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VOL. CLXI1. No. 91 6 THE GAZETTE," 310NTREAL, MONDAY. APRIL 17, private Mr.
Guthrie wa accompanied by his wife, and by his Reviews of Montreal's Theatres HIGHEST SALE IS IN ST. DENIS WARD 'IN POSSESSION' IS POINT IN DISPUTE AFRICAN COMEDY IS HERE SECOND WEEK -57d. 257e. Lafoutalue and St. Jean Baptisto wards, measuring 21 by 5 feet, wilh buildings bearing 'be civic Nos.
S24, S2G, fronting on Dulutb avenue east, for $5,500. Mrs. V. C. Soucisse sold to H.
Leaner, et lots Nos. 205-60, 61. part 62, town of Ste. Anne de Bel-levue. measuring 110 feet in front, with buildings, bearing tle civic No.
53, fronting on la Montee Ste. Marie, for $3,000. M. Simon sold to D. L.
McLean part of lots Nos. 375-146. city of Westniount, the occasion of the anniversary of the Conservatory. The Theatre of the Gesu has been reserved for this production. A special presentation for children will take place on Saturday at 2.30.
ABOUT "TWELFTH NIGHT" Shakespeare Play Called "Perfection of Comedy" Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," "the perfection of English comedy and the most fascinating drama in the language," was first produced in the season of 1601-02; most probably on January o. In the following February it was presented measuring 20 by HOWj feet, with buildings, bearing the civle No. 364, fronting on Elm avenue, for $4,500. Mrs. Laeroix sold to F.
Pigeon lots Nos. 480-9. 481-44, Abuntsie ward, measuring 50 by 32 to 50 feet, with buildings, bearing tbe civic Nos. 6760, 6768. fronting on Cartier street, for E.
Cartier sold to P. Lavallee part of lot No. 299, St. Mary ward, measuring feet, with buildings, bearing the civic Nos. 1338 lo 1346, fronting ou Dorchester street east, for $1,220.
J. O. Heroux sold to Miss M. L. David lot 1a-83l, Maisonneuve ward, measuring 27 by 100 feet, without buildings, and fronting on St.
Catherine and Leclaire streets, for K. Laframboise sold to Mrs. H. Gar-iepy part of lot No. 139.
village of Ste. Genevieve, measuring 90 by 100 feet, wllli buildings, fronting on the public road, for $4,000. K. Vidal sold to M. Beaton lot No.
345-25S, city of Verdun, measuring 25 by 112 feet, with buildings, bearing the civic No. 4062. fronting on Gertrude street, for $2,800. F. X.
Liiriviere sold to O. Gagne lot Xo. 399 170, Mercier ward, with buildings bearing Ihe civic No. 8677. fronting on Notre Dame street, for $1 250.
Mrs. A. G. MacDonald sold to L. Denis lots Nos.
57-6W). 691, 692. Towu of Pointe Claire, measuring 11.07(1 feet, with buildings bearing the civic No. SO. fronting on Valois Bay ilveuue, for $1,000.
Estate P. Poli sold to C. L. Sibert lots Nos. 3329-5, 6.
3328-5. 6, 3327 0, 7, St. Paul ward, measuring 26 by 85 feet, wilh buildings bearing the civic No. 24S4. fronting ou Coleraluo street, for 5900.
O. Gaulhier sold to P. Galipemi lot No. 915-61, City of Lachine. without buildings and fronting on the public road, for $75.00.
3. Mausi sold to Charlebois lot No. 35-532, Town of Montreal North, measuring 23 by 95 feel, without buildings anil fronting on Lanioureux fur $35.00. E. Beaumont, sold to La Cia ilo Terrains Vine! Ltee.
undivided part part of lot No. 390. Mercier ward, wilh buildings fronting on li Montr St Leonard, for $1.00 and other considerations. Mrs. P.
Pagann sold to Mrs. W. A. Handheld lot No. 312-121.
Ahunlvic ward, measuring 25 by 146 feet, without buildings and fronting on St. Law-rcuce boulevard, for $1.00. Guthrie and Squires Sail CSpecial to The Gazette.) Halifax, April 16 The Canadian Minister of Justice and the former Prime Minister of Newfoundland are spending Easter on the Atlan tic. They sailed from Halifax Sat urday evening in the Canadian Pacific liner Duchess ot York. The Hon.
Hugh Guthrie and Sir Bich-srrt Squires each said that this visit to Great Britain was of a purely GALA INAUGURAL TONIGHT! at Canada's finest cabaret RESTAURANT l)ue to the fact that the noted 8th Kdition opened its engagement during the Lenten Season, a Grand Inaugural has been set for this Evening. There will be Three Gala Performances, Be there! SBI.MA JOE KING HERBERT and lbs 8th Edition Revue 25 BROADWAY ARTISTS DINNER $1 an2 No Couvert Under Xew Management MA 4114-4113 Reservations: ct Charlie Murray are again seen in the principal roles. This time they are sailors and run into trouble with coastguard boats. The fact that a young coastguard officer is in love with Kelly's daughter should reveal almost the entire plot. The film moves fast and the audience appeared to enjoy it thoroughly.
Frank Albertson and Maureen O'Sullivan provide the love interest. Short features on the screen and "Easter Melodies" by Edmund Sanborn and his orchestra complete a good bill. AS LEADING WOMAN Mildred Mitchell to Join His Majesty's Players AVhen His Majesty's Players return to His Majesty's on Tuesday April two former favorites will be found in the personnel oE the company. On Saturday announcement was made of the return of Grandon Rhodes as guest artist for two weeks. The management to the theatre announced yesterday that another favorite with Montreal audiences will appear the same night.
Miss MMdred Mitchell, who has been engaged to play leasing female roles with the company. Miss Mitchell during her engagement at the Orpheum theatre a few seasons ago acquired a large following. One oE the most popular actresses in the history of stock in this city, she was seen during the course of two years in a wide variety of roles and her histrionic ability and personality proved a very important factor in the success of the Orpheum Players. Miss Mitchell and Mr. Rhodes should prove welcome additions to the company.
The play in which they reappear will be one of Broadway's greatest successes in recent years, "The Animal Kingdom." GIANT APE HERO OF PALACE FEATURE Monstrous Machine Functioning as Prehistoric Beast Guarantees Many Thrills Those who see "King-Kong," the picture at the Palace Theatre this week, will undoubtedly be rewarded. However, far-fetched this story of a prehistoric ape dealing death and destruction on Broadway may be, there is no denying that it titers a new thrill in the way of horror, and adventure. Edgar Wallace is co-author of the scenario. He makes many bows to Conan Doyle's "Lost World." The action concerns one Cabot, a moving picture photographer big game noted for his reckless daring. He has heard of an uncharted island in the Pacific where a monstrous "Thins" V.es hidden.
He sails there with his company, finds the island, outwits the savages and captures in enormous ante deluvian ape, 50 feet or so in height. "The audience is not informed how he manages to convey the animal to America, but the next sequence shows him exhibiting it from the stage of a Manhattan theatre. The brute escapes and raises havoc in the city, pulling down houses and wrecking elevated trains. He is finally laid low by airplanes. The whole thing is done by trick photography, of course, and much of it is very clever although the producers have not always been accurate in the matter of proportions.
The best sequence of the picture are those showing the hunting party on the mysterious island. The disturb a nest of pre-historic monsters and most of the men ere wiped out in the process. The management of these beasts is marvellous. It is presumably done by machinery for they are reported to be constructed actually tocale. One of them, a fearsome looking apparition with a long neck, arises out of the water along which the men are sailing in a raft, upsets them and gobbles up many of them.
Their dying screams are heard quite plainly. There is also a fight between the ape and a wicked look ing giant of a dragon which is an astounding piece of work. Robert Armstrong and Fay Wray have the leads. REPEATING SHOW Conservatoire Lassalle in "Le Chant da Barceau" In response to general demand, Le Conservatoire Lassalle will present once again the well-known piece "Le Chant du Berceau," Wednesday, April 19. The show will be given for the benefit of "L'Union National whose president is Paul Seurot.
"Le Chant du Berceau" was successfully played last -December, on OF THE private secretary, Charles Cruthne. He. expects to return to Canada by May 24. Sir fticbard Squires, whose government fell following the riot in St. John's last year, had no comment to make on public affairs in the islanj Dominion.
Other passengers included: Hon. E. P. Burden, agent-general in London for British Columbia; Dr. Edward Williams, of Chicago, pat.
director of Rotary International; J. McL. Ritchie, general-manager. Steam Navigation Bombay: and Col. J.
J. Creelman K.C., of Montreal. Saint John Traffic Higher Saint John, April 1G. The number of vessels clearing for sea from the port of Saint John during the fiscal year ending March 31, 1933, amounted to 391. as compared witii 567 in the previqus year, according to shipping returns issued by William M.
Campbell, clearing officer. The returns showed a falling off in coastwise tonnage, but a marked increase in foreign tonnage. The total outward cargo for the year amounted to 639,230 tons, compared with 583,338 tons in the previous year, an increase of 55,872 tons. Tho total inward cargo was an increase of 26,630 tons. 2nd pi BIG Li WEEK jw ir tt-r m.m if Africa's Kaquel Torres it Jf bWLS jm STATE THCCPZH ACTION SPEED ROMANCE MORNS 25 AFTt ii IK? SO Confederation Theatres EMPRESS os.robr Today at 3.30 and 8.30 p.m.
HIS MAJESTIT'S PLAYERS Present 'AS HUSBANDS GO' In Conjunction with BARBARA STANWYCK ill "The Bitter Tea of General Yea'' Showlnr: at p.m. RALPH JjYXN" in "Mischief" Showing- at 4 30 and 7.30 p.m. Big Shows in 1 At Popular Prices Maurire Tourneur's realization of "Les Deux Orphelines" From d'Ennery's Masterpiece "Sa Meilleure Ciientc" with Elvire Popesco 50c, Tax Included. Broadcast: to RAFT AND SIDNEY ADMIRABLY CAST Team With Good Effect in "Pick Up" at Capitol Theatre "Pick Up," which is featured at the Capitol Theatre this week, stars George Raft and Sylvia Sidney in roles that fit them both like gloves. TVith one exception this picture is the best that Raft has done.
It is certainly Miss Sidney's best Since "Street Scene." The story has to do with a girl who has been railroaded into prison for a crime done by her rascally husband. The latter has three more years to serve when she is released and vows vengence if she is not faithful to him. She is released with the Government's clft of five dollars, which, she says, will at any rate pay her fare back to the city. The next stage in the story is her encounter with a hardboiled New York taxi-driver. He takes pity on her as a homeless waif and, when he appreciates her character, falls in love with her.
Naturally they cannot marry but she does a great deal for him. In fact, within a couple of years, the man finds himself through her efforts established as a prosperous garage owner in a suburban district. It is only when a wealthy girl takes it into her head to amuse herself by flirting with him and still more, when the heroine's husband makes a break from gaol, that the sky becomes overcast with clouds. There may be faults to find with the turn of the tale half way through the picture but there is nothing to but praise the way in which it is acted. Mips Sidney is charming.
Raft is typical. Moreover he is a competent player. The second film. "From Hell to Heaven," is yet another variation on "Grand Hotel" with the South-; era Derby as a motivation. Eleven characters of variou? kinds foregather in a neighboring hotel in time for the great race.
Each has so much in the account books life and decides to stake it all on the issue of the race. Ironically enough it is those who win who lose and those who lose who win. The cast includes Carole Lombard, Adrienne Ames, and Jack Oakie. Oakie turns in by far the best performance as a radio announcer with vocal ambitions. Short subjects complete the programme.
YARIETY STAGE IS WINNER AT LOEWS Vaudeville Bill Proves Exceptionally Attractive Film Up to Standard The variety stage, in something of a deth fight for existence against the sound film, wins an unconditional victory at Loew's Theatre this week. The headliners on the vaudeville bill are the Arnaut Brothers, whose "human bird" routine has delighted audiences for a number of years. Pantonine artists of high rating, the Arnauts have appeared in sound shorts recently, but perform ance in the flesh proves so mucn more satisfactory that comparison is well-nigh impossible. Their hilarious antics in the violin routine and the delicious humor of their bird impersonations are highlights an an act that affords the variety stage distinctiveness. The remainder of the vaudeville hill is well up to average.
Sidney Marion, a Dutch dialect comedian of ability, uses a prima donna as a foil and gets considerable response from the audience. Lee, Port and Dotty have a fast-moving act In which new and old material is used in a showmanly manner. The Robblns Family open with a musical comedy routine- and then go into a series of cartwheels and somersaults. The act is well-staged and the performers as talented in 'their lines as any seen here in months. Luis Zingone is a magician with refreshing methods of presenting his work.
Opening slowly, he maintains an amusing chatter while working deftly, and he builds up So a strong finish, Jeane Granese, a prima donna, is aided by two Italian dialect comedians. They were well received. Monroe Brothers have a comedy acrobatic routine to open the bill. The feature film, "The Cohens "and the Kellys in Trouble," is well up to the standard set by these comedies. George Sidney and THE SMOKE i Man Charged With Carrying Drugs Pleads Ignorance of Contents JUDGMENT IS PENDING Defence Leans on Another Section of Federal Act Under Which Accused Is Charged Can a person accused under section 4, sub-section ot the Canadian Opium and Xarcotic Drugs Act with being in possession of drugs without a licence from the Federal Department of Health, set Up a defence under section 15 of the same act and plead that the drugs were there withqut" his authority, knowledge or consent? Recorder G.
H. Semplo, of the Recorder's Court, will decide this point of law this week, it was learned on Saturday, in the case of Rex versus Lewis Aronovitch. He has taken the cass en delibere after a defence by David Coveler, attorney for Aronovitch, to the effect that while the accused was in possession of narcotic drugs, he had no guilty knowledge "and the fact the drugs were there without his authority knowledge or consent exculpates him." The charge against Aronovitch a newsboy, of 4167 Kivard street. is based upon section 4, sub-iec tion of the Act which deems every one guilty of a criminal offence who "has in fiis possession any drug save, and except, under the authority of a licence from the Minister first had and obtained, or other lawful authority." Evidence before the court showed that on the afLernoon of March 20 last, Aronovitch went to a tailor shop at 9 Prince Arthur street east, and there met a tall, fair man who had askod the tailor if he had a boy present who could deliver a package Aronovitch, a man in his mid- thirties, said that he would deliver the. package, and was given a dollar' and the package, and told to give the package to a man who would be waiting for him on St.
Denis street, near Laurier avenue, at 8.30 p.m., that even ing. Aronovitch went nome to supper, and towards, 5 ouiock nis wife asked him. to go out and buy a loaf of bread. The accused decided to carry out the two messages at the same time, first, delivering the package to the unknown man on St. Denis street.
His instructions were to wait at the appointed spot and the man would come up and ask for the package. Ta'king a short-cut to St. Denis via a lane going out on to n.oy street, the accused was seen emerging from the lane with the package his pockets by constables Chapleau and Tasse. Suspicious, the constables identified themselves, and asked what was in the package. Aronovitch replied: Shaving powder! ine ponce doubted this, and took him to a station where they opened up the package, noted that, it contained two envelopes of powder.
They detained the accused overnight, and the next day an analysis of the powders revealed that they constituted cocaine and morphine. CONTENTION OF DEFENCE. In his defence, Aronovitch, through Mr. Coveler, his attorney, nointed out that the accused Had acted in good faith, and that he did not know what were the contents of the envelope. Section 15 of the Act was citQd.
It reads as follows; "Without limiting the generality of paragraph 'd' of section four of this Act, any person who occupies, controls or is in possession of any building, room, vessel, vehicle, enclosure or place, in or upon which any drug is found, shall, if charged with having such drug in possession without lawful authority, be deemed to have been so posesaion unless he proves that the drug was there without his authority, knowledge or consent, or that he was lawfully entitled to the possession thereof." The Crown, represented by Albert Berthiaume, police attorney, held that the Crown's case was made insofar as proof was before the court that the accused was in unlawful possession of narcotics. His only defence could be that he was licensed to be in possession of drugs, and the fact that he had no licence established him as guilty under the charge. Recorder Semple took the case under delibere. His ultimate judgment, court officials point out, will be all important, as jurisprudence to date in the Province of Quebec maintains that no defence is possible under section 4, subsection of Ihe Canadian Opium and Narcotic Act, except proof that an accused has had a licence to be in possession of drugs from the Department of Health or other authority, including a medical doctor. This jurisprudence was set some time ago by the Court of King's Bench, Appeal Side, when five judges upheld a decision to this effect made by Judge Victor Cusson in' Criminal Courts.
thFWvITcodrts SUPERIOR COURT PRACTICE DIVISION. April 15. 1033. Presiding: Mr. Justice F.
Curran. The following Judgments were rendered E. Sebneidernian vs. M. Goldberg and People's 5, 10.
15 Cents to $1.00 ftores, garnishee Judgment against garnishee by default. J. HIdola Labbe vs. C. P.
Lefebvre Judgment for Main Loan and Discount Association ts. Melvln Bluruenthal et al judgment maintaining seizure after judgment. M. Kussner vs. Jack Clare et al Judgment granting a rule nisi.
Antoinette LepBge vs Heftor Quenne- Reasonable Rentals Experienced Management CORISTINE BLDG. ST. NICHOLAS BLDG. Coristinc Realties, MA 8041 Price of $13,500 Derived From Dwellings Property on Papineau Avenue 21 TRANSFERS RECORDED Transaction in St. Paul Ward Yields $13,000 Fabre Street Property Sells for $12,525 Willi 21 really transfers on Saturdav, the highest prier- was for a dwellings property in St.
Denis ward, at $13,500. O. Larreau sold to J. L. Bessette lots Nos.
3-j-5S0. 070, part 850, St. Denis ward, measuring L'7 bv lis feet, witu buildings bearing tlie civic Nos. 4SW to fronting on Papineau avenue, for 113.300. La Lie Muluelle D'linuieublcs sold to E.
Robillnro. lots Xos. 40S7, 4088, St. Paul ward, measuring 14.540 feet, with buildiiii-s bearing tbe i-ivie Nos. 1733 to 17(11, fronting on Gait street and Nos.
5530 to 504ti. fronting on Laurendean street, for $13,000. E. Robillard sold to Mrs. 1'.
X. Dumontier lots Nos. 40S7. 40S. St.
Paul ward, measuring 14,540 feet, with bluldings bearing tbe civic Nos. 1735 to 1761, fronting ou Gait street, and Nos. 5030 to 5540. fronting on Laureudeau street, for J13.00O. L.
M. Ladonieur sold lo E. Ladoueeur lot No. St. Denis ward, measuring 19 by 103 feet, with buildings bearing the civic No.
51U0. fronting ou Fabre street, for and other considerations. Miss J. S.ivignar: sold lo Mrs. A.
Lainontastnc lot No. li'M Kt. VilleraT ward, measuring 35 by DO feet, with buildings bearing Ihe civic Nos. 7710 to 77'J3. fronting on SI.
Denis street. for n.B49. (f. Bouchard sold S. Boiichartl part of lot No.
1S-35I. I'refontaine ward, wilh buildings bearing the civic Nos. 2227. 39-'9. frontine ou Ontario' street, for tS.ooo.
Mrs. b. Roy. et sold tn J. It.
fiirotld plirt of lots Nos. J'J -2. 3. 1203- tille Judgment granting separation as to property. Julie Uouthier vs.
L. Soucy Juds- uient for $360. Wilder Bleurv Street Buildinsr Co. vs. L.
Ooldstein Judeincnt for K. Riepsnoff vs. W. Pinsouuenult Judgment ordering to furnish particu lars. Bisse Cocoucebio vs.
Dame Ilea Sbarko and Western Assurance Company, garnishee Judgment declaring seizure binding. Vital Barnabe vs. Andre Dufresne Judgment for $16S. Duval Motors, Ltd. vs.
Arthur Malo Judgment for $1,000.64. J. Arthur Blain vs. Raymond Prud homme and Albert Sareault. garnishee and F.
a. Roy. mis en cause Judgment ordering the mis en cause to pay plaintiff. Acme finance Corporation vs. I.
i.e- vinoff Judgment granting a rule nisi. Ihe City lee Company. Ltd. vs. l.
T3. Ilesroehers Judgment authori7ing to sou on bloc. Hebrew Loan Syndicate vs. Dame Jennie Silverman et vir ct al Tudg- ment dismissing motion to dismiss onnosition. Dame K.
Small vs. V. suverstonc Judgment for $309. Acme llname inrporntion vs. a.
Ksuffman, et al. Judgment granting a rule nisi. Dame Amilda Rouleau vs. Edinond St. Once Judgment for $174.
J. K. Faribault vs. Aziida Boutmucttc Judgment for $120. The Attorney-General of Canada vs.
'orris S. Mar per Judgment for $186.86. Atkinson, Mnrcou Ltd. vs. ureen- stein and Julius Weiser, opposant Judgment granting motion to examine orjnosant.
veronica Dougnerry vs. jeison names Judgment maintaining inscription in law. Canadian Acceptance Corporation vs. J. H.
Bedard and Federal Adjustment Corporation, garnishee, ana 1. A. Fusey, distrayant Judgment declaring leisure binding. Dame Gertrude Koch vs. uonara i.a- liberte alias Leo White Judgment authorizing to sue.
P. Brunet vs. P. E. Aubin Judgment authorizing to examine before plea.
Adeiard Amyot vs. stepnen liouzo- poulos, et al. Judgment maintaining seizure for rent for $197.50. Hector Dubois, et vs. Alcide L.
Larose Judgment for $720. Frank Robert vs. Tneodule i nane- hois, et al. Judgment maintaining an hypothecary action for $1,000. L.
Roy vs. H. Emard and R. Emard. garnishee Judgment against garnishee by default.
Kmcry I'leolie. vs. vtiima Banger, et al. Judgment maintaining an hypo thecary action for $1,033.10. Montreal Salvage Corporation vs.
Joseph Fillion Judgment for $137. G. wnear vs. Montreal Lieut, neat and Power Consolidated Judgment authorizing to examine before plea. VICTORIA Mon.H-f, April VAUDEVILLE ACTS with the ARNAUT BROS.
The Original Human Birds SIDNEY MAUIOX A Tho Dance Revu of the Seaon. 75c, $1, $1.50, Tax Included. Now on Sale at C. W. Lindiay.
IT' SlJk? WkvVJ I IXYti! MOW 5 DIZZY RIOT I eve. OF LAUGHS VPU The Ko Frl ftJfl Fnn iters fl Uf H-M Ifeaflf "State Trooper" at Princess Is Equally Entertaining, But Different Wheeler and Woolsey, in "So This Is Africa," drew large audiences to the Princess last week. The film proved such a popular attraction that it was decided to hold it for a second' week. Of all the comedies these two have produced it is doubtful if they ever appeared in a vehicle which is so crowded with mirth as thi one. They have a theme which is original, which gives them limitless possibilities and whether one considers the situations or the dialogue, the film is a rapid-fire comedy which keeps an audience laughing from start to finish.
The story concerns the advent ures of the two comedians when they go to Africa to make an am mal picture. Arrived in the Jungles, they find that their chief menace is not the wild animals, but wild wo men and around their experiences there has been developed as hilarious a story as anyone could de sire. The two comedians seem to enjoy the fun as much as the au dience does, and the result is a couple of hours of real fun. The added attraction on the pro gramme, "State Trooper," while a contrast in theme and treatment, is equally entertaining. It concerns a price war between rival compan ies in tne California oil fields, in trigues, thrills and into the story has been woven a thread of romance which lends relief to the fast- moving action of the story.
The theme has been logically developed and given an excellent interpretat ion by such capable players as Regis Toomey, Evalyn Knapp, Raymond Hatton and other equally competent performers. STARS WILL APPEAR Leading- Metropolitan Singers at Loew's Wednesday Leading singers from the Metropolitan Opera House will be starred at the gala concert to be given at Loew's Theatre at 11.30 on Wednesday evening. All of these performers are making their first appearance In Montreal. They include Richard Crooks, tenor; Rose Bamp-ton. mezzo-soprano, and Ezio Pinza, bass.
Mr. Crooks made his debut at the Metropolitan this season as Des Grieux in "Manon," achieving instantaneous success and being hailed by critics and public as the possessor of one of the best among present-day tenor voices. Miss Bampton will be remembered in Montreal for her fine singing of the part of Kundry in the recent broadcast of the second act of Wagner's "Parsifal" by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski. Mr. Pinza has starred at the Metropolitan for many seasons and is particularly noted for his interpretations of the roles of Don Giovanni and Golo in Debussy's "Pelleas and Melisande." In addition to the foregoing, Ellen Ballon, well known Canadian pianist, will contribute to the programme which will be under the musical direction of Wilfred Pel-letier, assistant conductor at the Metropolitan.
Mr. Pelletier will conduct an orchestra of 90 players especially formed for the occasion. HILARIOUS COMEDY SHOWS AT CINEMA 'Sa Meilleure Cliente' Scores Hit at French Film Theatre Meilleure Ciientc," the film, shown privately a month ago to members of "Les Amis do l'Art Francais," scored au Immediate hit. This week it is repeating that success at the Cinema de Paris and on Saturday night evoked more laughter and genuine mirth than any picture for a long time. The plot is that of a young man who loses his money and proceeds to make it again by opening a gigantic, luxurious, beauty parlor on Ford principles.
In the course of his business, which, naturally, brings him great fame, he, as high-priest of beauty, is sought after by many admiring clients and presently has to contend with the designs of a beautiful client whose infatuation knows no bounds. The "clou" of the situation is that his best client, supposed to be his rejuvenated mother, is really his wife, whose jealously may be imagined. Screamingly funny scenes show the high-pressure beauty factory, with its army of patients, and lead up to the Tiappy denouement of the jealousy situa-l tion. I Klvire Popesco, wife of the hero, a newcomer to the Montreal screen, scores an immediate hit in the principal role. Andre Lefaur was the husband, is as amusing as ever in his own comical way.
Short subjects complete the programme. Week-End Fire Calls Fire calls reported to headquarters lurmsr the 24 hours from mirinigbt Inrlay to midnight Sunday were as follows: Saturday: 11.35 a.m.. box 3451, St. and St. Rwiii, false alarm; 12.08 p.m., box 478, Cote des Neiges, near cemetery, for grass fire; 12.
p.m., box 12 (Longue Pointe) DesOruieaux and Houflenr, for fire in roof of dwelling; 3.42 p.m., box 3422, Notre Dame and Dominion, false alarm; O.j'l p.m.. box 5S3, Slierbrooke and liurucber, for fire in automobile on street. SuBday: 1.06 a.m.. box 8233. St.
Zotl'ine and IfH Ecores. for shed fire at fchGS Fullum street; 7.3o a.m.. telephone call to 055 Dellnelie. for fire in rubbish; 0.00 a.m.. box 3482, Roof Lima and Workman, for chimney lire; 1.47 p.m., box 754.
VUitatinn and De-niontigny, for fire in wardrobe at 1.V)7 Lartigue street 3.16 p.m., box 022t. Jean Talon and Belangpr, for fire in dwelling at 7042 Deloriinier avenue; 3.20 p.m., boj 9118. Marquette and Bel-anger, for me; 10.07 p.m., telephone call to 2010 fit Hubert street, no fire, Bolan Succeeds Mulrooney New York, April 16. Deputy Chief Inspector James S. Bolan yesterday was appointed Xew York City police commissioner to succeed Edward P.
Mulrooney, who resigned to head the state's beer and wine controi board. before the benchers' of the Middle Temple in their beautiful hall, nearly the only building now remaining in London in which it is known that any of Shakespeare dramas were presented in the author's lifetime. There is no doubt that "Twelfth Xight" was performed the Lord Chamberlain's company, of which Shakespeare wa a member, ami that the poet acted ill his own play. Later it was included among the plays to be performed before Queen Elizabeth at Whitehall' and was always considered to be one of the most popular of the comedies. Its latest performance in London was in the season of 1932-33 at the New Theatre, St.
Martin's Lane. Though the novelty of scenery and costumes in black and white intrigued the curious, the genial good humour, sweetness and pleasantry of the play itself charmed the audiences today as of yesterday. "Twelfth Night" has been produced by the Montreal Repertory Theatre in its Studio earlier in the season, and by special request of those who saw that presentation it. will be on April 20, 21 ana 22 in Moyse Hall. IMPERIAL PICTURE HAS NOTABLE CAST Major Stars of French Screen Featured in "Les Deux Orphelines" The Imperial presents this week as feature film "Les Deux Orphelines," with a notable cast.
It is doubtful if mora than a few who see the film will not be familiar with the story, but they will be seeeing it from an entirely new technical angle, and will find it more Intriguing than ever before, "Les Deux Orph'lines" dates back almost sixty years. While other plays have come and gone this melodrama has survived. It has been resuscitated many times on the stage. When the moving pictures cainei into being it was resurrected and proved its dramatic worth in the silent film form. When the talkies were introduced it again proved that it could compete with any modern drama and hold its own.
The latest version, now showing at the Imperial, is undoubtedly the best either stage or screen devotees have seen. This veraion is Maurice Tourneur's conception. It provides an interesting study in directorial and technical contrasts between the staging of other days and his idea of the story and how it should be treated. To many who have seen it Over and over again the present version may seem unorthodox, having through the years formed ideas of how they think the story should be treated. Generally, both on stage and screen, it has been dealt with from a strictly pathetic angle, made a lachrymose bit of work without the slightest bit of comedy relief.
Tourneur, however, has taken the viewpoint that there is something besides tragedy in life and that a picture to be realistic should view life from more than one angle. As a result he has made of this half-century old story a picture which while ancient seems new, although still conserving the best dramatic qualities. The story has been given an excellent production and throughout is evidenced the masterly direction of Tourneur. Moreover, the cast is an exceptional one. The principal roles are in the hands of some of the best artists of the French stage and screen, as for instance Yvette Guilhert, Renee St.
Cyr, Gabriel Garbo, Jean Martinelli, Pierre Magnier and Rosine Derean. Altogether it is a splendid bit of screen work. The entertainment value of the programme Is further enhanced by the personal appearance on the stage of Blanche Montel and Roland Toutain, two idols of the French screen, who present a sketch which reveals these two players as decidedly capable performers. Truth may be Beauty, but Beauty must before all things be Truth. EMPIRE APfl ii.li inn i a 3rd BIG WEEK Educational portrayal of 9 HOLY LAND Still Showing on tbe Ground Floor of thn SUN LIFE BUILDING 10 to 12 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 P.M., Daily Trunouneed the most wonderful exhibition over presented in Montreal.
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