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MORGAN-3 - Aroimd Holly wodd i.'s- greatest feminine star...
Aroimd Holly wodd i.'s- greatest feminine star Wflft- a. little bit .tight. She was weaving and giggling as she started started up the stairs. And then she fell'. -Not a limp, dramatic fall you'd expect frprh Prance's greatest dramatic dramatic star, but a comedy fall ala Mack Sennett. Her legs went south, her arms went north and her head boxed the compass. Director Tim Whelan laughed and said very good. Michele Morgan said thank you, got to her feet and rubbed the place where it hurt- most. We were a little surprised. After nil, Michele was the girl RKO had imported froih Prance, with a great deal. of ballyhoo, as a great dramatic dramatic star. She proved it, too, in her first Hollywood movie, "Joan of Par'is." 'Michele said she was a little surprised, surprised, too. But that wasn't all, she said. Her role in this picture, "Higher and Higher," was 100 per cent slapstick. In addition to the fall, she: (1) Poured hot soup into somebody's somebody's lap (2) did a strip tease (3) clowned with Jack Haley (4) clowned clowned with prank Sinatra (6) clowned with Leon Errol and (6). played her only love scene with seven books atop her head. * * * .BORN COMIC Only one. who didn't seem surprised surprised at Michele Morgan playing comedy was Director Wliclan. He said she was his first choice for the role. "Michele," he said "is really wonderful. wonderful. She's a great artist. ; Her comedy timing is perfect. It proves what. I've always believed—that it takes a great dramatic artist to play comedy." Miehfelo said she was having fun, and was happy for the chance to go after some laughs for the first time in her life. "I guess I was too plain in 'Joan of Paris' and 'Two Tickets to London'," London'," she said. "Some people didn't like me.'I was terribly disappointed disappointed with the roles and the pictures." But a couple of bad pictures can't keep a good actress do>vn. Michele really blossoms in "Higher and Higher." •.•••. ' The picture, incidentally, is based on the Broadway musical' hit, which was based on a rich family going broke and the servants forming a corporation, to save their jobs by marrying off one of the maid servants servants to a millionaire. Just in case audiences might sneer at the sight of servents in these dai-s, the film carries a foreword: "Remember way back in 1941 when people had servants?" servants?" .•;.'. ' . ; Michele, of course, is the French maid who becomes a Cinderella, trading her scrub brush arid pail for fine, clothes and Martinis as fellow workers arrange a romance with the millionaire. ' : '

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  1. Pampa Daily News,
  2. 04 Oct 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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