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"DRAG" — First National. — From the novel by
William Dudley Pelley. Adapted by Bradley King.
Directed by Frank Lloyd. The cast: David Carroll,
Richard Barthclmess; Pa Parker, Lucien Littlefield;
Ma Parker, Katherine Ward; Allie Parker, Alice Day;
Charlie Parker, Tom Dugan; Dot, Lila Lee; Clara,
Margaret Fielding.


— From the story by Earle Snell. Scenario by Arthur
Todd. Directed by William James Craft. The cast:
Thaddeus Cridkshank, Reginald Denny; Marian
Fuller, Merna Kennedy; Adam Fidler, Otis Harlan;
Jasper Hickson, William Austin; Aunt Prudence,
Virginia Sale; Betty Black, Greta Granstedt; Mrs.
Hickson, Mary Foy.

"FALL OF EVE. THE"— Columbia.— Adapted
for the screen by Gladys Lehman. Dialogue by
Frederic and Fanny Hatton. Directed by Frank
Strayer. The cast: Eve Grant, Patsy Ruth Miller;
Mr. Mack, Ford Sterling; Mrs. Ford. Gertrude Astor;
Tom Ford, Jr., Arthur Rankin; Tojn Ford, Sr., Jed
Prouty; Mrs. Mack, Betty Farrington; Cop, Fred

"FOUR DEVILS"— Fox.— From the novel by
Herman Bang. Adapted by Berthold Viertel. Talkie
scenes staged by A. H. Van Buren and A. F. Erickson.
Directed by F. W. Murnau. The cast: First Sequence
— The Clo^un. Farrell Macdonald; Cecchi. Anders
Randolf; Woman, Claire McDowell; Charles as a boy.
Jack Parker; Adolf, as a boy, Philippe De Lacy;
Marion, as a girl. Dawn O'Day; Louise, as a girl.
Anita Fremault; Poodle Dog. Himself; Old Clown,
Wesley Lake. Second Sequence — Marion, Janet
Gaynor; Charles, Charles Morton; Louise, Nancy
Drexel; Adolf, Barry Norton; The Lady. Marv
Duncan; Circus Director. Michael Visaroff; Mean
Clown. George Davis; Old Rou^, Andre Cheron.

"FOUR FEATHERS, THE"— Paramount.—
From the story "The British Bible of Courage" by
A. E. W. Mason. Adapted by Hope Loring. Directed
by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The
cast: Harry Faversham, Richard Arlen; Ethne
Eustace, Fay Wray; Lieut. Durrance. Clive Brook; ,

Captain Trench, William Powell; Lieut. Caslleton, J
Theodore Von Eltz; Slave Trader, Noah Beery; Idris. I
Zack Williams; Ahmed. Noble Johnson; Ali. Harold »

Hightower; Harry (age 10). Philippe De Lacy; Col.
Eustace, Edward J. Ratcliffe; Col. Faversham, George
Fawcett; CoL Suich, Augustin Symonds.

mount.— From the story by S. S. Van Dine. Adapted
by Bartlett Cormack. Directed by Frank Tuttle.
The cast: Philo Vance, William Powell; Sibella
Greene, Florence Eldridge; Dr. Von Blon, Ullrich
Haupt; Ada Greene, Jean Arthur; Sergeant Heath,
Eugene Pallette; John F. X. Markham. E. H. Calvert;
Mrs. Tobias Greene, Gertrude Norman; Chester
Greene. Lowell Drew; Rex Greene, Morgan Farlcv;
Sproot. Brandon Hurst; Mrs. Mannheim, Augusta
Burmester; Hemming. Marcia Hariss; Barton, Mildred
Golden; Nurse for Mrs. Greefte. Mrs. Wiltred Buck-
land; Police Nurse for Mrs. Greene, Helena
Phillips; Medical Examiner, Sliep Camp; Lawyer
Canon, Charles E. Evans.


— Directed by Charles F. Riesner. Dialogue by Al
Boasberg and Robert Hopkins. Music by Gus Ed-
wards. Lyrics by Joe Goodwin. Orchestra and musi-
cal arrangement by Arthur Lange. Dances and en-
sembles by Sammy Lee. Photography by John
Arnold, Irving G. Reis and Maximilian Fabian. The
cast: Conrad Nagel, Bessie Love. Joan Crawford,
William Haines, Buster Keaton, Anita Page. Karl
Dane. George K. Arthur. Gwen Lee. Ernest Belcher's
Dancing Tots. Marie Dressier. Cliff Edwards, Charles
King, Polly Moran, Gus Edwards. Lionel Barrymore,
Jack Benny, Brox Sisters, Albertina Rasch Ballet,
Natacha Natova and Company. The Rounders,
Norma Shearer, John Gilbert, Marion Davies, Laurel
and Hardy.

— From the story. "My First Adventure," by Alfred
Halm. Directed by Erich Schoenfelder. The cast:
Lord James Fairfax. Franz Egenicff; Lady Fairfax,
Mathilde Sussin; Lord Douglas Fairfax. Harry Halm;
Mr. Underwood, Hans Mierendorf; Harriet Under-
wood, Lillian Harvey; Snake, the Detective, Albert
PauUg; The Commissioner, Julius Falkenstein.

"JOY STREET"— Fox.— From thestor^-by Ray-
mond Cannon. Scenario by Charles R.Condon and
Frank Gay. Directed by Raymond Cannon. The
cast: Marie "Mimi" Colman, Lois Moran; Joe, Nick
Stuart; Eddie. Rex Bell; Juan. Jose Crespo; Dot,
Dorothy Ward; Beverly, Ada Williams; Agnes, Maria
Alba; Mabel, Sally Phipps; Becky, Florence Allen;
Dean of Girls' School, Mabel Vail; Tom. John Breeden;
Dick. Marshall Ruth; Harry, James Barnes; Dizzy,
Allen Dale; Skiittg Mailman. Capt. Marco Elter;
Teacher, Miss De Constant; Maid, Carol Wines.

— From the story by James A. Creelman. Adapted
by James A. Creelman. Directed by Paul Fejos. The
cast: Erik the Great, Conrad Veidt; Jtdie Ferguson,
Mary Philbin; Buffo, Leslie Fenton; Mark Royce,
Fred MacKaye; Theater Manager, Gustave Partos;
Booking Agent. William H. Turner; Judge, Anders
Randolf; District Attorney, Sam DeGrasse; Defense
Attorney, George Irving.

"LAUGHING AT DE.^TH"— FBO.— From the
story by Frank Howard Clark. Continuity by Frank
Howard Clark. Directed by Wallace Fox. The cast:
Bob Thornton, Bob Steele; Sonia, Natalie Joyce;
Alexis, Captain Vic; Emil. Kai Schmidt; Karl, Ethan
Laidlaw; Boris, Armand Trillor; Nikolai, Hector V.

"LOVE TRAP, THE"— Universal.— From the
story by E. J. Montague. Continuity by John B.
Clymer and Clarence J. Marks. Directed by William
Wyler. Photography by Gilbert Warrenton. The
cast: Laura, Laura La Plante; Peter Cadwallader.
Neil Hamilton; Guy Emory, Robert Ellis; Bunny,
Jocelyn Lee; Judge Cadwallader, Norman Tievor;
Mrs. Cadwallader, Clarissa Selwynnc; Mary Cadwall-
ader, Rita Le Roy.

National. — From the story by Elinor Glyn. Con-

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tinuily by Agnes Christine Johnson. Directed by
George Fitzmaurice. The cast: Joan, Billie Dove;
Michel, Rod La Rocque; Viola, Gwen Lee; Skippy,
Robert Schable; Joan's Guardian, Charles ScUon;
Butler, George Bunny.

"MASQUER.\DE"— Fox.— From the story by
Louis Joseph Vance. Adapted by Frederick Hazlitt
Brennan and Malcolm Stuart Boylan. Directed by
Russell Birdwell. The cast: Dan Anisfy, Alan Bir-
mingham; Dan Maillajid. Alan Birmingham; Sylvia
Graeme. Leila Hyams; Bannernian, Arnold Lucy;
Blodgetl, Clyde Cook; Joe Uickey, Farrell Macdonald;
Andreiu Graeme, George Pierce; Girl, Rita Le Roy;
Singer, Frank Richardson; Fir si Reporter. John
Breeden; Second Reporter, Jack Pierce; Third Re-
porter, Pat Moriarity; Fourth Reporter, JackCarlisle.

Franco-Film. — From the story, "La Siren," by
Charles Le Goffic. Directed by Leoncc Perret. The
cast: George de Kerduel, Ivan Petrovitch; Princess de
Bangor. Claire De Lorez; Annette Lefoulon, Josyane;
Mme. Lefoulon, Rachel Devirys; Pierre Lefoulon, P.'
Da mores.

"NEW BANKROLL, THE"— Mack Sennett.—
From the story by John A. Waldron, Earle Rodney,
Hampton Del Ruth and Harry McCoy. Directed by
Mack Sennett. The cast: Wilbur, Andy Clyde;
Charlie, Harry Gribbon; Wilbur's Wife, Rosemary
Theby; Charlie's Sweetheart, Addie McPhail; Another
Model, Alma Bennett; ihvner of Shop, Jack Cooper;
Wilbur's Mother-in-law, Catherine Ward.

"ONE WOMAN IDEA, THE"— Fox.— From the
story by Alan Williams. Scenario by Harry Behn.
Directed by Bert hold Viertel. The cast: Prince
Ahmend, Rod La Rocque; Alicia, Marcoline Day;
Alizar, Half-caste Dancer, Marceline Day; Dheyyid
Mizra, Ivan Lebedeff ; Bordinas, Gino Corrado; Lord
Douglas, Douglas Gilmore; Capt. of Steamer, Joseph
W. Girard; AH, Arnold Lucy; Admirers of the Prince,
Sharon Lynn. Shirley Dorman, Sally Phipps; Zuleide,
Frances Rosay; Body Guard, Jemicl Hasson; Body
Guard, Tom Tamarez; Buttons, Coy Watscn.

"PARIS BOUND"— Pathe.— From the stage
play by Philip Barry. Adapted by Horace Jackson.
Directed by Edward H. Griffith. The cast: Mary
Hullon, Ann Harding; Jim Hutton. Frederic March;
James Hutton, Sr., George Irving; Richard Parrish,
Leslie Fenton; Peter, Hallam Cooley; A^ora Cope,
Juliette Crosby; Helen While, Charlotte Walker; Noel
Farley, CarmeUta Geraghty; Fanny Shipman, Ilka

From the story by Flora E. Douglas. Directed by
Harry Webb. Photography by Arthur Reeves and
Wm. Thoriiley. The cast: Doris Rayluirn, Editti
Roberts; Bob Donald, Donald Keith; Jules Gregg,
Boris Karloff; Colonel Raylnirn, Josef Swickard;
Colette, Kathleen Key; Pierre Blanc, Joe Bonomo;
Arab^ by Arab; Muro, by Muro.

"PHYSICIAN, THE"— Tiffany-Stahl.— From
the stage play by Henry Arthur Jones. Scenario by
Edwin Greenwood. Directed by George Jacoby. The
cast: Frederick Amphiel. M. P., Miles Mander;
Edana Hinde, Elga Brink; Dr. Le7vin Carey, Ian
Hunter; Jessie Gurdon, Lissi Arna; Stephen Gurdon,
Humbcrston Wright; Rev. Hinde, Henry Vibart;
Eric, Johnny Ashby.

Wide. — From the novel, "The Scarlet Pimpernell,"
by Baroness Orczy. Directed by T. Hayes Hunter.
The cast: Sir Percy Blakeney, Matheson Lang; Lady
Blakeney. Margaret Hume; Robespierre, Nelson Keys;
Tellien. Hadden Mason; Theresia Carbarrus, Juliette
Compton; Rateau, Douglas Payne; Fouguier Finville,
Harold Huth.

From the story by Adela Rogers St. Johns. Adapted
by Josephine Lovett. Directed by John S. Robert-
son. The cast: Arden. Greta Garbo; Packy, Nils
Asther; Mercedes, Dorothy Sebastian; Tommy, John
Mack Brown; Mr. Blythe, Joel McRea; Ding, Lane
Chandler; Beechetn-Deever. Robert Castle; Mr. Glen-
denning, Mahlon Hamilton; Mrs. Glendenning,
Ka^hlyn Williams; Mrs. Hadley, Zcffie'Tilbury; Mrs.
Blythe, Katherine Irving; Mr. Barton, Youcca
Toubezkoy; Mrs. Barton, Bess Flowers.

"TWO MEN AND A MAID"— Tiffany-Stahl.

— From the story by John Francis Natteford. Con-
tinuity by Frances Hyland. Directed by George
Arcliainbaud. The cast: Jim O.xford. Wm. Collier,
Jr.; Rose, Alma Bennett; .Adjutant, Eddie Gribbon;
Shorty, Georgie Stone; Margaret, Margaret Quimby.

"TWO WEEKS OFF"— First National.— From

the play by Kenyon Nicholson and Thomas Barrows.
Adapted by Joseph Franklin Poland and Ed. McGrew
Willis. Directed by William Beaudine. The cast:
Frances Weaver, Dorothy Mackaill; Dave Broivn, Jack
Mulhall; Agnes, Gertrude Astor; Pa Weaver, Jimmy
Finlayson; Ma Weaver, Kate Price; Harry, Jed
Prouty; Sid Winters, Eddie Gribbon; Maizie Loomis,
Dixie Gay; Tessie McCann, Gertrude Messinger.


Brickbats and Bouquets


public will hear only a well modulated,
emotional voice.

I have in mind one talkie in which a very
well known actress was starred, and I must con-
fess that the slang, the careless manner of
spealdng, and the lapses from good English
caused me to frame a few unpleasant epithets.
It left me with a bad impression.

Ralph Marie Audrieth.

Speak Up, Lon Chaney

Pittsburgh, Pa.

While reading over the letters in your de-
partment, I noticed that L. J. N., from Tulsa,
Okla., stated that Lon Chaney may be "the
man of a thousand faces," but with talldes he
would have only one voice.

If he had only one voice, that would not
make him lose his appeal. He could speak
with an accent, lisp, or in a sing-song way. He
could even have other men (and perhaps
women) voice-double for him. That would
give him more than one voice. There, L. J. N.,
you see he would be the man of more than one

But before he tries any of those, I sincerely
hope he speaks \'ia the talkies with his natural
voice. Lon Chaney is my favorite actor and it
would be the thrill of thrills to hear his voice.
I'm for talkies — especially when they bring me
his voice— WHEN.

Give us more and more of Lon Chaney — the
actor of actors.

Esther Ford.

Sympathy for Mabel Norniand

Temple, Texas.
I want to thank you for the beautiful article,

"The Butterfly Man and the Little Clown," in
the July Photoplay. It is the most human and
sympathetic article that has appeared in your
magazine in a long time.

I have always loved Mabel Normand, and
wondered why none of the film magazines men-
tioned her serious illness. I'm so glad to know
that Adela Rogers St. Johns and Photoplay
have not forgotten my beloved Mabel. Bless
her heart! I am praying for her recovery, and
also that Lew Cody may be restored to health.
Martha E. Kennon.

Brickbat for Tonsil Close-Ups

Coatesville, Pa.

Part talkies, suddenly switching from voice
to sub-title, are absurd. But I'm for the
evolved product! The producers have shown
commendable discretion in giving voice to the
deserving; in putting over Edward Everett
Horton's comedies and others, so much more
amusing than slapstick — to an adult.

But, alas, they are not so discriminating as
one might wish, in bestowing vision on some
entertainers whose happy medium was, and
ever should be, the radio. I refer to jazz
singers whose talent is a jewel in crude setting;
to male quartets whose rendering of "Man-
dalay" and "Asleep in the Deep" is a joy when
the muscular contortions and distortions
requisite to a soulful rendition are charitably
lost in broadcasting, so that one may enjoy the
song with no conflicting urge to submerge the

But when the talkies indiscreetly present
close-ups of the jazz caverns mth dental sta-
lagmites and stalactites, I feel like a Jonah and
long for a dial with which to turn off the weird,
offending vision of the "wail." I believe there

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The Flappers of Hollywood

Morrill, Kan.

Anotlier score for Photoplay. That was a
great article, "Home Rules for Holly^vood
Flappers." If only all girls could read it,
especially those who think it smart to smoke,
drink, and stay out all hours of the night, and
think nothing whatever of the opinions of their

I am just a flapper myself and believe in
having good times, but not to be unreasonable.
Some girls, boys too, are always quoting what
Hollywood would do. They seem to think the
stars' real life is like the characters they por-
tray on the screen.

That article was as good as any lecture, and
I am glad it showed the real life of the coming
young flapper stars. We love them all and are
watching them closely. I still think more of
Hollywood than e%er; and those who are
always talking against Hollywood — well, I will
have another good argimient for them.

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A Vote for Golden Silence

Northport, N. Y.

Alas, what is becoming of our good old-
fashioned movies? Is there a producer who
wants to make a gold mine? Simply adx'ertise
that his theaters give only the silent drama —
no talkies.

Many of my friends deplore the passing of
the silent movie, where one's eyes brought the
picture and description to one in silent, restful
enjoyment. Now one has to elongate one's
ears to unravel what is being said by voices
that are anything but pleasant. The canned
music, which has taken the place of the organ
and orchestra, is extremely annoying to me,

and I am sure to all people of a certain refine-
ment of taste.

Producers, please let us have more of the
golden silence and less of the canned noise, and
may we see the revival of such glorious pictures
as "The Volga Boatman," " Scaramouche,"
and "Resurrection."

A big bouquet for Photoplay, which I read
ever}' month.

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A Tribute to the New Mary

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