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THE BEE: OMAHA, r THURSDAY, NQVEMBEjf 20, 1919.
IN HER portrayal of the role of
Stella Derrick in the photo
drama, "The Witness for the
.Defense," which will be shown at
the Rialto theater today and the bal
ance of the week, Elsie Ferguson is
required in the action to shoot her
drunken husband. Captain Ballan
tyne, the husband, portrayed by
Warner Oland, seeks to wrest a re
volver from Stella, and in the strug
gle it is discharged and Ballantyne
is instantly killed. In falling, he
seizes his wife in a dying clutch and
all but wrests hen gown from her.
The scene is one of great dramatic
intensity and perhaps the strongest
in the picture. The story teaches
the wholesome moral that marriage
with a brutal sot is not conducive
to a woman's happiness.
Sun Gay bachelors," midnight
parties, "other wcfmen," shadowy
pasts, well seasoned with a dash of
spice and mixed with a spoonful
of snappy complications comprise
one of the best entertainment con
coctions to be seen for some time
in "The Gay Lord Quex," starring
Tom Moors at the Sun today and
until Saturday. Lord Quex is an
amusing figure, a typical product
of the idlf rich and a notorious
philanderer. He meets a young
girl and falls desperately in love
with her, but finds that his ignoble
past is a bar to an honorable love.
Upon promise of reformation, the
girl consents to marry him. Com
plications ensue in rapid succession,
culminating in a high-powered cli
mlx, as unexpected as it is absorb
Moon A mystery drama of dar
ing originality with a gripping emo
tional theme is "The Open Door."
starring Anna Lehr and Walter Mil
ler at the Moon theater today and
the balance of the week. The story
is that of a man who assumed the
responsibility for a crime of em
bezzlement and went to prison, in
order that his daughter might have
the benefits of cultured environment
and education. The action starts
after his release from Sing 'Sing,
where he had spent IS yeass, and
proceeds through a maze of plot
and counterplot that involves a
mysterious murder, blackmail and
the final self-sacrifice of the ex
convict when he realizes that to re
veal his identity to his daughter
would blast her hopes of happiness.
Muse Historic incidents of the
Mexican borderland in the days of
Fletcher's occupation of Vera Crus
and Pershing's invasion are vividly
reproduced in "Heart of the Sun
set," a photoplay of the great south
west, which will be shown at
the Muse for the last times today.
From the hero and heroine to the
lowliest "comedy relief" character,
there is not a figure vhisn't a hu
man being. It is a picture different
a picture to.be enjoyed.
Strand How an adroitly evil
tongue can work the destruction of
many lives is demonstrated in a
dramatic fashion in the "Vengeance
of Durand." This photo-picture, in
which Alice Joyce takes the stellar
role, is to be shown today and the
balance of the week at the Strand
theater. Armand LaFarge, villain
of the picture, employs the evil
tongue. With deft word and smile
bestowed here and there this crea
ture incites others to violent
jealousy. The tremendous emotion
produced in Henri Durand, an aris
tocratic Frenchman, brings about
On the Stage and Screen in Omaha
J M J I
' I . . Tom w,JiL ; WiJ)
Torn OYoozre XnnaZeAr
COMFORT 24th and Vinton.
I.KVVIS STONE in MEN'S BE
SIRE.'1 AND A LLOYD COMEDY,
PAY YOUR DEBTS."
LOTIIKOr 24th and Lothrop.
OLIVE THOMAS in "THE SPITE
BRIDE," AND A MACK SENNETT
Al'OUO 29th and Leavenworth.
MARGUERITE CLARK In "MRS.
WIGUS OF THE CABBAGE
PATCH." ALSO COMEDY.
GRAM) 16th and Blnney.
REX BEACH'S MOST WONDER
FUL PHOTO PICTURE. "THE
BRAND."- YOU DON'T WANT TO
MISS THIS PICTURE.
DIAMOND 24th and Lake.
JACK PICKFOhD in "BILLY AP
PERSON S BOY," AND COMEDY.
HAMILTON 4t0h and Hamilton.
PEGGY HYLAND in "MISS AD
VENTURE," ALSO A TOM MIX
the dramatic climax of the play, a
Empress Life in the Latin quar
ter of Paris, where artists work and
play, achieve fame or fall by the
wayside, is the atmosphere of "As
A Man Thinks," in which Leah
Bjiird is featured at the Empress
theater starting today. The action
of the story takes place in New
York and Paris. In the latter city
Frank Clayton finds amusement in a
flirtation with the audacious Mimi,
artist's model. When his wife,
piqued at his actions, accepts atten
tions from an old suitor, the hus
band forgets his little affair and ac
cuses the wife. The working out of
the situation brings the story to a
This month the Christie Film com
pany is releasing a hilarious bur
lesque of the old-time movie melo
drama under the title, "Wild and
Western," a cowboy comedy with
Fay Tincher in the leading role as
"One-Round Rosie of the Rough
neck Rancho.'" In the comedy Fay
tames everything from the bad men
of Cow Hollow to the rattlesnakes
around the cabin door. She does the
taming partially with guns and par
tially with her fist, in both of
which means of persuasion she has
become quite adept since appearing
m western comedies under Al
Frank Keenan has engaged Kath
leen Kirkham as his leading woman
for a new production that he is
about to start. The role is one that
will permit Miss Kirkham to dis
port herself in some stunning
gowns. In this kind of part she is
in a class by herself. Rumors per
sist that she is to be featured at an
early date in a brace of pictures
that will exactly fit her personality
as well as her dazzling wardrobe.
"Astronomer" wants to know if
it is correct to allude to Bill Hart
as a shooting star.
Douglas Fairbanks must "treat
'em rough" when he enacts his
strenuous scenes. One of his actors,
Ernest Buttiyworth, hag sued the
athletic star for $100,000 damages
for injuries received in a scene
which the actor put on with him.
U-' .gBKHWln : : ' ''"'t.
Today to Saturday 1 '
j ALICE ! )
1 JOYCE J ''
I In a Powerful Story By I jjjjl T1 fiW ?L
J REX BEACH jj 1 S1 M v
'The Vengeance j ffl
i Edited by ?
j Mr. and Mrs.
I Geo. Randolph Cheter ll
r A story different and strange d , A
telling of a Parisian and his X I
daughter who plan to wreak Ten- f XVW5fj8XJ I
geance on a man they belieye to ! ft JlA 1
be the reason of their wife and z2fj8rf & DOVClMj I
jjL " mother's death. jM.n....l..,,,ltltlljJ nni "
Unusual, Unique, 'f
Rex Beach's great dramatic masterpiece
"THE HEART OF
US1 Hit KIM AT 14 T 1
BryrTT il tonight
0 R 1 1 1 1 ALL WEEK
fjf U 9 A Mat., Saturday
"Oh, Lady! Lady!!'
Brightest and Smartest of Musical
Nites, 50c to $2.00. Popular Matinee
Sat. Seats $1.00; a few at $1.50
8TK8 SUNDAY T
REGULAR MATINEE SATURDAY
In a Thrilling, Sensational Mystery Play,
FOR THE DEFENSE
S.";r 'ON TRIAL'
ONE of the funniest plays ever
presented, "Twin Beds," will
open it three days engage
ment at the Brandeis theater start
ing tonight. Salisbury Field and
Margaret Mayo have the honor of
writing "Twin Beds.'' They man
aged to keep spotless the theme that
would have been full of "moral
dynamics" for the more unsophisti
cated playwright. The most cap
tious can find nothing in "Twin
Beds" to which he can take excep
tion. Safe and funny and innocu
ous, the comedy is one that the most
careful nephew can recommend to
his maiden aunt. The same great
Sst will again present the play, in
cluding Josephine Saxe, Kathlyn
Tracey, Bess Stafford, Auguste Ara
mini, Susie Scott, Hugh O'Connell,
Howard Fay and others.
A very attractive program has
beer, outlined by the Empress man
agement for the last half of 'the
week. Toplining the bill is the De
Pace Opera company, a combina
tion of instrumental and vocal
artists. Keaflt and Walsh, two
clever comedians, will provide the
comedy element of the bill with
their bright and witty talk and
their choice of songs. A unique
performance is the offering of the
Puppets, who introduce a number
of diminutive bodies with life-size
heads in a repertoire of songs,
and dances and other specialties.
Completing the bill is the offering
of Dusenberry and Bonney, who
feature dainty songs and dances.
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CARL J0RN. BE0RGE KELLY, WILL U
WARD A Symphony Girls JA-DA TRIO.
Rty W. Snow. John Rtjiy 4 the Lsrralas
Slilnn. Brills Trls, Toplet st tht Day.
"OMAHA'S FUN CENTER"
tfmm4CF7 Dally Mat, lS-U-SOc
J.wysy Evngs.. Z5-50-7SC, ft
THE IRRESISTIBLE FUN MAKER
oo pure1 ALCOHOL
and enAnYlUJ UlinAUie Musical
th. OrVnlina HIUVIIv Burlesqus
In th Laughing Crass, "THERE WAS A
FOOL." B.autv Chorus o! Widows (War.
Grass and Otherwise).
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS
8t. Mat. and wk.: Cora-Fatf Gu Fay sad
NEW SHOW TODAY
De Paca Opera Co.) Th Puppeta; Kean
A Walsh; Dusenberry A Bonney.
Photoplay Attraction, Leah Baird In
"As a Man Thinks;" Billy West Comedy
I ATUDAD 24th and
tmJ I nil vr
OLIVE THOMAS In
"THE SPITE BRIDE"
And a Mack Ssnnett Comedy.
inn fit in i m
J I I mi a
SHOW FOLKS LUNCH
AFTER THE THEATER."
NIGHTLY, 10 TO 1 ONLY
SALADS, SANDWICHES. DAINTIES
Lots of Butter. Vermont Maple Syrup snd
IW"A WAFFLES zS
Tuffy and Flskey. Nnver Douhy Junt Crlnp
rjiuunn to Mine iou Hy: ' Mors vsrnsi'
AND, OH, SUCH COFFEE!
Touches the spot you want It to.
No Music No Dnncinn No i'ornr Charts.
JUST TALK. GAB AND CONVERSATION
Superb Table D'Hote Dinner 4:30 to t
p. in. uauy tt.uu.
Read The Bee's Food Section on
Friday for household hints, high
class recipes and low prices.
j f The Daring,oiiU
IP I Stage Success, Featuring the
ll I Admirable Artist,
"The Perfect Picture of 1919"
This is what ''one' of the world's greatest critics says of "THE
OPEN DOOR."' He adds: "Put this down as one of the really meri
torious successes of the year, dramatically and technically superb:
the way it is handled, the brilliant interpretatjua given the leading roles:
by a east of unexcelled artint. The presentation registered one word
and that Is "perlectlon." Mystery, thrill and human heart interest
are ther a-plenty, for the theme is one that will reach everybody."
"Brownie's Doggone Trlclcs.'
Moon Funny Daily Topjci.
Moon Current Events..
By New Moon Orchestra,
"Omaha's Premier Orchestra,"
direction Robt. Cuscaden; Ed"
win Stevens, Organist,
Tam" Itt Friday & Saturday Four Days Starting HAU 94
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The Laugh Play
of the Season
And An Excellent Cast
A Laugh a Minute, Growing
PPIACC. NIGHTS 50, 25, 1.00, 1.50
rniWCd"SAT. MAT. 60, 75, 1.00
THE SPARKLING HMD CM
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THE CHANGE OF COSTUME
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fff THEM FREQUENCY
ALL UGHTS-LflOGHTER-DflJiait; Ml GIRLS
NIGHTS 50 to 2.00; MATS. 1.00 Top
Thanksgiving Attraction, Beginning Thursday, Nov. 27.
Three Nights and Thursday and Saturday Matinees. '
H "P A I
INlUrtTa To 2.00; MATS., 50 to 1.50; Seats Today
E Isie Feranson
Witness for tine
Circumstantial evidence weaved a web about Stella that
seemed altogether hopeless. That she killed .her husband, the
judge, the jury, the whole court room, not excepting her own
attorney, were convinced. And then from the lips' of a man
came words that set her free! "Not Guilty" rendered the jury.
And then Stella knew that she had to live a lie!
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