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TT "T I w THE CITIES OF DREADFUL NIGHT Have a terrible tale to tell. See thieves sneik out of their lairs and the Battalions of Murder and Hunger make their nightly raids. v William Fox Presents IL&EDYS E5ElCCiWELL ln 6G PuttiiaflOs f m Mm (Cutty 99 The story of a woman's regeneration and rise from the crime-tainted environment of the slums. .. r l mora of a clinging vine than he likes to almit. A mere woman can pull Mm down Into the lowee?tS " tafiS or S can help him rise t, glorious heights. One woman crook decided to re form. And in her upward career she took with her a man. '.., , - , , Woman Is like a rose In darkness she withers and dies, in sunshine she blooms. Even in a hovel she canoweauSul IJhere be sunshine in her heart., In -Pitfall, of a Big City the William Fox photo play, one may see what sunshine does for a woman jrook. Fifth Episode of Serial "The Human Shield" William Duncan in Latest Vitagraph Instalment. iYou'll find a treasure. Rich in Delightful Entertainment ' Bill Duncan Maker of Thrills Gets One Himself! Speaking of serials and thrills, William Dunca n, Vitagraph star and director, got a little static touch himself a short time ago. Always on the go when warklng on a picture, he, nevertheles, had never tor rotten that little but important item, to change his registration card from one suit to another whenever he doffed appareL Except for one night, when he took a party to Vernon, outside of Los Angeles. And on that night officers of the law frisked Vernon for slackers and entered "The One Bright Spot," where Duncan and his friends were dining. . . Duncan felt his hour had come as the officers passed among the dancers, demanding cards, and hast ily dispatched a friend to his home, with instructions to deliver the card at whatever Jail he might be taken to. And then an officer stepped up to aim. "Hello, Bill," was his greeting. "Saw you at Paatages in that serial. Some thrill you gave me." And Bill, after acknowledging the greeting, sail to himself: "I didnt give you half the thrill you lust gave me." EI f v ra 1 William Fdx Presents G5lSniini0e ADiDiiie ;:.ILa'Mir3e99; : 3ke Kept Her Promise True-even though it sent her soldier lover . back to France. ii I Fourth Episode of Serial "Danger Signals" WITH DSOJTrm D8(DILAWnD Of all the roles which she has creat ed, popular Peggy Hyiand tells us that "Bonnie Annie Laurie" s pleased her best. TALE OF A RED CROSS NURSE'S LOYALTY AND PATRIOTISM The war nurse who had to choose be tween two wounded lovers. The devoted maiden who placed duty "above everything. How the great war answered a great love problem. Joe Mall and His "GLOOM CHASERS" In Up-to-the-Minute Musical Comedies SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION Australian Musical Millers and Miss Lola A riot of fun musical ducks, donkeys, cats, dogs, etc. Change of Bill Wednesday and Friday COMING NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 25.' William Fox presents THEDA BAR A IN "THE SIREN'S SONG" And Episode No. 6 "The Height of Torment" THE MAN OF MIGHT, with William Duncan. ANNOUNCEMENT The monster Typoon Fans are being install ed, making the Pastime Theatre the coolest spot in town. Telling how a rejected "suitor found happiness on the battlefield. A Scotch epic of loyal love and true - patriotism. a NAPOLEON AFRAID OF CATS? Persons who are not afraid of tigers sometimes are afraid of cats. Dr. S. Weir sites the case of a distinguished soldier, mu;h given to tiger shooting, who was terrified by tame cats. The case also is cited of Gensral Roberdean, who left a room because he "felt" there -was a cat in it. The room wa3 searched and a kitten was found hidden be hind a bookcase.' Napoleon was reported.to liave a great antipathy to cats. After he defeated the Emperor of Austria at Wagram it is related that he was discovered by an equerry half undressed, perspiring and very frantically striking through' the bed curtains. It de veloped that a cat had hidden itself there, i Persons who are so affected are called aslurophobes. Dr. Mitchell reports the cases of thirty persons who could tell when there was a cat near them, although they were unable to hear qr see the animal. Variou3 explanations are offered, but none seems to be generally accepted. The cause, apparently, is as indefinable as-the instinct of cats for annoying aelurophobes. It is declarsd that the animals will jump on the laps, follow and otherwise disturb persons who have an antipathy for them, even when ordk narily it is not the disposition of the anima' to be friendly with anyone. A feline that caused terror, but not in the same way that a tame cat does, is an im portant factor in "The Tiger's Trail" a Pa the serial. Also a W. H. Production, a Mack Sennett-Keystone Comedy. Swift Action Marks Thrilling New Serial Swift action and amazing screen stunts, the secret of the success of all former Vitagraph serials, are taken to the limit of human daring and endur ance, and the camera's ability to reg ister in "The Man of Might," Vita graph's latest and greatest chapter play, the- fifth episode of which will be seen in the Pastime Theatre today. William Duncan is the star and direc tor and is supported by an all-star cast, including Edith Johnson and Joe Ryan. The serial was written by Al bert E. Smith, president of Vitagraph. and Cyrus Townsend Brady. ; MlLiL TMIS 1EK.: :.: Jacklfhear's "SHIP AHOY GIRLS" IN MUSICAL MELANGE Change of Bill Wednesday and Friday COMING NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 25. William Fox presents Jane and Katherine Lee in "Tell it to the v Marines" an Excell Picture. Fifth Episode "THE TIGER'S TRAIL" -"The Tiger's Trap" With Ruth Roland. Romance Thrives In Large Cities Big cities may be hard and cold, but there is romance In them, too. There may be just as much poetry ln asphalt and bricks as in the country lane and lonely woods. Take Chicago, for instance the city of stockyards and meat. On the surface It sems a mighty pro saic sort of place, with abundance of crime and crookedness. But in the nineties men with Imagination call ed Chicago "the windy city." Then came Mr. Dooly or rather, Peter Hnley Dunne who loves Chicago tor the very ugliness that grows ut of its materialism. Frank Norris thinks of Chicago is a Colossus. XXe describes the Board of Trade building, standing ii the middle of La Salle street, as 'crouching on Its foundations like I monstrous sphinx with blind yes." That is romance at Its high ist. But now comes Ernest Poole, who 1 f lil.ni,i,ilili,i..-lnli..mnlii.iinl Wf' i i in .. U ooks with searching eyes at the ;onglomeration of Italians, Greeks, Uthunians, Poles, Slovaks and Bus dans who fill Chicago's back al eys with dirt and noise and pov irty. To the eyes of this writer the slums of Chicago do not spell wretchedness and ugliness. To him Chicago is "the mixing bowl of the lations." Just so with New Tork. Its prosy brick and stone, its matter-of-fact rush for money, its sweatshops and slx-dollar-a-week slaves, all are touched with the rosy glamor of romance by the pen of O. Henry. To him New Tork seemed like a great Arabian Nights adventure, cruel and wicked though it be The very slums of the big cities have their poetry and romance. "Pitfalls of a Big City." a stirring photoplay produced by William Fox, in which Gladys Brockwell Is star ring, is the story of a romance of the slums. It shows the misery and wretchedness - of lowest tenement life, but also reveals the human souls of the honest and dishonest folk who live there. Peggy Hyiand in Sweet Love Tale ditch i r t c . n i -i-r-xy VyiULIAM FOX PRQOUCTIOIt One of the most human, most ten der stories of a pure girl's loyalty and devotion under the trying or- fleal of two noble men's love will be shown at the Liberty Theatretoday. The title of this photodrama' is "Bonnie Annie Laurie," 'and the title part is played by Peggy Hyiand, the charming William Fox star. In this new photodrama Miss Hy iand portrays a winsome Scottish lassie who is affianced to a gallant Scots captain. While the latter is at the front she saves the life of a shipwrecked stranger who wins her true heart's love and later proves to be an American officer who has forgotten his own identity. Cast out unjustly by her stern father, Bonnie Annie finds solace in ministering to the wounded sol diers of the allies, nd it is then her rival lovers are brought to her, blinded and injured. Ruth on a Handcar Kuth Koland, . Pathe's famous star, has ridden on many vehicles during her long career in serials but In "The Tiger's Trail," which will be shown at the Liberty Theatre today she swears that she takes her first ride on a handcar. . This ride forms a portion of the fourth episode, and is one of the most In teresting Incidents of the entire serial. Miss Roland, as Belle Boyd, the heroine, has just ben robbed of her Tiger Idol while making a rail road journey. She pulls .the emer gency cord and stops the train and leaps off in an effort, to locate the thief ; -' , . - The train pulls out and leaves her, and just then a band of ban dits, who : are her sworn enemies, come up, and the only method of escape seems to be a handcar standing on a siding. So Belle yanks the old handcar over onto the main line and starts out, pumping the handles vigorously and rapidly gaining speed. The bandits take up the chase on their horses, speeding them along the road which parallels the railway tracks. Jack Randall, a young mining engineer, in love with Belle, comes along a crossroad in his automobile and notes that Belle is being rapidly overhauled by the galloping bandits. Just as he is about to "step on the car and hur ry to Belle's aid two of his tires explode simultaneously. Jack hur riedly removes all four tires then and running along the rims, on the railroad tracks, takes up the chase. Then follows one of the most thrill ing triple chases that has ever been screened, the pursuit ending on a high trestle, where the outlaws cap ture Belle. Then Jack comes up and things begin to happen. It you want to know just what happened you must see the fourth episode of "The Tigers Trail.. first-hand information seeker. When she was preparing to enact the chief role in a play of the slums, she haunted the slums at all hours of the day and night, studying life there until she felt she was letter perfect. The result Is a most convincing impersonation in "Pitfalls of a Big City." , r - Gladys Brockwell A Genuine "Slummer" Gladys Brockwell. the motion pic ture star, seeks realism not in books, or in conversation with those "who have been there.' She's a Is a ''Girl's Promise Always Sacred? Suppose a young woman, to obey her father's dearest wish, becomes engaged to a man about to leave for France. Suppose she saves the life of another man, and true love springs up betwen them. Supose that her two lovers, both of them heroes, come baack from the war together. Which one shall she choose? For the answer that Peg gy Hyiand made, see "Bonnie Annie Laurie at the Liberty Theatre. See This Thriller Bribes and coaxing and threats could not have done for Molly what love accomplished. Just as love re generated Molly who is the heroine of the Gladys Brockwell photoplay, "Pitfalls of a Big City. so love can regenerate any woman. , i'sh'' , - - lw..lW-' Ruth at Waikiki The beach at Waikiki is nothing new to Ruth Roland, who will be seen at the Liberty Theatre today in her new Pathe serial, "The Ti ger's Trail." She was the first child actress to appear at Honolulu and played a six-months' engagement there. Ruth speaks Hawaiian and can dance the hula hula, but pre fers the less strenuous dances of the modern stage, 'and she can dance them, too. One of Miss Roland's cherished treasures Is a beautiful silver cup awarded her and Julian El tinge at Sunset Inn, near " Los Angeles, as the most accomplished dancers. Film Star in a Daring Leap Devil-May-Care Screen Star Keeps Auto Going' as It Lands Almost Perpendicularly. Gladys Brockwell in "The Pitfalls of a Big City" Captive Bride Center Of Tense Situation Ever hit a "thank-you-ma'am" when driving an automoible. Well, William Duncan hits one eight feet high, jumps clear over it and keeps on going, in the fifth episode of "The Man of Might,' Vitagraph's latest adventure sejial, which will be seen in the Pastime Theatre to day. According to the action of the story, which centers about a search for a hidden treasure, the only key to whose location is a flag which has been divided into six pieces and scattered all over the country. Dun can is racing after a gang of out laws in a touring: car containing three other persons. The bndlts place a lot of railroad ties across the track and figure that if he stops they will shoot him to pieces and if he hits the ties all hands wll be hurled over a cliff. By accident, two of the ties had been so placed parallel, so as to form a sort of track to the top of the pile. Duncan spots them and. deciding to take a chance, drives his car full tilt at these ties. The wheels followed them to the top and the car made the leap, all right, but Duncan frankly admit ted after the scene was taken it was some chance, even in the in terests of screen realism. Duncan directed the serial and haa the featured role. He is sup ported by an all-star cast, includ ing Edith Johnson and Joe Ryan. Woman can be bribed into doing many things she does not want to do. Also, she, can be successfully coaxed or threatened. But none of these expedients., is so infallible as love. For love a woman will do more than any other thing in the world. Gladys Brockwell in "The Pitfalls of a Big City." will show you what love-alone can accomplish- In their search for the six pieces of the flag, which is the only key to the location of the hidden treasure, the gold hunters are lured to a cabin by "Scarfare and his outlaw band, who cover them with pistols and demand the pieces of flag. Dick, leader of the treasure hunters, calls on his men to fight, when the door is thrown open and "Scarface" appears with Dick's bride, a pistol at her head. He warns his enemies that if they make a move he will kill the girl. She appeals to them to fight, regardless. This tense scene Is a feature of the fifth episode of "The Man of Might," Vitagraphs latest adven ture serial, which will be seen In the Pastime Theatre today. Wil tliam Duncan directed the picture 'and has the featured role of Dick. He Is supported by an allrstar cast, including Edith Johnson and Joe Ryan. The serial was written by Albert E. Smith and Cyrus Town eend Brady, who wrote many of Vitagraph's great serial successes. " " - - J - - - - - - EDITH JOHNSON y Supporting WILLIAM DUNCAN in Vitaeraph's Great Serial "THE MAN OF MIGHT"