Daily News from New York, New York on November 23, 1949 · 561
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(aytfoir Film Dsed By KATE CAMERON "Intruder in the Dust has been Blade into a dramatic film by Clarence Brown, who directed and produced the picture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. As the William Faulkner story unfolds on "the May-fair Theatre screen, we find ourselves shying; away from some of its more horrendous scenes. While we may not like what we see on the screen, we must admit that Brown's intention in capturing the Faulkner yarn on film was a meritorious one. In dealing:, it does, with the rescue of an innocent Negro who is accused of shooting: a white man in the back, there are some moving: and tension-filled scenes. But the Faulkner story doesn't always ring true. The author has rigged his setting of Oxford, Mississippi, with a group of puppets, not real people. The figures move only when he and director Brown pull the strings. It is only rarely that they seem like real flesh and blood people. Designed as a plea for tolerance on the part of one racial group toward another, the petition is in danger of failing because Faulkner, like so many other pleaders, has committed the fault of being himself intolerant of his fellow citizens. He depicts most of the white population of Oxford as vicious, cruel and mean. In so doing he makes the onlooker wonder just how much brotherly love the author has for his neighbors. Not all white Southerners are as ignorant,' biased and cruel as he would make them out to be. Out of the population of a Southern town there are only three white people with enough feeling and decency to come to the rescue of a poor colored man, when he is 1 bp I H9 LATE sJtWlluftT STARTS TODAYFIRST NEW YORK ENCORE SHOWING "Intruder in the Dust," MGM production directed by Clarence Brown. Screen play by Ben Mad-dow from novel by William .Faulkner. Presented at Mayf air Theatre. Sunning time, 1 hour, 27 minutes. THE CAST: " . : John Gavin Stevens David Brian Chick M alii son: Claude Jarman Jr. Lucas BesuchampiJuano Hernandez Sub Cowrie Porter HaU las Habershamluaneth Patterson Crawford OowrteCharle Kemper Sheriff Hampton wm ueer Vinson Gowrie ; David Clarke Aleck- .Elsie Emanu. Xla Bliss uei Mrs. XaUison- Mr tr. Mallison. Harry Harden Harry Antrim Mr. Tubbs in danger of being lynched, although nobody really knows that he is guilty of the crime for which he has been arrested. - One is a young white boy, Chick Mallison, who has been befriended by the old Negro. Another is the. boy's uncle, who is induced to defend the old man, and the third is an elderly woman, who believes the Negro is innocent and wants to do something about it. Claude Jarman Jr., who made his screen debut in "The Yearling," plays the boy with conviction, and Elizabeth Patterson is good as the old lady with a mind of her own. David Brian is convincing when he is called on for action, but whea he is being merely the author's mouthpiece, he gives forth a hollow sound. Juano Hernandez plays the accused Negro with great natural dignity. BSMaaBaaBssssssssssBBaBaaaBBB Czechs Shut Yugo Shop Prague, Nov. 22 (JP). Czechoslovak police today closed down the Yugoslav book shop in Prague after a raid in which they reported finding "anti-state and pro-Tito" pamphlets and books. mw srut 2m4 feu f .injViiif.fc7(iifiii i '.HHr.L' '' UJiWr 1? ' - - ; iff wm. Claude Jarman Jr., who plays convincingly in "Intruder in the Dust," on screen at Mayfair Theatre. Youth on Bail In Girl's Death Portland, Maine, Nov. 22 (U.R). A 16-year-old high school sophomore pleaded innocent today to a manslaughter charge in the fatal boudoir shooting of his girl friend who called him "crazy." Franklin Delano Wade was freed under $5,000 bond to await grand jury action in January. 'He told varied stories as to how Katherine Furbish, 16, was shot down in her negligee during a bedroom argument. Wade's latest version, according to police, was that he pointed a pistol at his girl friend during a heated argument over other boy friends and "it just went off when she grabbed for it" Wade and the girl were alone in the Furbish house when the shooting occurred. The girl's parents were visiting in Boston. Wade had sent Katherine's 11-year-old sister on an errand shortly before the shooting. i .Starts TODAY 10:30 AJA. IZmi TAKES TCXY0-AX3 THE SCREEN RSCKS witli FUStt ! HIBIPHREY IT ma KAnm i !8 A Friend in Need SAIXY JOY BROWN Appeals for F. M. Radio For Children im Hospital An FM radio is urgently needed by the chronically ill children confined in one of our hospitals. The specially presented programs, dramatizing and enriching school subjects, are a great help in impressing on these handicapped youngsters the lessons taught by their teachers. Mrs. M. K. writes: "We are sadly in need of an FM radio for our chronically ill children's classroom at this hospital. As there are no funds available for buying one, we have come to you for assistance. Could you, by chance, appeal to your many readers? You would be doing such a great Kindness. These children are so shut-in and so in need of every help we can give them." If you can donate an FM radio for this worthy cause, won't you contact us? We'll be happ$ to send Mrs. M. K-'s address upon request.' On your next shopping trip, won't you buy a doll or toy for a little girl or boy who it unknown to yout We will distribute your aift to a needy mother or tend you the ad dress of one to whom you may send your contribution direct. Offers 6 Puppies, 2 Cats E. M has six lovely little part- spitz puppies, seven weeks old, males and females; also a pretty gray and white female cat and a I . mm m m m a t tax x MARCH fred: sntv- in Ctr by rrcurnccicn smSCEK En9aat SBJsaPalaOTtt u nun t gentle black and white male eat, both one year old, for which he would like to find good homes. Be sure to address the DONOR (as given above) in my care, if this offer appeal. Do not address it merely to me for letters are forwarded direct to-the donor, who will choose and notify the recipients. If te aeed. 1 asar be able heist If row have clot atlns; r farsil-twrc rosj mo loncer nse, let an place It with sieedy families. Do met !-eleae letters with packaarea aaless they are seat bv arst-elara saalL Naaaea and addresses ef applicants for ill provides!. Send fall same anal address to Sally Joy Brows, The News. 220 E. 42d It. Hew Tark 17. N. X. Injured as Stove Blast Fires Home Nicholas Arenare, 58, was in jured critically yesterday when the hot water stove he was using to warm his one-story frame house at 96 Wood Point Road, Brooklyn, blew up. Arenare was removed to firppTinninf. TTnsrritjil with s hrnlrun left, leg and serious burns. m. snanr ramu . iiaaaM an aiaact Emxanwmtnm The Iong Might i auo . "MOsTCT MADaTOtSr, I . rsjurczs arrorrr I SUNKISC HICHWAV aTaTaas Iff "'mvv!III5 -a, " - SyMPHONIEI---PASTORALE" 2SSS id Pareats A eolaasa today! a: o CO a: o W LB to 16

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