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It is difficult to visit Dawson, a once large thriving city, now only marked by empty fields and a few hundred grave markers, without wondering about the people who lived, laughed, and enjoyed life in this place. The now gone Opera House was one of the places these people enjoyed. It had a theater which showed movies. You will find a list of the movies for 1923, as described in the weekly issues of the Dawson News in 1923. Since the town was destroyed as well as its records, information is rare and difficult to attain.  
 
It is difficult to visit Dawson, a once large thriving city, now only marked by empty fields and a few hundred grave markers, without wondering about the people who lived, laughed, and enjoyed life in this place. The now gone Opera House was one of the places these people enjoyed. It had a theater which showed movies. You will find a list of the movies for 1923, as described in the weekly issues of the Dawson News in 1923. Since the town was destroyed as well as its records, information is rare and difficult to attain.  
  
To see photos and find out more about the Movie House in the Opera House which exhibited these movies, [[Dawson,_Colfax_County,_New_Mexico,_Opera_House|click here]].  
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To see photos and find out more about the Movie House in the Opera House which exhibited these movies, [[Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, Opera House|click here]].  
  
 
To visit the Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, main page, [[Dawson, Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|click here]].   
 
To visit the Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, main page, [[Dawson, Mining Camp, Colfax County, New Mexico|click here]].   
 
To visit the 1923 Movie Schedule, January through June, [[Dawson, Colfax Conty, New Mexico, Movie House, 1923 Jan.-June|click here]].
 
 
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Latest revision as of 22:29, 28 February 2013

It is difficult to visit Dawson, a once large thriving city, now only marked by empty fields and a few hundred grave markers, without wondering about the people who lived, laughed, and enjoyed life in this place. The now gone Opera House was one of the places these people enjoyed. It had a theater which showed movies. You will find a list of the movies for 1923, as described in the weekly issues of the Dawson News in 1923. Since the town was destroyed as well as its records, information is rare and difficult to attain.

To see photos and find out more about the Movie House in the Opera House which exhibited these movies, click here.

To visit the Dawson, Colfax County, New Mexico, main page, click here

Contents

Introduction


The movies listed below were obtained from the advertisements found in all the weekly issues of the Dawson News for 1923. It was Dawson’s only newspaper published by a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corporation, the owner of this company town.

With the ending of WWI and the final burial of the unknown soldier in 1922, Americans looked towards celebrating life and paying off the war debt. The decade brought: the discovery of penicillin and insulin, the vote to women, the Supreme Court eliminated the minimum wage law, Howard Carter and George Herbert discovered King Tut’s tomb, Atlantic City hosted the first Miss America contest, Emily Post wrote the best selling Book of Manners, and, in 1922, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich became famous and very popular. 1923 was a political year of transition. President Harding died, replaced by Calvin Coolidge. President Wilson died. Coolidge was reelected in 1924. New Mexico had obtained Statehood for a decade. Colfax County attracted Big Business into New Mexico, through its numerous mining camps and railroads. Dawson was the crown jewel of the county.

It was the decade of entertainment. Movies brought comedy shows, news, live events, sports, jazz, variety shows, drama, opera, everything the theatre did and more. Movies became a big business, slick, commercial and very profitable. It was an era of the greatest output in the US movie market. In 1923, silent movies saw the introduction of synchronized sound, and “natural color“ by Victor. The length of the movie was determined by the number of reels it had, each reel ran about 15 minutes. Many of the movie ads advertised its number of reels.

There was an aura of magic and mystery, of laughter and tears that clung to films. To the sounds of a tinkling piano, Pearl White faced her perils, Francis X. Bushman caused fluttering hearts, Theda Bara wrecked homes, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and Mack Sennett set zany standards. Gradually the whole world came to treasure its heroes and heroines and clowns, and to copy them. Movie stars had extraordinary large salaries, the fashions and activities of the Hollywood greats echoed around the world to the extent that 100,000 people gathered in London and in Moscow to greet Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Her film “Rosita” in 1923 grossed $1,000,000.00. (13 million in 2010 dollars).

Although developments in color and sound were still in the experimental stage a strong demand for movies, and a potential for profit, encouraged the production of "talkies" for commercial release. The great demand was unexpected, and caused other studios to begin to produce sound films to capitalize on what at the time they saw as a fad. Other film technologies in competition to “Vitophone” were: “Movietone" by Western Electric, and "Photophone" by RCA. By 1927, 85% of US new industries grew in conjunction with the film business including: zoos, animal supply companies, costume suppliers, casting agencies, and a great many professions besides actors.

An average of 800 films were produced annually. There were 478 movies exhibited in the Opera House Movie Hall in 1923. The average number of movies per month was about 40, except February due to the disastrous Mine explosion in that month. Most movies played one day only. Serial movies played at the Saturday matinee and again at the Sunday evening show. The Saturday matinee included a movie serial and a comedy. On Tuesdays, from January to July 10, they usually showed Spanish language films, or films with Spanish sub titles. After July 10, there were no listings for Spanish language films. Each week, had at least one “No Show” or blackout day.

The great majority of the miners did not speak English, 2/3 were recent immigrants, mostly Italian, Greek, or Slav. The rest were Spanish speaking citizens. All the Dawson newspaper issues for 1923 did not reveal the showing of any foreign film except for the few Spanish speaking films from March to June. The Dawson Movie House showed “La Banda de Automovil”, a 1919 classic Mexican silent film, shown in 4 episodes. An unnamed English movie with Spanish sub titles; an unknown French movie “Delitos y Pasiones” with English and Spanish sub titles was shown in 7 episodes, and the 4 remaining “Spanish speaking films”, were advertised without title but just “ an excellent film from Mexico”. The Italian movie industry was as vigorous as the American. No Italian or other foreign films were shown in Dawson, even though a few foreign films made the top 50. All of the town support staff were English speaking.

The serial movies shown in Dawson in 1923 were: Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (released in 1922 - 18 episodes), In the Days of Buffalo Bill (released in 1922 - 18 episodes), The Oregon Trail (released in 1923 - 18 episodes), and The Steel Trail (released in 1923 - 15 episodes).

In 1923: Rin-Tin-Tin, a starving German Shepherd dog during the Great War, became most famous dog ever to star in the movies. Metro Goldwyn Mayer film making studio was founded. A new Pooh Bear story by A.A. Milne was a big hit for little children. Mickey Mouse became everyone's favorite cartoon character in Steamboat Willie.

The greatest movies of 1923 were: The Covered Wagon, Bella Donna, Down to the Sea in Ships, Stephen Steps Out, Siegfried, Hexan, Our Hospitality, The Shock, Three Ages, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Ten Commandments, Why Worry, A Woman of Paris, The Pilgrim, Coeur Fidele, Zaza, The Extra Girl, and Safety Last. The only one that was shown in Dawson in 1923 was Safety Last.

The best actors in 1923 were: Lon Chaney in The Shock, Norman Kerry in The Merry Go Around, Harold Lloyd in Why Worry, Ivan Mosshukhin in Le Brasier Ardent, Marion Davies in Little Old New York, Mary Pickford in Rosita, Edna Purviance in A Woman of Paris, Norma Talmadge in Within the Law. The Merry Go Around was the only one shown in Dawson in 1923.

Admission was normally 25 cents including 3 cents war tax.($.25 in 1923 =$3.20 in 2010 dollars) Saturday matinees were 15 cents which included 2 cents war tax.($.15 in 1923 = $1.92 in 2010) However as the year progressed some of the films had a higher admission of 30, 40, 50 to 60 cents. ($.60 in 1923 = $7.67 in 2010). At first the higher price would be about twice a month, towards the end of the year it would be 2 or 3 times a week.

It was relatively easy for a miner to obtain credit, it would be converted into tokens. The miner would then pay his family’s admission into the movies with tokens. The sum of the tokens would be subtracted from his next paycheck. At this time the average miner was paid about $45.00 a month ($575 in 2010). The US Supreme Court abolished the minimum wage law in 1918, so miners were then paid by the weight (tons) of the coal they mined.

Of the top 50 best films of 1922 only 7 were shown in Dawson in 1923: Smilin Through, Blood and Sand, Beyond the Rocks, Grandma’s Boy, Back Pay, The Cradle, Toll of the Sea (1st Technicolor film), None were shown in 1922. So it appears, on the surface, that the people of Dawson were paying top dollar for second rate or old movies.

The movies listed below were obtained from the advertisements found in all the weekly issues of the Dawson News for 1923. It was Dawson’s only newspaper published by a subsidiary of Phelps Dodge Corporation, the owner of this company town.



July

  • Sunday, 01 July 1923 - “Burned Words” A Universal Picture. Also, “In The Days of Buffalo Bill” 16th episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, Tuesday, 02-03 July 1923 - “The Ninety and Nine” Albert E. Smith Presents a David Smith Vitagraph Special Production. Adapted from play by Ramsay Morris. C. Graham Baker, Scenario. David Smith, Director. Cast: Warner Baxter, Colleen Moore, Lloyd Whitlock, Gertrude Astor, Robert Dudley, Mary Young, Arthur Jasmine, Ernest Butterworth Jr., Aggie Herring, Dorothy Welbert, Rex Hammel, Charles Moore. Admission 36 cents + 4 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 04 July 1923 - Free Show
  • Thursday, 05 July 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 06 July 1923 - “Without Compromise” Featuring William Farnum. Also, “Double Trouble” A 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 07 July 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “In The Days of Buffalo Bill” 17th episode. Also, “Home Plate” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 07 July 1923 - “A Blind Bargain” A Goldwyn film. With Lon Chaney. Also, a Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 08 July 1923 - “Burning Words” Featuring Roy Stewart. Also, “In The Days of Buffalo Bill” 17th episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, 09 July 1923 - No Show.
  • Tuesday, 10 July 1923 - S. Lacoma Presentsan excellent program of pictures, Spanish actors and Spanish titles. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 11 July 1923 - “The Man From Home” Adolph Zukor presents a Paramount Picture, produced by George Fitzmaurice. By Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson. Scenario, Ouida Bergere. Cast: James Kirkwood, Anna Q Nilsson, Norman Kerry, Dorothy Cumming, John Miltern. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 12 July 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 13 July 1923 - “Shirley of the Circus” Star: Shirley Mason. Also, a Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 14 July 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “In The Days of Buffalo Bill” 18th episode. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 14 July 1923 - “The Five Dollar Baby” Harry Beaumont, Director and Producer. Released by Metro. Story by Irvin S Cobb. Scenario by Rex Taylor. Cameraman, John Arnold. Cast: Viola Dana, Ralph Lewis, Otto Hoffman, John Harron, Tom McGuire, Arthur Rankin, Marjorie Maurice, E. Pasque. Also, “All Wet” a 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 15 July 1923 - “Railroaded” Carl Laemmle presents Universal Production. Adapted by Charles Kenyon from Margaret Bryan’s novel. Cast: Herbert Rawlinson, Esther Ralston, Alfred Fisher, David Torrence, Lionel Belmore, Mike Donlon, Herbert Fortier. Also, “In The Days of Buffalo Bill” 18th episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 18 July 1923 - “The Green Temptation” Adolph Zucker presents a Paramount Picture. From the story by Constance Lindsay Skinner. Scenario by Monte M. Katterjohn and Julia Crawford Ivers. William D. Taylor, Director. Star: Betty Compson. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, Friday, 19-20 July 1923 - “Nero” J. Gordon Edwards, Director. Story by Charles Server and Virginia Tracy. Cast: Jacques Gretillat, Alexander Salvini, Guido Trento, Enzo de Felice, Nero Bornardi, Alfredo Trouche, Nello Carolonnte, Americo de Georgio, Alfredo Galeor, Fernando Cecilia, Enrico Kant, Milly Von Kremer, Renaldo Trento, Dalvati Aldemiro, Aldo Fortunato, Amadeo Trouche, Michele Di Salvo, Violet Marsereau, Paulette Duval, Edy Darcles, Lydia Yaquinto, Talbo, Maria Machiali, Mimi Tallyvich, Falvia Ademari, Mary Stella, Esther Raffi, Claretta Cespri, Lina Troppedo, Julia Trippedo, Carmen Tyoscali, Lina Belisario. Admission 27 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 21 July 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. First Episode. Also, A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 15 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 21 July 1923 - “The Sin Flood” Cast: Richard Dix, Helene Chadwick. Also, a Good 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 27 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 22 July 1923 - Shooting For Love“ Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. First Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 26 July 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 27 July 1923 - No Show.
  • Saturday, 28 July 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 2nd Episode. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 28 July 1923 - “The Forgotten Law” Metro photoplay in 7 parts. Cast: Milton Sills, Victor Mulhall, Cleo Ridgely, Alma B. Francis, Muriel Dana, Alice Hollister, Ednah Altemus, Lucretia Harris, Walter Law. Also, “Hee Haw” a Good 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 27 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 29 July 1923 - “The Scarlet Car” Featuring Herbert Rawlinson. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 2nd Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, Tuesday, 30-31 July 1923 - “Grandma’s Boy” Associated Exhibitors present Harold Lloyd’s newest comedy in 5 reels. Story by Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, and Jean Haves. Fred Newmeyer, Director. Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Townsend, Charles Stevenson, Dick Sutherland, Noah Young. Titles by H.M. Walker. Admission 36 cents + 4 cents War tax.[

August

  • Wednesday, 01 August 1923 - “The Bachelor Daddy” A Paramount Picture. Featuring Thomas Meighan. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 02 August 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 03 August 1923 - “Do and Dare” Released by Fox. Cast: Rom Mix, Dulcie Cooper, Claire Adams, Claude Peyton, Jack Rollins, Hector Sarno, Wilbur Higby, Bob Klein, Gretchen Hartman. Also, “The Fresh Heir” Also, A 2 reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 04 August 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 3rd Episode. Also, “Ginger Pace” Also, A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 04 August 1923 - “Broken Chains” Released by Goldwyn. Cast: Colleen Moore, Malcolm McGregor, Ernest Terrence, Claire Windsor, James Marcus, Beryl Mercer, William Orlamond, Gerald Pring, Edward Poll, Leo Willie. Also, A Good 2 reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 05 August 1923 - “Sawdust” Featuring Gladys Walton. Also, Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 3rd Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, Tuesday, 06-07 August 1923 - No Show.
  • Wednesday, 08 August 1923 - “The Good Provider” Famous Players Lasky Corp. presents a Paramount Picture created by Cosmopolitan Productions. Story by Fanny Hurst. Frank Borzage, Director. John Lynch, Scenario. Joseph Urban, Settings. Cast: Vera Gordon and Dore Davidson. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, Friday, 09-10 August 1923 - “Lights of New York” Cast: Mars MacDermott, Estelle Taylor, Margaret Seddon, Florence Short. Admission 27 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 11 August 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 4th Episode. Also, “Smarty” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 11 August 1923 - “The Prisoner of Zenda” A Rex Ingram Production by Anthony Hope. Mary O’Hara, Scenario. John F. Seiss, Photography. Admission 36 cents + 4 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 12 August 1923 - “Kindled Courage” Featuring Edward (Hoot) Gibson, Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 4th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, Tuesday, 13-14 August 1923 Daytime - “Poverty of Riches” Admission 40 cents goes to the Welfare Committee.
  • Monday, Tuesday, 13-14 August 1923 - “Invisible Power“- Admission 40 cents
  • Wednesday, 15 August 1923 - “The Top of New York” A Paramount Picture presented by Jesse Lasky. Cast: May McAvoy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 16 August 1923 - “Safety Last” with Harold Lloyd. Admission 50 cents including War tax.
  • Friday, 17 August 1923 - “A California Romance” Released by Fox. Cast: John Gilbert, Estelle Taylor, George Seigmann, Jack MacDonald, Charles Anderson. Also, “Safety Last” with Harold Lloyd. Admission 50 cents including War tax.
  • Saturday, 18 August 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 5th Episode. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 18 August 1923 - “Gimme” Featuring: Helene Chadwick, Gaston Glass. Also, “Hello Judge” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Sunday, 19 August 1923 - “McGuire of the Mounted” Featuring William Desmond. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 5th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Monday, Tuesday, 20-21 August 1923 - No Show.
  • Wednesday, 22 August 1923 - “Borderland” A Paramount Picture. Cast: Agnes Ayres, Milton Sills, Casson Ferguson. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Thursday, 23 August 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 24 August 1923 - “Boss of Camp 4” Released by Fox. Cast: Charles Jones, Fritzi Brunette, G. Raymond Nye, Francis Ford, Sid Jordan, Milton Ross. Also, “Poor Fish” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 25 August 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 6th Episode. Also, “Tattle Tail” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 25 August 1923 - “Forget Me Not” Featuring: Gareth Hughes and Bessie Love. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3cts War tax
  • Sunday, 26 August 1923 - “The Self Made Wife” A Universal Picture presented by Carl Laomele. Cast: Crawford Kent, Ethel Grey Terry, Phillips Smalley. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 6th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Wednesday, 29 August 1923 - “Over The Border” A Paramount Picture. Adolph Zukor presents a Penrhyn Stanlaws Production. Scenario by Albert Shelby Levine. Cast: Betty Compson, Tom Moore. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Thursday, Friday, 30-31 August 1923 - “Who Are My Parents” Cast: Roger Lytton, Peggy Shaw, Florence Billings, Ernest Hilliard, Robert Agnew, Adelaide Prince, Miles Welch, Maria Reichardt, Florence Haas, Jimmy Lapsley, Frederick Miller, William T. Hayes, Dorothy Allan. Admission 31 cents + 4 cents War tax

September

  • Saturday, 01 September 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 7th Episode. Also, “A Small Town Derby” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 01 September 1923 - “The Strangers Banquet” A 90 minute Goldwyn Photoplay in 7 parts. Author, Donn Byrne. Director, Marshall Neilan. Cameraman, David Kesson. Cast: Hobart Bosworth, Claire Windsor, Rockliffe Fellows, Ford Sterling, Eleanor Boardman, Thomas Holding, Eugenia Besserer, Nigel Barrie, Stuart Holman, Brinsley Shaw, Arthur Hoyt, Virginia Ruggles, Cyril Chadwick, Philo McCullough. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 31 cents + 4 cents War tax
  • Sunday, 02 September 1923 - “The Scarlet Car” Released by Universal. Cast: Herbert Rawlinson, Claire Adams, Edward Cecil, Norris Johnson, Tom McGuire, Marc Robbins, Tom O’Brien. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 7th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Wednesday, 05 September 1923 - “The Dictator” Featuring: Wallace Reid, Lila Lee. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Thursday, 06 September 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 07 September 1923 - “While Justice Waits” Released by Fox. Cast: Dustin Farnum, Irene Rich, Earl Metcalf, Junior Delameter, Frankie Lee, Hector Serna, Peaches Jackson, Gretchen Hartman. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 08 September 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 8th Episode. Also, A 2 Reel Sunshine Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 08 September 1923 - “June Madness” Harry Beaumont Production, Released by Metro Pictures Corp. Cast: Viola Dana, Bryant Washburn, Gerald Pring, Leon Berry, Eugenie Bossorer, Suite Edwards, Anita Fraser. A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Sunday, 09 September 1923 - “The Victor” Released by Universal. Cast: Herbert Rawlinson, Dorothy Manners, Frank Currier, Otis Harlan, Esther Rawlstrom, Eddie Gribbon, Tom McGuire. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 8th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, 10 September 1923 - “Billy Blazes, Esq.” Featuring Hal Lloyd. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 12 September 1923 - “The Young Diana” A Paramount Picture. Featuring Marion Davies. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, Friday, 13-14 September 1923 - “A Sailor Made Man” Featuring Harold Lloyd. Admission 45 cents + 5 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 15 September 1923 - No Show. Mexican National Independence Day Celebration.
  • Sunday, 16 September 1923 - “Out of Luck” Universal Photoplay in 6 parts. Featuring Hoot Gibson. Also, The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 9th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, 17 September 1923 - No Show. Free Concert
  • Tuesday, 18 September 1923 - “Just Neighbors” Featuring Harold Lloyd. Also, “100 Per Cent Nerve” A Good 2 Reel Western and Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, 19-20 September 1923 - “Blood and Sand” Featuring Rodolph Valentino. Admission 36 cents + 4 cents War tax.
  • Friday, 21 September 1923 - “My Friend the Devil” William Fox Production. Cast: Barbara Castleton, Charles Richman, Robert Frazer. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 27 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 22 September 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 10th Episode. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 22 September 1923 - “Quincy Adams Sawyer” 8,000 feet of film. Cast: John Bowers, Blanche Sweet, Lon Chaney, Barbara La Marv, Elmo Lincoln, Louise Fasenda, Joseph Dowling, Claire McDowell, June Elvidge, Victor Potel, Gale Henry, Hank Mann, Kate Lester, Billy Franey. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 36 cents + 4 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 23 September 1923 - “The Love Brand” Featuring Roy Stewart. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 10th Episode. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, 24 September 1923 - “Double Stitched”. Pathe Presents a Harold Lloyd Comedy. Also, A 2 Reel Western, Pathe Review and Pathe News. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Tuesday, 25 September 1923 - No Show.
  • Wednesday, 26 September 1923 - “The Loves of Pharoah” A Paramount Picture. Ernest Lubitsch Production. Cast: Emil Iannings, Daony Sevacs, and Harry Liedthe. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 27 September 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 28 September 1923 - “Brass Commandments” Featuring William Farnum. Also, “Wise Birds” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 29 September 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 11th Episode. Also, “True Blue” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 29 September 1923 - “Lost and Found” Goldwyn Studios. By Carey Wilson. R.A. Walsh, Director. Fight scene supervisor: Kid McCoy. Cast: House Peters, Pauline Starke, Antonio Moreno. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 30 September 1923 - “Legally Dead” Featuring Milton Sills and Claire Adams. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 11th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.

October

  • Monday, 01 October 1923 - “A Jazzed Honeymoon” Featuring Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels and Snub Pollard. Also, “The Suspected Stranger”, Pathe News, and Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Tuesday, 02 October 1923 - No Show.
  • Wednesday, 03 October 1923 - “If You Believe It, It’s So” Featuring Thomas Meighan. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 04 October 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 05 October 1923 - “The Great Night” Featuring William Russell. Also, “Rides and Slides” A Good Sunshine Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 06 October 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 11th Episode. Also, “Me and My Mule” Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 06 October 1923 - “Enter Madame” A Harry Garson Production, from the play by Gilda Varen and Dolly Byrwe. Featuring Clara Kimball Young. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 27 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 07 October 1923 - “All Night” Carl Laemmle presents a Universal Production Featuring: Rodolph Valentino and Carmel Myers. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 11th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, 08 October 1923 - “Hyde and Zeke” a one reel comedy featuring Harold Lloyd. Also, Also, A Good 2 Reel Western Picture, “Wanted - $5,000“.And, Pathe News, and Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Tuesday, 09 October 1923 - “The Bonded Woman” Featuring Betty Compson. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 10 October 1923 - “The Man Without a Country” Hosted by American Legion, Vaughn-Moore Post No.5, Raton, NM. Featuring: Arnold Daly. Admission 27 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Thursday, 11 October 1923 - “Dr. Jack” Featuring Harold Lloyd. Admission 36 cents +4cts War tax.
  • Friday, 12 October 1923 - “Arabia” Featuring Tom Mix. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 12 October 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 12th Episode. Also, “High Kicker” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 13 October 1923 - “Souls for Sale” Admission 36 cents +4 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 14 October 1923 - “Blinky” Featuring Hoot Gibson. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 12th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Monday, 15 October 1923 - “Wings of the Storm”, Pathe News, Pathe Review, Also, “Spring Fever” A good 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 17 October 1923 - “Her Gilded Cage” Jesse L Lasky presents a Paramount Picture. Featuring Gloria Swanson. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax..
  • Thursday, 18 October 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 19 October 1923 - “The Three Who Paid” Released by Fox. Featuring Dustin Farnum. Also, A 2 Reel Sunshine Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 20 October 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 14th Episode. Also, “Sting ‘Em Sweet” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 20 October 1923 - “Trifling Women” A Rex Ingram Production. Cast: Barbara LaMarr, Ramon Novarro, Lewis Stone, and Edward Connelly. Admission 36 cents + 4 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 21 October 1923 - “Hunting Big Game in Africa” Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 14th Episode. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War tax..
  • Monday, 22 October 1923 - “Gasoline Wedding” Featuring Harold Lloyd. , Pathe News, Pathe Review, Also, “Lost, Strayed or Stolen” A good 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 24 October 1923 - “While Satan Sleeps” Featuring Jack Holt. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Friday, 26 October 1923 - “The Footlight Ranger” Released by Fox. Cast: Charles Jones, Fritzi Brunette, James Mason, Lillian Langden, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Henry Barrows. Also, “The Alarm” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 27 October 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 15th Episode. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 27 October 1923 - “Mad Love” Featuring Pola Neri. Also, “The Game Hunter” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 27 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 28 October 1923 - “The Untameable” Universal Photoplay in 5 parts. Cast: Gladys Walton, playing 2 major parts, Malcolm McGregor, John Salopolis, Etta Lou. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 15th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax..
  • Monday, 29 October 1923 - “Tom. Dick and Harry”, Pathe News and Pathe Review, Also “Going Going Gone”. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 31 October 1923 - “Nice People” Cast: Wallace Reid, Bebe Daniels, Conrad Nagel. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.[

November

  • Thursday, 01 November 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 02 November 1923 - “Romance Land” Released by Fox. Cast: Tom Mix, Barbara Bedford, Frank Bownlee, George Webb, Pat Chrisman, Wynn Mace. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Saturday, 03 November 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 16th Episode. Also, A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 03 November 1923 - “Crinoline and Romance” Featuring Viola Dana. Also “Just Boys” A Good 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Sunday, 04 November 1923 - “The Love Brand” Featuring Roy Stewart. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 16th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax..
  • Monday, 05 November 1923 - “The Extra Seven” “City Slackers” both films by Pathe Pictures. Pathe Review, will show in color Tunisia and North Africa. Also, Pathe News. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Tuesday, 06 November 1923 - “The Town that Forgot God”, 11 reels of film. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, 07 November 1923 - “Why Wives Go Wrong” this years most phenomenal play. Not a motion picture. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Thursday, 08 November 1923 - Indians! Indians! Indians!, A Troupe of Cochiti Indians with all the famous Indian dances. Augmented by “The Siren Call” a 5 reel motion picture. Admission 50 cts +5 cents War Tax.
  • Friday, 09 November 1923 - The Indians will put on their dance with an entire change in program and costumes. Followed by “Good By Girls” Featuring William Russell. Also, a good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 50 cents +5 cents War Tax.
  • Saturday, 10 November 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 17th Episode. Also, “Farm Follies” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 10 November 1923 - “Vanity Fair” Also, a good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 30 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 11 November 1923 - “The Clean Up” Carl Laemmle presents.a Universal Picture Featuring Herbert Rawlinson. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 17th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax..
  • Monday, 12 November 1923 - “His Enemy’s Friend” A Pathe Picture. Also, “Let’s Go” A Harold Lloyd Comedy. Pathe News and Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War tax.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, 14-15 November 1923 - “Manslaughter” Cecil B DeMille’s Paramount Picture. Cast: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War tax.
  • Friday, 16 November 1923 - “Snowdrift” Featuring Charles Jones. Also, “Young and Dumb” Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 17 November 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 18th Last Episode. Also, “Pleasure Before Business” A 2 Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents + 2 cents War tax
  • Saturday, 17 November 1923 - “The Toll of the Sea” A Metro Picture. Produced by the Technicolor Motion Picture Corp. The first photoplay in natural colors. Written by Francis Marion. Chester M. Franklin, Director. J.A. Ball, Photograph Director. Cast: Anna May Mona, Kenneth Harlan. Also, a good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 18 November 1923 - “Merry Go Around” Carl Laemmle presents. Cast: Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry. Also, “The Oregon Trail” Starring Art Cord. 18th Last Episode. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War tax..
  • Monday, 19 November 1923 - “Deputized” a 2 Reel Western by Pathe Pictures. “Hear ‘Em Rave” A Harold Lloyd Comedy. Pathe News, Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Wednesday, 21 November 1923 - “Above All Law” Admission 22 cents + 3 cents War tax
  • Thursday, 22 November 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 23 November 1923 - “Madness of Youth” Starring John Gilbert. Also, “Poor Fish” , A good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Saturday, 24 November 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Steel Trail” First Episode. Also, “Sweet and Pretty”, A good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents +2 cents War Tax
  • Saturday, 24 November 1923 - “A Friendly Husband” William Fox presents 5 reels. Jack Blystone, Director. Featuring Lupino Lane. Admission 27 cents +3 cents War Tax
  • Sunday, 25 November 1923 - “The Six Fifty” Starring Niles Welch and Renee Dorse. Also, “The Steel Trail” First Episode. Admission 27 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Monday, 26 November 1923 - “Yellow Gold and Men” A Good 2 Reel Western. Also “Off the Trolley” A Harold Lloyd Comedy. Pathe News, Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Tuesday, 27 November 1923 - “Pythian Sisters Vaudeville” Also, “Masters of Men” Starring Cullen Landis. Admission 50 cents.
  • Wednesday, 28 November 1923 - “Pink Gods” A Paramount Picture. A Lasky Production. Cast: Bebe Daniels, James Kirkwood, Anna Q. Nilsson, Raymond Hatton. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Thursday, 29 November 1923 - “The Green Goddess” A Goldwyn Cosmopolitan Picture. Cast: George Arliss, Harry T. Morey, Alice Joyce. Admission 36 cents +4cts War Tax.
  • Friday, 30 November 1923 - “The Buster” Fox Photoplay. Cast: Dustin Farnum, Doris Pawn, Francis McDonald, Gilbert Holmes, Lucille Hutton. Also, a good 2 reel Comedy, Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.[

December

  • Saturday, 01 December 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Steel Trail” 2nd Episode. Also, A good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents +2 cents War Tax
  • Saturday, 01 December 1923 - “Peg O’ My Heart” An 8 reel movie. Featuring Laurette Taylor of the original stage production. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 02 December 1923 - “Ramblin Kid” A Carl Laemmle film. Featuring Hoot Gibson. Also, “The Steel Trail” 2nd Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Monday, 03 December 1923 - “Si Senor” Featuring Harold Lloyd. Also, “The Drifter” a good Western picture. Pathe News, Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Wednesday, 05 December 1923 - “The Valley of Silent Men” Featuring Alma Rubens. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Thursday, 06 December 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 07 December 1923 - “Catch My Smoke” Featuring Tom Mix. Also, A good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Saturday, 08 December 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Steel Trail” 3rd Episode. Also, “Vamped” A Two Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents +2 cents War Tax
  • Saturday, 08 December 1923 - “The Face on the Ballroom Floor” William Fox presents. Story by G. Marion Burton. Jack Ford, Director. Also, A Two Reel Comedy. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 09 December 1923 - “The Wild Party” Herbert Blache, Director. Cast: Gladys Walton. Also, “The Steel Trail” 3rd Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Monday, 10 December 1923 - “ Rough and Going” “Its a Wild Life” Pathe Pictures . Also, Pathe News and Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, 11-12 December 1923 - “The Custard Cup” A William Fox Production. Featuring Mary Carr and Miriam Battista. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Thursday, 13 December 1923 - “The Face in the Fog” A Paramount Picture. Cosmopolitan Production. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Seena Owen, Lowel Isherman, Louis Wolheim. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Friday, 14 December 1923 - “Man’s Size” Featuring William Russell. Also, “Five Fifty” A Two Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Saturday, 15 December 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Steel Trail” 4th Episode. Also, “Howling Success” A Two Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents +2 cents War Tax
  • Saturday, 15 December 1923 - “Your Friend and Mine” Cast: Enid Bennett, Huntly Gordon, Willard Mack, Rosemary Theby. Also, A Good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 56 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 16 December 1923 - “Men In The Raw” Universal Photoplay. Also, “The Steel Trail” 4th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Monday, 17 December 1923 - “Bar Cross War”, “Count The Voter” Also Pathe News and Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Tuesday, 18 December 1923 - “Pioneer Trails” Vitagraph Production. David Smith, Director. Featuring Cullen Landis. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Wednesday, Thursday, 19-20 December 1923 - “The Old Homestead” Jesse Lasky presents a Paramount Picture. James Cruze, Director. Cast: Theodore Roberts, George Fawcett, T. Roy Barnes, Harrison Ford, Fritzi Ridgway. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Friday, 21 December 1923 - “Pawn Ticket No. 216” William Fox presents a film Featuring: Shirley Mason. Also, “Clothes and Oil” A Two Reel Comedy. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Saturday, 22 December 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Steel Trail” 5th Episode. Also, A Good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents +2 cents War Tax
  • Saturday, 22 December 1923 - “The Spoilers” from Rex Beach’s novel. Cast: Milton Sills, Anna Q. Nilsson, Barbara Bedford, Robert Edeson, Noah Beery, Mitchell Lewis, Ford Sterling, Louise Fazenda, Sam De Grasse, Wallace McDonald, Rockliffe Fellowes. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 23 December 1923 - “Modern Matrimony” A Comedy Starring: Owen Moore, Alice Lake. Also, “The Steel Trail” 5th Episode. Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Monday, 24 December 1923 - “Two Scrambled” Comedy with Harold Lloyd. Also, “His Own Law” with Leo Maloney. And, Pathe News, Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Tuesday, 25 December 1923 - “The Ghost Breaker” Jesse Lasky presents a Paramount Picture. Cast: Wallace Reid, Lila Lee, Walter Hiers. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Thursday, 27 December 1923 - No Show.
  • Friday, 28 December 1923 - Skid Proof” Featuring Charles Jones. Also, “The Mummy”, A 2 part Comedy, Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Saturday, 29 December 1923, Matinee 3 PM - “The Steel Trail” 6th Episode. Also, A Good Two Reel Comedy. Admission 13 cents +2 cents War Tax
  • Saturday, 29 December 1923 - “Where the Pavement Ends” Photoplay in 7 parts. A Rex Ingram Production. Cast: Edward Connelly, Alice Terry, Ramon Navarro, Harry T Morey, Joseph John George. Also, a Good 2 Reel Comedy, Admission 36 cents +4 cents War Tax.
  • Sunday, 30 December 1923 - “A Million To Burn” Featuring Herbert Rawlinson. Also, The Steel Trail” 6th Episode. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.
  • Monday, 31 December 1923 - “Pay Your Dues”, “One Jump Ahead”, Pathe News, Pathe Review. Admission 22 cents +3 cents War Tax.

Sources about the Movies:

  1. http://www.filmsite.org/1923.html
  2. http://www.filmsite.org/20sintro.html
  3. http://www.awardsdailyforums.com/showthread.php?t=26240
  4. http://top-best-movies.com/movie-list/best-movies-1923.html
  5. http://www.masterliness.com/a/1923.in.film.htm
  6. http://www.1920-30.com/movies/
  7. http://www.kyrene.org/schools/brisas/sunda/decade/1920.htm
  8. http://www.films101.com/y1922r.htm
  9. http://www.filmsite.org/serialfilms.html
  10. http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie/the-steel-trail/
  11. http://www.silentserials.com/releases/index.htm
  12. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/pelicula2.html&ei=M6GSTagFk7ywA9LwmdMF&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCoQ7gEwAg&prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522la%2Bbanda%2Bdel%2Bautomovil%2522%2B1923%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4ACEW_enUS389US389%26prmd%3Divnsb

 

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