The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri on March 4, 1934 · 39
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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri · 39

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: - M010e"''''''''"'"""00 ME ilainstreet—"It Happened One Night!! - pw :: r Clark Gable Ethe Claudette Colbert Aira41 Andrews Walter Connolly SII3PPIPV Roscoe Karnes Kull West les : Jameeon Thomas Dinka Man Hale lel:e Arthur Hoyt Zelie's Wife Blanche rredriel The year's best romantic comedY me OsLIitncaansindgislemsis s I word—perfect It's It's ' full' of laughs and comedy It has a perfect cast all performing at the peak of their talents and it has great direction the direction of Frank Capra silo gave us "Lady for a Day" This is thc best picture since "Lady for a Dar Mr Capra has topped his own record It is a comedy with a love story added the love story of a spoiled b''by Of wealth and a hare-brained r porter who has lost his Job Their misadventures are 'so hilarious that Iludiences give themselves up to one 'sag spasm of laughter from the first Mot to the last but behind all the hilarity there is tenderness and sympothY Laughter being good for the liver Pnd sympathy being good for the heart (to say nothing of the soothing effect of Miss Colbert and Mr Gable upon the optics) this picture is the best of spring tonics a perfect body builder for good spirits The story concerns the pampered and at the same time constrained daughter of a multi-millionaire Completely surrounded by bodyguards and governesses she doesn't know what it is all about On the one occasion that she gets away for an afternoon of unescorted shopping she meets a publicity hungry aviator who is some thing of a phony and marries him Shortly thereafter she is captured by her father who spirits 'her away on a yacht intending to have the marriage annulled In Florida waters she jumps overboard ' and swims ashore while papa rouses the entire country in a mad effort to get her back With money obtained by pawning her wristwatch she attempts a flight north on a bus Among the passengers is a cocksure reporter who has uist lost his job for being cockeyed Before they have progressed very far he has discovered the utter inability rif the haughty young woman to care for herself and shortly after that he discovers who she is He agrees to get her to New York in order to present his editor with a scoop that vkill cause hiin to forgive all It isn't long before both of them are broke Other people begin to be come suspicious of the girl's identity which makes it necessary for them to ditch the bus and to start overland eating raw carrots sleeping in hay stacks wading across streams hitch- hiking and bumming Love begins to tblossom under the sweet cultivation of adversity The dumb babyness of the girl alternately exasperates and can- tivates her temperamental ally who : finds himself alternately roaring and : cajoling as they inch their way northward A great deal of uproar is being created over the fact that Clark Gable Find Claudette Colbert are "together —um" The importance of this probebly ile3 in the fact that both of them have been forced to associate with so many bad actors of late that it is news when they get into better company The rare news as both will tell you lies in the fact that they are together with Frank Capra In the hands of anyone else this story would have been a routine movie li idand — "The Mystery of they have eaugnt tne person Willi Litlb Mr X" the diamond they will have Mr X The crook who is a likable young Mr revel Robert Montgomery Jane Elizabeth Allen smart alec decides that he has but to counor ' Lewis Stone hold the stone until Mr X is cap-sir chrlstopher Marche —Ralph -Forbes Sa Herbert Frenshainlienry Stephenson tured to be able to dispose of It with Palmer - Forrester Harvey safety Thus'there begins a dangerii tchinson Ivan Simoson Mr X tronard Mudie ()us duel of wits in which the young Iudze Malpaa Alec B Francis 1 crook by underestimating the brains Willis Charles Irwin — of his antagonists manages to thor1 Something ' new in a gripping 1 oughly identify himself as the killer detective thriller j Finally with the net closing in on IT may be difficqlt to believeo but I the movies have at last done right by dear old Scotland Yard They finally have made a picture in which the men of the yard seem like intelligent conscientious &teec- REAL ESTATE MOTOR CARS Mbtion tPicture rat OBrien looking Man trying to look like a 6r)trator being arrested he !mot" -t ts WA tem IDIMINg tives and not like sententious asses They finally have handled a -crime that is supposed to grip London with a grasp of horror in a manner to make the proceedings look like something other than a game of charades played at a house party full of dress suits They finally have taken that long standing bore the gentleman crook and made him an interesting egoist whose luck outmeasures his capacity for committing audacious blunders The picture not onlyhas novelty it has entertainment The situations are amusing and the suspense is unielenting as a new type' of mystery unfolds itself y'or the humor the public is indebted to the debonair performance of Robert -Montgomery For the thrills and suspense it is indebted to Edgar selwyn's competent direction Most of all it is Indebted to Phillip MacDonald whose ingenious story has createdsomething new in mystery formulae His entire story occurs against a background of stark and widespread horror as a fiend stalks the streets of London wantonly murdering policemen 7 The lovable quality o the London bobbies has endeared them to travelers and readers of fiction As you see one after another of the genial fellows fall to the assassin there is built up a - feeling of wide-eyed horror The audience gets a good look at the killer several times The unusual quality of this picture rests in that the suspense lies not in the Identification but in the capture of the killer This varies the old formula by which all the actors except the guilty man acted innocent thus identifying the killer by his placid brow and guileless manner and ability to I look everyone straight in the eye In one of the murders a policeman is killed outside the room in which the crook-hero Is stealing a valuable diamond This coincidence supplies Scotland Yard with a false clue making them believe that when they have caught the person who has the diamond they will have Mr X The crook who is a likable young smart alee decides that he has but to hold the stone until Mr X is captured to be able to dispose of it with safety Thus There begins a dangerous duel of wits in which the young Finally with the net closing in on him there is no way for him to save himself except to stalk a homicidal maniac' through the streets of London and to capture him This brings about a highly exciting finish in which the audience is torn between a fear that the hero will be killed and THE LINE IS BUSY - like a °telephone trouble :shooter An unidrntitted detective and Joan Iliondell looking like itelePlione ""ta 100a IIKC O m fnetvu gum ----- rrntoli r being arrested In a scene from '"I've (lotYour Number" one el at newman 0 f - a fear that the maniac will be killed before he confesses Robert Montgomery's impersonation of the crook is one of the best acting jobs and it is made better by the work of Forrester Harvey as his Cockney henchman Lewis one and ' Henry Stephenson are convincing as the Scotland Yard men and Elizabeth Allen possibly England's choicest gift to Hollywood is charming as the heroine who stakes her own and her father's honor on her belief in a man Uptown--"I Like It That Way" 4 Anne Rogers Gloria Stuart Jack Anderson Roger Pryor Joan Anderson Marian Marsh ?MY Shirley Grey A comedy with music ILIKE IT THAT WAY" iSIt routine little comedy whose two musical numbers "I Like It That Way" and Let's Put Two and Two Together" save it from mediocrity Both songs are tuneful It has two pretty girls in the cast Gloria Stuart and - Marian -Marsh Miss Marsh who has been absent from the screen for some time deserves her comeback Her capable performance in this picture proves it Roger Pryor the hero doesnot have the looks -one expects of a movie leading man but those who liked him in "Moonlight and Pretzels" (and they were many) may find him agreeable in this The plot concerns a salesman who boasts of his prowess with women but who falls for a pretty singer in a gambling casino Complications set In when the singer in 'order to protect the hero's sister from the villain pretends to be the bad mans erstwhile girl friend All of this is eventually straightened out Uptown patrons will be pleased to learn that the picture following this one will be a really important one "David Harum" with Will Rogers Newman—Two Features "I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER" re Joan Blonde rt Pat O'Bnen nine Glenda Farrell nn Allen Jenkins Marie Terry 13onnie John A "hello girl" greets the wrong fellow but a "trouble shooter" shoots the right trouble I the early part of this picture I you may feel the Warner Brothers' formula for hard-boiled comedy is beginning to wear a trifle thin By now the spectacle of a tough leading man slapping ingenues upon their girdles in order to prove he Is an audacious fellow has all the theatrical novelty of seeing a soubrette wave a feather duster to prove the is a parlor maid or a character woman wave a lorgnette to declare herself a dowager Thus Warner Brothers who instituted the hard-boiled technique in revolt from stock theatrical mannerisms now begins to slip rather slovenly into routine mannerisms of its own By such methods it fails rather dismally to make Pat O'Brien seem the devil-may-care guy it desires him to be and makes him seem the most hopeless of all bores a dull fellow striving to be a wit Fortunatelythis is dissipated in the first two reels As soon as the plot gets going "I've Got Your Number" becomes ' an interesting yarn—of a trouble shooter and a somewhat dumb telephone 'girl who allow themselves to be involved in the swindles perpetrated by a 'gang of crooks Two auxiliary comedians add some real laughs These are Allen Jenkins who has the role of a dumb lineman and Eugene Pallette who does a swell job as a disgruntled straw-boss When the telephone girl in a big botel transfers a call to oblige a slicker with a box of candy she loses her job The telephone trouble shooter who has been the eczema of her social existence now comes forward as the salve of her business career and gets her a job in the office of a broker whose life he once saved Thc crooks discovering her new Job make a dupe of her in putting over a clever swindle The girl is accused of bring an accomplice and the trouble shooter gets the razz from his coworkers for being taken for a buggy ride De UWE the girl and solves the mystery by a little judicious wire tapping The finish of tne film is as funny as its opening is dull "HIS DOUBLE LIFE" Alice Oith Priam Fa rrell nolond Young Duncan Farrell Mont ithile to'' Oxford Lumarlen Hare A comedy gem for the di:- ' ' eriminatiog NDOUBTEDLY Kansas City is t) having 'His Double Life" brought to its attention because the : Newman is playing double Thi I EMIEM1111 KANSAS CITY SUNDAY MARCH 4 1931 - 4 TWO STARS COME INTO THEIR OWN - SHE STRAIGHTENS THE CROOK Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable whom you must not fail to see in Elizabeth Allen and Robert Montgomery who appear in a detective story "It Happened One Night" at the Mainstreet This is the first picture since that's different at the Midland It is called "The Mystery of Mr X" "Ladyfor a Day" that a critic can recommend unreservedly to the entire public with the feeling that it will please everyone ' Is fortunate since the film is an unpretentious well mannered quietly humorous little comedy that deserves the enthusiasm it will arouse from the discriminating Last week the theater played as its second feature "By Candlelight" an excellent film that had been kicking around this territory a month or two with most theater managers doubtful of its box-office strength All this proves there are certain advantages in the double feature policy when it is administered intelligently and where the price is low The moviegoer who desires a lot for his money gets it This is the indiscriminating fellow who cares not whether he looks at chorus girls or whales blood or whimsey "Little Women" or "King Kong" so long as there is a lot of it On the other hand the moviegoer who demands Intelligent entertainment with finesse can get it In most cities there are not enough of these people to make it pay to operate a theater for them Since they usually are as proud and touchy over their brains and appreciation as a teataster is over his palate they easily can call up the manager and by finding out when the intellectual movie goes on avoid contaminating themselves with what they shudder ' at as popular The price is low enough to give them their 1 money's worth even when they miss half the show The third class of general moviegoers who desire to be entertained can reverse the process and avoid the art Once in the theater they probably will remain for the art and even though they never could be induced into going deliberately into a theater for it they frequently like it well enough after they have been decoyed Thus both "His Double Life" and those who will enjoy it benefit by the system - Taken from Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive" it tells the story of a timorous little mouse of an artist who to avoid the nuisances attendant upon being a celebrity allows the world to believe his dead valet is himself Bullied by his long lost relatives and patronized by the doctors he Is glad enough to attend his own funeral in Westminster Abbey where he suddenly becomes touched by all the pomp and circumstance and is thrown out for his blubbering by two very forthright curates who believe him drunk Shcrtly thereafter the quiet little gentleman meets a bustling little middle class body from a matrimonial agency The valet probably had planned to betray her but the master loves her and they are married The great artist's pompous executors having seized on his estate for the erection of an art gallery the little artist soon finds he must paint again When the posthumous works of the man buried in the Abbey begin to flood the market there is a great stir in the art world An American mil- " I lionaire sues a dealer and the little artist is jerked out of his obscurity and faced withthe alternstive tithe? of accepting the glory of the man in the Abbey or of going to prison for his departed servant's bigamous activities Everything ' hinges on whether he has two moles on his neck a hairy one and a plain one Great-1 ly Annoyed he steadfastly 'refuses to take off his collar and the ' vast archives of the great British common law are ransacked in a fruitless effort 1 to find some canon that will make him do so Finally his placid little life who solves all problems with a dish of tea gets him to exhibit his moles and they once more go their way rejoicihg Roland Young and Lillian Gish play the story with the same gentle humor with which Mr Bennett wrote it Until the very last sequence it is a restrained and well bred little picture In the trial scene the entire company apparently unaware that it has been creating the very perfection of honest whimsey suddenly goes self-consciously and laboriously whimsical with rather loutish results But one flaw doesn't make a flop thrill The snorts andsqueals of these tanks ' of the Jungle fill the theater' with a most horrific bedlam and the crash of the trees may be depended-upon to -wake up the most adamant audience ' Animal enthusiasts will find plenty to look at in this film photographed In the Malay Jungles These jungles apparently are infested with a most Impressive variety of wild beasts that cannot get along With each other Apparently a party of human beings can walk from one end of it to the other safe in the knowledge the ant-mats will be so preoccupied with their own disagreements that they will have no time to annoy humans The tigers battle the leopards the black leopards battle the monitor lizards the monkeys battle the giant crabs the water buffalo come in for brisk rounds as do the Asiatic bears and the scaly denizens of the streams The general atmosphere of the neighborhood is so bellicose that 4-footed 1 George Bungles from other continents apparently seek it out Lions and hyenas commonly found only in Africa appear in these parts and shortly find themselves matched with other beasties who consider themselves tough In 'Devil '-Tiger"' all the citizens of the animal kingdom appear to go a' fast two rounds except the polarbeartheairedale and the diphtheria germ' - Curiously enough all these battles are draws Time and again the audience sees these battlers fighting "to the death" only to have them mosey away Another curiosity of the bouts Is that Kid Hyena a notorious coward does not run away from Max Bear with whom he is matched (Max is guilty of considerable show-off 1 posing) There are some reasons for this 1 Jungle bouts in the movies are fought I under strict Marquis of Queensberry rules The animals are real wild anmals The beasts you see in such films are no circus performers They don't need to be you can buy veritable jungle devils in the animal markets of Singapore or Penang as easily as you can buy chickens here These beasts when released together in stockades whether they are natural enemies or not will be sure to tangle Kid Hyena could not run from Max Bear Because the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals might get wind of things and raise a protest they are not permitted to kill each other J C M An English boy perhaps e who Is not widely known probably will be chosen to play "David Copperfield" In the film since those adapting the Dickens novel believe an American actor could not successfully imitate the accent required sr 3pA4raPik V -: - THEY AROUSE "THE DEVIL TIGER" ' ' '" ' '3147111tclio 7 A ME GLORIA STUART She is seen singing some good numbers in " Like It That Way" at the Uptown Avoice double teally does it The Voice of the People Is a Demand for Hokum Serious Thinking Does Not Come Under Head of Recreation They Believe So Intellectual Productions Diminish in Number for Want of Financial ' RS may come and critics ' UM may go and some unfortunately setm to go on for ever but there is- no more potent sort of criticism than that exercised by the man or woman who spends hLs money for a theater ticket unless -it is that exercised by one who 'refuses to apend his money for one ' It costs in the neighborhood of 8100000 to make even a modest motion picture In these days of double features for 25 cents and a dime:it takes a world of movie fans to bring $100- 000 home to the producer Because he likes his money Nvell enough to want to see It again (together with any stray friendly dollars it might want to bring home with it) he is very willing to listen to such criticism much more willing than he is-to listen to the boys and girls who work' on the magazines and ' newspapers and who believe they know all the answers of late the motion picture department of The Star has been besieged by letters and telephone calls from folks who apparently are letting the return to hokum trouble them They feel that hokum is a base thing to be shunned by producers despite the fact that it is the only thing that seems apt to put two chickens in the garage of a producer (he doesn't even hope to get the car back? They think that the higher forms of art and intellectual drama should be given a pre-eminent place on the screen unadulterated by box office angles despite the fact these were the pictures that bankrupted the motion picture industry ' - When it is explained to them that art is a matter of finance they find it difficult to understand that most people do not believe as they do Horror of notion' Most of them represent a type of person who forms his theatrical preferences in reflections from the New York stage They neglect to note that the New York stage is a parochial theater:and that the motion picture is a national one A national theater reflects the preferences of a nation and the preferences of the 1 Royal—"Devil Tiger" pr- ) 1 Mare Breeyter Merlon Perna Robert Eller Ka" Rich mope! Pitne Doyle Harry Word 's 1 ) -r Ah Lee Ah Lte 1 r es yli -- V-3--' A snorti ng spitting roartng N tp 1 animal film 1 T RUM P E TI N 0 like so many 4 ' r 7 I Princeton freshmen who Just 4 tstt it had won a football game or a youth 1°' ' ' movement that Just had crut4hed a - -1' Tammany tiger a herd of elephants I waddles through the Jungle tearing - - -4 - - - - - 1 down trees uprooting palms frighten-- in ri fr onkeys and placing heavy et - - Marion Burns And Kane Richmond who appear with various snarling upon the stern of the villain in what denizrnm of the Malay peninsula in thp film at the Royal- It Is designed on is this latest jungle picture's greatest the "Bring 'Ern Back Alive" model R I SECTION D MIMMIIMMNSO1MIt Response I nation happen to be for a certain 1 amount of hokum That is a painful realization but it grows less painful with every year you are out of college and with every year that transpires after your first reading of Ernest Hemingway and James Branch Cabell The more you get to know the run of human beings the more you come to sympathize with their needs for unaffected recreation and entertainment and the less apt you are to become disgusted with their fondness for old jokes and sugary romance The older you get and the I more tired: the more need you yourself begin to feel for simple uncere-1 bral entertainment By the time the Princeton professor Woodrow Wilson' was ‘buried deep in the problems of the war he was findinehis recreation In vhudeville shows cheap detective stories and 'penny dreadful& That did notmean that belled become less Intelligent It simply meant that he was obliged to do so much serious thinking that serious thinking no longer came under the head of recreation What the Small Tm‘us Like There are a lot of people in the country today who feel the same way about their movies Their preferences (the preferences that tell the producer what to make) are reflected In the opinions of theater managers who have played various of the current films These opinions were taken from a department of the Motion Picture Herald entitled "What the Picture Did for Me" In this department of a national theatrical trade paper theater owners and managers velee the criticism of the American public in the cold metallic tones of dollars and cents It will be noted that a great many of these opinions are from small toms It is particularly interesting to see that the American yeoman has the same tough independence in his opinions that he always has had He cannot be shamed or bullied Into liking something simply because New York likes it Given half a chance he'd still like to empty his 6-shooter at an easterner's plug hat In the mass he is of tremendous importance to the men who invest their money in movies and he gives the answer to the people who are asking why the movies are not more arty and more "intelligent" EMPEROR JONES: Paul Robeson— Got by Some like it real well Robeson's escape in the forest dragged pretty bad FO I eliminated the seventh reel after the first showing and it made a 1)Ater show without anyone noticing the change—Hobart H FLYING DOWN ro Rio: Dolores Del Rio Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers Gene Raymond—The best musical I have run since "Whoopee" Pleased 1100 per cent The dance numbers get I a little "hot" at times but that seems EDITORIALS 'AMUSEMENTS RADIO-MUSIC every theater in the country for the prestige of the theater and the in dustry am a whole will be MAU) Pn hanced by such a picture—b B Fiske Fiske Theater Oak Grove La BERKELEY SQUARE: Le Slie Howard Heather Angel—Played this on a Sin-day and Monday The children suffered in agony and cheered when it was all over But it held the atten Win of the adults Box office an so —Tony Baiducci Avon Theater Can astota N Y HOOPLA: Clara Bow—My better class of patronage will not turn out for pictures of this type The story insults the intelligence of the average patron When Clara shows all she has you will have trouble with the Ignorant masses who glory in passing audible remarks you know—the smart-dumb kind—A H Edwards Orpheum Theater Orsvigsburg Pa AULT IN' WONDERLAND: Charlotte Henry—Played this with high school basket ball team behind it Child's entertainment only Very disappoint ing—E E Holmquist Broadway Tries ter Centerville S D PADDY THE NEXT BEST TITINGf Janet Gaynor Warner Baxter—Ak very sweet picture the ladies love it but it is more of a parlor society drama than the light comedy one is led to believe so does not go over with the children If your patrons like GaynOr you can sell it by the star but the customers here were not very enthusiastic over the story on the whole Fair business—Wm A Crute Victoria theater Vancouver B C DESIGN FOR LIVING: Gary Cooper Fredric March Miriam Hopkins— Here is something really new in pictures Your patrons may not think Eo much of a girl who loves two men but they will rave about the brilliant dialogue and masterful direction Gary Cooper and Fredric March a comedians will bring the house down Business good—R H Russ Camera theater Stillwater Ok ALICZ IN WONDERLAND: Charlotte Henry—Very finely done from a story and production standpoint but not satisfactory to adult trade I did better than expected but believe it was because it had powerful child appeal and I purposely did not run a kids' matinee with the result that parents came at night with the children--Joe Hewitt Lincoln Theater Robinsoi SHOULD LADIES BEHAVE?: ARCO Brady Lionel Barrymore Conway Tear le If you want your patrotts talked into boredom this is your picture Dialogue and that is all Inn there are a few laughs and it is supposed to be comedy drama the laughs do not make up for the lack of any kind of action It is smartly pro duced and that is about all It 101 flop the second day or anyway it did for us very badly We had a number walk out on it and that is not so good It is not a small town picture by any means Too slow—A E Hancock Columbia theater Columbia City Ind TODAY WE Live: Joan Crawford Gary Cooper After the first night I stuck my head out of the door to see if they had all gone home I expected anything because I know they did not get their money's worth— H O Ekern Rex theater Thompson Falls Mont MAYOR Or Hem THE: James Cage ney—A very good picture and with an exceptionally good cast You don't have to wait for the action and this will make you a good picture for aril night but Sunday Drew extra bust nes& And how they liked it! Even the chewers and spitters up in the balcony gave out some favorable comment&—Mayme P Musselman Prin cess theater Lincoln Kas SONG or SoNcs: Marlene Dietrich Brian Aherne—Good-by Dietrich if they give many more like this one The thinnest story that ever has beeii Incorporated into a picture Ths mixer must have gotten mixed up when she sings for her voice was poor She should keep on talking and not attempt to sing This Aherne has that cock-eyed stilted accent that ir a pain in the neck to the corn belt The only saving grace was Alison Skipworth comedy My guess from experience is that it will be a washout in the small towns It just isn't what they desire to see A long way from being the picture "Morocco" was They build them 'up and then tear them down with poor pictures—A E Hancock Columbia theater Columbia City Ind HOLD Youit MAN: Jean Harlow Clarke Gable—Good Was criticized by some but the young folks liked it and they are the ones who are keeping the small town theater on the map I consider this a much better production than "Red Dust"—Gladys E McArdle Owl theater Lebanon Kas NIGHT FLIGHT: Helen Hayes Clark Cable—Oh boy what a dud this is! and such a wonderful aggregation of Gates Oarlock theater Custer S D I splendid Mars John and Lionel Bar 1 rymore Helen Hayes Robert Mont - lininuisif I'M A Bum: Al Jolson I gomery and Clark Gable will get theta —I didn't know that one picture could I in by their past performance Expect be so poor This rhythmic dialogue ing something but what a terrible sounds like a glorified nursery rhyme disappointment No story A lot of The first day business was pretty trick photography Nothing for such 1good as it was Sunday but Monday stars to do Should have been made receipts did not take care of the elec- in five reels instead of nine and nut 1 trio Juice If you bought it eat it or only one day anywhere if at all-- 1 do anything you like with it but C A Pratt Texas Theater Smith don't play it—Edwin L Ornstein ville Tex Robert Montgomery—A good family 1 Vernon theater Mount Vernon Ky ANOTHER LANGUAGE: Helen Hayes their Theater uhr ee a t eway nr I MORNING GLORY: Katharine Hep- picture but where were my patrons? burn Douglas Fairbanks jr—One of se at sosever Iteo nl 1 ae 7mAme he s ool y s ea mAw p tiHyt wEel d'r le: the worst pictures that ever played in swear it was not the fault of the plc my theakr The picture means nothing business was nothing and very well pleased and went out of : nothing from nothing leaves nothing r —A H Ewards Orpheum Theater " wards Orpheum Theater Orwigsburgo 1 Orwigsburg Pa Pa ANOTHER LANGUAGE: Helen Hayes Robert Montgomery—A good family picture but where were my patrons? Theater was lonesomely empty I'll swear it was not the fault of the pie ture The several who saw it were very well pleased and went out of their way to tell me so—A H Ed wards Orpheum Theater Orwigsburgo Pa FLYING DOWN 10 ittot "'mores yet MEET Mt BARoN: Jack Pearl Jimmy R Durante and Ted Healy and stooge Gene e Fred r s can do better Plenty of laughs but have run since "Whoopee" Pleased after twenty-five minutes or thirty Gbiensgtermu Rogers rt Raymond—The ydm oAstaire nd — T h e ' 1100 per cent The dance numbers get minutes becomes tiresome—Perry L I a little "hot" at times but that seems Lessy Diamond theater Philadelphia to be what my patrons like The plc- turn hould go over big everywhere A I 1 th-mb WOMEN: Katharine Hop big special if there ever was one Good s i 4 burn—Almost broke the house record music beautrful girls elaborate sets The grandmothers will come out with one ticket and four kids under 6 to 1 Astaire is great —D B Fiske Fibke Theater Oak Grove La I bee It and all the women folk and girls will rave but the men won't be i LITTLE WOMEN: Katharine Ho- crazy about it but since the whole ' burn—Undoubtedly one of the sweet-1 family is going they go too One of est pictures of the season Excellent the least expensive in advertising a e cast and superb acting Comments ever ran Just tell them when and very favorable from the older people where—they know more about the but lem so from the younger set Busi- picture than you do Held up fine for I ness disappointing However thiG is a four days—M P Foster Granada est pictures of the season Excellent the least expensive in advertising lie ' cast and superb acting Comments ever ran Just tell them when and very favorable from the older people where—they know more about the but lem so from the younger set Busi- picture than you do Held up fine for ness dimppointing However this IS a four days—M P Foster Oranad4 plcture which should be shown In theater Monte :Vista Col t i ' 4 1 --11100WqrMiNfVfORPIMPOWMPP" ' I A 1 1 o 1 : 1 t 4 d rat 013rfer Man tryIng to k 6r)tra tor being the itatures f 'r' :'!-7:777'77reM717177741"7""mall111 0000"""1"Th " ' er gets the razz from his cotrouble shooter and a so orkers Ro &c 1trog soleiprisrmatsheorf Its routine man- in the art World An American mil- 1 4 ' ' ' : ' '7 1 — map I consider this a much better ' ' ' : 4- '''''' ''''' 4 4 4 r- s 4 ' ' - ' 0m6118"Th lionaire Sues a dealer and the halo EME Red Dust -Glady ----7 ' 4447 '' 3 ' ' EROR JONES: Paul Robeson- production than ""s E McArdle Owl theater Lebanon By such methods it fails rather artist is Jerktel out of his obscurity i ' to - rea" ' Got by Some like it real well Robe- ' t- ' ''''''1 7- ' 17 ' ' '':' ' ' ' ' ' g dismally to make Pat O'Brien seem and faced withthe alternetive either Od:10- °741' ' 'i ' f ' ' - eons mope in the forest dragged Kas 7 r- -6 v the devil may care u k' -y- guy it desires him of accepting the glory of the man ' ' 4 4fri 0E '1-' '' I' ' Cr' ' ' 1 t ' pretty bad FO I elimirated the sev- -4 3 i t i - - to be and makes him seem the most in the Abbey or of going to prison tr-b!-4- - - ' x ' enth reel after the first showing and NIGHT FLIGHT : Helen Hayes Clark t l '1?"--Gkeltil"1 ''''''"' '' l'i '''' si it striving to be a 4 hopeless of all bores a dull fellow for his departed ' servant's bigamous ' l'''' 74 :s7 i i tI 47k 71- w ilk t 7 a aa- ' ' ' '" 1 '''''i' rortunatel this is dissipated in the activitie El ers thing hinges on whether he has two moles on his neck di l'?i4t1i: ':'''''-- '''4164 -'-1‘-1: --i 411-a114i" first two mils As soon -as the plot- a hairy one and a plain one Great' I ' '° ' ' '7-4'"- J''' i 7741 v726 e it: 4 4 gets going "I've Got Your Number" ly annored he steadfastly refuses to i 7 1 - ' ' Vt4 f Ir0Ø‘ - becomes an interesting yarn- of a take off his 'collar arid the vast --'ee ' - - let ''44" 4-71 ' 1 t1 44? ) Jf fia - somewhat dumb archives of the great Briti h common f - ' 44-7 telephone girl ho allow themelves law are ransacked in a fruitless effort 7 r ' w s 1 -i'l ''' 1 lz s to be involved in the swindles per to find some canon that will make 1 '' '' ': ' ':'' e 1 ' i:: t ' :amteascleGaarltxo'c 7 4--- I ' - ALLEL die e: te0 " k '''' - ' : : ' : Ar" ii ' petrated by a'gang of crooks him do so Finally his placid little t'' t ? ) Two auxiliary comedians add some wife who so ves a pro with :1 ' ' ' ' h 1 11 problems wi e) t 4 i real laughs These are Allen Jenkins a dish of tea gets him to exhibit his " ho has the role of a dumb linemn moles and they once more go their ' - 1 - wa I - - 77 tkt etrh show wCuster lt h o ut sanDy - 1 splendid Oa bl Gable-Oh a stars y J clhat n anad dud u ootehl this airs-1 l i241' ' ' ' C ' ' ' ' tr'77 ' ' '2' ' one noticing the cbange-Hobart H and such a wonderful aggregation of rymore Helen Hayes Robert Mont '74' ' ' ' - H Imam I'm A Bum: Al Jolson I gomery and Clark Gable will get therm ' ' it ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 7°° -I didn't know that one picture could I in by their past performance Expect be so poor This rhythmic dialogue ing something but what a terrible ' ta-474rafirtt :' 4 ' 7- A t sounds like a glorified nursery rhyme disappointment No story A lot of i f 4 147011r' r The first day business was pretty trick photography Nothing for such i 4 bTehreeatiferatsmailltil- ci v v 4 good as it was Sunday but Monday stars to do Should have been made ! 4 ConlyAonPeradttayTaexnaYlsv ' 'I ' ''44! i ''''' -1 ' ' 1 ----'-777!'2'ti4--s r't'' ''' 1rddeoocneipts did not take care of the elec- In five reels instead of nine and run 11 i - lir '' - ': - ' I t' 'IMW - '' ' ' ' ' tric Juice yyoouubolught it eat it or like with it but vole Tex anything ployIf and Eugene Pallette who does a swell way rejoicihg ' ' ' ilita mia - 7 1 ' s ' silt ' - S 4 I 4 I job as a disgruntled straw-boss 4 ' ' ' When the telephone girl in a big play the story with the same gentl Roland Young and Lillian Gish ! io a hotel transers a call to oblige a slick- humor with which Mr Bennett wrote ! ' - 7i77i '' er with a box o candy she loses her t Until the very last sequence it f d h l h i i I - 74 't i A 1-a it -Edwin L Ornstein -' ' cii‘ ' '- 7-1 1 Vernon theater Mount Vernon Ky r '440 4 - ' ' 4010114wt 1 ' ' -40: '' " MORNING GLORY: Katharine Hep- 75' ' t! A r ' atts'N''' ' 4 '' '11- ' burn Douglas Fairbanks jr-One of Robert Montgomery-A good family ANOTHER LANGUAGE: Helen Hayes Theater was lonesomely empty I'll picture but where were my patrons? I svkar it was not the fault of the pie r 1 : ' -'''''''' 41 )7 - ''17-7e '''' i her a job in the office of a broker perfection of honest tiu it ' "-'' 4-4-: - I 1N) 4 '' 1 " job The telephone trouble shooter is a restrained and well bred little 4 '' ' 4 ' 74' ' I- I - who has been the eczema of her social picture In the trial scene the en- '' ' existence now comes forward as the tire company apparently unaware i s' ' -'-'1 '' salve of her business career and gets that it has been creating the very 7 - 7 '' - 4 "''" ' 4 my theakr The picture means I : ( le- ' ' '' ' ' - the worst pictures that ever played in F - - - whimsey arid- ' i' ViiistiNv ' 41 4° ' ' ' : t ! nothing from nothing leaves nothing '' '' ' '4- ti- l nothing business Was nothing - -A H Ewards Orpheum Theater and 1 ture The several Who saw it were very well pleased and went out of their way to tell me so-A H Ed wards Orpheum Theater Orwigsburgo ' 4 7 t ) ! i whose life he once saved The crooks denly goes self-consciously and labori- '34 t' i Orwigsburg Pa 7 -014 t'at 7 1 1-4' '- '' ''f'-' discovering her new Job make a dupe ously whimsical with rather loutish ' ' 081 i Pa 7 4 I 7 ': otsa ' '' I41 of her in putting over a clever results ' :-''' k '' ' FLYING DOWN TO Rio: Dolores Del --- Durante and Ted Healy and stooges Alert THE BARoN : Jack PearL Jimm y can do better Plenty of laughs but 114 ' - ''' -'I swindle The girl is accused of bin g But one flaw doesn't make a flop ts -4-410-' ' ' ' ' 1 - " 1 Rio Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers f i -- - ' ' "Y '' ' an accomplice and the trouble shoot- ''' 0 '' 4 'r t- q ' Gene Raymond-The best musical I ii 0- 7100as - 't "' ' ' el dr:1- wy al--"De ll Ti t'ger " 4 - have run since "Whoopee" Pleased after twenty-five minutes or thirty -t I t 77 r 700000-7- '--':- for being taken for a Ile l buggy ride 1 Mary Br Mitrion Bur" Ns ' tir-1- - 100 per cent The dance numbers get minutes becomes tiresome ' 1 :7) a little "hot" at times but that seems 7 - 1-Perry 1 - 31 '- 1'3- '' sv - - ''' t saves the girl and so yes the mystery -17 by a little judicious wire tapping -4'6'74 The finish of tne film is as funny ' I t 1 7'1'4° as its opening is dull --------- "HIB DOUBLE LIFE" Flohrrt Ellrr Ka" flichloopd nimmive DOVIe I Ah Lee -- Harry Word- Ail Lto A snarling spitting roaring animal film ' - P -0 I t ' ' it ' ' V--0"--' 0" ' L 4 44°f turn should go over big everywhere ii0 to be what my patrons like 44'''' I Less Diamond theater Ie The plc- 1 I ' 1 big special if there ever was one Good 1 3' d t e ter Philadelphia A 1 Lim WO e MEN: Katharine Hop burn-Almost broke the house record one ticket and four kids under 6 to bee it and all the women folk and k i e 1 ' ' ' artiste beautiful girls elaborate sets The grandmothers will come out with :' ' i f' i I Astaire is great B Fiske F II "IRUMPETING like so many - 'II 7 1 -D iske ' i girls will rave but the men won't bh ''''''' Atlee rintird1IlidiloyLiii!Ith 01 Priam Firrrif 1 4-' ' ' Theater Oak Grove La --- i Dunril n Fallen Mont Montooe In I' Princeton freshmen who Just a - -4 4'1 ' Oxford Lumaden Hare had won a football game or a youth r I LITTLE WOMEN: Katharine Ho- i crazy about it but s family is going they go too One of ince the whole "4 r A comedy gem for the die- movement that Just had crushed a ' s 1 4 ‘ ' I' burn-Undoubtedly one of the weet- : '!' - ' : ' ' :' r i'' A41(11' - P ) eliminating Tammany tiger a herd of elephants est pictures of the season Excellent the least expensive in advertising we -vk1470 aka - - $ ' ' ' — waddles the t dr nnlo h t ht en107 nrs t ha ddles through the Jungle tearing '7 '- ' ' ' 7 - '- ' - -- cast and superb acting Comments ever ran Just tell them when and ' i I fettrewt Ma frrini rio no r oro—o lt0 000 shettti 1 tac01 0 rkA) ------ ifainstreet—" Ni pr 11"e Anitrw1 ardt-r SIMPIPV Kull westiev" milker 7p1:e — Zege's Wife The year's bi edY -- e011 can y - with a sit It's ' ft comedY cast all perform their talents and tam the directic eh0 gave us "Lac is thc best plata Dar Mr Capra record It is a coined ! added the love bby of wealth reporter who has nusadventures ar rudiences give tt leng spasm of lau lint to the last hilarity there is t pnthY Laughter being P n d sympathy t heart tto say not eilect of Miss CO upon the optics) best of spring to builder for good a The story cone and at the sam daughter of a mu pletely surroundec governesses she ci is all about 01 that she gets awl of unescorted stu publicity hungry i thing of a phor Shortly therealto her father who sl yacht intending t annulled In Flori overboard ' and 6 papa rouses the mad effort to get With money ol her wristwatch al north on a bus zers is a cocksur tust lost his Job More they have he has discovered of the haughty yc for herself and s: discovers who she her to New York its editor with a s him to forgive all If isn't long be are broke Other come suspicious o: which makes it nc ditch the bus am eating raw calla stacks wading ac hiking and bumm THE N-'q: A :71r! TY A ' a a V 16- -A6- ' — — — — — — — RADIO—MUSIC ---- KANSAS- CITY SUNDkY 3I4kItCII'4 1931 - SECTION-D 111MMENSMOMMIEMENIMMOMOIMMINEOPMMONIMEIMM7 M 4 s an 1frttlirfl' oegtvisimt C 0 E lOn 1:-: -74-""'"L :!r!-77-v P7 -777 777:7--P---rfr--r Lit t4!-- :: 1 '4:::::-:::::-'::4 --zt-ir-4'—m:i '' 7 'lliii ' ' tl' :: y every theater in the country for the ------------1 prestige of the theater and the in : : - dustry am a whole will be gretttlY Pn '' e ''r A' lor' ' ' ' '" : -:: t: :':: 7ir'': '''' ' :::' : '' '' ': ':: - 't hrainkreedThbeyastieirehoaapkicaturroe—O etta B Fiske ri' s-'''''''‘P::i:'::'"':'-:: :j:::s: 4 t - - : tgi let 11114 e e ' -:A: : i5 i "- - f ' '' i'l 4' ' 4 I '''' rtlel k! s: 1 1 : : rt :: : : ' Itc 1y0 t eHaeByaERtahgneFdrLAEMYnogSnedi!at SQUARE i 1 Alr :ie : — i :: - - : Al d ' '' Ik If V101118 ' V-- - : 1 '-"1"45::-:-'Z-'r-o t: ' ' 4 4 :Is - - : - 4 - Stisunt-4 Al ' ' ' ''' '' ' '''' ' -A ' '''it 0'-t'''"4 ''''''''91'''" ' faipoptsvegruatarnncidtest storpoidurobaoyrani tteop Lienn a g o n y a n dY:T heed": ee :: riht sieel di od rn nwielah° r le n'i I I t V ' $11 t f t i T ' -: ::4-7- e 44 1 - - t :: : : ' '4! — : ----4 4 i i: : :: : 7:: : '' 1 ii::e::‘ 7J I :: : i 10: - all over But It the atten 1 was h t — : 40 t 0 4 - ' e -- : toe - ::'1 o ' - tion of the adults Box office so s : : :: : -:' :'- ?i!'''i-:'-'--0-fs'- ' (--7) t i ' elit ':i '' t ? I 'k- ' ' ' " i -' ' ' t t ' --:-- 1 Theater Can Night" Happened One A t':-Y - p —Tony Balducci Avon ' ':'':: 1' t'iiok-A p ' " - 4-'3: ' 1::e'‘-f"' ' vsst Al ) i 40" ' ' '"St S 44‘wityy0444A44 astota N Y ' Clark Gable f :l'''' 4 : ''' :? V : r :! : 3 : S 4 y 3 ZA :'' '? ' ' ''''' —to 'Al ' ' ''l ' 'il -: ootNit:--'20 ' r --'" rIef 1 : l' ttahrias:::::-MTlyiebe at tote ryr Cl tr7 pmrt Claudette Colbert " ' 1 :': 41:'''L:!''' "f:A--e---- ' ? 4 i: -- -44-'-'v ''''' N-yeadh1 I tifl I P 4 to t " V : ! 4': : ' 44 Y ' -49011477' onage will not turn out for - ' - - 1' 0 44-- --:'61 k "'" Al'il'eo!Ore Andrews Walter Connolly Roscoe Karnes Rayne r gahg ea Silthilt Jameson Thomas '''' 440 : '-:' l'w l'In''' A t-c 144e: ' ''" : '''''''''''''14or'''' k k 0 -v — 11 F it ' " Km Westlev Alan Hale ' it 4 '"" 4 : I: : ' ' : - Dian Arthur Hort '44' f 9'1'0- :'q4$ ': - '-: - " 1 ' ls0 i i 4 '- A :: Clara WinhteeniligCenlaCeralhOthWaS 71:e Blanche fledrIci 'A ''i:' t - :1 — : hrsu will have trouble with the Zets's Wife 6 i7::':"? 7 — - t "r :4 !: 'ot':"'j 1 : loll' " ' t masses who glory in passing The year's best romantic corn- b''4--"-:: : ' '0r- :'-' ' - I' ' it - --"- ""te'" : ti--r - ' 't' - - ' 5 't504Ped' 1 — iq:::C''A371'04V '''"14zik''''': 4 4tiolockAA -7' ' 1 ei:: ‘ 7: : :''''''''' -:': ' '' 'i:' ':: ::: ::::' :':::: ':' ::' :: :: :: 14"' ::: rt i :1:)1 1:'" 4° : — remarks you know—the edY :1Ii - - ( c : i: m ' ' Ak ' ? rs r v 16?- ' smart dumb kind—A H Edwards OU can dismiss this picture t--'1! f4i :: 6 -st: -N 0 Orpheu 0 - - - '' - ) '' - m Theater Orsigsburg Pa Mat IN' WONDERLAND: Charlotte with a single word—perfect : ' IP!'f : It's full' of laughs and 4 ::ii::2 Y — I :is"''''''''''''''" '1)' 4-1 ' l!':' if : - ' I AV t - o 14e- A ' - ' Heny—Played ths w 4 -y - ! i : th high sh cool 4 e r ' : ':gdpeci7111 f A"" :660 j "o ‘ 'A''-$ : : :: ' i:" ': 4 ''t ' V comedy It has a perfect N Jj::e4-:- '-7- : 4 - 7 4::0A 14" r : 4110: 4 N :ii: !i5:7: ct::: 11 basket et elaigrstTekrt ace tEeiltbnaeml le ntte team y!e vhienryd disappoint a all performing at the peak of '''''7 ''it:::-::::il!':::: :' :" !- 4':tfirl4 ''?'" n ' -'Y:- '''''4 ? cast rilliolllren:ilisDtBroadwaChPTIgirelll at lents and it has great direc- : - 'ki '"i tr:1: s : their i ::v k nchildren rryouNsexran sBersarit 1 k tion the direction of Frank Capra ! 74 ave us "Lady for a Day" This 1 (1 : Tmliby th61( the customers here were nol gin° tr()ovneit 7 h0 g 0 ' ' ' 6 ( 9 1 ' best picture since "Lady for a is 1 A aynor Warner Baxter— c A 1 DaV' Mr Capra has topped his on 1 - 0 ? 4 4 I' gp'11-'1 very sweet picture the ladies love it 4 - ' t41:"-) - te17 : :: -' ltt - sn: ' - 1 t'' f rcord ' ''''1::i''' t '' ':' ' : : ' ' : : " ' ' ''7'''''' ' '' — fl : :"" go: I 40:-:::'1:::l: id:etrlimitato is more of a parlor soc1et5 - 4 A- 4-ot:S4° It is a comedy with a love story — '''' ' - ?- : : ' ' I ': ' '''' thealinevte e sol i g dbotlet oymnoouetdr y one ti - - : : 0: added the love story of a spoiled 1 4 - f 11i4 - °: : ' :: : ' ! ::' ' ' : :' ' ' Fr :::ip-(':: :::::':'''':1'lt:'':-' 1-1s:': jwsivitaelaPtnrehrAe:GbDetYhuan:t bby of wealth and a hare brained ter who has lost his Job Their 0 : : 0 st : -4 i r r por i ' 1 : : : misadventures are 'so hilarious that ' )'N fudiences give themselves up to one fr'::!'--: rkk0-:' :-'' :'''' " - "x : - :' ':t ) 4 enthusiastic over the story or m of laughterfrom the first :::1''IJ 1:0:' i - 4 irg N Pas : -- ' ---7 i : -- 0 ' Cr': ! the whole Fair business—Wm A t to the last but behind all the !'itu " ' - 0 71:-t(i'' t '- -'s1- : ''' ': ' 'S s -" -- '-": t " A' - - -- - hilarity there is tenderness and sym- 4: ' L ' N : :' g':' g ' '‘ 4 '---1 ' ' ' ::'- ': :' - ' ' l:t' 1 ' - : r - N - o ' Crute Victoria theater Vancouver - B C pnthY iv ' : ': 1 ' T- r --1! :!:0-- t — L aughter being good " for the liver ': '': -14Q t - n ' ' - t A 4 Pnd sympathy being good for the -4'itt s - ' ' ' '' ' ' ' DESIGN FOR LIVING: Gary Cooper eart (to say nothing of the soothing — 0 o h - -4' - e- sf 4 t! ''' 0ia 4-Z41 IN1ti $-' ?r ::!f-"::::':' ::1?:itit0:(i''":t'ii'''--" - '4it71: c'- 4 :: : : 4" v' I '''11t'i:::k! 'i f " ' '- : tt314g : A o 4::::'' ''' :45 41:Vo' 7- A ! ' Fredric March Miriam Hopkins- tif Here is something really new in pie ect of Miss Colbert and Mr Gable g Lc4:4 - ''''t ' ' 1-341': --- - - - tures Your patrons may not thin upon the optics) this picture is the ------ 4 A - I ' I I ' t ) ! ' i -1 i I I' I I tt i - i I 4 - I 4 I ' it t 1 7 - 1 I t 4 t r ' 1 ' 1 ii 1 t! 4 : 4 :

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