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EVENING IiEDGER-PHILADELPHIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 1915.
WITH THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE MAKING CURRENT PHOTOPLAY HISTORY"
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who are acquainted with tho Ins and outs
" 'the business. Ono bears the following
wble' cost or rnoDucnoN.
n ntitlve (1000 fept) $500
Tnt"four prints (1000 feet caeh)..... pro
Two productions or releases each week.. .J20
This would bo tho weekly cost of pro
duction, against which they credit tho
output of 4S.0O0 feetr weekly for which
hey aro to receive (at 10 cents a foot)
IISOO leaving a profit of $1880 weekly or
a total of $97,760 profit annually. Against
this there Is a charge of overhead ex
pensd tor marfteimK jjiuucu ml ai,iw per
annum, which would leave, according to
the prospectus, $73,320 available for dlvl
dends, on a capitalization of $100,000.
As an additional lever to the prosper
tlve Investor tho circular contains an
excerpt from Munsey'a Magazine, which
states that the picture Industry is respon
sible for an entire new lino of million
aires. Blanche Sweet Speaks
Here Is Blanche Sweet's own version
t have been four-and-a-lialfc(ears,
until Just now. with Mr. Griffith, from
nhom I received all of my training
and to whom 1 owe practically every
tl Inc that 1 have.
I like the stage. It has Its fascina
tion Cut I like pictures, else I
wouldn't be here, you see. The work
for each hnlanws evenly, I think. And
plctutcs air so much better flnanclnl-
No. I don't think that Injures the
picture peoplo, except na It Is causing
a gradual weeding cut of the poorer
ones. We know tnr methods nno
stage people have to lonrn theiii. and
at flrst usual. y tney are inciinci to
be cnnicltpd and hard to direct. Thtre
Is no dtsirlmlnnllon In favor of ttneo
folk tl at the f.cod picture people !H"d
When wo movie folk go to seo
pictures. It Is rather a business with
us than an amusement. We go to
look at them critically. We look at
them to see what we should do,
from what other peoplo do, and what
we shouldn't, nnd we wntch every
thing from the picture making
standpoint Wo lok at ourselves,
too, and that Is where I have had
many and many a disappointment,
teeing nivself do things that 1 wish
. I had not done.
I know what a lot of work hav
'ing my own company would be, nnd
I must confess I'm lazy. Peoplo
aren't doing It. and those who do
don't succeed In It. One must have
a director, for thero nre so many
details to be seen to that the actor
cannot have In mind. The director
must get the most out of the actor's
Tor instance, in tho first part of
"Are Tou a Mason?" the photography
Is so poor that prnctlcally all of Jack
Earrymore's work and he is clever
Is lost In darkness. He might Just as
well have been anybody, doing any
thing, as far as the expicsslon gets to
the audience. The director should
have taken care of that so that his
work would count. And ono must have
a director to watch your work and
tell you to emphasize n bit or temper
something n trifle. No actor can tell
really how a bit of action looks. Some
one outside must do that.
Tennessee May Have Censors
The creation of a Tennessee board of
censors for moving pictures Is the pur
pose of a bill Introduced In the lower
house of the Tennessee Legislature on
Tuesday, March 30, by Itepiesentatlve
Nichols. The proposed board, which was
recommended in a message by Governor
Hie, Is patterned somewhat after tho
National Moard of Censors.
The bill provides that each reel of film
shown In the State must first be Inspected
by the board, which Is to be composed
of two men and ono woman. The board
members are to receive $1500 each an
nually, and the censors will tax each
film inspect $1, If It be the ordinary 1000
foot lengtlC and $2 If the subject Is a
Before any film can be exhibited It
must be preceded on the screen by a
leader reading "Approved by the Ten
nessee Board of Censors," followed bv the
number of the film. Tho bill, If passed,
will take effect within DO days following
Answers to Correspondents
On April 13 the photoplay editor asked for
II, Im?."on c"wrnlnK a character In "The
ii,, (idnu ,,ir. i.onn u tirya
Rrviftn nt this
v..,, iwb lomc icrnara wun mo ucsirea data,
for nnlch thanks Is extended herewith. Mr.
BrsEon writes- "Tim boss Is DourIib Ger.
fads Mc.Murroush Kavannagh (some name),
known theatrically as Douglass Gerards. Tho
rjame or the part Is Francis Eerard Lewis,
II. O. C'Urk Xn, Staito experience bo far as
"a hae been ablo to learn.
M T -Address Essanay Company. 133.1
Artrjle street, Chicago, for photo of Chaplin,
l.nriose SA cents
W K, O LuLln's. Ksbana. Sellc, Kalem,
In fact ani manufacturer, sao the fox Kllm
;nd the amous 1'lajers, are In tho market
iJ' V You nl" ha4e '" ' who made
ine tllm ou mention. There are so many
hundreds of titles to the various film releases.
tht It Is utterly Impossible to tell you what
braVdant tD know unlcea J" mention tha
ihi.Ia5Srr.'.,'c?'ne1 c?." heet "n ,'"i'fi" "in "f
vS,Se.c"1 Service" does not tell who played
ilr;.ita.n'5,ord Porothy In nitr LT's "Her
vJSVa ..tta." DorlB Pawn. Wllkerson in "The
Ji!ri K . "rlrs Is Harry Carter Sister
ofklei ,ler U,e'' s,or" "os I-aura
l.2ff.2?h.lna P-lol ana np(ieared on the
vilRtttltge ,ln...,he Pay you mention.
2?r2P"i Jh0!Vas ln "Runaway June" la Mar
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"Th.',,J?y?, ?a.r'yJ.". Blackw ell's latest Is
II rrh IlnnH ' 'a. i. , ! :,- ;;
a... "" " w ,, alien ivcillfittll uursi I
KlirV .oPPosltB Mary, Fuller because Miss
Mr u-Jj "."""kins In the Eastern studio and
le..i" an, Vaa Warren Kerrigan. Thi
.'""J"0'" "A Modern Noble" were
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Chatterton and Violet McMlllen
O. K. COMEDY CO.
MINERVA FILM CO.
CLARION FILM CO.
Films From Abroad
INTER-OCEANIC FILM CO. Exclusive Features .
Offices 251 N. 13th Street 20 E. Herman Street
REPRESENTATIVES IN THE
cff&rwr &: ape ficxss
"The Clemenceau C.ise"
One of tho most remarkable photoplays
yet filmed Is tho famous "Clcmenreau
Case," mado by the Fox Kllm Corpora
tion, with Thcda Uara as the star. Tho
story of tho plays is wonderfully In
tercstlng: iiiVi'IS'!." 1'lemeni.eaii 1 brouaht up llkn a
Htlo weed In a shabby boarding lioie in
the Kluma or Paris. His mother Ii n slriiK
Sling seamstress. Ills fnther comes homo
ono night In n drunken r.tge. Ho nlme
ino woman with whom ho has lormert nn
ti,7'nr- a!l:,ln"'. Then he lllnga out ut
tlie house, forever.
lean pass I'lerrn hai attained tho 1 r
nlty of Ilia tint trousers. Ho Ii a pupil nt
cheap hoaidliig si hool. Hli greaiert
chum nt iwhool is n lad tailed Andre
nJro Invites I'lcrio ti his home. Andie s
Mutiit-r Knonn uio-srcrct or rierro h pareT
Rg'. Silo lurblils Anilro tn nRK.tt.lnln mi, I
nlm. lloyllke, Andic tells the other pupils
of the school tho storj . 1'lene Hilda him
nnlf shunned. lie becks nut Andiu and
Klvea Mm a thrashing. Finm tho Utile
group or schoolbojs whn hntu wt,tched thn
rattle with huso delight, ono boy standi
out as the ciowd illssob.es Ho Is Itltz
"1 know nothing about what tho other
chap3 are sajlng." ho says, "but I like sou.
Ill l,u nilr i hum."
Illlz InMtea I'lerro tn vlMt nt Ttltz's homo
hi i-aris. itltz lamer, tne elder Con
stantln. Is n celebrntcnl sculptor, in Con
Mantlii'd stu-'lo, I'lerro Idly takes up a
J u nip of modeling ula. With natural skill
his hands begin lormlns It. Constnntln en
ters and watches the boy. Ho is struck by
tho groat natural genius rierro betray.
The sculptor visits 1'lcrre's mother. Ho lellj
her he will make I'lerie a great sculptor.
Ten jcars elapse. Tho elder Constnntln
gives a riotous studio party. Among the
guests nre the Countess Dobronowska.
With her sho brings her stunnlni; daughter,
lza, a. joung girl nr striking hetuty. Damn
erglus, whoso escapades hnvc made httn
known throughout Paris ns a Lothario, is
The lnioverlshed Countess sees Serglus'
e.ves fasten on lza She knows of his repu
tation, hut she moves heaven nnd earth In
force Izn Into an "aftalr" with the noble
man, lza, wenrled by the revelry, seeks
an nlcove where there Is a draped couch
with Drlentnl hangings and tllngs her splen
did soung body nut nn the lounge In nit at
titude of enticing abandon. Tlerre starts,
unseen bv her. lo sketch her. .lust then
the laughing, riotous crowd tomes romping
Intn the nook
"Hush"' erics Pierre, In terror for his
sketch. Hut It Is too late. lza wakes, sees
"Am 1 as beautiful as that?" she asks,
fllng her ces on Plrrre.
"My poor sketch does nt begin tn ex
press vour charm," cries Pierre fervently.
Rltz dreads what the outcome will be,
for he has read Iza's true nature aright.
Serglus seeks out Iza'a mother and nulektv
sees that the woman is willing to bargain
off her duughter.
"Hrlng th," girl tn me at Monte Carlo,"
savs Serglus. Tho bargain Is struck
lza, with whom Pierre becomes madly In
fatuated, consents to pose for him as "In
nocence." .Serglus wins lza. abetted bv the beauti
ful rfrl's mother, by falsely swearing that
h means to mari her. But bitter dis
illusionment comes. lza leaves tho Daron.
bhe comes to rierre s studio
"Pierre, I have tome tn give my answer,"
she cries. "I wilt marry jou "
Pierre's lnveds blind. Thev are married.
Serglus renllzes that his love for lza la
the flrt decent passion that has come into
his life He follows her to Paris. Jza
meets his advances.
nitz. lo.val lo Pierre, pels hlmseir tn vvalch
lza. He tracks her to her lendezvous with
Serglus. lza becomes aware of this. She
knows that Rltz susnects her. To thwart
his Intentions she writes a note to her hus
band. "Watch sour wife She Is false tn von
Log her footsteps and you will discover
everything. -A Wellwlshcr."
Isa dresses In mourning nnd leaves home
one arternoon PJerre- follows. lza makes
her way to the cemetery where Pierre's
mother, who has died shortly before, is
burled. She sinks doivn beside It. Pierre
U almost beside hlmseir to think that he
lias misjudged his wife. He confesses to
her his "unfounded suspicions." Ttllz.
however, lacks positive confirmation of the
truth At length he obtains It and tells
Pierre what he knows With terrible rage
at his heart Pierre seeks out Serglus.
duel Is arranged. Serglus is run through.
He dies almost immediately
lza, still the Vampire woman, receives
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WORLD FILM CORPORATION
The Lily of Poverty Flat
FHOJI THE STORY IIY nRKT HARTU, IN 5 ACTS
WORLD FILM CORPORATION, 1314 Vine Street
Made in America
Wholesome Laugh Makers.
The "Feel Happier" Kind.
Educational, Instructive, Spell-binding.
Satisfies a Long Felt Want.
Pictures of the Shop, the Factory, the Mill.
The Tie Between Producer and Consumer.
FOREIGN FILM CORPORATION
LEADING CITIES ON THE AMERICAN
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tho pews unniovel, for fcerglus has willed
lvr his immense fortune. Sho and her
molhct lenve for America. Pierre, a broken
man, works nn, but critics say that his
vvurk has lost Its rower Itltz. now mar
rl"d, convinced that a complete change is
what Pierre needs to restoro his gnnlus,
savs, "i.et us all go to America."
Pierre lives with his friend and his wire.
Rit7. In H Broadway cafo one night, meets
"the most beautiful woman In Now ork
Itlcz falls under tho siren's spell . Ho
ue-slects Ills wife. Pierre, the friend,
tracks Hit? nnd surprises lilm with ua
Husband and wife face each other across
tho seats, lza Is still fascinated by Pierre
an I he determines to usa her to savo his
"Milt lza at midnight, and sou will find
her In thn arms or another nn," he tells
Pierre then goes to lza.'e apartments.
"'I" Mings her arms about his neck and
presses a warm, lingering kits on his lips
At this instant Illtz appears. He stands
dirnfoundeil for a moment. A terrible
fhrlek bursts from Iza's lips, rierre, with
her lips still pressed to his. has s-vlftly and
sllentiy stabbed her to tho Uearr. W lib
lerrlblo aim. .Pierre ricks un the tele
phone Ho calls police headquarter.
"I have just killed my wife." he sas;s
calmlv. "Fend vour men for me. I shall
"I have saved S'ou for your wife. Pierre
adds to nitz. "As for me. my heart died
Rapid Transit Proposal
Norma Talmudgo nnd llttlo Bobby Con
nelly, Vltngraph players, togethor with a
gentleman friend of Miss Tnlmadge's were
riding In a street car. Miss Talmadge
nnd her escort. Interested In a subject of
mutual concern, were paying little atten
tion to tho six-year-old Vltagraph star.
Hobby thought he was being neglected.
He nmlgrd Miss Talmadgo to attract her
attention. Standing on the car seat, ho
"Is that gentleman your sweetheart.
"No." answered Miss Talmadge, "I have
"Are ou married?" asked Bobby.
"No," said Miss Talmadge.
"Then jou are a widow, ain't you? Gee'
that's fine If I hurry nnd grow up, will
you wait for me?"
"Why, I thought you said you didn't like
"Ob. well! Ton ain't like the rest of
them." nnd snuggling up contentedly, Mr. i
Robert Connelly, six years old last April I
I, let his future wife-to-be talk to her I
gentleman friend without further Inter- '
Germaniown, Philadelphia, Pa.
CONTINENT AND EUROPE
VLLKWsFwS-' fM '. ' HLLLHSiM
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Cricketer on the Screen
If Christy Matlicwson itppcareil In Eng
lish films you would have a parallel to
what Is happening In the forthcoming
Krohmnn-Vv'orld Kllm offering. "The
Builder of Bridges," for C. Aubrey Smith
used tn plnv cricket for Sussex, the one
time i-hninpluu county of Knglaml. Then,
nt the height of ills athletic prowess lie
stepped on to the stnge of tho St. James'
Theatre. London, nnd was successful.
Krom tho. stngn tn tho set con was in
evitable with Mr. Smith. Ho played leads
with Margaret Jllington in "The LJe" ; was
with Maudp Adams in "Tho Legend of
Leonota," nnd with Mario Doro In "Tho
Morals of Matcus," and with Grace
To make "Tho Builder of Bildges" It
wns necessary for Director Georgo Irv
ing to suspend Smith In a cage between
tho unfinished arches of a great bridge.
Kor this purpose Mr. Irving choso "Tuck
hannock Bildge," which Is tho largest
concrete bridge in the world. It has
ten beautiful arches; Is over MOO feet
long and Is nearly 3n0 feet high. In tho
engineering world this bridge passes for
something special, if not unique.
As tlm cage, containing Mr. Smith, Iho
director, the camera man nnd technical
director, swung "00 feet above the ground
It bumped a buttress of the bridgo somo
nhnt nvvkw.irtlls anil for a time ll looked
land felt) ns If a disaster were certain.
and the entire party would be, hurled to
the ground 300 feet below.
But the rage
P R O M I N E NT PE,R S O N A G E S
LITTLE MARY ANDERSON
VAN DYKE BROOKE
ARTHUR COZINE EVART OVERTON
FRANK CURRIER KATE PRICE
NICHOLAS DUNAEW EDWINA ROBBINS
WILLIAM DUNN ALBERT ROCCARDI
EDWARD ELKAS TEMPLER SAXE
FLORA FINCH PAUL SCARDON
HELEN GARDNER WILLIAM SHEA
BETTY GRAY '. ANITA STEWART
JULIA SWAYNE GORDON EDITH STOREY
JOE HALPIN CONSTANCE TALMADGE
MAE HALPIN NORMA TALMADGE
GLADDEN JAMES ROSE TAPLEY
ZENA KEEFE WALLY VAN'
DOROTHY KELLY LILLIAN WALKER
JOHN T. KELLY CHARLES WELLESLEY
ANNA LAUGHLIN EARLE WILLIAMS
swung Into Its proper position and nil
G. v. Anson Is nnullier English actor
who appears in thn film, of which Mario
IMIth Wells Is the leading lady.
Emanuel Still With
Exhibitors' League Office !
Kiom soino unknown source a rum .r
bus been circulated that .Tuv Kmnntiel lias
severed his connections with the Exhibi
tors' League Booking Office and that
Jack Delinnr had succeeded lilm.
I'pon Investigation It Is found that there
Is no foundation to the iiiuch-illt-u'tissed
rumor, .lay Emanuel Is nl Ills desk In
tho Exhibitors' League Booking Office nnd
Jack Delmar Is the managing director
nt the office.
Tim vvuy of tho movie hero is hard.
Turnips, letturo and picture play plots
Everything comes to him who waits
but a refined comedy.
Solomon, in all his dory, waa never
arrayed llko a lilm Indian.
None but tho bravo ilescrvo a seat
in tho centre of tho alsln.
Never put off until tomorrow tho
photoplay you ran see today.
And tin. mnvio mnrtenen nlnt f.ntlFl nn
' both the Just and tho unjust.
FRANK LE STRANGE
, MARY MAURICE
Pictures of the Navy
George W, Terwllllgcr, tho I,ubln writer
and director, has Just completed a three
rcol spectacular naval drama called "The
Insurrection," which promises to nttartc
wldo attention and Interest, not only be
cause of the story itself but nlso for tho
remarknblo pictures of olmost every
branch of tho United States Navy in ac
tion, Tito story has to do with tho attempts
of a band of South American revolution
ists to embroil the T.'nited States In a
war, nnd tho Infatuation of a naval lieu
tenant for the pretty daughter of the
chief revolutionist. Throughout the three
reels the nnval action Is decidedly
thrilling nnd interesting nnd the Lubln
Dlrrcllnnof j:lgnr .Tonr
EDWIN B. TILTON
r.noAis .ionhs ro.MiWNY
"GEORGE J. GOWEN
Edgar Jones Company
Dlrrrllnn KIIOAR .IONE3
GEORGE S. TRIMBLE"
JOSEPH W. SMILEY
WILLIAM W. COHiLTT" "
.1tltrnllc!n.. w, Smlli-y Co Thr White
Mnk lialnl nt Ten Millions
JAMES J. CASSADY
IP'S. W. SMILEY P0MTANY
CHARLES F. LEONARD
VOICES OI" THE VAST
.In. Smllr CompnnT
MR. BARRY O'NEIL
GEORGE SOULE SPENCER
Feature Productions Leads
Mr. Harry OJNpII'm Company
Ingenue Dlrertlon Harry O'Nell
"SroilTlNT. DICIIESS" nllh Koso Coh-
Ian nnd "DISTRICT ATTORNEY"
With Mr. O'.Vrll'w Venture Production
Director Western Company,
l.o Amrple, Cnl.
L. C. SHUMWAY
Ienil I.uliln'o Western Company
Los Angeles. Cnl.
Managlntr Director, SmttJifrn Stuillo,
vinmi: .iohnso.vs company
J. H. De WOLFF
.11 ST ATMOSPHERE with
REST TIHM IN riL.MDOM
GEORGE W. TERWILLIGER
Ienils TfTvtllllEcr Company
KEMPTON E. GREENE
"Tent' Terwilliger Co.
Leo. W. Tern llllger Co.
JOHN E. INCE
"ROAD O7 STRIFE''
WILLIAM BLACK and A. LLOYD LEWIS
CRANE WILBUR MARY CHARLESON
"Road o' Strife" "Road o' Strife"
JAMES LT DALY
WILLIAM H. TURNER
Actor Author Director
A GREAT SERIAL
. S B Fr" Wl , M
By Em met t
ROAD O' STRIFE
A MYSTERY DRAMA IN 15 PARTS
ONE PART RELEASED EACH MONDAY
AN ALL - STAR CAST
George Soule Spencer
William H. Turner
AND MANY OTHERS
Every One a Picture Favorite
PRODUCED BY JOHN E. INCE
AN ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHIC INNOVATION
photographers secured some of the best
naval nction pictures ever taken.
tn order to obtain these pictures the
Lubln camera men went to Newpbrt, R.
1.; League Island Navy Tard, Newport
News, Florida and a number of other ,
places, and obtained splendid motion
nletures of submarines, tornedoboat de
stroyers, battleships In fact, erfcry tyre
of boat In the navy. The scenes show
ing a tornedoboat destroyer driving a
ward, making 35 knots an hour oh an-
ometal seven-hour tost run, are remnrK
able Ineed, but no more so than the
loading and firing of torpedoes from suU
marines and destroyers, In which onb
gets a most Intlmato Idea of 'the method
used abroad at present In breaking lip
commerce. Navy men have pronounced
the battle reenes, especially those taken ,
at night with special lighting effects,
magnincent In their realism.
Edcnr .Tonr Co.
Edmr .lonfs Company.
HARRY E. LOOMES
rlure In Itldinic npln ft All Ch
nctfr Known In Writem Atmosphere.
MARIE W. STERLING
WILLIAM H. RAUSCHER
JACK ritlNCE In Tatty Dolltar Berlee
Jos. . Smiley Company.
JOS. XV. SMILEY CO.
GEO. S. BLISS
Old Trapper In
THE TflAPPKH'S REVENOE
ROBERT E. GRAHAM, JR.
With Sir. Barry O'NeU'e Co.
ARTHUR WM. MATTHEWS
Deacon Sherxnld In The Evangelist
DUIt HICKS In Tho College Widow
In MIL HAHIIY O'NEIL'S
THE GREAT RUBY
Leads Lubln' Western Company
Los Anneles, CaL
Leads I.ubln's Western Company
Los Angeles. Cal.
JarlKonvlllr. Florida, Studio
Arthur Johnson Co.
PATSY DE FOREST
P. THAD.. VOLKMAN
tieo. W. Tern llllger Co.
Iads Terwllllier Company
WILLIAM S. COOPER"
eo.W. Terwilliger Co.
Child Leads: Evangelist, nagged Earl,
Pride of llattery n
DOROTHY DE WOLFF
Queen of Juveniles
THE EAGLE'S NEST
"A WESTERN WINNER"
Howard M. Mitchell I
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