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ik ivrq liIft A limuip 46164-6 16 64--' --4- 4 -44-AL- if 4Eotfo14 A REAL EDITORIALS MUSIC KANSAS CITY STAR AMUSEMENTS FINANCIAL RADIO I i ftmo 1 Cry KANSAS CITY SUNDAY OCTOBER 29 1939 SECTION 00 1 cNor7-ot 4 4 7 4- '''1' A 't "iv 7 4' 7 lh 4 4 'N flippk (1 Ci l'' 't' I i 4L i KI4' xliNti: 0 i7! ill -Aeft i 1 nn t-' lc 4 4- 1 5 '1p A 0 jicotiolt gicture g(evietu8 'N't 1: aop Ny-r 4 though he WaS condemned for this the officer intended it as an act of mercy lie said he could not be cruel enough to revive the heroic woman and make her face the firing squad a second line The efforts of the producers (and no doubt of the criti(s too) are dwarfed by the final words of Nurse Cavell to her chaplain "Standing as I do before God and eternity-1 realize that patriothan th not engugh I mIkt have io hatred or bitterness agairist anyone" Is it any wonder that we little men of the show business become conscious of a great Inadequacy when we try to interpret such a soul? I 411tij I Ct' letmfArt )14': Ity Jfitir4 Morrrrr irrt i 141 7- who coaches hint toward his final triumph over the Philistines Mr Smith is simply Mr Deeds marching in a torchlight procession and he's just as diverting a fellow as Mr Deeds was It's a long picture Rnd you'll firid it full of chuckles good acting and human interest I doubt if your enjoyment will be heightened by my telling you all the jokes and adventures You'll find the same Capra touches of characterization such as an impatient political fixer (Gene Paliette) stuck incongruously In a telephone booth Jean Arthur on a love sick binge telling Toni Mitchell how much she loves Mr Smith while agreeing to become Mitchell's wife Mr Smith (James Stewart) earnestly initiating the Washington press into woodcraft and having them make a monkey of him (It was an incident such as this that brought "boondoggling back into the language) The plc -I cptomi und Esquire tma 4 I 16" likar7' "114 A Mu an Inetructor The Iove int ereet le Alight It Trine trout the hero Itie-a fear or allowing Ler little brother to fly On the chine flittlit after Mindy line found the loht boY and broken hie tette in the rowing this tol who htii only hn tt ground treining ha to fly them out or the cenyots Ortega Einem one of the otred likable nienibcra of the 'June YMnilIy p(ttrays the boy )1(111410nd) ticolt whote aciiiig ability tnereahril with every picture eivee ti off -hand and nieeculine character! tetion eel' muted to the materiel Maxie Itoeenblooin as a lunk headed mechanic The picture ta no epic but it has the charm and interest of a well told hingailne story which beide being Mt Iniudeepirce Newman "Disputed Passage" Atidriv Hflun Dinnthy I amnia fir rotator John J441 linaimi Iul Angie riun 00lekm johpa hilthot Judith Rattail Or Will Cunningham Witham rainier at Ohm Mava Luke (ig)img Prntilrion Pr I il'arritto Vidor VINfMtli In 1)f Chung I A 1 i i 1144 Ay kt'-0if! 3 7 -N101-T f1-: -1' tL '114 44 iyvre yyil 4 el -11t1 f- -db: '1' 7' 7 1 "The Day the Bookies Wept" Frnest Ina Firpo Brophy The Coionel Margie Bern Pathy Harry Berns Joe Penner Betty Oran la Blehrad tare Tom Kennedy Thurston Hall lent Hayti kCarol Hughes Jack Arnold 6 1) -''4 l'r4f'''' 'V A' 4 tiq 4 i 'i4J) t' 71- i 4i 'i 4'44fi'Okot 1NP1(''''' II A itt: rd'i: t''''''' '') A I il(N'to-- wciii 7 4 s'4 vfi yr gill'hv II' ill 3 j-A--f ill: 4' '4 )ylif J11'' 'ii11131 ali Pi' 'Irt 'r-ri "104100 MC4 a yes? 00 11 tt Idl 1114MfOph IVroll joo ti '11 runty r11 I et 1411114f Pi LIOdilq 54 Ni hill' Mary Arov Too Ht sett hob rt hog 110 It pre (omit Wiwi( 4111 Kith itiettmond A $0 0 tildA tILAIS Itoickbityto ONIETIMES a very mail III 0110 picture tau be expanded to be the MAIv thrill of another Do you re rorr threw AIWA Valat Lite plitno Into I canyon In "Ot4 Are wive Wings?" I the pie ure Trill tiMes anti the attniell'ct 03 it TO as the plane lutuRgird le ke froin critahing againit thi rocky Well tomeone at ro -1J Fr enes and remembered trn '00 The fame thrill IA re Devi nd ProlonErd into breath 1111'ax Inr ''1)000 Men" ellen at Fox Id remembered le thrill IA re 1 into bresth 000 men clen ot' 11(1 prolonErd 11L11 I Inutx Inr 'IV 1 't's 1 1 44V'' sh )k) to A'rt '1171tay) La :1 111 4t If VIA TJ (telk it 71CC- e00 61 ff 17 74r? 'VS A)11' '111 14 Ig 1 I 7-2r tx-sszlz'7v10-- 'tf Ti la I 7 I fr 404E14 if 1 tIn ad Ff Atqf iLS c''Z'tAA '46111111tA (1' i '4 '''''') 4 ts NOI Av 11 44 IIIN '''-i it4 i'l I Al 1 Ni i ::140 4 I tei 0 It 4 A cA ''105'4 i 'II'' 'A 1 rt '6-' --4 1- 't 4 0 VI LICH of the fun in this pic'- ture comes from the fact the race horse will run only when he's full of beer But the point isn't so much whether a race horse mil 'mallow beer or even whether the Kansas City audience will swallow a race horse that swallows beer The point is whether the audience will swallow Joe Penner For some reason Joe never has been strong box-office here The Kansas City fans seem to find him too brash and Bronxy There are Byrne funny scenes notably the one in which a passenger In Joe's taxicab dons a gorilla suit and frightens Joe into a wild ride across town and then removes the disguise just as the police ride up to demand Joe's explanation Betty Grab le plays opposite Joe She may prefer leading men with receding chins 80 she won't miss Jackie Coogan I LOYD DOUGLAS whnse unblushing admirstion tor i LI own industry constantly closes me to conttie him I with 1 Douglas "the boy who Printed situleg not In mention Ste plien A Douglas the boy wnh at tempted plug Abe Lincoln opens th picture at the Newman this week with a statement that says In effect i "My mm1)1411(1 114 to Paramount for In 10Ik having made auch a beautiful plc tsA nut fa Illu to ure Out of beautiful '040 2 vl 004 tJ 0 i PI I I 1 IASI 'T 14jj ttrmt A A' 7 ql AI 1k ili to Ifrip i ft' (47 3 3v -4 f'" tro-! 0 tOi'l a flekNIPT08 ig 0 F7 '4o I ''''171t0 'o ot '-oief'' 'fr IA '-''N f4 'his-zii t- 4 4 It "7 Os 7(' 114-staaessts i110 ico- 4' c-s0 't se A -0 77' er of 4- i TrillirMr trT 1't 'ell I 'I'' 1 i IrtX 1 -VI''''''-'': Pe f' 1 ve -i- l'Itr 'id' '71-54 44411Or''-i4--(-' -4 4 14 4 'to" foo 'o 't 1Itr 't ottl -7-v- Ir: 74'---e A 1 1 1 ''i' 441' 2-r-44t1--- 'N' i 7 tif I liov 44 tt l' 4 '--1'''' 71-1'': 4' ''''i'Y''''': 1 "1' 7' s- 4 71 -1 7-------4' 0-: L- t'0' 1-1'1) 4 "All ''A' '-'0'' i7e' 1 a21'' )( "Vs 1 l'' I' a 1 11 7'0 aa 0 1 a 0 1 ts! i 1:: i 'vee Cs V4 a ev'' e' It flekollg8 0 1 oig I' i V2111 I 0 0 11 i1 i 'iL-iN: yt l'Ii 4 i lesr1111411Y 1 I Midland MARY CARLISLE She gold digs on 1-ono lulu sands in "Hawaiian Nights" at the Tower I qN I qN ss GEESE SAVE TIIE CAPITOL! James Stewart and Jean Arthur turn out to be a patriotic pair of screwballs in Frank Capra's vastly entertaining new film "Mr Smith Ooes to Washington" which is on exhibition at the Midland The picture is a comedy drama of politics and human values which shows Mr Capra' direction at its best but which should not be taken as an accurate interpretation of either the capital press or of the senate's character The cast is a strong one featuring Eugene Pallette as the boss's stodge and fixer Claude Raines as a senator who regrets too late the sale of hLs integrity Guy Kibbee as a fat-headed governor Tom Mitchell as a grizzled and sentimental old Washing Lon correspondent and Edward Arnold as a ruthless state pont' boss tti 11 )ti 1 I 0' i i bt4s: fj I 'ill 14 SL A ss A "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" and "Those High Grey Wails" Saunders Jean Arthue Jefferson Smith James Stewart Senatnt Joe Paine Claude Rains Jim Taykr Edward Arnold Governor Hopper Guy Kibbee Dia Moore Thomas Mitchell Chick McGann Eugene Pallette Ma Smith Beulah Bondi Senate Majority Leader Warner President of the SenateHarry Carey Susan Paine Astrid Aliwyn Mrs Hopper Ruth Donnelly Senator MacPherson Grant Mitchell Senator Monroe Porter Hall Senate Minority LeaderPierre Watkin Nosey Charles Lane Bill Griffith Demurest Radio Kaitenborn important and to fill synthetic grass skirts without making you worry over the loss of the cellophane position to the cigarette industry This Idea of transparent clothing might be a good one It would render superfluous that old bromide "Is my slip showing?" There's some catchy music Including one ditty that amiably recognizes the eminence of the plagiarist in the harmonics of our times It is called "Then I Wrote the Minuet in and is sting by Johnny Downs with an amiable brazenness that would do credit to a distinguished tune pirate my book" This ittikes me as bad taste and bad thowmanship in that It amounts to' Hiliaking your finger In the lace and telling It it has no of the beautiful if It I does not like what it Is about to see ill 11(111'3 to antagonize all except the most fanatical of Mr Douglas's fol 1 lowers and it is an attempt to side-I ttep the basic obligations of the I theater where the play Is the thing I that must convince the apectators Being new to the theater Mr Douglas perhaps does not realise that the traditional place for tip lame is at the end rather than at I the beginning of a theatrical per f)rmance and that the current 1 1 ishion ta for it to come not from' he author but from the audience Neverthelels I thought Lloyd Lae going to get away with it The picture opens with a bang There I a funny and unusual little scene In which John Howard captures the sudienee by renting a room from a brainless landlady followed by an tnertiv etched characterization by Akira Tamiroff as a sarcastic lee Iurer in a medical school This sec- oad scene comes to a gripping climax when Mr Howard baited about his -xligious beliefs talks back to the reat instructor You get the thrill of seeing two strong characters slug-I ging each other in the midst of an thsorbing situation The acting is otcellent and Frank BorzageS di action of the type that made him noinent This interest Is sustained it what limmedlatdy follows when Judith Barrett Is permitted to give tot lectrie intcrpretation of 'a girl 11'U) loses in the war cf rCiVeS which the great surgeon Tubby (Mr Tamiroff) wages with all who come in with him At the end of! he first reel Lloyd Douglas Mr! Borzage and the players are in the enviable position of a football team which having shamelessly torn dcwn the opposing goal posts and Indulged ht a victory dance before the game ever started has backed up its confidence by two touchdcwns in the first quarter I However they're soon thrown for a' loss The basic drama of Mr Douglas's book and of this photoplay rites out of the question: "Should! surgeons and doctors be kind as well ture inspires its laughs and heart tugs against a magnificent reproduction of the senate chamber The climax comes when the hero turns on the political machine that Is trying to disgrace him after beeting to make a stooge of him and battles it with a long and heroic filibuster This filibuster has inspired much comment and it is beautifully acted If I have any criticism of the picture it is that Mr Capra got on dangerous ground when he hung a climax upon anything so technical as the rules of order in the United States senate It does not compare well with the lunacy hearing which supplied the climax for 'Mr Some may have difficulty under Standing just what a filibuster is (despite the fact Mr Capra tries to be careful to exi it) And although it is heroic it has no such exhilarating and Joyful turnmg of the tables as when Mr Deeds proved that the alienists were nuts by means of their own evidence That wae Capra at his most inspired Capra at his worst occurs in "Mr Smith' when the state political bosrs is shown suppressing' 'every agency of neve and the Boy Scouts are shown light ing a political forest fire without the use of matches But in other ways he Is tops in this picture Handling a story that makes great use of political corruption he nevertheless creates a genuine air of patriotism by such devices as having a little boy react aloud the inscription on the Lincoln memorial and by having Mr Smith show the same giddy enthusiasm for the dome of the Capitol as Mr Deeds showed for Grant'S tomb as scientific?" This is a question every bit as pressing and topical as "Should good' citizens shovel the snow aoff their sidewalks?" or "ShouM men throw brickbats at their mothers?" and the world may be pardoned a lack of breathlessness as it waits for the right answer However for a time Mr Douglas's skill as a narrator and the talents of the actors fool the audience into overlooking the fact all the jockeys are flogging a dead race horse Mr Tamiroff represents the cold or achmorgesborg school of surgery featuring cold cuts and cold tongue while John Howard favors the barbecue type with luscious hot sauce in his bedside manner If the audience has trouble digesting this Mr Douglas is there all ready to administer a big dose of metaphysics All of which slows down enough to be viewed with a fatal perspective hen Dorothy Lamour comes on the scene Just when the audience is choosing up sides and getting interested in the battle between the two men Miss Lamour makes a startling entrance tricked out in a Chinese haircut and speasing with an accent that must ahave been retrieved from the third road company of "East Is West" In this celestial getup she begins telling Mr Howard she cannot love him because of some mysterious loyalty to China All this false suspense diverts the attention from the main plot and some class A acting to Class (or Harold Hurly-Burly) thinking Mr Douglas seems to want us to suspect that his heroine is the daughter of Charlie Chan and that Mr Moto is around the waiting to am sacrifice in all the world's religions It is true that Mr Wilcox shows one silent shot of Nurse Cavell in bed (where she continues to wear her pompadour) apparently thinking the thing over He uses that outmoded old piece of claptrap a chance opening of the Bible to decide his heroine She opens it at "There shall be cities of refuge etc" Numbers xxxv 6 which inspires her to go on By such cheaply theatrical logic she would have turned back had her eye chanced to fall on "Why trouble ye the woman?" Matthew 28 Other oddities of Mr Wilcox's direction include the sight of German officers marching their troops down a road in column while shells are falling near by men reading documents in rooms where the lighting is so gloomy and low keyed it would be impossible May Robson seizing her bonnet and departing at a guilty lope when the death penalty is read a room full of Germans all Of whom fail to notice her departure German searching parties failing to find a "secret room" that has a stairway visible from the back yard and the casting of actors with pronounced English accents ELS the only Americans in the picture When I saw Mr Wilcox's earlier silent version of the same story in Paris some years ago I found it much more impressive In that be stuck to the facts and showed a member of the firing OM throwing down his rifle and refusing to shoot a woman He also showed the nerves of the heroic nurse finally cracking under the added and unexpected strain of this incident and the German officer shooting her with his pistol (Al i i 1 I MARGARET LINDSAY Handsome 1 Tiandolph Sr-tt keeps her up in the sir I1 the picture of avinty1 which is et the Esomte and Uptown It to "20000 jviert yruw" instructor of a flying school ar11) the welAtrn canyons looking I a panicky student who loot ins ead and "bailed" out It ts this 3tirring action that maket tucture notable and worthy of I Pcommendation test Howard I lalkk and Columbia get mad at Fox or purloining their film trick I to remind them they probably It from the German film The Hell of Pitz Palu" in which Ihe present active Nazi air chief rg Udet mode a scalp-tingling right through the valleys of the That should put the trick in rbic domain since in Hollywood reeling from Nazis doesn't count I Fitted out with such a climax against tc scenic grantieni West l20000 'Men a rear" lav's throrgh as an lotion picture oat :111 Cease boys Ina their fa-hers 'Ine action centers around government's efforts to insure the tety of flying and the defense of he country by training young pilots' ndy Scott plays a hot-headed ransport flier who is washed out of mmercial service because of his nek temper but who acquires both 1f-control and security by becom 1 i 1 I I THERE'S no use talking this fellow Prank Capra can do what no One else in Hollywood can do He can imitate himself successfully Ever since he made "The Platinum Blonde" he's been able to whip up one comedy drama -after another all pretty much alike but each one as welcome as Christmas because it comes once a year He's done it again in "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" a picture as hearty and jolly as Santa Claus as rich in human juices as a turkey is in gravy If there are any old chestnuts in the dressing they are made palatable by the Capra- flavor You'll relish the Whole thing1bA- I But you should recognize it as a fable It is neither a factual representation of Washington life nor a very valid satire Both the press and the senate are treated in a way that shows littlemore than a superficial understanding of the subjects Audiences will learn nothing that is true from it except the surefire quality of Frank Capra's expert technique with hokum In "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" he once more tells the story of the honest hick the almost unbelievably honest ninny who crashes into super-cynical surroundings where he at first diverts and then wins the heart of a hard-boiled girl 11 bush her It turns out the girl merely is trying to get a loan from the United States government which certainly cannot be regarded as a dramatic or mysterious process any longer In order to wander down this 14 de alley the main impact of a well started story has been interrupted and the audience has had time to cool and to remember that "Love thy neighbor as thyself" is not a formula so new as to need exhaustivt threshing out Yet when the story goes back to Howard and 7amiroff it picks up again There are some swell scenes when a wealthy student who has flunked gives Tubby the threshing he deserves and when Howard pours verbal acids on the wounds while bandaging them The scenes where Tamiroff convinces the girl she should give up the boy are trite and unconvincing but when the boy goes to war-tom China looking for her Mr Borzage hits his stride again When the boy and a crippled French doctor struggle to heal and comfort nameless coolies who merely can whimper their gratitude the picture brings a lump to the throat and a great respect for the medical profession It is here that the boy suffers what threatens to be a fatal wound The French doctor cables Tubby of the boy's predicament Now here is where to me Mr Douglas spoils his own argument When Tubby receives that cable he discovers his own soul The man who lies dying in far away China has flouted him and cursed him He has repudiated the way of life that Tubby laid down for him But Tubby does not hesitate His soul tells him to depart for the stricken fields of China to save the life of that boy who has fought him and turned from him Tubby certainly seems to have found his soul and since Tubby is the toughest character in the book he's the one you want to have find It When he's convinced the case Is proved ancl the show is over But he gets to China and performs a brilliant operation which does no good It is not until Miss Lamour arrives to play Ming Toy at the boy's bedside that the miracle happens Has Mr 'Douglas done all this preaching to tell us that the soul is not so necessary as the bottle it comes in? That the souls of fat men but remind us that hot looking brunettes are the only effective examples of the divine? '''v'01 It always has been a mystery to (Continued on Page 3D1 Tower Orpheum "Nurse Edith Cavell" and "The Day the Bookies Wept" Nurse Edith Cavell Anna Beagle Countess de MavenEdna May Oliver Captain Heinrichs George Sanders Madame Rapnard May Robson Madame Moulin Zasu Pitts Hugh Gibson 11 a Warner Sister Watkins Sophie Steward Nurse O'Brien Mary inward Bungey Robert Coote WELL am I aware that ever since some highbrow struck a tuning fork over "The Thirty-nine Steps" the appearance'of a Herbert Wilcox picture is supposed to set all critics gurgling hozannahs Although "The Thirty-nine Steps" struck me as a vastly over-rated film found it enjoyable enough to refrain from Interrupting the chorus of praise with a note of dissent Since then Mr Wilcox has walked smugly in his genius until he now climaxes the promenade with "Nurse Edith Cavell" and I find I must take my place beside the little boy who looked at the monarch (in that grand old fable "The Emperor's New and exclaimed "But he has nothing on!" Never has the story of a great and noble heroine been given a snore Inept dramatization Mr Wilcox regarding this as his major opus made the picture in Hollywood instead of in London But he seems to have carried plenty of fog with him In his defense it may be said the heroic English nurse is regarded with a veneration In Great Britain that is equivalent to the esteem bestowed upon the royal family It may be that any of the license necessary to dramatization would have been resented If that is the case the story of Nurse Cavell does not belong in the theater It is for the told dignity of the stained -glass window and the statue near Charing Cross The English director makes a basic error in his script when he attempts to hold audience interest with suspense There can be no true suspense since everyone knows she was killed by the Germans The interest in any dramatization of Cavell should be like Shakespeare's dramatizat ion of Brutus not a concern over a fate which everyone knows is to be accomplished but a revelation of thd depths of character that impelled the protagonist toward that fate Anna Neagle is a fine actress but she does not show it in this role In fact she is guilty of a complete absence of acting which Mr Wilcox probably would have us accept as "restraint" But the absence of acting isyno more restraint than the absence of food is a well balanced diet Both are simply starvation Without the hesitation of a split second the heroine is shown plunging into an enterprise whose discovery meens death There Is no human pause No conquering of the weakness of the flesh No screwing up of courage With set features she walks the streets of Brussels as detached and unfearful as the somnambulist in "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" As a member of an audience I have slight interest in a heroine who springs like Minerva from Jove's brow a full grown heroine If she is beyond the touch of ear or suffering she is also beyond the need for sympathy Since the anguished ales of "I thirst!" and "My God why hast thou forsaken me!" have not served to undermine the compassion and the interest of the greatest Hero in the western mind I cannot see that(elurse Cavell would be libeled by Arne indication of emotional frailty It is Gethsemane that elevates the story of the Crucifixion beyond the grandest story of "Hawaiian Nights" Ted Hartley Johnny Downs Millie Mary Ca ThEle 101)nte Lane Constance Moore Ray Peters Eddie Qui Ilan Alonzo Dilman Etienne Oirardot Mr Lane 8amuel 8 Hinde Luana Princess Imana Hartley Thurston Hall Pothering Robert Keane And Matty Maineck4 band ei0437swik 1 is4 st tfil al lk tl: 1 twAk 4 a e' t4 4'4 i I I i :4 '147 '740' 414 4- '4-: 4 fit'it) a LI-' i ali i IP 4 I 4 A14 el 44 of NO1 kit rt 1'7 "1-AN' '): OvI 1' 'C'' 51 4r4Ntkocikt Ple zt'-t o)' 1 It t49141''' t4'''''OrVV sa 1 4 i4' kl4 1 hi' 1 1 '4-'1 'y ILS diILIPOR 71 a11 I) t14 wo x' tr okl Era 2 'd- 4 4- )- 1 Pk 4 'd I --4- 'vt I 4 4 i 9 0 4 fit 't 'a'''' N' 0x 01 ft'''' i--- Aft' 4 a I I a td71 0 Aost' 1 a 16 1 bla Na t'eor'14ttw Nal oe -A :4" aa IL ir i I r143A ei04 sy1 ft' irt 46 lo Ipt stsr7 -41 qt -a AIL 4 NUAti '0 eV 'IV' ir lie 744' elkt 1 4010111rttoF 0' 4' t'''' P'46- 41ecfl: 1 4 0 CI A J1 1-1: 1-4'11111-1'440 -4 1 i4: I 4 Or4li A 1 '1: ti t'ac XVIII: Ot' lit I i 1 tck ''4' 4 'gr'L i Of SI' tleik7e 40 i Nib- 0 t''- gk4112 '1' d'Y tr k'T 10 74 ''L' I 'z- ft 1 I otirr Ik -te et PA '4' )1 1 el I k4 1 ott 41111 4 i Tyr 15- iv 1cc -irs'i- '''It 4)' i iit Itf1s- 1 1 I -Its l'' )40c l'''il'''ot4lisi 4 (47' 1 -41V 41 1 '-1 i't 1 I 4 IT A tioAvot Ix me 1t i us A 111'' Off 9 i e'': e' i 1 -it A 0 It- '''''-4- 0 101P--- 17 11ri 1 ii wr 1 1 1 o43tI1 tilmos! fz be k'' 4121 AO (Nth i f' i 4'k i i' i ii'T 0'777 I (2 0 -411 I 1 tiN: :::::77: 9 IIC'fl i' kA 4-' 1 i --i) 4N 1 1: "''''''f 'V' 71 4 47 i 4 -)ski- I 1 i 1 1 43 i xA 3 s'' I4'77 71- tz-itmip 1 i THERE'S an Hawaiian picture at the Tower next week so the patrons should have one hula'va time Entertainment I Is mild but satisfying Although the plot isn't very new students of modern argot will enjoy considerable suspense watching the dialogue writers tie themselves in diphthongs keeping the characters from using the good old Hawaiian blossom word lei for fear snickering audiences may confuse it with a root word Your correspondent was saddened by the relegation of delectable Mary Carlisle to a character player status (she Impersonates a gold digger) Mary always will be the mayonnaise of my salad days regardless of how they cast her I have reserved a chair over at the University club among the old gaffers who sit and snort: "By gad sir there never was a woman as glorious as Lily Langtry!" There's some loyalty left In the world anyhow The' pia of "Hawaiian Nights" goes back to somewhere before Lily's day It is that old 'reliable about the girl whose father is about to lose the hotel to the big hostelry magnate but is saved by the young orchestra leader who makes the place popular and turns out to be the hostelry magnate's SIM wttich makes it all a hostelry of another color I Fortunately plots are of no more Importance to musicals than long 1 underwear is to co-eds You have them near by to please mother but you never use them The real jollity comes from the fact the people in the film are young enough to i make the late of a awing band 5eem I I 1i I -I CI Vt43 NA l'i CI c) 0" 6 CA 1 4''' ctls' 7'''' a vi 14 I'M rNia 4- tl CI t-oLy t''' fel! 'i ci 41 Is'O 4 4 1 i i WI 10'D CARE ABOUT SCIENCE? i ttedical prolebsion ANNA NEAGLE qi The lovely English aetrem who hes the title tole in "Nume Edith Cavell" at the Orpheum drapes her beauty in the stiff rtume necessary for the nursing profession This is the way she really looks I I ANINTA NizAnt IT 4 4- hem Ns to 600tce between Di rothy Lamour and the frosty heights of the Lisputed at the Newman ails week Who do you link wins? 1hr hem hi 'Lisputed Pv 1 lammesmwmosumemsb moonommi NRIA -IMMLMMOOP A

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