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r-.4 4 Warner Rushes Plans For H-Bomb Movie Secrecy Surrounds Drama of Scientific Di scoverv 1 By Louella 0. Parsons Motion Picture Editor International Newe Service HOLLYWOOD, March 1. Jack, men in the cast sr. Kpf. V.'arner is guarding a new story as V it were part of the atomic sec-t. Well he may because I am reliably informed that Jack has ' Hell Bomb" practically ready to go at the Warner Brothers movie emporium. Of course, it's about the race to develop the hydrogen bomb and will glorify the American scientists who, in times of emer gency, become our most impor tant lines of defense. Again I'm talking out of school, but I hear (and on good authority) that Richard Todd, young English actor of "Hasty Heart" who is zooming toward stardom these days, will be given the top role HARRY COHN has bought the film rights to the life story of Al Jennings, fabulous ex-robber. Jen nings, 86, lives in Van Nuys. The former bandit not only saw the error or nis ways, neran ror liov- ernor of Oklahoma in 1912. His slogan was, "it takes a thief to catch a thief A subtle way of saving he would clean up the State. I hear that $25,000 was paid for "Beating Back," the title which Columbia will give the Jen nings biography. Lou Snitzer, a local agent, bought the Jennings story fifteen years ago for $150 and hung on to it all this time. NINETEEN year old Tommy Cook caught my attention when I saw "The Vicious Years," a creditable picture produced by Anson Bond dealing with juvenile delinquency. Tommy (pardon me, he wants to be called Torn) is off to a good start in motion pictures following what he learned first as a radio actor. Now after his good performance in "The Vicious Years," Tom gets into the big f league with a good spot in Tyrone Power's Picture, "An American i Guerrilla in the Philippines." Hear Ty and Linda's party Saturday night was fun and nicely done. Sorry I couldn't go. Jean Negulesco told me when I met him at Clifton Webb's that he was having a regular rubber mask made for Irene Dunne to wear as Queen Victoria in "The Mudlark." Irene's lovely, smooth complexion, without a line, will have to be completely remodeled to get the effect of the short, dowdy Queen Victoria, whose reign goes down as one of the great in .the history of the world. Jean and Nunnally Johnson leave for England immediately to make arrangements to film the picture. One of their goals is to get Wind-anr- PasHfv which, of course, is within the realm of the possible now, since the Royal Family is more democratic than in the days when the good Queen Victoria ruled. (CHATTER IN HOLLYWOOD: Why did Janet Blair deny over and over again that the warn divorcing Lot, Busch? She even taid I wa doing her wrong in intimating there wai trouble. All the time they were teparated. No one it turprised, for their domestic trouble have been talked about ever tince the wa at Columbia. They haven't really been getting along for year and Janet' tuecet hatn't helped matter. The break the got in New York and then the ehanee to play in the road company of "South Pacific" brought thing to a head. Lou, who i, working at Capitol Record, etayed out of the way of reporter and let the lady do the talking. selle and Marshall Thompson both up and going-placs young actors, I once told Jerry Mayer that I would one day write an item about him without mention ing that he is the nephew of you- Know-wno, so this is it. Jerry uirecis. ONE OF THE grandest men in Hollywood, or any other town for that matter, is Charlie Coburn. Every one loves Charlie, and next Tuesday, when he celebrates his sixtieth year in show business, many stars will turn out to honor him at a cocktail party to be given on the set of "Louisa" at U-I. Many of the actresses with whom he has appeared will be there: Loretta Young, Marjorie Main, Spring Byington, Joan Fon taine, Bette Davis, and other top names. I wish I could sav Jean Arthur, because it was Jean's pic ture that brought him an Academy Award. NICE TO HEAR of the good acting role Andrea King has at Metro-Goldwyn Mayer. She has the lead in "Standoff," which is similar to the story that happened last year when a GI went berserk and murdered thirteen of the townspeople. For a time Andrea was going strong at Warners, but she hasn't had a break like this in several years. The SNAPSHOTS OF HOLLY WOOD COLLECTED AT BAN DOM: There are now three men In allrs life. She pre sented her husband. Oscar De Nejo, with a Vi pound son today. They have a 5 year old boy. , , vm .ucue flloran marry a nonprofessional named Margo Tyler In Las Vegas Saturday? That's what I hear. . . . Judy Ca-nova Is expected to marry Cuban banker Phil Rlvero soon now that she Is free. . . . Lady Elsie Mendl in seriously ailing in her Paris apartment where she spent the winter. Sir Charles leaves In April and when be goes he'll remain there with her. Up until the time he leaves town his friends will see to it that he has some place to go every night. . . . Mrs. Doug las Kennedy, whose husband played one of the lending roles In "Task Force," is in Las Vegas for the usual reason. They have several children, but the break, their friends say, has been coming "for a long time. . . . Benson Fong and his actress wife are the parents of a seven and a half pound boy. Benson, who played the son In "Charlie Chan" for so long, is now head of the Ah Fong Chinese restaurant. . . . Franchot Tone has bought Jean Wallace two fur coats as a wedding gift Tone is a nice guy and deserves the success he is getting with his picture, "The Man on the Eiffel Tower." . . . Jean Sablon sends word from Paris that he Is mar rying Jacqueline Delubac, third ex-wife of Sacha Guitry. . . . Peggy Ann Garner's romance with Murray Hamilton of "Mister Roberts" is all over. Her new flame is disc jockey Bill Williams, who likes Jazz as much as she does. . . . The Firehouse Five Plus Two, who have made the Charleston the rage in our town, are continuing to crowd the Mo-cambo. Joan Fontaine was with Harry Crocker. Betty Hut ton and Billy Daniels (the dancer, not the entertainer there) did a dance. . . Congratulations to Darryl Zan-uck. Nice that he was named by the American-Jewish writers as the man not of Jewish faith who has done the most to promote inter-racial unity between Christians and Jews. . . . Zachary Scott and the ex-Mrs. Louis Hayward at the Doll House in Palm Springs. . . . Nelson Eddy's concert tomorrow night, a complete sell-out i nRedlands. That boy al ways brings them in. That's all today. See you tomorrow! 3 -."?. -fir . i 4 a I 1 ... s n s - ' 4.' i f f t W '" Dynamic Screening of Bigotry Drama -j jyf i;;:;'.;,;v if;;:;;', i-r 4s;; ;-rt -; ;:;:. ;r;,; :-:;;; .fe WILLIAM LUND1GAN ute ttethetcope on patient Dorothy Me-Cuire for the old "the love me the love me not" tett in "Mother Didn't Tell Me," comedy of error at the Fox today. Hot Jazz Heyday in Lively 'Young ManWitha Horn By SCREEN SCOUT IN CASE YOU THINK "Young Man With a Horn," at the St. Francis, is an allegorical musical with Gabriel in the lead role . . . I've got news for you. You're wrongs It's a swingy jazz melodrama, taken from Dorothy Baker's best seller, based on the colorful and brief life of the late Bix Belder- becke, one of the greats among modern trumpeters , . . with maestro Harry James, unseen by the camera, to dish out some of the hottest trumpet this side of heaven. 'Young Man With a Horn" is an entertaining uieno or taieni and tunes backed by a timely modern tale wherein Kirk Doug las is the young man in question. When his home is broken (as youngster), he turns to music for solace and finds comfort in a cheap trumpet. Red hot jazz Is his first outlet, taught him by Juan Hernandez. With the years he gets to the top of the popular music ladder . . . the rungs make tuneful going ... all the favorite melodies of the past get a wonderful trumpet trouncing . . . "Blue rioom," "Can't We Be Friends?" "The Very Thought of You" and a score of otiiers, with the brass standing out in bold relief against swank night spot orchestras. With his heart and mind wrapped up in music, Douglas overlooks little Dori3 Day, band band soloist in love with him . . . and with success is inclined to forget narrator Hoagy Car-michael, pianist buddy. With Lauren Bacall, things are different. A very complicated young woman of wealth, she has more problems than the U. N. Their marriage is a mess. The musician becomes a juice head, and almost ends on the skids. This is chl chi drama but there is never a dull moment Producer Jerry Wald and Director Michael Curtlz have long proved themselves allergic to flat entertainment. Miss Bacall clicks as the neurotic escapist and Miss Day's wholesome freshness registers in a big way with the camera. So doe her voice. For Douglas, as the confused trumpet star, it's another topnotch performance which hrimrs him way over par. By HORTENSE MORTON "INTRUDER IN THE DUST," carries the same dynamic impact, on the screen of RKO Golden Gate, that it did on the printed page stemming from the pen of Author William Faulkner. Faulkner has never been' typed as a namby-pamby writer. A forceful proser, of stern intellect, and unquestionable literary integrity, his magnificent Intent in "Intruder In the Dust" has been tellingly captured and unfolded in the new Metro-GoldwynMayer release by Producer-Director Clarence Brown. I have never seen a film done with more forthright purpose, with less emotional bias or with greater' understanding than this story, which deals with bigotry. Claude Jarman Jr., carries a terrific histrionic load, and excel lently, as a Southern lad whose elderly Negro friend is incar cerated in a village Jail, accused of shooting a white man in the back. Outside, an ominous crowd, thinking in terms of lynching, is gathering. With the aid of a gentle South ern woman, who looks as if sh never thought of anything but tatting, played warmly by Elizabeth Patterson, and a reluctant Negro boy, Jarman, travels to the cemetery in the dead of night, digs into the grave of the murdered man and finds , . evidence . . . but not the expected. This IS a bit ghoulish! Time is of the essence to "Hasty Heart" LAID WITHIN the confines of a hospital in the jungles, the screen adaptation of the Broadway stage success, "The Hasty Heart," is currently at the Royal Filmed in England, the picture stars Ronald Reagan, Patricia Neal and Richard Todd. Companion feature is the Technicolor "Bagdad," a story of desert romance and adventure starring Maureen O'Hara, Paul Christian, Vincent Price and John Sutton. Film Clock (Thete time ubject to change by the theater, without notice.) C1NRMA "Chata I Jjhtnlnt." 10:30, lt.Ji), 1:30, 4:0, 6:30, :SM, 10:10. CI.AV "Th China Art Bawa," f:li. HAIi. t-.iO. 10:2ft p.m. EStH'IKIC "Hirjeant York," la a. m.s X, 6, :4S p. m. rX "MAthr Itlda't foil M," 1:17, 4:36, 7:33, 10:31. OOU1FV OATE 'latrHitM' la the Part," 1:A7. 4:11. 1:25, 10:19 P. m. LAKK1N -Devil In k Flesh," f:ll, 6:111, 8:1S. 10:2S p. m. LOfcW'S WARKIMJI -"Mly." lt:4J m. m. 1:49, 3;ft, 6:03, S:14, 10:20 p. m. OKPHKFM "FrmMli," 11:05, :50, 1:48. 8:411, 11:30. PARAMOUNT "Captela Chlaa," 1J:4, 4:08, 7:30. 10:02 p. . ST. FRANCIS "Vowir la WIOi a Horn," u:io . m., i:zo,'3:0, :UU. 8:20. 10:35 P. m. STAGE DOOR "Saint! sn Sinnort," 1 :0S. :2, 4:4d, 6:3(, :3. I0: U. Mi. STATE "Bak to Bataan," 12:33. 3:41. K:ftU. 1U:1 7 n. ni. AUT15IH "1(1I IS CMTKO milr," 12:00, Preview HMMI. fNITFO nation: 8:03, 10:10 P. ro th, ra sas. 4:20, 6:30, :. "RIloMto" :00. Oakland Films FSariRF. 'M Foollsa Hrt.' T AND 1) "Vnutei." ROX1F "JoIhoh Sinn Afaia." OKPHKl'M "Vaudeville." PARAMOUNT "Dear Wife." FOX OABlND "Malaya." UK AND I-AKK "Whea WHUa Comae M urchin Home." FRANKLIN "12 a'CIork Rita." TOHF.R "II Trevatore." WHO KILLED VINSON COWRIE? Far tht aaiwar re Hllllam Faalknar'a great drama; MOM't itiinuoin. IN THE DUST a DAVID BRIAN CLAUDE JARMAN, Jr. JUANO HERNANDEZ a cuhmci MOarN t CatMpmiM Feature! 1 APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME" J JUL Ont f th I 10 bit rilmt I f th ywl I .Y. Tlmtl I T fo 10(54 M4ICfr UN lof jpSaaaMaaakcadaafeJaaaftaMadaBal ALL NIGHTS, INC. SUNDAY, 1:30 CURRAN 'sZSrSAT.MAT.a'J, LAST 10 DAYS Orlgwol N. f. Star! BrrV Mm THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINMER' pualuxU Comtu by Mew ItorttGeorge S fcurfnaa -7 HE'S GOT loretta YOUNG IDEAS! PLASH 'FROM HOLLYWOOD GABLE'S GAYEST, GABLE-EST HIT IS ON ITS WAY ,'0 BIG Ifttt.' 2 STAR-STUDDED HITS! CVpbJt ATNl HOSStLt Hear the sweet-hot trumpet af HARRY JAMES! KIRK LAUREN DORIS DOUGLAS BACALL DAY fi: 1 i fqmlar price'. LAST DAY! JOHN WAYNE i "Bark to liitlaan-' "Marlao Unlilpra" tomorrow: I jiTnin!ia MHEY TO ITHEOTT M-G-M presents CLARK GABLE LORETTA YOUNG "KEY TO THE CITY" NEXT ATTRACTION LOEW'S WARFIELD SYMPHONY MONTEUX, Caadaefor 'CLASSIC INTERLUDE' VETERANS' AUDITORIUM Taaiqht at 1:30 Ticket) Available 22.00 J1.50 (Incl. Tiftt Sherman, Clar. 8U. 1-1331 i& r loin wtnntiD mi a n" too r l : 4 .Afe1 m n I Mtvf you J(N n HELD OVER 2nd WEEK! Adventure in exotic Malaya where you kiss a girl with your eyes wide open! 1 eamed TRACY STEVVAR VALENTIN A CORIESA 1 L co-starring SYDNEY GREENSTREET W JOHN HODIAK LIONEL BARRYMORE THE FAT MAN IS IN IT-UP TO HIS NECK! tJArd Extr lt.,t MC.M.lff00H GOVERNMENT AGENT-HE KNOWS WHY! NEW PRODUCTION IN PREVIEW TONIGHT An advance preview of a film, heralded as one of the outstanding productions of 1950 from a major company, will be held at United Artists tonight at 8:00, In addition to a late showing: of "Deadly Is The Female." BEOS O Portll near Powell Opea 6 V. M. Jl.rk, !).,, jCsTN Phene PR i-SSrfb Si. nine fyV Timet - US 1:H p.m. jafii a I THF COIMPLETI OPtRA -Q IpW I ON THE Scat EN! IllUUVaJaJI iii e4? toper. ( RIGOiETTO Pllmei Om Tha Steea r.l The Kerne Okh H.ax V "3 f4J Jet Speed Action I Thrilli! Ramance! EacitamtntI lll RAYMOND MASSET 1 RICHARD WHORf thwart the moronic temper and brains (?) of the mob . . . but with the help of the boy's uncle, another superior performance by Donald Brian as a Southern lawyer, not above a bit of intolerance for all of his soul searching, and with the aid of the slain man's crippled father, the colored American does find justice. The film offers no preachment . . . if it does, any message is to be found in Juan Hernandez, the persecuted Negro, whose restraint in acting is more than commendable. It's a finely etched role, with human weakness and strength. To be credited for exceptionally fine work are Porter Hall and Charles Kemper . , . and again Brown for a stirring film which goes far beyond the demands of entertainment and the box office. art Ifrmt'ma Examiner 1 7, Thurtday, March 2, 1950 CCCC ' ST Doors Open 10:4.1 a. n, Last Feature 11:30 p. m. "LAUGHTER 30 MINUTES OF IT" Georra Dniheek 8. . A ewe A HIEML-ITUUTIIU DONALD O'CONNOR ' filritii MeiiM Ztu fitt . rULL-LINGTM Zn4 FEATURE I a BODY HOLD Wlllard Parker Lol AUbrtiht IAST DAY I 'DEADLY IS I THE FEMALE' ' THERE HAS 'VP f NEVER BEEN A V J ? MOTION PICTURi f I i J"5 fit 1 " - ' for fl LIKE r lite' )!eV : f cotot te i ft - Jlf V"C"1C010 , ? ACADEMY AWARDS f M coNT.ys T01VI0RR0W! I 1:45 L IL fCTyT3!?? NEWi t I i' w-wsw 1 V m fjrJ pl Mill r J 3:'JV' ""V J Starts TODAY II - II -trCS miiv -I lAnim tNIMIT ( iTr" TELL ME "THE DOCTOR l. J Mf'-! WEARS THREE FACES" , Af .' A -MOTHER DIDHTTHLMET ' . J I -about tht d.i.gnift ur f vLf1fi 1 ? A l" hit off5ee li rXdj V4 "MOTHER DIDNT TILL ME" liMp V 11 -about tht many dorin9 I" ''f-Cl "MOTHER DIDNT TELL ME" Q J . - vil . kraliaa dlaaar daTM a4 l , ' A 4 Li - v !l ' i9M it - .;A YES ... MY COaOR WEIRS ! V h ,f 4 THREE FACES ! ! ! WHICH ('iV FACE WAS FOR HE?" If H fZM 5 r Airv AVliil..lill';.Bif.Till;iV 1 VI ( MARKET A V DOORS OPEN 11:45 A. M. PhM PR. 1-1800 Thrlllma Olrtdoor Adventure Set ta trie Beeino rV t Spectacular Foreet Firaa in a Wilderneee af Wenareiia Aninaial Call of the forest' Robert LOWERT Kan CURTIS Chief THUNDERCLOUD 4 V

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