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The Wilmington morning star. (Wilmington, N.C.) 1909-1990, April 28, 1940, Section Two, Image 18

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Gary Cooper, Andrea Leeds
David Niven Co-Starred
In Film
Fast-moving action, suspensefu
drama and red-biooded romance an
in store for moviegoers when the;
witness the showing of Samue
Goldwyn’s "The Real Glory," whicl
co-stars Gary Cooper, Andre;
Leeds and David Niven, showing a
the Bijou theatre tomorrow anc
Cooper plays the type of outdooi
role which lias made him one ol
the screen’s top-notch stars, por
traying a doctor who has joined
the army and come to work in the
Philippines to sharpen liis experi
Opposite Cooper, Miss Leeds and
David Niven turn in caital per
formances, the brunette beauty as
a visiting American, and Niven as
one of Cooper's buddies. Other
first-rate portrayals are handled by
such outstanding players as Regi
nald Owen, Broderick Crawford,
Kay Johnson, Vladimir Sokoloff,
Russell Hicks and Henry Kolker,
Brilliant sets and excellent photog
raphy mark the production through
out, and special words cf praise are
due Paul Widlicska and James Ba
sevi for the authentic settings and
special effects.
Directed with fine tempo and
pace by Henry Hathaway, ‘‘The
F.eal Glory” unfolds the story of
the Philippine Scouts, the unsung
heroes who restored law and order
in tile Philippines back in 1906
when the Moro tribesmen went on
the rampage and the native con
stabulary, eld by American offi
cers, put down the uprising.
The latest Paramount News
events precedes the feature on the
Crime-Adventure Picture
To Show Here Wednesday
Leaping from the action-drenched
paes of fiction's most amazing series
of crime-adventure melodramas, The
Saint, a dashing debonaire but
deadly killer, comes to the screen
of the Bijou theatre Wednesday in
the most exciting chapter of his
colorful career—‘‘The Saint’s Double
Trouble." Fourth in the highly pop
ular series of films based on the
novels by Leslie Charteris. the cur
rent drama again presents George
Sanders as Simon Templar, known
as The Saint, whose one-man crusade
against crime violates the tenets of
man-made Taws.
Featured with Sanders are such
fine players as Helene Whitney,
- Jonathan Hale, Bela Lugosi, Donald
MacBride, John F. Hamilton and
Thomas Ross. In addition to portray
T ing the leading role. Sanders is also
' cast as a dangerous jewel thief who
so resembled the lone wolf that he
uses the amazing likeness to cloak
" his ruthless criminal activities.
The program also includes a
Stooge comedy "Saved By The
Bells,’’ and the current chapter of
"The Green Hornet.’’
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Pidgeon-Durbin-Frances at Carolina
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Three of screentlom's most popular players, Walter Piilgeon,
{ Deanna Durbin and Kay Frances in “It's A Date,” latest Durbin
I musical romance which opens at the Market street house tomorrow.
‘It’s A Date’ To Open
At Carolina On Monday
'Charlie McCarthy, Detective'
Opens At Royal Here
On Wednesday
Garbo smiles! Baby Sandy talks!
Charlie McCarthy sings!
‘‘McCarthy sings" is the big news
in connection w i t h Universal’s
"Charlie McCarthy, Detective,’’
starring McCarthy and Bergen with
Mortimer Snerj, and which conies
Wednesday and Thursday to the
Royal theatre.
McCarthy breaks into song in his
role as a night club entertaiher (with
Bergen and Snerd) rendering a dit
ty. "I’m Charlie McCarthy, Detec
tive,” and then goes on to prove his
deducting and detecting abilities in
a first-class murder mystery which
breaks about his wooden ears.
Bergen and his precocious family
of assorted lumber are featured ard
starred with a cast which includes
Robert Cummings. Constance Moore,
John Sutton, Louis Calhern, Edgar
Kennedy. Samuel P. Hinds and W’e"
ren Hymer.
"Charlie McCarthy, Detective" is
a mystery play with high comedy re
lief by Bergen and his troupe. It was
produced and directed by Frank Tut
tle from an original by Robertson
White and Darrell Ware.
Extra entertainmena "Office
Duck” Donald Duck cartoon. Novel
ty and traveltnlk.
Deanna Durbin’s Most Col
orful Picture Will Run
Three Days
Heralded as Deanr.a Durbin's most
colorful motion picture, "It’s a
Date," which has its background in
Hawaii, will open tomorrow at the
Carolina theatre.
Marking another important for
ward step in the development of the
Universal star into more mature
roles, Deanna’s seventh film finds
her surrounded by a stellar cast.
Kay Francis and Walter Pidgeon
j share major honors. Eugene Pallette,
1 Lewis Howard of “First Love," Sam
j uel S. Hinds, Cissie Loftus, Fritz
( Feld, S. Z. Sakall, famous Euro
pean actor, Henry Stephenson, arc
| others.
The producer responsible for De
I anna's record of six consecutive hits,
Joe Pasternak, assumes the same
j post for "It's a Date."
Pasternak has contended that no
| Hollywood individual can claim the
! "discovery” of an actor or actress.
"Producers do not create talent.
; They merely offer an opportunity
j lor talent to be expressed," Paster
nak states. "Xot until the public
| lias a chance to accept or reject a
| personality is a ‘discovery’ made."
Nevertheless Pnsfprnn!,- is Hirert
ly credited with more than twenty
| important "finds" in the nine Amer.
I ican films he has produced.
-Most important Pasternak "find"
was, of course, Deanna herself. The
producer first presented her in
"Three Smart Girls," and his asso
ciation with her has continued
through six straight hits.
More recent Pasternak "discover
ies" are Gloria Jean. 11-year-old
singing star, and Billy Lenliart and
Kenneth Brown, tiny musical com
edy team, all three from "The Un
der-Pup"; Helen Parrish, "meanie"
of “Mad About Music" and now a
leading lady; Robert Moran in “First
One of the chief reasons for the
phenomenal record of six straight
hits registered with Deanna is the
extreme care with which her songs
arc selected.
"Deanna's songs must stand the
test of our committee of five,”
Charles Previn, studio musical di
rector, explains. ’ “The group con
sists of Deanna, producer Joe Pas
ternak, the director, in this case
William Seiter, her music teacher,
Andres de Segurola, and myself.
"There are three main factors con
sidered. First and most important
is the song's relationship to the
story; second is the style of Dean
na’s voice; a lyric soprano; third is
the effectiveness of the number for
its chosen ’spot’ in the film."
Deanna's songs arc woven logic
ally into her stories, and each must
suit the script situation perfectly.
The star’s tour numbers in “It’s
a Date" are "Loch Lomond," "Mu
setta's Street Song” from Puccini's
"La Boheme;" Schubert’s “Ave Ma
ria;” and one popular number, “Love
Is All," by Pinky Tomlin and Harry
Tom Brown, Peggy Moran
Featured /n Bijou Movie
Picturing- hilarious adventures of
a traveling salesman anti a runaway
heiress in a story which blends
music with gay romance, Universal’s
"Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love.”
comes Thursday to the Bijou thea
Tom Brown and Peggy Moran
carry the love interest in the film,
which brings to the screen the song
sensation, "Oh. Johnny, How You
Can Love,” sung by glamorous voic
ed radio songstress Betty Jane
Allen Jenkins is seen as a comedy
gangster who hitches a ride with the
boy and girl. He then tries to
handle the job of both cupid and kid
napper as they ride wildly toward
the Canadian border. Favorites in
the supporting cast include Juanita
Quigley, brilliant child actress, Isa
bel Jewell, Donald Meek in a whim
sical "milquetoast” characterization,
Horace McMahon, Joe Downing and
Jack Arnold.
The program also includes a car
toon, novelty and the latest News
Baby elephants often remain with
the mother for as long as 10 years.
Cattle-Rustlers On Mexicar
Border Shown In Friday

Cattle-rustling along the Mexican
border during the ’Eighties com
prises the basis of “Bullet Code,”
latest starring vehicle for George
O’Brien, playing Friday and Satur
day at the Royal.
Laid in the days when rustlers,
blocked in disposing of their stolen
herds in this country, were driving
them over the line into Mexico,
where they could get a good price
with no questions asked, the film
is said to be one of the most excit
ing of all the noted outdoor star's
O'Brien plays the role of a young
rancher who believes that he killed
one of his own cowboys during a
rustler attack on his herd. In at
tempting to make amends for the
crime he encounters the cowboy’s
cattleman-father, finding him deep
ly involved in a mysterious struggle
for possession of his property.
The young ranchman immediately
takes part in the affair, and man
ages to untangle the mystery after
a series of thrilling adventures. He
also learns that he is innocent of
the death of the cowboy, and this
leads to a romance with the cattle
man's pretty daughter.
With Virginia Vale playing the
heroine for the third time opposite
O'Brien, the cast of the offering
also includes Howard Hickman,
Walter Miller, Slim Whitaker.
Extra! Extra! First chapter of
thrilling new chapter play. "The
Shadow.” Last chapter “Zorro's
Fighting Legions."
"The Shadow” stalks from the
pages of fiction and the ether waves
of the air into thrilling screen life
at the Royal theatre on next Friday
and Saturday and will continue ev
ery Friday and Saturday thereafter.
Columbia's 13-chapter super-serial
presents The Shadow in one of his
most thrilling adventures as lie
fights against the terrorism of a
mysterious underworld czar, known
only as the Black Tiger. Victor
Jorv plays the title role and Veda
Ann Borg is his leading lady as the
master criminologist escapes from
the death traps, the lethal gases,
the cunning snares and deadly bul
lets of his diabolical and ruthless
On the same program are the last
chapter of "Zorro's Fighting Leg
ion.” George O'Brien in "Bullet
Code” and the News.
Red Cross First Aid
Course Planned Here
A new Red Cross first' aid class
will begin at New Hanover High
school tomorrow morning under rlie
direction of R. J. Divine, voluntary
instructor of the Wilmington Red
Cross chapter, it was announced
yesterday by Mrs. Ida B. Speiden,
executive secretary.
Ninety-six boys and girls have
received certificates from tlie Ameri
can Red Cross, after completing the
standard course. R. J. Divine ha
completed two classes, one of boy;
and one of girls, in the past two
months. The class beginning tomor
row will consist of boys interested
in completing the Standard course
of first aid.
If enough girls show interest in
the work, William Troutman, ,Tr..
who has assisted with the two pre
vious classes, will instruct another
class for girls.
V- W. Glisson will instruct a
class for women Monday night in
the Red Cross office located in the
customs house. All interested are in
vited to attend these classes at 7:30
Wednesday and Thursday at Royal
( liarlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen, Constance Moore and Mortimer
Snerd in “Charlie McCarthy, Detective,” playing at the Royal Wed
nesday and Thursday.
* Broadway Melody Of’40’
Will Show At Carolina
Dancing as you like it. From
rapid - fire taps to the dreamiest
uf waltztime. From exotic rhumbas
to fanciful ballet. That is the line
up of dance events presented in
"Broadway Melody of 1940" star
ring Fred Astaire and Eleanor
Powell, starting Thursday at the
Carolina theatre, and offering au
diences what is acclaimed the great
est thrill of tlie year for combined
terpsiehorean and dramatic enter
“Broadway Melody of 1940" covers
the field of dancing thoroughly.
Ensemble numbers, solos and duets
have been evenly spaced through
out the fast-moving story plot,
weaving it into an eye-filling and
colorful whole.
Novelty has been stressed in the
clever staging of the nine- dance
numbers. The most elaborate is
Colo Porter's "Begin the Beguine,"
which has the advantage of a 60
foot mirror background which slow
ly turns to change the scene. "Be
gin and Beguine" consists of two
definite parts. The routine, as con
ceived !>y Astaire and Powell, be
gins with the slow, exotic rhythm
in which it was written. It works
| from this into a swing-time version
j with a complete change of costume
and tlie vocal antics of the Andrew
j "Please Doijfl Munkey with Broad
I "’ay. as dam-cd by Astaire and
George Murphy, sartorially perfect
in top hats, white ties and tails,
combines the clever words of .a
m-.v Cole Porter tune with an irn
av. mative dance number in which
the two ' rlu a duel to the death
with tlmir ivory-tipped canes.
In the waltz department. Miss
Powell arid George Murphy hold
sway to another new Porter tune,
“Between You and Me.” The mod
ernistic sot. in ivory and gold, fea
tures a tower and a steep ramp.
’1 his ramp provides one of the
most thrilling moments of the num
ber when the two dancers, stand
ing in waltz position, glide down
its slippery surface in perfect time
to the music. Smaller ramps, on
either side of the large one, prove
o 11 'j -1 ive props in earlier sequences
of the number.
As for specialties, Astaire is re
sponsible for an exciting routine in
which he dances over and under
since props scattered about a re
in n sal stage which forms the set
ting lor the number. The musical
selection, “I've Got My Eyes on
'i on. is cleverly illustrated when
the dancer goes through portions of
sheet music, bearing Miss Powell’s
picture, as a partner.
Twenty young men dancers pro
vide the background for Eleanor i
Powell’s fast tapping specialty, and j
a dance in a sidewalk cafe gives j
both Powell and Astaire a chance
to have some dancing fun. The
“Pierrot and Pierrette’’ sequence,
done entirely in the black and white
satin, is a photographic gem and
finds Miss Powell doing ballet
work for the first time since her
initial appearance on the screen.
Pioneer Trek To Oregon
Billed Friday At Bijou
Containing all the sur-fire enter
tainment ingredients for a western
picture, Monogram’s “Roll Wagons
Roll,” the first film Tex Ritte:
has made since his extensive per
sonal appearance tour opens Fri
day for a two day engagement at
the Bijou theatre.
A musical epic of the pioneer
trek to Oregon, “Roll Wagons Roll"
is the story of the efforts of the
fur traders to keep the settlers out
of the northwest, and tells how
Tex is commissioned by the army
to protect the wagon trains on
their hazardous journey across the
plains in the face of Indian at
tacks encouraged by the traders.
Because Tex recognizes the lead
er of the Benson train as a no
torious killer, and persuades Ben
on and his daughter to change
their route, he is blamed when
Indians attack the wagons.
Th^ p.ogram also includes a
Musical Comedy “Ranch House
Romeo," and the current chapter
of “Overland With Kit Carson."
LONDON, England.—CP)—A man
was feeding a camel in Chessington
zoo in August, 1938. His mind on the
income tax and his wife's new hat,
lie handed the camel an apple. The
camel took the apple and topped it
off with a bite of the man’s hand.
The man got a lawyer. The lawyer
said the question was whether the
camel was a domestic animal. If
it wasn't, people shouldn’t be allow
ed to feed it. He said the zoo ought
to pay the man for injuries to his
hand. But the court said different,
granting the camel domestic status.
‘The Light That Failed’ Will '
Show At Royal On MondQv
The motion picture treatment of
Rudyard Kipling's most famous
novel, “The Light That Failed,"
opens Monday at the Royal theatre,
with as impressive a cast as has
ever graced a movie.
The ever-popular Ronald Colman
plays the role of handsome Dick
Heldar, swashbuckler, artist and
war reporter, cast in the heroic
mold as only Kipling could east a
hero, who for almost two genera
tions was the heart-interest of girls
and women throughout the world.
The role of Torpenhow, soldier-of
fortune and war correspondent, who
“fathered" the rapscallion Heldar
and made him the sensation of
London, is played by Walter Hus
ton, veteran of many outstanding
motion picture dramas and Broad
way productions, the latest of
which was “Knickerbocker’s Holi
day," one of New York’s outstand
ing recent stage productions.
The role of Bessie, the street
gamin whom Heldar befriends, only
to have her turn on him in what
is one of the strongest, climac ic
scenes in modern literature, is por
trayed by beautiful Ida Lupin o,
wdiile the part of Maisie, the girl
he loved, is played by a t> ....
to the screen—lovely m„, , j'*
lus, of the New York
The big supporting cast
Dudley Digges, whose perf'^'
in the Broadway stage ,»•...nc*
“On Borrowed Time, ' ; ‘; °n
cal history; Ernest Const,. ,":e3tr|'
Irwni, Clyde Cook, James cf6’
and over four hundred , rey
tilers and natives. S)1,
Added entertainment ,
Happy Pappy,’ a ca:
Play.” a Sportlight T , |!
News. lA'-*n
Ordinarily the best place , ... '
console pianos is fiat (i '■*
wall or at right angles tc tile *
Never set it across a r ,
,u aakj,
you find this results ir better '
qualities. A grand piano is Us„ |J
placed with its long side otaina
wall, and since this is ^ f
ment generally used by ace,
ed musicians, it is well to place i’-’
piano so that at least pvt ,,f !'*
keyboard is visible to others jn
TO nm .
Exciting, pulse-firing drama of the
Philippines — with Gary Cooper in
his most stirring role! A great ro
mantic adventure and one of Samuel
Goldwyn’s finest dramatic triumphs
.. a film that will thrill America!
At 10:4o-12:lo-2:05-3:r.r.-r,:45-7:35-9:25 ★ Feature 13 Minutes Later
»se.”u- zxsr
With George Sanders,
Helene Whitney
_ .. ' tom grown
“Roll Wagons Roll”
t 1
theatrehetomeonm!,0r‘»’1’’1st?,,'rin? Gi,rv which plays at the Biio„
3 GRAND Hits In One Week!!
Monday & Tuesday
While he blazed his story on a battle,
field, two women loved hi::;. ,.a(.|j j,
her own fashion . . . one challenging
. . . the other, inspiringly,
“The Light
That Failed”
Adults Porks' fig Cartoon and News / -\
Matinee Shows start 11:15-1:15-3:15-7:15-9:15. N 7 tilv)tw
0 Q J« Feature 23 Minutes Later /-/V r^t '
Night • s's'f'T /I-7 I
eMrn’ ;
. . . Pick up “Baby Face Bergen” and
“Searface Snerd” . . . They’re Killer
Dillers! . . . Sherlock McCarthy speaking—
That is all!
chas. McCarthy
"chas. McCarthy,
—Extra— I
Donald Duck Cartoon & Novelty /
Geo. O’Brien in “BULLET CODE” /
First Chapter of “THE SHADOW”
CTor a cJuneful Whirl of fR omance !
Step Out With CDea ana I
It's a Date' You'll
Long Remember!
For the Th;ill-timj
Of A Life-time!
win KAY QL ?■
PIDGEGN "Loch Lomond’’ v
Lewis HOWARD “Me yiaria"
Eugene^ALLETTE “Musetta’s Street H-.-W
iARRY OWENS oni From “La Bohenie' ^
his Royal Hawaiians ® m
/ r
Performances At
Feature 20 Minutes Later
— Coming Thursday —
* with Fred Astaire — Eleanor Powell

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