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Sunday, May 13, 1934
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SECTION 3 T "MEN IN WHITE" PULITZER PRIZE PLAY BRIEFLY TOLD 1H COURIER-JOURNAL. LOUISVILLE. SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 13. 1934. Young Doctor's Struggle Provides Drama's Theme Br MARK BARRON. New York, May 12 CP) Dramatizing the heroic but unsung deeds that ro on behind the scenes in the medical profession, Sidney Kingsley, a 27-year-old actor, wrote "Men In White," the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the 1933-34 season. With a cast of Group Theater players, directed by Lee Strasbsrg, this play has been one of the outstanding successes on Broadway for more than seven months. Fir'sicsans have praised Is as un- usually perfect in technical detail, and the author spjnt some time as an amatrar interns In a hospital gathering "a t-mosphere" for his plot. . The publishers of the play, Co-Vici-Friede, describe it as a story of "the doctors and nurses who cenrecrate themselves to the Hlppoc ratian Ideal. and a younp: doctor's to the rigorous realities by which alone the profession of medicine can maintain its high ethical level." The following "a . '? Sidney Kingsley. with you, and played in the same streets. Ferguson: I'm glaa you missed them. They were ordinary and gloomy. They might have touched you . . . changed you . . .About seven months ago there was a boy here who'd been blind from birth. We operated on him successfully. One night I showed him the stars for the first time. He looked at them for a moment and began to cry like a baby, because, he said, they were so lovely, and he might never have seen them. When I look at you, Laura, I get something of that feeling. I ... I can't tell you how large a part of im you've become, Laura! You're . . . (The loud speaker Is heard calling: "Dr. Ferguson! Dr. Ferguson!") Laura: Don't move. (She clutches him tightly.) Ferguson: It's no Use, Laura! That's my call! Let me up. Dr. rerguson answers the emer- is the storv cf the play, including dialogue from the Sency call to a ward where a 10 more important scenes, Act 1. The first a-t open in the library of Bt. Grarjrc's Hospital, where a group of doctors and internes are gathered ' to study and discuss their profes- !on. Chipf among thorn is Dr. Hooh- berg, one of the world's greatest '. physicians, and Dr. Ferguson, a youngster who gives promise of being a genius, Dr. Ferguswn is to go to Vienna for further study, but first he is to marry Laura Hudson, daughter of a wealthy leal estate man who is a patient in the hospital. They are very much in love, but she cannot understand why , his profession demands that he be on duty almost day and night, leaving him little time to be with her. Laura and George (Dr. Ferguson) , are discussing this impasse in a hos- pital room, and he is trying to ex- pis in that a physician must give up all thoughts of pc-rjonal life v.'hen dr - c?!ls, and duty is an incsssant mi' tress. ', Laura: Sit down. (She pushes him do-s n into the chair and then curls "tip on his lap.) Let me look at you. '.You're getting thin, young man! And your eyes are tired. Ferguson: I didn't have much sleep !last night. It was a pretty sick house. Laura: You're overworked . . . (Pulls his head over on her shoul-'der. ). . . And I don't like it one bit. .... You know, you've spoiled every-think for me. I was thinking last night, all thp music and noise and lun . . . didn't mean a thins without you. I don't seem to get a kick out of life any more unless you're around . . . And that's not very often, is it? Fergruson: Darling, we'll make up for it all, later on. Honestly. Laura: I don't l:hrw if we can. Giwge. Last night, for instance. If you had been there perfect! Now it's gone. You see, dearest, the way I feel, if I had you every minute from now on. it wouldn't be enough . . I wish I'd lived all my life with you. I wish I'd been torn "in the same room year-old child, suffering from diabetic shock, is near death. She is in the hands of Dr. Cunningham, an incompetent physician, and only the timely interference of Dr. Ferguson saves her from a fatal overdose of insulin. This obscure but heroic action im-presses the student-nurse, Barbara Dennin. who obviously is in love with Ferguson. She betrays nervousness. Ferguson: Here! What's the matter with you? Barbara: I'm sorry ... I was just nervous. I guess. Ferguson: I see. What's your name?, Barbara: Barbara Dennin. Ferguson: You're going to be a swell nurse, Barbara. Barbara : Thanks ! Ferguson: Now, take my advice. I know just how you feel nerves all tied up in a knot . . . want to yell. Feel the same way myself. . . . You get as far away from here as you can tonight Have a good time. Relax. Forget hospital. Tomorrow you'll be all right. But, Barbara is to have an examination tomorrow and Dr. Ferguson promises to give her some notes that will help her. In the meantime he must meet Dr. Levine, who was headed for a brilliant career once, but gave it up because he fell in love. Now he discovers that the girl he ' loved, his wife, has tuberculosis, and he has no money to cure the malady. Ferguson tries to distract his attention by explaining why ho went into the medical profession. Ferguson: My dad used to say. "Above all is humanity." He was a fine man my dad. A small town physician Upstate. When I was about 13. he came to my room one night and apologized because he was going to die. His heart had gone bad on him. He knew if he gave up medicine and took it easy he could live for twenty years. But he wanted to go right on, wanted to die in harness. . And he did. . . . Abov$ all else is hu- ( Continued on Page 7.) t ,ii urn ii ii . iMn fri-ift-;i, ii.i.i t Vi tfti inm1iiTi rm iiiimmmmmmmmiim, AS POWERFULLY DRAMATIC. .m I AS TENDER AND TRUE. . . jggl Jfi AS THE UNF0R6BTTABL Em iMSLk P "SMIL IN' THROUGH 'y IT V 1B ,f IN Vtfil P feat-. e s'm: x i:krv -o SC OAI "VOX 'ZL TFLL" n ig:-Wk T V 7 i 'mU ' j Film Bills of the Week Rialto Spencer Tracy has finally achieved thp PiPrtric chair stardom in his latest picture, "Nowi Tanhittjn t insouciance; he is. curiously enough. a condemned prisoner wno welcomes piciuie, i'.uw Tanhittjn XTplndrama" is a stor I'll Tell." bv Mrs. Arnold Rothstein. nf hn ar roared to. which is the current attraction at the ; gether d arriVe at manhood to find Rialto. thTncu-x: in onn.-isit sides of th Advance reports from the f)re- QH in ,AV. .i.h th. same ri views are to the effect that this is a:Gable u a blg.shot gambler, powerful really amazing . revelation. It tells a H ji. f,-. nf the citv's nieht story of the life of a man who moved ;llfe Powel! the district attorney. irom one success to anouier mruuguihis lifelorlCT. friend who must prose-the sporting and night life m New j hi f murdcr. Miss Loy if York during the exciting years irom!thp u.oman in thpir iiVes. 1910 to 1932 Supporting Tracy are Helen Twelve-trees in the important role of the wife and Alice Faye as the "other woman." Miss Faye portrays a night club singer. As part of her professional routine. she sings, "Foolin With the Other Friday woman s Aian. mnaeiuany, m will be the first time that she has ever sung in public without being coached by Rudy Vallee, her mentor and sponsor. "Now I'll Tell" has been prepared for the screen by Edwin Burke, who wrote the dialogue of "Bad Girl." Mr. Burke also directed. The picture was produced under the personal super vision of W infield Sheehan. vice president and general manager of Fox Film. Brown Strand "The Witching Hour. The Paramount picturizat ion o Augustus Thomas' "The Witching Hour" was presented at ine oirana Sir Guy Standing, jona Continued on Page 7.) S??.A1 W?ACS MC'&S'OA "jy??0.C " YOUNG FOR "CARAVAN." I Fox has borrowed Loretta Young for the leading feminine role opposite Charles Boyer in Erik Charell's "Caravan." This is the producer's first American film and will have Jean Parker, Louise Fazenda, Charles Grapewin, C. Aubrey Smith and Phillips Holmes m the cast. IN "LOVE TIME." "Love Time" is the title of Lilian Harvey's next film for Fox and it will have music. It is to be produced by John Stone. Anne Caldwell, who wrote "Flying Down to Rio." wrill do the screen storv and Paul Martin, who directed Miss i and Harvey in several features abroad, will I do as much on the Fox lot. MAE WEST ACTS AS SCREEN STORY BOARD Mae West took enough time out from production of "It Ain t No Sin" to sit as a one-woman editorial board purchased, for Paramount, a Attractions On the 'Stage "The Black Cat." What is said to be one of the most unusual pictures of the season, bring ing with it all of the uncanny mys tery and horror of "Frankenstein" and Dracula" plus the added thrills sup plied by those two creators of eerie roles Karloff and Bela Lugosi. is the current attraction at The Brown. The attraction is "The Black Cat" suggested by Edgar Allen Poe, one of America's immortal mystery writers. If you can imagine the "monster" of "Frankentein" and the vampire of 'Dracula" together on the screen for the first time, it will give you an idea what thrills and chills you may expect. An expectancy of something new and different, long desired by film patrons, is promised by The Brown management. David Manners and Jacqueline Wells nave the romantic leads, with Egon Brecher and Lucille Lund comprising part of a supporting cast. Loew's. "Manhattan Madness." In the setting in which he played the role which first won him motion picture fame the death house of a prison Clark Gable returns to the screen at Loew's in "Manhattan Melodrama." his new Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer picture. With him in this photoplay are William Powell and Myrna Loy, co-starred with Gable at the head of a Gable's first acquaintance with the sin-Stcr suonce of t.13 condemned cell block was in "The Last Mile," and so effective were his scenes that he won a long-term contract with M-G-M storv "Me and the Kint?" which nos-!and rapidly rose to stardom lo .,, , . , ., ! Since then he has plaved as her next picture. "Me and the King" takes a famous American actress to Europe and involves her in a series of Mae Westian affairs with the bedazzled monarch. a wide variety of parts, but not until "Man hattan Melodrama" has he portrayed a prisoner condemned to die. This time, instead of raving and rebelling National Harlem Maniacs. Helena Justa. who is presenting her Harlem Maniacs' revue on the stag at The National this week, formerly starred in Lew Leslie's "Blackbirds" and lavs claim to the title of being the "Female Bill Robinson." "The Twelve Harlem Rhythm Knights," an organization of syncopators recently featured in several New York Harlem night clubs furnish the musical back-Erround for the revue. Among th thirty entertainers are Gulfport and Brown, comedians: Three Hot Shots, tap dancers; Maymie Coral, "blues singer, and ten dancing girls. Little Esther, a sepia dancing girl, appears as an added attraction with the stage show," and is said to be one of the youngest vaudeville artists to have achieved success on three continents. She has appeared in practically every theater of consequence in the "United States and Canada; remained four months at' the Empire Theater in Paris, then played lengthy ensaeements in Berlin. Milan. Stock holm, Oslo and other European cities. Gayety "J.izz Time Revue." Burlesoue is especially acceptable during the racing season when every one is in carnival mood and ready for a gay good time with comedy, tunes. and pretty girls to liven things up. Needless to say, Fred Hurley and his resident troupe of burlesque entertainers at The Gayety. take new impetus from the spirit of frivolity which prevails throughout the city. And the stars who are brought on from time to time to add to the general atmoschere of the productions, seem to gain something of the same spirit of fun and frolic. The "Jazz Time Revue" which opened Saturday at The Gayetv is well cn its way to a banner week. "Babe Woodall" is the featured entertainer, and Joan Barlow, pretty blonde poser, the Four Harmonizers, and a galaxy of dancing girls, are well presented in colorful scenes replete with new effects. The shojv Is given twice daily at The Gayety with mld- against his fate, he meets it with cool night shows each Saturday. Si!M;Vf7:ii!i: ... 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