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Imperial Theatre Next Features A VARIED WEEK **»•**•• New Hits And A Stage Show Booked “All Quiet On The Western Front,” a truthful and graphic screen presentation of the famous war novel, which will be shown Sunday only at the Imperial, in its new uncensored version is a drama of deep human emotions and a timely indictment of modern war. Now the truth can be told, scenes removed from this picture before its original release have been restored in full, to tell even more starkly the dross and bitter ness of the last war and the pres ent war. These scenes, as well as new scenes which bring the panorama of war up to date, intensify the drama of Remarque’s famous war book and aid in telling more sharp s' the immortal story of “Paul summer," a youth of 18 whose ,ind, body and soul are subjected .o the burning white heat of mod ern warfare. Lew Ayres gives a performance that has seldom been surpassed in the role of the youth transformed from a schoolboy in a German vil lage to a soldier boy in the trenches. Slim Summerville, the late Louis Wolheim and many other players give unforgettable portrayals in the film which is truly one of the greatest ever made. Winner of countless international awards, “All Quiet" has many scenes which remain permanently etched upon the minds of the au dience . . . the brief midnight ren dezvous with three French girls a cross a river when “Paul Baum mer" believes himself in love . . . the ceaseless foraging for food of "Katczinsky,” played by Wolheim . . . and finally the death of Ayres as his hand reached over the trench for a butterfly. When he dies it is with a smile of quiet satisfaction and his death is such a small part of the war that the day’s bulletin reads: “All quiet on the Western Front.” James Cagney and Priscilla Lane, co-starring in “The Roaring Twenties”, (which is reviewed on the opposite page), will be present ed to the Imperial patrons Monday Tuesday. ****** “Miracle on Mhin Street,” in which Margo and Walter Abel are co-starred, will be shown Wednes day only at the Imperial. The pic ture was released recently and has ■not yet been reviewed. “Manhattan Revels”, reviewed ■ elsewhere on this page, will be pre sented on the stage. * * * * * * 'An intelligent camera has been aimed at the Broadway scene and the excitement-jammed, drama packed, result is “The Night of Nights”, which will be shown to Imperial patrons Thursday-Friday. The cast headlines Pat O’Brien, Olympe Bradna and Roland Young. The film takes us backstage for an authentic and stirring glimpse of the people who make the world behave for brief spells in the thea tre. It reveals the intimate side of the great world of make-believe whose borders are not always clearly marked. The Lambs Club, celebrated haunt of the men who guide the destinies of the show world, forms part of the colorful background of the story which has to do with IDan O’Farrell, playwright, player and producer, who skids down the ladder after a crack-up that fol lows his wife’s leaving him. Twen ty years later Dan receives word from his daughter that she is to visit New York. Dan pretends to be a big shot, but his daughter sees through his masquerade. With the help of Dan’s old friends, she manages to rehabili tate him. He steps forth to re conquer the street that once licked him and writes a wind-up to the film that he’d have considered a sock finish for any of his plays. * * * * * * The Three Mesquiteers will be seen Saturday only at the Imperial in their latest picture, “Three Texas Steers.” “Overland With Kit Carson” will be added. EUROPEAN STARS IN SHOW HERE Joe Clauser, whose new stage how, “Manhattan Revels”, is book ed for the matinee and night per formances at the Imperial next Wednesday, December 13th, is re ported to have arranged an out standing show for his 1939-40 tour. It is said that he has combined an array of talent that will amuse the most ardent vaudeville fan, and in addition will direct his own band, the “Manhattan Swingsters,” for the new revue. Clauser has just returned from a tour of Australia and New Zea land, where he is reported to have gathered some clever ideas for his show. Now that the war is on in Europe, Mr. Clauser has had the pick of several European acts of the novelty type, which will win favor in this country. As he has had a great deal of experience in producing this type of show, “Man hattan Revels" is being looked for ward to with a great deal of en thusiasm locally. Among other acts, “Manhattan Revels” features the Reidinger Bros., an outstanding acrobatic act, late of Europe. The two young men feature a routine called “Mus cles in Rhythm,” and are said to work with great ease while per forming the most sensational feats of strength. Another act described as “tops” in the list offered by “Manhattan Revels” is Andrews, De Wald and Madeline, composed of two boys and a beautiful girl, reported to have just returned from the war DIAL R-394 PROGRAM WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 1939 h Admission ■■ ■■ 10c rss 15c sun! Louis Hayward-Joan Fontaine Duke of West Point Added: Mandrake, the Magician MON.-TUES. Mickey Rooney-Walter Connolly The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn WED.-THURS. Rita Johnson-Tom Neal They All Come Out FRI-SAT Bob Steele YOUNG BLOOD Added: The Phantom Creeps zone in Europe. They are said to present one of the outstanding adagio acts to be seen by theatre goers this season, and are proving to be a great hit of the revue wherever it plays. Other featured acts include A1 Ruskin and Ruth Norman, comedy team, Johnny Galvin, described as “the Musical Wizard,” and Danny Dennis, offering a juggling and roping specialty. In addition there will be the band and other attrac tions on the stage. On the screen, Margo and Walter Abel will be seen in “Miracle On Main Street”. TOWN TALK Mrs. P. V. Matthews spent the week-end in Burlington. Mrs. Margaret Pappendick of E izabeth City is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Pappendick. Miss Evelyn Johnson and Mrs. Geo. Pappendick spent Thursday in Richmond. Mrs. R. L. Hasty of Seaboard is visiting Mrs. W. J. Hasty here this week. Misses Dorothy Balmer and Ev elyn Bruce of Seaboard spent the week-end here with Miss Janie Hasty. Mrs. Anna Barnes visited rela tives at Jackson Sunday. Mrs. Mildred Moore and daugh ter, Miss Mildred Lee Moore, spent Thursday in Norfolk. Mrs. Geo. Pappendick, Misses Emma Matthews and Llewellyn Matthews spent the week-end in Winston-Salem. Mr. and Mrs. Leon Walters spent Sunday in Pittsboro. Mrs. J. M. Grizzard, Mrs. J. P. Grizzard, Miss Florine Holt and Miss Ann Grizzard spent Saturday in Norfolk. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Lynch and children visited Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Edmonds in Brunswick Sunday. Mrs. F. C. Williams, Mrs. J. P. Bmi Grizzard and Mrs. Carrol! Wilson were recent visitors in Richmond. Miss Ann Little Masemore of Wadesboro spent the Thanksgiving holidays here with Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Williams. Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Rochelle spent Thanksgiving in Spartanburg, S. C., returning home by Asheville, N. C. Mrs. Eugene Lehman spent Sat urday in Richmond. Mrs. Burla White of Portsmouth was the guest of Mrs. Nolie Ful ghum Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Medlin and Mrs. L. W. Clements spent Thurs day in Richmond. Miss Wilma McDaniel spent Thursday at her home in Fayette ville. Brooks Jeffries returned Sunday from Petersburg. Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Wyke and daughters, Nancy and Catherine, spent Thursday at Richmond. Miss Ella Lassiter was the week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Lassiter in Boykins, Va. Misses Delphia Harris, Christine Chapman and Evelyn Tilghman spent Thursday in Richmond. Mrs. B. Lancaster returned Thursday from Nashville. Mr. and Mrs. Jay Thompson spent Thursday in Norfolk. Mrs. R. J. Jeffers, Miss Ella Lassiter, and Miss Violet Jeffers were visitors in Richmond Thurs day. Mrs. Beaman Helms, Mrs. Jack Downing, Mrs. Jimmie Curran and Mrs. J. A. Stephens spent Thursday in Richmond. Mrs. J. P. Pruden of Greenville, N. C. was the guest of her daugh ter, Mrs. Earl Rook, Monday. Miss Elizabeth Faison of Ports mouth spent the week-end here with her sister, Mrs. W. G. Bunch. Misses Bettie Gober of Marietta, Ga., Bettie Tuscano of Milford, Pa., Virginia Haile of Baltimore, Md., and Abbey Deshon of Mobile, Al abama, students of I>uke Universi ty, spent the Thanksgiving holi days here as guests of Miss Sara C. Towe. Mrs. Fred Floyd and children of Plymouth visited relatives here during the week-end. Rev. and Mrs. F. W. Haynie and daughter, Jean, spent Thursday in Richmond. Earl Rook, Jr., returned Sunday after spending the holidays with his grandparents in Greenville. Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Cox spent Thursday in Williamston with Mr, and Mrs. Stacey Cox. > FOR this Sign J this Battle_ IMPCCHAL WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 Joe Clausser — Presents — A NEW REVUE with American and European Stars: MANHATTAN REVELS —featuring— Andrews, DeWald, Madeline Ruskin and Norman Johnny Galvin Reidinger Bros. Danny Dennis and The Wayne Sisters wwt ■ ya b ni|| q mi I ilLJ r J 1 ITTTiFl • PLUS—On the Screen— MARGO and WALTER ABEL in "MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET"