Patrick, Warren A. (ed.) / Show world
(October 30, 1909)
Frank Daniels makes hit in his new show, p. 13
us.a 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.