Santa Cruz County History - Films


Full Text Newspaper ArticleSanta Cruz Evening News. Aug. 16, 1916. p. 5

TWO FULL HOUSES ATTEND SHOWING OF LOCAL FILM


La Petite Film Company's first effort entitled "The Secret Formula" was presented last night at the Jewel Theater. The house was packed for both shows, and every one was pleased with the production. The picture by the local company was given in addition to the regular program, and had its meritorious points. Clarence Roney and Miss Judith Parker did especially well in their parts and the photography was above the average. "The Secret Formula" is a cleverly constructed story and ends happily after several very dramatic episodes. Miss Parker makes a leap from a tree just before the final climax which carries a good thrill with it.

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