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4 jiff.. :-tt- ' liLlilli II III i -- - r I Broncho Billy As Actor and Man The Ideal Hero In The Miuds Of Innumerable Thousands Of American Children. The Strong Influence of His Personality Nerves a Little Girl To Bravely Face The Surjeon' Knife " Remember Broncho Billy " a Magic Stimulus, Broncho Filly is a hero to all his admirers, and to that easily impres sionable age of childhood he is an ideal, and a worthy one. The char acters he portrays arc always noble types, even when the part is that of a highwayman His nigged face sug gests a rocky headland, his smile and the light in his eyes, when the moon comes out in glory. There is not a weak feature or expression in his face, it is strength in hiaman counte- I nance. One is convinced there is not a mean trait in his nature: it is cour age in human personality nd it is not the actor, either, it is :he man A. Jittlc six-year-old. Dorothy ill iams, was saved through an operation ) and underwent the ordeal because i j the strongest appeal to her courage was that of her hero-worship of Broncho Billy, whom she had follow ed with appreciation and delight at the "movies," and had intuitively rec ognized his manly characteristics, especially his magnificent courage f he child had been taken sick with pneumonia, and after a siege of six' weeks, wherein the ears had become involved, deatness resulting and later mastoiditis developing, an operation in the nick of time saved the little life. The operation was successful and Dorothy regained her hearing How ever, the doctor said. "Those infected tonsils will have to come out, the sooner the better " The operation was set for the following Monday. When Dorothy was stripped and car ried into the operating room wrapped in a sheet, terror seized her. She could not die the "ether death" again The doctor said to the family. "I will be frank with you in this. It is necessary that the tonsils come out if the child is to be well. But the heart is in rather a bad condition and there is a chance. It is my duty to tell you. However, I have confidence it will come out all right " There seemed to be an instinctive terror in the child as she sprang up from the slab as the ether cap was held over her face. She grasped her mother, who took her in her arms. "No' mamma no! oh, mamma please, mamma, wait! a Oh, don't let it be to-day, mamma I'll come to-morrow, truly mamma. Oh, no! No! No'" The assistant surgeon had applied the stethoscope, and the mother watching keenly had seen a doubtful shake of the head. The child could not be pacified. Her pleadings and insistence were so pitiful and earnest I that the nurses turned away to hide their tears, and the doctor and his assistant tried gently to quiet her "There may--be something wiser in this than we think," her mother said solemnly, "1 feel there is danger in this. hour. Maybe it will be better to wait." "Very well," the surgeon re plied, "she has worn herself com pletely out, and it would be inadvis able to undertake it now." Dorothy had given her promise to be ready, not to shrink back when they should call on her again. The day came and the child was taken to the hospital once more. Once more she was stripped and carried by a white-robed nurse to the white oper ating room. The heart was in better condition this time Her mother stood beside her. The ether cap was descending. The child started up, her eyes wild and staring "Mammal" her arms were stretched out in ap peal, the gesture of Gethsemanc. "I can't." v "Dorothy'" cried her mother, des- -jf peratcly, ' Remember your promise, '- f you gave your promise." Then an I J inspiration came "Remember Bronclw ' ,..Ji Billy! ' You know Broncho Billy I .I1 is brave and he never breaks his word." It was like magic. The child ; J struggling agaitit the pressure of the ''x doctor's hands in her efforts to scram- 'VI bJe from the table, looked once at her I 'jjt mother, and with an unutterable cx- W pression on her face, she laid her head I ;9i down on the level, under the formid- v'vi' able looking apparatus (they were go- ing to start with gas) and murmured, 3 "Broncho Billy"' There wasn't a sound in the room as the nurses and doctors exchanged ffM; a surprised look It was the fast word, as the black rubber cap was ad- justed over her hair and her eyes :ijsS closed, A moment of tenseness and tigji silence, and then the breathing became jj5 labored and gurgling and strangling, (21 those awful efforts of the lungs to Wi sustain the life while the doctor fi- g2!I nally announced: "All right, hand mc ffitf the mouthgag" Then his low-voiced jfg orders, his deft movements, his quick SfeJI command. "Lower the head! An- jyffl other sponge!" Twenty minutes crept 81 by. Finally, "'Well, mother," the sur-.i A geon was saying in a relieved tone, fl "Everything is O. K All through." EBB and the nurse took the still figure in H her arms and carried the child to bed Ml All was well The operation that MM meant return to health was over, and among the earthly aids, along with HH the surgeon, whom shall we thank? IBB Broncho Billy, with the power to in- BH spire hearts to a high courage, espe- Ufl cially the heart of a child, ready to absorb ideals, w His personality was there in that operating room ana made H that operation possible BREAKING BREAD WITH ' GOOD FELLOWS '"ROUND SCREEN CLUB'S "BOARD Where The Photoplaycrs, Photo Playwrights, Producers and Reviewers Cast Aside Care and Mingle Wisdom and Wit Writh Their Daily Repast. While the lives of popular actors, playwrights and producers of the speaking stage arc a subject of never ending interest to the general pub lic, little has been as yet printed re garding their counterparts of the pho toplay world. And yet the latter daily provide amusement tr num bers incomparably greater than the audiences of the former. It would seem as though we believed the exist ence of the actors we see upon the screens to be but shades in the twi light zone through which their images arc projected to delight more than ten million pair of eyes every day in this country alone. Famovspuyers Fat Co. QS3BR3S?f PRODUCTIONS yjlfrf makk you "nr.r- utarh SK? WOLPH ZimiK D1NIU FROMMIM - I ond, that he the best informed in all matters pertaining to its incep tion and development To live up toN these weighty roles, would indeed be an arduous task were it not that he is eminently endowed with "the sav ing grace of humor,' winch enables him to preside so genially over the assemblage of his confreres and, like a true master o' the revels, keep the stream of merriment flowing in un broken current. Among those over whom Farnham presides yon w ill lind George Du Bois Proctor, of whom it has been observed what a pity. ala! that so liberal a mind should so long be to newspaper essays confined, who, perhaps, to the summit of science could soar, yet content if the table he sets in a roar, whose talents to fill any station are 'it. ct happy if Bcecrot't confess him a wit. Frank Tiehcnor, that rare com pound of sense, of frolic and fun. who reli-hcs a joke and joys in a pun, whose temper is generous, open, sin cere, a stranger to flattery, a strang er to fear. "Bob" Daly, an abridgment of all that's pleasant in man. as an actor confessed without rival to shine; as a wit, if not first, in the very first line. John Owner, whose pencil is strik ing, resistless and grand, whose mai ncrs arc gentle, complaisant and bland Milliean with eye aglow' with the rays of predictions that promise feli citous days to all who will list to his sayings oracular, couched tersely in choicest Rialto vernacular. IIu!i Hoffman, who carries the World on his shoulders, and ranks in the fore .,i present day moulders ( public opinion in photoplay lichK and is at his best when reviewing the reels. Space will not permit of deserving acclaim to other good screcners who merit like fame. From Dusk to Dawn The greatest Human Interest picture filmed this year. Literary Merit. Dramatic Ability, Artistic Production DON'T MISS IT. ERNEST SH1PM AN, Booking Agent 9th Floor, World Tower Bldg ., New York "The Hand j of Destiny " A Kalem Release That Is a Triumph of Acting and Photography. How a Crimc-Temptcd Father's Inde cision Proved a Daughter's Salvation lohn Hardin and Lloyd Robinson Hare Strengthened the Ed i ion Forcei. "The Hand of Destiny" (Kalem) Mr, and Mr- illiams send their livc-ycar-old daughter, Mary, to wsit an aunt. Some day- later Williams has trouble and is discharged from the railroad service. Unable to secure work he gets into bad company and Buck Harris, a gang leader, propose that they secure the fifty thousand dollars which is being shipped on train Xo, 7. Williams struggles with his conscience and linally agrees to join the rogues. Tiny draw lots and it falls to Williams to set off a charge of dynamite which will wreck the train It happens that little Mary become"; homesick and the aunt sends her back on No. 7. Unconscious of the fact that his child is on the train, Williams crouches with his companions near the trestle, prepare! t. set off the dyna mite Several unusual occurrences de lay the train. Finally the desperadoes have an argument and Williams flatly refuses to take part in the affair. Buck sees that the tram is rounding the curve and demands with a revolver that Williams fulfill his agreement A deadly encounter takes place and the ( rain dashes by in safetj When Williams reaches home, de termined to lead an honest life, he is surprised to find his little daughter tclliiiK the mother of her visit "I was perfectly safe all the way. mother, the little one is saving ' Now that the Edison Company has John Hardin and Lloyd Robinson add ed to their forces the films nuncd iftcr the famous invent'"- are meeting with due recognition A forthcoming release of unusual merit will be Hard Cash." by Charles Read No expense has been spared in Staging this pic ture. A sea light in which a vessel is blown up is especially thrilling and realistic. . ' " B S S AN AY FIVE-A-WEEK j SEE THEM AT YOUR THEATRE, FAMOUS PLAYERS SCORES GREAT SUCCESS WITH"TESS OF THE CD'UCRBECRVILLES" A Glorious Portrayal by Mrs. Fiske The Tragedy of UA Mountain Mother" Joe Brandt Sails for Europe To Campaign for Universal. The appearance of Mrs. Fiskc. America's greatest artiste, in motion pictures, marks another epoch in the history of film progress. "Tcss of the D'Urbervilles," Thomas Hardy's in spired story, made famous on the stage by Mrs. Fiskc's glorious por trayal and just recently produced by the Famous Players Film Company, is one of the greatest subjects ever introduced in motion pictures The powerful combination of one of the foremost actresses of the day, and the most noted work of a famous novelist in motion pictures should serve to place the Famous Flayers on a more important plane than it has ever before occupied. This produc tion is the first of the ":0 Famous Features a Year" scheduled for re lease on the Famous Players' extended program The pitiful, pathetic role of Tcss, the tender chronicle of a woman's sorrows, should make a thrilling appeal to the heart of hu manity. A Mountain Mother" (I.ubin) Up on the mountain Liza, the widow, Jives with her .laughter Lilly Liza's big purpose in life is to secure an edu cation for Lilly and lo make a "ladv" of her With this end in view the widow toils every day on her small farm and once a week drives into town to ..ell her cgc;s and chickens Jed Dow-ling, a 1ir. rough moun taineer about the ape of the widow, wants Lilly for his wife. The widow nejMl wants io m trry Jed. lo the mountain comes Walterj who writes poems and fories He seeks jnspimion and finds it in Lilly. Liza later tefcei him in as a boarder. When I he proposes marriage to Lilly the widow sees in him the means of as suring her daughter the ln'c of a lad)'," but insists that they be mar ried before going to Walter s home in the big city Liza now considers her self free to marry Jed. As the young people are going down the mountain, -ome revenue officers raid a moon shine still. Jed, who i one of the moonshiners ccajies. Finding Wal ter in the vicinity, he immediately jumps at the conclusion that he is a py and brought the officers down on them He tries to kill W alter There is a struggle for the gun, Lilly, mean while, running back to tell her mother Joc Bradt fim naUWlHi 5jL iH""ie Ed"Cy suiHtri:r'Vesssl SlSsl 11'''" Du Marian Cooper S W. R. Rothacker 1 And yet the shadows we see arc cast bv creatures of very real flesh and blood and, if the truth were known, of mose lovable folk. There is one place above all others where the photoplay ers can be seen as they really arc that is at their own special club. It is the "Screen Club," the famous New York organi zation of photoplaycrs and those others who arc directly interested in the presentation and exploitation of photoplays. Tbi club is of new growth. N'ext mnth it will celebrate its first anniversary. Its president is King BaggOtt, and its vice-presidents. Bunny, Broncho Bill and Arthur Johnson, whose names and faces, through the exportation ..f American films, are known to millions of pa trons of the motion pictures the world over. It is, indeed, a rare treat to be in vited to sit at the board around which daily gather at noonday luncheon, a group of good fellow- who are either making or recording the history of the evolution of the world's greatest and most popular amu-cmcnt. At its I id you would probably find presidine; "Jolly Joe" Farnham, the secretary of the club. t whom, sec ond only to its president, is due its success There arc two things t be said about "Jolly Joe." First, that he i the most popular man connected with the motion picture industry: and, sec- Whcn Liza arrives in sight of the struggling men. Jed ha Walter help less and is about to kill him. Liza cannot get to Jed 111 time to stop him, Mic sees her daughter's chance of happiness about to be shattered It u a choice between her own future and her daughter's Lira raises her long rifle and shoots Jed Joc Brandt, the well known idea man of the Universal Film Company, has sailed for London Mr. Brandt plans to open up a campaign in Lon don and Berlin for his company that will set before the film men of the other side the merits of the Universal product in a manner perhaps new to them and certainly vigorous in style. J e Brandt is one of the best-known film men in this country. There have been few, if any, conventions of ex hibitors in the L'niicd States whether m Massachusetts or California, that he has missed attendine. lie bus a way with him and it is always with him. He makes friends and he keeps them Every "ne of them will wish him suc cess in his new undertaking and no one of them will have any doubt of his complete success. He is a man who brings to bis work an enthusiasm that carries conviction with it. A DEMAND THAT I w5, UNIVERSAL PROGRAM - m "From Dusk To Dawn" A Four Reel Feature Picture) That Possesses Dramatic Strength. Oocideital Motion Picture Company Score A Triumph In Lateit Prodoetion Tbtw'i Etcape From Mirteawan Cleverly Re-ontoted And In Great De mand Ben Sohulberg't great lueceti. "From Dusk to Dawn," is a four reel feature picture that combines great dramatic interest, literary merit and artistic ability. It was oro duced by the Occidental Motion Pic- .i ture Company at their Hollywood studio, and in it appear such well known photo players as Mabel Van Buren, Elsa Lorrimer, Hthyl Davis, Baby Maxinc Elliott, Gordon Sack villc and William Lloyd, and they are supported by a large company. The story is of heart-gripping hu man interest, written by Frank E. Wolfe, one of mcrica's best-known sociobgical writers. He has not only depicted the world-wide class struggle but he has offered a workable solu tion of the age-long problem the class conflict. The scenes might be taken from al most any city in mcrica, but will be quickly recognized as a reproduction of the stirring scenes enacted in Los ngelc at the time the clash became so acute there several months ago. The big tcaturc of the production is the re-cnactmcnt of the Darrow trial. The scenes are the same as at the ac- i trial trial Several of the attorneys occupy the amf positions, and a r dozen other prominent characters are clearly show n in their court-room po sitions. During the scene Clarence Darrow makes a speech that so en- j thralls his audience that all but the director and the camera man forget everything in listening to the orator. The "action" is natural and therefore the scene is natural. His speech makes such an impTession that the , -rest of the scene, especially the re- fj turn of the jury and the announce ment of the foreman of "Not Guilt ," ' bring out action of the moit conunc- ing sort. iU Another scene of unusual character is that of 10,000 men with uplifted hands voting earnestly and solemnly in favor of a cessation of all warlike tactics and for a peaceful solution of all labor questions. "From Di;-k to Dawn," is a four reel plot play with a punch. It is fair to both labor and capital It contains g educational scenes from the interior of an iron foundry, and throbs with thrills. What with the reckless dar ing ot the actors and the forcible story this film portrays it should prove to be a most popular one throughout the country. - , rrc Harry K Thaw's escape from Mat teawan is the basis of a four-reel fea ture tilm. which in timeliness indicate aa the American enterprise which leaves no big ecnt untouched and unused in the search for scenario material of topical interest. This feature being sold and ex ploited on the State rights basis by the Fair Feature Film Co , with offices on .the eleventh floor of the Exchange Building, at No. 145 West 45th street, is comprehensive of the entire Tha history It Wegins with the depar ture of Evelyn from her childhood ' home, her meeting with hite and Thaw in New York, the Madisoa Square Garden incident, etc. The first part was made some time after the Thaw trial, but public opin ion was then so strong against White s murderer that it was not re leased With the re-awakening of in terest in the Thaw case its release, in connection with the complete events of the dramatic escape from the asy lum for the criminal insane, is thuJ opportune . lift 'ks Ben Schulbrrg, well known in mo tion pictures, has turned down a flat tering offer from the Univeral to go jv to London. Mr. Schulber.;;. while still ity in the early twenties has enjoyed a phenomenal success in the profession. I ""x. Kinemaclor recently captured Weber l) X Fields for thr series of 'Fjmous Players at Home." which already in cludes Lillian Russell Chauncev Olcott, William Courtne and Fddie Fo; . i V. hi Ic for rwent st-ir .ir nn.re 'Mike land "Meyer" have been playfully P,(C' frjj ing each other in the eye and cheerfully choking "ach other, they had never seen themselves as others see them JJyi until the Kinemacolor pictures were pro -s? iectrd upon the screen lor their bcnetit i Both laughed heartily. JJS "Bv jimminiv this is t'unn , : chuckled Fields ' Yes." agreed Weber, "but I never ( realised before what a monkey yoil make of me." ;k &j Guy Hcdlund. producer and actor, who for s; ar- ha' been cngaccd in motion picture industr is at liberty- ; wh With the Biogrnnh. ' Edion. Pthe TOfQ Freres and Eclair companies. Mr Ilea' J6' lund has contributed to many excellent pictures, among them "A Modern igal." "Martin Chuzzlewit" and "The Puritan Courtship." He may be ad dressed at the Screen Club or Hadlyme, Conn, ft"