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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1917)
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 8, 1917.
. Of American Boys
, In France Coming
One of the most interesting and ap-
ruling features of the motion pictures
of "The War" are the films showing
the splendid work of the American
ambulance corps in France.
S Thousands of young Americans
ave enlisted for this arduous and
angerous service, and the cool, meth
odical, unperturbed manner in which
ihey rescue and bear away the wound
ed under deadly fire from explosive
shells and machine guns has evoked
the most enthusiastic praise from the
French military authorities.
benerai jonre recently said tnai tne
first pages of American history were
written in French blood." No doubt
these American youths were impelled
to offer themselves for this dangerous
service by the memory of those gal
lant Frenchmen who, in the early
days of the American republic, came
to its aid with their swords and their
fortunes, and freely gave their lives
in its hard-fought battles against a
From those remote days to the
present American sympathy and sup
port have been gratefully extended
to France in ,its many trials and
straggle for political and individual
freedom, and the similarity in ideals
and aspirations of the two countries
have constantly drawn them closer
together. Today by the service and
sacrifices of these brave young am
bulance drivers and thousands of
other Americans who are serving
France in the hour of its direst need,
America may feel that a great debt is
being paid and a duty to humanity
The motion pictures of the Ameri
can ambulance field service in France
are being distributed by General
Film company, (Inc.), by arrange
ment with Official Government Pic
tures, Inc. the corporation controlling
their production in America. They
were secured through the committee
of the American ambuLnce service,
consisting of Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt,
Miss Anne M,organ, Miss Elizabeth
Marbury, and their associates. Fifty
per cent of the gross profits of Official
Government Pictures, Inc., will be
donated to the American ambulance
field service in France; the remain
ing 50 per cent will go to needy and
deserving war relief funds.
"The War" pictures also include the
battel of the Somme, the only motion
picturei of actual fighting ever filmed,
the British grand fleet in the North
Sea, the American aviation cores in
thrilling manaeuvers above the clouds,
etc. All are official pictures, taken by
the warring governments for their
omcial records, and are creating much
talk and enthusiasm at every theater
in which they are being shown.
New Detective Film Has
Real Thrills All Through
The cunning intrigues ofa mys
terious clique of criminals, directed
in their murderous and inexplicable
operations by an unknown, almost
unseen, genius of evil deeds this
epic of mystery recount the daring,
ingenuity and scientific mastery of
the most unique detective character
of modern drama and literature,
The great criminologist, wealthy
clubman and trained athlete is called
upon by the police authorities to
solve the uncanny mystery of a series
of murders of well known miHion
aires. To the surprise of the crim
inals he takes into his confidence
Polly Marion, a beautiful young
actress who has unwittingly been a
tool of the conspirators. With this
young woman he not only pursues
his quarry with every artifice of mod
ern science, but by impersonating
their intended victims he gradually
draws into the net of justice the
various members of the nefarious organization.
With the aiij ot inspector cronin
of the New York detective bureau he
comes nearer and nearer to the cap
ture of Red Warren, a foreign adven
turer of titled family, who is the
nominal head of the malevolent
His trusted friend, Dr. Reynolds,
the scientist, accompanies him on his
manifold adventures against the in
creasingly bitter conspirators. More
than once he saves his friend from
an untimely death. Beautiful Polly,
inspired by , the gallantry and un
selfish devotion of the detective, en
ters with crowinc ardor into the
great pursuit, although her own dan
ger grows with every exploit
1 he most battling phase in the case
Is the constant activity of an uncanny
and inexplicable being which con
tinually interferes with the progress
of John Shirley's' battles against the
evil forces. This is The Voice on
the Wire," which disrupts and baffles
the work of the police, sends into In
creased danger and greater vicissi
tudes the innocent victims of the
great conspiracy, by frequent mes-'
sages over the telephone wmcn can
never be located by the detective, his
police assistants or even the tele
And through the episodes, which
grow in their vitality and suspense,
the baffling "Muffled Figure" pursues
its mysterious way now here now
there appearing invariably at the
psychological moment when John
Shirley is about to capture hi prey.
All of this, is of couru the story of
"The Voice on the Wire," which fea
tures handsome Ben Wilson and
beautiful Neva Gerber, which will
soon be shown at the leading motion
Tooley Named Secretary
Of State Banking Board
Lincoln, April . 7. (Special Tele
gram.) J. J. Tooley, a banker of An
selmo, is the new secretary of the
banking board, appointed by Gover
nor Neville this morning. He was
formerly a member of the State Nor
6:00 to 8:00
1 Dine A 1
Dine A La Carte
In the most desperate situations
"The American Girl" comes dashing
to the rescue.
In a new production of wonderfully vivid anoV powerful
photoplays, this, typical daughter of .the plains meets the
most desperate emergencies, and perilous situations with
calm courage and ready resourcefulness. Mounted on her
favorite horse, she is away like the wind when duty or
danger calls. . .;' .
The American Girl
By Frederick R. Bechdolt .
is packed full of thrilling adventure, unusual situations, and
gripping climaxes centering upon the most graceful, charm
ing, fearless figure jet seen upon the films.
Anew picture every weekeach a complete
story m itself. Don't miss one of them. Played fflif . 1
by Marin Sais. Produced by Kalem, world-famous I W
for superior short stories. - .-. . )1lf
DISTRIBUTED bV GENERAL FILM CO., Inc.
"THE AMERICAN GIRL" PICTURES ARE NOW SHOWING IN THE FOLLOWING THEATRES
. Lincoln, Neb.
14th and Douglas
Dm Moines,' ta. ;
Tarkio, Mo. -
Lin cola. Nob.
28th and Coming.
Sioas City, U.
Council Bluffs, la.
24th and Lothrop. '
Sioas City, la.
16th and Dorcas.
Siooa City, la.
Dos Moinos, la.
.. ALAMO. '
24th and Fort.
' rru. " '
GrinoU, la. ,
Itth ana Binnoy.
Fort Dodge, la.
Codar Rapids la.
' 14th and Laho.
, York, Nob..
Nevada, la. .
Grand Island, Nob.
Sanaa? '. . X
: BESSE ' ', '
14th and Douglas.
- Do Moinos, la.
13th and William.
Do Moinos, la.
Every American should see these
Official War Pictures
They show you the war as it is -the charges from the
'trenches the giant guns in action the endless procession
of dead, wounded and prisoners. They show you how Britain
prepared how this country must prepare to defend itself
and uphold its honor. They are the most wonderful motion
pictures that have ever been produced.
Of facial Government Pictures of
Exhibited in this Vicinity under the Auspices of
wiiivmi uvfci mi it. a i iniisiui Cdy inc.
You will never realize either the awful grapdeur of the war, the desperate
ferocity with which it is being waged, or the frightful toll it takes of human
life, unless you see these Official Government-Made Pictures.
In them you will see the Battle of the Somme, with the actual fighting
along the first-line trenches; the gallant American Aviators, of whom many
have won war medals for brave deeds, while others
have lost their lives; the American Ambulance
Corps in action; and the Grand Fleet in the North
Sea the most powerful assemblage of great fight-
machines ever mobilized.
pictures are controlled by the Official
Government Pictures, Inc. Presi
dent, William K Vanderbilt. All
the gross profits of the corporation
will be devoted to needy war relief
funds the most worthy and de
serving of all charities and we are
glad to be of assistance to the suf
ferers of this great war by exhibit
ing the pictures in this vicinity.
A new picture each week.'
See Lis! of Theatres Below
01 ) along the first-line trenches; the gallant American Aviators, of whom many 31 Q
I I have won war medals for brave deeds, while others I
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I . VV feJdSV DISTRIBUTED BY T Cl l
Tuesday, April 10th
Wednesday, April 11th
Thursday, May 3d
Empress Theater, Omaha, Neb. Monday, April S
v Muse Theater, Omaha, Neb. wdnoday."M.y 2d
M. S-.hV Th.r. CeHar Rani J. Ia. ISm'JSTJ Saturday, April Mth
Nicholas Theater, Council Bluffs, Ia. . wtZli?APtth
Palm Theater, Omaha, Neb. &3h v
Plaza Theater, Hastings, Neb. Tu..d.y, m.t m..
Platte Theater, North Platte, Neb. 5& .?
v . Lyric Theater, Broken Bow, Neb. w.dn..d.y. M.y 30th
, i Orpheum Theater, South Omaha, 9,
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