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"'V MUNCIE EVENING PRESS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1934. PAGE SEVEN ULTIMATE REACHED IN MUSICAL SHOWS That Is "Flying Down to Rib" at Liberty Theater. "Flying Down to Rio," RKO-Radlo Pictures' musical extravaganza, which comes to the Liberty Theater Sunday and Monday, with its chorines, pianos, its marlmbolas and its chocalhos, knocks the spots off anything hitherto produced under the title of "musical production " Equally astonishing is the fact that the production has a story. Gene Raymond takes his American Jazz band to Rio de Janeiro to open - a show in a new hotel. He falls in love with Dolores Del Rio, daughter of the hotel owner, and a hot rivalry develops between Raymond and Raul Roulien, complicated by the fact that Roulien has been engaged to Del Rio for years. When the "heavies, a syndicate of Greek gamblers, try to spoil the deal and ruin Dolores' dad by getting city officials to prohibit Gene's show, that young man foils them all by taking his band and his 200 beauties aloft. Offering Really Soars. In full view of thousands of Brazilians, girls sing and dance on the wings of airplanes, odagio dancers hurl their partners from one plane to another and ballet dancers trip the light fantastic while fluttering earthward in parachutes. Dolores and Gene are then married by an airplane pilot and everyobdy lives happily ever afterward. Del Rio, as a Latin-American beauty gives the performance of her life, as Raul Roulien, Spanish and South American star, whose tenor voice lends enchantment to many of the romantic melodies written for the production by Vincent Youmans. The picture also marks the film debut of Fred Astaire in a stellar role. Astaire, idol of New York and London musical comedies, and one of the best character comedians on the stage today, is paired with Ginger Rogers in a humorous romance. Their tangos come close to stealing the show, while Ginger's cow-girl ride on the tail of a plane is one of the production's high spots. Elaborately Staged. The film Is staged against the tropical and architectural beauty or. Rio de Janeiro. Native instruments and orchestras are heard. Chorus routines, featuring 150 dark beauties said to have been selected from 10,000 California girls, enact many terpsi-chorean novelties. One of these is the presentation of the tango by 16 couples, dancing in unison and per feet formation. Of the sets, one in particular mer its special mention. Representing a nignt ciuo of the future it is built to resemble the interior of a dirigible The tables, of class edsred with nol- lshed silver, are shaped like the tail oi an airplane, while the orchestra, in a balloon basket, soars about over the heads of the dancers. The second feature on the program Is "The Meanest Gal in Town," a comedy romance with Zazu Pitts, Pert Kelton, James Gleason, El Brendel and Skeets Gallagher. COMEDYROMANCE on WYSOR SCREEN Humorous and Human Story Is Unfolded. Rollicking laughter is expected to greet the lirst showing in this city of the First National comedy ro mance, "I Sell Anything," opening Sunday at the Wysor Grand Theater. The picture has human, as well as humorous, qualities. Although primarily a comedy, the production, which is based on the story by Albert J. Cohen and Robert T. Shannon, carries a most unusual triangular love affair. Pat O'Brien, Ann Dvorak and Claire Dodd form the triangle of which Pat is the magnetic but egotistical lover whom Miss Dvorak loves for what she knows is the man underneath his pretenses while Miss Dodd, as the adventuress, plays him tor a sucker. As the rapid fire and fast talking auctioneer of Second Ave, New York, Pat is in his element. -She Gets Her Man. Miss Dvorak is attractive as the waif of the streets, who staggers into the fake auction rooms, almost dead from hunger and weary .from loss of sleep and pulls a nose dive which lands her a job as a "come on" with Pat's women patrons. Ann lives her character, and is pleasing in this romantic role, in which, while consumed with jealousy, she bides her time until' she gets her man. Claire Dodd Is the blonde adventuress who knows her Benvenuto Cellinis when she sees them, buys them for a song and sells them at a fabulous price. She is an accomplished actress, and her drawing room style of vamping is charming, despite, or mayhap, because of her wicked and designing heart. There is a talented cast besides the three principals. They include players like Roscoe Kams and Russell Hopton, the aids of Pat O'Brien In his auction work and Hobart Cavanaugh, Gus Shy and Harry Tyler as the three "shills" who bid up the material being auctioned when Interest apparently drops off. ' BERWICK, Pa. (U.PJ The deer hunting season was a short one for James Lutzey. Disappointed because a hunting trip had been postponed due to rain, Lutzey decided to take a stroll through a woods near his home. As he went through his back yard, Lutzey met a buck face to face. He shot and had the one deer allowed to a hunter in a season. C20II DIED, sjj: New Photoplays Jr - ; viy ' i ' ' JV i ' Ns . - ' 1 -C . 3s a f -v . . - tit - - 1 f ; X ' 1 f . r - Oanet Gaynor In "Servants' Entrance," Iptown. x V Pat O'Britrn In "I Sell Everything," Wysor. Paramount Studio Band witn Vanity Fair Revue, Star. GREATNESS MARKS REUNION OF LOVERS Gaynor, Ayres Again Together in Uptown Bill. Reunited for the first time since their initial co-starring venture made "State Fair" memorable, Janet Gaynor and Lew Ayres will be seen again as the young sweethearts of "Servants' Entrance" when this picture opens Sunday at the Uptown Theater. Unlike anything in which they have appeared before, the story of "Servants' Entrance" will afford spectators the opportunity to laugh at the troubles as they thrill' to the romance of the madcap lovers whos yAung lives it depicts. In their newest roles Janet por trays a merry million-heiress of an automobile manufacturer who goes from riches to poverty, and back again, while Lew is a chauffeur who goes from poverty to riches. Starting from opposite rungs of the social ladder, they meet at the bottom. The climb upward is fraught with humorous and fascinating adventures. Assisting Cast Notable, Janet's descent to poverty ia mo M m: "si tat . X f ' v r. V JU wf WS9 j ? m mmm m mm SUNDAY &MUINDAX 4 A i. S sr. fa i Y W 5? ooT V - ir "T And a Four Unit 1 0- Variety Show and Stage Shows at Local Fredrlc March and Anna Sten in "We Live Again," Rivoli. v ' vis, "v v. v x, r rr'iilTfrifiMit Mary Brian in "Monte Carlo Nights, Taadelle. r tivated by a desire to become a useful woman to learn to cook, sew, bake a cake and take care of babies. So she disappears through the front door of her own palatial home, and makes her way to the servants' entrance of another, masquerading as a maid. It is thus that she meets Lew, a chauffeur with an inventive turn of mind whose passion is a new type of motorboat. To win his love, and to make him capitalize his invention without revealing her identity, becomes Janet's amusing problems. ' In addition to Janet Gaynor and Lew Ayres, the cast includes Ned Sparks, Walter Connolly, Louise Dresser, G. P. Huntley, Jr., Astrid Allwyn, Siegfried Rumann, John Qualen and many others. RELIEF MEAT THROWN ON RELIEF HEAD'S STEP TIFFIN, O.0J.R) Eight cans of roast beef distributed to relief clients in Fostoria, O., were tossed against the door of the home of 1L p. Boulboulle, Seneca county relief director, during his absence. Each of the cans had been punctured by a knife. Although none had been opened, a tag printed with red pencil was attached saying, "This meat killed my dog. I don't want It. A friend. A Kansas farmer recenty killed a snake which, he said,, had two heads and signs of four legs. But Kansas still sticks to prohibition. . . . Selling Corsets to i. nor us Girls! I j- 4 ' -Mi-ax- 'xoy f : ....v;,v. . c 1 H - MA- 3 N f 1 . KV IS v" 9 - TV- I Theaters Tomorrow J3 S A - Fred Astalr in "Flying Down to Rio,' I Liberty. "4 COLLEGIAN'S EXPENSES LEAP IN THIRD YEAR OXFORD, O. (U.ra Expenses ! of college men here were found to Increase in their junior year, with larger outlays for entertainment of "dates," for doctors and for dental work, in a survey of student expenditures made at Miami University. "The" purchasing power of 2,400 students is approximately $2,000,000, It was found, with one-third of the amount going to the university for fees and tuition. Most of the remainder, the survey showed, is spent in Oxford, with Cincinnati, Dayton and Hamilton, O., getting a share of the remainder. Men spend more for board and entertainment than women, it was found, and women more for clothing. The actual cost of attending Miami for one year is $397.25 for men and $380 for women, exclusive of .travel, clothing and entertainment, according to the survey. Tosvaoi METRO NEWS . HAL TAHC T&V W LW v2 t t J. -v-r i. (. : fmei szsFX Rpbf I George Jessel 0 l j j J J Cl R "RADIO ROW I ,UVM L L J II METRO NEWS f w?iL P&mSAM HAR.DY METRO NEWS . I, i j . LOST WOULD COMES BACK TO MEMORY: "We Live Again" Story of Old Russia. v A world that is now only a memory comes to life again as Anna Sten and Fredric March appear in "We Live Again" which opens at the Rivoli Theater Sunday for a three days' engagement. The story is taken from Leo. Tolstoy's , novel, "Resurrection." An idyllic courtship between an aristocratic cadet and a peasant girl becomes a struggle through misery and despair toward happiness and peace. The setting of this Russian story, is that of the countryside during the days of the Czars. Religious festivals, gypsy songs, cavalty maneuvers: Moscow heavy with food and wine and gaiety: sombre grey prisons, the trial that gambles with human lives, the exile with which criminals were punished are details in the patch work panorama that the director has taken out of Tolstoy's humanitarian novel as a setting for the screen version. Swanson Back on Screen. ' Miss Sten and Mr. March are sup ported by Jane Baxter, recently ar rived from London; C. Aubrey Smith, Sam Jaffe, Mary Forbes and otners. Wednesday end Thursday will mark the showing of "Music in the Air" at the Rivoli. Gloria Swanson, John Boles, Douglas Montgomery and June Lang are in the cast. Gloria Swanson returns to the screen after two years' absence, and turns in a performance which can not be classed as mediocre. She sings, she rages, she makes love; and she plays light comedy. John Boles, playing opposite her, has the role of a light operaf tenor and he. has been given many oppor tunities to lift his voice in song. Moreover, he performs light comedy as if ne enjoys notmng else so much. Douglass Montgomery and June Lang are also featured In important roles, and the supporting cast includes such fun-makers as Al Shean, Reginald Owen and Roger Imhof. Patrons will be given an oppor tunity to see W. C. Fields again when he appears in his new picture "It's a Gift" which opens at the Rivoli Friday. Baby LeRoy is again given a part in this comedy about a henpecked grocer who yearns to own an orange ranch in California, where he can just rest and watch the oranges grow. An inheritance from his uncle makes his dream possible and, before his -wife can interfere. Fields has bought the ranch from his daughter's young man and started cross-country with his family. Their, voyage in a battered old car Is full of thrills and comedy. But when they finally arrive at their destination they discover that the ranch is nothing but a bit of barren, sunbaked acreage. How fortune intervenes to save the situation for Fields and give him his dream-ranch brings the film to a haopy conclusion. ' The picture has several new comedy routines by Fields, including his comedy shaving routine and a series of new stunts with Baby LeRoy. CRIPPLE IN WHEEL CHAIR STOPS WRECK GENEVA, O. (U.R) A possible train wreck was averted here by the coolheaded action of a cripple in a wheel chair. Ray Babcock, the cripple, shortly before midnight, noticed a lumber company's building on the busy tracks of the Nickel Plate railroad, where it had been blown by a high wind. Babcock manipulated his wheelchair to the home of a neighbor. The neighbor notified L. C. Steel, Nickel Plate agent. The railroad section gang was called out. Then Shade Ashaley, manager of the lumber company plant, called out two men. The group chopped the building into sections, hauled it off the track with a truck. Fortunately no trains, came. The building was 56 feet long, 18 feet wide at one end, six feet wide at the other. - FOR 4 Days Only She TO THE MEN liMf Alien r ZASU PITTS "AT PENDLETON MAT DCIIM TTMI A ' Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer rroaacuon FAMOUS BETTY BOOP GIRL COMING HERE Little Ann Little Attraction for the Star. The personal appearance of Little Ann Little, the original Betty Boop of movie fame, together with Manny King and his Vanity Fair Revue, which opens a three-day engagement at the star Theater, Sunday, i something out of the ordinary. How cartoons are made is explained in the Vanity Fair Revue, and the audience is given a chance to see and hear the girl who does the talking for Betty Boop. A picture made by the Max Fleisher Studios, the creators of the Betty Boop series of cartoons, is shown during the revue. At one side of the stage the audience hears Little Ann Little sing the song that Betty would sing on the screen and which would come from the theater sound system, if Little Ann were singing in the studio. Little Ann Little is making a personal appearance tour in the middle west, prior to returning to the Paramount studios to resume her work with Max Fleisher in another series of the Betty Boop cartoons. Revue Well Balanced. An array of 30 musical comedy entertainers appear in the Vanity Fair Revue, besides the original Betty Boop girl. Manny King, known as the "Hollywood playboy," last year was prominent in the cast of "Music in the Air" on Broadway, Mr. King is supported in his comedy scenes by his Four Kings of Laughter. Others An the large cast Include Dorothy Rogers, singer of torch songs; Bibbie and Paige, dancers; Irene Cody, comedienne, late with George M. Cohan revue; Cortez and Helllna, adagio dancers; Chickle, the circus horse; Dunn Brothers, minstrel boys; Mildred . Rossele, singer of blues; Skeets Genaro, eccentric dancing comedian, and Elinor Richardson, prima donna. One of the outstanding features with the Vanity Fair Revue is the Paramount Studio Band, an organization of 12 musicians who form an unusual background of melody for the singers and dancers. "The Scarlet Emnress." which more Justifies its advance heraldimr as Marlene Dietrich's greatest star ring opportunity is the screen attraction. Goes Beyond Beauty. Based on a diarv by Catherine the Great of Russia, who ruled her country with an iron hand and yet was ruled herself by romantjc impulses. "The Scarlet TTrrjress" must be rated a real spectacle, it goes be- yona lavisnness or production and artistic beauty, however, in that it is a gripping dramatic story. Miss Dietrich, as Catherine, offer a characterization that tompels at tention, jonn j-ioage, a comparative newcomer among leading men, scores in the role of Count Alexel. Sam Jaffe as the idiotic Grand Duke Peter and Louise Dresser as Empress Elizabeth, likewise make the most of their roles. A selected nroeram of short sub jects, Including the Universal News weekly, yui complete cne program. Starting Wednesday and for the remainder of the week, a new stage and screen program will be offered. fell filift A' -V' s ,13$ - ADDED - Colo Cartoon Headless Horseman" Musical Comedy '--"THREE CHEER? FOR LOVE' Pathe News 1. '.v . & ...i . .. - a III STARTS SUNDAY Last Showing Tonight Two Minute Make-Ups By v. v. One of the easiest complexion foundations requires mere fingerprint dabs of a cream which is soluble in water. Cold, watery finger tips are used to spread these dabs over the face till an invisible film forms . as a foundation for your make-up. A good protection, too. tor cold wintry winds. CyyvrioM by PubUo Ledotr. Int. DARROW MADE GOOD BY TAKING CHANGE So "Monte Carlo Nights" Is f His Natural Role. The willingness to take a chance, to bet on anything,' is the keynote of the character of Larry Sturgls In "Monte Carlo Nights." which opens at the Vaudelle Theater Sun day with Mary Brian and John Darrow in the featured roles. This characteristic in the hero of "Monte Carlo Nights" is paralleled in the life of Darrow who enacts the role of Sturgis. For Darrow took a chance when he chucked his job in the insurance business- in New York, migrated to Hollywood and gambled on his chances of breaking into motion pictures. The Goddess of Fortune smiled on liim, for it wasn't long before he was given his first screen opportunity in "High School Hero" for Fox. Roles of more or less prominence followed in "The All American," "Midshipman Jack" and "Hell's Angels." Not content with the knowledge gained through performing before the camera, Darrow sought the experience that comes with work on1 the stage, playing leading roles in the Los Angeles stage versions o! "Young Sinners" and "Abie's Irish Rose." ' j Adapted from the E. Phillips Op-! penheim novel, "Monte Carlo Nights" was directed by William Nigh under the supervision of Paul Malvern. GUARDIAN. IS NAMED. John W. Lucas was appointed guardian of John Wesley Jones, 86, colored, in circuit court Friday. The guardian was required to give a $4,500 bond. Well bet New York fbund more to marvel at in Dr. Dafoe than he did in New York. There Are Men Who Kiss arid Ride Away - - - AND THERE ARE WOMEN WHO CARRY WITH THEM FOREVER THE MEMORY OF A KISS . . . Only Tolstoy could have told this romance! Only Mamoultan could have riven It sut-li tremendous color! only Goldwyn could have clothed It In such brilliantly Impressive perspective! And only Sten and March could make It an undying screen memory to be treasured by all for months and years after the final fade-out! ... . .A 0 1 i k fJSu liU UOvi xJ U j U J 4 r L AAV, j Feature Program "Fugitive Lady't "Captain Hates the Sea QCOUTINp kJWITH THE PRESS JX The leadership training school came to a successful conclusion Thursday night with a large attendance at the last meeting. Frank Sacksteder and Ronald Sires were guest speakers for the principles of scoutmastership class. Men who have earned certificates during the school will receive them at a scoutmasters' round-table in January. Four courses have been offered, first aid, with George Horning as instructor; principles of scoutmaster-ship, R. D. Shaffer; troop committee training, H. O. Lanning, and elements of scoutmastership, Ralph Whitinger, instructor. The committee in charge of the school consisted of Mr. Lanning, Paul Williams and the Reverend C. Russell Moodey. The second semester probably will open the early part of February, following Anniversary Week activities. Troop 5, of St. Lawrence School, will hold a Christmas party next Tuesday night at the troop room on Gilbert St. Scouts are planning th decorations' and the program, which will include an exchange of gifts and surprise features. The scoutmaster, Victor Bruell, will prepare chili. The troop committee, consisting of the Reverend Father Anthony Quinlisk, George Gentry and Thomas Beall, is planning to attend. The Delaware County Association of the Blind has requested the services of scouts in helping educate the public to the use of the white canes. Scouts will distribute posters next Saturday, beginning at 9 a. m. Several boys already have volunteered to help. , ttnSSQTJQCfll LAST TIMES TONITE! COME TO 8:30 P.M. 7 UNIT SHOW! O Irtin C nUh COMEDV - II fill Mm jJUU "Nosed Out' Q Dornmn PUI.i Who In w um nivic vmu C Tht Girl?H 4 Looney Tune Cartoon "BUDDY'S CIRCUS" 5 Buck Jones "RED RIDER" 6 UNIVERSAL NEWS 7 ADDED! NIGHT OWI I X?-VTT A ITf ITl'PF mm Follows Rejpilnr Show at 10:50 P. M. NO EXTRA CHARGE f w SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY MB luliKiilB $r ' MM Ml II TO pMM

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