The Waxahachie Daily Light from Waxahachie, Texas on February 10, 1946 · Page 4
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The Waxahachie Daily Light from Waxahachie, Texas · Page 4

Waxahachie, Texas
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Sunday, February 10, 1946
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If % ' By BEN AMES WBà¡m W ' /A IN R .Manhij WAXAHACHIE DAILY LIGHT SUNDAY DARRYL F. ZANUCK PRESENTS '1EAVE HER TO HEAVEN" STARRING GENE TIERNEY. CORNEL WILDE. JEANNE CRAIN Ben Ames Williams’ Dramatic Best-Seller on Screen in Technicolor Hailed As One of Most Gripping Psychological Dramas Ever Filmed. Hailed as Hie first psychological drama ever to be filmed in Technicolor, starring Gene Tierney in her most important role to date, Cornel Wilde in liis first modern romantic part, and Jeanne Crain in her first adult screen alignment, "Leave Her To Heaven,” 20th Century-Fox’s film version of the dramatic Men Arnes Williams best-sellei'< opens • 3unday at the Texas Theatre. The story of a girl who wanted, above ev rything else, a complete monopoly on the thoughts and# interests of the man she loved, became one o fthe most widely discussed books of the year when it climbed to the top of the bestsellers lists and rolled up a total •cf nineteen million readers. In bringing “Leave Her To Heaven” to the screen, Darryl F. Zanuck let out all stops, giving Producer William A. Bacher the green light with a heavy budget to allow ior Technicolor photography by Leon* Sbamroy, last year’s ‘‘Oscar" winner for his camera work on "Wilson.” Casting of Characters A Challenging Problem. Selecting the stars to bring Sicreen life to the comp.lex characters that people the hook presented Producer Bacher vvitii one of the most chalk nglng problems Hollywood lias ever known. Gene Tierney plays the subtly psychopathic young wile, Ellen Borent, who will stop at nothing even murder, to be loved as rompltely as she loves. Young and lovable-—yet a psychopathic demon, passinatelv warm and murderously cold by turns, the role of Ellen has no precedent on the American screen. That it establises Miss Tit rney, who scored such sensational successes in "Laura* ’and “A Bell For Adano." as one of fllmdom’s most versatile and talented stars, is evident from the enthusiastic acclaim being accorded her prolrayal. Cornel Wilde, who became a j star overnight in "A Song To Remember,” is seen as the man who inspires Ellen’s possessive passion and jealousy. "I>eave Her To Heaven*' marks a homecoming for Wilde. Under contract to 20th Century-Fox, he was loaned to Columbia In exchange for Alexander Knox; the latter was made a star in "Wilson,” while Wilde hit stardom in “A tiong To Remember.” As the man loved by both Gene Tierney and Jeanne Crain in "Leave To Her Heaven,” :ic has more love scenes than in all ten of his previous pictures, which should satisfy the legion of fans wiio have been clamoring tor “Cornel Wilde in a modern romantic role.” Jeanne Crain, who had a sensational rise to stardom since her movie debut in pigtails two years a.'-u) in "Home in Indiana,” is seen in her first adult role in "Leave Her To Heaven.” In addition to her newly won stardom, she is now given the opportunity ol winning dram tic maturity in lii«- difficult role of Ruth Berent, Ellen’s younger sister who falls in love with her brother-in-law. Vincent Price heads the outstanding supporting cast of tHe picture which also includes Mary Philip», Bay Collins, Gene Lockhart, Reed Hadley, Darryl Hickman and Chill Wills. Impact of Hook Heightened on Screen “Leave Her To Heaven’ is one of the f* w books ever transformed iro.m novel into screen play with- I out going through the usual Inter- j me diary process. The book lent J itself naturally to screen play structure, and the usual preparatory treament, a detailed synopsis, was unnecessary. Director John M. Stahl, noted for his handling of sensitive ciHtionul drama, and Script-wriler Jo Swelling recognized tin* fact that all of the elements of a powerful screen story were in Ben Ames Bonita Granville turns on all her charms for the benefit of Noah Bccrv. in this scene from Univcrsals “The Beautiful Cheat TELL COMICAL LOVE STORY IN THE BEAimrUL CHEAT’ “The Beautiful Cheat,” said to be one of the season’s brightest screen entertainments, comes Thursday to the Ritz Theatre. Bonita Granville ana Noah Lorry, Jr., are co-starred in the new University farce comedy. A competent supporting cast includes Margaret Irving, Sarah Selby and Carol Hughes. Others in the novel picture are Irene Ryan and Milburn Stone. Miss Granville apppears as a young secretary who, for ad- William’s original novel. All that was needed was to reveal everything t i Jie screen that the characters J ad rev uiled about theui- .e.ves m the boo c. As a lesult, Swerlihg retained iIds c.ipt all tne basic dramatic s.tuatio-;s and kept the psychological motivations intact. venturous reasons, mastjuetudos as a juvepile delinquent. Berry is seen as a serious-minded professor of sociology. How he becomes involved in the young lady - hoax is declared to provide many diverting sequences in the gay film. Romance, of course, solves the picture’s chief problem. Songs Featured Music has a livel. .ole in the zestful plot. Miss Granville sings the Bitly Atlstin-Louis Jordan hit son, “is You Is, or Is*You A«n t. Miss Hughes presents ‘‘Stop—And Make Love” and “Ooh! Wlut* You Do To Me.” Ben Markson wrote the screenplay for "The Beautiful Cheat ” Co-authors of the original story were Manny Self and Fritz Roller. El wood U 11-man contributed additional dialogue. Charles Barton was the producer-d¡rector. Yanchot Tone, Susanna mirth and music in “That Night With You" «li ¡That Night With You” Is Racy Romantic Revel A new combination of Hollywood stars is offered in "That Night With You,’ The musical film from Universal which comes to the Texas Theatre Tuesday. Franchot Tone, Susann Foster, Louise Albritton and David Bruce comprise the quartet of stellar personalities. The picture was directed by William A. Seiter, a veteran of many major Hollywood successes. The story in which Suzy, Tone, Louise and Bruce wil be seen, is one of the more delightful to emerge from Hollywood’s film shops in some time. It is a timeless fa hi“ that breezes in and ou* of <t variety of s* ttings. These range from a New York penthouse to a wholesale food market and includes such Interesting spots as ¿* deluxe mountain cabin, a lunch diner and an ultra Music Ha With the action compattimelit of tm Home of this includ rangements of UUttl! kow sky and Hossini some brand new a Miss Foster not < also dances with a < ip sev«ral routines' Lester Horton, the ballet master. Hi addition to tl east includes Bus is seen ao a |U who suffers fro; frozen faced coi another of his a mances. Also in the pi Ryan and Juc<iue NOW SHOWING DARRYL F. ZANUCK presents PLUS “TROUBLE OR NOTHING” JEANNE CRAIN VINCENT PRICE .. Deeded by Produced by \ JOHN M. STAHL ' WILLIAM A. BACHER \ Screen Play by Jo Swelling ALSO LITTLE LULU — in — “SNAP HAPPY FOX NEWS V PAGE FOUR Danny Kaye in Double Lustre, as Twin Comedian in "Wonder Nan" —i __ Romps Through Spectacular Technicolor Corns dy as Twins Wooing Virginia Mayo and Dancer Vera- Ellen. There are two Danny Kayes for the price of one in "Wonder Man,” the comedy star's second picture in Techi icrlor for t aui- uel Goldwyn, as if the producer now makes a nod to tue public for Its response to his m.w find in "Up In Arms.” which made Kaye a top star. In Jtis new picture Kaye Plays twin brothers of exactly opposite character and temperament. One in Buzzy Beilew, a brash and gaudy night-club entertainer, the egocentric darlit f, of cover charge society. The other is Edwin Dingle, a heavy-spectacled adult quiz kid, more mouse than man, whose idea of a good time is a day in a reference library. “Wonder Man” has two leading ladies. Virginia M lyo, graduate Goldwyn Girl of “Up in Arms, whose first major role was a- Lob Hope’s leading lady In 'The Princess and the Pirate,” and Vera- Ellen, dynamic rtuncing actress j from llie New York stage. Goldwyn discovered her hi ‘‘The Connecticut Yankee” and a* ter the first night sigm 1 her without bothering about the traditional screen test. When Danny Jvayo first arrived in Hollywood the event was diligently ignored by practically everybody. On the stag” he -vas a star in "Let's Face It,’’ but to workaday Hollywood, tie was just another beginner. However, convinced lie had one of the greatest finds of his producing career, Goldwyn shot the works on “Up in Arms,” a bold gamble on an unk nowiu “Up in Arms,” made history, a lot of mjOttt y an i it also made Danny one of the greatest box- cifice screen attractions. “Wonder Man” deal; with the roving spirit of Buzzy Bellow, (Kaye I, who :ias been murdered. It makes contact with twin Edwin | nil tells him be must take Buzzy's place at the Pelican Night Club. Ed win gives in when th<* spirit enters his body and makes him perform one of IJuzzy's cl*>v- ere I dance routines. Thefi are times when the helpless Edwin behaves son thing like a lunatic. The two romances go a-gleammer- ing and everything gets madly out ol control. A smashing and convulsingly funny climax restores some semblance of order. Lavish production numbers alternate with specialities by Kaye and com dy situations. One is a highly end colorful Balinese dance by Kaye and Vera-Ellen done to jive tempo. Another is Vera-El- ltit's jazz ballet, twelve beautiful Goldwyn Girls participating li eruJh number. A climax is staged in a Metropolitan Opera House setting in the course of a travesty on grand opera. Bruce Humberstone directed “Woner Man,” an RKO Radio release. Donald Woods, Steve Cochran, Otto Kruger, Allen Jenkins. S. 55. a kail, Virginia Gilmore, Bertha Bel more. Richard Lane and Edward Brophy are In the cast. “MY REPUTATION” SUNDAY AND MONDAY Happiness meant more to her than her reputation! Co-starring George Brent and Barbara Stanwyck in “My Reputation." THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM TEXAS Sun-Mon.—“LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN” — Gene! Tierney — Cornel Wilde.) Tue.Wed.—“THAT NIGHT WITH YOU”-(Fran ehot Tone — Susanna Foster.) Xiiurs.-Fri.-Sat .—‘1 4ENCHANTED FORREST. ’’ RITZ Sun.-Mon.—“COME OUT FIGHTING” — (East Side Kids.) Tue-WedL — “WONDERMAN” — (Danny Kaye — Virginia Mayo.) Thurs.—“THE BEAUTIFUL CHEAT” — Bonita Granville—-Noah Berry Jr.) Fri-Sat.—“WAGON WHEELS WESTWARD” — Bill Elliott. EIMPIRE Fri-Sat .—■ ‘WILDFIRE9(Bob Steel.) 77WAGON WHEELS WESTWARD ’ ’ RITZ — FRI. SAT. Bill Elliott, av Red Ryder, forces a confession from a range renegade in •Wagon Wheels Westward with Bobby Blake and Alice Fleming NOW SHOWING

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