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PONS-7 - Lovely Lily Pons Is Brilliant in Comedienne...
Lovely Lily Pons Is Brilliant in Comedienne Role From the opening scene when Lily Pons says "no!" to a marrying minister instead of the customary "I do," to her hectic marriage in a racing taxicab at the climax of the picture, the tiny singer's new offering, "That Girl From Paris," shatters all precedents for screen vehicles for opera stars. "That Girl From Paris" is a French singer "who impetuously avoids a loveless marriage by deserting her fiance at the altar. She attaches herself to a young American musician, and follows him and his orchestra to America. Discovered and about to be deported, she eludes the immigration authorities and proceeds to involve herself and the musical quartet in a series of wildly funny situations as the authorities pursue her. Not only does the diminutive Miss Pons prove herself a brilliant comedienne in the EKO Radio film, but the stellar cast, handpicked for able mirth-makers, includes Gene Raymond and Jack Oakie, with Herman Bing, Mischa Auer, Lucille Ball and Frank Jenks seen in principal featured roles. "The Girl From Paris" opens a three days engagement Thursday at the Uptown theater along with "The White Hunter"' in a double bill.

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  1. The Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune,
  2. 02 Jan 1937, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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