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MARY PICKFORD IN 'THE HOODLUM.'
A pet kitten afflicted with fits, instruc tions in toughening the shimmie dance, a method for estabk9hing amicable rela tions between Ireland and Jerusalem, how to catch 'crooks' with a milk bottle, and how to shock a butier with a powder putf —those are a few of the comical situations
in lhe Hoodlum,' ilary Piektord's second production from her own studios— now being screened twice daily at West's Olympia. As Amy Burke, Miss Picktord haa an unusual role. She is first seen as a spttled granddaughter oi the wealthy Alexander Guthrie. Silk pyjamas, several fancy-built roadsters, a private tutor with sheil-rim glasses are a few oif her posses sions. Then, in order to live with her .ather; who is determined to write a book on sociology, and, incidentally, 'to live among the poor. Amy pertly informs her. granddad that there ia no chance for her to visit Europe with him; she ts going to live with her father. Life for Amy in the tenements seems one long siege oi degrada
tion.. While her grandfather is supposedly ytaiting the crowned heads of Europe, Amy is -watching 'the crowned cans of beer being distributed in Creigban street. Among those whom Amy meets in the tenements are William Turner, a 6trnggling artist with a past not as black aa it is painted, and Peter Cooper, a wealthy old recluse. How Peter Cooper serves as the medium through -which a reconciliation among the Burke family is effected, and how the struggling artist, aids Amy in, cracking her grandfather's ea^e and steals her heart, provides a comical endjto 'the production.