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Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan · Page 42

Detroit, Michigan
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Friday, November 24, 1950
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42 Friday, Nov. 24, 1950 DETROIT FREE PRESS AFTER DARK Star Gazing Hot JFar Runs Cold in Guerilla Film BY HELEN BOWER Club Manhattan Stages 4th Anniversary Gala FOR AN age that talks so much about confusion and fear, ours has more individual courage and heroism than any other in history. Think what has been endured by any displaced person in Europe, any war refugee or any veteran of the fighting. "American Guerrilla in the Philippines" in Technicolor at the Fox Theater pictures some, of this dogged personal bravery. Its storv was taken from Ira Wolfert's book of the same title. The "screenplay was written by Lamar Trotti, who aiso: the Flame Show j.. u 5; Bar Friday eve- IIUUULCU LUC illUVIC This is not. however, the best effort of the man who wrote the screenplays for "Guadalcanal Diary," "Wilson," Time sure enough marches on when you have to realize that Club Manhattan celebrates its fourth anniversary this week. Owners Anthony Nihra, Jr., and Thomas ioupenas are putting on an augmented show headed by Lee Caron, comedy m. c. . . . Back again for a second en-gagementat "A Bell for Adano" and "The Razor's Edge. Everything is brisk, crisp and efficently done against the background filming in the Philippines, mostly on Luzon and Leyte. The score is high for the natural settings. But the story doesn't get you by the throat the way "Three Came Home" did. Reaction is set up in the mind, not in the emotions. Film Faces a Social Problem Socially-conscious Ida Lupino j tackled the most difficult of her thife film themes in "Outrage," opening Friday at the Downtown Theater. To the movie of unwed motherhood, "Not Wanted," and that of a. polio victim, "The Young Lovers," she has added the story, of a young rape victim. Producer Collier Young, Director Lupino and Malvin Wald wrote the screenplay. Everything has been done with their usual good taste, and freedom from sensationalism. FOR THIS serious attempt to depict the effect of a brutal attack on the girl, Ann Walton, it has probably been necessary to give her the highly neurotic reaction here shown. This is the inner conflict which yields to dramatization. The girl runs away, finds work on an orange ranch and is rehabilitated by the counsel of h young minister, former Navy j Chaplain. I That no "romance" develops be-j tween Ann and Ferguson, the minister, clinches the sincerity of the Young-Lupino purpose. If one scene where Ann almost kills a young man with a wrench tends toward the melodramatic, there is no cheapness. AGAIN FOLLOWING their custom of presenting "new faces," Young and Miss Lupino have two real finds in Mala Powers as Ann and Tod Andrews as Ferguson. That the brunet Miss Powers has acting potential has already been discerned by Samuel Gold-wyn and Stanley Kramer. The former signed her for a part in his "Edge of Doom." Kramer chose her for a big plum role coveted in Hollywood that of p.oxane to Jose Ferrer's Cyrano in "Cyrano de Bergerac." Handsome Andrews, whose face has sensitive appeal, has already been seen on the Cass Theater dacr- in Tennessee Williams' "Summer and Smoke." This is his screen debut. It should not be his : last movie. He has the quality i Richard Todd displayed in "The ; Hastv Heart." AMONG THE other unknowns, ! Lilian Hamilton is especially! r.atural and sympathetic as Ann's mother. Raymond Bond as her father, a hich school teacher, ex-; hibits an introvert's nature, a good touch to indicate Ann's heredity. They say that Albert Mellen, who has the brutal role of Scar-face, is a former Detroiter. His one scene is another which suffers from overdrawn and too-long- drawn melodrama. H. C For one thing, it Is impossible to expect that anything serious or fatal will happen to Tyrone Power as Chuck Palmer, Navy ensign who becomes a guerrilla. Enough adventurous and hazardous incidents are strung together. But they inspire no terror, hold little suspense. This is as true of the romance between Chuck and Jeanne Martinez (Micheline Prelle), wife and later widow of a Philippine planter. The "pattern" or formula feeling is so strong in the picture that Martinez obviously will have to be eliminated. Ironically his death occurs in one of the few strong episodes that illustrate the risk of defying the brutal conqueror. IN THIS second of her Hollywood movies the French actress (whose name has been Anglicized from "Presle") has scant opportunity to be more than an attractive woman in an exotic situation. Power will not disappoint his fans. He at least benefits from practically continuous action. Top featured role belongs to ; Tom Ewell as Jim Mitchell, late I of Pocatello. Ida. Jim is meant to j be comic relief, but his "line" ; wears thin. This is no reflection on Ewell as an actor. When he has a scene like 1 his narrow escape from a Jap ; patrol or the earlier fatigue from a Ion? swim, Ewell can put the stamp of character on it. i INCIDENTS OF1 guerrilla ingenuity like the printing of paper money and the construction of a radio station give the film unique values. Many Filipinos in their native villages create the atmosphere of reality. Yet the recurring use of narration as fill-in for the story cools whatever feeling is aroused. Pictorially "American Guerrilla in the Philippines" is a complete success. But it is for the eye only. One could paste its colored "stills" in a scrapbook and be equally impressed. ning is Claire "Shanty"" Ho-gan, former featured vocalist with Jimmy Dorsey's band. I I. Claire Hogan . After three weeks of singing Bowery patrons on their ears Bill Farrell concludes Sunday evening. The new show opening Monday evening will be headed by Don Cornell, famous for his "It Isn't Fair" recording. Dressing for her songs in high style Helen Forrest will come in at the head of the Elmwood show in Windsor Monday eve-- ning. Hal Sherman will get laughs on the bill. Nightly except Mondays Ziggy Bela and his orchestra popularize gypsy violins at the Hungarian j Village. ... In show business for! 58 years. Verne "Pop" Phelps j displays the spirit of 76 in songj and dance at Club Casanova. IF PATRONS at the Four Dukes Supper Club think they're seeing double, they'll be right. The Laumer Twins are in the show with dance and acrobatic routines. . . . Crowds at the Bowl-O- Drome Tropical Show Bar listen to Landis Brady and his Four Musical Notes. . . . Pianist Charles Paul goes on nightly at Car-son's Chop House in comedy pantomime. ...Baritone Wally Philips Christmas son already introduced at Sid's Cafe Lounge. . . . Like Harvey Stone, Club Gay Haven's comedian Jackie Kannon was once a show salesman in a leading Detroit store. FOLLOWING IN at Lipsitz' Monday evening Wager and Carroll will team in musical comedy. They're not to be confused with Carroll and Gorman, ending a six- week engagement Saturday evening. It's not the same Carroll. . . . Row-son's Tavern in Windsor presents the Leo Sunny Duo and Organist Mary Ingram for nightly entertainment. Gordon Fleming plays solo at the organ dur- WaBer ni CarroiI ing the dinner hour. . . .-To play for dancing and two shows a night Todd Rhodes and his orchestra return to Club Juana Saturday evening. ... At the Sheraton Sapphire Room Al Conte and his trio are in the fourth week of their second engagement. . . . Music by Dick Kefgen, harmonica player, stands out on the Club 509 bill. Dancers on the show include Susan, exotic; Latina, character, and the Sullivan Sisters. f 1 'P i it? i,vS as? i U ti .! ... J - iV"vA "WISH YOU WERE HERE' j Now! 1 1J At Sr. Cif. n. B. 1 111 Show Time 4DMS "Joan of Are." 11 a. m.. 1:12. 5:.'Sti. 7:48. 10 V. m. BROADWAY CAPITOI. Stase . 'how 4-26 7:19. 9:57 o nr. 'Johnny me Kye." 11:20 a. m.. 2:iJ. o:o. o.ia. D. TT1. (IN EH A "The Storm Within. 12 m . a P p m. "The Naked Woman. 1:24. 4 "A. 7:24. 10:24 p. m. DOWNTOWN Outrase." 11 a. m. l:2il. .1:40. 6. 8:20. 10:45 p. m. FOX "Amrriran Guerrilla in the Philippines." 11 a. m.. 1 no. 6. ' do. lO'.oU p. m. MADISON "The Sleeping- City." 11 a. 'm . 1:56. 4:52. 7:41. 10.30 p. m. MICHIGAN "Leti Dance." 11:56 a. m . 2.34. 5:12. 7:50. 10:28 P. m. F4I.MS "Kirs Solomon' Mines. " 11 a. m.. 1:17. 3:34. 5:51. 8 0S. 10:25 p. m ivithi tRTIHTS Tlw .Tacknot." :1 a. m.. 1:06. 2:63. 4:48. o 40. :(. i:t p. m. LAST 2 TONIC UT DAYS AT 8:30 BAKGAiN .MAT TOMORROW 2.40 & 1.80 SEASON'S TOP SMASH HIT! SYLVIA SIDNEY J31 r X IT r p Jim i hi DAVID COLE PATSY 1RUDER REGINA WALLACE E. 3 60. 3.00. 2.40. 1.80 AT 8:;!0 2v;J:sio. eve. Sth Theatre Guild Subscription Play Seats .Vow (W- THE THEATR: GUILD and JOHN C. WILSON ALFRED LYNN LUXT FOXTAXXE A ploy ky S. N. 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