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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, April 10, 1931
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'4 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE APRIL 10 1931 · ; -v Will Meet at Hnmtwldt. .. HUMBOLDT, April 10. OP)--The convention of the women's Mission? ary Federation of the Eagle Grova circuit, Norwegian Lutheran church will be held here April 22. The Kev Helge HoverstatJ o£ Minneapolis, secretary .of the Foreign. Mission board, will apeak at the evening session. lOc and 25c IOWA S UB snlcl Iinr soul Tor money but discovered it took more than that to buy It back! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Romantic Tale of "Frisco" Underworld "madonna, Adder! Screen Fun "Ranch House Blues" News -- Cartoon At Mason City's THEATERS Acclaimed his greatest contribution to the screen, Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" will open an engagement Saturday at the Palace theater bringing to Mason City a non-dialog .motion picture -production, which, it is believed, will ba tha forerunner of many more screen offerings introducing; action, synchronized with music and sound effects. More than two years in tune have been devoted by Chaplin to the making of "City.Lights" and it represents an investment of $1,500,000 of the comedian's own money. All ot this is Chaplin's answer to the talking picture and hia firm stand for pantomimic motion pictures. Those who have been pt-ivileged to view "City Lights" have, unhesitatingly agreed that Chaplin was not in error to stick to the silent course in his screen work. It is said that never .before has the great comedian ^extended himself to produce such a comedy masterpiece. The story may be termed a romantic .comedy, al- tho many of its highlights are brll liantly dramatic, in fact tragic. I is an original idea and was written by Chaplin. likewise r'esponsi ble for the direction. The action takes place in any large city. There is nothing elaborate about the story and It is its simplicity that will undoubtedly gain for it a permanent place in the theater. The characters are natural, such as rub elbows with each other thruout the daily walks of lifei They always gasp when ; they met Bela Lugoai! For years Lugosi played on the stage a. sinister vampire, Count Dracula, in the stage play of "Dracula," anil the Character was maintained at such a high pitch of dramatic intensity that he came to be looked upon by theatergoers as really a strange being of the most horrible description, This reputation clung to him outside the theater, since the)artistry of his performance created an effect on the audience that was not dlsai pated at the close of the performance. And so when the actor was presented socially to some person; either male or female, there always came that little catch in the throat, and some such exclamation as : :Oh Showing Always the Finest in Screen Entertainment ISSHSGH Lucky Seven On Our Greater Show Season HE'LL BE HERE S A T U R D A Y MOST FAMOUS MOST BELOVED OF ALL SCREEN COMEDIANS . SEE THE GENIUS . OF JOY IN THE COMEDY GEM OF THE GENERATION CHARLIE AT HIS MOST CHAPLINESQUE LIGHTS A Comedy Romance in Pan tomime for Kids from six to sixty THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING FOR YOUR TWO HOURS OF ENJOYMENT MID-NITE JOY SHOW SATURDAY 11:15 P. M. in LAST TIME FRIDAY Warner Baxter and Joan Bennett "DOCTORS WIVES" You're Dracula." The polished, kindly gentleman, smiling his shy, warm smile, haa ceased to be surprised at such a reception, but he is inclined to regret it a tiny bit. "Always they grasp!" he says with his slight Hungarian accent. "F;or a few moments they fear me a little, I think, but soon I think, too,'that they begin to like me. I want them to, because, really, I ara only bad when I have my makeup on." Lugosl comes to the Cecil theater Saturday in the title role of "Dracula," boasting a cast which includes Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye, Stances Dade and Edward Van Sloan. Based on ono of the mpst adventurous and romantic periods of American .history, the opening of the free lands in the Dakotas to white settlers.,in the early.'70s and having for its theme" man's love of. the soil, "Not Exactly Gentlemen," Fox Movietone production featuring Victor McLaglen and Fay Wray, is coming- to the Strand theater Saturday, is certain to grip the imagination of the beholder as only truth can grip. While the main theme is the call of the land, still, there is woven thru the screen story like a thread of gold thru t,he sombre wool of struggle and endeavor, the life story of two young pioneers, played by Fay Wray and David Worth, with the winsome heroine Fay Wray enlisting sympathy and interest from the first jcene where she ia discovered bending over her dead father, to the final fade out. In striking" contrast to the youthful lovers are the three hunted men, outlaws and killers with a price on their respective heads played by Victor McLaglen, Lew Cody and Eddio Gribbon. One of the most thrilling scenes yet shown on the screen is the one depicting the thousands of men, women and children waiting at the starting line in the town of Custer for the cannon to boom and start the race. In.addition to thqse mentioned, two former successful and popular stars 'of stage and screen have important character roles, namely, Robert Warwick and Franklyn Farnum. As a special feature the Strand theater will give a Luxus Eskimo pie to each boy and girl attending the theater. Saturday, April 11. HARVARD FOLLIES Two of- the stars of the Harvard University Pudding club, presentation, "Bulls and Belles," present this statuesque pose for the camera. They are Morgan VVheelock, New York, \vho plays the part of the principal comedian, F "A1 CaphonejV' and Fletcher Flynn, who portrays "Mona-Llewelyn." The play is being given at Harvard university, Cambridge, Mass. " · "Sladonna of the Streets," the Columbia film adapted from W. B'. Maxwell's story, "The Ragged Messenger," is being presented at the Iowa theater Friday and Saturday. A tale of the docks, the waterfront, the underworld and romance, it fea- tures the beautiful Evelyn Brent. The idealist, Peter Morton,' thot she was a homeless waif of the streets, but in reality, she was his deceased uncle's pampared darling, who was scheming to get the fortune his uncle had left him. When love comes to these 'two people, .events take an entirely different turn. She becomes a noble, generous character while he finds that he is ready to forget and forgive her. former life. The beautiful Evelyn Brent give) one of her usual outstanding performances. She is superb. Robert Ames gives her ample. support ii the role of, the idealist. Chamber to Hear Knowlton. DECORAH, April 10--W. F, Knowlton will address the Chambei of Commerce at the weekly'lunch- eon Monday. ALWAYS A GOOD SHOW BIGGER AND BETTER PROGRAMS THREE BAYS STARTS SATURDAY VICTOR McLAGLEN FAY WRAY LEW. CODY in NOT EXACIIY GENTLEMEN*! Hard Riding Heroes of the Dakota Land Hush Days, Big-Hearted Bad Men on tho Loose. A Western That Will Chill You -- Thrill You. LAST TIMES FRIDAY THE FIRST WORD IN THRILLS! THE LAST AVORD IN ROMANCE! BERNICE CLAIRE in the All- Technicolor rioture. FREE! Come On Over, Kids! To All Kids Attending Saturday Shows One of Hlglcy's Luxus ESKIMO 1'IBS Chajjter 11--"Indians Arc Coming" Starts Saturday -FOUR BIG DAYS- The Strangest Passion Ever .Known! v" ^.C/V' Dead 500 years, he comes to life to haunt the living! . . . This human vampire drinking human blood! Torturing beautiful women! If Chills! If Thrills! It will make your blo-o-d run co-o-ld! . -.. The strangest--weirdest character in all fiction now on the screen in thrice the entertainment appeal!.,, Dracula--grand master of the undeacl creatures of darkness! With BELA LUGOSI -- DAVID MANNERS -- HELEN CHANDLER --Added Features-Johnny F a r r e l l LAST TIMES FRIDAY "Cohens and Kellys In Africa" 'UNDER PAR' Miniature Lessons In Golf SUNDAY 'til 2 P.M. M i d n i t e S h o w SATURDAY -- 11:15 P. M.

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