The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on December 24, 1943 · 21
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 21

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Friday, December 24, 1943
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LosangclcsCimcs Faramount bought Myles Connolly's original "M'ake Way for O'Sullivan-' for Alan l.add. Johnny Farrow will direct and Joe Sistrom pro-duces. It's about a boy watched over by two angel. in heaven. He has more bad marks than pood, until he Joins the Air Corps, falls in love. Then his .good marks go soaring. He crashes, but angels see to it that he comes down by parachute. Sounds a bit like "Mr. Jordan." That was good, too. John Garfield's gotten over the itch to go back to the theatuh. His agents working out a straight seven-year deal at Warners without options. . H. Alien Smith didn't resign with Paramount. He's got to finish another book for summer release. Its title "Like Elephants. I Remember." That has dash and spice. GOOD THEN, TOO Lum and Abner. besides writing their own script, have turned out one for their next picture. It's "Country Boy." Seems to me they'll have to clear the right.? to that title from Edgar Selwyn. He wrote "The Country Boy'' years ago. and the reason i know is. I played the country girl. Go on, laugh. Cary Grant had himself a time playing Santa Claus to the Hollywood Women's Tress Club when he handed out those golden apples. Dick Haymes will do a three weeks' stretch at the Mocamho when he returns from the Ea-t. Pasadena fan wants Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra teamed in a picture. ' Irene Dunne's playing sec-nnd' fiddle to her S-year-old Mary Frances, who's got the lead in her school play. OW IS TIMB Jennifer Jones as Bernadette seemed to glow with an inner light, and wa3 so real she made other actors look as though they were overacting, i "Song of Errnadet,e" will get J attention even-where, even though it is over lone. A word j cf praise fr Bil; Goetz. whoe ! rame on the screen was so small you could scarcely ee j it. Praise, too. for George Seaton, Henry King and Rill i Terlberg. It" was a mighty i "undertaking. iff V. if- i JlDmil UJl UliJD cornea ci tne year r .timi maoazini wT TlTrrhTrnTniTrTr St.rrm, nAKDAHA MULLlil MXJtML JuPUKAYz riftl?! EXCLUSIVELY M A! ln r 419 N. FAIRFAX ilUki AT THE LJUUIUL: Phone YO. 1414 SATUKDAY MIGHT 1. A. MONARCH'S vs. SAN DIEGO SXrHAWKS All c t A t r ADMISSION $1.10, $1.65, S2.20 "V OOOO 5MT5 UNTIL CAM! TIAit r'ii AND STAGE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1943 .LOOKING AT HOLLYWOOD Laraine Day's husband is bringing six soldiers down from Lancaster for Christmas dinner with her. You can bet that dinner will be without gold braid. Says Laraine. "1 won't even use my gold plates!" NOT LKNDLEASK KITH Kit When we badgered Walt Disney about giving us "Snow White" every Christmas, we forgot he would have to badger the theater owners for space. He can't get any. until middle of February. But in London, beginning Dec. 2 4, they have a Disney Fe-tival each year, with "Snow White" and his latest shorts which seems pretty unfair to our citizens, who are just as crazy about them. Paramount's going to have a mighty tough job replacing Treston Stui ges-. He wrote and directed some of their most amusing pictures. And they're begging him to remain. Harry James voted by Radio Daily as top band leader. He won the Motion Picture Herald poll for same thing. Nice blow ing. Harry. IMPRESSING WHOM? When Orson Welles was ill in New York, his New York doctor telephoned Dr. Bernstein here for prescription he always uses when he comes down with a coid. Dr. Bernstein asked if he had taken Orson's temperature. The New Y'ork physician replied. -Oh, no, sir. Mr, Welles doesn't want me to." Marjotie Reynold. lived her part in "L'p in Mabel s Ilwm." She arrived for work sniffling and aching, and in her first scene sh-3 was supposed to faint. She did. and it closed the company down for a week. Bill Kelly writes from New-Orleans that "'our favorite Navy lieutenant. Boh Taylor, va dining alone and looking mighty lonely. Yet the town's full of beautiful girls. He was eating shrimp a la New berg." FAMILY LIFE Mrs. Don Ameche cooks, scrubs and cleans for the family and four visiting relative. She tieaned a batch of 2 w-'d ducks the other day and still takes time out to be with Don when he's doing "What's New." Somebodv aked me who the ,4 4 V 4 I ' it v- - r k c . if e tr is the best light RAPTUROUS,. CAPTIVATING, HEART-WARMING, ENCHANTING HAS THE GLEAM OF REAL GOLD" N.Y. Timtt nrrrfkiiCM , - ' 4 f Set th Original Uncut Roadshow I I Vertlon Now txclutlvily t th HO . ertnd. TU-II05 Snovn 2:15. 7:15 :l Cont. from I tt. Sun. 'Bernadette' Stars 'Finds' When "The Sons; of Bernadette" opens at United Artists and Cart hay Circle theaters tomorrow audiences will he introduced to three important new screen personalities. Jennifer Jones in the title role 'of Bernadette, Mary Anderson Innd William Eythe all make their screen debuts in this 20th Century-Fox production. All recruits from the New-York stage. Miss Jones was discovered by a Hollywood talent scout, brought to Hollywood and 'Fantasia Will Screen Again RoacI show version of Walt Disney's "Fantasia" opens today at the Grand Theater. With Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra providing the music, Disney has created a multitude of new characters and introduces them in the seven sequences if the film: "The Nutcracker Suite," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." "Rite of Spring." "The Tastoral Symphony." "Dance of the Hours." "Night on Bald Mountain" and "Ave Maria." ageless girl of our town was. I'll nominate Maureen CVSUlIi-van. She's changed less than any girl here. You can't believe she's an old married woman with two children. She has the same modesty as when she first arrived from Ireland, and oh. how refreshing! David Rose brought word from London tfi at besides Irving Berlin's show, which stops traffic, they like old tunes and stories, such as "Hello Frisco" and "Coney Inland." They can think back to their good old times and join in with-the singing. "So Proudly We Hail." a fine picture, didn't go. They have seen too much suffering over there. Ensign Dowd writes from Honolulu thar he's just finished reading "Here's Suds in YouY Eyes." Thinks it would be great for either Helen Hrod-erick. Beulah Bond!. Billie Burke or Emma Dunn. In fact, he cast the whole picture. Gets his Hollywood news from my column, which is published tiiere. Marjorie Weaver's mother badly scalded and cut when a coffee pot broke in her hand. "Marine Raiders" are using the Australian song "Bless 'Em Ail" in the picture. Hear Hrdda Hopper night. K.V.X, B-:30. to- HOUTWOOD OMU CARIBBEAN ROMANCE 4i 7mUnitnim i NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOWSIniuau i urn i i-'.ai-' iir i-r , r m n,i in ai FCRUM 4030 W. PICO LADY TAXES A CHANCE LASSIE COME HCtfE BEVERLY ,;", rinsT comes 3r S404 WillKlr. COURAGE CHARLES COBURN T KINGDOM FOR A COOK Huntington fk c- 12 ""n J 87i4 ptt. la. (M44 Larceny With Muslo IN OLD OKLAHOMA I Turn to Page 7, Part II for Times Independent Guide 4 ii'ii'j a MM 1 v0".: t Y2k j ' A fx 1 1 I ii r L.. y ri li l 1 . I . r .a i I I t Ajl won the role that sereenland's most famous stars had tested for, while Mary Anderson scored a success in the play. "Guest in the House." Eythe was first seen in the Maxwell Anderson plav, "The Eve of St. Mark." ive Routines Will Highlight Carroll Revue A touch of Harlem will highlight the forthcoming Earl Carroll revue. "V for Venus," when the 60 beauties introduce several original jive routines. Choreography for the new jitterbug and boogie woogie dances is under the direction of "Sleepy" Williams, who is said to have originated "Pet-kin." A protege of the late "Fats" Wal ler and Earl Hines Williams is an authority on Negro dances. lomoViOW THIS STORY OF YOUTHFUL COURAGE WILL BE ACCLAIMED... 7 ... IS power that makes it an unforgettable experience! ...CC2lli2 it is immense in theme... in cast... in magnitude of production... in heantg of sets and scenes! ... -CCQlxkQ. it accepts the challenge of following fact begond where fiction dares to go! THE SONG OF BERNADETTE with a uprb cast of 5200 including JEKH'FER JONES WILLIAM EYTHE CHARLES B1CKF0HD VINCENT PRICE LEE J. COBB GLADYS COOPER Ann Rmn - Romm lohnm - Mir; InsVuD Pliricil MgrttH lubrej Mithr Charles Oinglt Edith SirreH Si Ruman Blmch TurVi Ermifctn W!fir-Hjrcl Olli(-PiiirtDcCtd(ibt-JroiRiCoan-$erNnPllbTScirgi$iltn Oirecletf by HENRY KINS Produced by WILLIAM PERLBERS OpenilcrmoVuju; FIRST SHOWING ANYWHERE! CABTHAY CIRCLE UNITE D ARTISTS Nr. WILSHIRE & FAIRFAX BROADWAY at NINTH Doors Open 1 2 Noon Doors Open 11:13A.M. PRICES BOTH THEATRES Weekdays: Gen. Admission 85c, Loges $1.10 til 5 P.M. Children 40c . After 5 P. M. Gen. Adm, $1.10, Loyes $1.65 Children 55c Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: Gen. Admission: $1.10, Logs $1.65 All Day. Children 55c CONTINUOUS PERFCEMANCES DAILY BOTH THEATRES 'Jeannie to Begin Run "Jeannie," English film comedy, begins an engagement tonight at the Esquire Theater. Naive, frugal and prim. "Jeannie," a Scotch lass, inherits 207 and decides to spend it all in one fling on. the Continent. Her troubles begin when she boards the ship for Taris. but a' young Yorkshireman comes to her rescue and continues to extricate her from difficulties as the film progresses. Barbara Mullen, has the stellar role. Michael Redgrave Is co-starred. Kibbee in Play Guy Kibbee will head for New York as soon as he completes current picture production to as- jsume the character lead in "Pur- I pie Dust." EIITERTAinr.IEUT! 'CCCUUio. it glows with an emotional 'Ghost Ship BY GRACE KINGSLEY Two super-chillers decorate the screen at the Hawaii yesterday. They are "The Ghost Ship," in which Richard Dix most terrifyingly disports himself in a madman role, and "The Seventh Victim." through which Tom Conway stalks his way forbiddingly. Psychological Approach The screen content of "The Seventh Victim" is a little greater than that of "The Ghost Ship." but the latter beats the former in its psychological spine-tickling: And just why, by the way, "The Seventh Victim" is so named is something this reviewer couldn't figure. The story revolves around the search of an orphan girl in a boarding school for her older sis v. J r 'Seventh Victim Thrill ter, who has supported her, but who suddenly disappears. The unfoldjng of the tale reveals the lost one has joined a devil-worship society. Probably hard-boiled mystery fans will be disappoints that none of the nor rific rites are disclosed, but there are enough other chills anl thrills to make. up. Indeed, loud screams greeted several creepy sequences. Jjiist for Power Richard Dix, as might be expected, gives a real characterization of the sea captain with a lust-for-power complex. who gradually goes mad. This characterization indeed raises "The Ghost Ship" several deerees above the ordinary, especially cinno an in f nmai in cr rliaomriQis nf his disorder Vindicated. The story boasts an excellent . i.jsu ,. ji-. " 3. H PARTH. situation when the third officer of the ship, engagingly played by Russell W a d e, having charged the captain with murder and been discredited. i3 shanghaied and taken back aboad in order that the captain may revenge himself. Only one woman, Edith Barrett, a clever actress, appears in ihe picture, and that but briefly. Edmund Glover as the radioman and an actor playing a mute boy give outstanding performances. I Producer Chosen j Arthur Hornblow will handle the production reins on "Richard Harding Davis, the screen version of Fairfax i Downey's biography of the war ! correspondent and playwright ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE ENTIRE! FAMILY HORROR SUSPENSE MYSTERY THRILLS COMEDY W EVIL'S Cult Secrej$ B.outy trapped br curt, of th 0il'i Cylt, eteom.d to Irv. under th. sptll of Evil 1 .... . Strong. flew tcreen thrllfi, in mystery born in the black hearts of desperate b 1 1 r I 2nd mm High Sea Thrills I RICHARD FEATURETTE rDfT BOB HOPE RAPDFTT CLOWNS russIllVBING CROSBY WADF ; SINGS in DON'T HOOK NOV i.- i. . of all 4 ''J i v 'if 1M FEATURE j BARD7 y ii V jy Heleafe? by" k SHOWS! M J y VVLJ S 1: PCEMIERE CAllfCRNlAV v &MASCN MA.4778 &f

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