Screen Opinions (1923-24)

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22 SCREEN OPINIONS TELLS THE TRUTH thousand dollars for an operation on Rose’s eyes. He is sent up the river for five years; and Rose, on regaining her sight, is told that he is dead. Released two years before the expiration of his term, Jimmy appears on the scene on the evening when Rose is making her debut on the concert stage. When she is about to decide to marry another Bull and Slip bring Jimmy to her home, and the story ends with a reunion of the former sweethearts. PROGRAM COPY — “Mighty Lak’ a Rose” — With an All-Star Cast, Featuring James Rennie and Dorothy Mackail The truth of the old adage, “Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast,” is fully exemplified in the emotional melodrama, “Mighty Lak’ a Rose,” with an all-star cast headed by James Rennie and Dorothy Mackail. “TIGER’S CLAW”— [Class B] 65% (Especially prepared for screen) Story: — Adventures of Englishman Married to Half Caste Through Gratitude VALUE CAST Photography — Good — Faxon Dean. Sam Sandell Jack Holt TYPE OF PICTURE — Interesting. Harriet Halehurst Eva Novak Moral Standard — Average. Henry Frazer Halehurst George Periolat — — Raj Singh Bertram Grassby Story — Average — Drama — Family. Chameli Brentwood Aileen Pringle Star — Good — Jack Holt. Sathoo Ram Carl Stockdale Author — Average — Jack Cunningham. George Malvin Frank Butler Direction — Good — Joseph Henabery. Prince George Field Adaptation — Good — Jack Cunningham. Azun Evelyn Selbie Technique — Good. Spiritual Influence — Neutral. April 15 to 30, 1923. Producer — Paramount Footage — 5,297 ft. Distributor — Famous Players Oar Opinion MORAL O’THE PLAY— None. East Indian Atmosphere and Mild Thrill in Bursting Dam Features of Picture Moving at a moderate pace, exciting an average amount of interest in the romantic and adventurous experience of an English engineer in India, “The Tiger’s Claw” provides mild entertainment. An accident, in which Sam Sandell, English engineer, is torn by a tiger, has a bit of a thrill, which is followed by a series of romantic scenes, in which the half-caste girl, Chameli, who has saved his life, wins what Sandell believes to be his love, but which later developments reveal is merely a deep sense of gratitude. There is no fault to be found with the direction of the picture, nor with its adaptation, and we believe it will prove satisfactory in the majority of theatres. The attempted destruction of a dam which has just been completed by Sandell, contains a moment or two of suspense, and the attempted murder of Henry Halehurst and his daughter by strangling, in accordance with methods instituted by an East Indian religious sect, is also more or less exciting. The cast is composed of competent players, Jack Holt, Eva Novak and Eileen Pringle doing excellent work as the central figures of the story’s romance. STORY OF THE PLAY Sam Sandell’s commission to build an irrigation dam in a remote section of India is prefaced by a misunderstanding with Harriet Halehurst, his sweetheart. While in India he is attacked by a tiger, and imagining himself to be in love with Chameli, a pretty half-caste girl to whom he is indebted for his survival, he marries her. Later, when he is called to a conference a couple of days’ journey away, in which he is warned of the duplicity of the natives and of a suspected plot to destroy him, he meets again his former sweetheart. In the events that follow, Chameli becomes jealous of the English girl, and aids the conspirators in a plot to strangle her, together with her father. Control of the situation is gained by the natives when Sandell, given a stupefying drug secretly placed in a beverage, is unable to carry out his plans. In the end Chameli, trying to save Sandell from a jealous lover, is shot and killed. The story ends happily, with a reunion of Sandell and his former sweetheart in a bond of love. PROGRAM COPY— “The Tiger’s Claw”— Featuring Jack Holt Sam Sandell’s perspective on woman became a bit biased when, removed from the circles of civilization, he persuaded himself that he loved a half-caste Hindu girl. There is plenty to interest you in one Englishman’s adventures in India. Jack Holt, Eva Novak and Aileen Pringle are prominent in “The Tiger’s Claw.” No Advertising Support Accepted!