The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on May 16, 1915 · 14
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The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama · 14

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Sunday, May 16, 1915
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TUB MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER, SUNDAY MORNING. MAY , 1915' ( GLEMET1GEAU CASE BIB FEATURE FILM AS FEATURE TODAY Dumas' Masterpiece Has Been ,? Picturized With an All ' ! Star Cast Great Liner Is Seen Just Be-. forV Leaving Port on Her' ; , Voyaqe of Death , 1 FOURTEEN I j 1 LUSITIll SHOWfi AT THE DRPHEUM AT EMPIRETHEATRE i THEDA BARA IS THE STAR Sinister.Beauty of an Evil Wo- limn rua cuiuycaji muc&a in Stellar Role ! . rroBTU Tfcta We. - ! Sunday "The Clemencau .' " , Monday "Help Wanted." ' Tuesday "The Shooting of Dan MO' Ortw." Wednesday "Mile's Punctured Bo- mance." Thursday "Mile's Punetared Romance. Friday "The Woman." . Saturday "Mile's Punctured Romanes,." ,, ' The Empire theatre today effers Alexandre Dumass masterpiece. The Clemencaa Case," aa the feature attraction, with Theda Barm, the o. terful Old World actress who made such a aenaattonal debut on the screen in "A Fool There Was,'' and William Shay, Stuart Holmea and an all itar cast In the Clemehceau cae Dumas haa attained the capstone of his towering genius. Of Iia, the pantherlsh 1 erolne of thla deathleea drama, he himself wrote: "I shall never create r.nother such character though I acrlbble till doomsday Ira's sinister beauty and its fatal effect on the lives of two noble men form the main plot of The Clemen-ceau Case. Pierre, her huabam), bom she Casts off for Conatantln Ritz, she leaves with his career as a talented sculptor blasted forever. In turn she toys with the infatuated Ritz. sfcat-. tering bis hopes, ambitions and home life. ' ' - ', But Pierre saves Ritz againat him-jself. With heroic self-sacrifice he allows himself, apparently, to fall once more under Ixa's spell. He meets her in uw ui it; i! iu tttuuuir. ju ue ureases her false lips to Pierre's he -slabs her to the heart Just as Rita enters. -... '"I have saved yHi for your wife," says Pierre calmly, aa he telephones for the police. "Aa for me: Iza killed my heart years ago." liirci n r" n ir rriTimrv VKtrrv ur diu rcMiuntd ; IS PROMISED AT EMPIRE 'Tne bill for the current week at the Empire Theatre, according: to Manager m rTrrm COMFORT EMPIRE THEATRE Today, Sunday, May 16 !-rrt WIUIAM FOX. PWSTIIWl lUSXMt .SLUMS THNQUCH J box Him COR TO ".AT I ON p.,,. ..imm,mmt,mi . , ... ,.,.,. w, w.ew i. , ? Ktt-jr ''" .' '' " 1 1 I ; . It ; ' ' ". ' v V t-"- - 7 v h j J,, ' ' . ., HISTORY OFV ' t-x ') -f'r'l, VL tlts, , VTMC WORLO'SX ' J MARIE DRESSIER Ij" mr 71 j tfCHARUE CHAPLIN!'' r? . ;: .' 1 f TflND MABEL NORMANO v ' V " N-TILLIE'S PUNC- h' jHjiTUREO ROMANCC'AT V c W t M in v.. t v- n v i j- ; ii i If " .'1 1 1 I xvc v' r'ni"i""" r-'-- 1 ,v - : ... -. . -irrr t J tPIKIKt I . oitit-K IN "THE F FTH 1 t ..- a 1 i 11 I 1 Til ftt: ' WILLIAM 5H A Y;;; TO DO Y PROMINENT. MEN PICTURED Who Violates .the Law," an Excellent Melodrama, Is Other Part of Bill - : Percy L. Smith, is the best that haa appeared at that popular photo-play house if many weeks. Every day la a feature day, and for three days the latter part of the week one of the bis; gest successes of the season will be shown. "The Ciemenceau Case" today. Is plcturlzation of Alexander Dumas' greatest pieoe of fiction, and in It Theda Bara, William Shay and others of stellar calibre are shown to advantage. Tomorrow that national success, "Help Wanted. will be the attraction. On Friday, "The Woman." Belasco's big success, will be given, Loiiis Meredith being in the title role, j On Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, "Tillie's Punctuated Romance" will be the big feature, in which Marie DreSBler, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin are the stars. This feature film will demand a price of 10 and 20 cents for each production, the manufacturers insisting that the picture shall not be shown for less. In Atlanta last week it showed tor three days at these prices, an in New Orleans it ran for a long time at even higher Prices. Presents THEDA BARA ASSISTED BY STUART HOLMES and WILLIAMSHAY -IN- "The Clemencau Case" By ALEXANDER DUMAS "The Clemencati Case" is a screen play dealing relentlessly wit!. the elemental fires of human passion wtitten with a pen that scorches and burns like acid. A living etching from life that will engrave itself for all time in the memories of its beholders. .Like a mighty river the story of the drama rushes strong and swift to its cataclysmic climax. Passions flare and wills clash throughout the production in a way that grips the spectator, holding him breathless in his chair until the last scene is reached. Take our word for it, as it is even better than "A Fol There Was." TOMORROW LOIS MEREDITH IN "HELP WANTED" Anpiiver Morosco Paramount Feature 441 L, jjfajeJ 111 trrrTTirti QUALITY itfl - ll : : : i Tillie's Punctured, Romance Will Be Feature at Empire Next Wednesday, Thursday anL Saturday "Tillie's Punctuated: Romance," conceded in every city to be one of the funniest comedys on the road, will be me teature at the Empire, Theatre. This comedy. In six reels, .features Marie Dressier, Mabel Normand and Charlie Chaplin, and affords each -of these peculiar stars ample Opportunity to. display rare individual talents. or course Tillie is a country maiden, and her rare experiences" in the city, far from home and kinsmen, give the xounaation lor the ridiculous fun-mak mg possessed by the superb trio of artists. In the final scene, for one time Charlie Chaplin gets tha , worst ui me aeai ana is dragged off to prison by the police, while the two women in the case pledge each other eternal realty. , Because of the insistence of the manufacturers of the films,- tha price in Montgomery will be 10 and 29 cents, the lowest price at which the plc turlzation may be shown. Atlanta charged these prices and New Orleans charged three times the price for an extended run. The papers in other cities where the picture haa been shown are unanimous in giving; it un stinted praise. "HELP WANTED" AT EMPIRE FEATURE EOR TOMORROW Aa ExeeUeat Supporting- Cam pa ay Will rreseat the Bl Natloval taeeesa of a Few -Keaza Aa;, At the Empire Theatre' tomorrow. Manager Percy U Smith will offer as his big feature production "Help Wanted," .the national success of a few years ago. fteralri flnntt. nninr momi,. firm of Scott and Son, employs Gertie Meyers as a stenographer. . Though Incompetent to handle her work, Scott. Sr., is captivated ,v her srood looks and pays more money than ah requests. Jack Scott, stnp-son and junior partner, Is putting in his first day learning the details of the business He meets Gertie and is immediately attracted to her. In the course of the month that follows the elder Scott has taken his new stenographer to luncheon many times, in each Instance endeavoring to froce his attentions upon, her and eah time she resents them. In the meantime Jack's friendly interest ripened Into love and he has" de clared himself. The day following his proposal Gertie Is kept at tha office later than usual Jack, not finding her at home goes to the office, and finding the inner door locked, smashes the glass upon hearing screams for help, and rescued Gertie from his stepfather's attempted embrace. -Scott, Sr., In his anger at being thwarted, and not knowing1 the situation between the two young folks, turn! tothe door bearing the name "Scott and Son" and with his walking stick breaks that part reading "and Son" declaring Jack is no longer a member of the firm. The scene then shifts to the Scott home where a reconciliation is finally effected after explanations are made by Jack as to his honorable) indentions towards Gertie; , FIFTH COMMANDMENT IS , FEATURE AT ORPHEUM Real Morality Pla Baa Jnllns Steger la The Principal Rale Tomorrow The World Film Corporation has recently released a five-reel photoplay under the title of "The Fifth Commandment." Julius Stegor Is the star of an all-star cast in this splendid production, a, morality play, if one has ever been presented. This picturelzation is booked for the Or-rheum theatre tomorrow. "Honor thy. father," is the teaching of the play and there is not a girl or boy who goes to the movies who will not profit-by the advice. The girl in the play disregards this commandment. She weds a vr musician who has to go abroad to make ifood. The girl dies in childbirth and years afterwards the premftturely aged musician returns in poverty meets bis daughter .and is made happy iHth and by her. . The principal rart of the tctlon take place in New York City; some of the scenes are laid In Rio 'lie Janeiro Cart Winters is the poor musician and Kathiryn Brown Decker plays the part of the girt who marries him in disregard of her father's advice. Strand Theatre to Open June 12, With "Salambo'l Manager Hfx Gives Official Ex pression to Purposes' of Own- cr m 1 1 e i- pn . . i - ' ers ut ine iew nome ot rne rnoiopiays ana Arrangements of Interior of t(ie House Work on the Strand Theatre, the new home of photoplays that is being constructed, on Court Square, i progressing even more satisfactorily than had been hoped for by the owners or the contractors. So satisfactorily,, indeed is the progress that Manager. Hix has officially determined upon trie date for the formal opening, and all details attendant thereto are now, being rapidly closed. ' Yesterday afternoon. Manager Hix radiated pleased satisfaction, and went into detail into a discussion of the Durooses. aims and hooes of the management of the new house. He discussed the moving picture business from its inception, and, coming down to the project in 'which he is vitally interested, relativa to the Strand, Manager Mix authorized the following statement The Strand Theatre, now under con- Vivid Picture of . World's Great War To Be at Orpheum Daring deeds are shown by the armies- of . the warring nations in Europe In the "History of the World's Greatest War," which will be shown at the Orpheum theatre next Friday, but the men who made these pictures performed equally as glorious deeds in invading the horrors of ihe battle fields merely for the purpose of recording these martial heroes for the benefit of the American moving p furs patrons. This pjctorial history is shown in Ave reels, and every phase of life endured fry those intrepid men In the trenches is vividly depicted. The pictures are pronounced the most marvelous ever made, the most sensational in detail ever caught by the unerring eye of the camera. They are are thriying, sensational i ml absolutely authentic of the $reat war now raging in Eunppe, admittedly the greatest war the world nas ever seen. Appropriately, perhaps, the long rectorial revie wof the war closes Us fifth' and last reel with the scene of sr soldier's grave near Compeigne. struction at Nos. 4 and 5 Court Square, will open June 12th. We Invite your attention, on entering, to the conve niences installed for your benefit. There wll be no steps at the front for you to climb. Tou will enter on a level with the sidewalk. The eeatji are comfortable, with space enough . between each row to admit of passing without hav ing to stand up. The rows -are placed in circular formation that you . may face the screen from any part Of the auditorium' without the necessity , of turning In your seat. The chalre have deep, curved backs which you-will' find more comfortable from any angle than the ordinary theatre seats. Each seat is ball bearing, noiseless, and provided with a hat rack and footrest. , "Tou will notice all along the wains coting on either wall, and In sections of the floor, registers, through which contlnally forced pure, fresh air, drawn through pipes from, an upper-story opening, and which is distributed throughout the auditorium by oscillating and celling fans, placed in euch position as will give the desired results without overdoing It In the celling proper are six large ventilators, part of which) afford natural escape for accumulated heat,' and others through which all foul or stagnant air is drawn out of , the building by powerful, noiseless exhaust fans. Thus, the theatre is, at all 'time's, .free from foul air; the same being kept perfectly fresh by the rapid circulation of this, the most approved system of ventilation known to the profession., "On the left side df the spacious lobby, as you enter, is provided a ladies rest room, with a maid constantly In attendance and at your service. On the right side of the lobby is. the manager's office. The ' manager's office, the operating room and the orchestra pit are all. connected with a telephone system which will .keep the entire-working system in perfect harmony, "The screen, n whlcbr rou will aee the first presentation of:," the famous Salambo' pictures exhlibted on open-1 Ing day, Is the 'Day and Night screen,, orf which, it Is claimed, pictures may be projected perfectly In broad,.day-light, as well as at night This screen, Is a marked improvement over all other screens upon the market today, and the management of The Strand selected this make, which Is used In all the best theatres at the present time, throughout, the United Btatea and foreign countries, In preference to any other make on the market,' with the sole object In view of giving Its pa- trons the best regardless of cost. , "The proposed orchestra ,wl,ll consls of tlje present Orpheum orchestra Increased In number by other profes- j sionals, and there "will be a pipe organ with Roy Mullendore In charge. The musical attraction at The Strand will be, within itself, a great show, but with the addition of the finest photo- ; pla,ya that money can produce. The Strand will be pre-eminent ., ; ; "You will notice particularly that every precaution has been taken in building The Strand, to guardlts patrons from anything the least unsanitary. In addition to an abundance of pure, fresh-air, thoroughly fumigated, the walls" are) tiled five feet from the floor and the aisles are covered with sr' special floor covering, all of which Will be washed daily, and kept perfectly clean. - , 3n the operator's room is Installed two brand new- Powers .fta. projecting machines, v recognized . the world over as the finest machines made, and when equipped with all special appliances to insure perfect projecting without a flicker, as at The Strand, they are by far the most expensive machines made. "The' Strand will offer its patrons dally attractions obtainable only in a manner based on years pf personal experience in the pioture business, through close study of the many issues involved and, as you know, could not be achieved were our business run upon the basis ofa aide line. Tou will admit, that) the picture business has grown by bounds into popularity, and has become a regular. business, based upon sound business principles aa other lines, and the race can be won only by hard, and preserving ef- PROGRAM THTl WBBK.' ' ' Sunday "Lusltania's Last Voyage, and "Who Violates the Law." Monday "Tha .Fifth Commandment" ' j ' Tuesday "The' Treasure of tha In-sats" and "Black Box." Wednesday "Tha Weight ot j a Crown." Thursday "The Corslcaa Brothers." Friday "History of tha World Greatest : War." Saturday "Her Proper Place." The worlA im vet flhiM4ailii mvw the terrible disaster of ths torpedoing of ths riant passenger boat ths Luel- lania, ana tne great tragedy of the ' sea because oT tho war (till remains the one tonic over whlrh nnnUi nations are unagreed. When this great liner left New Tork she carried hundreds of women and children as well as a number of prominent American ' men, nearly all of whom found watery . graves when the big vessel went down, " Just before the Lualtanl left ' Tork, because of the notables on ' board, a moving picture waa made of Alfred Vanderbilt, Charles ITdhman, '. Elbert Hubbard, many of the passen--' gers and the big boat herself as she : steamed away on what proved to be '" her laf vnvo- a wav. n- This plcturlzation has been secured by Manager Hlx as a special added fea- 5 turn for the Orpheum Theatre today. ; and will be shown In conjunction with "Who Violates tha . I . . : - I . f Will, imply a melodrama of . exoentlonal s kind. - .. -. In' Who Vlnlnt.. th T. , mI . - - . Mfrw urinur i Johnson haa a popular and well played part, taking the personification of a. ' newspaper reporter. The daughter of r the sheriff, Lena Black, is lured to the I den .Of Mother ' tarni nAA. i text of getting evidence to prova her i wBcmearc innocent oi murder, r- for ' which he has been arrested.. ... I If other Bon A h vw w set W TOU with Sheriff Black, who she thinks, I nas squealed on her -after winking at ? her "violating; the taw" for his part of tha graft. Hera eventm foil ili.i., anoV fast, Letyv is. gagged Jttd. bound while tho dive keepers figlft deeper ately About her. ... ; - v .vi She Is at last on the point of betni1 rescued by Hanky Pank. a tough and 1 w "e corrupt sheriff, who how-everVhaa one viwut .nnf v t. . fw,, ...a iuti XUn ina. This causes him at the crucial moment to rise even above his Jeal- ' ousy ot ms successful rival Bob. In ' the hurlv-burlv fna haa reach her father h 'nKnn, m vu ulvi his posse can come to Lena's rescue Mother Bond is killed. In tho meleo ' the lamp is overturned and Lena and Hank, are caught In tho trap with- all doors locked. , He, wounded by the thugs, still tries to carry Lena to safety but falls and when rescue comes It's too late for ' him. He dies, after confessing himself the murderer instead of Bob. Pank, played by Broward Mitchell, and Sheriff Black, by Bernard Belgel, deserve their share of praise. . The fight and fire scenes are most realistic, Ai particularly good , piece of camera, . work shows Lottie Briscoe bound and ' gagged under the table.. Lottie and Eleanor Blanchard were so bruised and battered in this scene, there wasn't a well spot on their bodies. forts and close, personal attention, otherwise, aa in other lines, the project will be short lived, and the investm t will be lost "The Strand Amusement. Company have made the investment, which will stand both aa a monument to the picture business In Montgomery, and evidence of the confidence which the owners have, in the Montgomery public who Can and will show their appreciation of the best in this line of amusement." . , " ORPiUfTODAY: V AUTHENTIC MOVING PICTURES OF THE LUSITANIA Leaving new york on her ill-fated voyage, ""which show the queen of the Atlantic starting from the wharf, the promenade deck and housands of friends wav- zing their last farewell. This picture taken by the GEN. FILM CO. - It is foolish to elaim any one of these pictures tp. he the only genuine and "others are fakes" as any one hid a perfect right to take pictures of the Lusitania ! and just as much right as any one would have the right to take pictures of a man leaving Montgomery, every picture will be different because the scenes were taken from ' different positions. ARTHUR JOHNSON AND LOTTIE BRISCOE : Lubin's Dramatic Masterpiece "WfHO VIOLATES THE LAW; This is a strong drama with all the action one could wish for, with excellent scenic effects, etc. Htafst-SeUg News Pictorial No. 35 All the news while it is news. TOMORROW , Julius Stegar in his famous stage success "THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT" j , As good a play as "Hearts in Exile." '"' : ' " ' ' ' ..." .""M

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