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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX i THE LETHBRIDGE OAJtY HEIULD 1917 J.W t: v AT THE ORPKEUK TOMORROW, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. An All-Star Cast Impersonates the Vital Virile Characters in the Play, and the Onlooker Believes He Is Really Seeing the Whole Story The story- tells ot the love (or Mer- thrill Torre arc several "maa-to-man" tidy, a pretty young sctigol f fights, and many scenes of. sentiment troth Vermont, by sturdy men. honest John Gayiord'and gambler Dari BenneL Jiuth become suitors for tlie band of the maiden. Bennett wins her almost will, and Gaylord retires to his 'mountain hut crushed And hopeloss. The murder of Merridy by her jealous husband, who accuses Gaylord of the crime, after the latter has fled with Bennett's little daughter that she may be saved from evil in- fluences that surround her The child, Xccia, grows up in the .belief that Gaylord is her father, and an Indian squaw whom be lives is her mother. To comes humor. The m'outain, desert, lake and river scenes ETC beautiful and picturesque. and the difficult characterizations arc in an able manner by a carefully selected cast. Mitchell Lewis is particularly cffective'ln his portray- al of the-lovable Toleon. while Mabel Scott is first the mother and then the child, acting both .parts with feeling emotional appeal. Other prominent roles are well acted by Rus- sell Simpson, as Gaylord; Howard Hall. 4s. Bsnnett; Victor Sutherland W Burrell; Edward Roseman as riunaion and Mary Kennevau Carr a company of United States soldiers.lss Alluna. The production was made and one of them, handsome young under- the. direction of Edgar Lewis. Burrell, loves Xecia, who iror-ithe scenario being by A. Oil-Spear. 'ships him. But the Indian bicod that] Music specially written by Fred O. is snpposed to run In her veins is "the Hanks and Levy accompanies the barrier" between them. 'Poleon Doret. a big-hearted Frenchman, also loves the girl, and it fs through his nobility and self sacrifice that happiness comes to the'girl soljier many exciting experiences for them all. .The arrival of Dan Bennett, hla recognition of'his long lost daughter the renewal of the contest between him and and. the participa- tion in the plot of a number of other characters cause a succession o! hap- penings that produce thrill after presentation. Cast of Characters Merridy' -Mabel Julienne Scott John Gaylord Russ el Simpson Dan 'Bennett Howard Hall Necia Mabel Jullena Scott Lt- Meade Burrell. .Victor Sutherland John Gftle Russell Simpson 'Poleon Doret Mitchell Lewis Ben Stark Howard Hal? Ilunnlon Edward Roaemata "No Greet" Lee W. J. Cross Alluna i.. Mary Kcnnevan Carr AT THE ORPHEUM FRIDAY AND .SATURDAY. BMOIK mm mm TO "THE Big Picture Holts Vast Audi- races Through After Scene From the firet showing of .The by Rex Beach, from his at the Broadway theatre In Neifr YorK this wonderful picture has. profrcd an It captur-J hig audleiice at the Tery.itart them breathless through scene of swift, stirring; action. It called forth waves or as the the thriUIng .climaies were reached Aad.all because "The Barrier" fs a greut picture greatly highest ot photo drama. .A unique phase of "the New York run is that the press liae been abso- lutely unanimous In praise of "The Barrier" which is "heioR presentet under the sospices of Lfiwfs J. Selz nick. The entire production was made under the direct ol Mrv Beacb, SlniBclf, organized the Rex Bftach Pictures company to pro- duce in moving pictures his many pop- ular Barrier" will he seeii at (he Orphean tomorrow. "The BarrJer'1 marks the ward step' in motion ap- peal to the mind, the soul, as well cs :o tho eye. It is a picture reproduction of Res Beach's, famous story of human life In all Its Tvonfler- ful, inspiring aiid terrible and tragedy interwov- passion and. ehiotion of the mtnan heart vivified upon the screen. depends not 'upo spectacular effects, but upon the pow> r ot the story as told In thr. novel, the dramatic force'of Its presentation and ihe bc-auty ami grandeur of its ling It has the most dramatic scene r shovi-D on stage or Poleon of the Great Heart bids fare- well to his old friend and his life's love. It presents a grippins whea the barrier of racn and bloorl seems to come between Xbcia ara rer'solrller lover. It a. love story of wonderful beauty riid charT story tbat Ihrohs with ut-lightful rcn-ance. The Barrier" is produced by Mr. Beach's own company. The scenario is 3 faithful, artUtic, satisfying Interpre- tation of the The players were selected by Mr. Beach himself, for their personal their re- semblance to and sympathy with the characters they portray. They were thoroughly, patiently, efficiently train- ed to interpret those characters with lifelike sincerity and fidelity. Hex Beach, is the first great "writer to personally supervise the production of his, own to inject hJs own personality int.q detail even to the writing of the captions'. Principal Characters Taken -From Life in This Famous Book The distinction of Ijelng the. first author to produce his own looks fn motion pictures belongs to Hex Ueach America's moat famous who re- cently organized the Rex Beach, Pic urea company for the purpose ol mak- ing multiple-reel pfctures of Ms novels The first of these productions, "The will be seen al the Orphftura the'balance, of thia week. Rex Beach is one of the most popular authors Amcrira--has presented to the. world of romantic lit era tare, for his books ire true to the most Interesting of fill America types. The eale of Mr Beach's books runs into the hundreds of thousands, their popularity fs conatantiy Inf. "The Jhe moit flrnmafJc and thrillfnR of them all, was one ol the "best sellers" for a long period and still heads the list of fiction in03 called for In public libraries, Tt peculiarly, adapted to the motion pic ture. flB scene is laid among surround ings .of untisiial beauty and and the powerful situations of the story fairly tnnible over each" other from the Ifrst incident to the .fins' fc The prlnclple'characters in "The are, aa Mr, Beach when the' flrat publisher! taken from ariu women who the author niel and .knew In his five years' experience mining camps. Hence his asslstftnco ectlon of- the cast, as well ai'hh supervision of the productipn of'ih? picture, Insures Ha accuracj'. of Inlpr- and adds greatly to its In- terest ,T.HE ORPHEUM TOMORROW, FRIDAY AND 8ATURDAY. COMING 3OON, THESE DIG "Fall of a "The "The Girl "Trw.Mwqye of "On M We m i n "Mother O' ''Within 'Xcts. Three Days, Commencing Tomorrow Thurs., Fri., and Sat, Sept. Afternoons, 2.30 to 5. Evenings, 7 to 9 and 9 to 1.1 8-BIG PARTS-8 r Bigger and Better than "The Spoilers" "THURS. FRI. SAT, fl _ SuclTscefies'as "The never before been seen in filrn, vThey are unique letting, in'atiion, in' 1 humanlVl love problem of '.'the barrier" of and blood, is unus- i ,ual beauty and your heart, as no other story ever did.., dramatic moments follow one another breath-. Jcsislv.'' Paring, situations arise at- every turnr-i--The are'real fights. j terrifig struggle for the kidnapped girl on the'" desolate banks of the Yukon River is ajslassicj fex; Photo Play from the7 Great Now! 'By REX BEACH RDOJEACH PICTURES CO., SEE "THE BARRIER" NOWVLEARN FOR YOURSELF THE ARTISTIC AND EMOTIONAL, POSSIBILITIES Of THE THE BEAUTY AND POWER OF A GREAT STORY FAITHFULLY INTERPRETED A VIVID AISIP VIRILE fRIZATIQN OF REX BEACH'S FAMO0S In this fascinating epic of Alaskan Hfe you see unfolded thfe story of a great love crossed by the sinister "barrier" of race and tense, vivid; drama of primitive passions and emotions. Nothing like it heretofore been seen in motion marks a; new epoch aud sets a new Evenings, Children 25c i, 50c, 75c Matinees, Children 15c Adults 35c All Seats Reserved at Evening Perf ormance Special Musical Score, Interpreted by an Augmented V ;