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The Ogden standard. (Ogden City, Utah) 1913-1920, September 27, 1913, 4 o'clock p.m. City Edition, Image 2

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Tramps Trap
Auto Speeders
The Sale Of A Delusive Ex
clusive Pattern Vest With
Confusive Results.
Broncho Billy Reform What Follows
Biaka't Outbreak Oi Jealoui
Rafe The Equiae Vetorao Of The j
Police Force And The Story Of
Hii Life.
Too Many Cops (Kalcm). Two
motorcycle policemen, located at dif
ferent points along a road, establish
a. mode of communication by which
tliey can time pceiing automobilists
They make a number of arrests, and
in most cases they permit tbe speed
ers to go on their way for a consid
eration. Three tramps witness the
proceeding, and by a subterfuge se
cure the badges of the police They
hac the time of their lives extorting
money from all manner of auto driv
ers, regardless of the speed, but are ,
called to account in a most unexpect- i
ed manner when they have held up
James Jeffries, Jack Jeffries and Bar
ney Oldficld.
An Exclusive Pattern (Lubin). A 1
haberdasher sells to a young man a
vest that he declares to be an abso- '
lutcly exclusive pattern. The design ,
is unique and startling, and Tom j
wears it home to luncheon with much
pride. He immediately spills soup on
it. but Nan, his vviic. promises to .
clean it. After the wife has cleaned ,
it she hangs it in the backyard to dry. (
It is stolen by a tramp. She tele- .
phones Tom of the theft, and notifies ;
the police, giving a description of the 5
vest. Nan goes on a shopping expedi-
tlition, and the first man she sees on
the street is wearing the stolen c-i. i
or at least she thinks it is the stolen 1
rt. She endeavors to recover it,
and the man. deeming her a lunatic,
flees in horror Meanwhile Tom has (
seen the vest adorning the tigurc of ,
a suffragette, a prize fighter, and the ,
original tramp, and his attempt- to re- j
cover it have been highly disa-trous
The police now busy themselves, and i
the tangle comes to a head at the sta- i
tion house, where the simultaneous t
ir appearance of half a dozen persons
wearing the vest, tends to disprove i
the haberdasher's assertion, thai the f
one sold to Tom was without a dupli-
catc Freed from the clutches of the
law, Tom and the other battered and I
furious vest owners, proceed to wreak c
vengeance on the haberdasher They i
treat him to a hath under the fire k
hydrant. f
Broncho Billy Reforms (Essanay).
Broncho Billy and his p.ils plot to
rob the general store. Broncho Billy ,
is elected t go into the store and j
engage the proprietor in conversation j
while the others enter the rear door (
and rob the till A beautiful young (
girl comes out to wait on Broncho
Billy, and he is attracted by her
beauty and sweetness and goes back
to his pals and declines to have any- (
thing to do with the robbery. His g
pals attack him, tie his hands and
feet, and go off on their horses to do '
the hold-up without him Broncho t
Billy manages1 to free himself, mounts r
his horse and goes after the bandits 1
Broncho Billy arrives on Uic scene
just in time to prevent the robbery, j
and routes his erstwhile pals The :
jjirl thanks him, and as he leaves. (
looks after him and sighs. He looks f
longingly at the girl as he mounts '
his horse, and thinks what happiness I
life would hold for him if he had led ;
an upright and honest life.
Binks Elevates the Stage (Imp).
T'oor little Binks is now an actor, and
loves the leading lady, who coquet- j
tishly encourage- him. while she
Teally adores Mauri, c Mt. Cheesing- ,
ton. the handsome leading man. One ,
night while Binks is dressed a a
convict and behind prison bars, he
fees the leading lady and the accursed
Maurice Mt. Chcssington embracing
off the stavte. This maddens him. and
he drops his character and shakes hi-,
fist at them. The manager gives
him a kick, and Binks, jumping with
pain, knock- down the scenery on
the leading man's head, and they have
m rough-and-tumble fight. He thinks
he has killed his rival and runs away,
pursued by actors and audience. He
escapes them, but his convict suit
later causes his arre-t. and he is held
until the manager effects his release
I l .
j The Veteran Police Horse (Than-
houscr), An empty headed young
colt was frisking about the farm one
day when a strange burse was intro
duced into the pasture. He was old
and shabby and at first the colt look
ed scornfully at him. but when he
found that his companion had been
put in the world he displayed more
interest, specially when he learned
that hi frieiuJ has been on the police
force. As the veteran tells the si iry
of his stirring life its thrilling inci
dents arc pictured on the screen.
While looking for a desired location.
Director Georg Mel turd, of the Kalem
Company, at Glendale, Cat. had an auto
mobile aocideni which tore the engine
from his machine and put the brakes
out of commission. Mr. Mclford was
traveling a rough mountain road and
narrowly escaped a plunge over a steep
precipice. As it was. he was obliged to
walk twelve miles through the dust.
; King Baggot Returns From Abroad Where He Played The Title Role In "Ivanhoe" Henry E. Dixey Presented By The Famous
Players Company In "Chelsea 7750 Edward Barry Sails For, London Gaumont Announces American Releases David
Horsley Gives Dinner To Wei coming Friends On His Return From Europe.
Of all the home coming passengers brojg'ut to port in New York on the Amern an Line Steamer
St. Paul, last Saturday, none received a heartier or more enthusiastic welcome than King Baggot.
Those Who were there to grrc-t him wrre all warm personal friends, members ol the Screen Club, the
famous New York organisation ot photoplayers, o: which he is president, and many others. But
there also we n t out to him a welcome equally warm (rom the hot of admirers who know him only
as hcy see him on the screen of the motion picture theatre, but who have learned to pay him loval
homage as a veritable King in hilmdom For of all the personages who have won triumph in the
i motion picture there stand pre-eminent King Baggot and that other king, John Bunny, each unique
in his own special field. Both are known and greeted with acclaim the world over, in every corner of
the globe to which the photoplay has made entrance
Last Spring King Baggot sailed away at the head of an Imp company of players to reproduce for
.1 I.;.. : .V.- I I - k. k. 6.1. 1- . ttrurlmmA ,,Ur lilV-
While producing the two-part drama, "The Clown's Daughter," Edgar Lewis and a company o'
Reliance player- spent several days with Sig. Sautelle's Circus. As Edgar Lewis is an old nand at
anything i onnected with the canvas and sawdust, some excellent results were obtained during the
making of the picture. Norma Phillips tried her luck as a "circus rider,' ' called for by her part, which
was that erf the clown's wife, icorgc Sicgniann made a good "spieler, " and little Runa Hodges was
tiie pet of the "show folks" and had the time of her four-years-long life feeding the animals and riding
t he pom', i .
Edward Barry, who was recently married, has sailed for London on the Olympic, accompanied by
Ins charming bride. He goa for Warner's Feature:, Inc., and will assist Mr. S. L. Warner, now in
charge of the office at lX Cecil Court, London, to eciuip and maintain enlarged quarters in or near
' Klii-t-fr Allev." Mr R.-irrv will rt.mrllr the Amerir.-in nrorl ur t ion -, in all miltrira nf the world niifiH
tne screens Historic stone-, mat na e oecomc classics on ene niscoric ncieis in cnnnei, wncrc- m: i , , . , - ,, , :, , r j - . . ,
dramas penned bv men oi genius were originally cast. A of thc United States. His experience in the film business dates back eight years. He is a charter
Chief among the stories to be re-enacted was the immortal romance- of Sir Walter ?..-o"., the A member ol the Screen club, the famous New i ork organization of photoplaycrs, and leaves behind
ever-youthful ever-living "Ivanhoe." Jrj a h'''st of tncniK His success abroad IS assured as he played a prominent part in London for
The photoplay drama of ' Ivanhoe" was staged at the Castle I Chepst .w. and there- again jMjffl&L scvcr , - '' in1 1S ' "-' PPul" ' lhc British metropolis,
fierce war was waged with sword and lance and cross-bow, and Norman knight and Saxon
thane fought as in days of old. Naturally, King Baggot was the hero, and with his hand- Jr?:7;&tajBk Mr. David Horsley, the well known authority on all details of motion picture production,
some face, lithe, athletic figure and knightly bearing he made an ideal hero. m returned to New York on thc White Star Line Olympic last week after a visit to Europe.
An English critic, who is not over-imbued with prejudice in favor of the American in .W Hr is one of thc best known and most popular of the pioneers in the motion picture industry,
general or the American actor in particular, on seeing King Baggot in one of his scenes JRy''! "agflffihreL ",c return home was signalicd by a dinner he gave to a number of his friends at the
exclaimed " Well, like another foreign invader of England, Baggott can in truth say . :lV": Hotel t-.r. Mr. Karl Hudson assisted the host in receiving thc guests. During his
'Veni.Vidi, Via.' Every English a nemo man must acknowdedge that America has at wRjTyt"1;: . ;-'?vsleW?X. ah'-ence I. : i'ited all the principal C'-un tries of Europe and made a careful study in each
least one good photoplayer. " -''?vfer:7 -'y'-.j $g ' -. .,, ..i-n--.-.ri : ' i . the I; rid- ilia: -r- rn--t in demand and
Another English critic wrote oi him as follows- 'V.fasX f reception accorded them. He also made equally careful study of what Europe
"What a wonderiully perfect actor is Mr. King Baggot. and what an enormous MKffi' :''-'r'W '" --'s ' 1 ' : '" "' that would be a .viable for pre-entation in America,
amount of energy he puts into his v...rk. He seems to inspire the rest JMc-:: -'.oy.
of the company whenever he is in the picture. He takes his work complete I;. .. ',;. .: t-NA Hcnrv E D, c v. r ie of the foremost favorites of the American stage, if pre-
to heart, and this past week I am sure he has forgotten that he is King Baggot MHrB sented'in "Chelsea ;;tr." an original drama of the underworld written and
the best him actor in thc vorld and ha; been eating, drinking, sleeping, WJr, vjJShbV directed bv J. Scarle bawlcv, to be released by thc Famous Plavers Film Com-
and working n lie were the Ivanhoe oi centuries ago come to life 'ji i pain . The play sound s cverv depth of the underworld, its secrets, its methods
again t;. pay homage to Ins king -nd ( light and v.m the- h-.i.d th' r A ;, - and emotions, and penetrates the intricate labyrinths of the submerged half,
Lady Rowcna. ': In thc role ot an e nne-nt, ableand conscientious detective. Mr. Dixey ii
And, socially, Baggot won equal success among the Briton, and all who 4'' 'i'tlFmk. afforded ample opportunity to utilize the fine powers oi characterization lor
' ' only 'through
I he house of Gaumont. instead of relying upon European productions. fiiafi&- '. : .JL ' the medium of the Western plays of which he is the author and thechicl
nw announcing American releases. The first of these will be "The HHKBBm'I '''VSr act"r These unki wn iru and admirers rallied to his support in a
l-auhlul Servit.,r." a, i a l h t".,,-'!! i c.ut'i; i . 'KKsW contest to deride the most popular motion picture actor, conducted bv thc
rare beauty. The narr.v . r: - n.,: ,;, jgimHUF Motion Picture Story Magaineof New York, and placed him at the head of
servant Machuda. w ho hovers like a good spirit around the per .n ot the Sfe' !-'''i,kHsW the poll by a majority of some half million votes. Mr. Fielding received a
lively Lsmeralda (jabora, shielding her from h .rm r ' ' tdegram la.-.t week from the editor of the magazine announcing his sweeping
Spanish senorita from the unwelcome embraces of a scoundrel who kidnaps HL - J&'w&Bf " ;"r e,i,e fr-.-m thc head i the Lubin Co. in Philadelphia, congratulating
r- .The Faithful Servitor" is full of interest and pathos and local color, and PH'i-':-;; $W him on his success.
if this is to regarded as a sample of "Gaumont American" we cm only say they jfeafflft 'ti - Mr. Fielding occupies a unique position in the motion picture world because he
Wl11 Vi r wel imc indeed. Vitr38H - '9 author Producer and leading man as well as manager of his company. It is not
XfilS?'., r '' 'iWSjwr ''is versatility, howe ver, which has gnen hfm the prestige w hich he has in this part
c ,r it t .i , . , ySSmk' 33r ol the country, but the fact that, more than any other living man, he has been able to
bam ll Harris ol the theatnea. tirm of Cohan 4 Harris Sol Bloom, talking XffiEgffCJ.VtT get u; .n the motion picture screen the real spirit of the West His dramas are not
machine man and former music publisher on a large scale, and I.vt. but n- : least , yP,fS only thrilling representations of Western hie, but thev go to the very heart of things
,r"rkt Mcine. the producer ol the now justly famous "Quo Vadis?" fcatur--, ..re StsWI'o'-they ge t the atmosphere of lives spent in the vast expanses of thc world. Therein lies the
:s;re;;.ltCnear Broadwav? TYo TnlS KPf ' L
tt'and Jpro Ih'e-mm 'i'lu.u.es11 W'U '" 8 W ' "V - !' " ' ' ' '' A nw theater to be opened at m;I,
, , . Street and Broadway, New ork City, on the 15th of October, hearing thc nameeiVBUNNY.'1
Mrs I eslic Carter will annear in a K'U,n r, a . r-.r. r, .. .. ttW John Bunr,y has been in.-ited to open this theate-r, which seats 1400 people. foo on the main
, "Lei, ic; ih S b P " U Brry' ,nt'1C 'lueierSson W .1-.r and o ,n the galleries It promises to be oneol the most magnificent andTargest moving
B roic- y picture palaces in New York City. rj ,.5 ,
BetideAppcaring In This Newspaper They Are Published In Other Newspapers Throughout the United States.
2J0 West 4todSt,.IEWTORIL!lMWEsf S"jEW YORK ' A ! lJ-'jW M ailfc, EACT Ml ST,.WEWVORK
waBB!.00' rnxfri'0frp fS. !austs E s s A n a y kclectic film co.
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1 r Pubfisc and Exhibitor Alike I rT DEMAND THAT,
lPrefer Mutual Program liKIQRi'F' UNIVERSAL PROGRAM
Hints On How To
Write Scenario!
A Past Master Of The Art,
Capt. Peacocke, Gives
Advice To Aspirants.
Giving A Story Tniey And Intereit
By "Flbi" and "Cut Bseki"
Growing Tcndenoy To Do Away
With Sab-Titlc See and Study The
Pictures, He Say.
Capt. Leslie T. Peacocke is one of
the most proline and most successful
of scenario writers and up to the pres
ent time ha given to the screens
more than three hundred photoplays.
It varied experience is of service in
thc making of a scenario writer. Capt.
Peacocke was well equipped. Born in
India, educated at Eton and Sandhurst
and for eleven years an officer in the
British Army, continually in active
service in Burmah, South Africa and
other British possessions, his oppor
tunity for observation of life in varied
phases was certainly extensive
It was with a view to obtaining
some light upon thc processes of
scenario construction thc writer called
upon Capt Peacocke
"W hile thc scenario has advanced
materially in technique," began the
Laptain, after consenting to talk on
the subject in which he is so well
versed, ' it is far harder to write a
photoplay these days, owing to the in- j
creasing scarcity of plots. Not so
long ago thc script writer jumpily
followed the story straight through,
taking no account of the lapse of
time Thus, for instance, we saw a
man leave his office, walk through thc
street and arrive home. A script then
, numbered Fifteen to twenty scenes
! Now the writer gives his story ten
sity and interest by 'flashes' and 'cut
, backs.' For instance, we see a thief
. I about to enter a house Then we
I are shown a man asleep in bed The
, picture flashes to thc burglar on thc
( out.-ide of lhc window and then back
. to the man within awakening at the
. sound. Every detail is shown. At the
same time the photoplay gains in
; variety. Photoplay wrights now strive
to do entirely away with sub-titles.
The story of thc present day should
: carry itself by its own action. The
I lack of sub-captions is an advantage,
for instance, to the foreign element
among the picture house patrons, who
cannot clearly understand English.
I 'The scenario is unquestionably ad
l ancing. But good plots cannot be
found without returning to thc old
I stories. It is getting harder every
' day Of course, an experienced writ
1 cr can make an entertaining picture
out of very little.
"The photoplaywrightfl of the future
will be the experienced men, whether
writers developed in contributing to
the screen or our so-called 'big' au
thors. The fiction writer can succeed
if he studies the game. Even our
best plawncht is a poor scenario
iioitsman, uniess nc understands the
pictures. Where a play has a cast of I
ten and utilizes three or four acts in
telling, thc same story on the screen
would require fifty to sixty people, as
everyone mentioned m thc story
would have to be visualized in order
to carry the theme, and forty to fifty
scenes would be needed Thc trained
scenario writer sees his work in his
mind's eye. Then, too. the average
drama is dependent upon dialogue.
Vet thc playwright when he under
stands the demands of thc film
should be successful if he is good at
situation building
"The big writers should be able to
furnish thc best photoplay stories."
continued Captain Peacocke. "I do
not mean writers who depend upon a i
' distinctive style, but men of versa
tility and imagination. "
I asked Laptain Peacocke for a few
words of advice to writers.
"Writers should sec and study pic
tures," he replied "They should make
their scenes short, using 'flashes' and
'cut backs.' The eye tires of a scene
after thirty or forty seconds. A good
scenario averages thirty-five to fifty
scenes in a single reel, and sixty to
one hundred scenes in a two-part
"But one per cent, only of the pub
lished magazine stories has picture
possibilities. A scenario is all action.
Each scene must have niuvcmcnt
must work up to a dramatic situation.
The average short story has but one
or two situations. There are few ori
ginal ideas. The skill and charm of
workmanship make the story'.
"Care should be taken in making
the script synopsis short. The synop
sis should arouse the editor's intereit
at once, presenting the plot in such
a manner that it can be grasped in a
moment. It must be brief, attractive,
jand with the story presented in a way
that thc editor will not have to read
through tlu detailed scenes for the
vital points.
"The scenario, as written scene by
scene, must be condensed to the bar
est outline. The average story writer
has a tendency to describe everything
in detail That is all wrong.
"The atmospheric conditions and
environment governing the companies
should be studied. Scenarios requir
ing a Western setting should not be
sent to a New York company. r
those requiring a European back
ground be forwarded to a California
organization. l..r instance, manufac
turers do not want stories of snow
storms in the summer time.
"Writers should keep the cost of
production in mind. Many spectacu
lar things such as the destruction of
a boat by fire ate impossible without
heavy cost As few interiors as pos
sible should be used."

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