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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915
—■ ———— *>- — ' — j i NKW QL'FFX'S TTILATRK. j The cwlh-iboxniion of Lillian Walker and \\"a'lie Van wbh the famous. John Bunny makes the new av» exciting farce 'Adventures of Miss Tomboy,' shown for the first lime at, the Queen's Theatre this •jior'iing, ono of the most laughable vehicles we have *c<ni for ;t Jonjr time. Mbs "Walker plays the part of BunnyV aav.chlor. an irrepressible tomboy, who h;],s%n en rot abettor of Iter pranks in Wallic Van. buniiv doe* not, like his da twiner's choice. ' The two olope, in Wnlli-" Van'* steam yaclit. hut, Bunny piii'snes in it faster boat. lie is rapidly cverhaniir-c the fugitives, when they transfor to a t'rionrl's racin<; motor boat. T'.uunv speeds to the shore and secures a monoplane, in which h-- renews the ptirMiil. But just when the lovers' elopement (■'.-■enis doomed to failure. Bunny leans t-oo far ->\vr the side of the aircraft and I'ipplfs into the pea.. Hero ho is quite. at the mercy of the lovers, who leave him to wallow in the r-ea. until he eon-f.-nts to the marriage. It. will l*-- gathered i!,at (ho picture ha- abundance- of excitement a.s well as comedy. Another notably infrcMing- subject, is' ' Canadians Rally I'.cmid the Ting--' fhowiiip the emha-rka- ,;.■„, upon. 7,2 transport Miips "f 35,000 mee 0 00-"> horse,--, .i.nd 250 puns, a lid their ~a'"r-' i.-'ar.T"!''. ovey 0.000 miW "f faTiv, latest Topical Budget is also of thnjli'-,-'-', enmpl«xiori, r-howin- the ships, of our \atyi- that, havo to date, encountered t ho '•eiconns. eclonial troop.-, t.akitifr pan, m the Tvorn M'a.vor's Show, the, wreck of the ss M'Mrepali, and rienv other feature?. Three are but.':., few pnbjeetf, on an excel - •,,..,,( pi-.-vrrr.-.innie that- can be, e.nrdiahy reThe theatre is open, fisr and ru;rhi. PI.AZA PICTURE?. There is an nutst.indins; attraction at the Fln/.-'i, Picture Falaco this week, when the world-famous photo-play of 'Trilby' will be s.-reened. The story is surely so well known that it. needs ]ittl« description. The scene is laid in the Latin quarter of Fans, and Trilby is an artist-s model, possessing, r.monjr-.t other charms. a perfect foot.. She is nlso gifted with a voice, a. fn-ct discovr:-».d by the musician Svotwali. who. bv mesrn'-ric, jnfluenc«. remove? her from fh» " quarter " and turn? the dir-coverv to account by " starrine; ' the siucer in a successful serifs of eon carts'.' : "Taffv Wynne, Sandy M'AiiM»r, and Little the three iTus.lccteers of'the brush "---for whom Trilby nivsed had become attached to the girl, Taffy and "the Laird of Cockpen " in a l.it.hei iy wtv. while, the youngest member of the trio faJ is genuinely in love with her. Conreouentlv there Is much distress in the studio'nt frilby's Coins to a concert, at which a famous singer had been advertiMd to appear, the three artists discover that the star is indeed Trilbv. Furthermore, the discovery unmasks Svengali, and an intenssly dramatic situation is "produced when th# hvrmotist is seiiod with heart failure; Trilby, by reason of the removal of ihn influence, falters and breaks down., and confusion reigns supreme. Trilby subsequently dies breathing the name, not- of any of the three artists of whom she is fond, but of Svengali. The production is the beuiq as tlio last revival of the play at His Majesty'* Theatre, London, and the Tr-hole of the' -work of producing ifc_ has basn done under the pernoDal supervision of Sir Herbert- Tree. Sir Herbert himself acts the. part of Svengali, whilr? MLss Viva Birkett, a young afctresg of great talent, is Trilby, ft is said that the conditions under which Sir Herbert Tree consented to the production are very stringent, one of them beinff that the film shall be destroyed on December 31, 1915. The famous actor received £IO,OOO in cash, and takes 25 par cent, of the proceeds of the sale of the picture. The supports are i A scenic picture of Algiers, The Collaborator' and ' Simp Simpson and the Spirit' (comics), and The Ragamuffin ' .(drama). The prices of admission have been kept as usual, despite the big expense ot this special programme. HAYWARDS' PICTURES. At the Octagon Theatre to-night the programme will open with a picture entitled ' Canadians Rally Round the Flag.' The -camera man has been fortunate enough to secure some fine scenes of the Ist Montreal Grenadiers on the march to Quebec, and later, after a night's rest, around- the tamp fire, embarking on board gouio oi ilia 32 transport vessel^
lying in the mouth, of the St. Lawrence; also fine scenes of troops on board, both at work and play, as well as pictures of the various transport vcseols whilst in the river and on the high seas. Tim ' Gaimiont Graphic' shows British Lancers moving to the front, happy Belgians in England,. London's Fusilliers in camp. Awaiting the. Invader, Our Indian Fighters, etc. The photo-play 'King in Name Alone' is a diplomatic and military drama. It is said to be a magnificent production and. gorgeously colored. ' The Girl of the Season' (a new and novel comedy drama), 'Valley of tha Ante.' (France), and a Keystone fares ridiculously funny completes a very attractive programme. The grand, orchestra accompanies all screenings, making a de« listhtftil and pleasing cntertaiumeT:^. x : FULLERS' PICTURES. An entirely new programme of picture?! was screened to-day, commencing at 1.30 p.m. Heading, the list is the Edison drama 'ln the Shadow of Disgrace,' tha story of a secret, marriage. Tha husband is ordered to the. war, and the terrible experiences of the unfortunate wife are pathetic in the extreme. ' The Long Lane' is a Lubin drama, cleverly conceived, and well acted, and vividly demonstrates the old proverb. ' Happy - go-Lucky' is a bright comedy-drama, with invigoraling freshness. ' New York Folic* Carnival' consists of an interesting series showing the wonderful efn-'iency of the ■American police. ■ High Spots on Broad* way' is a flew ''Keystone" comedy, decidedly on the light side, and very funny. The special war films comprise the ' Patlie Wjtr Gazette,' full of interesting events on the Ysor and around Fumes, and a very entertaining series entitled ' Canadians Rally Round the Flag.' showing exetiiiu: war scenes in Canada. KING EDWARD THEATRE ' King in Xante Alone.' a hi.;r war drama which should r.rovse. considerable interest at the pv.>-ent, time, headed the new programme, r- übmittod at the King Edward Theatre to-day. This rilm is o.OOOft. in length, and. is adapted from the well-knowu nrvel ' Tii«' Rtisoner of Zcnda.' The picture, which is produced in color, "was mads by the noted "Rathe Frer-e.s. r.nd this fact iri itself should bo sufrieipii!, to commend it to patrons of the ftlenf drama who- have? see,", previous productions by the snni? company. J'inch- :«*«). amf beaniifull.T 1 -taged, "the s.eeno c-f the picture is laid irt ;-oiith-ea.stein Ivjrope. ft illustrates tha grim slew of a revolution, and is calculated to thrill the most hard-hearted. _ Another picture of import an.-e is th.at show ittg views ,;f the emb;:rkatioT. of the. Cann. i dian fro..ps for England and of the troops j at woik ;i;ni .-.i play on boa id the vessel". i Other pictures ■,f the programme, are ' A R'.'.nd New Hero' t Keyk-ono comedy t, - tfun-cr Knows No haw* (drama), and ' Oaummi'. War Graphic." depicting late-t) views of the great .struggle. The. samo picture* will he shown to-night.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915
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