Daily News from New York, New York on December 12, 1927 · 102
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Daily News from New York, New York · 102

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Monday, December 12, 1927
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DAILY NEWS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1927 MAE HERSELF AT PARAMOUNT; CAPITOL'S CHANEY FILM WEIRD MOTION PICTURES. MOTION PICTURES. so MAYER REPUTED READY TO HEAD TIFFANY FILMS By GEORGE SHAFFER. Hollywood. CaL, Dec. 11. A wfiisper going the rounds suggests an interesting explanation for the recent epurt toward bigger and better-acted pictures taken by Tiffany Film corporation. Tiffany,' until recently, was one of the minor independent producing companit3. Now report has it that Louis B. Mayer, executive at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio, has invested money in Tiffany and possibly is preparing a jump from his old business connection to the new one. Those who pretend to know, point to the recent installation of John M. Stahl as a prominent member of the Tiffany forces. Stahl has been a production manager with Mayer for years, when Mayer had no partners in management as he now has. Tiffany is hiring well known actors and paying them real money and in every way shows a strong hand guiding its destinies as well as a strong box supplying the money. No comment lias been forthcoming from Mayer regarding his reported Tiffany venture. Recent dispersal of the New York film heads who were here for ten days of conferences has .left behind an interesting wake of news from unofficial, yet plausible sourees. The most interesting item is that the public soon will win relief from the deluge of young, cheao-salaried ( -v far ) ' " '- ' " 'i ' " ' .."-"-- V V'.'M h ' .".V"' "' 'V . . ':' - ---- ' - .. & - . - ." V",1 : : ----- -,-" f JF? &lt" I - v Kx j - I . ! V : V',, ' Florence Vidor and Tullio Carminati Miss Murray's Dances Supplement Film; "Honeymoon Hate," "London" Good. Mae Janet Louis B. Gaynor Mayer Actress who made good and magnate seeking expansion. and inexperienced actors and actresses with which bigger companies have been flooding the screen for some time in the interesU of economy. Business heads claim that of the whole crop few but Janet Gaynor and Charlie Farrell have been a ' hit with the public. Opinion was expressed in authoritative tons ! that the financial heads in filrcdom ; feel the public has become restive for a sight of some of its older favorites, who are undeniably more experienced and effective as actors and actresses. Scores o the old timers passed oat of the contracted class or steady performers in the last six months because they represented a large salary budget at the studios. HOPE HAMPTON AIRS WOE TODAY Hope Hampton's $36,000 breach rf contract suit against Charles Dillingham and Martin Beck comes to trial today By IRENE THIRER. "Honeymoon Hate, a Paramount production, directed by Luther Reed and presented at the Paramount theatre. THE CAST: Gail Grant , Florence VMor Pnn Dantarini . . . Tuiio Carmianati ftennjnr-Orft .................... William Austin Mus Moleser v Kffie Elpller Bueuo.. . Genaro SpaffTloli Murray, herself in person, not a picture, starrine in the "Merry Widow Revue," comprising the Paramount's stage attraction this week, is probably the reason for tremendous lineups for blocks around the theatre. However, the Princess MDivani's (that's Mae) couple of dances -the first a waltz; the second a semi-Spanish number wouldn't be enough to hold em lor two and a hall hours. Whereupon, they give us a picture too. This one is "Honeymoon Hate," a matrimonial comedy-drama of Venice, Italy, in which Florence Vidor looks exquisite and wears gowns in the manner befitting the best dressed woman of the screen. Luther Reed directed the little film, as based on a story by Alice M. WTiIiiamson. Sometimes, excellent story material falls flat as screen script. And while this is amusing in spots, and -decidedly inoffensive, it is ratner lengthy lor what it s worth, and not verv different. It's the one about the spoiled rich beauty who marries the handsome guide who turns out to be a prince. His palace has a coat of arms, ana us motto is "We Must Be Ubeyed. The bride's father is a steel magnate, maker of Grand steel prod ucts, slogan 01 which is " Kesistance the World Over. "And I na my father's best product, the spoiled beauty tells her prince wnen he would be obeyed in a certain matter. Then for several hundred feet of celluloid. Luther Reed, 'who used to write scenarios, is getting along nicely in this directorial game. If his current picture is slow, there wasn't much he could do to snap it into action. Florence Vidor is lovely, and jt uuo oarminati maKes a nice presentable pnnce. . "London After Midnight, a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, directed by Tod Browning and presented at the Capitol theatre. . THE CAST: Burk : Lon Chaney Lucille Balfour. ................. Marorline Bay Sir James Ham HQ Henry B. Walthall Butlrr ........ .Percy Williams Arthur Htbhe. . ....... ................. .Conrad KaeW Mwa SmubaoQ. .......... Polly Moran Bat Girl , . . . . Etn Ticlwnor The Stranger........ , ;. Claude Kti Tod Browning, whose movie scenarios are invariably weird and creepy, offers at the Capitol this week his latest effort-'London After Midnight," directed by the author in spooky, chilly, thoroughly absorbing fashion. - ' Lon Chaney stars in the picture, and it micht as well be set down Hope Hampton She before Supreme Court Justice John M. Tier- r,ey and Broad way is prepart mg to hear se crets. Broadway has wondered why Miss Hampton was relieved of the title role in "Madame Pompadour" and succeeded by Wilda Bennett. she was taken U - H : enarces that from the cast without just cause. The producers said that Miss ""'fwn was unsuited for the role Lob Chaney and Marceline Day here that Browning didn't call his film by t'ne" title which now graces the Capitis posters. He meant it to come to Broadway as "Thl Hypnotist," a far more suitable moniker. It is a tale v.-iH- keen thought behind it, which makes a movie of depth and imports.-. v flhanpv. f nr mner nsrf Anna f A.i,:t,u e . n , . , v..-o nu, uuc wi me tnonsana and one" c .1 " r icrus anu monocie ana Decomes one 5urke, famous Scotland lard detective. There is a erim tn . sn p. r..i . 1 . ., . - - . .. OJ4A ionr nas oeen iouna aead on his library floor, and the deceased is re- pvru'ti as a vicuna ox suiciae. Howwpr. KnrifA rfiH.e im; - - r -w -J tW au f CtJUgatC aUitUTlli During the last half. Lon nulls one of his falsp-facps TCnt any length of timer however, and it's in keeping with the plot. YouH like Mr. Chaney in this one for himseir, rather than for his make-up. He does some neat work, indeed. Marceline Day is pretty, but rather inane, as the girl of the piece. Conrad Nagel is a good-looking, convincing hero And Henry B. Walthall gives a character performance cf merit. Photographic effects are speciallv worthy. the interest awakened thruout the country by the announcement that Carl bemmlj had spent $2,000,000 and two years in the! making of his screen masterpiece has been, tremendous. No stage production could pog-j sibly encompass the immensity of the drama of Mrs. Stowe's immortal book. And NEVER,' until this Universal production, has there been anything like it for fidelity to story, for majestic settings, for dramatic power, for thrills and gripping sequences. Now in its sixth week at the CENTRAL THEATRE,' Broadway and 47th Street, New York ' Seats selling four weeks ih advance-Twice daily, 2.30 and 830 P. M UNCLE TMfS .CABIN: ) (A Harry Pollard Production) THB GREATEST HUMAN DRAMA EVER SCREENED' 3C LAST WEEK! I The picture all New York is talking - about Warwick Deepings novel rr now a mighty picture ! HERBERT BRENON 1 "SORRELL and SON" I United Artists Pirtvrtt POPULAR PRICES Continuous from 10:15 a.m. RIVOLI' H UNITED AflTISTS Broadway at 49th Street Coming Saturday! - GILDA GRAY (herself) "It is a ffrmt show Mr. Fox has offered, one which everybody in this town owes it to himself to see." World. - THE SCREEN MASTESP1ECE OF 1927 . WILUAM FOX Presents SUNRISE with SYMPHONIC MOVIETONE ACCOMPANIMENT Also the Fox Morietone News Reel HEAR A WeO As SEE The New of The Day T i H 8 5 S Q . t 'o ' 1 7W 11 AH Seuto K P Haramo unts IN PERSON I MAE MURRAY .FLORENCE VIDOR in "Honeymoon Hate" Continuous from 10:45 a,m. R Square BEERY HATTON "Now We're in The Air" Continuous from 9 :4 5 a. ro. B'way at 42od IALTO LAST WEKK "SORRELL & SON" SEE IT NOW I V O LI ARTISTS Con.frominrlS B'wyat4tth Carl Laemmle Dntsents HIELD 0F HONOR 'with Neil Hamilton i A lalversal Pictured B. P. MOSS COLONY I asswasxwaw- mmi till I . iBjfmii i ! i II Mm. I I I Teddy Bwar. & 53rd St EVKS. 50c A Hun. Kxe. .-;it. ( l.otf s art Bmdny at S 1st St APITOL Dssrs Opes 1 1 :4S Lon Chaney "London After Midnight" An M-G-M Picture On the Stage BAGDAD" A Revue trith The Chester Hal liirts - The CaBitelians tt&a itraha SHvertAws Quartet ioyra & Steflar Specialty Artists MARK TRAND H. B. WARXKR tl.lVK KKCIOK I.OIS HII siiv jB war 4T St LII.VAX TASH X.4X in ' AWLAFRENCH DRESSING" o John GILBERT Ctk1eby EMBASSY mats to ktioa

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