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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Friday, December 22, 1933
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THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1933. DOROTHEA WIECK MAKES FINE START IN AMERICAN FILMS MOTION PICTURE THEATERS. STARTS TODAY! She Stars in Gentle, Poignant Play, "Cradle Song," on Screen at Circle Engagement of Doug Fairbanks Jr. to British Star Is Reported by Friends SCREEN ODDITIES 5S, 10 1 miMMimFT' I iti7ir irT "" ' ' jipi 1 11 1 SSsj!?! :T"!T:l?:'-:!W-?!!?!lV'!.Piy Jrt ' l 1 Ifl A Bombshell of J$$!s V I- v5l i j raBFI BY CORBIX PATKICK. I OROTHEA W1ECK, much lauded German star of "Maedchen In Uniform," which was seen by connoisseurs of the cinema at a local theater several months ago, makes her American debut auspiciously in Paramount's adaptation of Martinez Sierra's beautiful play of mother love in a Spanish convent, "Cradle Song," on exhibition at the Circle yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is worth while, although we fear that its delicacy, its gentleness, its lack of the roar and bustle of this day and age ("Little Women" seems as rowdy as a horse opera in comparison) will definitely limit its appeal and that is a pity. Martinez Sierra tells a tender, poignant tale of the nuns in a Dominican house, who find an infant girl at their door one morning, with a piteous plea from the foreign mother that they keep the baby as their own rather than throw it upon the mercy of the world. The good doctor who treats their physical infirmities gives the child his name, and she grows in grace and virtue to splendid young womanhood under the tireless, loving care of the sisters, each of whom is mother to her. Then one fine day she falls in love and is going away to be married. The scene of the parting at the convent is genuinely touching, i THE PRODUCTION is added evi- dence of Hollywood's ability to deal intelligently and tastefully with fragile subjects when it is so inclined. While the story has been enlarged somewhat in an effort to give it a bit more color than the simple severity of the stage version allowed, it is remarkably faithful in treatment and spirit to the original, which has been done twice on local stages. Incidentally, the picture, as fine and moving as it is. deepens our admiration for the Civic Theater players who per formed it splendidly last season. Miss Wieck. in her American debut. ' plavs the part of the nun who is es- j penally the girl's guardian with a i rare quality of spiritual beauty. Lou- : Ue Dresser and others who serve as j inmates of the cloister are admirably cast. Sir Guy Standing is delightful as the doctor and Edna Venable, a j comely newcomer, pleasing as the : girl. Mitchell Leisen is to ee congratulated on his reverent, discriminating direction. -s- THE DIFFICULTIES to be encountered in timely, topical melodrama are being brought home to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer with a vengeance. Yesterday's report that Vienna had declared an embargo on MGM films because Austrian sensibilities had been offended by the characterization of a Hapsburg prince in "Re-uninn in Vienna." follows by a few FRIENDS OF KAY FRANCIS are optimistic since the wire announcing her separation from Kenneth Mc-Kenna made no mention of divorce . . . GRETA GARBO has imported a Christmas tree from Sweden. . . . EIGHTY MILLION people, more or less, go to the movies in the United States every week. . . . KAY FRANCIS, by the way, wore moccasins in her scenes with Edward G. Robinson in "I Loved a Woman" to make Eddie look taller. . . . ANN DVORAK still is looking for her father, Edward McKim, Shakespearean actor, whom she has not seen in fourteen years. . , HEATHER ANGEL, leading lady of "Berkeley Square." will reappear in "Murder in Trinidad." . . . RICH ARD DIX now is recuperating at his ranch and will start his next film, "The Crime Doctor," after New Year's. . . . MARGARET McCON-NELL. Indiana girl under contract with MGM. is coming home to Kewanna for Christmas. Tom ktNNfccv. amnv villain, found ue could I . J MOT PEMOVE A. BLACkl EVE HE HAO RAIWTEO ON FOB I i V""" k scehe iv , come cry, me had peceived a real oxc. I 7 IYI-W; rx lutn at tuc A-.E X Lk Tracy 0OSU"T WM A HE ALWAYS I V TRAVELS WITH A SUITCASE. TvtoCu. V TDMOQCOW CHICK CMAMTXCRS UNIQOC EXPERIENCE I S li-11 IM THE SHOW WOBLO . t - . - , , . I Music, Comedy, Romance Feature Holiday Theater Bills Starting Today weeks a reoort from London tnat tne finally lands a job as dauehter of Rasputin, once .the power gambling casino. He behind the Russian throne, was suing because of the manner in which her father was presented in "Rasputin and the Empress." MGM, however, Is not the only studio whose drawn-frnm-life pictures have caused unpleasant aftermaths. Warners have just settled out of court a damage suit brought bv the warden of a Georgia prison camp as a result, of their film. "I'm a Fugitive From a Chain Gang." THE MATTER of star, leading lady and director for the long-heralded Metro-Golden-Mayer production of "The Merry Widow" finally has been settled just as it was first reported many months ago. In spite of objections Maurice Chevalier is paid to have raised to making another picture with Jeanette McDonald and Ernst Lubitsch, they will be his associates again. This puts to rest rumors that Joan Crawford might play the title role and a still later story that MGM was considering John Gilbert, who player) the prince in the silent version with Mae Murray, instead of Chevalier. Maurice is expected from France about Jan. 10. -T- WHEN EDDIE CANTOR'S new film, "Roman Scandals," was screened, one of the gags which drew the most laughter from the preview audience was that in which the girl said, "Oh, Eddie, let me hold vour hand, ana Kfinie repnpn, if I let you hold my hand, you'll soon want to shuffle my whole deck." APOLLO Will Rogers has a new-leading lady in his latest photoplay "Mr. Skitch" Fox Film production heading the Apollo Christmas week program and having its initial showings today. That new leading lady is none other than Miss Zasu Pitts. The new Rogers-Pitts costarring I vehicle is based upon the Anne Cam-i eron Saturday Evening Post story "Green Dice." Rogers in the title j role appears as the head of a family of six, and suddenly finds himself penniless, due to a bank failure, and at the same time confronted with the task of supplying sufficient funds co support his family. j He places his brood in a dilapi dated car and starts toward California with the hope that he may secure a job in another community. He waiter in a gambles his lirst dollar earned and wins a large amount of money, only to have his wife, played by Miss Pitts, go on a spending spree. This lavishness is unwarranted as Rogers loses the money in the same casino. Penniless once more, he starts for Hollywood to capitalize on the talents of a young bride, who also is a no mean impersonator of movie stars, How Rogers and his family finally emera from financial difficulties is said to bring the film to an unroarinus finale. In support of Rogers and Miss Pitts is Rochelle Hudson and Charles Starred in the romantic roles; Florence Desmond, Harry Green and Eugene Pallette. James Cruze directed. Short subjects included on the program are Movietone News, a musical novelty, "The Last Doggie." and an j Andy Clyde comedy entitled "Frozen Assets." LYRIC Christmas week at the Lyric theater, starting today, ushers in "Spices of 1934" on thes.tage with Count Berni Vici and his fifteen girl symphonists heading the company of fifty stellar artists. An extra added stage feature will be Ernestine Ewing Carlile's Kiddie Revue in which thirty talented Indianapolis youngsters participate. The screen attraction will be "The Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," a romantic comedy of college life embellished with songs and music. "Spices of 1934" is heralded as the most elaborate musical show on tour. A double stage is utilized for the performance which is in twenty-five scenes, introducing such favorites as "THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN ' T; ', :"' "j hasn't asked me yet," said Gertrude . Lawrence of the British stage in i denving reports that she will marry tertaimng roles of her film career in the novel musical production, "Going Hollywood," her new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring vehicle which opens today at Loew's Palace. The picture, an original story from the pen of Donald Ogden Stewart, actor, humorist and playwright, is said to be a keyhole view of the real Holly-woud, spiced with catchy song hits and bizarre dance ensembles. Bing Crosby plays the radio crooner role opposite Miss Da vies. Six melodies have been created for the film by the noted composing team of Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, coauthors of the national song hits, "Wedding of the Painted Doll" and "The Old Woman in the Shoe." Their new numbers "Our Big Love Scene," "Going Hollywood," "We'll Make Hay While the Sun Shines," "Temptation," "Cinderella's Fella" and "After Sundown" were written especially for Miss Davies and Crosby. The story deals with a lonely girl in love with a crooner's voice, who trails nim to Hollywood, wnere he is to make his first appearance as a film star and who, after much difficulty with a flighty, temperamental French actress, who likewise loves the crooner, becomps a picture star in ner own right. In the supporting cast are Fifi D'Orsay, the French actress; Stuart Erwin, as the sympathetic picture producer; Ned Sparks, as the hard-boiled director; Patsy Kelly, as Jill; Bobby Watson, as Crosby's manager, and the Three Radio Rogues. Featured on the short subject program is a special Christmas treat for the kiddies in the form of a Silly Symphony cartoon in. Technicolor I titled "The Night Before Christ-I mas." Also, Thelma Todd and Patsy ' Kelly in their latest comedy, "Air . Flight;" a burlesque subject titled "Goofy Movies" and completed by l the latest minute views of current I news as picturized by Hearst Metro- tone News. Dresser in Standing and Louise "Cradle Song." RKITH'S Bette Davis and Pat O Brien in "Bureau of Missing Persons." HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Dec. 21. Wl The engagement of Douglas Fair banks Jr. and Gertrude Lawrence, British stage actress, was reported by friends of the actor today. The troth, it was said, will be announced next May when Joan Craw ford s divorce from young Fairbanks becomes final. "I can't say anything about it now because the divorce is not final," Fairbanks said. "However, I never would have left England if it hadn't Been for a role I badly wanted to play in Hollywood." Fairbanks, who attended school in England and recently worked in pictures there, will return to London in five weeks. He has known Miss Lawrence eight years. One-Horse Parade. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Dec. 21. () A film actress, Frances Drake, staged a one-horse parade here to day and, as a result, got a ticket from a traffic policeman for violating a city ordinance. Clad in jaunty riding habit, Miss Drake was en route to the studio from her home when her horse was halted by Officer L. D. Pearson. "Got a parade permit, lady?" Pearson inqured. "Do I look like a parade?" questioned the actress. Pearson explained that a city parade permit was required to ride a horse on a street. Actors Fight Fire. HOLLYWOOD, Cal., Dec. 21. (U.P.) Costumed film actors joined with firemen today in extinguishing a oiaze at kku studios. The fire started in the office of Carl Drayer, chief sound technician, apparently from an overheated radi ator. Seeing the flames from an ad joining; sound stage, Douglas Fair- DanKs Jr. and zasu. Pitts rushed to Drayer s aid. Before the studio fire department arrived, the volunteer crew was com posed of Ralph Bellamy. Allen Vin cent, Edgar Kennedy and J. Walter Kuben, the director. All the players were in evening dress. Paul Lukas Hurt. PALM SPRINGS, Cal., Dec. 21.- (U.P.) Paul Lukas, film actor and former Hungarian cavalry officer, suffered a broken collar bone today when thrown from his horse. The mount stumbled in trying to avoid an animal burrow. AMUSEMENTS. 4 DAYS BEG. SUN. NIGHT, DEC. 24. MATINEE WEDNESDAY Margaret ANGLIN In Max Gordon'! New York Comedy "HER MASTER'S VOICE" with Queenie SMITH Louis Jean Heydt. Jessica New-combe and Cast of N. Y. Favorites Pop. Prices. 35c to $1 NO HIGHER MOTION PICTURE THEATERS. Other Features. CIRCLE Dorothea Wieck, Sir Guy FIRST TIME SHOWN Kidnaping Must Stop Here' the thrill I ii Cl throbbing, true- lit story of (he men who pledged their 1 1 v e to smiish the natch racket! illpilll NEWS WEEKLY COMEDY 1C Until 6 p.m. After 6 p.m. OGi, I M" Children. Alwan Ida L J" 3 LAST 2 DAYS The Star of "Maedchen In Uniform" dorothea "CRADLE WIECK song" Doug Fairbanks Jr. . . JR. Is 26 and Gertrude is DOUG 35. LIONS' HOLIDAY PARTY. PLAINFIELD. Ind., Dec. 21. Members of the Plainfield Lions Club tonight were hosts at party to the members from Mooresville, Brownsburg, Clay ton and Danville, AMrSEMEXTS. Ladies FREE Tonight Gentlemen toe Before 9 P. M DON'T MISS OI K XMAS DANCES SAT., SUN., MON. 25c Before :()(! I. M. INDIANA ROOF ing svstem ; Joe Jiesser, tamous co median; Paul Sutton, the "Bing Crosby of the stage;" Bobby (Uke) Hensliaw, Broadway playboy; Dianne and Annette, dancers, and Bordine and Carrol, renowned adagio experts. There is also a beauty chorus of singers and dancers while the suave Count Berni vici and, his musical charmers are in evidence throughout the entire show. Christmas I In The Sweetheart of Sigma cm of the club Mary Carlisle of College Humor fame, Buster Crabbe, Charles Star-rett and Florence Lake have the leading roles supported by a big cast and such entertaining units as Ted Fio-Rito and his orchestra, the Three Midshipmen and the Three Blue Keys. The story has to do with an episode of youth, and is climaxed by a thrilling race between two crews of champion college oarsmen. Beginning tonight Miller Welch and his Purdue University Dance orchestra will hold forth in the Lyric ballroom. The band comprises twelve Purdue boys, and it enjoys the distinction of having won the Big Ten universities 1933 dance band contest. It will remain in the ballroom throughout the holidays season. LOEW'S PALACE Marion Davies is said to play one of the most en- Starts SUNDAY! Almost Every Woman Has Loved M e nl I w o . . . Here is a fine woman who did not share her love between two men. . . . She gave all her heart. . T O BOTH OF THEM! MIRIAM HOPKINS FREDRIC MARCH GARY COOPER IN DESIGN FOR LIVING A Story About Three People Who Loved Eazh Other Very Much . . . With Aft Mr? er he Dance is Over UNION STATION RESTAURANT Gay niqhters flow into FEN-DRICK'S for their midnight snacks fine food, enticingly prepared, courteously served. Spanish or Mushroom Omelettes, Tenderloin Steak Sandwiches and other tasty dishes for which FENDRICK'S arg famous. ll-rri Station 7 arrninal Station Ci'dm Fountain Raiaurantt Added BING In Features! CROSBY PLEASE" "Tuletlde Greeting!" CARTOON STAHTIXG TIMES 1:03-3:13-5 :30-T:40-9:oO EDWARD EVERETT NORTON . They couldn't go on alone so oil three settled down togetherl F7 5SKI WHtRi THE BIG PICTURES PLAY l I ma. f XCLUflVf OfflCIAL PlCTUB-f- Of- I lUk M J WORLD' C-HAMPIONSHIP 6f$ O t Tl l4( STARTING SUNDAY, DEC. 24 First Choke! First Runl First Qualityl Outsanding and Unusual Picture Programs at These SENSATIONALLY LOW PRICES ALL SEATS 20c From 11 A. M. to 1 P. M. Except Sundays 1P.M.to6P.M.5a and from 1 to 2 Sunday 20c and 25c AFTER 6 P. M. and after 2 P. M. Sundays 25c and 40c Children: Any Seat Any Time: 10c mmmmmmmmmmmimmmmmmrmmmmmmmmr &iS?,?!fefen. . em Here 's a HILARIOUS CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! " ' ll wilh THELMA TODII-FltANK McHIGH Im"'"'' lo'"" JOHNNY MACK BROWN-JEAN MIIR B ..HoJHy' I a 'a f'4By0 1 Get set to fall out of your I A;s "i''V $ 1 1,ea' from laughter when I fj:'Vl Je akM command of a ft J V rA battleship the fleet is using 8aL m. f" i0' tarKet practice! s in . Will Rnrlr tha Pitu I Wk" 1 -v--W,r j J f II I ' l VI L i I A, i t-v mJWr W ftee Carlile's 'mmw K,DD,E ::-txkr JLTm j I 1 1 Treenta-by I j ALIVE WITH YOUTH! f liiBurning Up the Campus with HotchalN&yl M ' Zip Zest and Action! NS&fK.!. rTiTV Tffi L I Mary Carlisle, Buster Crabbe N:-Xi- I YR1C BALLROOM Miller Welch and HI" PURDUE UNIVERSITY DANCE oUe"V Extant ........ PancInK ''"Vitfrnnon' . a. Mill. ' sai. . .,. patroa va to A VCt- piiftBirMriir hit x iw ni qf SIGMA CHI With Ted Flo-Iilto and II i Orchestra Three Midshipmen Three Bins Keys 1 '"rjst . si' -K 1 e KIMG AND QUEEN OF LAUGHTER TOGETHER WILL GIVE YOU A HAPPY ff CHRISTMAS fj HeSKITCMS WILL KEP YOU IN STITCHSS AS mr HIT THE MH SPOTS Of HILARITY ML 1 B.scaiysc3 AND. . . . ARE THEY FUNNY?. . . . WITh Based on the story GREEN DICE' h ANNE LA ME HON StaOUf TODAY niinv ni vnc Ml NOW! -pb Sing W . ' . vl 1. Oirl t, .r t-K. 'efn h0 0 'n''b.r"of1l, Extra! Silly Symphony Cartoon "The Nlicht Before Xmas" .'Ugg-ENTS. TV7 ONTMARTRE ttri .. r r w 1. t.a f f I 1 ne L,lttle rarts or maianapoiis LJ 1730 Allisonville lid. 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