The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 31, 1950 · Page 51
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The Philadelphia Inquirer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · Page 51

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Friday, March 31, 1950
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THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 3T. 1950 ade fg 5T' fGim Crazy9 . Is Movie at Tfie Stanton By Mildred Martin If erer crime didnt pay it's In the K.rg Brothers' "Gun Crazy." And il ver s young crook got no fun out e: his kgal activities, it's John Dall wrhose kre of guns, but hatred of tilling, pets him into a sorry predicament on the Stanton screen. Of cotrse. it may be argued that MacKirJay Kan tor's gun-crazy hero found seme sort of compensation in romance. For pert Peggy Cummins, camiTal sharpshooter, gees along for the chase and despite all the FUcfcups and the necessity for eluding the law, they love each other nht up to the bitter end. PEGGY ISXT SO SHY Erm bo. the pair whose entire married life is spent behind guns and on the lam, never has much chance to enjoy the loot. Besides, while Peggy isnt at all averse to fcioodshed and finally does knock off & couple of people, John keeps -vorryinj himself into a state of jitters about the day when, perhaps, he w-Zl have to plug somebody. That day all right, too, after nearly an hour-and-a-half of roaring across xhe country leaving a wide criminal trail behind them. Oespite Kantor's attempt to explain ir e boy's character on psychopathic frounds, the yarn's logic is wide open to question. And certainly with an aroused nation, including the FBI, on the lookout for the perpetrators of this mkn-and-a-girl crime wave, it's a bit hard to accept the e&ss with which they get jobs in the largrc meat packing plant where they piZn off their biggest robbery. DIRECTION IS FAST However. Joseph H. Lewis's direction is fast enough most of the time to keep audiences too busy to bother about any of that, and the performances are fine. Dall is particularly good as the boy who only feels important with a gun in his x-snds, and Miss Cummins, a pleasant surprise histrionically as the girl who doesnt give a hoot about anything except John, money and not p citing: caught. Supporting roles are well played, too, with Berry Krueger, shady carnival boss and Peggy's previous partner in crime; Anabel Shaw, DsSs law-abiding sister; Nedrick "Young and Trevor Bardette, his friends who eventually and regretfully put an end to his criminal carter. Filipino Sings 'Butterfly' Role By Marion Kelley The novelty of last night's performance of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly presented by the La Scala Opera Company at the Acad emy of Music, was the appearance cf the Filipino soprano, DaUsay A! data, who sang the title role. Th-s was Miss Aldaba's first appears rice here as Cio-Cio-San and It was an auspicious debut. With a grace and beauty suited for the tragi; role of "Butterfly" she brought personal charm along with a keen sense of Oriental drama that edde-i much to the pleasure of the perf c rmance. FREDERICKS IN TENOR ROLE Her voice, though not of thrilling power, is engagingly musical in croaliry. She improved as the opera progressed, exhibiting more flexibility of tone with a good sense of cLramstic accent and lyrical line. Tt-e poignant "Love Duet" of Act I and the tender "Flower Duet" were artistically handled with Lillian Marchetto as a very capable Suzuki. Waiter Fredericks, young American tenor, appeared as lieutenant Pitenon and acquitted himself very well indeed. His voice was clear and lyric and he rose to Puccini's ehmaxes with grace and power. Val-Pataechi deserves mention as a pfJtieuiarly sinister Bonze with a nh voice he used deftly to match the part- COSTUMES BEAUTIFUL Llcyd Karris did well in the duo parta of Prince Yamadori and Imperial Commissioner, while Angelo Pilctto sang Sharpless, with Francesco Curci doing an effective job as Gore, the marriage broker. Other reporting roles were adequately fiiifd by Catherine Taylor as Kate Pmkerton. Irene Jacoby and Jessie Walker. The pathetic child of tragedy was lovely little Mary. Lou Parks.. The costumes were beautiful and the scenery effective, especially in the first act which was complete with fireSies lacing the dusk with topaz. Giuseppe Bamboschek at the conductor's desk was the efficient and moderating dynamo of the, production and Milton J. Cross again narrated the story from the proscen-tura box. 3 Milton Berle Divorced Again "NEW YORK. March 30 (AP). Jcvce Matthews, the former showgirl, was divorced a second time yesterday from Milton Berle, the actor, and was granted custody of their 4-year-old daughter, Victoria, according to Samuel I. Hartman, her attorney. The divorce was granted in the Virgin Islands. The couple were married first in 1E41, divorced in 1947 and remarried last June. 1 v r ii ' 'J Ml. : i "" " I 'JlW-JilllWML 'MM These night club stars are (top row, left to right) Julie Garrett, Nut Club; Eileen Barton, Click; Margie Duncan, Sciolla's Cafe, and Lilyann Carol, Lexington Casino. At bottom are (left to right) Fayne, Weber's Hof Brau, Central Airport, Camden; Jill, Club 13; Joe Lynn, The Wedge, and Dick Todd, Rendezvous Show Bar. Goldman's $8,400,000 Suit Is Settled Before Trial Settlement of the $8,400,000 damage suit against nine major moving picture firms by William Goldman Theaters, Inc., was announced yesterday in U. S. District Court. No details of the settlement were disclosed, but William A. Gray, attorney for William Goldman, confirmed the settlement and added that there were still many details to be worked out. The suit, filed under the Sherman Anti-trust Act, charged that Goldman's Erlanger Theater was denied first-run pictures by the picture companies. It was scheduled to be heard Monday before Judge William H. Kirkpatrick at the Federal Building. Gray said that almost "continuous conference between attorneys for both sides culminated in an agreement yesterday. ' The firms named jn the suit were Loews, Inc., Paramount Inc., RKO Pictures, Inc., 20th Century-Fox Film Corp., Warner Brothers Circuit Management Corp., Stanley Corporation of America, Inc., Universal Film Exchanges, Inc., United Artists Corp., and Columbia Pictures Corp. Damages of $2,800,000 trebled were asked by Goldman for a period between December. 1942, and December, 1946. A similar suit was won by Goldman for a period ending in 1942, in which he was awarded $375,-000. Another suit includes a period beginning in 1946 and continuing until the present time. Goldmaa was awarded" $375,000 ill Will, of course... where else would we meet? For a pasnt luncheon or rnoon tt--tf ... mi and Cocktail Lounge AIOUNB THE C03NH HOM 1VMYTHINS" 1 a lVL FULL POUND CAN plus $60,000 attorney's fees by the District Court Jan. 6, 1948. The U. S. Supreme Court refused to review the lower court decision and the film distributors were ordered to pay heavy damages for refusing to license their best pictures for first-run showing by an independent operator. The District Court also issued an injunction against the film companies requiring them to give Goldman an opportunity to bid for pictures for first runs. In Goldman's original suit he asked a total of 1,350,000 in damages for the period between November, 1940, and December, 1942. At that time the court held that the Erlanger would have made $125,000 if it had been licensed to show best pictures first-run. 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Trust Action Hits Hooper FirmlMerger A $2,500,000 suit over a monopoly allegedly created by the merger of A. C. Keilson Co., of Chicago, and C. E. Hooper, Inc., of New York, originators of the "Hooper ratings" ia radio and television, was filed in TJ. S. District Court here yesterday. Attorneys for the plaintiffs, Sind-linger Co., Inc.. of this city; Elec tronics Radox Corp., of New York; Albert Slndllnger, head of the former firm, and Harold Reiss, electronics engineer, sought $500,000 on three counts mentioned in a 22-page petition and $1,000,000 in treble damages. The plaintiffs alleged that tha defendants, the Neilson firm, A. C. Neilson, its chief stockholder; the Hooper firm, C. E. Hooper, its chief stockholder, and Harry A. Rahmel, vice president of the Neilson firm, engaged in unlawful competition, used patent applications unlawfully and violated the Sherman Anti-Trust Law. The plaintiffs contended that their business had been adversely affected. 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