jMf jpriny Herald, Rf Spring, T«ttf, Sunday, March 26, 1944 Boy Dritatt Stamps and Bond* 'Song Of Russia' Co-Stars Taylor, Peters At Ritz Bobert Taylor follows hit ac claimed performance as the un forgettable, hard-boiled sergean In "Bataan" with a powerful stell «r role in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's "Song of Russia," now at the Ritz Theatre. ' Introducing to the screen one of the most dynamic new romantic teams since Clark Gable was paired with Lana Turner, "Song of Russia" teams Taylor with comely Susan Peters, Hollywood's most rapidly rising young actress The picture, incidentally Taylor's last for the duration, is also Taylor's most commanding love story since "Waterloo Bridge." Taylor, who has scored in such hits as "Stand By For Action,' 1 "Johnny Eager" and "Bataan,* portrays John Meredith, a great American orchestra conductor touring Russia. Miss Peters, as Nadya, is a pretty Soviet pianist, a girl of the soil who also works in the harvest fields, who meets and falls in love with the American. After only one year with MG-M, Susan has appeared in five box office successes and was one •f five nominees for Academy SHOP NEWS New Releases Available *You Are The Dream I Am The Dreamer" • And; Rnssell "TJw Journey To A Star" Judy Garland "Poindsnna" Dare Rose & Orch. "Silver Whigs In The Moonlight" Freddie Slack ft Orch, "Bizet Has Bis Day" Les Browder & Orch. "I Dream Of San Marino" Ambrose and Orch. "When My Blue Moon Tarns To Gold" Zek* Manners tt Orch. Trains In The Night Jerry Wald if Orch. "Indian Love Call" Fred Lowrey 'TH Be Around" Cab Calloway Get your Record Carrying Cases before the 20$ tax goes on, April 1st. 25,000 Records to Choose from. x Plenty of Needles for all makes of machines. Popular Albums LfflyPons Hildegarde Bing Crosby's Cowboy „ Songs One Touch Of Venus Mendeisshon's Symphony No. 3 THE RECORD SHOP 204 Main St facrtress award for her work in "Random Harvest." She has also recently won critic's acclaim for her portrayals in "Assignment in Britttany" and "Tish." Robert Benchley, favorite American laughmaker, heads the strong supporting cast As Hank Higgins, Benchley is Taylor's shrewd manager. The role is one of his finest in recent years. Debut of Michael Chekhov Renowned Russian stage actor Michael Chekhov makes his American screen debut as Susan's father. No less an authority than Madame Litvinoff, wife of the Russian Ambassador, attests to his outstanding popularity in the tJ. S. S. R., and he's often referred to as the greatest Russian actor of the day. Felix Bessart, screenland's man of many mustaches and who scored recently in "Three Hearts for Julia" and "Crossroads," is Petrov, Russian official in charge of Taylor's tour. Darryl Hickman, who won the critic's praise for his village halfwit characterization in "The Human Comedy," plays Peter, young music prodigy. Jacqueline White,'Patricia Prest and John Hodiak also have important roles. And the cast includes the greatest array of Russian actors tver in on* picture, including such players as Feodor Chaliapin Valdimir Sokoloff, Michael Delm tov, Tamara Shayne and Leo Bol gakov. tor, Tamara Shayne and eLo Bol two definite entertainment cods (a) it presents a super-strong love story against the backdrop o Nazi invasion of Russia, with the protagonists an outstanding male star, and the most talked of youni actress developed by Hcllywooc in recent years; (b) with the locale the "Tschaikowsky country," the area in which the greatest Russian composer lived, it enriches a strong dramatic story with the beauties of the best in Russian music. And through the co-directors of the musical score, Albert Coatss and Herbert Stothart, the most beautiful Tschai- kowsky music ever recorded for motion pictures is brought to the screen. Gregory Ratoff, Hollywood's colorful Russian director, handled the poignant love story. Ratoff will be remembered for such screen hits as "Intermezzo," "The Great Profile" and "Adam Had Four Sons." __ A scene from "Son* Of Russia," featuring Rob— ert Taylor ^ his farewell appearance for the duration, and Susan Peters, rising actress, showing today and Monday at the Rita theatre. foung Grandad Dons Uniform To Join )ther Two Generations At Ft. A Lamb county man, brother of Clarence Fox of Big Spring, is one person who was tickled to Silver Lobby Crawford Hotel A Super Clnb For Military Men And Their Guests Open 6 P. M. Monterrey Cafe Mexican Food Open 4 to 10 p. m. 606 East 3rd Garland E. McMaham Showing TODAY & MON. THEY'LL KNOCK YOU DEAD Palrk Kiwwtos . .led* AJbrinan William Gargan . J«rMM Cowan Color Cartoon "The Loan Stranger" Paramount News death to arrive at Ft. Sill after being inducted, because just the day before induction, even though he is only 35 years of age, he had become a grandfather—and the new grandson, had duly arrived at a Ft. Sill hospital. Grandpa Oma Fox's firs* request upon arriving at th -Ja- homa army base was . . a glimpse of his new grandson. Three generations of the family are no* at Ft. Sill, the father of the baby boy is Sgt. Glendon Peel. The grandfather Is not a stranger to a military uniform. He enlisted In World War 1 at the age of 14, after running away from home, got a uniform, and served three weeks, and' then his age caught up with him and he was given an honorable discharge and 'told to wait for another war. Need Money •. . to pay Taxes, ... to pay Bills, ... to repair property. PEOPLE'S FINANCE OO. 4M Petroleum Bide. PHONE 721 Ba * Abbott *»* Lwi Cwtello play the ,7 " »«*•*• * &• ***% do *«y ««teetlves tothelr hilarious picture, "Who Done It," slwnrt* today and Monday at th« State theatre. Abbott And Costello Showing At The State Abbott and Costello, rated as Hollywood's best-liked and best- patronized comedians, are again in the run. Following an extended movie chase that started with "Buck Privates" and hit the laugh ceiling more recently in 'Pardon My Sarong," the No. 1 clowns have a new offering called "Who Done It?" scheduled to open today at the State Theatre GOP Freshmen Talk With Secretary Hull WASHINGTON, March 24 Clare Boothe Luce (R-Conn) emerged from a conference of republican congressmen with Secre- ary Hull with the declaration today that "silence is still the settled policy of our state department Mrs. Luce declined further comment on her reaction to the conference which was sought by the group in an avowed effort to pin down the administration's jolicy on many foreign affairs, principally the specific war and >eace «>ms, Representative OTConski (R- Wis) who joined with the group of 24 first-term republicans in seeking the parley and said he specifically wanted to know the attitude toward the Polish-Russian border dispute, remarked: 'Well, we cleared the air a little." Movy Dominates Card In Intramural Tilts AUSTIN, March 24 UP)— Navy alent dominates the card as 14 Jniversity of Texas intra-mural fighters battle for honors here aturday night The contestants: Frank Flack of Galveston vs. Roy Zuefeldt of Dallas, 120 pound lass. Bruce Thomas of Dallas vs. Warren D. Culwell of Dallas, 127. Richard Walker of Los Angeles I. W. S. Winn of Fort Worth, 135. James Berler of Austin vs. John Hill of Kilgore, 145. William Council of Fort Worth . Ken Larson of San Francisco, 55. Delo H. Caspary of Rockport vs. : eorge Lemmon of Dallas, 165. Johnny Turner of Pampa vs. . J. Enzler of Cool, Calif., 175. The Red Sea is 1,200 miles ong. BIG SPRING MAGNETO AND SPEEDOMETER SERVICE "We Repair All Makes* 119 Runnels (North Read Httel) L. GBAU Prop. and run thru Monday. , From Universal studio, which made the comedy, comes the announcement that "Who Done It?' bears little resemblance to the team's previous laughfilms except that the comics have been provided with funnier material than ever before. ' The story, a murder mystery places Bud and Lou in the hazardous profession of amateur detectives; and in turn, on the wrong end of a tremendous police dragnet Action of the plot takes place, for the most part, in a vast radio broadcasting station. Methods by which the boys extricate themselves from their maze of troubles, are declared to provide some of the most hilarious moments ever experienced by movie audiences. Players Selected Alex Gottlieb, the associate producer, nas assembled an imposing cast to support the comedians in "Who Done It?" Pttric Knowles, recently seen opposite Irene Dunne in "Lady In a Jam,' has a prominent role. William Gargan, Louise AUbritton and Jerome Cowan are other favorites in headline'spots. Added interest is supplied by William Bendix, Mary Wicks, Don Porter and Thomas Gomez, the latter a Hollywood newcomer who came to the screen from Broadway and made his cinema debut in "Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror." THE WEEKS PLAYBILL RITZ Sun.-Mon. — "Song Of Russia; with Robert Taylor and Susan Peters. Tues.-Wed.—"Crazy House," with Olsen and Johnson. Thurs.-Fri.-Sat. — "Government Girl," with Olivia De Havilland. LYRIC Sun.-Mon. — "Frisco Kid," with James Cagney and Margaret Lindsay. Tues.-Wed.—"Destination Tokyo," with Cary Grant and John Garfield. Thurs.—"Nearly Nineteen," with Gale Storm and Bill Henry. Fri.-Sat — "Oklahoma Raiders, with Tex Ritter and Fuzzy Knight QUEEN Sun.-Mon.—"Crime School," with Humphrey Bogart and Dead End Kids. Tues.-Wed.—"In Old Chicago." Thurs.—"Dr. GUlespie's Criminal Case." FrL-Sat.—"Blazing Frontiers." STATE Sun.Mon.—"Who Done It?" with Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Tues.-Wed. — "Panama Battle," with Red Skelton and Ann Soth ern. Thurs.—"International Squadron," with Ronald Reagan and Olympe Bradna. Fri.—"All Through the 'Night,' with Humphrey Bogart and Conrad Veidt. Sat—"The Devil's Trail," with Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter. Occasionally red snow' falls in the Arctic, the coloring .being caused by minute particles in the atmosphere. . FLOWER and GARDEN SEED • New shipment "Devil's Ivy just received. • Place your Easter "out- of-town" Flower orders early and save wire cost Member Florists Telegraph Delivery Asm. Leon's Flowers • 120V* Main Phone 1877 — 395-W K & T Electric Co. Henry CL Thames Motor Repair Service All types Including light PUnta 400 East 3rd Phones 15S8-J and ISU-tt SAVE YOUR MONEY! by Paying Your Paving Account NOW Interest Will Be Forgiven on Paving Accounts if... PAID BEFORE APRIL 1, 1944 CITY OF BIG SPRING Whammer Sans Glamour By CLAYTON IRWIN AT Features Writer NEW YORK — On the stage o a Broadway theater a pretty ant widely-known gal orchestra lead er, dressed in a brilliant red gown that dipped lew both fore and aft, swayed to the romantic rhythms of the band. toi!t-ln Piano GALLUP, N. M., UP)—Charles lastning sold a player piano to a favajo Indian, but the door to the Indian's mud and log hogan was oo small to get it inside. "Put the piano on the ground and build a new hogan around it," suggested Kastnmg. ihe Indian did, and the piano now is the envy of the tribesmen near Chinle, Ariz., in the heart of he Navajo hinterlands. JAMES LITTLE ATTORNEY-AT-LAW State Natl Bank Bldg. Phone 393 The Wagon Wheel MEXICAN FOOD STEAKS — CHICKEN DINNERS — SANDWICHES Open Week Days 4 p. m. to 11 Sunday 1 p. m. to 10 EAST OF BANNERS In tbt wings, Georgia Gibbs stood and watched, and absentmindedly tugged at the jacket of htr plain tailored suit "Set what I mean?" she said, bobbing her head toward the stage. "You step out to sing with an eye-filler like that working back of you and you'd better have something, or you lay a nice, big egg. I'd be crazy to put on a slinky gown and try to compete with 'em on the same basis. I know my limitations, and I'm not foolin*. "If the customers want glamour from me, the'll have to get it out of my songs." "If the aLai..6 6..N 6..N9A Actually, she has charm, pretty blonde hair ana a lot of curves where they count most, But the tailored suit has become Georgia's trademark, and she probably is the only top singer in the country deliberately to turn thumbs down on sartorial razzle- dazzle. Part of this goes back to Chapter One of her two-chapter career. Five years ago, as Fredda Gibson, she was a dance band canary out of Worcester, Mass., and got her start in radio when Maestro Richard Himber heard one of her recordings and signed her, sight unseen. In the next three years she climbed rapidly — but then dropped just as fast Soon she was "at leisure" — the dignified way of saying she was out of a job. She sat down for a strategy conference with some friends: an orchestra leader, and arranger, a music publisher and a press agent They decided she needed a new personality, more color. They re-christened her Georgia Gibbs, worked out a new singing style, gave her a new hair-do and. tossed in the idea of the suits as an afterthought She caught on again quickly, iomparisons of her records show- more wallop, more nuances, more ed the same tone quality, but Donald JJuck. For Instance, right club engagements and theater dates, and landed back on the radio as a featured performer. Georgia is a pleasant young woman, with an aggressive de- •erminatlon that reminds you of Donald Duck. Fod instance, right now she's riled up over tht ber that practically everyone «• cept Georgia sings as "Shoo, ly, are 'Sh, Sh, Baby'." •That," she says, "is silly, b*. sides being all wrong. It's a swing lullably, and the words, correct* ly, are 'Sh, Sh Baby'." Georgia ought to know. She introduced it. t QUEEN RUNAWAYS FROM HOME AND DISCIPLINE,..CRIMF- RIDDEN YOUTH RAGIN6IIT MICE OF ALL LAW! , Sown tlytt Onni Wlbur Md t ftMi StonrhrCraiwtYiltmr• HinL . * ftttr.K Bros.-first flitim* f li also Dr. Feel My Pulse' LYRIC TODAY - MON also PATHE NEWS and "Shoe Shine Boy" RITZ Showing Today And Monday METRO NEWS and "STRANGE INNERTUBE"
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