Great American Comedy New York Cast of Six Exceptional ActorsNot a Moving Picture
Two Scenes from
ETER B. KYNE, who wrote
spent his spare time several years ago along the San Francisco water front, acquainting himself with the rare types of humanity peculiar to that locality. There he met an old sea captain with a keen sense of humor, who always insisted on having his own way, right or wrong. Around this weather-beaten old sea-dog, Mr. Kyne wrote the
stories which found favor with millions of readers of the Saturday Evening Post.
was dramatized and presented on Broadway with Tom Wise and William Courtenay in the leading roles. These stars are shown in the illustrations on the other side of this circular.
The opening scene of the play is in the office of Alden P. Ricks, known to his friends as
—gruff, blustering, headstrong, but never vindictive.
Early in the action of the play, we become acquainted with John Skinner, general manager for
but manager in name only. We meet Cecil Pericles Bernard, a young waster of New York, whose father, an old friend of
tires of his son's prodigality, and sends him out to
primarily to make a man of the lad, but incidentally with an eye to business, for the father has hopes that Cecil will become attached romantically and legally to Florence Ricks, the pretty daughter of
and his heiress.
We also meet Captain Ole Peterson, in command of one of
schooners. Ole has been charged by
to take Matt Peasley, the first mate, who is a handsome and impertinent youngster, and figuratively
nail him to the mast.
Ole, however, returns from his mission with one eye in mourning, for it has stopped Matt's fist. Incidentally, Matt becomes master of the ship by might, if not by right. In a most ingenious way Matt wins
respect—and his daughter. Cecil is perfectly satisfied, for eventually he gets the girl whom his father sent him West to forget.
is one of the cleanest plays on the American stage. In it there is not a dull moment. It is so delightfully different that you will talk about it for months. It is a human document right out of the Book of Life.
will be presented here by a New York cast organized and coached by William J. Keighley, manager of the Redpath Bureau's New York City Producing Department.
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