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POLLARD'S PICTURES

At the Opera House to-night the Famous Players present Barrymore in the clever comedy-drama "THE INCORRIGIBLE DUKANE." 4 This splendid drama gives us that legitimate actor in his happiest vein. Here, it is said, is, a striking example of the fact that, after all,- it is : the man who makes the piece. As ., "la; corrigible Dukane, ' ' Barrymore plays the part of the spendthrift son, who in the stress of adversity finds himself — ■ and also finds the woman of his life. Young Dukane is introduced in a highly amusing scene in which, his valet and he presents an inimitable study of -luxurious bachelordom. But there is I an. end to the patience and financial endurance of "the old man," and the ! young rascal is peremptorily ordered :to "git up and git" for his living. . This he does, at his father 's construe--1 tion works, but a tramp steals his ■ clothes on the evening of his arrival •at his destination, and young Dukane, in the absence of his father, is unable to convince the 'fboss" that he is the man he claims to be. Down 'and out, he throws in his lot with the men, but finally conies to Ms own. The big sensation of the piece is the fight between young Dukane, backed by his supporters, and the fraudulent superintendent of his gang, which resolves itself into a thrilling siege battle at the works. The supporting items include a cartoon side-splitter, "The -Rooster's Nightmare," and seme interesting glimpses of the British, and Indian troops, while public interest will strongly attach itself to the picture of Flight-Lieut. Robinson, V.C., the famous hero of the Zeppelin fight not long ago. On Sunday even- ' ing the Jesse Lasky Paramount Company presents Blanche Sweet in the big picture adaptation from the, novel of "The Secret Orchard."

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POLLARD'S PICTURES, Grey River Argus, 27 April 1917

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POLLARD'S PICTURES Grey River Argus, 27 April 1917

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