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ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AXD CHRONICLE. FRIDAY. 'JANUARY ?. 10 It Paramount Sets Production in England By LOU ELLA O. PARSONS LJOLLYWOOD (INS) The bijrprcst movie news that has developed for England f-ince the war stopped all American production there, is the Para mount pictures David Rom produce in London. He will sail on Jan. 25. The f.rst film will be a remake rf -The Admirable Crighton," J. M. Barrie's famous play, with Leslie Howard In the lead. How Ions ago it seems that Cecil B. DeMil.e pave us a screen play of it. with Gloria Swanson, Thomas Meignan, Lila Lee and Theodore Hoberts! The 1941 version will be modernized and the end com t'lctely changed. "Hatter's Castle," by Dr. A. G. Cronin. purchased about a year ago rv Paramount will be the other F.o?e movie. The very affable producer will use all of his powers cf persuasion to try to get Laur tnce Olivier and Vivien Leigh to tar In the Cronin play. Astaire to Play Rookie If you saw Fred Astaire and Sam BischofT huddling, you've guessed the answer. They were talking business, and BischofT made a date with the star to ster in an army musical at Columbia. The tenta tive title is "He's My Uncle," and the idea as written by Karle Baldwin is very funny. The hero hates music, is conscripted and joins the army, where he is forced to become en orchestra leader. Thpse are really busy days for Bischoff, who would rather watch the ponies run man eai; dui ne is so tied down that he cannot pet o the track. He not only has the Astaire picture, but he also is producing "Texas" and "They Dare Not Love." with Martha Scott and Georga Brent. Eruce Cabot is a very lucky ynung man. He gets the break of his lifetime in playing- opposite Marlene Dietrich in "Flame of New Orleans." Not only does he rate Miss Dietrich, but he will have P.ene Clare to direct htm, and Joe Pasternak, who chose him, will personally see to it that he does a good job. Universal studio has been waiting for a leading man, and now that Cabot is signed, the picture will start at once. The most unusual casting assign- ment going on in Hollywood is finding an actor to rlay Cordell Hull, our secretary of state, in "Sergeant AK'in York,." Secretary Hull has given his permission to have himself demoted on the screen because events in his life when he represented the Tennessee mountain district in Congress, were closely identified with York's career. But the mere fact that he has read the script and given his approval, is just the start of Warner's . . troubles. Finding an actor who can play the role, and at the same time look like Cordell Hull over a period of years is a mn-size job for Jesse Lasky and Hal Wallis. Hutton-Grant Nuptials Wait Chatter in Hollywood: The Bar Vara Hutton-Cary Grant marriage is much closer than anyone knows. fS-ie had thought originally she would be legally free in February, and that is the tentative date that . has been set, but so many complica- tions have happened to upset her that she will not marry until she knows all is well with the little son the idolizes. She gave Grant diamond and wnerald studs and cuff links for Christmas, and neither make any 1" secret of the fact that they are in love and want to marry as soon as T possible. He has asked for a three- month vacation. .y. Snapshots of Hollywood collected at random: The Academy dinner will be held at the Palladium this vear. . The first time it hasn't been . given in one of the big hotels; Alice Faye and Gene Town a surprising twosome at the Scheherazade. Sit ting near them were Pat Morison and Steve Brody: Mrs. Rochester is a wearing a $1,300 fur coat a birthday pift from her fimous hus- bind, whose real name is Eddie An- person; Ellen Drew and Johnnie Z Engstead, paramount rewcomer. are going places together; Abbot ! and CostcllD have sold their eastern homes and are buying property in the Valley Cesar Romero, Mary Beth I Hughes, Dean Jagger and Eliza-4 beth Patterson spent New Years I Day in bed; Brenda Joyce came back from Palm Springs to spend New Years; Robert Taylor entertained the Nebraska team from his home state at the MOM studio. He was at the Rose Bowl game; Darryl Zanuck has gone to New York to accept "The Grapes of Wrath" award given him by the New York critics for the best picture of the year; Frances Neal, who was Artie Shaw's heart for so long, in a ringside seat at the Florentine Gardens With Walter Brooks; David Selznick Is talking movies again, and he has engaged Vic Shapiro to head his publicity office. The first picture will be . directed by Alfred Hitchcock; Virginia Bruce and J. Walter Ruben actually got off to New York. STOUY AUTHOR'S OWN Hollywood Charles Bonner, famous novelist, is seeing his own life brought to the screen in Columbia's "Legacy," starring Warner Baxter and Ingrid Bergman. The best-seiling novel on which the picture is based is the story of Bonner's cwn colorful family. They re Sizing Up the Situation f$C ' O I o ' - I o o Nazi Comedy Next Play at Community 'jUlAKOIX for Krror," Clare Uoothe's successful come dy-melodrama of the last Broadway season, will be pre sented for the first time in Rochester by the Community Players Jan. 11 to 18. Rehearsals for the two-act hit have been under way in the Clin ton Ave. South and Meigs St. Play house for almost two weeks, ever since Director Robert Stevens obtained the play after it was released by the New York publishers. Called by reviewers the first suc cessful anti-Nazi play to reach the stage, "Margin for Error" has a story of the murder of a much hated German consul-general, Karl Baumer, in his New York home. Hero of the piece is Moe Finkel- stein, Jewish policeman assigned to guard the consul. Moe tackles the ticklish murder mystery to forestall a repetition of the Jewish purges in Germany which followed assassination of a German secretary in Paris by Grynszpan, a Jew, a few years ago. The play has the satire and barbed wit of Miss Boothe's previous hits, "The Women" and "Kiss the Bovs Goodbye," plus an in teresting array of characters. They include Otto B. Horst. the Ameri can fuehrer; liaron Max von Al- venstor, the consul's secretary; Sophie, the consul's wife; Thomas S. Denny, an American newspaper man, and Dr. Jennings, a harassed physician who seeks to free his daughter and son-in-law from a Nazi concentration camp. Opening on Saturday evening at 8:30 on the 11th. the show wiil continue from Monriav thrnnrh of inert stajre carpentry -was picked up. Saturday of the foiiowine week. O fferings Today At Rochester Theaters Slat It t Jim's mam fraturt follows: l.orua-11 :00, 1:3. 4 :33. 7:27. 10.1:1. HckM 12:40, 3:40, ft;, :.V1 Century-1 :17. 4:17. 7:17, 1017. I'alare 1 :1S. 4:11. 7:07. 10:03. Temple 1:07. 4 04. 7:01. 9:VS Capital 11 :45, 3 :(, 6:41, 10:09. Mmnd-12:29. 4:14. Little 2:00. 3:55, 5:55. 7:45, 8:40. ArlenandDevine Lead in Film At Temple Young Lieutenants Ronald Reagan and Errol FJynn are shown in "Santa Fe Trail," which is featured at Regent. Gladys George Does Comic Strip Which Scores at Auditorium By GEORGE L DAVID I F ever a piece -a 1 il i pumper! up ana put through peppery paces as a jumping- jacK vehicle lor a star, Liaciy in Waiting ' Mas last evening rl 1 T 1 at the Auditorium by the uncommonly pi fled (lladys (ieorpc. kjnlnCV I CITlDie And she did it all with the most : j j. energetic good will and infectious ly comic spirit and the audience delighted in her glittering exhibi tion ; f rr it was more of a showman's exhibition than any performance of which the dynamic star is so remarkably capable. "Lady in Waiting" is Margery Sharp's own adaption of her well known novel called "The Nutmeg Tree." The original story probably (the writer did not read it) did not lend itself to stage treatment much more effectively than Miss Sharp has done it. The central idea is promising, but the promise is not fulfilled. It has some interesting farce-comedy characters in a flimsy plot; in fact, it is a fragmentary plot and there are numerous inter vals filled with talk; in these Miss George often does what are virtually monologues, though she has a maid or someone around to toss her a line occasionally. The play is so lacking in vitality, indeed, that the star has to bounce all over the place; her acrobatics, her comicalities, her carricaturing are of astonishing variety and done with amazing energy and clever ness. The only thing she leaves out are cartwheels, and she would have resorted to them with hearty willingness if desperation had made them seem necessary. Her vir tuosity as a showman was fascina ting in itself, and she'll be remem beied in this connection as a lady of infinite zest. "Lady" did I say? Well, her Julia Packett gets into a situa'ion where she wishes, for the first time, that she could pass as a lady, but frank, breezy, free-and-easy showgirl background plays her false frequently, trips her and sends her sprawling at most inopportune mo ments. Julia, an American who married a reckless young English socialite who was killed in the first World War, has fled from bill col lectors in London, after tricking a dealer into paying her 10 times their value for her flat furnishings to get traveling money, and come on to her mother-in-law's (the elder Mrs. Packett's) place at Muzin, France. tone nas made the trip in re sponse to the request of her daugh ter Susan, 17, who has been reared by the latter's grandmother while Julia went her way in the 6how world, and who is a cultured, very ladylike girl and a bit 6tuffy. Susan has found her grandmother objecting to her fiance, Bryan, whom she wishes to wed soon, and she desires her mothers aid in helping the marriage. Mother and daughter have not met for 15 years. and Susan is the most amazed of all when Julia arrives. They are of different worlds; Julia tries to be motherly and tender, but Susan Is tiff and coolly courteous. Bryan likes Julia and they hit It off well, and when Susan's uncle, Sir William Warring, arrives, he fancies the ex-show girl, tc. Fred Genoc-chio, of the famous Flying Genoc- chioa, had met her on the boat and was captivated. He shows up un expectedly, woos ardently and adds to her difficulties. The cross-currents set in motion, quite artificially, badly entangle Julia, and she twists and eq'uirms comically. It is an excellent cast with which Producer Brock Pemberton has sifrrounded Miss George. Alan Napier does Sir William with tiptop sympathy and humor, Carol Curtis-Brown proves a gifted in genue as Susan, Richard Fraser is a likable, first-rate Bryan, Leonard Penn (Miss Geo'ee's husband turns in a decidedly clever character sketch as Fred Genocchio, Ethel Morrison provides a broadly funny Cockney Ma Genocchio, and Lenorc Chippendale as grandma, Michcl-ette Burani and Anita Bolster as maids and the others contribute in pleasing fashion. Back in Films Movement Started To Convert Old Fort Montgomery, Ala. L".E) Five civic and government bodies arc sponsoring a movement to convert historic Spanish Fort on the eastern side of Mobile Bay into a national monument. The fort dates from the Spanish-English war of 1779. Hollywood (INS) Shirley Temple, the child darling of movie fans, finds school "kinda dull," so she's going back into pictures at a reported salary of $2,500 a week. This was revealed yesterday when Superior Judge Emmet Wil son approved a one-year contract she has signed with Metro-Gold-wyn-Mayer studios. According to the contract, Shir ley, will work not less than 40 weeks out of the year and In all her pictures she must either be the star or the co-star. Judge Wilson approved the contract after ordering that half of all her net earnings be put in a trust fund for Shirley. The studio plans to co-star the child actress with Mickey Rooney in a new series of "Andy Hardy" films. Water Wagon Rider Dismounted by Cops Toledo, Ohio 4U.D I fs a mighty difficult trick, but it's this Toledo man proved you can bo on the water wagon and still off. The man's job is to ride a water wagon for the city. But police took htm off one morning when it was found he was off the water wagon, in fact, intoxicated. CAPITOL CITY WASHINGTON, D. C. IN TECHNICOLOR TODAY AND SATURDAY ARNF.TT THURSTON AT CHILIbm I.new's Clark Gable and Hedv Lamarr in "Comrade X" and Ralph Bellamy and Margaret Lindsay in "Kllery Queen, Master Detective." Talnre Jack Benny, Fred Allen and Mary Martin in "Love Thy Neighbor and Cesar Romero anil Patricia Morison in "Romance of the Rio Grande." Century Anna Neagl and Richard Carlson in "No. No, .Nanette" nd George Brent and Brenda Marshall in ".South of Suez." Iterrnl Errol Flvnn and Olivia c Havilland in "Santa Trail" and Roger Prvor and Eve Arden in "he Couldn't Say No." Capital Kav Kvser and Boris Karloff in "You'll -Find Out" and Bette Davis and Herbert Marshall in "The Letter." Trimile Richard Arlen and Annv Devlne tn "Luckv DeviU" and Ion- nia O'Keefe and Louise Campbell in j-towery iioy. I.lttl Osa Johnson's "I Married Adventure." Kivlm and Tlxl Don Ameche and Bettv Grable 1n "Down Argen tine Way" and Richard Dix and Florence Rice in "Cherokee Strip." Matlnton Grant Mitchell and Nana Bryant in "Father Is a Prince" and K'lith Fellow and Tommv Bond in "Out West With the Peppers." ( nmro William Bovd and Russell Hnyilnn In "Hidden Gold" and Tom Brown and Nan Gray In "Margie." t Knd Weaver Brothers and Elviry In "Grand OT Opry" and Ronald Reagan in "Murder in the Air." WehMer Lucille Ball and Louis Havward tn "Dance. Girl. Dance" and Bruce Bennett and Florence Rice In "The Secret Seven." Strand James Cagnev and Ann Sheridan in "City for Conquest" and Brian Aherne and Rita Hayworth in "The uady in uuesnon. ' Kmbawir Dorothy Lamour and Lloyd Nolan in "St. Louis Blues" and Three Mesquiteers in "Three Texas Steers." I.iliprty and State Tyrone Rower and Linda Darnell in "The Mark of .nrrn" and Johnny Downs and Jerry Ciilnnna in "Melody and the Moonlight." Monroe Clanriette Colbert and Ray Milland In "Arise, Mv 1-rfive" and Kenny Baker and Frances Langtord in "Hit Parade of 1941." Arnett James Cajrnev anfl Ann Sheridan in "City of Conquest" and John Garfield and Tat O'Brien m "Flowing Gold. Kialto (Kast Rochester John Garfield and Brenda Marshall in "East of the River" and Ralph Bellamy and Margaret Lindsay in "Meet the Wildcat OT.KNTY can happen to news reel camera men, especially when thej' po out looking for' trouble, as the Kiehard Arlen and Andy Devine fellows do ir "Lucky Devils," which tops the new program due today at the RKO Temple. In scenes which mix comedy : witfc melodrama, the camera news hunters run into a plot by fore'gn ', agents to blow un a big American power dam, and endeavor to foil the saboteurs. A novel feature is said to be their vse of a flock of . miniature planes to frighten , : Dorothy Lovett, Janet Shaw, ' Tim Ryan. Ralf Harolde and others are in support. "Bowery Boy," with Dennis OKeefe and Louise Campbell, he as a physician and shn as a nurse, wiil be the Temple's second feature. Roger Pryor j!ays a gangster. CIIUKC II GROUP TO MEET j Wayland The Girls Friendly, Circle of the Methodist Church will' meet at 4 p. tn. today in the home of Velma Cavagnaro. The Women's Society of Christian service mets Jan. 9. The January class of new members will be welcomed into the fellowship of the Methodist Church on Sunday, Jan. 5. Temide (FairporO Lupe VeW and Leon Krrol In ''The Mexican Spitfire Out West" and Weaver Brother and Elvirv In "Kriemtlv Neighbors." tirund Bing Crosby and Mary Martin in "Rhythm on the River ' and John Barrymore and Mary Beth Hughes in "The Great Profile." X-Ray Service Shows Defects in Tires Chicago (U.D An X-ray devicj which permits examination of auto mobile tires without removing them from the wheel is the latest achievement. The "tire-o-scopo" permits a repair station attendant to detect faults in damaged tires before removing them. j OS A JOHNSON'S V. i.ll 'i riAnniED. 2vnear 1 r v ii TODAY! isc "-, Clcvth, GABLE Ucdu LAMARR M6oMwMt Mw COMRADE ic vises IM9UI RfUAII UKI rimi 'Ellery Queen Master Detective srtrA Ralph Bellamy Marvarvt UnHiav CARL PARREL Dancing will continue a usual every Sat. Nite at Roch. 3t original Nite Club. s0 ORCHESTRA Featuring BARBARA LANE Sat Eve., Jan. 4 Dancing 9:15-12:15 90c Per Couole YOUTH GARDEN EDGERTON PARK TOWN TAXI Safety Service Low Rates F3AIK 8000 I THEATRES 7fat& STARTS TODAY ALL SEATS 15c To 3 Spies! Sabotage! And two hard-hitting heroes risking their lives r s 4 SXe fi yv ut; WHERE THERE'S THRlllS YOU'll FIND THESE TWO! Richard fUndy 0m qr - w-rvnnil -m w I 1 u 6, JOf9ac6x "I WOULDN'T WORK FOR THEM." There's likely to be some sledding ahead for a certain type of employer. He's the one who takes advantage of his people: who tries to squeeze all he can out of them and pay sls little the law allows. People work Irn Amerhe and Rptty Grahla imvVN ARGENTINE WAV" Richard Uix. Florenre Ric ln"CHEKUKEE hTKIl"' 733 PORTLAND A. Don Amsche. Bettr Grable "IKVN ARGENTINE WAV" Richard Dix. Florence Rice In "CHEROKEE STRIP" SATURDAY Lamour TODAY AND Dorothy "ST. LOUIS BLUES" Pin. MESQUITEERS "3 TEXAS STEERS" Spider'. Web Chapt. because they can't find else not because they ' VV A A i mini ii for him anything like to. I was reminded of this the other day, in going through my notes made during a personal survey of 30 leading commercial employ ment agencies in New York, a few years back. One of the agency owners had spoken of the good old days. "That was an employees market," he said. "The shoe was on the other foot, then. There were plenty of girls, for example, who picked their jobs by the location of the business. "They wouldn't look at a Job unless it were in tho section bounded by Forty Second Street on the south, Fifty Ninth on the hard north; by Eighth Avenue on the west and Lexington on tho cast. "A lot of good jobs were open, but they might be in the wrong part of town. These girls passed them up. They knew they could hold out and find what they were after. And they found it." Those days aren't here yet, of couree. But with the National Defense Act abosrbing more and more young men; with business opening up, employment is brisker than in some years. If this upward swing continues, it will be more and more an employees, and not an employers market. It is then that the grasping employer will regret his policy. People have long memories. They learn which places are good ones to work in and which ones are not. And they act accordingly, Fortunately, such employers few. But they do exist. They are the ones people have in mind when they say, "I don't care what the job is, I just wouldn't work for them." Tyrone Power. Linda Tla-nell THE MARK E ORKO" Johnny HownK. Jerrv Colonna "MELODY AND MOONLIGHT" FATHER IS A PRINCE" "Out Weal With The PrpiM-rH" C. Colbert ARISE .MY I.O E" Phis HIT PAR DE OK 10U" f are Why not train yourself for a better, steadier job, with mora pay? Our booklet, "Learn To Earn," describes the opportunities in many fields for people with the right training. This helpful booklet is only 3 cents if you call for it. Or send your nam and address with S cents in stamps and we'll gladly mail it. Address the Classified Advertising Department of this newspaper. CUNTDN AVE N. Wm, Bovd. Russell Tfavdon in HIDDEN GOLD" Tom Brown. Nan Grey in "MARGIE" Thurston ko The W'eiver Brother. Flvlry "GKND Ol OPRY" Plus Rinai1 R.iKnn In "Ml RDER IN THE AIR" WEBSTf R AVfc. Iui Hayward. Lucille Ball In "DANCE GIRL DAME" Brure Brnriett, Florence Klca In "SECRET tE EN" 1 PLVMoirru avi.n Bins Cmsbv. Mary Martin RHYTHM ON THE RIVER" John Barrvmore. Marv H Hucbes in "THE GREAT I'ROITI.E" (Distributed by Esquire Features, Inc. Reproduction strictly prohibited.) IAST ROCH. John Garfield. Brend-i MarnsH In "EAT OK THE RIVER" Rllpl Bellamy, M. Lindsay In "MEET THE HII.IX A i" FAIRPOftT.NY. Lupe Veler. Len Errol "MEXIC. N KPITFIHK Out EST" Weaver Bros. Flvlrv in "t RIEN DLY NEIGHBORS" r GREEN HORNET . MXHff? STRIKES AGAIN jgl BALCONY 15c To 3 JACK BENNYfy FRED ALLEN w mmm (mm Pl-Ji ROMANCE OF RIO GRANDE WITH CFSAR ROMERO wmM anna mm ssi croncr brenda crofter BRENT MARSHALL TOBIAS SOUTH OF SUEZ ERBOIV Olivia BALCONY 15c To 3 UIXAND T) .a SHE COULDN'T SAY N07 T l R0CIR PRYOS tVt ARDCN-CUFF EDWARDS ALL SCATS 15c To 6 I "YGU'll FIUD 0U? rttr 10KRC. Itrit KARLOFF BETTE DAVIS y yn ZI4 447 Sc

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