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Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(October 30, 1909)

Frank Daniels makes hit in his new show,   p. 13


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THE EHIBITORS'GUIDE
By Walt Makee.
Unbiased Criticisms of Recent
Film Releases Condensed
for Quick Reference.
INDEPENDENT.
rOOLSHEAD, HERO, Itala:-One
continuous laugh from begin-
ning to end. Perhaps the best
f the now famous Foolshead
eries.
LOVE AND VENDETTA, Lux:-
A pretty pastoral love story,
with a tragic conclusion.
DENTIST'S DEVICE, Cines:-A
short comedy, good for a short
laugh.
WOULD BE CHAMPION, Stella:
-Fairly good comedy, contain-
ing a lesson to young men not
to let their ambitions run away
with them.
JOHN'S LUCK, Raleigh and Rob-
ert:-A good story for a middle
class audience, but a ratherim-
probable drama.
THE BOATING PARTY, Lux:-A
good comedy filler; not long
'nough to be tiresome.
BRIGAND'S REPENTANCE,1Stel-
la:-This film will appeal to
those who admire melodrama
with a good ending.
THE STRENGTHO P LOVE, Lux:
-Tcs heroine dies at the end
of the story, but otherwise the
film is a fine subject.
INDIAN   PHANTASY, Itala:--A
three-colored  film,  showing
sm eomagic, but withouta plot
tobhold the Interest.
PRINCE'S LOVE, L   x:-A   pic-
ture that will be well received
by any audience. It tells an
oriental love story.
THEeHONOR OP THE ALPINE
GUIDE,   Itala:-A    dramatic
masterpiece, which will stand
repeating
A LUNATIC'S DAY OF, Great
Northern:-A very mild com-
edy, which cannot evoke more
than one or two smiles.
FALSE OATH, Ambrosio:-A fine
dramatic story, with a most un-
usual, although tragic ending;
well acted   and   beautifully
staged.
OVER    NORWAY'S       ROCKY
MOUNTAINS, Great Northern:
-A   long, tiresome   railway
journey, without a relieving in-
cident.
THE GREAT LOTTERY, Duskes:
-A swiftly moving dramatic
story, with a surprise at its
conclusion;  belongs  to  the
'dream" class.
ALMOST A SUICIDE, Centaur:-
A good modern comedy, with a
P:o which is interesting, if not
original.
THE PURSE, Centaur:-The story
ofa thief forgivenbythe man
herobs, because of a starving
Wife;full of heart interest.
IONA, THE WHITE SQUAW,EBi-
EaW-An    excellent  American
sohiect. quick in action and of
oplewdid photography.
BROKEN MELODY, Phoenix:-A
St5ry that will appeal strongly
to the avstage auidience, and
Possibly wring a few tears.
HIAWATHA, Imp:-Tho greatest
historical film of the hour and
onewhich sets ahard pace for
the makers to follow.
PILHARMONIC CONCERTS
BEGIN NEXT SUNDAY.
h Pit ofSeries fNotable Musical Pro-
grainto Be Offered in the Audi-
toriumn Beginning October 31.
nie Bloomfield Zeisler, greatest of
 american pianists, whose wonderful
tlaig calmed an angry Paris mob at
the tisof the famous Dreyfus trial,
historic incident without parallel;
licard"artin, the tenor of the Met-
ItP ,iln  pea  Company,  who  re-
Placed Caruso, when the latter's break-
dOWn threatened to ruin the Metro-
i olitan season last spring, and the Chi-
 ago Philharmonic Orchestra will on
next Sunday open the Auditorium Sun-
dan Concerts.,
Dellar and Dexter Receptive.
1  PoIDlnar and Dexter, clover singers
enddoters, lavelet closed withnthe
Ge MAorning Glories" and    are  now
Open to offers for stock. They may be
reached at 2220 State street, Chicago.
New Film Offices.
President Robo. Mueller of the Royal
rpm Service, Chicago, announces the
nngof their St. Louis, Mo., offices
ard the management of Jack       Ed-
sdand Nashville, Tenn., office.
13       Englebreth in Chicago.
aGe   W. Englebreth arrived in Chi-
4t  ags Alna    niht  and  visited  the
A'werican Hi> hll  He left for Cin-
cicooti Tuesday nit
le reportsthtC
le reotstat Coney Island, "the
thost park in Ohio" had an        excellent
eseon,
'Frbheis just the funniest man in
THE SHOW WORLD                 I
FRANK DANIELS MAKES
HITINHISNEWSHOW
"The Belle of Brittany"Scores in Philadelphia-Interesting
News Items from Quaker City
BY MORRIS H. WARE.
PHIL.\LADELPHIA, Oct. 27. - Frank
-Daniels, who  opened  at the Adelphi
Shonday night in his new attraction
"The Belle of Brittany" seems to have
scored another big hit. The critic of
the Ledger says: "It is a felicitous com-
bination of sparkling lines and a com-
pany competent to do them justice that
makes 'The Belle of Brittany,' heard
for the first time last night at the
Adelphi theater, with Frank Daniels in
the stellar role, one of the most deli-
cious musical comedies that has been
here for a long time.
"The interpolated  dance specialties
which furnish demure Elsa Ryan an Op-
portunity for displaying her winsome
grace, are in a measure responsible for
the popular success which greeted the
play, but these are almost an embar-
rassment of riches.
"If every member of the remarkable
company were stricken dumb tomorrow,
and Frank Daniels were left in mid-
stage alone, so long as he could jug-
gle his eyebrows and say 'dearie,' he
would have a crowded house.
all this part of the world, for the roles
with which he knows so precisely how
to fit himself.
"His speeches border often enough
upon impudence, but he is as seldom
coarse as any comedian now playing.
He has a delivery of lines that is sim-
ply inimitable.
"The music of 'The Belle of Brit-
tany' is lyrical and tuneful, but not too
original.  Its composers are Messrs.
Percy Greonbank and Howard Talbot,
the atter the composer of 'A Chinese
Honeymoon.'
Injunction proceedings were started
in the United States Circuit Court Mon-
day by Felix Isman, vice-president of,
the New York Broadway Producing
Company, to have Blanche Ring, now
performing at a local theater, enjoined
from singing "I've Got Rings on My
Fingers."  Judge McPherson made an
order restraining Miss Ring from using
the song at any performance from now
until Friday, when the application for
an injunction will be heard.
Sir. isman in his petition states that
from Aiay 12 to August 21 of this year
the defendant was a leading member
of the "Mtidnight Sons" company, and
it was for this company that the song
in disputo was expressly written. It is
set out that since October 4, when
prominent in the proceedings.
Miss Ring became a member of "The
Yankee Girl" company she has been
using the composition, the deponent
claims is the rightful property of the
producers of the "Midnight Sons" com-
pany, Mr. Isman    says  he protested
against Stiss Ring singing the song,,
but that she has ignored his protests
and continues to use the song in an-
other company. Mr. Isman     declares
that the popular air constitutes one of
the greatest attractions in the per-
formance of the "Mlidnight Sons," and
that if the defendant is allowed to use
the song for the benefit of the com-
pany by whom she is now engaged, it
will result in irreparable damage to
the producers of the company in which
it was originally sung.
For its opening under new manage-
ment, the Colonial theater, formerly
Fifteenth Street theater, made a good
start by giving an excellent program
of vaudeville acts and moving pictures.
"Tine Cage of Death," a thrilling motor
cycle act; The Three Golden Graces, in
beautiful poses; Phil Bennett, Italian
Street Singer and Rose Bewig were
C. V. Carrick, President of the Phila-
delphia Projection   Company announces
that they have taken tine Powers Film
the two reels of Great Northern and
New   York  Motion   Picture Company
and are still looking for more stuff.
Money coming in easy and have taken
in two trust houses this week.
"Wise Guy" in Vaudeville.
CLEVELAND. 0., Oct. 27.-Edmond
Hayes comedian atthe Star, will go in-
to vauldeville early next fall. He will
offer in the varieties a condensed ver-
sion of the Play in which he achieved
popularity, "The Wise Guy." This has
been done in burlesque for years, but
never in vaudeville.-YOUNG.
Valerie Bergere's New Sketch.
CLEVELAND, 0., Oct. 27.-Valerie
Bergere has acquired from Edgar Allen
Woolf a sketch entitled "The Sultan's
Favorite."  Miss Bergere claims Cleve
land as one of her homes, having played
at the Hippodrome for several weeks
last year.-YOUNG.
rotch at Work.
Jack Fotch is playing the last half
of this week at the roller skating rink
at Harvey, Ill., and will play Houghton,
Mich., from Nov. 1 to 6.
THE EXHIBITORS'GUIDE
By Will Reed Dunroy.
Unbiased Criticisms of Recent
Film Releases Condensed
for Quick Reading.
PATENTS COMPANY.
DRINK, Pathe:-iighi-class pres-
entation of Emile Zola's famous
story of the same name. In-
tensely and vividly portrayed.
AUNT LENA'S VISIT, Lubin:-
Rather commonplace story of
two bad boys who play pranks
on a dolt of a girl. Not very
funny.
THE COWBOY MILLIPNAIRE,
Selig:-\\et irn sitor  uf cow-
boys on their native heath and
in the city. Much action and
considerable novelty.
THE EXPIATION, Biograph:-
Tragic story of love and drink,
with drink triumphant, ending
in the renunciation of love by
the woman.    Interesting  and
well presented.
MIGNON, Lubin:-Romance of the
circus, with bareback rider and
clown as hero and heroine.
Ends in near-tragedy. Slightly
commonplace.
A GREAT GAME, Edison:-Ball
gano of no utussian  latures-
A BROTHER'S WRONG, Ka-
lem:-Storyofetwo brothers who
love the same girl. One uses
trickery and wins temporarily.
It ends happily. Not unusual.
COSETTE, nVitagraph:-Bungling-
ly presented section of Victor
Hugo's "Les Miserables." Bad-
ly costumed.
ON THE WATCHES OP THE
NIGHT,    Biograph:-Dramatic
story oflafworkman who steals
to save life of sick child. Re-
lieved by good comedy.
BRITON AND BOER, Selig:-
Badly exploited story of love
and the Boer war. Plot fre-
quently drops out of sight. Puz-
zling to an audience.
THE TWO MR. WHITES, Vita-
graph:-Mistaken identity story
with a convivial fellow and a
temperance   crank  misplaced.
Humorous, and well presented.
THE LIE, Edison:-Love story of
Franco-Prussian   war.   Dra-
matic and effective, and well
presented.
HE FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS
WIFE, Vitagraph:-Usual story
of a neglectful husband and a
wife who arouses his love by
making him jealous.
THE GAMBLER, Pathe:-Story of
a gambler who starves his wife
and child, with an attempt at
suicide on the part of the wife.
Strong story; well acted.
THELOST HANDBAG, Edison:-
One of those comedy films in
wh ch a lost article is chased
with  ludicrous results.  Pro-
voke s laughter.
MAUD MULLER, Essanay:-Sub-
ject based on Whittier's poem,
with some extraneous matter
injected to make it more dra-
matic. High class.
GROTESQUE MIX-UP, Pathe:-
Extravagant comedy withnoth-
ing new or novel in it. Two
men      slice   each  other  with
knives and perform    impossible
tricks. andildly and harmlessly
funny.
MANAGER STOPS SHOW
BECAUSE IT IS SO BAD.
Wisconsin Audience    Is Given Permis-
sion to Get Money Back, and Takes
Advantage  of the Offer.
MARSHFIELD, Wis., Oct. 25.-"A
Harvest Moon" company came to grief
here last night.  There were but six
people in the company, and the attrac-
tion was greeted by a fair house. The
performance was so bad after the first
act that Manager Adler stepped before
the curtainand announcedthat anywho
were dissatisfied could get their money
back at the box office, and a few did.
This so enraged Manager Ellis of the
company that it is said he berated the
members of the company, and three of
them  handed in their notices.  After
leaving the theater a fist fight between
Manager Ellis and the leading man re-
sulted in thearrest ofaboth. They were
fined $15 andcosts each-WENTE.
Davis Well Equipped.
H-. Davis of Watertown. Wis., is, ac-
cording to his own statement, one of
the best equipped film exchange men,
in the business. InI a recent interview
Mr. Davis said: "I have seven thousand
reels of film in stock. I have five hun-
dred customers on my books as well as
twenty-five five cent shows of myown."
Aside from his stock of films ir. Davis
carries a supply of projecting mach-
ines both new and second hand and has
a rental service which is undoubtedly
lower in price than any service in the-
country.
A Robinson Stand.
The above is a stand of paper, 9 sheets high and 9 long, of the John
Robinson's 10 Big Show posted at Norfolk, Va., Oct. 12, by six experienced
billers, namely: D. Parsons, WV. Mlarsh, B. Siller, C. Venerder, W. Chapman
and R. Springer, all of these men proved to be great boosters for the Robin-
son shows this season.


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