth
Tarklngton's “The Man From Home."
With the aecond city owned theater
opening at Garfield Park on July 3, Mr.
Guy will be In position to cast his pro
ductions better because ho will have
more players to draw from.
I realize that Mr. Guy has many ob
stacles to overcome, but a lot of the
tr nMe can be overcome by the wise and
careful selection of plays.
It seems, if all the talk be true, that
Mr. Walker up to this mlout* will be re
1— Mtrran and Mack, blackface funmakera, who Will be at B. F. Keith’s
next week.
2 Miss Marie Brookhart, who will be at the Rialto next week.
3 Luclle Nikolas In ‘'Erstwhile Susan,” which will be Stuart Walter’s
offering next week at the Murat.
4 Pedrtck ami DeVere, Who will be on the bill at the Lyric all
next week.
menu re rod for three productions. They
are “Kismet," "Smilin' Through,” and
"My Lady's Dress.”
When I witnessed “My Lady's Dress,"
at the Murat this week. I heard people
place this production la the “class” or
"Kismet” HDtl "Smilin’ Tlfrough.” Mr.
Walker will never be forgotten in In
dianapolis as he has done many worthy
and real things on the summer stage,
but the public seems very willing to
hoap al the glory and attention upon :
these three plays. “The Book of Job," j
Is a prime favorite and the public puts !
that in a separate class. I might state
here that the announcement is made
1 that George Gaul will appear In “The
Book of Job,” at the Murat Theater on
1 Sunday, Oct. 8.
Personally, 1 think that the genius of
1 etusrt Walker has never been better ex
l hiblted than in “My Lady's Dress.”
i This play ta interesting because of its
acting and scenic opportunities. In the
; first place, Mr. Walker has cast this
1 piay most splendidly, the leads being
taken by Spring Byington and Georj*S
j Gaul. A large supporting cast was needed
and 't was supplied. The ‘‘bits” were
! especially wed done —the La Grisa of
| Grace Kieehle as well as her Miss Sylvia,
la saleswoman, the Moeder Kaatje of
Judith Lowry; the Liza of Mary Kills
I and the Sir Charles of Aldrich Bowker.
j It is no easy task to produce this
i piay as there are three complete seasons
to each of tiio threo aris. Ths demands
; upon the two lead* —Miss Byington and
Mr. Gaul—are gigantic. In this play.
Miss Byington plays eight distinct and
1 w'dely different parts. Mr. Gaul ia
| called upon to play seven parts,
j Personally, I think that Miss Dying
j ton was at her best as Anne In the first
scene of the first act; tragically real as
i Nina in the second scene of the first act;
I magnificently delicious as Antje In the
j first scene of the second act; w-onder
i fully pathetic as poor crippled Annie in
; the second scene of the second act and
! very studied and careful as the “dull
< beast," Anna, In the scene placed in 81-
l bor a Her outbursts as Anita, a mode!
j in the second Boeuo of the final act. Is of
! the highest dramatic type. Ift>re 1
I wonderfully effective work and as far as
I am concerned, my standard of tbeat
, rical Judgment forces me to state that
i Spring Byington has never been ex
j celled by any leading woman la the
i Walker Company. Ob. there are many
j fines ones, mind you, but I put her at
; the top of the list.
Now a few words about Mr. Walker.
' 1 have not agreed at all times durlrg
* the three years that I have been the
| head of this department with Mr. Wal
| leer s selection of plays. I found little
or no merit to “Our Little Wife.” I
I gave the readers of this department my
' frank opinion on that pile of theatrical
j Junk. I believe that Is my duty and I
i also am convinced that a dramatic re
porter should praise In unstinted
phrases a great accomplishment ou the
That Is Just what I think of “My La
dy's Dress.” I think it is the greatest
achievement, that I have witnessed, of
Mr. Walker in the city of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis has supported in large
attendance this beautifully mounted and
acted play.
Such productions as “My Lady’s
Press," “Kismet' 'and “Smilin’ Through”
make Mr. Walker the most artistic pro
ducer and director who asks support
from an American audience.
Hitchcock and Fazenda
to Star in Novel Movie
Musical Comedy Favorites Announced in
Screen Version of f The Beauty Shop ’ —
Helene Chadwick in ( Glorious Fool /
Raymond Hitchcock, former star of the Follies, will be the featured
player in a movie version of “The Beauty Shop,” which will be presented
at the Apollo all next week.
In support of Hitchcock will be such well-known funmakers a3 Billy
B Van, James J. Corbett, the Fairbanks twins, Louise Fazenda and others.
William Foa will present Dustin Far
num in “Strange Idols” at the Isis next
Helene Chadwick will play the leading
feminine role In “The Glorious Fool,” at
the Ohio.
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“The Glorious Fool.” a comedy from
the prolific pen of Slaray Roberts Rine
hart, popular novelist and playwright,
is the' Goldwyn production that will be
Hitchcock and Itow Offer
Patrons of Rialto an Ar
tistic Thrill.
NEW YORK, June 24. —The most
unusual week in the theatrical season
was that which passed over Satur
day. With but one play added to
the list, at least a dozen removed
by termination of engagements, the
high light was not this so much as
it was the quality -of the lone pro
duction. Raymond Hitchcock pre
sented this under the embracive title
of “The Pin Wheel,” which had been
"whirled ’round” by Michio Itow, to
give credit to the program. A com
bination of this popular light
| comedian ard the noted Nippon
; dancer was in itself somewhat mysti
-1 fying, but not more so than the clever
blending of the ultra-artistic and the
The program was marked chiefly by the
dancing, dancing of a high and appeal
ing order, contributed ' y soloists, en
sembles and specialists. Classical, stand
ard and character dances were given, in
| eluding a Spanish group by a remarkable
! new Spanish premiere. Maria Montero.
j Mr. Itow himself danced his Original and
| fascinating if well known l’izzacato to
1 Delebes’ music, while dainty Yargaret
' Petit did a charming “Masked Bacchante”
to the music of F Mowrey, and later
j contributed a bit of her own choreo
graphic creation, "Repetition da la
l Danse" after Degas with Schubert and
Poldini s music.
Elda Lasker sang Yiddish folk-songs.
* Anita Enters did several attractive Inter
pretative dances. Zoltan Hecht created a
! new art in his Rhythmic setting, while
j Felicia Sor-' and Senia Gluck compelled
'the highest hlmiration for their grace as
; dancers, and skill as pantomimists. Rosa
lind Fuller sang charmingly, Ragtna
j Devi gave her noted Hindu songs and
j Louise Riley entranced as a dancer.
Yujl Itow and Yasbushl Wulrt, two
! Japanese, making their first appearance
i here, added to the cosmopolitan charm of
1 the evening, and when this vyas all done,
j there was Raymond Hitchcc.k in his in
troductions cf the numbers, his frequent
j trsvestlos with the aid of Frank Fay
; and a bevy of girls, and his general good
1 humor which lightened up the entire pro-
I gram and brought together the East and
! the West in the most perfect blending
I of their conflicting traits that has been
j seen in New York. If this is the new
; sign of the times, summer will lose
much of Its terror to those who find
themselves patrons of the play bouses
during the dog days.
In addition to the Hitchcock revel, the
season was further enhanced by the com
mencement of the outdoor music season,
Inaugurated by Edwin Franko Goldman
and the Goldman Band at Columbia Uni
versity. which was followed by a ban
quet to the bandmaster where New York
wont on record ns officially approvals
the Art Center plan, whlfE Includes a
music center, and which will at once
make this city the musical center of the
! world. If the plan Is successful—and the
I entire city government Is In accord—the
j most elaborate music and art temple in
j the world will be constructed, and Inside
| there will be room for every notable ac-
I compllshment in the way of music, drama
} and art. For several years the Goldman
: Baud has stimulated musi- Interest by
their summer concerts, and last year Mr.
Goldman was given the standard of the
City of New York, which carries with It
all the honors that can come by official
pronouncement. The fifth season of sum
mer concerts are as entertaining and
popular as any, and the spacious grounds
are, as before, crowded.
The announcement that the Belmont
Theater Repertory Company— Is the
newly formed permanent company which
will produce, among other plays, the
Harvard prize play—had accepted for its
first production Louis K. Anspncber’s
“That Day,” Is Interesting. This play
Is now In rehearsal under the direction
of Iden Payne. Richurd G. Herndon is
the executive director, and Bertha Mann,
a sterling actress of high motional qual
ity, who created the role when the play
enjoyed Its first presentation in Los
Angeles, has been assigned the part she
originally created. Frederick Truesdell,
George MacQuarrie and others are In the
excellent east. This play is to ba fol
lowed by others, all to be produced on
tour to begin with, and then to be
brought to New York for the regular
season. t
Fortune Gallo, the impresario of the
San Carlo Opera Company, and the Inter
mittent manager of Pavlowa and other
noted musical artists, will embark this
yenr as a manager and producer of plays.
His first production will be “The in
evitable.” from a foreign source, and it
will serve to Introduce Marla Bazzi, an
Italian emotional actress who comes to
this country with a high reputation, and
who will make her first appearance this
yonr as an English speaking actress.
Maria Basel, an Italian actress, will
make her English speaking debut next
Mlchlo Itow, who created the Pin
Wheel revel with Raymond Hitchcock, is
going to take a company to Japan.
James D. Barton, well known as a the- !
atrtcal manager and globe trotter, is j
arranging to tatke to the Far East a j
ShakspMs-ean company.
the new comedy by the Nu- j
and son—are selling tickets
in. for Christmas matinee. I
featured the coming week at the Ohio.
Principal parts are taken by Helene
Chadwick and Richard Dlx, while in
their support appear Kate Lester, Vera
Lewis, Otto Hoffman, John Ince and
Theodore Von Eltz.
A hospltai is the scene of the greater
part of the action, and the atmosphere
and the characterizations developed help
very much to make tha picture exceed
ingly funny. In fact jaost of Mrs. Rine
hart's stories are written about hospitas.
Billy Grant, wealthy and reckless,
when Jilted by his sweetheart because
she fears that he cannot resist the temp
tation of strong drink, determines to go
to the dogs thoroughly. r *
Grant, after drinking heavily, drive*
Ms automobile Into a street car and
wakes up in a hospital, where he Is told
that his life is numbered by hours. Grand
does not want his fortune to go to schem
ing relatives, so he induces Jane Brown,
a probationary nurse, to marry him. Aftej
first refusing she grants the dying man
bis request, but instead of dying. Grand
wakes up several hours later and And*
himself well on the road to recovery.
He soon falls genuinely In love with
Jane, but determines to release hey fronx
her marriage vows. When the head nursa
assigns Jane to another ward, Grant be-*
comes love sick and starts out to find
her by cruising through the hospital
In a wheel chair.
His desperate love making Is found to
be effective, but when he is fully recov
ered he decides to return home end frea
Jane. A short time later Jane Is dismissed
from thjtjiospital for what is thought to
be a breech of the rules. When it Is dis
covered that her absence was caused by
\ her attendance on a young woman la tha
maternity ward, and Grant, who ha*
awakened to duties as a husband, de
fends her, she Is about to be reinstated
in the hospital when she finds that sha
prefers to return home with Grant.
Incidental features are an Interna
tional News Weekly, a two-reel comedy
and a program of music by the orchestra#
-I- -!- -!- i
W Ith Raymond Hitchcock Reading C
cast of such celebrities as Bifly B. Van*
James J. Corbett, the charming Fairs
banks twins, Louise Fazenda, Diana A U
len, Montague Love and Laurance Wheat,
"Tbo Beauty Shop,” on of the few mu*
steal comedies to have been successfully
transposed from the stage to the screen,
and which loses not a whit In Us transv
lation. will be next week's offering at
the Apollo. For warm weather enter-*
taiument nothing could be more desir*
In stage form “The Beauty Shop” en
; Joyed a year's run In New York with
Mr. Hitchcock In the stellar role of
Dr. Arbutus Budd, a beauty specialist,
; who poses as the missing baron of tha
principality of Bolognia. Dr. Budd ex
pects to find a fortune awaiting him la
Bolognia, but Instead he gets Into mora
than one man's share of trouble, his
only legacy being a duel with a'#otoii
; ous bad man. Afrer an Immensely comi
cal array of adventures and compiles-*
fions matters straighten out for tha
doctor, and all ends happily. In the pfe,
ture Mr. Hitchcock, of course, has hi*
old role with considerable more added
i to It. owing to the greater latitude at,
forded on the screen.
Billy B. Van Is said to be screamingly
! funny as Soblnl, an undertaker, whila
I Corbett is cast as Pantella, an lnn-1
keeper. Mr. Love is the bad man who
engages tbe doughty Dr. Budd in a duel,
; and the others a!) appear to advantage
The program wiil also contain the Fo*
| news weekly and "Better Late Than
i Never,” a Hall Room Boys farce.
i Dustin Farnum has In “Strange Idols**
a drama in which ha is starred, and
which will be shown next week at tha
Isis, a fitting vehicle for his personality
and talents, and whclh Is based on the
theme that even love Is sometimes not
strong enough to withstand insist*
ent call of old environments, especially
when these consist of bright lights, gay*
ety and the lure of Broadway.
Mr. Farnum appears as Angus McDott*
rid, a wealthy tha
thwest. who, while on a New*
k, meets and falls
I .th Mayo, the reigning ct oIJ
the cabaret district She* f-l
fectlon and despite tl k *** nfß
ort’.ial friends that -.'10110116011 ~1
i for her to give up thtlaY & -dl
i she marries til
I him to his lumber drag on the 3]
For a time the love t, gn-niiav n®
and the novelty of her mgs^
i different from znything evaj
known, bring her happiness.->ntNrfter 4
I while tha longing for Broadway asserts
itself and she prevails upon McDonald
Ito take her back to New York. Here h
! baby girl Is born to them, and a short
| time later McDonald is called West again
j New York to find his wife and oapy
l on pressing business. He return- •*■*
| missing. It Is at this point that the
| dramatic action becomes tense and Far
! nura is at fcis best. Doris Pawn has the
' role of the dancer, and others Important
n the cast are Philo McCullough and
Richard Tucker. The settings are high*
j ly diverting, flashing from New York’s
| “Griat White Way” to the big forests
! of the Northwest, and then even over to
| the capitals of Europe and back again,
j The comedy portion of tha program
i will be adequately supplied by A1 St.
j John In a farce “The Village Sheik.”
Conductor Mitchell Announces
Interesting Program
at Park.
The Indianapolis Military Band with
W. S. Mitchell conducting will give a.
concert Monday night at Riverside
Amusement Park.
The program selected is well balanced 1
and will give the band a chance at other 1
popular and classical numbers.
The program is as follows;
PART 1. i
March, “Culver Black Horse Troop” k
Gillespie J
Melodies from “Mile. Modiste”..Herbert*
“A Hungarian Fantasy" Mose|
Selection “Lucia DI Lammermoor”
Excerpts from “Faust” Gounod®
PART 11. ' ®
Overture “Orpheus" Offenbacll'l
Selection “Princess Pat” Herbert®
“Down On the Swanee River”. .Myddletor®
“Anthony and Cleopatra” Greenwali*
“American Fantasia’ ...Herb.

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