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.THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1(5, 1933. $-3 IJOIED ALIBI PLAY WILL OPEN SUNDAY English's to Present One of This Season's Chief Broadway Stage Hits. Since its opening October 17, New York audiences have responded enthusiastically to the exciting1 drama, "Ten Minute Alibi " one of the chief hits of the Broadway season now running at the Ethel Barrymore theater? Besinnir.j Sunday night, Indianapolis playgoers will be treated to the same melodrama at English's, where "Ten Minute Alibi" vrin. be presented by Arthur M. Oberfelder as his next road show production for four nights and a matinee Wednesday. The opening performance of the melodrama Sunday night will be a benefit for The News Christmas Sister, a percentage of the receipts being offered for the Christmas relief work of The News. Bert Lytell Heads Cast. Bert Lytell, a familisj star of the stage and screen and a great favorite vdih Indianapolis audiences in previous appearances here, heads the cast. He plays the role of Colin Der-went, created on Eroadway by Braxn-vell Fletcher. Cesar Romero, "who has played in New York: in "Dinner at Eight," "Spring in Autumn" and "Strictly Dishonorable, in which he also appeared here, enacts the role of Philip Sevilla. Derek Fairman, remembered for his performance as young Van Bret in "Double Door," is also in the cast, as are such ether widely known players as Virginia Milne, Leonard Lord, Ivan Miller and E. J. Blunkalh Ran In London. "Ten Minute Alibi" was written by Anthony Armstrong', English play-wnghtand had a successful run in London prior to its New York engagement. It is an unusual type of murder mystery in which the secret of a homicide is successfully concealed from the police, but not from the audience. There is far more romance than mystery in the story, but f jeeiting suspense is sustained by the efforts of the police to trap a killer who wins the audience's sympathy. WILL PLAY AT BALLROOM Fletcher Henderson, with his col-red dance orchestra, will play a one-r.ljht engagement in the Indiana roof ballroom Wednesday evening. The weekly waltz night will be held Wednesday as usual. Henderson and his orchestra have made numerous dance records, have been featured in musical shorts and have broadcast frequently over the Columbia network. Henderson is said to be one of the few orchestra lead- Wit H-n i 1 f! ' well ill 7 It SHOW AT ENGLISH'S TO AID CHRISTMAS SISTER Santa will be able to make his annual visit, after all, to dozens of underprivileged children In Indianapolis as a result of the activities of The News Christmas Sister. She is going to be aided materially by English's theater, which will hold a benefit performance of "Ten Minute Alibi" Sunday evening. A substantial percentage of the receipts will be turned over to the Christmas Sister. ers who arranges his own orchestrations. . Entertainment In addition to the dance music Is offered in the roof ballroom each evening, with a floor show on Saturdays and Sundays. Yes, the old-fashioned Christmas of our forefathers is gradually returning people are once again thinking aright in their everyday walks of life. Today the thinking people are making their purchases from the independent merchants specializing in their own article of merchandise who have founded and developed their businesses here in our own city who have helped to a marked degree the advancement of our community. : And why not? The advantages are manifold to you! Your purchase from the individual independent specialty merchant Is the best available at the price because it has required years of concentrated effort on the part of the individual specialty merchant and his organization to secure the best in his one line of merchandise. And then the money you spend with him is put to work right here in Indianapolis cither in creating opportunities for Indianapolis citizens or in the erection and completion of improvements in the city. At least, that has been the record of the Marott Shoe Store and its founder. So consider when you purchase shoes, slippers or hosiery the world's second largest shoe store your own community shoe store offers the finest shoes obtainable anywhere for the money, j .- ' i . i null tiUJIl a 1 J Virginia Milne.-shown above, is the leading woman In "Ten Minute Alibi," playing opposite the noted actor Bert Lytell. . The melodrama ran for a year In London and Is now playing its first season In New York. It was listed in the last Issue of Time magazine as one of the five best serious plays current on Broadway. By attending the benefit performance of "Ten Minute Alibi" Sunday night, the opening night in Indianapolis, one not only will aid greatly in the Christmas Sister's effort to bring a degree of holiday joy into needy homes, but also will hear a finished and exciting entertainment. SHOWING TODAY CIVIC TnEATERCMari de Schip-per in Tledda G abler." on stage, Saturday at 2:30 and 8:33 p. m. ENGLISH'S Bert Lytell in "Ten-Minute Alibi," on stage Sunday through Wednesday. CIRCLE Ruth Chatterton in "Female," through Wednesday. Short reels. Feature begins at 11:33 a. ra. and 1:20. 3:07, 4:54, 6:41, 8:23 and 10:15 p.m. LYRIC Myrt and Marge in Myrt and Marge," and vaudeville on stage, through Thursday. Feature begins at 11:23 a. in. and 2:33, 5:23, 8:14 and 10:42 p.m. APOLLO Warner Baxter in "As Husbands Go," through Thursday. Short reels. Feature begins at 11:40 a. m. and 1:33, 3:35, 5:32, 7:29 and 9:23 p. rn. . LOEWS PALACE George Bancroft In "Blood Money," through Thursday. Short reels. Feature begins at 11:40 a. m. and 1:45, 3:50, 5:55 and 8:10 p. m. KEITH'S George Arliss In "Dis raeli." through Thursday. Short reels.' A3IBAS5ADOR "Fog," Saturday. Lionel Barrymore in "One Man s Journey" and "Olsen's Big Mo ment," Sunday and Monday. CAPITOL Will Rogers in "Doctor Bull" and "Thrill Hunters " Sun day, Monday and Tuesday. ORIENTAL "Vampire Bat" and "Son of the Border," Saturday. Will Rogers in "Doctor Bull" and "Narrow Corner," Sunday and "Monday. ST. CLAIR "Last Trail" and "Blind Adventure," Saturday. John Barrymore in "Night Flight" and "Silk Express," Sunday and Monday. STRAND "Shanghai Madness" and "Headline Shooter," Saturday. Lilian Harvey in "My Weakness" and "Lady For a Day," Sunday and Monday. ZARLNG "Emperor Jones," Saturday. Kay Francis in "Mary Stevens, M. D.," Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. TALBOTT "Blind Adventure," Sat urday. Katharine Hepburn in "Morning Glory" and "One Sunday Afternoon' Sunday and Monday. BELMONT "Mary Stevens, M. D." and "Good Companions," Saturday. Lionel Barrymore in "One Man's Journey" and "Last Trail," Sunday and Monday. HOLLYWOOD "Song of Songs," Saturday. Katharine Hepburn in "Morning Glory" and "One Sunday Afternoon," Sunday and Monday. REVOLT "Torch Singer" and "Master of Men," Saturday. Jean Harlow in "Bombshell" and "King of Jazz," Sunday through Wednesday. GRANADA "Stage Mother" and "Dark Red Roses," Saturday. Jean Harlow in "Bombshell" and "Fog," Sunday through Wednesday. FOUNTAIN SQUARE "Fury of the j Jungle" and "Thrill Hunters," Sat- j urday. Lilian Harvey In "My i Weakness" and "The Power and the Glory," Sunday through Wednesday. RITZ "Fury of the Jungle" and "Son of the Border," Saturday. Sally Eilers in "Walls of Gold" and "Above the Clouds," Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. ' UPTOWN "Hold the Press" and I "Before Midnight," Saturday. Ed- j ward G. Robinson In "I Loved a j Woman" and "East of Fifth Av- I enue," Sunday, Monday and Tues- j day. , ! , CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CONTEST REGISTRATION COUPON I wish to enter The News-Electric League outdoor Christmas decorative lighting contest In the division I have marked below. P Displays of Displays of Name Address Entries must be postmarked or delivered to The News office-not later than 9 p. m. December 24. Mail or bring entries to the Christmas lighting department of The News. WHARF HOUSE ON THE LEVY Yra. F. Arens, Rayenswood B1EAIS AM SANDWICHES tiOOO COUB BELtt UPTOWN 43nd and Collere DOUBLE FEATURE Tim McCoy. "HOLD THE FEE'S" "BEFOEli MIDNIGHT" First Ron . Extra, "3 LITTLE PIGS' BITZ SUh and Illinois DOUBLE FEAT UK E Percy Shannon. "Frr Vt ib Jawrle"; Tom Keen, "Son of the Border" OMENTAL '1I0S 'UertdlM -,. IXiUBXF. FEATURE Fay Wra. "VAMPIRE BAT Tom Kw-. "SOV OF THE BORDER STKAND Orients! aid E. Kiii. DOUBLE FEATURE Fay Wray. "SHANGHAI TKADXESS Raich Bctlimy. "Headline Shooter ST. CLAIR St. da h-and Ft. Wayne DOUBLE fEATUKE Geo. O'Brien. "LAST TK AIL" Kebt. Armstrong-, "Blind Adventure Ta!bt at 2Snd :fXHXMnm counts v stoee Koot. Ann&trouc, BUa AdMBtmre-SUN.s "ONE SUNDAY AFTEKNOON' i Ksth-rin Hnhqrn. """rmrt fjiory' W. VTaah. fc Belmont Kay Francis. -Mary t terms. M. D " "Good Companions" SUN.J On Mas s Jner-fr" "I st TraH" 1 I!Vt'i!M ISCT-n RweTtt .ATe. COUNTRY STOKE JIarne DSefrtrn. "Sour f Sonts" SUV.; "MORNING GLORY" & "ONE SUNDAY AFTTJSNOON DOUBI-E FEAXUJLE Back Jooev. "Thrill Hantm" Claodette Colbert. E-icario Cortea Jack HoIW -Mxtler ct 5fen KMem Brady. Miifwn 0'ci!Tn. S I VtiJ- VOTIIS H" IS li REVIEWER GIVES REPORT ON SHOWS OF NEW WEEK "BLOOD MONEY" Loew's Palace. George Bancroft's return to the screen in "Blood Money," the photo play at Loew's Palace for the week, is not very auspicious. Mr. Ban croft, to be sure, has not retro gressed, but his studio has given him a mediocre film in which to appear. The story, indeed, "rides off in all directions," as Stephen Lea- cock said about one of the heroes of his stories. Its energies are so scattered, and there are so many loose ends left dangling in midair at the close of the picture, that one is a bit uncertain what it has all been about. The fault must lie in the story, for the cast is a good one. Judith An derson, who must be surprised to find herself playing the role of owner of an underworld cabaret, plays with the same finesse she made known on the stage. Frances Dee, who must be even more surprised to find herself playing the role of an ex tremely abnormal Woman who likes to be treated roughly a masochist, if there ever was one makes her strange, almost revolting, part interesting. The others are compe tent. Hie story revolves about one, Bill Bailey, former policeman, who makes a living providing bonds for criminals. He is intermittently at tentive to Ruby (Miss Anderson), whose brother, Drury (Chick Chandler), is a thief. He becomes Infatuated with Elaine Talbert (Miss Dee), a young society girl who wishes to know every one in the underworld, who uses Bill as a means to get acquainted with them. who falls in love with Drury, who double-crosses Bill in order, as she thinks, to save Drury from prison, and who, in the end, leaves Drury for an artist who beats his models. Bill, in the end, returns to Ruby, who learns that Elaine has double-crossed him, who loves him, in spite of his casual treatment of her, and who saves him from death. The film ends with their reconciliation, but with no attempt to explain what has happened to the other major characters. A travelogue, a third showing of "Three Little Pigs," a Charley Chase comedy and a news reeL W. W. "MYRT AND MARGE" and VAUDEVILLE Lyric. Radio listeners who have enjoyed the programs of Myrt and Marge may see these two women on the screen at the Lyric this week, where they are featured In a photoplay, "Myrt and Marge." In their supporting cast are Eddie Foy, Jr., Ted Healy and his stooges," Trixie Friganza. J. Far- rell MacDonald and others perhaps less familiar. The film, which tells, once more, the activities needful to present a revue on Broadway, may disappoint the radio stars' admirers, for it was evidently produced in a ; -1 t A , ' very snort ume, ana, as a conse quence, runs none too smoothly. Reynor Lehr, who spent a good many weeks at the Lyric last sum mer, is back this week, with his two stooges, a young woman and the young colored dancer who aroused much enthusiasm with his dancing. His dancing is the brightest spot of the whole vaudeville bill. It is extraordinary dancing, as a matter of record. Lehr dances briefly, too, wisecracks and acts mainly as guide to his assistants. His two stooges are amusing. The young woman sings and dances. Ezra. Buzzington's "Rustic Rev elers," as you may guess from the title of the act, present those bucolic fifty lights or more. less than fifty lights. 'Is 1 1 r: 1 c 7 NOW FLAYING! THE STORY OF A FEMALE DON JUAN! RUTH e Mil t-li 1 Vii In "FEMALE" with ' GEORGE BRENT and HIS BAND 0 The Swankiest Spot in tha City to DANCE cd P Big Floor Show Tonight ;2 Dancing Every Night Except Monday 3 "1 ! '1 Fin- Food. "Ti".ri"2.V Beer . i f ...I rwrn... J... t, t. 5 iV n, i -3gm.av - - -Wttf- siewtwrm 9 i 1 1 I j Si ) I- ! pastimes supposedly indigenous to small villages. Dressed In overalls and other rustic clothing, they play the good old tunes once used for barn dances, and make merry in a simple manner. The "Six Lucky Girls" contribute a dance routine that is pleasant. A male quartet, called "The Four of Us, indulges in some harmonizing, end ing its act with a droll impression of that currently popular song, "The Three Little Pigs." Curly Brooks is a colored singer and dancer, whose dancing, In ' particular, ' has ' the rhythmic qualities for which his race Is famous. With him is "Little Esther," as she is called, a young girl you may have seen dancing here abouts. The remaining act Is that of Lloyd Nevada, who presents what is commonly called a novelty turn. Short reels, including a cartoon, a "Strange As It Seems" short sub ject, and a news reel complete the bilL W. W "AS HUSBANDS COVApollo. Rachel Crothers' skeptical com raent on American wives who think European men more cultured and generally more desirable than American men, a comment made in a play called "As Husbanda Go," has found Its way to the screen. It is featured at the Apollo this week, with Warner Baxter, Helen Vinson, Warner Oland, Catharine Doucet and G. P. Huntley, Jr., heading the cast. Miss Crothers has always known what she Is about when writing for the stage. The movie scenarist has left her comedy almost unchanged. The humor Is pointed and droll. The characterization is excellent. The story , is plausible. The acting is first-rate. The film, in other words, offers good entertainment. The story begins in Paris, where Lucile Lingard (Miss Vinson) and Emmie Sykes (Miss Doucet) are spending the summer. Lucile 13 fascinated by Ronald Derbyshire (Huntley), an English author, and Emmie Is In love with Hippolitus Lomi (Oland), a cosmopolitan. Each dreads returning to Dubuque, la where life, after the charm of Paris, seems dull. They do return, however: Lucile to her husband (Baxter), and Emmie to her obstreperous and outspoken daughter (Eleanor Lynn). Emmie brlng3 "Hippie" with her. Ronny Is to f ollov, first giving Lucile a chance to tell her husband that she is in love with another man. The husband is less of a boor than he seemed to be, when Lucile was in Paris. He may not make pretty speeches, but he is reliable and dread fully In love. Lucile has not the courage to tell him she wants a divorce. She is In a predicament, and Emmie, who Is rattle-brained, does nothing to help her. Ronnie appears, and before long realizes the situation. So does Lingard. Ronnie is not a cad, and goes home. Lingard Is a gentleman, and says nothing. Lucile finally wakes up. As for Emmie, she marries "Hippie" in .spite of all her daughter's objections. To Miss Vinson Is at last given full opportunity to disclose her talent, and she rises to the occasion admirably. Baxter, too, Is excellent., Every one in the cast, indeed, deserves a note of commendation. W. W. PHILLIPS H0LMESSUED LOS ANGELES, December X8 (A.P.) Phillips Holmes, movie actor, was sued for $10,165 damages yesterday by Seabrow Calhoun, a minor, as the result of an automobile collision in which the boy asserts he suffered concussion of the brain and Injuries to his left arm and leg. ACTRESS TO GO ON STAGE LOS ANGELES, December 16 (A.P.) Saying she had tried and "failed to make the grade" In motion pictures under the name of Arlene Atherton, Miss Inez Norton, to whom Arnold Rothstein, slain New York gambler, left $20,000 In Insurance, will leave soon for Chicago, Si. , Cor. VVah. tend Capita SUN., MO.N XUES. Will Rogers "DR. BULL" Back Jones In "Thrill Hunters", NOW PLAYING Ob the str RAYHOR LEIIH And His Own Fanmaker EZRA BUZZIHGTOfl'S RUSTIC REVELERS la Tnclr HHaHooa Crneri:b FUle" 6 LUCKY GIRLS Tonth, Beaoty, Talent THE 4 OF US That Eant-Up Qaartet CURLY BROOKS Sttvvln' Son t the South Uoyi t a n M?rth and li Uf FIRST PERFOK3LaNCE AMERICA THE "LITTLE FLO WEE" ORATORIO SAfHTE THERESE By EVANGELINE LEH3L4N CHORUS OF 200 Soloists, Organ, Symphony Orchestra EL MIR ANDREW BTFFFEN, Siusicai Liirector ST. JOHN'S CHURCH 125 S. Cap'tol Ave. ,.e I Tt fit I K D F? icn;ra! Hn.:s!on. 7"c Kservd Section. S1.00 Tickets at KRIEG UROS. I mm 0 the Air In t ' Their lnt Picture t it 1 1 :M , . ! li DAXCIXO in the Lrie Ballraam it I H Uery Kite, gt. and Sen. after. 13 LN CONCERT SINGER "i w ' ELIZABETH KNOLLENBERG The Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music will present its second an nual Christmas concert Sunday at 4:15 p. m. in the sculpture court of the John Herron Art Institute. The concert will be onen to the public. Miss Elizabeth Knollenberg. El1 Paso, Tex., will be soloist. She is a soprano student of Miss Emma Igleman. More than 180 students and fac ulty members of the music school and Butler University, with which It is affiliated, will take part. Max T. Krone, conservatory director; Hugh McGibeny. head of the violin department, and Donald C. Gilley, head of the organ department, will be on the podium as directors. Four musical groups will present the concert: the Butler University choir, the conservatory choir, opera and .oratorio chorus and orchestra, Harvey McGuire, English horn, Indianapolis, also is a soloist. Members of the conservatory string quartet will assist. They are Edwin Jones, first violin; Miss Georgia Bauman, second violin; Miss Ruth Hutchins, viola, and Miss Virginia Leyenberger, violoncello. mmm 2 Features! rows riA?fs JOURNEY" Mk WAV ftON MINT JtftfrAN out. at c A t A , r m c a jo riio riciutsv Give Your Family a Treat! t m,J' ft" tt " f " l j vne ueuy i-auga Aft fit ArsniliW Olien'5 T.rA " rt l-v J : EL gRENPELJf yj rjil jifi iU!(15sti!l6P.U. lKMc.imintl 25c after 6 PLAYIHS FIRST SHOWINQ Brought the llemand of Thousandt nsn no -4 Wkt7 i ..St,.,.yL ,y A c V TUl Sunday! A EITrTI? IfCF.1? to an now SJilMVliljilwlili NIGHT GiZO 4 DAYS ONLY MATINEE VCD. STILL ANOTHER S 172 ASH HIT Now Playin? Its Ninth Biff Week In New York With an Exceptionally Strong N. V. Cast la Anthony Armstrong', Great riay fPGTn TvTiTffiiiti ATI linn95 AMUSING! THRILLING! EXCITING! Not Motion Picture Don't Waste a Minute ... Run, Boy Tickets for "Ten Minal Alibi." . . . N. Y. Mirror. PRICES: NIGHTS, 50c, 75c, $1.00. WED. MAT., 23c, 50c, 75c. NEXT WEEK MARGARET AHGLIII in "HER MASTER'S VOICE" MAX GORDON'S REIGNING COMEDY HIT IN N. Y. With QUEEIIIE SMITH LOOS JEAN HEYDT JESSICA NEWCOMIJE AND A CAST OF BROADWAY FAVORITES ifcwrF n mm. ,. maw' TT- 1 BUDDY .N f VIRGIN W L K.ITTY I 3W Wf NNlCK . - ism 1 M5 31? -ALXO AZJ GIL TON , S3 .VAN Ul Y.l Y- . 1 -9511 Si BAT HEM MIUIE SUIID Jordan Conservatory to Civ Orchestral and Choral Christmas Program. Chris tm&a muiic win be given at the John Herron Art Institute Sunday at 4:15 p, m. by the students and faculty members cf the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Music and ths Butler University Choir. Max T. Krone, Donald C. Gilley and Ilu-h McGibeny are directors of the groups participating. The program is as follows t i. "FlngaVi Cr OTrtur,,,,.l.SecJt8io!hn 'Norwegian Suits",...,,, M SrhrttA "Thornrot Waiti" ,.T'vuwy Conservatory Orchestra, llaah lie Gibeny, conductor. TL "Glory to Ooit" .......T'lrtrstay "Th Awr-Vt Bong" icntanokof But'.cr Univer&iiy Choir $.r.i Co!twr-torf Oper.A Choru. Donald C. Oiiiey, conductor, Noel" MlytH Emit Comblrifd Cl"."ral Oroup. "Still and Calm Wn That Holy MM" :fouw "Kolyaia" (Russian Cbrlsttnaa carp. Arr. aaete "Tha Shepherd Had an Anircl" . Norman Bii't Conservatory Choir, with I '.:. he a Kno!nbere. eonrano; Tl&rvey McOuira. Enalisii horn: i.dwia Jot, flrt vlni'.nl Oeorvia Baumann, iterond violin? Hutta Hutchina, vio.a; Vtrahila Iyenherter. olocceiio. Max T. Krone, conductor. "SAFETY NIGHT" AT F.1URAT, Murat Temple Ehrlners wL'l observe "safety night" Monday evening. After the business session social hour will be held. The Flra-men's Band will play. The Policemen's quartet will entertain. Refreshments will be served. Admissioa will be by 1933 membership card. 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