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THE GAZETTE, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1962 7 Italians In Town WL By Harold Whitehead New Bounty Is Better Than First concert in the Eternal City in the early part of 1959. This fall, the group is touring the North, American continent for the first time, although the violinst Franco Gulli, appeared here last season as soloist of the San Pietro Orchestra di Napoli and Bruno Giuranna, played here a few seasons ago with the Italian group I Musici and also with the Quartetto di Roma. The Trio is also playing on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 2.30 p.m. at the Comedie Canadienne, for the Pro Musica Society's Youth series.

A young pianist, Jauina Fialkowski, will also be heard. This is the second concert in a series of four. Today at United Theatres YORK VAN HORXE "MY GEISHA" Technlrom 4 Technicolor, Shirley Macloine, Yv Montana. "CONVICTS Bon Gazzera, Stuart Whitman, Rod Steiger. Last Complata Show at 7.30 a.m.

PARKING FOR YORK THEATRI PATRONS FROM P.M., MANSIONS GARAGE lit VAN HORNE, Amplo Parking! Lucerne PARKING "THAT TOUCH OF MINK" Technicolor, Dorli Ooy. Cory Grant. "THE SPIRAL ROAD" Technicolor, Rock Hudson, Gena A 4 rIBLJM.nM. IL ffvfT Works by Bach, Roger and Beethoven will be performed by the Trio Italiario d'Archi. re cently-formed Roman chamber music group, who will make its first appearance at the Ritt-Carlton Hotel, next Sunday, Nov.

25, at 4.30 p.m. This will be the third event of the Pro Musica Society's fifteenth consecutive season. The senes is sold out by subscription and there are no! seats available at the door. Members of the Trio Italiano d'Archi are Franco Gulli, violinist; Bruno Giuranna, violist and Amodeo Baldovino, cellist. The program will consist of the Trio Sonata in minor by Bach; the Trio in minor, Op.

141b by Max Roger and the Serenade ia major, Op. 8 by Beethoven. The Trio Italiano was organized in Rome and gave its first Rachel Martel Concert Nov. 30 On Friday Nov. 30 at 8:30 p.m.

Canadian Pianist Rachel Martel will give her Montreal debut recital at McGill University's Redpath Hall under the auspices of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada. This recital will mark the end of Miss Martel's first tour for J.M.C. 20 recitals in the Lake St. John region and the upper St. Lawrence valley, from Baie St.

Paul to Seven Islands. Phom Ordtn Acceptad! EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT! "A whale of a "TOUJOURS GAI" invv IVT AiL 7 AT 522S TWIST 18th CENTURY TAHITI AN STYLE MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY AT ALOUETTE KATHARINE HEPBURN RALPH WCHAROSOH Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Dorothy Kilgallen's OP BROADWAY RESERVED SEAT ENGAGEMENT! MATINEES: SAT. I SUN. 2 P.M. EVENINGS AT 8.30 SHARP! New Year's Eve songfest at Philharmonic Hall in Lincoln Centre Goffredo Lorn-bardo, the Roman film-maker, reports that Sodom and Gomorrah is breaking boxoffice records in Italy.

Thus encouraged, he plans to make another Biblical epic, Noah's Ark, with a $20,000,000 budget Mary Kaye and her brother Norman, of the Mary Kaye Trio, have made Kaye their legal name. Actually they started out as Miss and Mr. Kaihue, which is a bit difficult for show biz use. (Copyright 1962, King Features Synd.) NOWDON DECARIE (LVD. Phon.482-7160 Box Offlca Open 11 a.m.

to 10 p.m. MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY ALOUETTE Unlike many other commenators on the movie we much prefer this version of the Bounty saga tHr. iht Clark Gable-Charles Laughton affair. The story, naturally, stands or falls on the interpretation of the roles of Bligh and Christian. In the first production both characters were played for surface value.

Gable's Christian, was all brawn and Laughton's Bligh was a strutting savage. Here Marlon Brando's Christian slowly evolves from a posturing late 18th century dandy to a sensitive man tortured by his conscience and sense of humanity. Trevor Howard's Bligh is an overly enthusiastic disciplinarian but it is also made plain that he was a product of his age. He was, after all, a fine officer and a marvelous seaman. There was a reason behind everything he did and the Admiralty then, even more than now, never accepted excuses, but only considered results.

There was no such thing as failure to accomplish a mission. This is what was haunting Bligh and if it drove him to excesses, it was a common thing to happen then. Mr. Howard brings all this out in one of the finest performances of a distinguished Watching these two (one a young man already thinking in terms of the 19th century and the other, not too much older, but set in the rougher mold of the 18th) is the whole pleasure of the film. They bicker and snarl at each other as their little ship finds its way across thousands of miles of ocean to the island of Tahiti.

We see the tensions relax on the island, then build up again quickly to the breaking point when the Bounty sets sail for Jamaica. The mutiny is a short, sharp, and remarkably polite affair. Indeed, if anyone is going to the movie expecting' a lot of cutlass waving, it will be considered tame. But the affair kept Bligh on the steady ladder of the Navy list and catapulted Christian into an outer darkness of his own mind. The picture, a long one, perhaps a little too long, has been handsomely produced.

The cameras, seemingly drunk with take in the incredible vistas of the oceans and all the loveliness of the South Sea islands. But though there is enough scenery to fill the whole film, the director keeps bringing his camera back to record the movements of the beautiful little ship Smith and Rhuland of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia built for MGM. She is a handsome vessel with great latticed stern windows and a dainty curve to her prow. She is pictured in all her moods and never fails to please the eye. Usually when the movie boys get to work on a sailing ship they manage to mess things up considerably and it is our hobby to catch them out in error.

For once we have no complaints. REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT CAPITOL With Anthony Quinn, Julie Harris, Jackie Gleason and Mickey Rooney in one cast you can expect something out of the ordinary and you will not be disappointed by this. It is the tragic story of a boxer (Quinn) who is past his prime and can't find anything else to do to make a living. His trainer (Rooney) and his manager (Gleason) depend upon him; the trainer emotionally and the manager financially. The fighter tries desperately to find a job and in so doing comes across an employment office girl (Harris) who becomes not only interested in his.

problem but in him personally. Her attempts to set the boxer on an honorable path are frustrated by the manager who sells him down the river as a wrestler in order to pay off a gambling debt. In the end the fighter loses his self respect in order to save his friend and the whole partnership dissolves in ignominy. The screen-play has been very well written and the acting is so far above average as to be memorable. In passing we would like to say a word in defense of professional wrestlers.

They are entertainers, it is true, but the ones we have met have been auiet. gentlemanly fellows out of the ring, some of them with very good educations and backgrounds. And anyway we don't think the prize ring has any right to hold its head as high as it does in this THE SKY ABOVE THE MUD BELOW KENT A beautifully photographed documentary on an expedition into the interior of New Guinea where the natives are still living in the stone age, is defeated by its own slickness. A tight-lipped "press on regardless' sort of narration keeps telling us how difficult, backbreaking, dangerous and arduous the journey was. However, we are always conscious of the fact that the footsore, insect-maddened explorers are being photographer in full color.

The film does succeed, though, in pointing up the contrast in human conditions In these hills and jungles people are living in the conditions of thousands of years ago. They have never seen white men, they use stone axes and hunt with primitive bows and arrows yet, little more than an hour away by air is the 20th century complete with rockets, atom bombs and TV. Maybe there isn't too much to choose between them at that. The film, for all its interest in investigating unknown country, drags a good deal. It is a matter of if you've seen one dugout canoe or ritual native dance you've seen them all.

53rd has become the cute place for models and photographers and Madison Ave. chaps to hang out at lunch, cocktail time, dinner and afterwards. Tony Bennett has been approached about starring in a "I'LL SEE Love is the underlying theme I emDraunq IAJ I El THE womanhood TONICHT AT 9:30" J)epv lfnrvC ONE MAN REVUE jr-i 1 in rranc frenchwoman MARTINE CAROL JEAN-PAUL BELM0ND0 DANY ROBIN APPEARING NICHTLY Tuttdjy Through Saturday 2nd MONTH AVENUE WE. 1-494S staqes of Faoiura: 12.10, 2.JS. 00, 7.00, 9.20.

Last complata Show HIRD JUNE RITCHIE '1 LU "UPSTAIRS IN $ejaidai6 restaurant Eavesdropping ALAN BATES on an Illicit I yJmgmmm ap MONTREAL SYMPHONY Orchestra fifth annual presentation of Handel's masterpiece Feature T.50; ESTMOUNT Vf i oc; Complete 6-9545 Snow I.JO. 2nd WEEK! Children 10 Years Matinee Shows Special Morning ui HU. Mmm Admission: Children 99c Adults 1.50 under the Zubin Pierrette ALARIE soprano Froncet BIBLE nezzo-toprano -voi VOICE n. xoocx would have an Alice-in-Wonder- land quality. In fact, it's hard to imagine how the film can ever regain the impact of the book, because current events have overtaken its message The newspapers should have the "black box scheme" in their headlines before very long.

It's a method for detect ing underground nuclear bomb tests. Peter Glenville, the direc tor, has flown to Hollywood for a series of conferences but he'll be back by Dec. 8 to dance the polonaise with Joan Fontaine at the Arthur Rubin- steins' Polonaise Ball at the Sheraton East One of the biggest of the really big TV stars is in trouble with his sponsors because of the program's low ratings. Hie show is in danger of not finishing the season. Bing isn't the only Crosby with children who sing.

Bob Crosby's 21-year-eld Chris has been signed by a leading record company and will soon be heard warbling on a disc titled Birds of a Feather The Buddy Bregmans are knitting tiny garments for a May arrival Alain Robbe-Grillet, who wrote Last Year at Marienbad, has just finished shooting his new picture, L'Immortelle, in Turkey and those who have seen the first rough cuts say it has very little dialogue and is even more enigmatic than Marienbad. It's scheduled to be released in the U.S. in the Spring. Credit Stan Laurel with being a realist. The comedian who rose to international -fame with his rotund partner, Oliver Hardy reviewed several of the new wave comedians and commented: "If Oliver and I were starting out in this racket today, we'd never make it." So true.

They wouldn't even be able to imitate President and Mrs. Kennedy, which seems to a prime requisite for funnymen these days. Bob Marucci, who was behind the skyrocketing of both Fabian and Frankie Avalon, has signed Rod Lauren for a similar build-up in films and TV Olivia de Havilland has invited Leslye Hunter to spend the Christmas holidays with her, husband Pierre Galant and their children, in Paris. Leslye is the 9-year-old New York actress who won praise from the critics last season when she played Olivia's daughter in Gift of Time Chuck's Composite, on E. FRI.

EVE. NOV. 30 ST. DENIS THEATRE Tha oldest and greats) af Russia's symphony Orchestras. "Fantastic irtve, total diset-pline and unbelievable virtues rty." PROGRAM: Symphony He.

12 in minor, SHOSTAKOVICH; Symphony Ho. in miner, TSCHAIKOWSKY. TICKETS ON SALE at the St. Denis Theatre; Canadian Concerts, IS22 Sherbrooke Id. Archomboait, 2 MO Mountain; Terra Travel, 9 Print Arthur Ind.

Cigar Store, SO McGill. near Sr. Jamas; Toein't Travel, Plate Vill Mane. IsafiaaSk Pi ill i 1 THE DAY fj Reduced Price applies MATINEES: Sat. Sun.

2 p.m. EVENINGS: I. IS SUNDAY: 7 JL -c CEVILLE 4U( Jottings in Pencil: Johnny Podres, ace pitcher of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is wooing chorine Mary Zahn of No Strings via long distance telephone calls Marty Ran- sahoff, whose Filmways Co. has the top-rated TV series, Beverly Hillbillies, is expanding his operations into motion pic tures in New York as well as in Hollywoodand some of the hottest properties available are within his grasp. In addition, he's pulled quite a coup enticing 20th Century-Fox's bright drumbeater, Jack Brodsky, to take charge of his advertising and publicity.

Jack is distinguished for having lived through "the Roman Scandal" involving Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton when they were filming Cleopatra, without los ing his head. In just one year on Broadway, How to Succeed has grossed $3,900,000 exactly 10 times its cost, which was $390,000 by tha time it opened in New York The Americana Hotel would hava you believe that Keely Smith is opening there with a $40,000 wardrobe, which she is having toted in by her troupe of. singers and dancers because she's afraid it might be lost or misplaced. (How about having it insured?) I'm perfectly willing to btlieve Keely has spent $40,000 on duds for her act, but I'd love to hava a tape recording of her explaining that deduction to the Internal Revenue boys. Horst Buchholz' manager and agent are groaning over Darryl Zanuck's decision to hold Nine Hours to Rama for Easter re lease.

It eliminates Horst from this year's Oscar race. But Zanuck's probably right: if the picture were released now, with Pandit Nehru in his strange predicament with Red China, it raging during a boat ride across the lower St. Lawrence caused the postponement of a matinee performance and some fast jug' gling by program organizers. The company was crossing the St. Lawrence by ferry between IRimouski and Bais Comeau There was more than one weakened performer, but they managed that night and the afternoon performance for the children was put off until the next morning.

The ballet program they pre sented on the tour included 'Ca-nadiana', a new ballet by Lud- milla Chinaeff, the artistic dir ector of the company, with mu sic by a Montreal Composer Michel Perrault. Tne ballet is an adaptation of Canadian folklore into classical form. From this tour, the company is now preparing a Christmas time program which will run at Her Majesty's Theatre here from Dec. 27 to Jan. 6.

The ballet, is Cinderella and it is the first production of this ballet presented by a Canadian company. Mme Chmaeff is presently rehearsing the ballet with the company. After the Montreal run of 10! days, the company leaves in early spring for an extended tour of Canada and the United States, including visits to New York state. New Jersey and including Washington, D.C. In there Canadian tour, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens will be making their first appearances in Ottawa and Toronto.

I YOU 1175 Mackay Si. UN. 6-9741 direction ot Mehta Richard VERREAU tenor Donald GRAMM bass SOPHIA nncnr TJUCaILETI5 AT flVt THUTKCS ur tv. i Mia Company Back From Tour Of Quebec, Marilimes rathArln Tha Montreal Elgar Choir Gifford Mitchell, dir. ST.

JAMES UNITED CHURCH 2Js Tues. tr Wed. December 4 and 5, 8.30 p.m. Reserved Seats: $4, $2, tax incl. Naw telling at 1476 Sherbrooke St.

West Moit orders Hlltd. deques end money orders payable to M.I.O. fncose sef-addressed, stamped envelop. problem the company met most trequently on its tour was that of stage floors. For a ballet company anything other than untreated soft-wood floors is impossible.

Mr. Luft recalled one humorous incident in a small town ACCLAIMED! THE GREATEST ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE IN A THOUSAND YEARS! Shellacked floors, low ceilings and snow storms were some of the many problems surmounted by a group of young dancers during the last four weeks. The group was Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and their! problems were encountered in 30-dav tour of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces which fin ished last Sunday. I Inert dibit But 7 rut IT tXISTS TODAY! JOSEPH E. IEVINE pre- jsentt Hi ACADEMY-.

AWARD winning HU. t-2271 Show a in i H. ISUSXIdt I RECOMMENDED t- JfM I MATURE in New Brunswick. As ult" la of the troupe, he had taken toe, dei 'r precaution of travelling ahead t01, "vlng at noon' ar" when the storm blew up. The JiJ and Over Admitted to Sat.

and Sun. Show, 10 a.m. to 10 a.m. Show Only PHONf ORDERS ACCfPTfO RESERVED SEATS! WE.j2-U3 riUTREMONT vl p.m. CR.

7-3231 rrV? lni Wk. in SALLE DOREE CREGOWPHK MDN1TEN ANTHONY QUINN mm Mats. Son I Wad. 2.11 HigMly i.OS m4 I 45 SHOW SAT. AT 10 A.M.

10 Years or Over! "THE FOREIGN LEGION" 1. I'M OR AUDIENCES! iff i Ewent The young company, made upo check the facilities, of 20 dancers, was on its thirdj just hours before the per-tour since 1959 and this one waslformance he went to the audi-the most successful of them and was confronted with i r- i imi according to General Manager heavily shellacked floor. He Uriel Luft. (huddled with the building super- "You could see that some of visor and the local officials the young schoolboys had to cornel arranzing the tour to suggest that MM to the shows in the schools tola sanding job on the floor might Yr i CHARLTON urornni I "The Picture COLOSSAL! nasi gm rmaiiuBA Brm ir if mi- va t-jtm oVaeasfai U.M&LbtiMI A I is nr I i wI the company into this town be done before the performance. According to Mr.

Luft. the supervisor turned green, rejected the idea and then left. Someone in the crowd then suggested a liquid remover could be applied which would restore the Door to its natural condition. With sloshing and splashing, the feat was accomplished. The supervisor was livid but the performance went on.

The height of the stage open ing is one small Quebec com munity caused more than one close-call for the ballerinas in the company. Mr. Luft explained that the stage in this town had a proscenium of only 10 feet, hardly of the lift sequences in the bal ailets. "They just had to duck at the right moment." said Mr. Luft Luckily no one hit their head.

Tha snowstorm which was sja m. I jeer," Mr. Luft said this week. "They usually ended up by cheering." The satisfactin was in the re action of people who had never seen ballet before, Mr. Luft said "I remember one school teach er coming up to me the day af ter we performed in a small town and thanked us for com ing." The troupe performed in 15! different places, from Baie Com eau to Halifax and from Ed mundston, N.B.

to St. Jean Quebec. In all there were 25 per-! formanees and by Mr. Luft's calculations about 24,000 people saw the company. The performed school au- 1 -evX I All pia RDsai wa mm ADVISE CONSENT Mats.

Sun. 4 Woo' I. 1 IS n. Htghtlr at t.ii and SPECIAL MORNING For Children LAUREL HARDY in Wwi mm mmwmmmm ditoriums or any place whereienough height to carry out some sSdiaBUKni KUXnOR NOW PLAYING ISItUND I UA1TG 1 1 there was a semblance ot stage. Their music, except for performance with the Halifaxl Symphony Orchestra, came from a lone piano accompanist.

Accordina to Mr. Luft the1 a OiAtUU I SAYGY 1 -hi I i- C-f an 0 AT si MJSf eT al a.

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