Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on April 18, 1954 · Page 41
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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 41

Detroit, Michigan
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Sunday, April 18, 1954
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ft peP. C Sun., ApHl 18, '54 DETROIT FREE PRESS STAR GAZING 'Little Fugitive' Re-Opens Cinema BY HELEN BOWER , Trtr TrM Mmlt Crltle This being the season for flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la, nothing could be more appropriate than word that the Cinema Theater has blossomed forth at the old stand in new finery for Easter. . At the location where Detroiters flocked to see "Henry V," "Hamlet" and "The Red Shoes" among other movies, there is once again an art film theater that opens this Sunday with "Little Fugitive," Venice film festival award winner. The theater facade looks more or less the same. It was not possible to remodel the lobby. But inside the cool tones ipf grey and green and the cheerfulness of red upholstery, with dark red wall-to-wall carpeting, welcome patrons to the comfort of new seating spaced for relaxed viewing. There is a new wide screen, and all the projection booth equipment is new to match. '. Now locally operated by Sterling Theaters, the slicked-up redecorated and remodeled Cinema sounds a note of optimism as a RE-OPENED movie theater. o "LITTLE FUGITIVE" is a fine choice for the Cinema's new lease on life. . It is the independent shoe-string picture that cost $87,000 which is peanuts in motion picture production. Photographer Morris Engcl and screenplay author Ray Ashley produced it with assistance in music and direction from Engel's wife, Ruth Orkin. Eddy Manson's harmonica sound track does wonders in counterpoint and "Home on the Range" variations. Scouting at Coney Island which is the setting for most of the picture, Engel and Ashley saw a seven-year-old boy on a merry-go-round. He was and is the natural actor Richie Andrusco, the little fugitive of the title who runs away to Coney Island because he thinks he has shot his older brother Lennie. Miss Bower Ashley's story holds together remark ably. Joey (young Andrusco) is the kid brother who tags Elong after Lennie and his two pals. He gets his turn at bat only when their ball came is over. He gets to pitch at a tin- can target only when the bigger boys are tired of that sport, Again and again in the Coney Island sequences Joey compensates for his rebuffs. His turns at batting balls in a con cession are madly funny, and his persistence in throwing balls at papier-mache milk bottles points the child's will to overcome his frustrations. t e JOEY HAS the average American boy's cowboy complex. The pony rides at Coney Island reveal his love for horses and serve logically to bring about his restoration to Lennie before their mother .returns from the emergency trip that led to Joey's adventure. Jay Williams is good as the pony ride nan. No American in his right mind can see "Little" Fugitive" without a sense of gratitude. " One movie like this can do more to sell the American way ' of life abroad than almost any other means. "Little Fugitive" belongs to the people. It is the first and ; only American movie in the style of "The Bicycle Thief," for simplicity and veracity. It is a movie about the way many people in the United States live and enjoy themselves with a day at Coney Island. But it is distinguished from, most comparable foreign films by its cheerful, confident spirit. Young Joey is a self-reliant fallow who takes Wa freedom calmly. He has some spending money, and when that runs out he collects refunds on salvaged soft drink bottles. He is the spirit of free enterprise. , . He eats, small boy fashion, an assortment of foods that, ' must pop the eyes of European audiences. He has hot dogs, watermelon, popcorn, corn on the cob and cotton candy which he rolls into a ball for target practice. ! It will give any Detroit movie fan a good feeling to know !that the Cinema is open again, and with as sturdy and funny a picture as "Little Fugitive." i ., '' , ! :'.:: -V :: '' ' " I - l - - ''f ; 1 I ' , J " 'A - r Rickie Andrusco v- PLANS COMPLETE f Z JJ-M Drama Season To Include 5 Plays ANN ARBOR Plans for the annual Drama Season at the University of Michigan have been completed. An Interesting variety Is promised for the five weeks of the season, with a different play each week. Lillian Gish will repeat her Broadway triumph in "The Trip to Bountiful" for the first week at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater beginning May 10. THE SECOND week will have June Lockhart and John Dall in "Gramerey Ghost." "The Crucible" will open Tuesday, May 25, for the third week of the seaenn. All other play In the list will have Monday opening. Barbara Bel Geddes will star In "The Little Hut" with Hirasi Sherman during the fourth week and the aeason will end with "Sabrina Fair." Evening performances will be at 8:30. There will be Thursday and Saturday matinees. 'New' Opera To Appear A "new" Gilbert ft Sullivan opera will make its appearance in Rackham Memorial on Saturday night when the University of Michigan Gilbert Sullivan Society comes to Detroit. The opera is the work of Jerry Bilik, who re-created the opera from a single song which was all of the opera completed by the great partnership. It is titled "Thespis" and will be presented on a double bill with "The Sorcerer." ADVERTISEMENT Show Time ADAMS "Bf-at thr Devil." 11 am.. 15:61. 2:47. 4:43. 6:3(1. 8:35. 10:31 pjn. BROADWAY rriTOI-"Hpl!'i Hall Acre." 12 -4ft. 4. 7:15. 10:30 nm.. 1:45. f m. "Sea of 11 Ship." 11:1(1 a m., :25. 6:40. 8:65 Dm. 1J:10. 3:28 a.m. CINEMA "Mltle Vuritlve ." 12:3fl. f .17. 3:58. ft:3. 7:20. 0:01. 10:42 n m. FOX "NiBlH People.." 11:3I a.m., 1:37. 3:64. 6:11. 8:2H. 10:45 D m. ' KRIM "The Cnnnueal of Evereat." 1:10. 5:10. 8:10, 11 Dili. . ' MADISON "The Glenn Miller Slorr." 11 a.m.. 1:18. 3:32. 6:48. 8.04. 10:20 m. MICHIGAN "Lucky Me." 11:53 a. .. 1 :35. 3 47. 6:51'. 8:11. 10 23 nm. Ml'Sir ii.w.l, Tim Cinerama." . 6. 8:40 o.m. PALMS "Yankee Pa.ha." 12:35, ' 3 -52, :o!. 10:0 n.m.. 1:23. 4:30 am. "Raila into iarami' Jl una.. 2:14, 6.31. 8:38. 1 1:45 n.m.. 3:02 a.m. TBI.KSKWS N and short nubjects from 9 am. to 11 d.di. VNITKD ARTISTS "Prine Valiant." . 14:10 a.m.. 1:211. 3:30, 5:40. 7:d0. 10 n 1112:10 a ill. 1 HUMPHREY BOGART JENNIFER JONES GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA WW VWY i -'i lllllllll 1 .1 SmVit r I III Vbu vjyiirijrA flirt i b ii I I ii fl AmFwImm I had a talk with a man in the lobby of the Harptr a few daya ago jurt after he had aeen THE ROBE. What he had to say was ihort and to the point, To quote him "It waj itrcat". And that's just what itis. l;irst of all the picture itself in any medium would be a terrific thing with all of its color, its wonderful plot, and the fine job of acting done by Richard Burton, Jean Simmons. Victor Mature and all of the cast. But then add to all of this the wonder of Cinemascope with its wide sweeping screen and the new stereophonic sound which seems to fill the theatre, and you have a fine picture presented in the best way known at the present time. It is a wonder to see. THE ROBE is play ing today at the Eastown, Harper and Dearborn Theatres so don't wait any longer to see the film wonder of our age. CINEMASCOPE. If you saw the oresentation of the Oscars and were sorry that you missed some of the big pictures, then here is a wonderful thing for you. Starting today at the Westown and Tower Theatres is ROMAN HOLIDAY h award winning Audrey Heo- rn and wiih it is STALAG 17 with another award winner, William ;Holdcn. Can't beat this combination anywhere. I Bye now 'til Wrdncsdar. flRSTDCTKOrUMOWINO lv car? ' 1 1" ft XSi n rji his at,"-;- YOU storm the castlei of infidels with the Viking ("tiricrlsnct VOI I fir, tie e fVi tournaments of Camelot! YOUST sic tnccring participant in the most beloved story in all adventuredom! The Loves and Morals of 1 AT Symphony Winds Up Season Henri Nosco will conduct the Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra in the final concert of the season at 8:30 p. m. Saturday in the Art Institute. The orchestra will be Joined by four Scandinavian choruses in songs of Grieg: and Sibelius. TAKING part will be the Arpi Male Chorus (Swedish); Finlandia Male Chorus (Finnish); Bel Canto Singing Society (Danish), and Noreg Singing Society (Norwegian). Nosco will conduct the orchestra in the "Fledermaus" overture, by Strauss; "Danze Piemontesi," by Sinigaglia; the final movement of Tschai-koweky's Fourth Symphony and "The Swan of Tuonela," by Sibelius. Prize Play To Be Staged ANN ARBOR Eugene Hochman's 1953 Hopwood Award-winning play, "Veranda on the Highway," will be given ita first performance at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. The performance will be repeated on Friday and Saturday nights, - Hochman, (a native of Transylvania,) is now Hiving in Monroe. His one-act drama, "Address In Prague," was a production last year of the University of Michigan Speech Department. It also was a Hopwood winner. STARTING WEDNESDAY Shrew to Be Tamed By U-D Thespians Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew" will be given modern-dress performances at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the University of Detroit Theater on the third floor of the McNichols campus Library. Modern settings have been designed by Patrick J. Blaney. Actors will be in contemporary dress. K Margaret Farley will play the role of Katherine, with Harold Pepper as Petruchio. Others in the cast are Pat Gallagher and Richard McKinley. ' ' v DOORS OPEN I0;5 A.M. 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I ha technicolor on tha high-wida panoramic icraan at tha KRIM ii out of this world. Ivkl SXS S W IK ClMEMAScOPts I 1 II I IXACTLr AS PRESENTED DOWNTOWN WtlllllilL IT'S IN THE HEADLINES AND IT'S ON OUK SCREEN! "It's the news behind the n eWS. NdM Bowti-Mred Frat Plan HERE AGAIN IS EVIDENCE THAT IT IS THE MOST FACTUAL AND REVEALING ACTION-PACKED EXPOSE THAT HAS EVER BEEN PRODUCED IN A MOTION PICTURE! ,REDS FREE 2 BOYS. ) Cvtry ptrton ilncorely wanting to undtn tand" thlt ftar-and apprehension that facet each and every one of ut ' and our future-SHOULD and MUST tee "NIGHT PEOPLE." H dorei le tall the truthf AUTHENTIC! Actually .filmed af the DOUBLE CROSS ROADS OF COLD WAR BERLIN I UW . I.. Boot mid kntt.. V(. ' W,'U fight Ihtm... f.J ana Mat tntm it thtlr dirty lamtV I'll i At. Te Caster Bating Coaxed Me! ...Uthisislh Final Week! Door. Open If-t.l 10:45 A.M. lU1 i DOORS OPEN 10:45 A.M. -rC SnO- j "j YOUR 'SECRET lOVl Gal has her -I i 'flC3P3glJ0 CD 1 "- s , H J lucky i ti m ? J ItS THE ULTRA-NEW Look in musicals from Warner Bros CinemaScoPE andWARNERCOLOR IT STARS 1181 R0BERTQJMM1N6S PHILSlLVERS i Stereophonic Sound THRILLING FEATURETTE "BELOW THE RIO GRANDE" IN CINEMASCOPE AND WARNERCOLOR! WORLD PREMIERE STARTS FRIDAY MADISON THEATRE iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii Why Take Anything; LmsT Order the Free Pre. Just Call WO 2-8900 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniin PERFORMANCES TODAY AT 2 -5 -8:40 p.m. No wonder CINERAMA Is the ONLY NEW WONDER of the entertainment World! JXTRA HOLIDAY SHOWS TUESDAY AT 2:00 P.M. FRIDAY AT 2:00 P.M. 1 t t li I 4 , I I II w v m Only Cinerama's fabulous 7-track sound surrounds you so realistically from the intimacy, of laughter to the roar of thundering spectacle! Only Cinerama's deep-curved horizon screen sweeps you into breathless adventure so completely! Only Cinerama is truly different in screen, in camera, in sound even in its specially equipped theatre! Let your own eyes and ears prove that Cinerama goes beyond the scope of any other motion picture! A lawall TtaiMrla C. Cpt PrMwraHM . rm TECHNICOLOR YOU DON'T NEED CLASSES! U till lit t - 5Ce 2nd YEAR! Michigan Cliitrama Corp., ISO Modlion Avt., Dttretr U Endoit h my Unnrf Order... PRICES , tt , MAT. (Wed, Thuri.) J 1. 00-J 1. 58 oain sun,; si.zo-Sl.T3 St. t inn . TltVin far iht.. , . (Dt) mi 4ut) , .Mitliut Erialai , . . Mulmt jm .... Mlf Ini thwt 1't tnd 4ttl Ertaini hi thoUt Ul tni dill Erinln Nam Addrtu City Zona.... Staff. A irimerd. nl(-)lrni nrlo(w nut bt ntleiid far nturn t tUkiu. Mikr httki aijribli la Mithifin Cintrimt Coip. Plitic print lifibly. I SAT. and SUN. S a.m. thaw JI.JD.JM I EVENING (Sun. thru Sat.) SI.40-S3.6S " Lata I ! 1 30 p.m. SAT. ihow SI.40-S2.fS I PERFORMANCES Mon. and Tmi. Evanlnt Only 8:40 a.m. . Wid. and Than. 2.00 and 1:40 t.m. I Friday Evinlnc it TiOO and 10:00 p.. 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