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
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."
William Fdx Presents
G5lSniini0e ADiDiiie ;:.ILa'Mir3e99; :
3ke Kept Her Promise True-even though it sent her soldier lover
. back to France. ii
Fourth Episode of Serial "Danger Signals"
Of all the roles which she has creat
ed, popular Peggy Hyiand tells us that
"Bonnie Annie Laurie" s pleased her
TALE OF A RED CROSS
The war nurse who had to choose be
tween two wounded lovers.
The devoted maiden who placed duty
How the great war answered a great
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,
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.
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
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
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
The result Is a most convincing
impersonation in "Pitfalls of a Big
City." , r -
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
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. ,
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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
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
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
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.
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y Supporting WILLIAM DUNCAN
in Vitaeraph's Great Serial
"THE MAN OF MIGHT"
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