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3 1 V LIGHTS AGLOW IN MORE THEATRES 'SHORE LEAVE IS FEATURE SIH y Dick Barthelmess Is Pretty ' Nearly the Whole Show in It LUCKY HORSE SHOE' IS SHI AT FOX Latest Tom Mix . Is Rather , Better Some Others Picture Than :As Usual "the Surrounding Attractions Are Replete : With interest and Charm ; Dick Barthelmess as a seagoin? tou?h ; is a new one for the muliicucle of his admirers, yet he gets away with it in fine fashion, as "Shore Leave," his pic- ture at the Stanley this week, demon-', atrates. Dorothy Mackaill renders only ' ordinary assistance as the leading lady, but the dark-haired Richard is supreme- ly sufficient unto himself. I As a wandering, drifting "duck o the line," Dick wanders into Battery Place I and joins up with the navy in order that he might see some of those "spig-' gotty places" of which he had dreamed ' -Jndia. China and the islands of the seaJ- A vagrant tide brought his fleet in Wratueket, a New Kngland harbor, and the boys, with cigarettes in I breast pockets, piled out of the lighter tor enjoy the evening and what it might present. Dick met a young but rather t spinster-like dressmaker in the old ;Xw England town. "Connie" Martin Miss Mackaill. of course). He was ' her first love, and if her marital opportunities in 'her home were .any gauge, 'very likely to be her last. Dick, or rather, '"Bilge" Smith, his screen name, -did not fall so heavily for her protestations of love, but promised that he would come back some day. and, as ' sailormen have the habit of doing, according to legend, promptly forgot her. But-"Connie" did not forget, and when .' a-chance brought her a measure of fortune she made ready her house for ' his return. Another chance tide did ; bring him back with the fleet, and they met again, and this time there was no ' hesitation. He fell madly in love, even ; tor the point of asking her to marry liim. until he found out that she was 1 wealthy and he was making eighty-fonr dollars a month. That was too much for him. "I can't live off'n you." ;was his parting remark as he jammed 'his cailor hat upon his head and made ,'fortbe wharf. The rest of the story js well worth seeing .for it contains tome of the best of the acting. . Jessica Dragonette and Celia Branz. soprmo and contralto, are the th entrees of the programme, 'whil Ted Lorraine and Jack Minto. with the diminutive Mile. Marie Andre. re hardly less fine in a dancing act. 'The orchestra selection is the overture. ' "Mignon." I "THE SPORTING VENUS" Several Unique Offerings in Melody and Dance Add to Bill Also Merely a Mildly- Entertaining Picture Shown at the Karlton Marshall Neilan is generally depend-able as a director and lilanche Sweet is , always reliable as a charming actress and woman, but the combination has fallen a trifle short of furnishing more than a mildly entertaining picture in "The Sporting Venus." which was the feature at the Karlton yesterday. It i a picture that will please that is all. The story revolves around Lady Owendolyn Grayls. last f her kin. who loves an untitled medical student Tom Mix appears in the "Lucky Horse Shoe" at the Fox this week. Tom Mix as Don Juan would be en-ohantingly ridiculous if it were not for the fact that Tom Mix on a horse is never ridiculous The plot of the story is rather better than ordinary for Tom, and inasmuch as he is -either climbing buildings, fighting or riding a horse most of the limp, his actins is not brought into painful relief. Tom is the white-haired lad of a Western ranch and when its owner dies, he leaves a death bed letter to his foreman, asking that ho watch over and guard his sister, Kleanor. played by Ann Pennington. But Eleanor is taken in charge by an aunt from Boston, who is about sis uppish a person as aunts from Boston are proverbially said to be, and who whisks Eleanor away to the strange places of the earth, and veneers her with n wondrous veneer of fashion and folly the while Tom removes the mortgage from his loved one's" ranch, erects a new residence, makes a lot of money, end in general deports himself as a foreman in whom one would place the utmost confidence. When Ann had left him. she had loved him but that's what travel does to women, as cn of the ranch hands remarked, and when she returned she was engaged to a slick young dandy with lowering brows, who was effete oh. very effete. Xo sooner had Eleanor returned than she felt ascain the old attraction for Tom. and the dandy fiance determined to render Tom hors d'eom-bat. He almost succeeded, but Tom happened to read of how Don Juan, under just such circumstances, had snatched the fair Dolores from the arms of tho evil Don Luis at the very altar, and then the things that one likes to see Tom do begin to happen. And added attraction is the filming of the "Life of Stephen Foster." the author of "My Old Kensuckv Home." a most interesting sidelight of the programme. In eddition. there is the operatic vocal duet, composed of fJon-dolfi and Kurkjian. and a pianologue by a trio of nrti-ts which pdmiraUly rounds off the programme. The Fox Theatre Orchestra plavs Offenbach's overture. "Orpheus in the Underworld." ! "Yolanda" in Three Houses A film adaptation of Charles Major's storv of the conflict between the houses of Bur-jrupdy and France during the reijrn of Louis XI, is "Yolanda" which was shown in the Imperial. Ambassador .ind Locust theatres last night. Marion Davies plays the role of the cantankerous youns daughter of Bursrundy who has romance and love affairs in plenty. The picture has some exquisite scenic settings and the cast in support of the pretty star is made up of capable screen players. ENTERTAINING BILL AT KEITH'S THEATRE Dancing, Musical Numbers Acrobatic Acts and Comedy Make Good Variety While there is no feature on the programme at.B. F. Keith's Theatre this week that might be referred to with authority as the piece de resistance, the bill yesterday has a sufficient laimber of pleasing acts of varied character to make for an enjoyable enter tainment in the aggregate. One number. Meyer (Jolden s "Masterpiece, recalls eloquently the freshness of Chauve Souris. It is a number that presents several beautifully costumed offerings before exquisite scenic arrangements, in succession "An Old Cameo." and "The Hong Kong Theatre in China." The cast is made up of a carefully selected list of Russian and American players who sing and dance well. Lloyd Ibach's Entertainers with Mickey Norton and Eddie Vine also put on an entertaining number. The band merely serves as a background for individual stunts that went over in- good shape. An especially pleasing vocal number was the recital of Fleurette Jeoffrie. a coloratura soprano with a flexible voice and high register. One or two lighter numbers would have materially improved her act. Two of her songs especially in which she called iuto play the echo were very effective. "Solomon's Children." by Hugh Herbert in which the author takes the prin cipal role, proved an enjoyable playlet, and teaches a mo,ral every child should learn. It was well done and Mr. Herbert's work was a very artistic bit of character acting. Weston and Cline pleased in a number of character interpretations. The Wheeler Duo. an acrobatic number, and Mae Follis and Le Jioy in "Eccentricities." were pleas1 irg acts, and "Senator Murphy's" monologue in which he essays to make :re. world torget its troubles was a comedy hit that went over big. The Aerial Smiths concluded the more formal portion of the bill with a good aerial act and the film features were especially entertaining. BREEZY BILL SHOWN AT EARLE YESTERDAY 1 Comedy and Song Were the Outstanding Elements of the Vaudeville . "The Denial" at the Belmont Bcplete with melo4rTwratic situations and unfolding an appealing story, "The Denial" scored a big hit with the audi ence at the Belmont last night. Claire Windsor and William Haines have the outstanding characters. "Proud Flesh" at the Alhambra The romance between a Spanish benuty. although of American birth, and a fighting vourg Irishman provides who goes to the war. I'pon his return a delightful entertainment in "Proud lie is deceived by a fortune-hunting prince into believing her faithless. He becomes a famous surgeon, and she peeks to forget him by indulging in frivolities throughout the Continental cities. She is fond of sports and squanders her wealth as well as her health. Then she discovers that the prince is an imposter. and she returns to her home in Scotland and takes shelter in a cabin, formerly occupied, by her soldier sweetheart. He in turn has become owner of the f;rayles" r-nstle. Gwen in her deler'inm calls for Honald. It may . be surmised that Don is right on the job and that everything is explained and th ending is too happy for anything. Miss Sweet, as before mentioned. 4ovely and acts engagingly, and Bon-ald Colman is a dandy soldier lover, while Lew Cody gives a fine touch to the role of the imposter Trince Carlos. Oorge Fawcett, always good: Kate Trice. Josephine Crowell. Edward Martindel and Hank Mann are others in the cast. The changing scenes are , excellent. Flesh" which was shown at the Alham bra last nicht. Eleanor Boardman and Pat O'Malley have the leading roles, while Harrison Ford is cast as a charming young Spanish nobleman. Attractions Previously Reviewed At last the long run of "Xo. Xo. Xan-ette" will come to a close with the performances of this week. Last night's audience was large in size and as liberal in applause as any of its predecessors, showing that the delightful musical comedy has by no means outlived its popularity. I "Captain Jinks." the musical version of the late Clyde Fitch's comedy of the same name, began the final week of its engagement at the Chestnut Street Opera nouse last night, again providing I genuine amusement and tvmetul enter tainment for a large audience. It contains the essentials of a bang-up musical show and will soon be in almost perfect shape. "When You Smile" continues to provide diverting amusement for audiences at the "Walnut, where it has established a long run. It is filled with musical numbers of an ingratiating quality, the comedy is good and the dancine. especially that of the chorus, is particularly effective and graceful. - ' The Ten Commandments" began the third week of the limited showing at the Stanton yesterday. There is nothing to add to what has already been said of this notably fine picture based on the Biblical subject. A fanciful, tuneful condensed production entitled, "The Antique Shop," in which various articles to be found in such emporiums were made animate, was the feature of the vaudeville at the Earle yesterday, with Val Eichen heading the cast of singers, dancers and comedians. The piece is amusing and entertaining and was received with much favor by the large audiences. Another timely contribution was that of "Hitland," in which a group of song writers, with the capable assistance of several pianos, rendered a variety of compositions. Howard Langford and Ina Frederick offered a breezy travesty sketch called "Shopping." It was humorous and tuneful. Jim Diamond and Sibyl Brelnan in a skit called "Something for Sale," which was a mixture of amusing patter and catchy songs, and Mallon and Case added mirth to the programme in a skit called "Keeping the Doctor Away." Julian Hall and Kathlen Dexter in "Her First Lesson" sang, danced in acrobatic fashion and played musical instruments effectively. Mr. Hall's impersonation of Charlie Chaplin was about as true to life as one could imagine. The Mc-Barnes. a versatile team, rounded out the vaudeville. The photoplay feature was "The Adventurous Sex." with Clara Bow, Herbert Hawlinson, Earle Williams, Harry T. Morey and Flora Finch in the principal roles. Miss Bow as the modern flapper, full of the adventurous spirit, tiring of parental interference and restrictions takes life into her own hands. There is a sensational rescue from an airplane when the disillusioned girl plunges into the Xiagara River and js being swept towards the falls. The musical setting was. as usual, an important part of the entertainment. On View at the Nixon Mildred Andrea and Company, in a sprigntiy ana somewnat unique song and dance revue, topped the vaudeville at the Nixon last night. Their songs were catchy and the dances graceful. Van and Vernon had a lot of new material in their act called "The Old Iloak." with Florrie LeVere and Company in a pleasing skit; Alice Morley with originality in plenty, and Fenner and Charles also came in for the approval of the audience. The photoplay diversion was "Benuty and Bad Man," starring Mabel Baffin. OF SEASON AT FAY'S Fine Photoplay Features and Vaudeville Acts Received With Marked Favor Auspiciously, indeed, was the start of the season at Fay's Theatre yesterday, for the combination of a strong bill of vaudeville and a feature photoplay, banked by news reels and other short subjects, and an audience which was in no sense lacking in displaying its pleasure, ushered in the" new period of entertainment. The house showed the attention of the decorators and upholsterers, although it has always been regarded as one of the most comfortable and inviting in West Philadelphia. The photoplay was "The Wheel" the .first of the series of John Golden productions of clean plays. There is nothing unusual about the story, but it sends home a wholesome lesson. The hero is a rich young man who has an overwhelming hankering for the roulette wheel and who loses his self-respect as well as his money through the machinations of the keeper of the, gambling house who is in love with his wife. He loans the husband money with which to continue playing a losinsr game, but the young man finds himself eventually and makes amends while the wife bets on a racehorse to save hubby from going to jail. Harrison Ford Claire Adams. Mahlon Hamilton, Margarent Livingston and others are in the cast. The Xews pictures of recent events were also, decidedly interesting. "The Co-Ed's" a musical farce in which Giaile Beverly and a capital supporting cast appeared, headlined the vaudeville bill and scored well. The act is breezy, tuneful and there was some sprightly dancing. Maurice Samuels and Company offered "A Day at Ellis Island" in which the various nationalities figured, the imitations being quite true to life. There is a story with alternate comedy and pathos. White and Clair a pair of harmony singers who know just how to put over a song were so well received that they nearly exhausted their repertory before they were permitted to depart. Jennings and Mack irovided a comedy skit called "The Camouflage Taxi'.' which was veritable scream and quite out of the ordinary. Les Gauthiers in a Parisian novelty act which had many odd 'twists to it, rounded out the pro gramme, wincii was a strong one for the beginning of the season. "Kuddling Keutles" at Trocadero The regular season began at the Trocadero yesterday with Max Fields and his "Kuddling Keuties" as the offering. The show has the elements of good old-fashioned burlesque, with plenty of tingling music, a chorus that is full of vim and a cast, headed by Fields himself, that needs no further comment than to say that it is capable and amusing. The show is nicely staged and the costumes are new and attractive looking. The audience was in a highly receptive mood. CASINO STARTS SEASON "Monkey Shines," a Breezy Attraction. Was the Offering There is a cornucopia full of action, humor, and music in "Monkey Shines," which opened yesterday at the Casino yes, and monkey shines, too. as far as that is concerned, George Shelton and Al Tyler, the well-known comedians, supplying them. The latter two gentlemen of laughter are just as entertaining as ever, and every bit as slapstick, and the whole show is one to provide on afternoon of amusement without bothering one's head about dramatic technique and all that sort of rot. Take-offs, not badly taken at all. are presented of the Shooting of Dan McGrew, the Village Blacksmith and several other familiars. Helen Kennedy, Mae Myers and Irene Shea are perhaps the leading headliners among the females, while the two comedians share the honors with Tommy Donnelly, Burt Kyan and Lloyd Peddrick. Of the specialty numbers, of which there are a host, ,one of the most delightful is the charming Jrene Shea, with her ukelele playing, and singing in a voice that is most sweet "Those Uke- ele Blues." "House Hunt in r." dapted from Berlin's Music Box ReTU, caught the enthusiasm of the audience immediately, as did also "North, East, South and West." .' "Man and Maid" in Two Houses Elinor Glyn's production, "Man and Maid" with Harriet Hammond and Lew Cody in the leading roles, was the attraction at the Great Northern and Logan theatres last night. Those who anticipate the usual sex looseness for which this writer has become famous, will be disappointed for she has made a picture which shows that a woman can do one of three things for a man elevate him. degrade him or bore hint to death. The story is chock full of interest throughout and has been well directed. Held After Taxi Faro Fight: Eugene Balfrey, 24 years . old, . of Fifty-fifth street, near Thompson, was held under $500 bail Sunday night by Magistrate Dugan after his arrest following a fight over a taxi fare. It is alleged that Balfrey with three companions engaged the cab driven by Edward L. Miller, of Collingdale. After being driven to Fifty-sixt-h and Ludlow streets the dispute over the fare ensued. , . Apoe fn SAY "BAYER ASPIRIN"-faume Unless you see the "Bayer Cross" on tablets you are not getting the genuine Bayer Aspirin proved -safe by millions and prescribed by physicians for 25 years. Accept only "Bayer" package which contains proven directions. Handy "Bayer" boxes of 12 tablets Also bottles of 24 and 100 Druggists. ArpLrin la th trad mark of Bayer Manufacture of Monoaceticacidester of SaUcTlicaciil ii The ocean, the breakers, bathing. Cool piers and pavilions; amusements, sailing, fishing. Speed boats, airplanes, rolling chairs. 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It has Hetty Bronson as the lovely younir srirl who has her own troubles to bring about a reconciliation between her parents, roles played by Florence Vidor and Adolphe Menjou. "The Great Divide" at Leader Some realistic scenes of the country round about the Gand Canyon are shown in "The Great Divide." which was shown at the Ieader last nifrht. with Alice Terry. Conway Tearle. YVal-lace lieery. Sa-zu littls and others in tiie cast. It is a romance between an Eastern ?irl and a rugged young Westerner, and lias many tense moments. TOURS AND TRAVELS HUMAN INTEREST DRAMA TOURS AND TRAVELS (HI Inclusie7burs Official Adency For- 40 years For Schedules, Rates ar.d Full Worm at ion Appiu TEos. Cook & Son PHILADELPHIA 130 South 13th St. Telephone "Rit" 8820 faSm i ) U U O O O w C , ia. last nieht. The n.-ow-.a a human interest s. 1 rill tj Hyi3 XI i m -drama of the regeneration of a youth vrho. through circumstances, has been accused in connection with a bank roh-' bery, and who is guided along the ! '"straizht fmd narrow"' by a spinter school teacher, who made great sacri-". fSoes to redeem his honor. Then, of rourse. he goes and falls desperately in '. Jove, with a pretty young woman and -conquers himself. Of course all ends -well, as it should in such a laudable 'effort to make a man of the youth. - Ttiaimply again emphasises the old adage that if is never too late to begin over again if the determination is there sn4-the encouragement is proffered. ; Ilelene Chadwiok is the girl in the -ra: while Kenneth Harlan is the Irohng man who gets a new slant on jife-after the elderly sninister has a '..heart to heart talk with hiin. Mary Carr. is. of course, the elderly woman, nd Zasii Pitts has an appealing char-;pcTeT. It is a worth while picture, if -for no other reason than it teaches a "Jwholesome moral lesson. But it also has entertainment qualities as well. "Just a Woman" at Capitol HThe story of the rise from poverty to affluence and its deterrant effect upon J he lives of the husband and wife -b'ose previous domestic felicity is 'badly jarred by another woman, who peeks some of the money which the husband has gained, is told in "Just a Woman.'r which was shown at the Capitol last night. Claire Windsor. Con-fray Tearle and Dorothy Jtevere have .'the" three leading roles. The locale is steel town in Pennsylvania and New jYork City. i "A Slave of Fashion" at Palace '.' jfnrma Shearer is the bright star in ;f'A -Slave of Fashion." which was shown t the Palace last night, although Lew Cody shares honors with her in the 'cevelopment of the story of a young 'country girl who, through a railroad I accident while en route to New York, palms herself off for another, finds her- . e.el instaueu in a w eainiy iu:n"ior s pa,rtrnent. When he returns home. .- ', complications become embarrassing. " ;but the end is calm enough. It is an entertaining picture throughout. Grounds for Divorce" Five Houses .' "Grounds for Divorce"' adapted from ;jhe staje play of the same name, was !ilhe outstanding attraction in the Bonn. I Colonial. Strand. C9th street and llivoli theatres last night. It is a light comedy with a new twist to the 'pegleeted wife theme,v and lias Florence ; " "Vidor, Louise Fazendsi. Matt Moore ' I'Bvd' others in the cast. 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