The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on August 8, 1953 · Page 19
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The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana · Page 19

Kokomo, Indiana
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Saturday, August 8, 1953
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li Happened In Kokomo Real-Life Thrill Movie 'Houdini' Is at Indiana Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Seej Harry Houdini, the greatest daredevil and escape artist of all time. See him perform feats impossible to ordinary mortals. See the great] Harry Houdini slip out of hand-j [cuffs, emerge from locked safes, ithat are submerged beneath icy ! rivers, and among other startling ithings, wiggle out of a strait jacket: ' while dangling from a flagpole atop !a towering skyscraper. In a nut-1 shell, go see Paramount's "Hou- Indiana Theater, and get the thrill I of a lifetime. i Starring Tony Curtis as Harry I Houdini and Janet Leigh as his' wife, Bess. "Houdini" is the real-; life screen story of the fabulous j entertainment personality who lyrics of a song or in dialogue, but it remained for "Sweethearts on Parade" to select Kokomo as the location for the development of its story. Gay, nostalgic, filled with songs and further enhanced by color, "Sweethearts on Parade" opens Saturday midnight and continues Sunday through Tuesday at the Sipe Theater. Shown above left are Lucille Norman, familiar to radio audiences, and Bill Shirley who, appropriately enough, hails from Peru and Indianapolis. In the scene to the right, Cuban Star Estelita is shown surrounded by a quartette, members of the medicine show which comes to Kokomo and around which the action centers. Ray Middleton and Eileen Christy complete the principal members of the cast. However, there is another member worthy of mention. Harry Carey Jr. has the role of Jim Riley, a sign painter traveling with the show and who later gained tome measure of recognition as* James Whitcomb Riley, the Hoosier Poet. Don Taylor is surrounded by beautiful Joan Elan, adorable Theater patrons have long since become accustomed to hearing the name of Kokomo in the Drilled "mmions^with^his death-' Audrey Dalton and delicious Dorothy Bromiley, three Holly- I ... _ e . ._ T— _!:_ I _*...,. U. .* It m rwt-i > rtar4 ff\r "^vA/oothort rf e nn Pnrnrlo" t/i effort , ... • . *_ j f i .. ..!__ ._ » _*!_ //_•!_'* r_D .. _»'- __.. defying stunts and escapes from seemingly impossible places and situations. Filmed in color by Tech-| nicolor, and as produced by George] AT THE THEATERS SITE Today Riehnrd Carlson and Hush in "It Came from "The Son of Geronimo" nnd six color cartoons. ' Barbara Sunday and Monday Out" r Color hit. "Rod Mountain." will fepace" In 3-D. and "Nat King Cnle Alan Ladd and Arthur Kennedy and Director of the Federal Bureau °fi compose one o f the most < and RUBF Morgan Orch." in 3-D. John Ireland in "The 49th Man,", Investigation, for Police Chief couples that this rev j aw er Hnd Late News. Saturday Midnight and Sunday Through Tuesday Leo Genn and Don Taylor in ( "Wagon Tracks West" and Helen: C. "Girls of Pleasure Island," in color,! Walker, Rose Elliott and Susan ; The FBI Aeademy. v.-hich con-j... "Problem Girls" and thelsists of 12 \vcelfi of instruction, is; In "Sweethearts on Parade." injnsl chapter of "The Invisible'attend-d by selected wood newcomers who portray the "girls" in Paramount's gay new Technicolor comedy, "The Girls of Pleasure Island," which comes soon to the Sipe Theater. Co-starred in the laugh- jPal. "Houdini" not only relates the; loaded film-frolic is Leo Genn with Elsa Lanchester and Gene exciting public career of Harry; Barry in featured roles. F. Hugh Hubert wrote the screen play. Houdini but explores his personal ' Although Harry Houdini won j He CCOI Afford To Ldliqh fame and fortune as the man whO| ' ___^_^—^^—. s^XLT^-rWKi Richard Carlson Busiest Movie Actor long romance with his wife, Bess. They met when he was a struggling. THOMAS latter as more of a. horror story), 'magician touring with carnivals.; • . . lit was love at first sight, a love' HOLLYWOOD iTi-A joke making Why is he so much m demand ithat persisted through great ad-! thc Hollywood rounds: for 3uch films? versity and which triumphed at! "How come that Richard Carlson ..j guess j t ' s because in every great heights. In this filmizationj appears in so many science fie- sc i once fiction story there has to . • ,of Houdin's eventful life this lesser-jtion movies?" be a scientist." he theorized. "I'm Mayor P.nymon Gilber^ announc-, known rom antic aspect is stressed.; "Oh he's part Martian!" one of the few actors who look ed Saturday that he has^ccepted| and it js donp beautifully. I The person who is most amused the academic type. People believe Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh!by the gag is Richard Carlson. He that I might have just stepped out delightful can afford to laugh—he's the husi-'of a laboratory." has ever e st actor in Hollywood. i The nctnr's nrofessorial look Phi Saturday, Aug. 8, 1953 KOKOMO (Ind.) TRIBUNE 7 he decided to follow the less book-itures of a Communist spy for tha ish life of being an actor. FBI. I asked him if he thought his "A lot of actors won't touch TV," educational background helped or ho observed. "I think they aro hindered his career. making a bail decision. When I do "Of course, it has helped." he '«• '"ow " kc Robert Montgomery's . , :i am seen bv a hugo audience. I replied. "The more an actor knows, f . ? , irod R wou]d (ake mc 36 years the better he is in his job. O [ playing 'Mister Roberts' in Chi- 'But I'll admit that some people en so to reach as big an audience, have looked at me askance. I re- ^ would take a movie. 13 years of . . , . , nlavincr four sho\v.> a day at the member my first big stage job, a: Ra j io - citv _ Musjo Hal , .. long run In the road company of ' 'Three Men On a Horse.' Hume Busy enough as an actor. Carl- Cronyn and I were the only ones •'"" h"-" now branched out as a in the cast who had even been to 'director. H- directed 'Kiders to high school. The other actors tno Stars" for the company which viewed us as something of an odd- ne ' producer Ivan Tors and writer )£„ .. Curt Siodr.uik have together. Carlson's career has not been limited to plotting space travel and combatting invaders from other planets. He also keeps busy in other, not so breathless films. He does a number of TV dramatic shows when he has the time. He is now starring in a 39-part TV n aeries called "I Led Three Lives," based on the true adven- Police Chief Scott To Attend National Academy of the FBI invitation bv .1. Edgar Hoover. | FOX ENDS TODAY 6 CARTOONS "DENVER AND RIO GRANDE" "CRIPPLE CREEK"-Color "SON OF GERONIMO" SUN.-MON. - ALAN IADD "RED MOUNTAIN"—Ttchnieolor JOHN IRELAND "THE 49TH MAN" Eat In Comfort! Short Orders, Home Cooked Meals Open All Night! AROUND THE CLOCK CAFE Morgan and Washington OPEN SUNDAY UNTIL S f. M. Dud* Jo* Schott to attend the 52nd session set eyes on. They are not only a Carlson has been working likr? The actor's professorial comes naturally. He was a and color cartoon. _ TUP... Wed Thurs. of th- FBI National Academy, n V n a^ me ""i wo Vomc "but"they""canj beavpr in such pBe udo- S clence op-'Beta Kappa at the University of Bill Elliott and Gabby Havr-s m Ktartmg Aug. ,il at Washington, D.| aIa(J act and act they do Theroi,��� as .. Thp Magnetic Monster'";Minnesota" where he graduated j are tears, chills and laughs, in!..j t Camo. From Outer Space," jSumma cum laude in English and _. ... , , . . "Houdini." As directed by George:"Rjd ers to the Stars" and "The 1 European history. He also studied »nd L.UC11N-Norman, Ray Middletonj Morrow in "Problem Girte _and thelmsts of 1. v,-eeii« of instruction. Is; MarghaU from Philip Tordan's! MaZP - .although he classifies the ! at Harvard for a semester before representa- screenp i a> . which was based on an from lav." enforcement rolor, and Lute News. Monst Wodmwday -Saturday Friday and Saturday Abbott & Costello and Boris K:,r- Jimmy Wakely in "Across Hie possessions, as well as representa- loff in "Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Rio Grande" and John Payne and tiv...s from foreign countries. Jrityll and Mr. Hyde," nnd "Gol.?! Susan Morrow in "The Blazing' The acadimy has a.<s its purpose «.nd Robbers," color cartoon an I,ate News. Forest." in color; also six color the training and development of cartoons and the last exciting police officers for more efficient chapter of "The Son of Geronimo."; police work, as well as the train- instructors and police authentic biography by Harold Kellock, "Houdini" splashes through as a magnificent package of film entertainment. Don't miss it! ISIS ' — . ing of police Today KOKOMO DRIVE-IN ; executives. John Derek nnd John Bnrrymoie Tonight Jr., in "Thunderbirds," and Dennis Boxoffic-e open until Midnight , TrrVr(=»pc Morgan and Rita Moreno in "Cattle' V aug!m Monroe. Joan Leslie, Jean' J~I l - c ^° Town" and ''Destination Meatball". p nr | t cr. Victor Jory in "Toughest: School -Man in Arizona." plus "Abbott & !Cofltel!o Meet Captain Kidd." and To \Voody Woodpecker cartoon. Sunday Through VVednrsday Ethel Merman itnd Donald O'Con ( T artoon> nor in "Call Mo JUadnm," in color, t and Dale Robertson and Rory C:il-i huun in "Silver Whip," and "Hoolf,; Square Dance Contest Set For Grant Fair A "swing your pardner" contest will get under way Aug. 29 at 7:30 p. m. at the Community Building I on the Grant County Fair Grounds ; east of Marion. The District No. ;4 Square Dance Festival and Call- Sunday O'Hiira. Jeff Chandler . .Members of the Junior Chamber j er s' Contest is open to any number ;of Commerce will attend the Mon-| o f organizations' square dance sets, day night meeting of the Kokomo Maureen .n "Flame of Araby." in Toi-hni-j Board of School Trustees Lion and Sinker." Donnld Duck, co]ori ,,i us p atl l Henri-id in "Forjqucst the rc-instatemcnt of driver cartoon. 'Men Only," alyo color cartoon. 'training classes in Kokomo High Thursday Through Saturday ; Monday Through Wednesday (School. Harold Land. Jaycee presi- Olivia DoHaviland and Richar.l; Bllck N | ght Monday. $1.00 a 1,'oa'j.! dent said Katuday morning. ! j| c address system will be set up Burton In "My Cousin Rachel." nnd i Doris Day, Gordon MarRae. Leon, Thc Jaycee delegation also will, if recordings are used. to re- but to only one caller from eacl county. Ribbons will be given to the best square dance sets. Callers must provide their own music, but a pub, , ^ . George Brent and Dorothy Patrick: AmPg in ,. By , hp L | Kht of thc sj|.j ,,ff Pr (he bo In "Tangier Incident," and "Let's v( ,,. y M oon ," j n Technicolor, plus! instituting th board assistance in re-j Persons wishing to enter the con- life story tolor and a Popeye cartoon. Tonight Only Midnight Horror Show with Lou Chaney and Lionel! Atwill in "Th? Atomic Moneter." Doors will open it 11:15 p. m. TUCK.. \Ved., Thiirn. ... • - i - course. Thc Jaycee i test should talk with Miss Char- Have a Parade. .lack Warner in "Valley of the member-flip voted unanimous en-jlotte Louthain, 1219 W. Mulberry INDIANA Kngles." and Donald Duck cartoon.; dorsemcnt of driver training in a'st There will be no admission T "•.V'"^""f. »« Leo jr^HuTt'' STn "Let, \ ^ ^l™^ meeting I"""* *" WatChi " g ^ Pr ° gram ' T ° n >' CUr f 8 :.Ho a ud^!n T^chni^ Go Navy." with Bowe,y Boys. p| us j scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. oi Mouaim .n .m. Joan Cl .. nvford jn .. Suddcn Fear" j Monday, will be held in the foffice and cartoon in color. | of O. M. Swlhnrt. superintendent' Back at Saturday, Sat. Midnight , of schools. Jane Russell. George Brent. Scott| Brady, Forrest Tucker in "Mon-1 D^X..» — c tana "Belle," in Technicolor, plus i "-** 1 - US>eS> Van Heflin. Patricia Neall in'NeW 'PhOn6 Rate Rex Harrison and L11I1 Palmer in "Weekend with Father." nnd cartoon in color. | Cadet Mark A. Ormsby, son of j Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Ormsby, 1201 N. Armstrong St., returned to the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., on Aug. 1, TOLONIAI, Xow Through Monday June Allyaon. Humphrey "Battle Circus," and Joel McCrea in "The color. Lone Hand." Techni- "The Four Poster." Thurs., Aug. 13—First show in the afternoon only—Tom and Jerry Birthday Party. 15 color cartoons nnd birthday cake for all the kids. Coming Friday, Aug. 14. James Stewart, Joanne Dru. Dan Duryen, and Gilbert Roland in the, Technicolor Hit. "Thunder Bay."; Tuesday Through Thursday i Marjorle Main in "Ma and Pa FOX ' Kettle on Vacation," also "Strange Today i World." Two color hits. Edmund O'Brien Starts Friday »nd Sterling Holloway in "Denver 1 Susan Hnyward. Gregory Peck in Hnd Rio Grande." and Geo. Mont- "David and Bcthshrba." in Techni- gomery in "Cripple Creek," also color, and Dan Dailey in "Taxi." SANTA FE. N. M. «i — State I following completion of a month's 'Corporation Commissioner Ingram i tour of duty with the 3rd Armored IPickett has refused to pay an in-' Division-at Fort Knox, Ky. in his telephone bill author-; Hc was a member of one of four lized by the State Supreme Court | groups of first classmen sent to inftei- 'the commission turned it! major Army posts for practical ex- |dov,-n. Pickett paid his July bill minus the the the $1.46 increase. He cited State Constitution saying only [Corporation Commission has the right to raise phone rates. perience with training units. Ormsby now is on summer leave from the academy. He will return to West Point at the end of the month to begin his final year of I study. - TONITE BOX OFFICE CLOSES M1D.MTE "FLAME" at 8:15 MEN ONLY" at 10:15 Starts MONDAY $1.00 A Car or Truck LOAD MONDAY DORIS DAY GORDON MacRAE "By the light of th» Silvery Moon" plus "Valley of the Eaglet" IT'S COOL HERE! NOW—THRU MOM. FEATURE STARTS 1:10 - 3:12 - 5:20 7:35 - 9:45 MVUIB FOR THE FIRST TIME! THE INCREDIBLE ESCAPES, OF THE MOST FABULOUS DARE Color by TECHNICOLOR TONY CURTIS JANET UIGH ALSO POPEYE CARTOON - LATE NEWS TOM AND JERRY BIRTHDAY PARTY Next Thurs. Matinee - 15 Color Cartoons AUTOGRAPHED PHOTOS - BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR KIDS Keep Comfortably COLONIAL Cool at the COOL NOW THRU MONDAY DESIRE UNDER FIRE r f ^^rc^ro'e-C^ BOGART, (June ALLYSON N , M-G-M'S GREAT BATTLE CIRCUS M-G-M'S ACTION DRAMA OF LOVE AND MUGHS ON THE KOREAN FRONT/ II! 'S COOL HERE! TODAY-First Run Hit S Cartoon KEENANWYNN ROBERT KEITH: Alio "THUNDERBIRDS" ALWAYS 2 HITS SUNDAY thru Wednesday BROADWAY'S SHOWSTOPPER MUSICAL . . . • Also - Why Was He Branded A Coward? - HIT NO. 2 — From the Booming Silvar Hillt to th« Blaiing Gun-towns of th« Wtstl Al» DONALD DUCK CARTOON "HOOK, LINE md flNKM" XHRILL 'COOL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT SUNDAY * TUESDAY KOKOMO HONORED THAT REMEMBERS SPACE" in 3-D Also "King" Cole Musical in W>

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