Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on October 13, 1962 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, October 13, 1962
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Lancaster as 'Bird Man' Opens at State Sunday A convict who dodged the gallows twice and, became a famous bird scientist during 52 years fa prison is portrayed by Burt Lancaster 'in "Bird Man of Alcatraz", opening Sunday at the State Theater. Lancaster plays "Bird Man" Robert Stroud, a federal penitentiary inmate since 1909. Stroud was sentenced to death in 1916 for killing a Leavenworth guard. He appealed and was re-senten- pealed again, and once more was condemned to hang. In 1920 President Woodrow Wilson commuted Stroud's sentence to life imprisonment. Stroud spent 43 years in solitary confinement. He Is still behind bars, although during his long ordeal he became an eminent ornithologist and scholar. 'Bird Man of Alcatraz", depicting his incredible story, is one of the strangest prison cases BURT LANCASTER, left, and Neville Brand co-star as convict and cop in "Bird Man ,bf AJcatraz" showing at the State Theater Sunday through Tuesday. The drama is based on the story of Robert Stroud who has been imprisoned in a United States penitentiary longer than anyone else alive. See and Hear BOB DOLE Republican for Congress 9:30 P.M. Monday, October 15 On TV Stations: KTVC-TV, Dodge City KGLD-TV, Garden City KWHT-TV, Goodland KCKT-TV, Great Bend KAYS-TV, Hays KOMC-TV, Oberlin KTVH-TV. Hutchinson Major Issues Will Be Discussed McDill Boyd. Chmn. (Pol. Adv.) Page 3 Garden City Telegram Saturday. October 13. 1962 Movie Calendar STATE THEATER "BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ" — Sunday through Tuesday. '•MERRILL'S MARAUDERS" and "SAMAR" — Wednesday through Saturday. (1ARDEN DRIVE IN "TEENAGE MILLIONAIRE", and "THE EXPLOSIVE GENERATION" — tonight and Sunday. "MUSIC BOX KID" — Owl show tonight only. The Drive In will he closed Monday through Thursday. "THE HORSE SOLDI E R S", "20.000 EYES" and "THE NIGHT FIGHTERS" — Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ever revealed. The film also stars Karl Maiden, Thelma Ritter, Betty Field, Nevilla Brand and Edmond O'Brion. Former convicts helped director John Frankenheimer restage Uie grim event which erupted on May 2, 1946 when two armed inmates .attempted a "crash-out" from cell block "C". Guards were taken hostage and prisoners released. Within moments the riot had spread to adjoining "D" block, where Slroud was in solitary confinementr Prison sets arc grimly authentic, many giving moviegoers an inside view of penitentiaries never before seen on the screen. There are yard and cell blocks at Alcatraz which were reproduced in part from sketches by a former convict there and the notorious three-tiered "C" and "D" blocks. For the rest or the sets, workers used drawings, diagrams and recollections by former convicts and guards who took part in the real life story on which "Bird Man" is based. As for the birds themselves, 400 canaries of various types were brought for the picture from all over the United States and some foreign countries. Showing Wednesday through Saturday at the State Theater will be Jeff Chandler and Ty Hardin in "Merrill's Marauders" and George Montgomery and Gil- bert Roland in "Samar." The true-life exploits of Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill and the intrepid battalion he led through the steaming jungles and swamps of Burma to harass the enemy during World War II are brought to the screen in stunning realism in "Merrill's Marauders." Co-starring with Charidlcr and Hardin arc Peter Brown, Will Hutchins, Andrew Duggan and Claude Akins. In "Samar" Montgomery stars as a disillusioned American doctor sentenced to five years confinement at the penal colony on Samar for wounding a man in a duel. The colony is desperately in need of a doctor. A series of events leads the Spanish government to order the village evacuated. Thousands of the inhabitants are led into the interior to a legendary valley. This heroic trek by the Philippine prisoners across the miles of mountains and jungles provides the stirring climax of «Samar." At the Garden Drive In tonight and Sunday is Jimmy Clanton in "Teenage Millionaire" and William Shatner and Patty McCormack in "The Explosive Generation." An owl show will be shown tonight only. Ronald Foster will stiar in "Music Box Kid." • The Drive In will be closed Monday through Thursday. Cliff Arquette Back To Filmland to Stay Week on South Main by Jim Sloan Memo to Stoner: National Donut Week starts Monday and National Macaroni Week the .next Thursday, so you better get your mind oft' golf a.nd the world series and back on groceries. . .small store style, that is. Read an announcement of a new "Patio Bank" in Great Bend. Don't know whether they serve you a tall "cool one" every time you make a deposit or not! Or, maybe, every time you ask for a loan, they "grill" you first. A little more bad weather anil the)/ wan postpone the world scries to play the play-off games of the football leagues. Real nice around here lately; but you know this country . . . better investigate Lennox Comfort right now .. . just give us a call! Our congratulations to the Garden Cihj Hifih debate team again. Then start off lite nei<' xcaxoii by placing in their first meet. Sure lots of new construction and remodeling still going on around town. Now Nu Stlyle is in on the act. Chet and Gay are remodeling their shoe store. Lennox Comfort will fit right in i/onr re~ Modeling or buildiny plans. Let u-a sltou- you! By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP)—The gypsy life of Cliff Arquette has led him back to California, this time to stay. That's what he says, anyway. But you never can tell about Cliff. Life has been on e continuous surprise for him. Cliff is that old ftissbudgct of Jack Paar fame, Charlie Weaver. But Charlie is not Cliff, if you get what I mean. Cliff himself is a razor-sharp, jolly fellow who seems to fuss not at ah. Cliff-Charlie now appears every DANCE Tonight, Oct. 13th 9:00 p.m. ODD FELLOWS HALL PUBLIC WELCOME Saturday night on the new Roy Rogers variety show over ABC- TV. For Arquette it i s a return to the area where he spent the bulk of his performing years. "I guess I was out here about 30 years in all," he recalled. "For a while I was following radio wherever it went. I started in Chicago when th e big action 'was there. Then it moved to New York and I went with it. Then back to Chicago, then wit to Hollywood.' 1 Longtime Californians remember his many characterizations on local and network radio shows; my favorite was a lovable old bag named Aunt Vddy. "I was always playing old men and old women," he laughed, used to say some day I would grow into those roles. Now I jusl about have!" His crew-cut white hair anc Santa Claus belly arc th, only in dications, however. He looks totally different and many years younger when not in his Charlie Weaver get-up. THE STORY OF THE MOST DEFIANT MAN OF TODAY . . . WHO BECAME A LEADING WORLD AUTHORITY ON BIRD DISEASE . . . Inside The Rock Called Alcatraz They Tried To Chain A Volcano t HAROtOHECHT PRESENTS "" BURT LANCASTER BIRD MAN OF ALCATRAZ STARTS SUNDAY Continuous Shows Sun. Starting 2:00 p.m. ENDS TONIGHT TARZAN GOES TO INDIA and FAR COUNTRY Telophonr BR 6-4A02 Showing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. .19, 20 and 21 will be a triple bill. It's John Wayne in "Horse Soldiers", Gene Nelson in "20,000 Eyes" and Robert Mitchum in "Night Fighters." One of the most dramatic and exciting incidents of Hie Civil War supplies t:,i- fabric for the story or "The Horse Soldi/jrs." This i s the talc of the incredibly bold ami herioc 600 mile raid through Confederate territory of Colonel Benjamin Gricrson and h ! s brigade of Union cavalry. Costarring with Wayne who plays LI. Col. Marlowe who led a daring raid against a Confederate railroad stronghold, will be William Holdcn, a doctor attached to Marlowe's cavalry troops. Attractive Constance Towers makes her film debut as a southern lady taken prisoner by the invading Union Army. Two famous Gibsons are featured in the movie — Hoot Gibson, the great cowboy star of yesteryear; and Altheia, the awe- inspiring young Negro girl athlete. "The Night Fighters" is an exciting, romantic, bitter and violent movie about the anti-British terrorist activities of the Irish Republican Army. Mitchum plays an Irish gunman of the terrorist I.R.A. Co-starred are Anne Heywood, Dan O'Herlihy and Richard Harris. NOW SHOWING THRU SUNDAY! It's laugh filled . . . tune-filled with that twist beat . . . Co-Hit . . . youth on a rampage . . . THE THEY LOOK LIKE KIDS- BUT THEY WANT " LOVE LIKE ADULTS! Bonus Owl Show Tonight A Thrilling Epic of the Under-world Boxoffice Opens 7:00 Show Starts 7:15 . ' Tcli phorn- BR 6 49?2

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