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The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, September 13, 1913, 4 o'clock p.m. City Edition, Image 2

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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
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
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
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.
yjlfrf makk you "nr.r- utarh
- 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
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
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
How a Crimc-Temptcd Father's Inde
cision Proved a Daughter's Salvation
lohn Hardin and Lloyd Robinson
Hare Strengthened the Ed i ion
"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
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. . ' "
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
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
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.
- m
"From Dusk
To Dawn"
A Four Reel Feature Picture)
That Possesses Dramatic
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. - ,
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
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
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
' 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,

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