The Times from Munster, Indiana on August 4, 1930 · 8
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r Page Eight THE TIMES Monday, August 4, 1930. YOU'LL LIKE LON CIMNE, : IN "UNHOLY THREE" AT THE PARTHENON TODAY Me Reveals Amniln,- Voice Control For IU Multitude of Hum-in oiul patrons "THE IX HOLY T1IUEE" Ireened at Parthenon today. Directed by Jack Conwnj-. Produced by Metro. TIIK CAST JJc I.on Chaney I;""'" tila I.ee Hector Klliott iu:eiit Mldjret Harry ftnrlea Prosecuting Attorney John Miljan Hercules Ivnn ;i,low HW t larence Burton Defense Attorney Crauford Kent MESCAL IKE NOT THE FIRST TIME A POOR FISH HAS BEEN THUS. TEMPTED. BY S. L. HUNTLEY. Gripping mystery, a love story strange as the grim plot that surrounds it, and Lon- Chaney, speaking for the screen at last, and Using five voices even singing in his debut on the talking screen; these are the magnets that are drawing crowds to the Parthenon theater, where "The Unholy Three" is now showing. The Metro-Goldvvyn-Mayer pic ture, one Chaney's greatest early successes on the silent screen, is a new and infinitely more powerful drama with speech. And Chaney, with speech added to his deft artistry at pantomime, actually presents Ms fans a new Chaney a Chaney more forceful, more mysterious, and more gripping. His use of five different csharacter voices, one of them the impersonation of an old woman, and two facial disguises, has started him doing, with his voice, what he always has done with his face. It would be hard indeed to venture a guess as to which of his voices is his natural one just as, through his constant disguises, he never lets his fans see his face entirely devoid of makeup. Come to the Parthenon where it is "nice and cool. Enjoy the many features that Manager Carl Kleihege offers on this great bill. You'll never regret seeing Lon Chaney in 'The Unholy Three." AT THE HOOSIER kept idea For three years Al Jolson In the back of his mind the . that he would one day make a Mammy picture, based on minstrel life, along lines outlined to him by his friend, Irving Berlin. During the time Jolson was making Warner Bros, hjstory and- entertainment history at the same time, "The Jazz Singer," "The Singing . Fool," "Say it With Songs," he was building up what he believed would bo his greatest picture. Proof of his judgment may be seen today and tomorrow at the Hoosier theater. None one enjoyed the return to the old minstrel show background as well as Jolson himself, who at one time was a minstrel. He dug into his old bag of tricks an brought out the gags that used to get him the biggest laughs and most applause. These he revamped and modernized and used with obvious relish. "Mammy"' is the adaptation of the ply by Irving Berlin, and the songs and production, and incidental music are also the product of this Tin Pan Alley genius. JolsOn and Ber- s n l but " SAlTi vuw v . hASs A"v f RSHiMG?.) (-TH' APPUL OQISJ' ) ( ORTA HAVE A (WORM IWSIDeL y - Vom .vor hook? VjORtr----d? V tk' APPUL.I ' Ccr7MM, tW Tf.P CT.tflCP PH1T rfWf, Inf. .-0 V TV I I V N ...X m .... .ta PARTHENON FEATURES LON CHANEY TODAY! Ar .ii ' & AV . PI V. JVAN UNOW.HADRY" EADLES and LQN CHANEV in -THE UNHOLY THREE lin have long been close personal friends, but this is the first time they have collaborated on a show. AT THE INDIANA Today the Indiana theater begins a four-day run of the picture, "All Quiet on the Western Front." It is a picture taken from a worlds best seller, perhaps the most wide ly read book that has ever been put on the screen. The producers, Universal Picture corperation, have kept faith with Erich Maria Remarque, the author, in their pro ducing of the picture. All the great ness of the book is carried to the screen, truthfully and without magnification, maintaining all the powerful drama and intense human interest of the narrative. There is a stirring sequence of romantic appeal, in. which Remarque's school boy soldiers have a midnight ren- STARTS TODAY AT THE PARAMOUNT A Scene fi-orruLL QUIET OH THE WESTERN FRONT' owvsu sufEn-fo0ciCTtof dezvous with the French girls across the canal. This is a Re marque wrote it and is a beau tiful interlude of young love in the midst of the great conflict. The story of "All Quiet on the Western Front" is based on the experiences and observations of Re marque who went to the front as a school boy. Every character Is authentic and every incident. Crit ics have claimed the realness of the book the secret of it's record breaking asuccess and this is the powerful appeal the producers have brought to the screen. In his own words, Remarque wrote "All Quiet on the Western Front" to free himself from the memory of war. It was only after he had completed the novel that he tried to sell it. He wrote simply setting down the story of his own experiences without glamour or heroics. And his book has become the best seller of the past 10 years. Lewis Ayres, in the central role, Louis Wolheim and John Wray give performances that have never been surpassed on the modern picture screen. Others in the cast who stand prominently forth are Slim Summerville, Russell Gleason, William Bakewell, Scott Kolk, Walter Browne Rogers, Ben Alexander, Owen Davis, Jr., and Zazu Pitts. AT THE FORSYTHE The graciousness typical of the older generation of stage stars never shows to better advantage than in the somewhat hectic atmosphere of the modern motion picture studio. These cultured thespians seem to represent a wor-ld apart, and their gentle courtesy supplies a tharp contrast to the abrupt manners of some motion picture players, who are either too busy or too fed-up on the daily grind to bother about details of deportment. An illustration of this occurred during the making of "Ladies of Leisure," the Columbia all talking drama adapted from the David mullfiikrmiijn win U'4H timr TODAY-TOMORROW-WEDNESDAY f if 2 v ' 0t ' "e Talking Screen s Most 1AJ kf 41 AstoundinS Revelation! l . s r C fA THE MAN OF MANY M t -Al FACES BECOMES THE !I, m fl H' MAN OF MANY ' ' fl rfe6c! As Super Crook ; J. , i t 0tm0g? He Plays and Speaks The Screen's Miracle vS'v as F"ive Man in His First lmW&ln Different Talking Role h AIH0'; '$Nh Char- with r M-n LILALEE . v'Jfm'' I'fjJ ELLIOTT NUGENT 'J&5Sv I jtvit Jft . HARRY EARLES 'CW Kj J-yy 11 Directed by P VU&r mmw jack conway ; m WmW Based on the novel by Sjk vf ( TOD ROBINS j .ri:. -.'T. -'1 ' .... : Belasco stage play by Milton Herbert Gropper, now playing at the Crescent. When Nance O'Neil, famous stage actress, who created a sensational success abroad and in New York (she created the title role in Belasco's production of "The Lily"), had finished her work in the picture and was preparing to leave the studio, she delayed a few minutes on the sound stage to tell Director Frank Capra and the members of the technical stall how much she appreciated the kindness and consideration they had shown her. The dignified courtesy that prompted it reminded one that, despite commercialism, acting is still one of the great arts, and as such, has traditions that still live. The featured players in "Ladies of Leisure" are Barbara Stanwyck, Lowell Sherman and Ralph Graves. A brilliant cast of favorites Including Marie Prevost, George Faw-cett, Johnnie Walker and Juliette Compton play the supporting roles. The production has been produced on a very lavish scale. It will appear at the Forsythe today and tomorrow. DON'T FAIL TO SEE "ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT" TODAY Mighty Story of War and Youth Graphically Told at Hammond's Newest Movie Palace EXPLOSIVES enough to demolish a city were used in the greatest battle scenes ever filmed in "All Quiet On the Western Front," Uni-versal's picturization of Erich Maria Remarque's masterful book of the war, which opens today for a 4 day run at the Paramount theater. More than 20,000 pounds of black powder and six tons of dynamite were used to give the effect of shell fire and mine explosions. Six thousand bombs were planted and exploded on the battlefield covering twenty acres of land on the Irvine ranch, near Los Angeles. Five hundred shells of various sizes were sent screaming and whistling through the air, actually fired from guns, to give the proper sound effect of shells in flight. These shells, of course, were fired far over the heads of the soldiers participating in the scenes The effect of landing and bursting' shells was gained by planted bombs exploded by electricity at the proper moment. One of the terrific war scenes of the picture shows a. French village under bombardment. In this scene shells are seen bursting in the air over the village occupied by a thousand and more German soldiers. A building is blown to fragments. Other explosions tear up the streets and shatter walls. In another scene a church is demolished by three di rect shell hits while a company of German soldiers is passing it. Twelve flame throwers were used in certain scenes. A battery or twenty German howitzers, captured by the American army and now trophies at various American Legion posts, were used in the bombard ment scenes. These guns were loaned to Universal by the Legionnaires. AT THE ORPHEUM Human interest drama with real heart appeal was flashed on the screen of the Orpheum theater yes terday, where "Temptation," the Columbia all-talking drama opened for a tnree days run. Interest centers about Julie Beck er, a. hard-working girl, who decides that life shall not cheat her of the material comforts. She decides to marry Sam Gordon, a thrifty mid dle-aged, prosperous German. Shortly before the time scheduled for her marriage to Sam, she meets Larry Donovan, who has served a prison term. Her sympathy for him changes to love. He falls in love with her at first sight. Good sense tells her to marry Sam, but she cannot stifle her love for Larry. Julie goes ahead with her plans for her wedding to Sam. Driven to desperation by what he interprets as her coldness, Larry plans to return once more to his ca- ORPHEUM Continuous Daily from 1 P. M. n i TODAY AND TOMORROW ALL TALKING "Temptation 1 1 u Not a cabaret oryy not a crook story but the combination of both plus an appealing romance ! , With LOIS WILSON LAWRENCE GRAY Also TALKING COMEDY "TICKLISH BUSINESS" and TALKING NEWS reer of crime. How Julie sacrifices all prospect of material comforts to save him from his own moral weakness, supplies the rest of the action for the story. Lois Wilson plays the leading feminine role, Julie, and Invests it with a sympathetic charm that is partciularly appealing in her scenes with Larry, a role that is handled with splendid restraint by Lawrence Gray. Billy Bevan gives a convinc ing portrayal of Sam Gordon. Others who perform with skill are Klileen Percy, Roebrt T. Haines and Ger trude Bennett. The direction of E Mason Hopper Is excellent. There is no letup in tense action Starting with the initial situation it speeds rapidly toward an inevitable and thrilling climax. Characterizations, settings and situations are convincing throughout. A corking good talking comedy. "Ticklish Business," and talking news complete this snappy ro gram. OPENING AT THE INDIANA TODAY FOR 4 DAYS SCREEN GOSSIP So well did G. Pat Collins por tray a strong arm of the law in "Manslaughter" that Paramount has selected him to play a somewhat similar role in "Social Brrors." He is to appear as a detective in the farcical mystery by Owen Davis which features Leon Errol Richard Arlen, Mary Brian and Stuart Erwin. Collins came to the films from the New York stage to play his original role in the screen version of "The Racket." Alan Roscoe has been assigned a part in RKO Radio Pictures' war time comedy with music, "Half Shot at Sunrise," now in production under the directio nof Paul Sloane, according to an announcement today by William Le Baron, vice president in charge of production. Roscoe, as a captain, will support the featured comedians, Bert Wheel er and Robert Woolsey, in the front-line trench comedy scenes. He recently completed a part in Radio's spectacular railroad drama, "The Record Run." Irene Rich will play an important role in Amos and Andy's first film for Radio. Rita La Roy and Alex Robb have also been signed for this film. Mel Brown directs and Sue Carol has the feminine lead. Young Carl Laemmle has decided to feature young Lew Ayres and John Wray, of "All's Quiet" fame in an air special which Howard Hawks is to direct for Universal. Paul Porcosi has been given a role in "Morocco," at Paramount . . Marie Callahan, star of New York production of "New Moon," has ar rived in Hollywood to visit Anita Stewart. She is the fiancee of Miss Stewart's brother, Geccge. Charles Ruggles has been signed for the featured male lead in Clara Bow's new starring film for Paramount, "Her Wedding Night" . . . Jackie Coogan's little brother, Robert, age 3, is to go into pictures . . . he will play the leading pat In STARS AT HOOSIER uoson m "Mammy." A Werner Bros. Production . THEATRE Monday-Tuesday 1L JZV the. . AIL TAIUIHG EXPO JE of EVYORI NITE LIFE, L I of wild oats surrounding the "town of Osage," at the RKO ranch and add an Oklahoma prairie realism to the terrain. The cattle were imported from the interior of Mexico and are "Texas long-horn" types. Second largest contract for motion picture film ever arranged was signed In New York when Warner Brothers.' circuit of theaters contracted to play 48 Fox pictures to be released during the year beginning August 17. Warners will pay Fox films a rental in excell of 3,-000.000, it is reported. Thirteen-year-old Anita Louise, Tiffany film star, yesterday appeared before Superior Judge Mc-Comb to get the court's approval of her contract to play In a Tiffany feature. Maria Cordia, wife of Alexander Korda, and star of "Helen of Troy," is in New York awaiting th return of her husband from Europe, where he went to comply with Immigration regulations. It Is rumored the couple are reconciled after their divorce actions of some months ago. Lester Crawford and Helen Broderlck, who played the comedy leads In the New Ycnk stage production of "Fifty Million Frenchmen," will come to Hollywood to play their same roles in the Warner film version of the play. Olsen and Johnson will also be in the picture. Lloyd Bacon is to direct and AI Boasberg Is writing the dialogue. 1 TOOdsCjCnnnr , THEATRE Vi." THANKS, HAMMOND AND THE CALUMET DISTRICT YOU MADE US MIGHTY HAPPY! All clay long yesterday and Saturday during our gala opening, the Paramount was crowded to the doort! We want you to know we appreciate this great attendance and wa thank you for this splendid welcome. And now the Paramount will endeavor to merit your patronage, every day in the year, by presenting to you the finett offerings of the talking screen. The Management. AScene "ALL QUI ETON T HE WESTERN FRONT' JfftsetSAt. ,suPfi.-fAeODtscTtori i "Skippy" for Paramount . . . Jackie is soon to return in "Huckelberry Finn" for the same studio. Ramon Novaro may direct the Spanish version of his own current starring vehicle, "The Singer of Seville," at M-G-M . . . Lowel Sherman's first assignment under his new RKO contract will be playing tha starring role and directing Sam Shipman's "The Losing Game." Paramount, taking cognizance of the story shortage for film production, is considering a plan. to take over a publishing firm to safeguard the film company in way of story material. The firm mentioned is Horace Liveright. Enlisting of Llv-eright, principal owner of the firm, is given as indication of the intention. Nora Cecil, who has. been playing roles fo- the stage and screen for 33 years, is the latest addition to the cast of Paramount's "Social Error." She appears as a flint-hearted boarding house landlady in this Owen Davis mystery-comedy which features Leon Errol, Richard Arlen, Mary Brian and Stuart Erwin. Miss Cecil's last role for Para mount was that of one of the three char-women in the Gary Cooper starring picture, "Seven Days' Leave." When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer get their hands on a capable comedian, they seem very loath to let him go. Roscoe Ates came almost directly from 15 years as a headlined laugh-maker of the Orpheum circuit, to "The Big House." Since this first M-G-M venture he has been monopolized by that studio. He had no sooner completed as "Old Stuff" in King Vidor's "Billy, the Kid," than Director Harry Pollard signed him for a comedy role in Joan Crawford's new M-G-M starring picture, "The Great Day." Mary Duncan, beautiful star of a number of memorable Fox pictures, is the first person to be cast for a featured role in "The Boudoir Dip lomat," which Mai St. Clair is to direct for Universal. After looking at tests of more than a dozen of Hollywood's most beautiful and talented dramatic actresses, Carl Laemmle, Jr., chose Miss Duncan and, continuing the test making at Universal City, expects to announce his choice for three other important characters of "The Boudoir Diplomat" within a few days. Charles Francis Coe, one of the most successful modern authors of melodramatic fiction, has been signed by the Paramount Publix corporation and will arrive In Hollywood on Saturday night from New York, it was announced by Jesse L, Lasky. Coe is to report at the company's studios on Monday morning to start work on a future Etarring vehicle for George Bancroft. EE ATI" El EE Presents to Hammond LOUIS WOLHEIM JOHN WRAY LEWIS AYRES And Cast of 1,000! The Story That Stunned the World! Another trainload of cattle arrived in Hollywood yesterday for duty in RKO Radio Pictures "Cimarron," soon to go into production. Aboard were B0 teams of oxen and 150 grazing cattle. The oxen will draw carts in the mammoth land rush scenes. The other animals will be used to "mow" the acres AT LAST JUST AS YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE HIM! A Singin' Fool! A Merry Minstrel! Singing Songs by Irving Berlin . . Clown ing and Capering . . . Magnetic is Never Before! TWO REEL COMEDY HOWL "SCRAPPILY MARRIED" COMING WEDNESDAY "The CUCKOOS" Pi W raj v,jr i -f-rK y PL aW t i ON THE mom Meet face to face the i m m o rtal characters who stalked the pages cf the greatest noval of Smile with them In their f jL. v x Meeting moments of re- laxation and fun I 5T; Ctta&tL Know the beauty, the tragedy, the nobleness of men who mutt be brave! Added Paramount Features Today thru Thurs. At Your New Palatial Showhouse Where a Giant Cooling Plant Makes "EVERY SEAT A COOL RETREAT" Special Headsets for Those Hard of Hearing Take Advantage of the Free Parking at the Corner Station Out of the Pcsges of the World's Best Seller - TODAY TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY Not only a masterpiece of electrifying realism . . . but a SHOCKING EXPERIENCE THAT WILL BURN FOR- EVER IN YOUR MEMORY I IT'S HERE! THE TALKING SCREEN'S EV1IGHTY EPIC OF YOUTH. ...THAT BRINGS TO VIBRANT LIFE THE GREATEST BOOK OF THE AGE! A drama of YOUTH ... In love with life ... in love with LOVE ... Laughing, sinning, repenting ... its glorious courage rising triumphant above the scourge of war. The Most Stupendous Undertaking of the Talking Screen I Immortal Word Aflame With Life. It Will Touch Your Heart I 1 Jl 1 ll ! KB -Hi: 3::::::nt:::i: ::i:i:::i;i: HP i I 1 thu:::: ::Ii:t::::::ir: ::tn i:;u:i :::: .i : iV lpippl !::S:H!Uiii!i';Ki:in;:::i::: iii:H!:Im;Ii (JiK!:!:i::t:ji:!::!:ii::f ililll t ,- f rW -.....,i?.J...!....,....T. I., ,... ;iniii'Bii,-'i;jlM, ,l,!Mf tjj jfc Ljatw i i ii Mai .1 1 i i i A i ! - i' i i ? i I if li;iiilin!4 iMLM mum !i;i!ii!!iiiiisi!iiiii!!ji!!!; ii 3 .. 1 I t! It II" 1 5 m .... 'r'rjT;fn!' '!-:.'-.rliui

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