Loew's Greeley Square, New York - December 20th, 1926
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!
And as no one was stirring -- especially not even the famous mouse -- Norma Shearer freely relegates herself to that overpowering spirit that comes with Christmas tide, youth, and the pleasure of reading that charming, immortal verse of Clement Clarke Moore, "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Here is the exquisite Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer star as she would convey the expression of Christmas.
TWO M-G-M SPECIALS OPEN ON BROADWAY NEXT WEEK
"Tell It To The Marines" and "Fire Brigade" Mark Great Advance in Co-operation Between Film Companies and Government Agencies.
ILLUSTRATING more effectively and more comprehensively than ever before what can be accomplished by intimage co-operation in picture-making between a film company and government or civic agencies, "Tell It To The Marines" and "The Fire Brigade," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's two new specials, will strike a new note in film annals when they have their premieres on Broadway in the near future. "The Fire Brigade" comes to the Central Theatre Monday evening, December 20, while "Tell It To The Marines" has its premiere at the Embassy Theatre, Thursday, Dec. 23.
BOTH of these feature photo-plays were made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with the detailed assistance of, in one case, the United States Marine Corps, and in the other, the fire chiefs of the nation. This unique aid rendered it possible to make thes pictures absolutely true in every respect to the backgrounds with which they were concerned.
LON CHANEY, who, for once, plays his role without a make-up, is supported by William Haines and Eleanor Boardman in "Tell It To The Marines."
"THE FIRE BRIGADE" has Charles Ray and May McAvoy in feaured roles, and a strong supporting cast, including Tom O'Brien, Holmes Herbert, Eugenie Besserer, Bert Woodruff, Warner P. Richmond, Edwin Connelly and DeWitt Jennings.
With the closing of the unusual amusement park sequence in the Elinor Glyn-Clarence Badger production of "It," Miss Bow removed her greasepaint, with the prospect of a few days rest before she launches work as one of the featured players in the all-star cast of "Children of Divorce." Her supporting cast in "It" included Antonio Moreno, William Austin, Jacqueline Gadsdon and Priscilla Bonner.
NEGRI TO MAKE "CONFESSION" NEXT
Upon her return the first week in January she will start on her next starring vehicle, "Confession," from the pen of Ernest Jajda, the Hungarian author. Note: The eventual title of this film was Woman on Trial.
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WELBY COOKE'S NOVELTY ACT
MAIL Your Christmas Cards and Parcels EARLY!
Louise Dresser and Gertrude Olmsted have been added to the cast of Lon Chaney's starring picture, "Mr. Wu." Miss Dresser, famous character heroine of "The Goose Woman," is cast in the new picture as Mrs. Gregory, mother of the young Englishman who suffers the vengeance of the sinister Chinese Manarin, the character enacted by Chaney, Miss Olmsted will play her daughter.
Ricardo Cortez has an important part in "New York," now in production, the story of an East Side musical genius who rises to fame as a composer and marries an heiress, the latter part being taken by Lois Wilson. Many of the famous sights of the Metropolis will be seen in this picture.
A.P. Younger, noted scenarist, who has just completed the continuity of "Slide, Kelly, Slide," is to write the adaption of Kathleen Norris' "The Callahans and the Murphys," which George Hill will direct for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Count Ilya Tolstoy, son of the famous Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy, author of "Resurection," will play the role of his father in thescreen prologue of the picture, in which he will make his movie debut.
ADOLPHE MENJOU AND ALICE JOYCE IN MICHAEL ARLEN'S "THE ACE OF CADS"
Loew's Greeley Square, December 23-24-25-26
A glittering production of London and Paris night life.
ADOLPHE MENJOU CHOOSES MICHAEL ARLEN STORY AS VEHICLE
"The most sensational literary phenomenon of the decade" is the way one critic describes Michael Arlen, author of "The Ace of Cads," which has been made into a picture with Adolphe Menjou starring in the title role.
Writing about English society in an original satiric manner, Arlen, a young Armenian who makes London his home, has jumped into the "best seller" class with amazing swiftness.
His best known books are "Mayfair," "The Green Hat" and "These Charming People." As stage plays, the last two were astounding hits on Broadwy. "The Ace of Cads," one of the stories grouped in "Mayfair," was adapted for screen use by Forrest Halsey.
Adolphe Menjou's choise of "The Ace of Cads" as a starring vehicle was a happy one, as it enables him to portray the kind of role in which he is the most popular -- a sophisticate London society man who "wears his sins as non-chalantly as a monocle." Featured in support of the actor are Alice Joyce and Norman Trevor. A word to the wise -- is more than suficient.
RADIO CELEBRITY IN FILMS
Colonel C.T. Davis, a retired British Army officer, playwright and actor, makes his screen debut in Adolphe Menjou's starring picture, "The Ace of Cads."
After twenty years of service in India and france, Colonel Davis came to the United States as director and leading man of Elsie Ferguson's stage play, "The Wheel of Life." Last year he played the lead in "Bachelor' Brides," of which he was co-author.
Recently, Davis has devoted most of this time to radio-broadcasting and is widely known to radio listeners as the creator of "Old Man Donaldson."
DISTANCE LENDS ENCHANTMENT TO NEW ZANE GREY FILM
A trip that started on a regular railroad, shifted to a narrow-gauge, then to automobiles and finally, to pack trains, recently ended with a company ensconced about fifty miles from the last sign of civilization, shooting scenes for "Man of the Forest," famous Zane Grey novel of the outdoors, coming here as one of our attractions next week, in which Jack Holt, Georgia Hale and El Brendel have leading roles.
The company left Hollywood in several special cars attached to a limited train. At Mojave, the cars were switched to a branch line that took them to Owenyo, California. There the company boarded the narrow gauge and spent half a day covering the fifty miles to Laws, where another change wsa made to automobiles, that after a stop in Bishop, landed them at Mammoth Camp. Pack trains of horses and mules were then utilized to take the cameras into a mountain-walled valley where virgin scenery that had never been registered by a camera's eye, was shot.
Coming here December 20-21-22 in "Man of the Forest"
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