The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska on July 19, 1936 · 22
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The Nebraska State Journal from Lincoln, Nebraska · 22

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, July 19, 1936
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B EIGHT LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL' AND STAR, JULY 19; 1936 'Fury' Is Lincoln Epic Picture, , and Shirley Temple Does a Fine Job, Stuart; 'Counterfeit,' Varsity "Poor Little Rich Girl" with Shirley Temple at the Stuart and the classic "Fury" at the Lincoln starring Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney are the two top bills of the week. In close order behind them are -Counterfeit" at the Varsity with Chester Morris, Margot Grahame and Marian Marsh, and the Or-pheum's dual feature "We Went to College" with Hugh Herbert and "Crime of Dr. Forbes" featuring Gloria Stuart Poor Little Rich Girl . . . Stuart. ' Barbara Barry ........Shirley Tempi Jerry Dolan Alice Faya Margaret Allen Gloria Stuart Jimmy Dolan Jack Haley Richard Barry.. Michael Wbalen Collin Bar Haden Woodward Jane Darwell Simon Feck Claud Qllllngwater Oeorge Hathaway Paul Stanton Tony Henry Armetta Btebblna Charles Coleman Perclval Oooch .....Arthur Hoyt Ferguson John Kelly flagln , John Wray Tan Ward Tyler Brook Tony' W1I.... Mathilda Comont Freckle , ...Leonard Klbrick Bololet ...Dick Webater Announcer Bill Kay .Backed by a superlative cast, every member performing his or her level best, Shirley Temple is again before the movie public in "Poor Little Rich Girl," another family show with a nursery rime theme.' Shirley made this movie, the first since she's gone on a diet (even 6 year olds do it in Hollywood), to regain some of her fast receding popularity and she went back to the type stories of other days and the support of other capable performers which has frequently been denied her since the production barons decided she was strong enough for almost any marquee to staid alone. Shirley fooled a great many of the smart guys, who gave her only about ten pictures to eclipse. In fact, she has not only outlived this prediction, but has gone on with strength enough to completely shadow her rivals such as Jane Withers, Sybil Jason, Juanlta Qulgley, Darla Hood and others. However, even tho she's the best of the kid stars, she can't enter-tain by herself. CAST: Besides Shirley, heiress to a big soap fortune, the cast includes Jack Haley and Alice Faye, a-couple of vaudeville hoofers who have an act that somehow doesn't get booked. Then there's the second romance team, Michael Whal-en, Shirley's father, and Gloria Stuart, publicity woman for a ri- rm m STARTING TODAY The T-Men Rip Into the Cleverest of All Crimes! 4 ' T " V lOADID WITH iOVI X -m AH 1jfi1tlfi0il Kf w CHESTER MORRIS , Mypt 6MHAME MariM MARSH lllfl Mill 3Z EXTRA Th 3 Stooge In "DISORDER IN THE COURT" val soap company. Henry Armetta is the neighborhood organ grinder with a kid at home for every piece his handorgan will play., STORY: Hemmed In by nurses and guardians so she can't move without almost ' breathing them, Shirley is a kid who finds life very, boresorae. En route to a boarding school, Shirley gets lost In the railroad station shuffle and turns up following the organ grinder. She enters his home an unknown kid and Is adopted by the vaude hoofers who live upstairs and have seen her dance. They get on a radio program which leads to some furiously paced action and the stick 'candy ending. COMMENT: This is Shirley's best dance picture since her first feature "Stand Up and Cheer." Fury . . . Lincoln. Cut. Katherln Grant .'.Sylvia Sidney Jo Wilaon : .Spencer Tracy Dtitrlct Attorney Walter Abel Klrhy Dawion Bruce Cabot Sheriff Edward Ellla "Buga" Meyer Walter Brennan Tom George Walcott Charlie Frank Albertaon Durkln Arthur Stone Fied Garrett Morgan Wallace Milton Jacluon George Chandler Vlckery Edwin Maxwell Governor ..Howard Hickman Edna Hooper ......Leila Bennett Mr. Whipple Eiter Dale Franchett Helen Flint A roaring picture of mob violence and its insanity la "Fury." It's Frit Lang's first American picture, and he's been on the Met-ro-Goldwyn-Mayer payroll - for more than a year and a half waiting for one to come along that he felt he could make a debut with. Lang is a Viennese director of note, coming from the same sector of Europe that produced Metro's sterling little trouper, Lulse Rain-er. The original story of "Fury" was the brainchild of Normen Krasne, as fine a script writer as the coast holds tenaciously under contract. A considerable chunk of its local colar was suggested by the famous San Jose lynching which shook Southern California several years ago. Indicting the now famous Judge Lynch, who suggested the summary method of treating with criminals In Virginia years ago, "Fury" is one of the season's most gripping stories. Not a punch was pulled; not a nerve tingling, exciting moment deleted, "Fury" Is truly a sock picture. CAST: Romance is . centered around Sylvia Sidney, a poor working girl with a heart full of love, and Spencer Tracy, a struggling, penny banking lad who hopes someday to marry her. Walter Abel, who hasn't hit since be went to the coast to make "Three Musketeers," does a ripping job of being a nerve Tacked district attorney. Bruce Cabot is the village bully and Edward Ellis, the sheriff. STORY: In order to get married they must have money, so when Sylvia gets a more lucrative offer of a Job in a faraway place, she goes there and Tracy builds up his filling station business. The money starts rolling for him and on the day he prepares to go to Sylvia and marry her, he's nabbed by police who thinks he's a kidnaper. Imprisoned, immediate sentiment for a lynching is being built up against him. Newsreel men rush to the scene to film the actual incident, the Jail is set fire,, and the 30 minute thrill is on. Your money will be considered well spent here. We Went to College ... Orpheum. e Glenn Harvey...... Chart Butterwortn Phil Talbot Walter Abel Proresior Bugh Hubert Susan Una Merkel Nina Edith Atwater Senator ludger Walter Catlett President Tomlin Charle Trowbridge "Grandpor' Tom . Rlckett Many things have been written and done in the movies about the LinCOLfJ MOII. Sixth and South SU. JULY JJJ I ' X" WRING ::rNf ail v i i ; ur iw V I if 7 I I I in Features! I l 1 4 t f x DARING BERT NELSON Miuinr 20 v Uon$ and Tigers FAMOUS CRISTIANI FAMILY T turopesa RWers 20 ELEPHANTS A HMsTsl nsanklA ?r MLNAGERIE Banm and adaluUa Ticket Oa Sal Circa Da at Harin Ora Co.. 1M1 Oil. gay life of the college, but there hasn t been very much story per- ned at any time about the boys who went to college and came back for a reunion. That is, not until "We Went to College," a big laugh show, came from the fertile com' edy minds of George Oppenheimer and Flnley Peter Dunne, jr. Cast: Charles Butterwortn, Abel, Herbert and Catlett were all col lege boys one day, and the cross section of typical campus life, the heaviest drinker, the personality boy, the serious youth, and the lad-grown-to-man who had a yen to roll up activity points. Una Merkel and Edith Atwater are a couple of the girls who married ' into the quartet little knowing how they'd turn ftiit ' Story: Abel decides to go to the class reunion only to land a brick contract on the university building, but he gets Involved with a former girl friend, now married to a professor. His own wife loses her broadmlnded feeling for the obvious flirtation when the other woman, Una Merkel, figures Abel's heart 5s bouncing as fast or faster than her own. For a while it looks as the Abel's wife, Edith Atwater, will take all the bricks just to throw at her husband. ""Crime of Dr. Forbes. Second feature is "Crime of Dr. Forbes" with Gloria Stuart, Robert Kent, and Henry Armetta. Counterfeit . . . Varsity. ' Cart. John Joaepn Madden Cheater Morrl Alme Maxwell.... Margot Graham Capper Steven .Lloyd Nolan Verna Manrell Marian Mann Tom Perklna Claude Oilllngwater Angel Whit Oeorg McKay Pet Dalley John Oallaudet Ou , Gen Morgan Matt McDonald..... ..Pierre Watkln Dint Coleman .Mara Lawrence Before an audience of bankers, policemen and lawyers last week "Counterfeit" was screened in a preshowing at the Varsity before an audience vitally interested in the passing of bogus money and its control. "Counterfeit" was well received and besides having an interesting supporting story, delves into the true methods used to palm off ther "queer" on the gullible public. CAST: Chester Morris is a planted T-man in a gang of counterfeiting crooks to catch, them red handed with phoney greenbacks. Margot Grahame is the sweetheart of Lloyd Nolan, ace of the counterfeiters. She has a sister played by Marian Marsh. Gene Morgan and Pierre Watkins, both of whom have made personal appearances here, are in small parts. STORY: Shrewd, college educated Nolan is head of a racket ring which floods the country with bad currency. He has kidnaped an agent ,of the U. S. treasury department and an attempt is made by the government to clear up the gang. Morris by a clever ruse gets into the organization and starts to cut it up. Big thrill is the scene wherein the gang is rounded up at the cost of several lives. Theatre Topics 1 ,;, 1 1 WILLIAM J. HART Hart Wins Their Hearts. One man stopped the show. It was the biggest show Hollywood ever has staged, too, this actors' fund benefit the other night. They gave it in a whopping big audi- lonum mat seated 11,000 persons. There was more talent in the audience than there was on the stage. And the stage w a s 1, crowded. Cantor and Stone and the others were enthusiastically a p-plauded. When Claudette Col- K bert and Clark N Gable came on the stage, to re enact their famous hitch hiking scene from "It Happened One Night," the house roared. But none of them stopped the show. It took William S. Hart to do that Bill came onto the stage wearing dungarees and a colored shirt, cowboy boots and a big sombrereo. The orchestra played a short fanfare, something like "Pony Boy." Bill silenced the music with a wave of his hat And then the audience broke into deafening ovation. There was cheering and whistling. William S. Hart was lauded as no present day star was applauded. He says he'd like to get back in the movies. Odds and Ends. Don Melchor; here, resembles Robert Taylor in many ways. . . . English newspapers had a great deal of fun with Lily Pons' recent invitation to visit the town of Lilypons, Md.t which is noted for its lily ponds. . . . One director in Hollywood is said to have wailed about the intelligence of one thick movie starlet in this manner: "She's dumb enough that if she played Lady Godiva the horse would steal the show." . . . Jerry Chapoton, who bangs that drum in '" ',' '. - 1 y i.,-. -..' wwwrawBWWyal ' ' ""' ' ' m" ' ' . I ':"""VA'J-'lV....l,1;.'.;.l".'Mi.A. i n MimnMiiiiMiMjinii . i V . Huqh MrbHfe 1 v S si. Walter Ab-l ' ft AT Thf N v ,1 Una M,kl , Tl -Ta,. IaLLU . i 5 l OwwIm Butterwortn 11 j " , x if J ' f -N ? "WE WENT to fv Ml " - x 7 rf K? COLLEGE" IV U f jT ' V J kl V U i "y- ; t Ur v.t v7 ft . r ' i i X Ar? , ' 'V SgtvioSidney A 'l' x x . s . , Marion Motsh I" " 1 " J' ' r' f'm1m "M, ' yimjJ Counterfeit - f K )FS ''A- - -(', x) - ) -i;c-4 jvrtS . ;-. n f f s J)4 )y "iCTx iy v i f ' s Stuort N 1 'Wif ?)" -i-:-:ti-:.:i----. ' " ' ' " - 'filffMllltf Ti"iTll-f 1 1 ' . I )' f f) ULij 'lUlJlj " ' IBM M Don Redman' $ Orchestra Capitol Beach, July 23 Don Redman, one of the fore most swing bands in the country and a fine colored musical aggregation, will play at the Capitol Beach, Thursday in the Sylvan ballroom. This engagement is considered very lucky for this terri tory due to the demands made for Redman since his booming radio popularity. local pit bands, used to be a drummer in burlesque and before that was with the 101 Ranch several seasons. . . . Difference between a movie star and saveloy is said to be that the movie star is saucy baggage and the saveloy is baggy sausage. . . . Broadway has something unique In a lady bouncer, a Lgal from Texas who stands 6 feet 2 inches tall In her dressing room before being shod and she lays a mean hand on the mora noisy members of her own sex who - get tipsy. . . Emanuel Wishnow who treats his Instrument like a violin and not a fiddle, will shortly be enroute to New York to study for a short time previous to the opening of the fall vaude season; . . . Which reminds that there may be two vaudeville houses here again next fall. . . . The Al G. Barnes circus arrival Sunday represents the first missed Sunday playdate since the show left the Alhambra, Calif., winter quarters last spring. . . . Al G.'s real name was Stonehouse and he had a daughter in the flickers many years ago. Her name was Ruth. . . , Nearly all the circus shots used In movies are of the Barnes show. . . . Bernie Head, press agent for the show, and his assistant Al Lester, told this column the most frequent questions asked a circus worker are: Why always gray horses ? What do you do in winter T When do you sleep ? and Where do you go from here? The answers: Resin shows on the back of any other colored horse. There are winter jobs either in theaters, with legit shows, or at winter quarters. Sleeping is done between towns. Very few can tell a questioner the next town. It's just another day's work and places are remembered by a muddy lot, a high hill or a long haul .... Those two dancers who were glimpsed In "Let's Sing Again" at the Orpheum were Mollie Martin and CONSOLIDATED RADIO ARTISTS, INC.. PRESENTS fiodio'j Newest Sewouoii mi Don REDMAN IN PERSON Mutie in the modern manner ... played Kith primitive rhythmic iwing by CBS leading radio few tura ... ONE NITE ONLY THUR, JULY 23rd Admission 10c Dancing 40c per person SWIM and keep COOL la Ihe big malt woler pool ... its fan Water Snow today of 4 p. m. CLYDE DAVIS Playing the tone yen lore to bear in the cool lyMan ballroom FREE VAUDEVILLE 3:308:0010:30 4 NOVELTY ACES k AMERICAN FOBtWABO SOCIETY NCJTC TODAY CAPITOL BEACH Margaret Allan, and they appeared In a straight yaudeville.blll there in May in person. Mollie was also seen in "Broadway Hostess" at the Sun. , . . Two things make Bob Livingston unhappy the gent who strews popcorn in the aisle 01 foyer of the Capitol and the kid who rides a bicycle up into the lobby. . . The State Fair is dickering with an idea to have Darryl Zanuck, Robert Taylor and Harold Lloyd, Nebraska's movie great, come here for the Miss Nebraska judging. . . , Emmet Junge is one of the town's best movie fans. . . . The passing of Nick Paper, 16 years a showman here, removes one of the kindest men who ever got in the ballyhoo and tinsel game. He had been retired for some years. . . . Jerry Zigmond Is due back from Hollywood Sunday. . . . Martin Coopersmith likes to show his wounds. . . . Josephine Parsons has decided against accepting that orchestra singing assignment with the Oregonians. . . . Kenny Nelson and Willie Shepherd amuse each other by playing news-reel cameramen for everybody who dances at Capitol Beach. Coming Attractions SUZY. Another one for the Harlow fans. Jean plays the title role and is supported by Franchot Tone and C a r y G r ant Lewis Stone and Be-nita Hume also have some good parts. The picture tells the story of an American chorus girl -who finds serself s t r a nded in London at the outbreak of the World war. How she is be- f r 1 e n ded by JEAN HARLOW IF of Franchot Tone, who she later mar ries. Jean has a song and dance number in a cabaret scene, and she is not so bad. THE THREE WISE BOYS. Story of a rich young man being "framed" by some blackmailers, but It's no go when the "front" for the two crooks falls in the love with their intended victim. Bettty Furness plays the role of Clara belle Brooks. Robert Young is the son of a rich man. Raymond Wal-burn, as Doc, and Bruce Cabot, as Hatcher, the crooks, finish out the cast, THE HARVESTER. Gene Stratton Porter's story, "The Harvester," and a fifth best seller of all time is now a movie. Alice Brady plays the leading role as Mrs. Biddle. Others are Russell Hardie, Ann Rutherford and Frank Craven. The story of how an eligible young bachelor farmer is almost pushed into matrimony by the women of the community. PANIC OF THE AIR. "Panic of the Air," a murder mystery story based on radio commentators experiences. Lew Ayrea and Florence Rice play the leading roles.' The screen play tells of a code message on a five dollar bill which is believed to be the key to a quarter million dollar cache hidden away by a kidnaper awaiting the electric chair. Ayrea accidentally discovers the bill and finds himself involved with a band of gangsters. 'HOPPER STOPS LIFT. FREMONT, Neb. UP). Some of these grasshoppers are going too far. Recently when Frank Far-ney found out the courthouse elevator wouldn't run he investigated and found a grasshopper had itself electrocuted between two contact points, causing a short circuit Fate Changes Careers-Ordinary People, Makes Them Stars. BY 8HEILAH GRAHAM. Copyright, KM, r the NANA (The Snndmy Journal an Star and ether newt-paper.) HOLLYWOOD. If. "ifa" and "ands" were pots and pans, most of Hollywood's stars would be tinkers or tailors, clerks, insurance salesmen, stenographers, concert artists, chorus girls, or just plain Mrs. Snooks. If Ronald Colman had not received a leg wound during the World war, he probably would still be a bank clerk. While convalescing, Colman met an actor who convinced him the stage, and not a bank, was the place for a man of limited physical activity. If Marlene Dietrich had not wrenched her wrist while training to be a violinist he would not have joined Max Relnhardt's school of acting In Berlin and you would not be looking forward to her next appearance in "The Garden of Allah." If Merle Oberon had avoided lunching with a girl playing a bit part in Alexander Korda'a studio, Maria Korda, wife of the producer, would not have seen her, Merle would not have been introduced to the great Korda, and she would have remained a hostess in a Lon don night club, or reurned to her family in India. . If Polly Ann Young had been home when Director Mervyn Le Roy Telephoned a hurry call to the studio, her 14 year sister Lor- etta Young, could not have said, "Polly isn't in, but why don't you use me? I'm better looking and a better actress than Polly." Her ef frontery resulted in an appoint ment with Le Roy and a chance to prove herself in the picture, "Naughty but Nice." If the late Maurice Stiller had Joined the rest of the audience In the Stockholm theater and tittered when Greta Garbo made her stage debut the actress probably would still be lathering masculine cheeks In a barber shop. Stiller saw something in her invisible to the others and when Garbo was fired she be came his protegee. Jean In by a Hair. If Jean Harlow had, been a brunete Instead of a platinum blonde, she might still be one of the thousands tramping dally Into the central casting bureau. The unusual shade of ber locks started a new vogue that swept Miss Har low Into stardom. If Garry Cooper had succeeded as a cartoonist in Montana, he never would have immigrated to Hollywood and the screen. If Myrna Loy had made a suc cess of her dancing school it was across the way from the M. G. M. studios she would not have ac cepted a job in a prologue at the Grauman Chinese theater, where MATINEE SUNDAY V 1 JOYO HAVELOCK SHOWS 3-5-7 S BING CROSBY ETHEL MERMAN In "Anything Goes" with Charlie Rugglei Ida Luplno PLUS Popular Science Sport Reel AIR CONDITIONED CAPITOL 10o Mat DICK POWELL JOAN ELONDELL 4 Mills Brothers Louise Fazenda Ted FioRito and Band "BROADWAY GONDOLIER" plus 2nd Feature GEORGE BRENT . GLENDA FARRELL Genevieve Tobin Frank McHugh "SNOWED WIDER" she was seen by a movie talent scout If Lily Chauchion had not contracted a severe throat ailment as a young girl, Claudette Colbert's visiting cards would read today, "Lily Chauchion, opera sfnger.'V If the handsome Lord Charles Cavendish, younger son of the duke of Devonshire, had omitted to propose marriage to the former Adele Astaire, she would still be brother Fred's dancing partner and Ginger Rogers would be out of luck and probably a screen job, as her earlier pictures minus Astaire were not entirely successful If a visiting orchestra, playing at Little Rock, Ark., had not offered Dick Powell a chance to travel with it as a soloist and member of the band, Powell might now be assistant superintendent of the Little Rock Telephone company, for which he was at the time a nickel collector. If Clark Gable had not married Josephine Dillon, dramatic coach, he might today with luck have a job similar to the one Powell passed up. Clark was a switchboard operator prior to his first marriage, and he owe his appearance in Hollywood to the encouragement financial and oral -of his first wife. If Miriam Hopkins had not broken her ankle on the eve of sailing to join a ballet troupe in South America, she would today be a classical dancer. To while away the tedium of convalescence. Miss, Hopkins joined a dramatic club. The rest la motion picture history. v If Irish leader Michael Collins had been spared assassination, George Brent would now be a leader in Irish Free State politics. When Collins died, Brent fled from Ireland to New York and the stage. Joan Nearly Hash-Sllnger. If Joan Blondell's father's restaurant In Texas had been a moneymaker, Joan probably would be its manager now instead of Dick Powell's special girl friend and a well known screen actress in her own right If Shirley Temple's mother had not taken her precious Infant to see a movie one afternoon, little Shirl?y would not have been seen by the casting executive of "baby burlesks," who said at sight of the golden haired moppet, "I want that kid In the picture." If George Raft had been unable to flip a coin expertly he would not have received a rol4n "Scar-face" and might now bepiloting fat and slender dance crazy females around ballroom floors. And finally, If a gentleman friend had not dissuaded Mae West from taking an 18 day diet before embarking on a film career, there would have been no Mae West In me movies nor Lne ihbiuub iuic. "Come up and see me some time. I See By The Papers . . All These people suffering from the Heat . . . Wonder If They Know About The Refrigerated Stuart k Lincoln Theatres . . . and the cooled Orpheum . . . where you can see the best shows in town T- . and keep so pleasantly cool and refreshed!!! You never knew what she could do till nowl I , , f ri&iLi CTree ... is trip to th dii K . . IS trips to th Dallas Centennial , In th Popularity Conteit tpomored by Rudga a Ouenzel, Stuart and Lincoln Theatmlll iravi,1rif rl.!i inli3 TEMPLE Poor LITTLE WC GIRL' ALICE FATE GLORIA STUART JACK HALEY MICHAEL WHALER Don l Mist It Hi L IrHfc: fnllUnl It happened en their wedding night . . . and It COULD happen to YOU . . . right In Lincoln! 1 1 1 SYLVIA Only 20c "fill P. M. to Cool Off I lutiiiuuttsiuiuuiuiu A New Degree In Laughter 1 1 Th Funnleit Collegiate Comedy In Year ... and What a Caatll II WmV vlth CHARLES BUTTER WORTH HUGH HERBERT WALTER ABEL UNA MERKEL 15c Mat. 20c Eve. ORPHEUM muuummmiuuM O. 10c u N William Mynia POWELL LOY in "THE THIN MAN" plus Lawrence Tibbett in "Metropolitan"

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