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PRODUCTION NEWS What’s Happening at the Studios and Exchanges. Lloyd Makes “T.N.T.” for Paramount; New Films. (8 May 1929)
 
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  • PRODUCTION NEWS What’s Happening at the Studios and Exchanges. Lloyd Makes “T.N.T.” for Paramount; New Films. (8 May 1929)
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  • PRODUCTION NEWS What’s Happening at the Studios and Exchanges. Lloyd Makes “T.N.T.” for Paramount; New Films. TTAROLD LLOYD, having 1 completed the silent version of “T.N.T.,” is now working on the sound sequences, according to the latest bulletin from the Paramount studios. Maurice Chevalier has finished “1 he Innocents of Paris,” in which he sings eight songs, and Douglas Mac Lean is nearing completion of “The Carnation Kid." “Burlesque,” a film musical comedy, lias started in production with Nancy Carroll heading a cast of Broadway stage players. Betty Compson to Star for R.K.O. Wesley Ruggles Will Direct WESLEY RUGGLES has signed a contract with William Le Baron calling for his direction of Betty Compson’s first Radio Picture, “The Viennese Charmer,” a romantic tale of a prince among the flappers of Greenwich Village, from the “Young’s Magazine” story by Coreny Wonderly. erly. The Village, in all its hectic and romantic phases is to be thoroughly ughly covered. The picture will be done in dialogue. logue. Griffith Has Made 431 Productions “T ADY OF THE NIGHT,” United Artists picture, is the 4 31st motion picture directed by David Wark Griffith. His films have cost £3,208,500, and they have grossed £14,013,250 over a 20-year period. Figures computed by D. W. Griffith fith Corporation in Hollywood indicate dicate that £6,250,000 profit has been made during 20 years. DAUL LUCAS, Hungarian actor, -*■ has an important part in the Paramount synchronised production, tion, “The Shopworn Angel.” There is a dialogue sequence during the picture, in which the voices of Lukas and the other principals in the cast, Nancy Carroll and Gary Cooper will be heard. Clive Brook plays the blind English officer in “The Four Feathers,” ers,” based on the well-known novel by A. E. W. Mason. Others in the cast include Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, William Powell and Noah Beery. “The Four Feathers” is being made in sound synchronised and silent form. Charles Rogers has the role of a jazz band leader in the talking and singing production, “Close Harmony,” already arrived in Australia. Nancy Carroll has another other important part as a vaudeville ville headliner. Others in the cast include “Skeets” Gallagher and Jack Oakie. Scenes of Paramount’s alltalking talking picture, “The Studio Murder der Mystery,” will show how a talking film is made. The story of the production centres round the murder of a motion picture star. Now filming the picture has Doris Hill, Warner Oland, Fredric March and Neil Hamilton ton in the cast. Barbara Kent is opposite Harold old Lloyd in “T.N.T.,” and Francis cis Lee is in Mac Lean’s “The Carnation nation Kid.” DIVERSION,” the Broadway stage play, is being adapted for the screen by Harold Shumate. It will be a First-National-Vitaphone dialogue logue picture, directed by John Griffith fith Wray. First National to Film “Twin Beds” Jack Mulhall to Star RST NATIONAL-Vitaphone has *- announced the purchase of the noted stage success, “Twin Beds,” as a starring vehicle for Jack Mulhall. Patsy Ruth Miller will have the feminine lead. Alfred Santell will direct, and production duction is scheduled to start immediately. mediately. Miles Mander , who is featured in the C.A.F. release , “Parisiennes,” nes,” Isepa production. Benita Hume and Kenneth McLaglen in “ Balaclava,” B.D.F.’s first sound super for Australian release. Earle Foxe, who is featured in several Fox productions for future release. O. P. Heggie in “The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu” Paramount Makes Film as All- Talkie THE British legation at Pekin, which was the scene of a massacre sacre by the Boxers in July, 1910, has been reconstructed in a huge set at the Paramount Hollywood studios for the all-talking picture, “The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu.” The incident was one of the most tragic in the world’s history, for men, women and children were slain without mercy, till retribution tion came in the shape of a relief force of 12,000 men comprising British, French, German, Russian, American and Japanese troops. Rowland V. Lee is directing the picture, and players featured in the cast include Warner Oland, O. P. Heggie, Neil Hamilton, Jean Arthur and William Austin. Five New Films Ready for Fox. TN the cutting room at the Fox A studios are “Trent’s Last Case,” directed by Howard Hawks; “Blue Skies,” the first directorial effort of Alfred E. Werker; “Girls Gone Wild,” a Lew Seiler production, and “Not Quite Decent,” directed by Irving ving Cummings and starring Louise Dresser. “Square Shoulders,” New Talkie for P.D.C. J'U> lOR COGHLAN has completed pleted his first dialogue production, duction, “Square IShoulders,” and from all reports he handled this difficult medium like a veteran. Playing with such an old-timer of both the stage and screen as Louis Wolheim, Junior more than held this own, according to reports. ports. “Square Shoulders” is a powerful ful heart-interest drama dealing with a shiftless father’s tremendous ous devotion to his son. JJEART AND HAND,” a short A story by Olive Edens appearing ing in McCall’s Magazine, has been purchased by Universal Pictures Corporation. It is a sensational triangle angle story of a father and son who love the same girl. Big Cast for C.A.F.’s “The Plaything.” r IFE IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME,” the British International national Picture, which has been re-titled “The Plaything,” has at the head of its cast several very well-known English players, in eluding Nigel Barrie, Estelle Brody, and Heather Thatcher, It was produced at the 8.1. P. studios at Elstree, and will be released by C.A.F. I nit oil Artists Will Star Lupc Velez. T UPE VELEZ will be elevated to stardom in her next United Artists’ vehicle. No title has been selected for the story written by Jules Furthmann with the Argentine tine as its locale. Lewis Milestone will direct. Rupert Julian Directs M-G-M’s “The Green Ghost” Ernest Torrence Cast in Mystery Thriller TORRENCE, famous for his work in “The Cossacks,” acks,” “The Bridge of San Luis Rey” and other M-G-M pictures, has been assigned the role of Dr. Ballou in “The Green Ghost," M-G-M’s scren version of the Ben Hecht mystery drama. Torrence will play the role of a British Army physician in the new picture, in which fiften army officers icers are the centre of a weird murder plot. Rupert Julian, who directed “Three Faces East” and other hits, will direct the new production. Roland Young, noted stage star, plays the leading male role and John Loder, Lionel Belmore, Polly Moran, Richard Travers and others of note are in the cast. “HPHRU DIFFERENT EYES,” an all-dialogue production made wholly by Fox Movietone, featuring Mary Duncan, Edmund Lowe and Warner Baxter, is nearing the finish under the direction of John G. Blystone, stone, and William K. Howard has made great progress on his feature length Fox Movietone, “The Valiant,” iant,” featuring Paul Muni. "The Little Wildcat ” is a Warner film starring Audrey Ferris, James Murray, Doris Dawson, for early release by F.N. Jetta Goudal, William Boyd and Lupe Velez are in this shot from D. W. Griffith's “Lady of the Night” for U.A. From “Modern Marriage,” new First National release in which Richard Walling, Alec B. Francis, and Betty Bronson are cast. Dolores Del Rio in for U.A. Edwin Carewe Directs Version of Longfellow’s Play Dramatised by Finis Fox, “Evangeline” is the latest Edwin Carewe contribution to United Artists’ list of forthcoming releases. The picture will provide the screen version of Longfellow’s famous ous poem, and it is claimed that the most has been made of the romantic, tic, devotional and dramatic episodes sodes that abound in the original. Dolores Del Rio, whose work in “Resurrection” and “Ramona” established her as a front rank heroine, is the star of “Evangeline.” geline.” The cast also features Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis, James Marquis, John Holland, and numerous other celebrated players. Broadway Player Paul Page with Fox Broadway to Hollywood in one jump is Paul Page’s boast. He was selected to play the lead in “Speakeasy,” Fox Movietone production, after the director, Ben Stoloff, saw him play in a Broadway way stage play. Yeung- Stars in Paramount Talkies "THE screen must always deal in terms of pictures and beauty,” says Jesse L. Lasky, vice-president of Paramount, “and the addition of speech to the screen has not changed the preference of the public lic for youthful players. The romance ance of youth is still the biggest attraction of the screen.” Paramount has many young stars and players who will be seen and heard in coming sound and talking pictures. Clara Bow has just completed her first all-talkie titled “The Wild Party.” Nancy Carroll will appear in five sound and all-dialogue pictures including ing “The Shopworn Angel,” “Abie’s Irish Rose,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Charles Rogers stars in the talking and singing picture, “Close Harmony,” just completed; and Richard Arlen and Mary Brian are co-featured in the alltalking talking “The Man I Love,” which is now in production. Dorothy Mackaill to Star for F.\. TAOROTHY MACKAILL will star JL/​ alone in her forthcoming First National-Vitaphone picture, as yet untitled. It is a story of a business girl, her experiences with various suitors and her final romance. Charles Delaney, who plays opposite posite Alice White in “Show Girl” and in “Broadway Babies,” has been signed for Miss Mackaill’s leading man in this dialogue picture. James Finlayson, character actor, will also have a role in the picture. “Collegians” Start “The Rivals.” PRODUCTION has been started at Yosemite Valley on “The Rivals,” fourth picture in Universal’s sal’s “The Collegians.” George Lewis and Dorothy Gulliver head the cast and company of 60 on location in the snow. Nat Ross is directing the series with sound effects and dialogue. Stage Star Dorothy Appleby in “Listen Baby” Eddie Quillan Starred in P.D.C.’s Second Talkie JAOROTHY APPLEBY, a young U New York stage actress who first won fame when she was chosen as “Miss Maine” in a contest test staged in Boston by Rudolph Valentino, has been signed to play one of the two leading feminine roles with Eddie Quillan in “Listen, ten, Baby!” P.D.C.’s second alltalking talking picture. By a coincidence, Miss Appleby appeared with Elsie Janis in “Puzzles of 1926,” and Miss Janis. with Gene Markey, is the author of “Listen, Baby!” Casey Robinson, former title writer and scenarist, will direct “Listen, Baby!” Its screen-anddialogue dialogue version was written by William Conselman and Scott Darling, ling, the former also supervising the production. THE final title selected for George O’Brien’s latest production duction for Fox, in which he has been directed by David Butler, is “Masked Emotions.” It is taken from a story by Ben Ames Williams liams called “A Son of Anak.” William Haines will next be seen in “Alias Jimmy Valentine,” from which M-G-M film this shot is taken. Cullen Landis, Ethel Wales, Marie Prevost, Ned Sparks, principals cipals in “On to Reno,” a coming P.D.C. production. Douglas Fairbanks. Jnr., and Marceline Day, who art featured in “Jazz Age,” RKO picture for early release . Lya De Putti for B. The Informer C. Will Release Version of O’Flaherty’s Novel LYA DE PUTTI, after completing ing several roles in Hollywood productions, has been signed to star in "The Informer” for British International Pictures. Dr. Arthur Robinson, who made his mark with several outstanding ing Continental productions, will direct this version of Liam O’Flaherty’s novel. Warwick Ward and Lars Hanson are featured. The film will be released through C.A.F. FOLLOWING the successful interpretation terpretation of an important role in the C.A.F. release, “Parisiennes,” Louis Lerch, is next to be seen in Richard Eichberg’s latest film for 8.1. P., “The Whirl of Life.” This picture was previously viously named "The Switchback,” and forms one of the C.A.F. releases leases for the year. Henry George and Fee Malten also have prominent ent parts. Actor Also Composer of “Broadway” Music PAUL PORCASI, who plays the role of Nick the Greek in Universal’s talkie, "Broadway,” which Carl Laemmle is producing, ing, has composed one of the song numbers which Gus Arnheim’s Cccoanut Grove orchestra plays for the revue in the picture. The name of the number is “Yolanda,” and Arnheim is using the orchestrated version of the number in the gorgeous geous Paradise Night Club set. “In Old Arizona” Gets Los Angeles Record. TN OLD ARIZONA” has just closed A its run at the Criterion Theatre, Los Angeles, after smashing all existing isting marks for eleven weeks. In that time “In Old Arizona” grossed over £40,000, or an average of almost £4,000 weekly. The best previous average for a run at the Criterion Theatre in the past few years has been £1,700. •‘Chasing Through Europe,” Fox’s Last Silent Film THE Fox Corporation announce A that all pictures will be made with dialogue. The actors who have not trained speaking voices found themselves potentially jobless, but an order from Sol Wurtzel’s office declared that all directors under contract tract must report at once to learn to make dialogue pictures. A director tor who has made no dialogue pictures tures will sit in with members of a talkie unit in order to study the new technique. Six silent pictures are in production. tion. Another, “Chasing Through Europe,” goes into production shortly under A 1 Werker’s direction. It is the last silent motion picture to be produced by Fox. GEORGE STONE, famous for his underworld characterisations, is playing a small town touch in “The Girl in the Glass Cage,” a First-National-Vitaphone ional-Vitaphone picture with an allstar star cast. “The Firstborn” Here for B.D.F. John Loder and Marceline Carroll Co-Star. TWTILES MANDER’S production, in -•A-*- which he plays a leading role, •‘The Firstborn,” is his first attempt at direction, and he has achieved a complete success, it is stated. It has a strong dramatic story, and is lavishly produced, introducing many innovations in studio settings. Madeleine Carroll is in the feminine lead, and John Loder makes his first appearance in British films as star. This production passed the Commonwealth monwealth Censor last week, and will shortly be released by B.D.F. IVjTCOLAS KOLIN, playing the leading role of Ali the cobbler in the Ufa production, “Secrets of the East,” has been rated in England land as the greatest screen comedian edian yet seen in a European film. The story, which is of the Arabian Nights variety, is such that lends itself to every attempt at the spectacular. tacular. It was produced by Alexander Wolkoff and will be released leased by C.A.F. Vilma Banky in a scene from “This Is Heaven,” her latest for United Artists. “The Ghost Talks,” a new mystery thriller Fox Movietone feature is set for early release. Constance Talmadge as she appears in the forthcoming United Artists release. “Venus.” This film was made in Europe. Will Rogers Signs for Fox Talkies Owen Davis Works on First Vehicle IjXXLLOWING on the announcement that George Jessell has been signed by Fox, comes news that the company has also secured Will Rogers on a two year contract. Rogers, America’s best known comedy talker and homespun philosopher, sopher, will start on his first production duction shortly. Owen Davis, famed dramatist, has finished the dramatisation tisation of the subject, which has not yet been titled. Beatrice Joy for F.N. Talkies OPENING at the Palace Theatre in Chicago, Leatrice Joy has enjoyed joyed a most successful vaudeville tour on the Keith-Orpheum circuit. She will soon close the tour, and will return to California to start work on her new starring contract with First National-Vitaphone Pictures. She will appear in four stellar vehicles, the first to be selected soon by First National officials. Caldwell-Hilliker Editing “The Lucky Star.” CAPTAIN H. H. CALDWELL and Katherine Hilliker, ace writers, will edit “Lucky Star,” the new Fox Gaynor-Farrell vehicle. “Lucky Star” is a dramatic story of afterthe-far the-far New England. Lew Borzage is assistant to his brother, Frank. It will be a silent picture, and is in the fifth week of its production schedule. John Russell Writing for RKO. THE prolific pen of John Russell, recently signed Radio Pictures writer, is now busily engaged under William Le Baron at the RKO Studios in Hollywood, on coming films for this producing company. Russell is a writer of the colorful, the romantic and the mystic, and his work moved the late Joseph Conrad to declare that he was the “best short story writer in America.” “Careers” is Billie Dove’s First Talkie CAREERS” will mark Billie Dove’s first appearance in talking pictures tures for First National-Vitaphone, and much interest has been attracted to the event. John Francis Dillon is directing this dramatic narrative of intrigue in Cochin-China. The story was adapted apted to the screen by Forrest Halsey sey from the German work by Rosenhayn hayn and Schirokrauer, and the sensational sational features of the story have been retained in the screen version. Miss Dove’s role is that of the wife of a young diplomatic officer who honor that her husband’s future may be furthered. The cast of “Careers” includes Antonio tonio Moreno, Noah Beery, Carmel Myers, Thelma Todd, Robert Frazer, Sojin, Robert Schable, Holmes Herbert bert and others of cinematic note. Ned Marin is producing the picture. T FLIA SWAYNE GORDON has been signed for a role in First National’s “The Girl in the Glass Cage,” directed by Ralph Dawson. Gibson Starts “Point West” for Universal x\lberta Vaughn Cast in Leading Role TAKING a company of fifty, ineluding eluding the Universal ranch riders, cast and technical staff, Hoot Gibson has gone to Lone Pine in the High Sierras to begin filming his next Universal starring picture, “Points West,” written by B. M. Bower. Alberta Vaughn is leading woman, and Frank Campeau the heavy. Others in the cast are Jack Raymond, Martha Franklin, Milt Brown and Jim Corey. So well pleased were Gibson and Universal officials with the excellent lent work of Arthur Rosson on Gibson’s latest, ‘The Winged Horseman,” hailed by critics as his best in months, that Rosson was re-signed to direct “Points West.” Backstage shot in “Close Harmony,” a Paramount talkie, with Charles Rogers and Nancy Carroll. Victor McLaglen and Clyde Cook in the recently released Fox production, “Strong Boy.” Dramatic moment in “The Letter,” Paramount talkie from Somerset Maugham’s play star ring Jeanne Eagles.
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