San Pedro News Pilot, Volume I, Number 98, 27 June 1928
“The Enemy,” Starring Lillian Gish in Her First Modern Role, Coming to Strand
Lillian Gish comes to the Strand theatre in her first modern role on the screen. Heretofore the famous star has always lived in the past, so far as her plays were concerned; in fact, it was often held that her type of wistful appeal could only be brought out in period plays and stories harking back to the days of long ago. But in “The Enemy,”
Metro Goldwyn – Mayer’s filmization of Channing Pollock’s great stage success, she throws all precedent to the wind, to dress in the clothes of today. And—she is even more effectively dramatic as a modern woman than even as a Romola or Mimi or Hester Prynne. “The Enemy” is a vivid story of Austria, hinging on the danger of war hatreds and war hysteria. On the stage it was held one of the drama’s greatest contributions to the cause of peace and international understanding.
On the screen it is a vivid human interest story that days bare a woman’s soul in a series of heart gripping episodes. The Strand is showing today for the last time, what is, according to Manager Bridge, one of the most entertaining and exciting double feature bills ever presented at the Pacific avenue playhouse. It includes “The Isle of Forgotten Women,” a thrilling story of the South Seas, featuring Conway Tearle and Dorothy Sebastian; and the acknowledged racing screen classic, “In Old Kentucky.”
San Pedro California 1928