Cinema: The New Pictures Sep. 10, 1923

The Silent Command. If any private citizen marched up to President Coolidge and said: "I beg your pardon, but could you lend me the U. S. Navy for a few days ?" the President would probably smile nervously and talk about the" big, pretty boats "until a squad of marines had started the visitor off to lunacy lodgings.

William Fox is still at large, and deservedly, after asking virtually this very question. He asked and it was given unto him—not only the Navy but Annapolis and most of the...

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