Clipped from US, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Inquirer, November 29, 1921

dER192JWEEKto£aQUEEN OF SHEBA99Brilliant Hiatsrleal Spectacle U Shewn* At the StanteaNo mord tremendous, thrilling. andcompelling picture has erer been shown- I on the screen of a Philadelphia picturelt v - . cap * _, ■ *• .theatre than that offered at the Sun-♦ fton during the next six day* as the feature for Jubilee Week, In the dramatization and adapting to the screen of The Queen of Sheba. ’ the greatest love story of the ages, a careful study and research wai made by Mis* Virginia Tracy, who wrote the scenario. In addition* to the Bible, the author consulted the •‘Talmud,” the ’Koran, and La Reine de Saba.” a book discovered in a musty book shop. Thestory in every important detail, is historically accurate, but this accuracy in no way detracts from the romance, the suspense, nor- the tremendous climax toward the close of the picture. Betty Riythe, now bailed as a premiere screen beauty, appears without doubt at her best. The splendor of the queenly garb of the renowned Queen of Sheba endows her with a radiance that has rarely been.surpassed.No detail has been spared in the making of the picture. The atmosphere is completely and convincingly Egyptian, from the splendid structure of the royal temples, the gorgeous and luxurious boudoirs, and the spacious halls of wisdom.” to the smallest detail of costume. Thousands of extras are used in the storming of the Castle in the grand climax where the Queen of Hbeba r^-turns'to Solomon’s Temple to recover her lost child. Hundred* of horse# andcamels ami caravans are used in thedesert journeys. But probably no moment of the inspiring picture is more gripping than the chariot race between the Queen of Shelba and the jealousPrinces* Vashti who seek* to shame herrival before Solomon by her superiorhorsemanship* The white Arabian horses of the Queen and the blacks of the revengeful Princess perform a real race, the chariots swaying to and fro as they dash to breakneck speed.holding the audience breathlessly on theedge of its chair. .*Educationally, The picture is invaluable. More is learned of King Solomon, his court, and of that portion of Riblicau hiftory in the two hours' performancethan could be gleaned from days of study from books. . The story of the baby and the two mothers who claimed it is probably the best known tradition of Solomon’s Court, and this is but one of the incidents of the w iadornof the Great Solomon that is pictured. The love story of Solomon and the[lovely Queen is in dtself of sueh;beauty J ei is* to attract great rroyr«* Tka mas. laThemaonrtNficence of the spreeatCptV’tacJ** wmmnw thlbe sufficient to rank it greatest of pictures, ^Theplendidlyarranged plot would be sufficient toplace the picture among the best, but all these features together combine tomake The Queen of Sheba” a pictureTthjiaPlt;4giarththat will attract evefalth'o^ to whommotion pictures generally make no appeal. The music used throughout the picture w*as composed and arranged by Krn© Rapee. Prominent in the cast are Frit* Lieber. King Solomon; Claire de Lorez, Queen Amarafh. wife of Solo-mon; G, Raymohd Nye, as of Soiornon; George Nicholls, as King David, god. little Pat Moore as Sheba’s small *on. ■- rM i . M *1-* — *.JTi . • h.s~ * lt;i Wh- ■ W * +-4 * J??:* *•TV- .•am1IIIIi1iiIi1tAPf.**henVIlt;!*lt;8oI]neiS