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The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Page 33

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Thursday, September 24, 1953
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THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24, 1953 adh 33 'The Affairs of Dobie Gillis' and 'Biq Leaquer' Double Bill at the World Songs, dances, Max Shulman's keen-edged brand of humor and baseball mix together for an agree-) able double bill at the World in its latest M-G-M offerings of "The Affairs of Dobie Gillis" and "Big Leaguer." How not to succeed at college but have fun while doing it can best describe Shulman's story of the irrepressible. Dobie Gillis (Bobbie Van) and his freshmen associates. When Dobie's bent for getting in trouble rules out his chances of dating his girl Pansy (Debbie Reynolds) by night, he occupies the hours of her day. Together they . 1 4 ei roam the countryside, to a fetching song and dance number, until the thought of flunking out of school takes them back to classes. CHEMICAL EXPLOSION When Pansy attempts to solve a chemistry problem with the fiendish delight of a child and the inevitable explosion occurs, she is sent off to her aunt in New York and Dobie is left forlorn. Displaying rubber-legged grace, reminiscent of Ray Bolger, Van's in terpretation of the heart-broken Dobie, to tne catchy arrangement of "I'm Through With Love," is the high point of the film. Separation only makes Dobie's mind work overtime and by pic ture's end Pansy is back in his arms. Lending their bit to the campus frolic are Bob Posse, Bar bara Ruick, whose pleasant voice is of the Dinah Shore variety, and Hans Conried as the acid-tongued English professor. BASEBALL STORY "Big Leaguer" is a sentimental account of the sand-lotters who get AK TALKING 9 'TVsttMtopJ next Attraction Randolph theatre jsarer n mi mm a tells of a ROMANCE that began ...and ended in OONT MISS IT DELIGHTFUL! Lf J U.'.ll.M.l'.'J.'IMjMHll WALT DISNEY'S latest ali-live-actioa adventure-romance...! I WATT DISNEY'S Fll WjHlllTP T I : . J ... ibarbam snrnmK- MuRmv lit, a chance to try out with the New York Giants and aspire to great ness at Coogan's Bluff. Edward G. Robinson is the kindly manager of the Florida farm club where the players are screened. Knowing that his job is threatened because he has failed to come up with any prospects. Robinson realizes that he must find a star among his newest batch of recruits. He puts his future in Adam Polachuk, a hard-hitting third-baseman. After Adam, played by Jeff Richards, settles a conflict with.his father, he fulfills Robinson's faith in him. Vera-Ellen is Richards' enthusiastic supporter. BARBARA L. WILSON. 'Paradise1 Play Cancels 2d Week "The Paradise Question," a new play by Walter Hart and Richard Maibaum, has canceled the second week of its engagement at the Locust Street Theater and will close there Saturday night. The theater management announced that ticket holders for performances next week will have their money refunded at the box office. Here for a tryout prior to New York, the play will be withdrawn temporarily for revision, producer Elaine Perry stated yesterday. Exclusive Phila. Area Premiere 16th and MARKET KILLWJ2) IPiaBfiflDBLa LIGHTS! STARS! CELEBRITIES! BANDS! TV! RADIO! NEWSREELS! PRICES FOB TONIGHTS PREMIERE ONLY! ORCHESTRA $5.20 BALCONY $2.60 (All Taxes ind.) Some tickets still available for the greatest entertainment thrill of your life I iw y .--t IlDteQMSirfllllM (imiuox presents THE FIRST MOTION PICTURE IN fNni THE MODERN MIRACLE YOU SEE WITHOUT GLASSES! When these curtains open will know why "THE ROBE" had to wait for GnemaScope before it could fully encompass you in its power, spectacle and glory! Only CinemaScope is the Amtmorphic Lens Process on the newly created, curved Miracle Mirror Screen that achieves infinite depth and lifelike reality without the use , 0 A r"N 1 .1 I -fc. W W W m m m j " 4 TECHNICOLOR CinemaScope with its matchless coordination of vision, color and Stereophonic Sound could "THE ROBE" come alive. When these curtains open... you will be encompassed in the vast and wondrous panorama . . . you will behold the awe-inspiring spectacle as the imperial might of Rome hurls its challenge against the Word of God. 1 :MmmrmS i r ( TOl5Vj 4J?A PREMIERE QBIEHBODJiiEi iflJIigECQIB flIfliDiIHlIH? ifll(3IIEID -SGSZD CS3S ,CD'ESS rwTTT- CST '3D '3CnnE sS5'"(3S Tomorrow Doors Opon 9 A. 171. Continuous Performances NO RESERVED SEATS! See tomorrows papers for cont. performance prices Wbonlighter' In 3-D at Goldman By BARBARA L. WILSOX The worst offense that Warner Brothers have committed in "The Moonlighter," their 3-D offering at the Goldman, is wasting the talents of Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray. Miss Stanwyck and MacMurray i are called upon to do little morel than mouth all the cliche-ridden; sentences that screen writer Niven Busch has been able to gather together in his 81 -minute script. SUCH DIALOGUE Typical of these hackneyed phrases is Miss Stanwyck's observation upon meeting MacMurray after a five-year absence. "You've changed, Wes." "Nobody stays the same," answers MacMurray solemnly. Or on another occasion when MacMurray evaluates himself: "I'm not sentimental any more. I'm strong because I can go my own way." Reminiscent of Walter Van Til-burg Clark's "The Ox-Bow Inci-cent" and his own "Duel in the Sun," Busch relates the useless life of Wes Anderson, the cattle rustler by night, known as the "moonlighter." WRONG MAN HANGED On one escapade, Wes is caught and jailed. 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