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WHAT IS COMING IN DRAMA, MUSIC AND PHQ!TOPLAY-A GLIMPSE OF GRIFFITH'S NEWgj
Just a Fcv of
Tlie Story of Philadelphia
Favqrite ana Hio
milWhv Ingersoll. who certainly dwerves
m title of "Phlladelphla'a favorite play
Mi" because of his Jong term ot service
in mis cuy, nn
now returned to
the title role ot
the Adelphl The
ater. ' Mr. Ingersoll Is
a native of La
fayette, Ind., and
nttended. the pub
llo schools In thai
going to Purduo
he took a special
crurse In chem
Utry to lit hlm
vetf for mining
W 1 1 ev . of tmre
food fame, wao ono Of Mr, Ingersoll'a In
structors at Purdue. After leaving Purduo
'University Mr Ingorsoll attended a school
.of mines at Golden, Cot, and while visiting-
friend In Dertver was Induced to tako
tfar. In un' amateur theatrical presenta
tion ot "TheTMrateaof Penzahce".; he made
auch a distinct hit that he was urged to glvo
lup mining and adopt a stage career.
Mr. Ingcrsoll went to Boston In III! to
the Boston Museum and was g ven super
I parts. He stayed there' from June, U82.
Until February. 1J81. He then went to the
Boston Theater and appeared In the first
production of "The 8ller King." In tho
east, were William nedmond, Mrs. Thomaa
Barry and Frazer Coulter. Then followed
J a. special engagement at the BIJou Theater.
)uluii, hiui .i-ranii unmcia anu .jenny
Kamons In "A Rag Baby." The followlnr;
I season Mr- Ingersoll nppearec w:'i the Boa-
I ton Theater Company playing 'The- Silver
King." with Fraier Coulter In the role of
the klr.g. Thh following season he was
with W(Illam Redmond and Mm, Thomas
I Barry In repertoire. In June, 1886, until
1181. Mr, Ingersoll left the. stage.
In the fall of 1SSS he supported Margaret
Mather in legitimate repertoire; In 1889 he
appeared w th the Boston. Theater Com-
Pny In "Exiles": In the spring of 1890 ho
(Supported Mary Show In "A Drop of
Polnon," and In the fall of 1890-1891 he up
I Beared In '"Shenandoah" for four weeks and
then was with Marie Walnwright for three
'seasons, appearing In repertoire.
The following season he appeared In "The
'School for Scandal." In 189 J .Mr. Ingersoll
(was with Rosenquest as Arthur In "Corn
. cracker." In 1894 he Joined Nat Goodwin
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the following year, when Mr. Ingersoll
wont to Salt Lake City and opened a stock
ompany of his own at the Ornnlf Theater.
However, In July, 1898, he rejoined Mr.
Goodwin and played with him throughout
I the United States. The latter Dart of 1830
Jahd 1900 ho was with William II. Crane.
During tho summer of 1899 he ntaved with
ll Wolf Hopper In London In "lit Cap
i (tan," and then followed a long stock season
'In Pittsburgh. He left Pittsburgh in April.
iso, ana in tne rail Joined Proctor's Stock
Company at the 125th Street Theater, New
xor. in mis same year no appeared In
Joseph Brooka's play, "Home Folks." In
Philadelphia; he was also In the cast of
this play when' If -was given at the Nra
,Tork theater later. In 1905 Mr. Ingersoll
was again leading man at Proctor's 122th
(Street Theater. New York, and he also np
, peared with Marie" Cahlll In "Moonshine"
for a season of ten weeks, playing In De
Itrolt, and during the engagement of this
.play at the Liberty Theater. He also aup
1 ported Charles Richmond In "Gallops."
, Mr. Ingersoll came to Philadelphia In
1907 and appeared with the Orpheum Stock
VCompany at the Chestnut Street Theater
-and, remained there until 1911. Then fol
lowed4 a stock season In Salt Lake City,
i In 1911 and 1912 Mr. Ingersoll appeared
th the Keith Stock Company In Phila
delphia. In 1911 he appeared with Ethel
i Barrymore, then he managed a brief stock
season at the Walnut, and In 1015 was se-
leoted for the t.tle role of "Experience."
ONE CORNER OF D. W. GRIFFITH'S LATEST MASTERPIECE, "INTCfLERANCE,"
When, the Forrest Theater opens for the
.Mason, Monday, with the premiere of
' "Little, Miss Springtime," by the com-
poser of "Sari."
mere win oe an
terming debut in
I the first Ameri
ot Sari Petrasa, a
pean singer and
Petrasa, (who has
only Jfit,' arrived
In thur country),
besides' her tri
umphs on the Eu
has had notable
oecess In Lon
don, where she
rested the leading-
and "The Marrlaire Market." She created
tthe title part, of "Sari" In Vienna, and that
WVtviMi wb vtutij- iiauucu etihcr tier, jm
her photograph will show, Mlsa Petrasa :s
a exceptionally beautiful youpg woman.
Mve Is, said to. have fine voice and high
tattat as a comedienne. Last season there
ws'a sensational story from abroad that
tW charming Hungarian actress had been
afcot at Budapest for betraying Hungarian
asertU' to the Brlt'sh. Fortunately, how-
I aver, this rumor was unfounded.
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D.W. Griffith J
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His Gigantic "Intolerance" I
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New York has just seen in Griffith's successor to "The Birth of o Nation," a mammoth film production which contrasts four periods of history. litre wc have the great couiof Bclshazzar's
palace. Immense in itself and holding a multitude of these ant-likc figures, it is only a part of the gigantic reconstruction of Babylon which stretches through one of "Intolerance's" four
vivid stories. Griffith directed this scene from a captive balloon.
The Theatrical Baedeker
A New Operetta by tnc Composer or " Sari at the
Forrest '"Sport of Law" at the Garrick.
The International Offerings
FORREST "Little Miss Springtime." with Sari petraAs, George MacFaHane,
Georgle O'Ramcy, John K. Hnzzard, Charles Meaklns, Josto Intropddl, Jed
1'routy, Ada Weeks, Freddy Nice and Henry Lewellyn. An operetta by Emme
Hch ICalman. who composed tho delectable "Sari." The English version Is by
-Guy Bolton and P. Q, Wodehouso. Julian Mitchell and Herbert' Gresham have
staged the production, and tho scenery Is by Joseph Urban. Premiere.
QARRICK "Sport of Law," with Mary Boland, Frederick Truesdell, Madelalne
Moore, Ogden Crane, Carolina Campe, William Ronnelll, Adrlenno Bonnell, Roy
IJrlant and others. A drama by Stuart Fox, based upon the motive of revenge
which takes possession of a young woman's mind to the exclusion of all other
feelings.. She wreaks her venccanco and repents. Tho business world is the
setting. Tho first metropolitan production,
WALXUT "Look Who's Here." with
lilckel and Watson and n good-sized com
pany. The former comedians of the "Fol
lies." In a musical comedy concerning two
tramps who, after robbing a couple of
city chaps of their clothing, lake to many
amusing adventures. One week only.
kx iqannnoaKK it "That other
woman." wun, tcu jsracKeu, uana
Archer Crawford and others. A drama
by Lem Parker, showing a husband
"without a balance wheel," who comes
to wreck through "that other woman."
Mr. Urackett needs no Introduction to
the Knickerbocker's patrons.
LYRIC "Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," with Al
Jolson, Lawrence D'Orray and Kitty
Doner, A new Winter Garden show, with
book by Harold Atterldge and Edgar
Smith, music by Slgmund Romberg and
James Honley, production by J. C. Huff
man. Mr. JolBOn plays Friday 'nuf said.
ADKLPlll "Experience," with Ernest
Glendinnlng, William Ingersoll and a
large cast. A "modern morality play,"
with more reality and humannesa about
It than graced "Everywoman." Glendin
nlng acts superbly.
NEW FEATVRB FILMS
BTAXLKY First half of week: 'The Par
son of Pannamlnt," with Dustln Farnum,
a Pallas-Paramount production based on
Teter H- Kyne'a popular story: a Iiurton
Holmes travelette to "Kugltah Towns and
Country Places," a comedy and news pic
tures. Last hair of week: 'The Victory
ot Conscience." with Lou Tellegen, a
Lasky.Paramount production by Mar.
garet Tumbull, and othcis.
ARCADIA First half of week! "Oretchen
the Greenhorn," with Dorothy Glsh. her
seventh Ortnlth-TrUiigla production; a
new episode In the Will liurke serial,
"Gloria's Romance." and news pictures.
LaJit half of week: 'The Little Liar,"
with Mas Marsh and Hobble .Harron, a
GrMHth-Trlangle film, and others.
KSOKfff First half of week) 'The Dark
Silence," with Clara Kimball' Young, a
World Hire, and others. I Jit halt of
weekt The Light of Happiness,4' with
Viola Dana, a Metro production by John
PALACBrint half of week: "Rolling
meB-M." .with Owen Moors and Marguer
ite Courtet a Famous Players-Paramount
twroduetlOB, and travel pictures and, other.
Last Waif, of week: "The Honorable
Frlead." wHh (Sea-we Hayakawa, a Lasky
ParaewM Mm, and ethers.
VICrORLi First half of week! "Home,"
with Charles Ray and Mr-It Barrlscale.
W) Inee-TrUiufU jarpduetl by C. Gar
dinar BsWvrh. aa4 "Never A gal," with
-rVWIe Oolllr, . Kyton fMwody. Last
'halt of ytki 'The Light ot Vaaplnsss.''
wMh VWa Daaa, a Metro jr4uctk)n,
aad " hv Oahaiat" with Ford HtorMag.
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Thatcher In "A Southern Breexe"; An
thony and Mack In 'The Italian and the
Boss"; and Goldle and Keating. Last
half of week "Hell-to-Pay Austin," with
Wilfred Lucas and Dessle Love, a Tri
angle film; The Six Howards, musicians;
me American womeay lour; unas.
Drew & Co. In a sketch I Overholt and the
Young slot-ra In a dancing specialty and
others. The picture feature will be Bessie
Love and Wilfred Lucas In "Hell-to-Pay
Austin," a highly Interesting film play, de
pleting scenes and Incidents In the Far
West. The Penn Orchestra this season
will be under the able direction of Leo R.
Gcrsen, whose knowledge or vaudeville la
ALIlAHIUtA FJrst halt ot week: "Little
Lady Eileen," with Marguerite Clarke, a
Famous Players production, and a vaude
ville bill. Last half of week: "Public
Opinion," with Blanche Sweet, a Lasky
production, and a vaudeville bill.
KEITWS Stella Mayhew and Btllle Tay
Ion 'The World Danoers," with Emllle
Lea and Tom Dingle; "Prosperity," a new
comedy playlet, with Ezra Mathews;
Anna Chandler, singer of character songs;
Vollnsky, violinist: Toney and Norman, In
"Look. Listen and Laugh"; Lillian's com.
edy dogs; Lew Wilson, whistler, yodler
and accordionist; "Daftydlls of Vaude
ville"; Ernette jAsorlB and company.
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whirlwind dancers, and tho Sellg Tribune
OLOUE Bert Lexlle and company, In "Ho
gan In London"; Daisy Harcourt, the
English singing comedienne; the Minstrel
Five.. "The Hebrew Sailors." the Faynes,
In 'The Party"; Canfleld and Barnes, In
a comedy; Dare Rafeal and company. In
"A Day on the Farm"; Mae Walsh, sing
ing comedienne, and Walter Ward and
GIIASD The Two Dooleys, Ray and Gor
don; John and Mao Burke, In 'The Rag
time Soldier"; the two Van Brothers, In
"Can Jimmy Come In?"; the Four Fal
lcttes, nh perform with crayons, oils and
canvas: Alvln and Williams, In snappy
songs: the Three Stelncrs, bar performers,
and Pathe News and Mutual Comidles.
CROSS KEYS First half of week: Tho
Golden Troupe. Russian dancers and
singers; Elliott Spears, an animal novelty;
Harry J. Kelly, an Irish humorist: the
Four Rubes, originally "The Mudvllle
Minstrels"; Burke and Harris, singing
comedians, and Harry English and com
pany. In 'The Evil Hour." Last half of
week: 'The Poolroom." a one-act drama;
the Carrell-GUlette Trio, comedy aero-
batlcs; Joe Fields, comedian; Snowy May
belle; Edmunds and Ludham. In "Going to
tbo Wedding," and "Tho Novelty Min
strels." September IS
RROAD'Tht, Two Janes."
KEITU'S Florence Tempest and Marlon
Sunshine, In "A Broadway Bouquet";
Harry Beresford and company, in
'Twenty Odd Years"; Felix Adter, In
comedy creations; .Maurice Brlerre and
Grace King, In songs and danrjs; Mabelle
Osgood and Emma Raus, In a musical
Q ARMC K "The House of Glass," with
FORREST "Sybil," with Julia Sanderson,
Donald Brian and Joseph Cawthorn.
Tke Musical Gl
A Peep Through Them at Some of tke Musical Events
In Store for the Coming Season More
The New York "Winter Garden recently
celebrated Its fifth birthday, and the at
traction selected for this honor was Al Jol
son, In "Robinson Crusoe, Jr.," now at the
The Winter Garden was opened on March
10, 1911. with a triple bill. Including "Bow
Sing," "Ballet of Plerotts and Harlequins"
and "La Belle Paree," Other attractions
Were made In the following order:
. ,. . .Oertrude Hoffman and the
HenltmW 27, llll. ."Revue, of Hevue'4
siarciL o. iv
Jur ?:. 1S13
. ,,lThe Patilna
March, t. lull tHyMrl J' Boclety"
November1 SO. It3. .''Hroadwar to Fsrla"
The great feature of the coming muslc.nl
season will be tho performance by the Phil
adelphia Orchestra of the- St. Matthew Pas
slon Music of Bach. This work, consid
ered by musicians to be tho greatest choral
composition ever written, will be given
very appropriately In tho week preceding
Holy Week, on Thursday evening, March
29; Friday afternoon, March 30, nnd Satur
day everting, March 31, the Friday afternoon
and Saturday evening concerts being a. part
of the regular symphonic season. The Phil
adelphia Orchesfra chorus, which did such
excellent work In tho Mahler Symphony
last season. Is now a permanent adjunct
of the Orchestra, and to the chorus, of
course, will fall the burden of the work of
producing the Passion Music.
The list, of artists who have been en
gaged with the Orchestra next season con.
tains many great names. Among the pian
ists are Gabrllowltsch, Hofmann, Samaroft,
Schelllng, Bauer and Rose and Ottilia Sutro.
who will give the first American perform
ance of the Bruch Double Concerto. .iSchu.
mann-Helnk. Alma Gluck, Hqratlo Connell,
Relnald Werrenrath and Elena Gerhardt
make up the list pf vocalists, while the vio
linists Include Elman, Ztraballst, Glttelson,
Splerlng and Rich, with Klndler is the
only cellist In the list
In view of tho dearth of daylight mu
sical events last year, It la safe to say that
a very Important Innovation In the musi
cal life of Philadelphia tho coming Benson
will be a series of Monday morning musl
cales at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, simi
lar In character to those gtVen at the Waldorf-Astoria
In New York, at which the
nost distinguished artists In the musical
world will be presented. While these hotel
muslcalea are In the nature of a novelty
for Philadelphia, they have long been an
Important feature ot the musical life of
many of the pther large cities In this coun.
try, and the character of the artists as
well aa the distinguished patronage for
rmucr .u ivi.
rury H. lull
.,., - .JJ.r "i"-vm K.fti,rvaa
s. ivio , ins niiuw
Coming- to the' Fcrrttt Monday jji
"LttU VJisa 8pr iiigtiM.V
November S. 1918. ..'"Tne Pleasure Seekers",
January 10, lU...''Tbe Whirl of tna Wortf"
JuoriO, 114 .'Tlw I'aaalos' (Show ' ot
. j- 1'U "
October IP. lM...,''Uanclir Around"
S.bru.ry 111. IBIS "Uald In Amartca."
y St, 115 44Th Sasstna Show pf
October 14. 115..,.'A World of JM.aaura"
Al Jolson made his debut at the Winter
Garden .In the first show, but' bis part was
Inconsequential. At a matter of fact, no
one 'really noticed him; but the manage
ment, quick to Improve tbe talent of all
newcomers, waited until it produced "Vera
VJoIetta," and Jq this Mr, Jolson was, given
aulte a prominent, .part.
In tha tame play Gaby Dsiys made ber
American- debut, and after playing for IB
pr II wks, she sailed .back to Paris, Jeav.
tng JelMn, In reality, as the ohlf attraction
f "Vera- Vtoletta." Ife qutokly followed
Op tbe headway ha had made 'In "Vera
VloWtta" by gaining new friends In "Wblrl
at ootaty." He wu 'seat on tour with
thU production aa4 d4d not return to'taa
Wlatfr Qardea .for a seasoa aad a half,
Qoatlpg baok' Jtuit thraa yaara ago, alsatact
to'taaeataat day with Oaky DWly !"
these concerts make their success virtually
Tho series consists of six Monday morn
ing concerts, on November 13 and 27, De
cember it, January s and 22 and February
B. Two; and In some cases three, artists
will appear at each concert, nnd the list
includes such famous names as. Julia Quip,
soprano; Paul Relmcrs, tenor; Thaddeus
Rich, violinist; Anna Case, soprano; Eddy
Brown, violinist ; Antoinette Szumowska,
pianist; Maria Barrtentos. soprano; George
Copeland, pianist; David Hochsteln, vio
linist: Elga Samaroft, pianist; Oscar Sea
gle, baritono; Pasquale Amato, baritone;
Povla Frlsch, soprano; Frieda Hempel, so
prano; Pablo Casals, cellist, and Ernest
A happy departure from the usual form
of recital was made last season when the
Illustrated Musical Talks were Inaugurated
at the Little Theater, These lecture recitals
were Intended prlmar'ly for young people,
but they proved so Interesting that many
children of a larger growth wero seen at
them. For the coming season the committee
In charge has arranged a very Interesting
series of lectures, and In 'order to accom
modate the ever-lncreas'ng audiences which
attend Liese mtiitlrnl tniira h ...t.. .nt ...
L held at Wltherspoon Ha)I.
me iirai ui mese musical , talks will take
place on January 4, when Henry Gideon
win iciiuro on mo -quartet or Ancient In
struments." Subsequent lectures will be
held on January 18, with Hedda van den
Beemt on "The Violin"; on February I,
when Madame Szumowska will give a lec-ture-recltal
on "Chopin"; on February 16,
with Oscar Sonneck. the ed(tor of the Mus'
leal Quarterly, as (he lecturer; on March
1, Miss Florence Leonard and a small or
chestra from the Philadelphia Orchestra
will be featured, wth "Chamber Music" as
the subject pf the talk; on March 15 a lecture-recital
on descriptive muslo will be
g ven by Camilla Zeckwer. while the Matl
nee Musical Club will Illustrate Mrs. Charles
C. Colllns's lecture on March 2, and David
Blspham will end the series on April 12.
Arthur Judson, manager of the Phila
delphia Orchestra, has completed arrange
ments for the presentation of Josef Hof
mann. Olga Samaroft. Alma Gluck, Efrem
Zlmballst and Mlscha Elman In recital at
tho Academy of Muslo during tho coming
season. This Is probably the first time
In the history of muslo 4n Philadelphia
that comprehensive plana have been made
t0T.. ? tlta. ot rcla' by uch famous
Srt . ,,0,mann W'H appear on Novem
ber 9. Samaroft on November H, Gluck on
December 1. Zlmballst on January jo and
Elman on February 5.
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stiuuaiuH iitofcimMug nnu even more amas4
Ing detail, tho strnngest scenario wi
"shot" and the rriost gigantic settings -ecf
erected, a milestone of the photoplay 'atJ
and a disappointment to hundreds of jJ;1
vent admirers mat waa what D, w. (Jr
flth gave New York this week as a
ccssoi to his great spectacle, "The Bli
of a Nation."
Unaucslonably, "Intolerance" la a aJ
liner piece of work than the "Birth." .T!
a mnsterplcco of the director's art fcj
A-1liiR.a Rrlmth'H nrevlnus wArlr KiH..f. fj
comnletely aa It does the best rffnn..
America, Italy or Franco: It Is n6t aiJ.
that Grimth can direct battles, mobs.iiJ!
gigantic revels. .He can fuse these IMet
snarp rcuiivy .wun u iiuuurcu amaii touesri
of Intimate dctalh Thousands upon thm-i
annus ui I'vuinq, mi unuiusy iremenawi
backgrounds, nre handled with an '.
equaled precision and a perfection of det4
nowhere outdone, wh le all that trenlui u.
the Individual quality of life whch mtfeil
Grimth a great master or cnaracter n't,!
old blograph days shines out through' la."
Apparently when Grimth outlined "1.
tolerance" some three or four years' ago.- ht a
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cunccivcu ik viiii (no csuio purpose. 01 ols.
playing his virtuosity In handling all nun.
ner of Incident and feeling. To give hlmideT
the bigger canvas he elected io tell nctVmwi
but four ntorles. and depict as many perlea
of history. The .stories are absolutely itju-j
rate. They are told In flashes; first a bit oft
one. then a bit of another, on till th
when the approaching climaxes grow 'meet S
rngntiuny imminent as tne iinsiies of ac.tlea'
become shorter and more rap'.d. OutsieV'
this method of presentation the onh-bsA.
nectlon Is to- be found. In Griffith's repeakrt'
declaration that each Is a tale of tragejfi
wurKCU uy iiio iiiiuicini;u vl man.
The first and In many ways the greattttj
story is tne ran or uaDyion. it gives art
flth amazing opportunities for spectaejltr
and titanic nctton. While other producer!
seized upon the European wnr as an oo.
portunlty for displaying the spectactilirll
wonuern oi me mm. itnuuri wisely ngureat
that they could accomplish nothing .that hei
had not done In "The Birth of a. XatlotT
anu cuose insieau ine anc:cni panoply,
barbaric war. Tho result Is a picture
unparalleled personal conflict set against)
a vista or walls, towers and courts, tui
as the screen has never displayed, even
"CablKa," , rf
The picture on this page gives some.l
of the gigantic buildings constructed' t
the Babylonian scenes. But to realist
the .Immensity of the dramatic effect, yo
must Imagine, other structures far great
the Walls of Babylon, for Instane
stretching In serried towers down a nvaei
ot vision; their tops crowned by a rotti
upon which chariots drive and from -wht
tho defenders of Babylon hurl down rod
bolts. Greek fire, arrows, all tho weapona
ancient war: their feet the Scene of tumi
tuous assault, by horse and by foot and
great towers that roll forward only to U
tossed back In ruins. You must ImailBvy
further, a hundred details of these stnMi
tures and these battles, flashing back tt5
forth, building up n more and more tre
mendous Impression of conflict, an Impne
slon that could never be drawn from't
Blngle Inspection of the whole fighting Use,
however great, ,And contrasted with tUib .
the richness -and the luxuriance' ot BbMhi ,
zar's court, -4
The next story In Dolnt of time, the n
of Christ, is handled In a mood absolu1
at variance .with this, -i Griffith give?
merely a lew Deauinuuy composed vie'
tho ancient' Jewish cities, with the I
of Christ appearing In one or two of I
best known incidents of His life,
whole Is restrained In action, yet
vivid by the freshness of the acting
the fine lines ot the settings and ot
grouping of figures.
The story of St. Bartholomew's Eve
Griffith mobs to handle with his old
aptitude. It also supplies him wUtTe
thing not yet successfully attempted ol
ine screen me reconstruction or tne ioWj
Ages. He has succeeded finely In tHa;
The modern story of "Intolerance"' lJ
dwelt upon at more length than any ot t!
other three, though tho tremendous cllmaw
of the Babylonian tale almost overshadow
It. This story of a slum boy and girl bM
gins tne mm ana ends it. Therein we mij
a strike, the life of the underworld Iff,-
cases oi ine law a ODiiquity Dy. wnico a
young man Is f)rst sent to prison and t
family broken up, arid then put upon' tj
very gallows, to be released only as
arop is aDout to oe Bprung. ,
The acting In all four stories UrM)
rormly good. The work of Mae Maran
Robert Harron Is really very flhe. ',.
such acting, such production and, i
refinements of the director's art very
vlously constitute a milestone In the "tohi
play art. But for all that "Intolerance'
not witnout its aisappc.ntments. mat
not In the structure, the four ifnconrie
stories. Perhaps we looked for a powei
psycholog.cal drama In place of spec
but Mr. Grimth has a right to choose '
scheme ot scenario, and lr is lmpoi
to deny that he has made It effective
gripping. But he had no right he. of
men to cling to such old-fashioned m
stuff as the chariot ride ot the girl ;
tried to preserve Babylon, or the' race'
tween auto afid railroad train, which aa;
me nero or tne modern story, r
when Grimth bearan "Intolerance"
things seemed popular and necessary).
for the last two years many and 'man;
nve-reeler on the weekly programs has gl
us something better. Even Griffith's v
could not conceal that slna-le failure, tho
It could make It almost negligible. K.M.
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Jhe Knickerbocker favorite; who
rattu-M to Uutt theater Mohaay t
"That Other Mai
George Blckel, of Bickel and Watson
starring this season In, the musical farce'
Look Who's Here." which oomea to the
Walnut Street Theatre next Mmday tor
a weekt-engagaflient. Is an acoompllshed
musician, deapUe tbe fact that he duIU
aome horrlble twea fram a clarmet in
one ot his aceaaa with Harry 7wL
Blokel studlaa abroail,a2J ptay .&
very lnMrumeot In a ba4.
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