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m a New Plays Have Premieres Here and on Broadway- Stage and Screen Reviews BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE, NEW YORK, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, Itm The Theaters By ARTHUR -S..N. Rehrman'$ IS'eie Play, 'Brief Moment.,' h Presented at the Belaco With Franrine lAirri more and a Critic in the Cant a. N. Bchrmon, who csn piece together wortis from the English language more gracefully and expressively , thn any other American dramatist, has written another play. It came last night to the Belasco Theater, presented there by Guthrie McClintie, Mr. McClintlc's first production of the season, the Belasco'g first tenant, since the death of David Belasco. Mr. Behrman calls It "Brief Moment.' Of chief Interest .to the audience last night seemed to be the presence in the cast of Alexander Woollcott. an actor who is making Mr. Behrman's play the occasion for his turning professional. It was all very amusing, If not altogther a thrilling experience. ! Mr. Behrman in his new play letB it appear that' his rare gift of words hag for the moment at least become mild curse. He seems more Interested In writing beautiful, well- tempered English than in tempering his play to perfection. Hia words sometimes halt and obscure It. Mr. Woollcott. cast as a fat Greek chorus and lying almost continuously about the premises laying witticisms end to end without ever letting them :each the point of being annoying, enjoyed something like a triumph The play, though invariably intelligent and charming, fared less well. . Mr. Woollcott Is not the perfect actor. It is doubtful if he could run the gamut of emotions with any agility or tear a single emotion to tatters if he tried. He is. in fact, a little like John Drew. He always plays himself. No, not quite. He sounded often last night like an actor giving an extraordinarily good caricature of Alexander Woollcott. a caricature Mr. Woollcott might not be expected to like in all respects. There is somtchlng birdlike about his playln?. somettiing like a bird too young at the game to get his ongnt of his system in anything more fluent than quick jerks, a pet bird In a cage unable to forget that he is brine looked at Anvhow, his i role was that of a critic, and he haa fun. Of course, like all actors, he had friends In the audience quick to clap the friendly hand for him. But if there were present enemies made among actors when he was a critic. enemies who came expecting that, riding for a fall, he might get it, they must have gone home crest fallen. The lad has a future. Behrman tells In his remarkably articulate way the story of the son of a man like Otto Kahn who thinks It would be good for him if he married a night club singer. He does marry her and they have a hard lime of it, as Mr. Woollcott told mm ar, ine very start niey wumu. The boy believes that he needs the girl's strength and virility to help him find his place In the world, for h has tried many . things and achieved only mediocrity. She Is no night club angel. She has lived, as another type of dramatist is so fond of saying. She has affection for Manny Walsh, the big racketeer, who owns her night club, and he is gently fond of her. And -she has loved a man who treated her badly and In conse- , quence she wants no more of love I She says so to young Roderick Dean, who Insists on marrying her, warning him that she does not love him. In a brief eighteen months this tough girl whose heart is pretty The Screen, 1 By MARTIN DICKSTEIN 'The Champ' Pleanen Firrt ISighler. at Astor The Champ A Metro-Ooldwvn-Mayer production, directed by Klni Vldor from a atory by Prancea Marlon and presented at the A.tor Theater. THS CAST Champ . . . . Dtnk Linda Sonne. .... Tim . ...... Tonv Jonah Mary Lou.. Wallace Beery Jackie Cooper Irene Rich Roacoe Atel , .... Edward Brophy '.....Hale Hamilton Jesae Scott . ..Marcia M. Jones TYPE OP ENTERTAINMENT: Comeriy-drama.a STORY : Once heavyweight champion of the world but now "pork-and-beaner," who doesn't know where his next meal Is coming from. Champ 'Wallace Beery) Is still a hero to his small son, Dink (Jackie Cooper). It's for Dink's sake that Champ periodically resolves to quit drinking and go into training for the fight that might start him back along the road to the title. But It's no use; he has become just a booze fighter. . Pinallv. ih despair. Champ sends little Dink back to his mother (Irene Rlchi. who nas since become the wife of a wealthy sportsman Hale Hamilton), but the boy shows vhere his real affection lies when he returns to his' father and the dingy little room above a Tla Juana saloon. The Champ -makes a last effort to pull himself together, lands the contract for the big fight and goes forth to battle for hia hoy. But, it's his last fight. Though h knocks out his opponent, the strain proves too much for him. and he dies in his dresslngroom while the crowd is still cheering his victory. Dink goes back to his mother, heartbroken but proud In his belief that hia father was the grandest guy that ever lived a real champ. COMMENT: Directed by the brilliant King Vidor. who was responsible for the talkie version of "Street Scene," and with Its two leading roles, played by Wallace Beery and Jackie ("Skippy") Cooper, the new film at the Astor la one of Ihe .really Important BEHTAURANTS MANHATTAN ESTABLISHED 1887 jfamous ReftMurtRt urn At., or. lourti a. POLLOCK - 'Brief Moment' A play, or 8 N. Rent man, Pre- armed at th Bfli.vo Theater by G'll.hrle MrClintle. Setting by Jo Mlelalner. Staged by Mr. McCllnilc. THK CAPT Roderick Dean Robert Donsla-a Harold Slerlft ..Alexander Woollcott Kathryn Dean . Prencr. Rich Manny Walsh i.Pam Harvev Ahhv Fane Franolne Larrlmor'r 8era.et Vnloachyn . .Borla Marshalov Ca Worthing Louis Calhern Butler Edwin Morae Maid Helen Walpole nearly in the right place has pulled herself up to a point where you couldji't tell her from a lady to the manor born. She shines in society and attracts celebrities to her parties. She loves celebrities, no matter how spurious. And she talks beautifully as Mr. Behrman writes. This taxi driver's daughter can split a hair as well as the next one. finding the unique word at every turn, exhibiting not only a rare command of English but evolving thoughts for which to use her words as fine raiment. The author has given her not only a vocabulary but a mind and something of a soul. He Is not a strict realist on this point. He hasn't changed her morals. We find her dallying with the tall polo player who was her lover, who broke her heart and caused her to think badly of love by breaking his appointment with her.' She wants revenge. But her husband is Jeal ous. 'So is Manny Walsh. And when the situation becomes critical, it Is Manny who knocks the athletic bounder down, though Dean is angry enough to tell her to go and keep her appointment with the poloist in his apartment at, 3 a.m. Angrily she does, and their marriage seems all washed up. . It Isn't, though. She comes back. And he learns a few things, she having learned a few also. This furnishes the last act with Incident of not too significant a nature. The play turns out to be not quite wort hy of its gracious wordings. Francine Larrimore, by the way, is the star, though last night it looked like Woollcott. She is well cast and she plays with feeling and skill. Robert Douglas makes voung i Dean properly sensitive and under standable. if not always intelligible, Louis Calhern Is the conscienceless athlete who would steal the wife away, and Paul Harvey is the night club king who knocks him down in the Deans' handsome apartment overlooking the Queensboro Bridge. productions to come out. of Hollywood this year. A picture which might easily have become maudlin In its appeal for tears. It has been handled with a restraint . that is a credit to director and players alike. - There is an undercurrent of reality, of ' honest pathos, In this story of a pugilistic has-been who fights his way back to the limelight for his boy. Yet. the producers have not made the mistake of making "The Champ" an altogether heartrending exhibition Mr. Beery s characterization of the lazy, dull-witted and unconditioned fighter is marked with flashes of precious humor, which, together with Jackie Cooper's unaffected p rtrayal of a real, red-blooded kid, make the new picture at the Astor an unusually satisfying entertainment. BEST SHOTS: The episode where Dink visit his father In the Tla Juana jail has been handled with a good deal of feeling and Is, i consequently, one of the high spots of the drama. The climactic scenes of the fight also have been photographed most effectively. BEST PERFORMANCES: Mr. Beery and little Jackie Cooper are easily outstanding. PHOTOGRAPHY: Excellent. AUDIENCE RECEPTION: Spontaneous applause Indicated first nixhters' unanimous approval. SUITABLE FOR FAMILY AUDIENCES: Yes. FOR CHILDREN: Recommended. ' GEN'RAL RATING: An Intelligently directed, superbly acted drama. Majestic lo Get Play Rooked for FJalbiia.li By arrangement' with William Brandt. John Golden' new play. "All Points West," originally scheduled for Brandt's Flatbush Theater next week, will be presented at the Majestic Theater Instead, on account of th- present scarcity of good productions. A similar arrangement will prevail for the balance of the season. Beginning next week motion pictures will be presented at the Flatbush until further notice. RESTAURANTS BROOKLYN TABLE d'HOTE DINNER, 2.00 !SO r.OYFR CH4RGE BOSSEEIT GRILL T H. FINEST H4r.K Ht SIC. IY flRftOklW THE COXSTANT SMVEH' ftie JT'ee in hrr lre nieiv, whlrh firt Mn'wtir Jop Cook Enlivens Flalhush Wilh'Hin 'Fine and Dandy' After staying almost a year in Manhattan, Joe Cook brought his many "Inventions" to Brandt's Flat-bush Theater last night. Of course, he also brought along the company that has been making merry in "Fine and Dandy." But It Is not "Fine and Dandy," or tha company, or the music, or Its dances that count. It Is Joe Cook and Joe Cook's many absurd inventions. These Inventions, as exhibited by the popular comedian, kept one of the largest houses of the season roaring with laughter throughout the evening. Without Joe Cook "Fine and Dandy" would be the ordinary Broadway musical comedy. There is some sort of a story that has the usual love interest. There are songs and dances and any number of scenes. These are no better and no worse than one usually finds in such shows. But Joe Cook is there. Every minute he is pulling some neW me chanical stunt, the diapason closing in a most astonishing band scene which is wilder In conception than anything Rube Goldberg ever drew, That scene alone Is worth a trip to the Flatbush Theater this week. A musical comedy that has run for almost a year on Broadway should need no introduction to a Brooklyn audience. Manv at the Flatbush Theater last night seemed to know the more catchy tunes of "Fine and Dandy." These Included the bit of nonsense that gives the piece Its name; "Starting at the Bottom," "Can This Be Love," "Nobody Breaks My Heart" and "Let's Go Eat Worms In the Garden." It was, however, a pleasure to hear them sung again. The company that surrounds the star is practically the same as the one that lias always been seen In the piece. It includes Ethel Wilson, Nell O Day, Alice Boulden, James Howkins, George A. Schiller, Frank K, Gallagher and Dave Cliasen. They lend a nice background to the star, and when he Is off the stage they are able to carry on the story. Tint is about all they are there for. "Fine and Dandy" is nothing but Joe Cook. Incidentally. It is Joe Cook in his most inventive, merriest j mood. AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN ARMISTICE fu ,liailia.a.r7 "THE GUEST ROOM A ComtA, With HELEN LOWELL Aow in It Srntid Month biltmore ;v;.Twi' rmrr: turn, i,.mi anit ;,iwi Wallace BEERY Jackie COOPER "THE CHAMP" , A Vihft lioldmtiii-Mt'ilri riefttia i CTftD 4'"" SI. I 1 wire Oallr !:M-:.UI i 1 1 tlmea Sun. Mora. 1 at :1S-:.10. Mala, eieepl Sal. MX la II, Ffeninta .'ill la SI. -milNOS a LOVHM" I Maea LHv I . a.iH. . rtm, it . w ... "aaaaaaa' "The Rulinf Voice" v.lt HAITKR HUH TO PI Hnrl Kfitrftn-lsArrltB Ynng B'way flli it. JOHN BARRYMORK In "TRK MAO ar.Ntvf mill MARIAN MARMIf A -n SI. The SPECKLFD A 1 1 1 J iftKhfrl'M-k Holm. It HELEN HAYES In "Th ml Madflmi rtstt" A n ifOL ! I m It M I MdT 1 1 1 1 .'i TTLTTI vy M C brgrrit 0- arerlt'a eT0nsiemrnl ril aal riff hi. Map West Li ' A SWi al ihe Majiilic 'The? Constant Sinner' in Mae West, one of our most authentic and perennial stage sinners, came back to Brooklyn last night as Babe Gordon x In "The Constant Sinner" and as might be: expected) sinnid more or less constantly, to- the general gratification of a Monday night audience at the Majestic. The play was seen In Brooklyn before beginning Its Broadway career this season, As in her earlier and famous success "Diamond Lil," Miss West constituted very largely the wnoiej show. The story, you know, is of Babe Gordon and a succession of men who . , . Well, they were her men and she done them wrong tas the brllad has it). And oh, yes. The play is a dramatisation by Mae West of a -novel. "The Constant Sinner," by Mae West. It Is the sort of production that arouses an audience to applause by I shocking it. This constant sinner, ffomg from one lover to another without conscience or compunction, taxes her audience through a crowd of 'w folk and sin parlors, omit- ting few details. First the tough lany steals a prize fishter from his watchful manager, ruins his career in the ring, and gives him the air when he Is no lonqer of use to her Whereafter she becomes the adored one of Negro owner of night clubs where drugs are peddled, and the sweetie of a department store millionaire. Naturally, retribution being conventional In the dramas of Mae West, In spite of her audacity, the woman cornea to a bad end. Miss West plays this complete tiren with an enormous unction, leaving not a single stone unturned In face, she is easily the most thorough stone-tinner in the theater hereubout todav. AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN lhrt MrTlfnllc prpnnli FRANCINE LARRIMORE i gRIEF MOMENT a N. Behrman BH.ASC O. W. 44 SI. Mala. Tkur. Sal. JOHN fiOI.OKN areaenla CAUGHT WET be a ACHKI. CROTHKRS John lioMen Thra.. W. :. HI. Or. l.Vt'.S MATS. WEDNESDAY It SATURDAY - PHILIP MERIVALE -CYNARA FleatSeala Wil.Mal.St :.Hat.Ml.at..Vt MoraaraTb.,4.VW.IS. a.S:4.1.Mal.t:4 C0UNSELL0R-.t-LAW av KI.MFR RICK, wllh PA I I, MUNI PLYMOUTH Thea.. W. IMa St. e. : NlBhleSI US3. Thura. A Sal. Mai. HI !;. AW ARL CARROLL VANITIES Company of ?00 Featuring Jf OF THK MOST RK.AHTIFIII J C ' OIRI.S IN 1HF WORLD ' v r? i n i a n i en- Mala. Tnra., Wed.. I'hnr.. Fnilr. Orrh. Aal.r! .Ml. Bale .Mir I All Ural. Rr.. UN-Tax) KARL CARROLL Thea.. ,1111 Ae AIM M, SCHWAR 4 MANDL'L'S" C.I ORIOI NI.MCSICAI. TRII1MPR1 AST WIND MANHATTAN R'w Eva. Entire Orrh. : MANHATTAN. R'varaV.VU SI. I Ol. ..'. Faa. Entire Orrh. SI Mala. Wed. aV Sat. EVERYBODY'S WELCOME The urn intialral ramrria nil FVKNIMl PRICKS .Vlr la a SHUPIL'RT Thea., 44th Ml.. We.1 at R'waa Fa. :m. Mala. Wed. and Sal, GEORGE" WHITE'S 1931 SCANDALS 1931 APOI.IO fHF4TRF Ifd St.. W.al R a F.te. A:. HI. Pap. Mala. Wed. Sat. t: (J00D COMPANIONS '' I H fri, ai'.M'a f,m a Iwl I 4ITH ST. THFATRI. Wa nf Rraadwa. Fvi. A:tH. Mala. Wed. and Sal, !: Kve H-.tX.ate:i.i;nf,,l li.l,..M.aiai.I..VI.a2 GRAND HOTEL MATIVFKA WFO a SAT. al a:j aha NATIONAI Th..,f It At. Faa. : Sharp hii x (irni'K ,irv a f ir miw ne for rrod.elaa daaoelillfoa. fa. il Ihrir Imltlai ptarturfin HAMLET Rv William nhakeapeara Wllh RAYMOND MASSFY and a dlattnRiilahed e.aat Pe.i-nrH and nirerled he NORMAN RFL OFDDF PROanHI RST TI4FATR F. W. 4llh ST. Pvea :n .Turn Mat Ral. IK aiHrtrnl.- Mallnee WRr. al ! M Reverting By RI AN IT'S SMART TO BE CYNICAL Today, there's a generally popular notion That love's Just a transient, passing emotion. The modernist state, In terms most emphaUc, That, coming right down to It, love Is Just static. The old-fashioned, whimsical, romantic way Of plighting a troth Is extremely passe; The flowery speech and the heart-thrilling vow Are plainly discarded by young lovers now, A highball, a cigarette, one flaming kiss, And He upon He constitute modern bliss. Heigh ho! If your grandparents only could see -The bored look you have, dear, when you're kissing me! GATES HEBBARD. OF ALL THINGS! ' In New t York, twelve hundred needy women, grim-faced and hard-pressed, hopefully register for Jobs that will ward off starvation through the Winter, and in Princeton, N. J., Princeton : University orders nine great murals, portraying American j sports. 1 In upper New York, police come i upon a starving middle-aged couple who have lived for five months, nn-I sheltered, In Van Cortlandt Park, I begging their food from nearby , shops, from day to day, while in mid-New York the opera season . opens with two million dollars in 1 subscriptions. i j. In Ihe mountains of .Virginia and Kentucky twenty-five thousand miners, their wives and their rickety children, grimly face starvation, and in the upper strata of New York, society gasps at Mrs. Mackay's half-million dollar necklace! At Barnard College, well-meaning students put a novel plan Into operation, contribute to a fund for the needy, one penny for each meal each student eats, and In Chicago a fabulously wealthy woman dies, leaves two million dollars for the care of domestic animals. In Manhattan, one Gabriel Rud-nicki. aged fifty-two. Jobless and despondent, ends his life with gas, and In Albany, the Leglslataure passes on the vouchers of the Hot- stadtcr Committee, learns that thus far in lis Investigations the coin- mlttee tins spent a mere $220,780! In Buiflalo, N. Y.. one Clarence Brewster, a steeple-jack, accidentally falls fifty feet from the top of a chimney, and, unhurt, goes right back to work, and In Somerset, Kentucky, one Opal Hancock, 8ged five, drinks a half-pint of mountain moonshine, dies. In Chicago, one Mrs. Helen Wil- fllam Morse sues for divorce, claims that her husband used the word "ain't" and Invariably split Infinitives, and In New York, one J. R. Crossley, Vice President of the New York Automobile Club, announces lhat, despite prohibition, more than twice as many arrests for drunken driving -were made this year as last. . . . In Cleveland, one George W. Butler, aged seventy, celebrates his fiftieth anniversary as a railroader In the employ of the New York Central, discovers that in all that time as a brakeman. he has never once ridden outside the city limits, and in Bowling Green. Kentucky, one W. K. Dent, shot at hv a rival, has his life saved by a set nf election cards which he was carrying In his pocket, and which deflect the bullet. In Mexico City one Gregarlo Pa-lacios, a flier, makes a forced landing on a roop-top, comes down safely, dies when helping friends, In extricating him from his wrerked plane, drop him to the ground, three stories below, and In Albany the New York Slate Education Department righteously rules that inuliun pictures of the mating of spiders and 1 snails may no longer "be shown on AMUSEMENTS MANHATTAN THR THEATRE CJI'll O pntnU Etir.fcNK O'NEII I H TriloT journing Becomes Electra Composed of 3 plvj prrnifrt on 1 iInv Hmtftnitng, Th Hnntrri. The Haatt4 commencing M 6:13 hrp Dinner inirr-miMtnn nf on hour l 7 No MMne?ii. GITIM THEATRE. .Y?tt HI.. W mt R'war (ill HI HI Mil. I. fit areirnla PAYMENT DEFERRED with CHARM I Ai r.HTON "The mi rtmftrkahtV rharacttr mrUr New York bM (wen privileged im tee in n." Joi n Mum, tt , wn , Hv , tnf. I.VCtUW THEATRE. 4-Mh fit., K. nf B'we EM. Mstlnee Than.. A Kit. t:3 New Vorh fleperlwi Company STREETS OF NEW YORK itBlU THEA Curtain. 3.4 a :4a Mini. II.IHI la M.IHI " K. al R'wa. ra Mala Thar. Sal. SI. SI. Ml. (1 iax nnamnv renl THE CAT AND THE FIDDLE nv ieraaar Krn lllla Harhark lll.ORK Theatre, ' 41 Mt. F... ::! Matinee Werfrteadav and Kalnrdar t::i rtf" r'.i'i mi a. TP itrrsrvr. I lit flUUdt Jt LUPtNtLLI RePantrreen I'nrVtTiV Mti-(.Hi'rl RI'fH TO SEE IT, f OR IT Id MAO-NIFICENT ' Hum run, Urnphir MeOn nrrk Th., 4AM. Aft Av. EE, it. -fHn Kra.AKnf.Miir Mit'i.iH-J.r.o Ttitir Mm . Mlfi n'i Moving: lo the MannCleM Thea. Neil Monday THE LEFT BANK by Elmer Rice I.ITTI.F TIF. TRF. 14 St. Tel. LA. 4-? Fea. Mallneea Wed Sal. t- THE SEX FABLE A rm,d, ha I'DOCARD ROI'ROET MRS f ATRICK CAMPBELL RONALD SQUIRE RFNRY MH.LFR'e. The... I4 W. 4.1d SI. Free. Sharp Mala. Thar., Sal. t:M TWO SECONDS II MCFNFS CAST OP .IS A plea e.e.an.d wllh the e.elllnt rlevar af nrtenl Hie and erjrnl laea. "n THUAl UK. talk XI.. al R'e. F.a. ; Mallneea Wed. Sal. LENORE ULRIC r,',7HE SOCIAL RECISTER Hh inrr RLACR mfr FULTON THFATRF.. 411 !.. W. .1 R'araa Faea. -40. Mala. Wed. and Sal. t:P 4 kii imi rnoitvrrini y0NDER BOY KtW rmitmttn HTNf tt tt 4 ttt rt "One l,nrit, l,opi I. Hugh. I.htU i 'tint . Mmn, AI VIN THEA.. W. A- M. Ea. A:J Hhfrf MaU. Tom'w iEll, ! Al l Ann r,4t RilMiiif t4 at tH erfiirmaoreAi JMIe, lr, 11. M, f-.OO to Type JAMKS the public screens, aters. In Movie The- In Washington, Public Enemy Ralph Capone. brother and cooperative of the notorious "Scar-face," Is sentenced to three years In the penitentiary for tax evasion, and in New York one Roy E. Schuster, dance Instructor, convicted of second degree murdsr, gets a 25-year term. . v . In Washington, one Sonny Workman, noted jockey. Is fined $5 for speeding, and in Cologne, Germany, a dance-marathan dancer, on learning that the promoter of the marathon ha absconded, goes suddenly Insane. In Brooklyn, one John Owens, aged 60, fearing that the mortgage on his home was to be foreclosed, attempts to end his life, and In Manhattan, the Emergency Relief Committee reports that It has collected a total of nearly $6,000,000 with which to carry on Its work. In Brooklyn. County Judge Martin is amazed when an entire panel nf Jurors insist on serving, and in Chicago, the management o( a downtown hotel is amazed when a guest returns a hotel room key that he has havd in his possession for 37 years. In Brooklyn, one Mary Ederhei-mer, a deaf mute, asks Justice Byrne of the Supreme Court for a dlvorct from Alfred Ederhelmcr, also a deaf mute, submits testimony obtained by one Hyman Gordon, who saw Husband Alfred making a date with another deaf mute. In the sign language, and In Pomona. Cal., a passerby, coming to the assistance of one Carl J: Baker, who lies pinned under his overturned automobile, foregoes helping him, robs him instead. . In Doom, Holland. ex-Kaiser William, famed woodrhopper, bows to his Increasing years, gives up his ax In favor of a mechanical saw, and in Berlin, one Friederich Will-lam Goebel, Inventor of the famed military tank, die penniless. t At a dinner In a swank Manhattan hostelry, seven bankers claim-as they have claimed for more than a year that the depression is over, that prosperity is on the way, and according to R. O. Dun & Co., whose business It Is to know about such thines, the number of business failures in October Increase 22 per-cent! Cnpvrlsht. I9.ll. Brooklyn Dully Ragle New Skinner Offering Cornelia Otis Skinner will open a limited engagement in her new one-woman entertainment. "The Wives of Henry VIII." at the Avon Theater on Sunday evening, Nov. IM;tv of I lie Month "Cynara" at the Murosco lias been selected by Playchoice as the "Play of the Mouth" for November. AMI'SKMKNTS BROOKLYN P HHANUI'h I 1TRI1CU nl'eamln.lrr r-MHig LA I DUSI1 M.llneea Weal. Sat. r.RF.ATKST OF MI'SICAt. aHOWl Joe COOK la hi. laleal aail alraeal triumph "FINE and DANDY" omtiiNAi. cast and mnni'c rio A MI.IM BROADWAY MIT al !MI. al.WI. AI.Afl. i.i. i to. mats, .vie l. a l. . MAJESXK Mallneea ONI.V RROOKI.VN ENflACRMENT M A K WEST "Thr LOysTAMT SI H HUH" Tha Naked Truth al a Pleaanre (llrt " NFXT WKFR JOHN tiOLOFN annaanrea "ALL POINTS W F S T " kr FRANK ( RAVFN F OX - zl w Ai k tL VII I ftUf TiriftT" InflTtlLUVV ll'.Ktl writ, lllaaai IANOI - ll.n.l UIITMOM Oa !(. RJt LYMAN In BrsM end hid AMO rmMI aaaraa'a"maHCHars aaiuTAiair 'law. aramount RUTH CHATTFRTON onee a Iadv " In araon CAB CALLOWAY is NRW Caltoa Club Reaiaa TWEtrlTREEJ mil I BERT LAHR ewer IU0 KO .laYXf IKAIIOOtTII BAD COMPANY' Fallen A nrhwell ti4 Smaah Week! EDW. G. ROBINSON ip "$ STAR FINAL" CONCKBTS BROOKLYN RROORLYN-ACADFM YOFMTir Thnradaf Fvenlng, Nav, It. al A: IS SABATINI Eimti H'riter mt entnr mit Irihiiiw Ttrkein Now, oifn-a. 10 l a fa vena Ave. UTeilini .l-AIAA II I 9kW 'Social Rrrrislfir9 Ignore I'lrir in IMennanl Play at Fiillnn A silk - halted, st I ff hossomed sudlence at the Fulton Theater In I ambs Club. It Is a good story, and Manhattan listened attentively last! he tells It In the only way he can-night to John Emerson and Anita j naturally, with sly humor, grcsl Loos' pleasant little version of the ! lumps of restraint, and a modicum "kind hearts are more than corn- I of humor. It is nicely acted, too. by nels" axiom entitled "The Social Register," seen not very long ago at Boulevard Theater In Jackson Heights. The burden of proof lay upon Lenore Ulrlc. playing Patsy Shaw, a "Vanities" chorus girl, with the famous Ulrlc swing of the hips carried over from the Belasco production of "Lulu Belle." The story of this bright comedv is fragile but sufficient, to carry the weight of a chuckling series of wisecracks which are definitely Ihe Loos metier. In fact, one might even say that it is hard to beat Anita on the Loos In this respect. It Is enough to say that Miss Ulrlc through many trials wins th ardent scion of tha Breenes. played nen.se of unreality pervades .lha gracefully by Sidney Blackmej. The! whole three acts. The actors mov Breenes live on 51 hi Ave. instead ol j through the play listlessly and ner-on the more nouveau rlche Park to , vouMy, for which they can hardly show that, they are practically I be blamed. landed gentry. j The slorv ronrern a young man. Most of her seduction of the social i Peler Turner, played hy John Hole, register Is done In the second act ! who Is forced to lea"e his home-by means of a skirt, dance which town of Roscdale. N. J.. because b brings down the curtain. The set- Is generally known as "Mrs. Tur-tings of the act were well done, ! ner Mistake." He goea to Florida bringing a round of applause before determined to make a nam, for the actor appeared upon the stage, himself and to return to dazi'a Helen Tucker, Bettv Garde and Rosedale with his accomplishments. Lenore Sorsbv-plav three flippant I While In Florida he comes in con- golddiggers In the best tradition of "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Hans Hansen as Chris, the very Teutonic family retainer of the Breenes. also does well. The rest of the large cast la more than adequate. S. P, 'ALL POIXTS WEST At is m . having strangled a mad dog In tha em frank (.raven I lay at mm nf terrified crowd and which !,,L,.nr,l mentions him as n Intimate of tha ' ,""p, "r" I great people sotourning In Florida. Believe It or not, Frank Craven j The weakling Is welcomed hsm has gone melodrama, In his own ! by the big people and he obtains quiet and effective way. His latest I the well known option on the pron-play, "All Points West," which came erty. In his effort, to Interest tha to the Boulevard In Jackson Heights town banker In the deal, he men-last night, starts as mildly as a ! (ions his hanker friends and so Craven comedy; It is peopled by j forth. His braggadocio gets the best characters as natural as Frank ! of him and he Is all but arrested. Craven himself, and despite a few The weakling Is almost undone, off-stage shots It carries on In this and so Is the plav. but the sweet-even tenor. heart played by Mary Loane. save Yet when this meek little piece the situation by virtue of her drep" draws to Its - close, the stage Is faith In him and her good feminine drenched with blood, and well dec- common serice. orated with dead and dying, But It Is all quiet and orderly; melodrama without, melodramatlcs nice melodrama. Perhaps too nice to be really effective. , Mr. Craven Is crafty. He deliberately misleads and covers up his bloody plot. The scene is a sleepy railroad station at Twilight. Arizona, where the most exciting event. In a month is the arrival of the pay train. Yes, that is Important There Is a consumptive ticket agent, and telegrapher, whose pretty sister runs the station lunch room. The paymaster likes her. So does Juan Qulvera. who runs a gambling house over the border. So docs the timid, aged sheriff, in his fatherly way. It is Juan who gets a gang of half-breeds to stage a robbery of the pay train. Of course it Li all quiet obvious. But wait The robbery miscarries. The girl AM l'SKMKNT BROOKLYN WITH CaeiTOI IHKSTHK stTAc;r: RKVIIF RKNNt nVI , I.Oe.H HII.M 14 lamaira Av ;RKT I1SRBO. Clark liable. Kim an l.tnoi WITH IIIKWa "ACK" VAUOr.VII.I.I - IUJ:Mi.HLTTT IIIIW'S fllKIN Pnmn ASulani.a I mill l-nm. Palme llt.a; . Ml Mrs HA HUM;. Till & I1 ...tv. HA INK Wjlllnd-rif : i;l.n. It,, (I. Iltw 4IITII KT.. HAs N lltredii . Wm. HAINIS. Wallinrlarri: Da Kant. Rel. KII.W'S (1A1F.X (lata A BroadWKY ,. . Wrn. HAIM K. Walllnilorah la? Harrl.aa ON I OKWS rt.KUCT TALK INfl HI H l.llr'W'K KIJr,. Plathuah ATildrn Mini: CAM OH p., ne.e: Hhhe Janea ' I.Ot ay'S MM.RA. Mvinvaton-Hannver..? e'-atnr.- Ma'her'e Mllhana A Hparfaari. Trad I.O'W'S nt IIIOHD. RedlorrfRerien. WINN if i.ii:htn:r. IM. h"; Th.a. Rttert l.nrW Wll I.ARD. Wmdhaven . . 4.RRFI.I.. F,en. im HFARTRRFAK; RahHa J.fa l OI H 'S K AMFO. PVoaO-NlMtrand.. WINMF I.KiHTNFR. Slila Sha: rhea. Ri.tl.erv.rt I.OFW'S HILLSIDE. Jamaica W. Halnra, J. Durante. N A1.ri.lnrr. Walllaffart FEATURE FILMS RAY RIDC.R HKCTION TOMORROW Ferlwa. AAih.PI. Hamtllon Par . . Flflr Falharn. D-ep; al.a Flral la Plrhl. , w. Revtap Park Thealra, 44th Si. 3th Av . . , Side Shaw; al.a Tha Mad Parade . . . F.. G. Rahtn.ae RRDFORD SF.CTION Apalla. Fultan RI At Throon A Dlrltlhle: al.a Rautkl , NaHanalThea..7JO WaahlnRlon Av . Ridera al the Purple Saxe: al.a lllrl H.hil ...M.nM Retenl. Pulton 81. At Hertford Av. ... Merelv Mara Ann: al.a Taa Vmn( la M.rn.. Sanaa Saver. Bedford Av At Lincoln PI ... . Vendrvllle; Rlehard Cr.ma.ll. Khanrhaled Lpe ROROIHIN HALL AND DOWNTOWN PF.CTION niilfield. Onrileiri At Fnllon ftta .... Peraanal Maid: al.a I I.Ike Yaiir N-rve. . . . . Mamarl. S90 Fnlun RI t Fealurea Alienee: alaa The Vlh'nr Ht.riearrePlavhaw.a lOOPtneappla. , t Fealurea Olrlelhle; al-a F.-R.d Rae Terminal. 4lh Av. At Dean St Sah Slater: al.a Fa.t of Rarnea BRIGHTON HFACH SFCTION Taieda. Ocean Pv. nr. Rrllhlon ...Jaek Hall. Flfla Falhama Deep... HI H VI ICR HFCTION f-lI.RroadwavChaunreviM Norma ""laH HFIf.HTA SFCTION Cenfreea.St John a PI .Riiff.lo A v . . . A Free haul: alaa Arla.na T.rrar Rlva.SI. John .Pl.al Kins.lonAv . Rr.nded: H.ATRI SH ljlenad. 1S Pl.lhilah A Jam.. C.ranada. Chnrrh At K'nalrann A"a. . . .lean Crawforil. Thla Modern Are .. Sairp ladre. rnnrv I.I. Av -Newklrk Ak . . The Rarrain: alaa Cuahl Pla.ler'd . . Fv.lvn -a" Newklrk Thea., R IS. nr. Neat-kirk . . Flflv Falhama Deep: alaa Pernan ta .... Aairip Parkaide. Platbuah Parkalrle Av . m.lll. Hand.; alaa Fle.l la Flhl, . . W arner Ra.t-e PARK RI.OPF StTTION Caellap. Plelhilah A TIM Ave Warner Raaler. ene Man San. Handera. Proapeet Pk. WaalAVMIhRI. fanalanra Rennell, Ranghl .....Are. AI.RFF Alhee Souara RAD COMPANY - Helen Twelve! ree. H'i I , KKNMORK . Church Flalhlh ROAII TO HINC.APORF- William pnwel-rM,a .! MADISON . Mvrtla-Wvrknlf ROAD TO SINIi APIIRF Will i.m P...'l ..Z DYKKR SAlh St. nr Slh Ave ROAD Ttl ! flRPHFI'M . illlonA Rockwell HOMICIIIF. ni'oHH ICK . . B way. Howard ROAII r I PROKPFCT . Slh HI -Slh Ave. HOMICIDF I KFITH'S Richmond Hill ROAII TO C.RI FNPOINT .' Manh n Ave HOMICIDF TILYOC onn . Slaeolerhaaa ROAII TO SINI1APORF. -William Powell HORK ROAD rtlh Sl.-Jth Av, A IS IF POII.TKXAS RAVC.FR CENTURY CIRCUIT THEATRES FI.ATfH'MH Pallo, PI a l ninth Mid wood Innwit, Kirr Hv aCotiev 11 Av Mcrloo, PlalhtiAh Av. At Kinsa Hev Avho. Kmirk Htiy At C 11th Kt . . Mnor. Conev Av. At Ave. K , . . Alhmarlc. Elolhunh At AtlVmarle . fatrrarot. Flthinh A Roern Aw . Mivfnir. Cnnov ft Av ArA'e U . MlflwooA, Ave. .1 A E ' "h Ol PU'h'H dtarnrif). f, ?r1 . hfoF.r1, Phceo RavAVvrr A ftmoretM, Cmnirr Blvd. A ft kirn A. , save the pay train. But. she get herself kidnaped by the half-breed f ang, which double-crosses Juan H has to save the girl. That Is how so many people get killed, includ. In-t Juan. We strongly suspect that Frank Craven heard this story at tha Cesar Romero, Aristide de Lennt, John Ravolo, sweet Barbara Fobhlna and many others, "PETER FLIES HHW Sew Citmrdy Presented C.niely Theater "Peler Flies High," a comedy bj Myron C. Fagan. essayed a takeoff at the Gaiety Theater last, nisht'bul it is fueled with such feeble humor that It Isn't likely to go far. The plot is so stereotyped ""d the characters so undefined that a tact wllh the Morgans, the Kahn and the Guggenheim.. In the capacity of a caddy, and hears by ehanc that they are Interested In soma property in Rosedale. Realizing that his great, oppor tunity has st last, arrived, he entrains homeward, his triumphal Rr rival having hern facilitated hy a news story which describes him And. In the end. a represents tiva of Mr. Guggenheim actually does come around to buy the property for $75,000 for an airport, terming), to the happy surprise of the faithful ones and the consternation of the wicked. The author peppers his dull pit ter with sly and kindly rils al human frailties with which to ttrklts the diaphragms of sage matrons, John Hole does about rs well as can be done, with the preposterous part of Peter. Eileen Wilson, an Peter s sister, Is the only one thai plays her part at all convincingly. Pift Theater Parly The Gcnslii.s Matinee Club.' an 1 organization of Flatbush elub- j women, will hold Irs first theater party at the Blltmore Theater or) Wednesday afternoon, where they I will see -The Gucsi Room." AMI'PKIMKNTS BROOKLYN CAKB0, CABLE : m "Saa Lerai" I JIMMY SAVO Jeaa BecJipi SHOWING TODAY ........ .Sana Shearer. A Free Aanl BfPtO ' al.a Peraanal Maid HKCTION Dan. Rad ftlrl . H-i.n riiiHaiM nlNIHPORF William Powell OC AO - Leo Ca rrlllo SINIiAPORF. - William Pnw, Sll All I.eoCarrillo AI.NC.APORF William Powell sol an Leo Carrlllo 20th CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT MErilON Wm. Powell In Road tm niaoore, nrU Kenift Hot. EawII lo Roarf lo fttotaoore, Drf. Ktoroo r,( M TV NANnn, Lionel lUrmore. Kav Eranett Sturmm XHrnrr, A Eree jiool. C. fMr, tarevmwe) Nrvrv rARitoi.i. to rrftsnvtL maid Mnrflee at MiOn' M. AMr HNMf. H-U H.m.l.Ma t lMlnrfiP. M fMBJAtpr mm4 rARKHEArtA ti iv me, iif.MTNm in HirtE innu Th It f.ttpMh' mil m4, f, OInO. n Hliaa B)pp. shl ndMtli., fMT.Ht PI A "T r. t F.iHFa Tr n-mnAiN Mn f ai aoit t.4wt Halt, Mia WK' Jovtoh Moiteol C

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