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Lights and Shadows in the Film World
m h TOf> %T*W l*KO<;n%M« i mr-RTA Mil im Tt» Pm» «*«•% II ' n MIMm ~l«nW liUnm In "!W ni|.hMV-m*l« MatIMN **M! i iHirl* Ma* In Mmry'm tnktw,** tU»S*rt Uul* •*!•»* «-«»«»»'• "VmMiirr RKA M*r»h*ll Neil** • "Th# Hl*«r • Knrf * —Mmry In , Hi—il («• Hlrarrr " ri Am < *j»|iwlW Im "Ihr Web «4 1>(S'«II." STRAND a , —« "TKK.WI KK ISI.VMI" t Paramount * Jim llawktna Rhlrler M»»nn Mr» l»««k.i.. Joei« Will J»n»« A) Kllaon I** ■ I a»n Chanvy t*"-« John m\i*r . , .ilurlw o*s» Her i»» Hull llnuu MAITRICR TOrHKKUTIfI motion picture made from Robert l,oul* Stevenxon'a daaalc, "Trtwaure la land." ta more than pleaain* movie ■ patron* at the Strand In a truly re viarkablo de«re« thla producer han treae rved the romantic flavor of Site enaon'a novel. lln haa crmlnl a ue-to-lKe atraoaphrre and «l\rn the various roW In elm ripr of player* who enact them with sympathy and spirit. Shirley Mason Imparts a oharm and piquancy to the part of little Jim Hawkins that n» U'y actor could hope to duplicate. Lon Chuney, "Tlie Fro*" of "The Mirjtcle Mnn." la a master of maUglnlty In the dual role* of Pew and Merry, Charles Ojclc ta Inlmltahle aa Uon» John tUI Wr It la a fllm that Mill enlhuae both young and old. e • e CLEMMER "BKX" IPatbe) A 1 rn• Htnaall UtlM Olatm Pnillfi I'tirmin Wilusm CMklui Kn Otfrnur Mrrllm Stnlmsn L>sv* Wsllac* Irving CumntM* "Sex." the Ix>ul»* Glaum photoplay opening at th« Rex today. <ru nln week- tn the making. Ita pnsiucer. 1 Parker Read. Jr.. having determined hla (tar should make no more than five production* a year In order to in*are a high quality and resultant low quantity output. "Sex," accord Inc to those Interviewer* who haTe ■•en tha picture. expresses tha be ■uDctnt results obtainable from tha application of such a policy. "Sex" tell* the atorr of Adrlenne Renault, a frivolous beauty, whoaa phUoaophy la "naver ateal a man * lova from another worn An. but Ond the leva tha other woman haa lost." • * * -1 LIBERTY a : * "THE DARKDKVIL <Fox) Tto Maa Tom Ml* Taa Otrl r»» Kevsk Tha Daredg-rTI" la a wery appro priate name for Tom Mix's latest photoplay which open* at the Liberty today. Mix. who la famed for hla dar ing riding. In this new picture Is seen aa a tenderfoot who arrives in the West determined to "make good." Ha arrives In a small Western burg via the roof of a Pullman, and from here oa the picture la replete with thrill*. To say tha tha young man "makes good" Is expressing It mildly. Of course, there's a pretty girl In the story. She la Eva Novak, the clever young slater of Jane Novak, tha moving picture star. COLISEUM -MARYTI AXKUT (Paramount) Dr. fl.mtten Doustaa kulaui Mary lane Smith r»*>rt. May Johnni. Stokes Victor pot el ■tab Master. .Keal Burns Local screen lovers who recall with delight tha auspicious debut of Doris May and Douglas MiwLean a* a Tkomu IL I nee comedy atartinit team in the Mary Roberta Itlnehart story. "JIH Hours' Leave," will be (lad to know that these talented young people will be at Collaeum for a week beginning today In their new photoplay. "Mary's Ankle." Thla la from May Tuliy'a well known stage play. The central figures are a yonng doctor, poor and struggling. who baa bean promlaed a fortune when he marriee by a rich uncle, and the pret ■ ty girl with the apralned ankle who providentially came hla way at the critical moment. REX "THE RIVER'S KSD" (First National) SSSLm' Cosnl.toa'. Slatar M.rlerle Daw Tha Oirl Jan. Novate Can murder, under any circum stances. be Justifiable? Can a man ever be justified In end ing tha life of another? . Can a man be forgiven by the daughter of the man he killed? The above are some of the ques tions taken up and answered un shrinkingly In "The River's End," ' the new Marshall Neilan production, f written by James Oliver Curwood, E which opens today at the Rex. , "The River's End" deals with the k ttory at a murder, the strangest on §. record—one that will piny on your j« every emotion. And yet, counterplot ¥ ting the story of this strange murder. a romantic Interest of unusual d<-*lgn it. gives the production Us lighter and less gripping moments. ... CLASS A "THE WKB OF DECKIT" (Pati»«) £*' l? ;V".'. } Do,or '« Smith Hd|t Camoroo f •Th« Web of opening at (ha Cla*« A Sunday, la tlia »torjr of two girl coualna who believe them »elv«n Tho elmlUr In feo turea, they are widely different In dUp"*t" on - Mlaa Ca*»lneiu portraya both role*, and thereby la riven an Opportunity to be both the heroine and the villain"**, the latter part giv ing her tha Msg eat opportunity for emotional acting. f—l'Oui*t Glaum amt It illtam ConkUn it* ".Sfjr,'. ul thi Lltinmir. J j<mk Mtltiiu una bhiruy Mason, in ' i nana rt iaiana, at tin: strand. B—UouqUlmB—UouqUlm MacLcan and Uorin May t starring at the Coliseum. 4 —Torn Mix and Kva Novak, at the Liberty. s—Semes from "The River'# End'' Rex. 6—Mary MarLaren, featured at the Colonial. * Pretty Miss Meyers Returns to Screen CARMKL MTKRH. tha heroins of do*en* of popolar photoplaya of a y«ar ajro. haa noma back to the 1 *'««. Tor a year aha haa bwo playing truant from fitmdora Tha musical comedy flald lured her awar from California. Dnrtnt tha past theatrical season she appeared on ' Itmadway In "The Magic Melody." j Rhe expects to stay on the screen [from now on and la to be starred by Unlveraal In a series of "society j crook" photodramaa. Bhe will report to Universal City In a few weeka and i commence work Immediately upon | tha first big picture under her new I contract. Mlsa Myers Is one of the few "na y*e daughters" who have made good In the moving plctura world. She wis born In Ban Francisco and edu cated In Ism Angelea. and la yet j many montha on the aunny side of twenty. OLIVE'S LITTLE SISTER ON SCREEN Olive Thorn**' little sister. Htrrtot Is making her first appearance on the itwn. Harriet in only € year* old. and Is helping to support her big sinter In "The Flapper." the new picture written by Frances Marlon for Mln« Thoms*. fieveral of the ar«(Mi srs laid In the mow country, and It Is entirely different from th* productions .Miss Thomas has bwn appearing In, "EMPIRE BUILDERS" TO BE FILMED Work has Just b**n commenced on the production of Mary Hoberts Kine hart's story, "Kmplre Builders," at the Goldwyn studios In California.. Cuilen the young actor who won fame as the Curly Kid In He* 'Beach's "The Girl From Outside." plays the lea/ling role, while Molly Malone play* the opposite feminine Ralph Hush man. son of Francis X. Hush man. appears as Hl* Gra ham. and th* supporting players In clude Otto Hoffman, John Lynch. Howard Italston and Tom Perrse. A notable company of distinguished authors Is now domiciled in the Goldwyn vicinity of Culver City. Cell fornla. Including Hasil King. Oouvcr neur Morris. Ilupert Hughes and Maurice Maeterlinck. DOG AND MASTER IN FILM PLAY The qnlp. "Ixwe Me. Ixive *My Dog," Is reralled In the engagement of Sir. Hronte and his pet canine (or the Heiznick production of "M;i rr*>ncd Hearts." Mr. Hronte Is cast for the part of Bailor Jim, snd the dog will be Juftt his natural self. COLON I ATT] "TIIK ICO\l» TO DIVORCE" (Universal) Msrr HIM .1 Mary Ma^Uron Nathan Bird Wllllsm KlMnsford Mrs Mlrd Alberta I*>n l>r. Hlihw lß«lward f*«ll In "The Ttoad to Divorce," the dramatic photoplay which opens at the Colonial today, Mary plays the part of a New England trlrl who Is married to a rising phy sician. When bablea come the young wife Is so occupied with her chil dren and domestic duties that she becomes carelrss of her appearance and neglectful of her husband. A carefully groomed, we'l Informed girl comes to visit and the wlfr suffers by contrast. A family tragedy is Im minent. when a threatened calamity causes the husband to realize his true feelings for the girl he married Lytell Off "Tea Jags* So mow tea Jag* for llert Lytell. ' who during tha production of hia laat three Mrtro (iicturM haa con eumed cullona of the brv«r«|« |n •tn effort to ifrt ~~cln* matlcally During the filming of The I light of Way." Lytell wm re quired by the script u% bICOBW In m « number of M-mv*. Cold tea did the work In "AlUui Jimmy Valentine." Lytdl'a fat* was the wm» and during production of "Th* Temple of iMtwn ' th« script pNjuir»<f him to drink still more of the- stuff without ft ki« k Itraull I* that Il«ft b«ani« nick. And he ha* now entered into ftn agreement with his i»rn»r lol*t whereby no m«r» arena* of cine matte (lrunktnmwi ar» to be iimtf porttwl into hia wrwn Morica. I«yte|l and hla company havft beea upending considerable time on looa ; tion in California for m-frjf* of "The : TtmpU of iJtwn." In whldrlWt I* to be s**n In «>n* epi*oda aa ft yin>t«j KotUaMr ing mm pie tion of iha produc tion the popular Metro »tar plana (o make a trip to New Tork. thft flmt | ha has tikrn there in e«>me montha. 1 He haa had several offora to return ( to tha legitimate stage. Chinese "Movie" Theatres Seatless Motion picture ekhlbltow In Areerl r* attract 'be pnblle Inside their, theatres with e»ery known device. They trim their lobbies. call In decorators In make th«lr walla attrac tive, provide rom for table »e«ta and make every appeal to the instinct. Hu' h la not the nut™ itnoni our 1 ClilnvN* brethren. Chlnm pndurvn are mnny souls. They understand the Chinese na'ure Thajr know that If you maka a Chinaman comfortable. I at 111# aamr tima you destroy any In clinations Inward activity. Tha Chinaman fecla no urge to no forth and hustle for rice If hla present | comfort* are mipfiM To meet this exigency of l»mt»r*- mant, the Chinese nhowman puta no »e*ts In hla movie houaa. Tha Chinaman stands to are hla favorlta star in her lataat releass. And mere oomfort' will Inaura hla not staying more than two performances. NORMA TALMADGE WINS POPULARITY CONTEST A popularity voting contest for choosing the world's moat popular motion picture atar waa recently conducted by the Mlnneapolla Jour nal. Norma Talmadge won by sev eral thousand Totee. and was award ed In addition to the regular prize. a full page photograph and story Ml** Talmadge wired her thank*, and her telegram la now being flashed on every screen In Mlnneapolla. CI.KVKK <XHT Playing In "The Deep purple," the first of the H. A. Walsh Independ ent productions for the Mayflower Photoplay corporation, are Miriam Cooper. In the leading role. Vincent Serrano, the creatr*- of the lending role In Arisona, fltuart Wage of "flhavlngs" fame, and Helen Ware. Nix on the Fancy Food, Says Neilan r" (^;"" ~ ■ '' ' Wmek Marjorie Daw, leading lady in "Don't Ever Marry," ha* thr wraknmß for frvinfl nnv rrriprß whenever xhe has a few hours to xpare at thr studio. In the Neilan studio, adjoining her dressing room, is a little, kitchen in which her meals-at the-sturlio arc cooked. Also it is the place where. Marjorie tries her new stunts in cookery on the property hoys, grips and any others who happen to have nerve enough to take, a chance. Here we have a close-up of Marshall Neilan him self, trying to persuade Marjorie to stop before she kills off the entire technical staff of Marshall Neilan Productions, i THE SEATTLE STAR-SATURDAY, MAY 1,1920. And They Had to Get a Derrick LtUian Sylvester, who u ntpporting Mabel Normand, the piquant GoUtuyn star, in "The Slim l'rinee«»," turned the tablet eompletely on Mabel uhile playing leapfrog "on the lot" with the result that Mabel'k ninety-six pounds failed utterly, during the leap, to support Lillian's tiro hundred and some odd avoirdupois. HAYAKAWA TO FORM HIS OWN COMPANY Work haa (UrM no IWaaoa Hay akaira'a Unt Hawortn plctura, "Tha Hplrlt of ll* " »(lrr which tha Jtlianm atar will turt production In hla own atodlo of the *!>«• *uc r-m. "Klrat I>irn" Haytikawa ha* been vacationing In the Han Gabriel, California mountain*. with hla n«-w ly Oraek phyalc*) Irertruc tor, who dally glvea him Vfierm* In bo*in«. wrtwtlliic and outdoor ath leuca A cable to JTsyakawa from hla wife. T»ur* Aokl, ha* *ald th.M the former Pnlvaraal alar la »o)oornlnc In Honolulu, on her way to Japan llnynkiwn may. lata In the mmm'r, maka a trip to mwt h»r In Hawaii whan aha rattima to thla country l|a prorata to New York In May to effect final organisation plana for hla company, tha Paaaua Hayakawa Feature riay company. NO LOAFING FOR ALICE BRADY Atlca flrady, atar of atage and acreen, ta playing In Chicago In "Forever After," tha atage play In which aha haa baan appearing alnioat ontlnuoualy for 20 month*. And Ju*t to fill In her morning* and aft ernoon*. aha la buay at Oia Kaaany Studio making har third picture for Kealart. For montha a atlll hunt for a acrlpt that waa "different" want on. until at ln*t a aultahla ac.raan play waa found It la guar antced to ba "different" Jamaa Crane, who wna Ml** Hrady'a lead In* man In "S!nnera,"_her aecond Kcalart picture, a lan taken tha mala land In tha naw play, which will be relcaaM during the numniar. ACTORS JOIN OVERALL CLUB F. Alan Cmsland. who la to direct Rlalne Hammersteln In her next pie ture, "The Point of View." la an overall convert Bo I* Owen Moore Roth of them are wearing overalla to and from the studio daily. THRILLS! MORE THRILLS! I i I \\ hrrr tlie I'ubllc hn«wi II iVw (tvml Mxtiri NOW HERE £PTOM jf —IN— a fast-action outdoors story which eclipses all his previous efforts in the exploitation of original and daring feats. t "THE DAREDEVIL" Tom Mix stands supreme in the execution of hazardous things. You will marvel at his skill and recklessness. If the ordinary screen drama holds no thrills for you, this picture is guaranteed to. Just for example, he rides his horse alongside a flying freight train, shoots the padlock off a car door, rescues the girl, places her in the saddle and jumps into the car himself, all at top speed. WALLACE on the WURLITZER "Lohcnjfrin" Wagner "Mitcnonette" - Friml "Do You Know?" Fitzgibbons CONCERT—I2:3O SUNDAY Mayor Names Movie Censors Mayor Caldwell has appointed a new board of theatre cens<*s. as fol lows: Harry V. lAjnpman, Colonial the atre bualnesa agent and moving pic ture operstor. Mrs. A. If. Osttls. Krank. Hteffy, manager of the Coll seutn theatre. lid a-« yd Khnehsn, president Vet er an«* Vocotlohal club. Mrs. Henry W. I.ung. Seattle Fed eration of Women's clubs. (leorge M. llraxler, publisher of The (Irenade. George W Ring, manager of the Boclety theatre B. Klngsland, serretory of I'nlver sal Craftsmen Conncil of Knglneers Mra. Mary 110 l omb NILSSON SIGNED FOR ROLE WITH BOSWORTH Anna Q. Nllsson has been signed by J. Parker Read. Jr.. to play the lead Ing role opposite Rciliart llosworth tn "liueko McAllater." at the Inoe studio. This story Is modern in theme and eettlng and written by Chsrmlon K. lx>ndon In collaboration with Hosworth. In the production Miss Nllssnn will wear a series of Im ported gowns. The popular film beauty has Just completed work op. pewite Kugene O'Rrlen In "The Fig arehead." Queen Marie of Romania, ac cording to a Pari* dispatch. Is coming ts America In October. While here she plans In take part In a mo* le film, the proceeds l« go te charily. ■ ! 1 OI'KKA STAR IN PiCTI'IIKS Mine. Marguerita Hylva, grand opera prinut donna of world re nown, will be featured at the Metropolitan In a special screen Tfflloa of Namuel Merwln's poptr lar novel, "Tile Honey Her," for four days beginning Hunduy night, 1 May >. Clarine Seymour Dies in New York Mini Clarine Beymour, ona of the youngest and moat popular motion pirtuia player*, died In New York City on Hunday evening, April 25. following an operation for Inteatlnal ailment. The parting of Miaa Beymour re move* from tha motion picture acreen an exceptionally talerjted player, one whoaa career wim Juat bioetoming into a particularly bright future. Her work In "The (Jlrl Who Htayod at Ifoma." "True Heart BuKle, M "Bcarlat and "The Idol eatabllahed her aa an actreaa of unusual charm and boauty. LOS ANGELES COP IN ROLE OF MOONSHINER One of Los Angeles' ntoM prominent policemen la due to get properly kidded when the photoplay on which Mary illles Mlnter la now working la shown at the Los An geles playhouses. It seema that the lirawny defender of th* law utilises his Hmv n<T by appearing aa an ex tra In pictures, and residents of the city of the angels will be treated to the sight of one of their "finest" playing the role of a very tough and defiant moonshiner And the direc tor say* the handsome cop Is an ideal type of mountaineer tough! PAGE K;.. -JB iwjjp^||^B| SHIRLEY WILL WEAR CHEAP COSTUME For her ncwnt Kox starring ▼«. hide Shirley Ma.-.on bu purchased what Is believed to be the moat Inex pensive costume on record. It com prises the attire of a street urchin ► and cost TO cent* at a Voa A nice lea second hand store. "Adele Buffing ton. one or the best known writers , of the has been Imported from New York to write for Miaa Maaon and the piquant Ingenna stare next vehicle la the work oC Miss Bufflngton. Miss Maaon has been vanstlcnlnC In Arizona; where ahe went with h4r alater to look after aorae ralnJnf la*" tercets which ahe acquired recently. Eddy Polo In now tip to the IStk •plnode of hi* ■•rial, "The Vanishing 1 " "l must flnteh this mrlal In a hurry." ravj Eddy. "That's as I can utart anolher on*."