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"EVERYBODY'S" CONTINUOUS PICTURES.

“GLADIOLA,” AN EDISON STAR DRAMA.

The new policy, under which Everybody s management lias the choice of two programmes, is responsible for (lie appearance of some pictures of outstanding merit at tlio theatre. To-day’s new scries contains some attractive features. Ihe star pictnu is a four-part Edi«m .drama, “Gladiola, featuring Viola Dana, the “sweetest girl on tho screen.” This little artist took the Radin.r part in that phenomenal success, Ino Stoning.” Mary Rider, author of Edison i successes, has placed this story, and Viola j Dana “Gladiola,” in a wondronsly beanti- j fid locality, in the gladiolus country, midst acres on‘acres of that beautiful flower. The drama concerns the life of little Gladioli! who lias been loved by Ab, the farm bov’ ever since they could toddle, but scc--1 iinr’that Ned, a city man, is able to give her riches, and, as Ab thinks, an honourable love, he stands aside, and Nod marries Gladiola. In the city they are living m luxury. Then there arrives tho woman who claims,-and eventually proves, .to be Nod Williams’ wife, from he ran away before meeting Gladiola, Stunned bv the news, Gladiola returns homo to face the scorn of the villagers, and in tho old farm house the baby is born. Later, j Ned’s real wife dies, and he returns to the farm and craves for Gladiola to lot j him make her his wife, but she refuses, i she is adamant, and Ned leaves- her for over, and the faithful Ab wins lior promise to lot him he a. father t.o the child and a- protector for life. _ Simply to outline the story gives no hint of how Dana rises to unexpected heights in stronger scenes than any she has yet shown in pictures against the beautiful _ background, the pure, simple village life, in the greatest misfortune that can befall a woman. Another fine drama after the Jack London stylo will be shown. This is “The Beachcombers,” featuring Hobart Bqswovth (“The Sea Wolf”) ‘ and Duke; Kolianamokti, the world’s champion sprint swimmer. A picture-of great interest is “Making Big Shells” in a munition factory “jjomowhcro in -Franco. ’ f | wo interesting gazettes arc to be screened, also a “cartoon” comedy and a very humorous Rathe colored comedy, “Willies in War lime.

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"EVERYBODY'S" CONTINUOUS PICTURES., Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 10330, 27 March 1916

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"EVERYBODY'S" CONTINUOUS PICTURES. Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 10330, 27 March 1916

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