Daily News from New York, New York on July 22, 1943 · 365
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Daily News from New York, New York · 365

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ROXVS LATEST SHOW HOTTEST danceg well enough but shi Isn'thas been so ably directed by An The Neighbors By George Clark quite up in her acting to the lengthy role she has. Babe Wallace, Ernest Whitman, Zuttie Singleton, Mae E. Johnson and Johnnie Lee are in the supporting cast of this musical which uiew caune. cione am a meritorious job of keeping the film moving so smoothly with so many musical numbers in the oiling. And there were so many songs we couldn't keep track of them. - --.TT 3 aMacraniw m mm v 1 1 asnexmmMmLx 7 HE HEP'HEP HAPPIEST HIT YET! By WANDA HALE F1 THING IN TOWN "Stormy Weather," the Roxy Theatre's all-Negro musical, is the hottest thing in town. Even if 20th Century-Fox had been indifferent about the production of this film, which it definitely has not been, the picture would be a natural with such born entertainers as Lena Home, Bill Robinson, Cab Callowray and Fats Waller, and such highly-trained dancers as the Nicholas Brothers and Kath-erine Dunham ancTHer Troupe. This picture is one musical sequence after another, set to old familiar tunes and catchy new ones and also connected, fortheoc-oassion, to the high spots in Bill Robinson's rise to tap-dancing fame. It takes him from his return home after the first Warld War, as a member of Jim Europe's band, up to the present day in his Hollywood home. Whether it is all according to the records and anything of importance has been ignored is neither here nor there as long as the finished product is so highly satisfying. Laurels Go to Cast. With all due respect to Lena Home and Bill Robinson, their support is the factor that lifts "Stormy Weather" so high in entertainment value. Cal Calloway, with or without his band, is terrific. The producer was smart nough to give him ample opportunity to delight his fans. Fats Waller, too, is right in there, giving with his singing and piano playing. The Nicholas Brothers bring down the house with their dance and Katherine Dunham and Her Troupe do a number that will satisfy devotees of the ballet. Other entertaining acts are delivered by Ada Brown, The Tramp Band and a comic team that will "Stormy Weather," 20th Century-Fox picture directed by Andrew Stone. . Screen play by Frederick Jackson and Ted Koehler from story by Jerry Hor-win and Seymour B. Robinson. Presented at the Roxy Theatre. Running time, 1 hour 17 minutes. THE CAST: S"!ina Roirers Lena Home imi Konmsoa Cnrkv. Cab Calloway ami ms ano Katherine lHmham and Her Trope Fats Waller Nicholas Brothers Ada Brown Oabe Dooley Wilson The Tramp Band Chick Bailer Babe Wallace Jim Europe Ernest Whitman Z:ittie Zuttle Sine-teton Mae Mae E. Johnson Miller Flouraoy E. Miller levies , Johnnie Lee Cab Calloway Jr Robert Feliler Chauffeur Nieodcnius Stewart V W IIS f&jr "Vis ft. ' feu I Ji n. ti pt ,f Cupj right, New Sydjct C lac "Pretty good send-off, considering we can't drive them to the station. Hope they don't forget to send those old shoes back!" have you in stitches by its flow of fsteps that made him one of the unfinished conversation. Both Bill Robinson and Dooley Wilson give engaging performances. Robinson goes into a few country's most famous tappers Lena Home, as the charmer in the leading character's life, is as glamorous as usual. She sings and I s father iss f . r.. '"GUSH I ts JJ Doort optfl X (l. 9:30 A.M 1 5te "RECORD WEEK! m 'xv w wr j V ATi feafurng EVELYN and her Magic Violin fhtlvj 6) W The Voices of VIVIAN and MAX1NE 111 c; 4 C3 to V3 W M

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