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Hollywood Is Indignant
Over Terror Societies “Black Legion,” at the Earle, Is Effective . If Not Pretty Drama—Harry Reser Tops Stage Bill. BY JAY CARMODY. IT IS not the usual way of Hollywood to become indignant Yet because it does just that in "The Black Legion," the film which opened yesterday at the Earle, it achieves an effect sufficiently different to make audiences sit up and take more than average notice. The particular thing about which Hollywood is Indignant is implied in the title of the film, namely, secret terroristic societies. By showing the manner in which such groups operate,*; Warner Bros, contrive to preach as powerful a sermon as you are likely to hear in months of film-going. “The Black Legion,” of course, is more than a sermon. It is a very dramatic piece of photography pecu liarly designed to make the spectator painfully aware that all is not perfect In this best-of-all-possible worlds. A foreword tells the audiences of “The Black Legion” that the whole thing Is entirely fictitious. You can believe that If you want to, but if you remember what the newspapers were saying not so long ago about goings-on in Michigan and other spots in the Midwest you will find a striking par allel between those reports and what happens In the Warner Bros.’ latest production. One would swear, in the vague way that such things are remembered, that the reporters who wrote those stories wrote the script of •‘The Black Legion.” The connection Is at least that close. * * * * T-IUMAN nature Is mirrored merci A lessly in this picture. It is shown as full of deficiencies which permit otherwise decent individuals to be lured within the odious orbit of ter roristic groups and to be kept there by a craven fear after they have become aware of the original error In Joining. The implications of "The Black Legion” are that the human species is base, stupid and cruel and Its eloquence is such that the spectator comes away feeling that It Is not far from correct. Briefly, its story is that of a factory worker who feels that he has been treated unjustly when a bright co-worker, bom of alien parents, Is promoted to the foremanship to which the former aspired. At first, he is nat urally and normally disappointed. Disappointment, however, turns to vengefulness when he hears the appeal of an alien baiter who sees an oppor tunity grow rich through organizing 100-per-cent Americans. The disap pointed 100-per-center joins up and becomes the unhappy, but terrified, tool of the society in a series of burn ings, floggings, and finally a murder of his best friend. As an expose of the methods of such groups, the film Is one of the most remorseless things that Holly wood has contrived. In its unpleasant ness, however, it achieves a fascina tion that many a film built around a more pleasant subject could never hope to achieve. One of the excellent reasons for this circumstance is Humphrey Bo gart. If you don’t recognize the name, he is the chap who played Duke Mantee in “The Petrified Forest.” In his latest film Bogart gives a per formance in nowise inferior to that which enabled him almost to steal his first picture from Leslie Howard. Others in the cast who give excellent performances are Erin O'Brien-Moore as the wife of Bogart, Helen Flint as a lady of darkness and Samuel Hinds as the judge. As the agent of the intelligent society, Mr. Hinds speaks a piece at the end of the film which is one of the few things in it designed to send the audience home feeling it cannot be so bad, after all. "The Black Legion” is not a pretty film. Indeed, it is quite the reverse. But it makes effective drama just the same. * * * a Tyf USIC is the dominant note of the Earle's stage show. It would have to be with Harry Reser and his radio orchestra providing the headline act. Mr. Reser and his boys have been around a long time now, filling theaters and the ether with melody. They have remained so long because they know just what kind of music has the highest ear appeal. Particu larly is this true of Reser himself. If there is such a thing as a banjo virtuoso, Reser must be it. Yesterday afternoon’s audience obviously felt that way about it, and succeeding ones will be no different. Paul Gerrits, Vic and Lamar and the Keene twins constitute three other acts which with the feature and Reser add up to a bill that would not need a two-reel “Popeye" to be good. The two-reeler, however, is thrown in for extra measure, and It's very fine "Popeye.” New Film At Capitol Has Drama “Beloved Enemy” Is Treated With Sympathy. THERE is ever drama in the con flict between devotion to a woman and devotion to duty. The new motion picture at the Capitol, Samuel Goldwyn's "Beloved Enemy,” is no exception. It is an engrossing cinema story, told with both power and tenderness. Power and tenderness, of course, may not be exactly what you would term sister emotions, but they both can apply to a motion picture dealing with romance and the Irish rebellion. The romance is treated with sympathy and feeling and the bloody days of Erin’s troubles certainly provide drama that is forceful and moving. This is not another “Informer” Mr. Goldwyn has built out of those trying times, but it is a sincere story with drama aplenty. Even though you know all the time it is intelligent and skillful cinema trickery, you can’t help but become exceedingly interested In this case of the Irish leader in love with an English girl and torn between the cause and his heart. The story, in this case, benefits appreciably through the fact it is performed with considerable integrity by an accomplished cast. Brian Aheme is an actor both capable enough and sensitive enough to create perfectly the lad with a blaze in his soul for his Ireland and fire in his heart for the girl he loved. It is an intelligently conceived and warmly alive characterization Aherne has turned in. Miss Merle Oberon, the girl in the case, is another motion picture per former who has the skill and the feeling to create a screen character who seems real. She does so here with the utmost sympathy. There are others, too—Colin Clive and Donald Crisp, particularly—who seem to have been plucked from the Ireland of the time instead of from a casting list. Eleanor Holm (Jarrett) and Art Jarrett headline the Capitol’s stage ahow, this time without benefit of Mr. Jarrett’s orchestra. In all due credit to the band Art had when he last was here, it must be said that Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett get along quite well without it. They sing pleasantly (though Mr. Jarrett's voice l* a little better than his swimming star wife’s), they clown a bit about that Olympic business, they seem to be very fond of one another and yesterday evening the customers liked them very much. The rest of the bill is uniformly enjoyable. There’s some good dancing, gome straight and some comedy, by Rosa Wyse, Jr„ and June Mann: there’s robust humor by Italian Comic Harry Burns and his cohorts, and the Honey family start the proceedings off with their smoothly accomplished difficult acrobatics. —H .M. NAMED TO WEST POINT Two Washingtonians Take Test March 2 for Army Academy. Two residents of the District of Co lumbia have been named by President jtoosevelt as candidates lor the March 3 entrance examination with a view to admission to the United States Military Academy, West Point, July 1. They are Ernest H. Burt, Jr., 1413 Shepherd street, and Booth Thomas, 3431 Thirty-fourth street. John Ed ward Gross, Fort Belvolr, Va., also was announced as a presidential ap pointee from the United States at larze. , javid C. Clagett, Upper Marlboro, Md., was named as the candidate fro/n the filth. Maryland district. a. “PATIENCE” IS RECEIVED WITH VIGOROUS ACCLAIM A FRIDAY night audience which entirely ignored the fact that “Patience” is not one of the most popular of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas possessed an apparently in satiable appetite for it at the National Theater last night. Its applause may not have been the peak for the two week engagement of the D'Oyly Carte company, but it was not far from that lofty pinnacle. “Patience” is not the most singable thing in the repertoire of the com pany, but apparently its members never had heard such a thing for they sang it with the same astonishing zest that they do the simpler and more familiar works. It is satirical, of course, but a satire that is garbed in such infectious good humor that it turned out to be one ef the most amusing of the nine operas. One of the happiest things to be said for “Patience” is that it has Martyn Green in one of his more spirited moods. Mr. Green is the "fleshly poet” of the pl'ce and it is a part in which he positively revels. Few actors or singers revel more appealingly than Mr. Green. Darrell Fancourt’s bass voice and basso figure decorate the part of the colonel, and his song in the first act was one of the most enthusiastically reoeived bits of the evening. When Fancourt finished with the encores, with the help of the chorus, there were no possible variations. Like its predecessors, "Patience” is beautifully dressed. —J. C. Keith Film A Challenge To Society IF SOCIETY is not ashamed of itself after seeing "You Only Live Once,” then It is precisely the kind of stupid animal which the film that opened at Keith’s yesterday would imply. The smugness with which the non criminal class may regard itself comes off a bad second best in this film, a dramatic thing which deals with a young couple driven t- despair, hunger, robbery, murder and finally death, when all they wanted in this world was the right to live and love. Be cause of a misguided, but never ma licious childhood, the youth had a prison past. He wanted to go straight when the girl and his apparent chance to do so arrived, but society said "no” in terms too ugly to be disbelieved. So, because there was nothing else to do, the lad went wrong again and for love of him the girl went also. The tone of this picture, which Walter Wanger made with the money and the blessing ot United Artists, is a continuous high-pitched snarl. It is designed to shock complacent citi zens out of their complacency. If it fails of that, it nevertheless should succeed In making most spectators pause and think. Not all of filmland’s product can hope to achieve that much. Henry Fonda is the youth who is not allowed to go straight His part is one In which any good actor would revel. It gives him a chance to run the scale of the emotions from tender love for the girl to savage despair over the ways of society In general. If he hits a false note here and there It is lost in the general excellence of his performance. Sylvia Sidney is the girl who be lieves in Fonda’s “Eddie Taylor." More than that, she loves him. She sticks by her faith and her love until violent death overtakes them both and she Is convincing al. the way. There are other meritorious per formances In this film, notably those of William Oargan, a prison chaplain; Bart cm McLane, as a public defender with a striking perception of right and wrong, and Jean Dixon, who is her usually reliable self in the part of an elder sister. —J. C. Her Film Returns SONJA HENIE, World champion figure skater, makes her initial film appear ance in the leading role in “One in a Million,” the screen musical which came to Loew's Columbia yesterday to start its second week on F street. De Mille’s ‘The Plainsman’ Tells Epic Frontier Story — Wild Bill9 Hickock’s Career Provides Drama for His Latest Motion Picture at the Palace. BY HARRY MacARTHUR. CECIL B. DE MILLE hasn’t often missed In the past. He hasn’t missed, either, in this newest of his motion pictures, “The Plainsman,” which opened at LoeWa Palace today and which was shown the critics of the town Wednesday. The story of “Wild Bill” Hlckock is a vigorous and red-blooded entertainment from beginning to end. It’s more than just pleasant to see those legendary two-fisted gents who Mniea westward wun me country si frontier live again and again do that fighting which helped stretch the United States from one ocean to the other. There’s a thrill in seeing "Wild BiU,” "Buffalo Bill” Cody, ‘‘Calamity Jane," Gen. Custer and the others fight those battles that helped make the plains safe for the white man. Even If you are Inclined to agree that Yellow Hand has a pretty strong argument when he tells ‘‘Wild BUI" Hickock that the white man belongs In the land of the rising sun and it's his own fault if he gets hurt trying to take the plains and the buffalo away from the Indian, it’s still a thrilling motion picture. It is fairly well known by this time that De MUle started out to make a film based upon the life of ‘‘Buffalo BUI” Cody and then discovered, as soon as the scenario got under way, that this “Wild BiU” Hickock was even better . “copy” than his better known pal. So ‘‘The Plainsman” turned Into a colorful film story about a colorful citizen—a chap who could draw a pair of six-shooters quicker than a censor can snip a kiss. * * * * TT HAS Ufe and fire and vigor, but A it's more than just an exciting yam of the old West. Much more. Basi cally, It's the recounting of Hickock’s battles with the Indians, his shooting of a trio of soldiers (before they shot him, and not just for fun), his "arrest” by "Buffalo Bill,” his final capture of the gang selUng firearms to the Indians, his love for “Calamity f Jane" and his final Ignominious death with a bullet in his back. But the De Mille touch makes It bigger than the story of one man. De Mille, for one thing, knows how to handle masses of people In a man ner no one else In Hollywood seems to know. There’s one particular sequence—the ambushing of an am munition train by a horde of Indians 1 and the resultant battle, led by Hickock and Cody—that's as brutal and thrill ing a piece of warfare as was that storming of Acre in ‘‘The Crusades.’* * * * * rJ'HE entire cast, from the stars down to the Indians (who are mighty Indianish looking Indians, in cidentally), performs ‘‘The Plains man” with a high degree of skill and a simulation of reality that Is some thing near to flawless. Gary Cooper, as "Wild Bill” Hickock, has a role to which he is admirably suited If the descriptions of Hickock are anything like accurate. Lean, gangling, soft spoken and hard-fisted he is supposed to have been, and that’s the sort of a fellow Cooper makes him—not a "bad man” but a patriot ready to do battle at the drop of a hand toward a holster. Cooper has done a fine job. Jean Arthur, tou, has turned in a fine performance and has created what will pass for a true-to-life "Calamity Jane.’’ Her characteriza tion of the hard-boiled lass who wore leather pants but had a soft heart just the same is a consistent one which matches Cooper’s for authenticity. The rest of the players—particularly Charles Bickford, John Miljan, Victor Varconi, James Ellison and Porter Hall—contribute characters as real as the story in which they appear. CAPT. SHARP TO RETURN Will Eeaaeume Post an Director ! of Navy Officer Personnel. Navy Department officials an nounced yesterday that Capt. Alex ander Sharp has returned to Wash ington to assume his duties as direc tor of officer personnel. Capt. Sharp was recently discharged from treatment at Fitzsimmons Gen eral Hospital at Denver. Colo. He will be on duty here in the Bureau of Navigation at the department. He has made his home here at 1545 Thirty-fifth street. Additional Amusements Page C-16 RnlV#. \ k i W NOW Mu£c tf/UA" [ERNE STACK / IN PIRSON ELEANOR HOLM^f v ART JARRETT VNE IN if MILLION I Vj SONJAHfNIf AOOLPHS MENJOU^ ITBSTsE^nTBEw?! Leave your ear with the “Bed Cap” I attendant!—Poole’s Aoto Service. [ CAYETY BLRLESK ALL THIS WEEK “HINDA WASSAL” COMING SUNDAY “BOZO SNYDER” THE ^MAX ^WHO ^NEVER ^ SPEAKS^ CtMtltutiow Hall. Sun. Aft., Fab. 7, 4 P. M. ITURBI Calabratsd Saanlth Plaalit— la Recital. gwti SI.10. SI.65. S2 10. Mrs. Dority i, HOP 8 Ceaftitirtl.a Hall. Tuts. Eva.. Feb. 16. 1:50 n lAOTin**’"""’ M,tra* °6*ra Aim. I LnUtf inW an, Dtruy'i, 1300 6 »t. dancing! The Jack Rollins Studios “Smart Dancing'' BALL BOOM STAGE 1611 Conn. Ave.Pec. 5770 * PEGGY KELLY SCHOOL OF THE DANCE Beginner . . . Intermediate . . . Advanced Classes for Children and Adults Ballet, Tap. Modern Technique Acrobatic—Professional and Ad vanced Tap classes Scientific ex ercises I or body-building and re ducing under supervision Miss Kelly. Students registering now will be. presented in Spring Revue Studio. 101* IRth St. N.W. Phone STerlinr 9*** I -■ ACADEMY °f Per&,‘ W ft'00"1 E. Lawrence Phillips' Theatre feautlful Continuous Prom 1:00 P.M. "WOMEN ARE TROUBLE." with STUART ERWIN and PAUL KELLY. SANTA FE BOUND.” with TOM TYLER and JEANNE MARTEL. A CliTAN CLARENDON. VA. AdfllUn ELEANOR WHITNEY and TOM BROWN In "ROSE BOWL." PA DAI IN A 11U> and N. C. Are. S.E. LAKULINA Yellowstone" and "BACK TO NATURE." PIDPI r 210.1 Penna. Are. N.W. LIKLLE. Free Parkins. 2090 K St. STAN LAUREL snd OLIVER HARDY in “OUR RELATIONS." Musical. News. nilMDADTAN >343 Wisconsin Are. UUIYlcAKlUN robs aiexandfr and ANNE NAGEL In "HERE COMES CARTER.” Chapter No. 3. "Darkest Africa." Also Comedy. CA1DI AWN ANACOSTIA. D. C. rAIKLAWN victor mclaglen m “THE MAGNIFICENT BRUTE " I ITTI V 9th Between F and O Ul ILC Acoustlcon Equipped. LAST TIME FREDRIC MARCH and CHARLES LAUGHTON in “LES MISERABLES.” Tomorrow—"STRANGE INTERLUDE.**_ DDINfTCC liio H st. n.e. rKINLE.99 Double Feature MARY CARLISLE In “LADY. BE CARE FUL." BOB LIVINGSTON in "THE THREE MESQUITSERS "_ crrn «?« Georrla Are. 9LLU Silrer Sorinc. Md. Matiner 1:00 p.M. “THE BIG GAME,” ALL-AMERICAN FOOTBALL STARS. “CALIFORNIA MAIL,” DICK FORAN. _ Chapter No. 1. "Phantom Rider." CTANTDN r,th »nd c st*. n.e. 9 1 API 1 UN Finest Sound Equipment. Continuous From 1 :nn P.M JEAN HARLOW FRANCHOT TONE and GARY GRANT in "SUZY." HOOT GIB 8QN In "FEUD OF THE WEST." STATE-BETHESDA Betheada. Ad." FRANK McHUGH and JOAN BLONDELL in ‘THREE MEN ON A HORSE.’ Cartoon and News Events. FALLS CHURCH. VA. CTATC NO PARKING I EC 9IAIL worries LEX I .nGdLLEEATOADCAYRTn MULLER In "TAR- I "WANTED_ ZAN ESCAPES." I JANE TURNER." TAKOMA ‘•nVpMVW,,,^ Continuous From 1:00 P.M. STUART ERWIN in “ALL-AMERICAN CHUMP.” PAUL KELLY in “ACCUSING FINGER.” WILSON °*%rt2aaSm. VaJ,***' GLENDA FARRELL in „ “SMART BLOND.” JESSE THEATER Double Feature "CASE OF THE BLACK CAT” wit*, RICARDO CORTEZ. JUNE TRAVI3. t/i "WILD BRIAN KENT.” RALPH BELLAMY and MAE CLARK QC Serial. Cartoon. Mat. at 1:00 P.M. U — SCVI VAN 1** R- ■ Are. N.W. __ 91LVAN Double Feature 3 “THE CAPTAIN’8 KID.” 8YBIL B JASON. GUY KIBBEE. “15MAID EN LANE.* CLAIRE TREVOR and as CESAR ROMERO. Serial. Car gg toon. Matinee at 1:0(t P.M._ PALM THEATER DEMAi “POLO JOE,” JOE E. BROWN. Comedy. Cartoon. "Darkest Africa. Now Atrial, jfattaat at 1.00 ML ■ National B IV Last Tw« Performance* W. Mat. t:15, Ere. t:]5 B D’OYLY CARTE GILBERT « |ll§ Opera Company SULLIVAN B •« ^ndon_OPERAS IHI TODAY MAT. an« NIGHT H| “THE GONDOLIERS” 81 Ob* MOM. AT CtIGMalf. We4. jiSf week ,nu", ,u * gat. GUTHRIE MeCLI.NTIC Preienta I JOHN GIELGUD -j JUDITH ANDERSON i| In William Shakespearo'a | HAMLET gg with $ ARTHUR BYRON ft LILLIAN GISH H Seat, now arailabie at tbe bos S office for all performance*. * " VPfTU'C JSthl xrnw i *xJLi in 9 oig !llU a waampOTon laarirerioa U SYLVIA HEN»Y J I SIDRE9 * FORDR l“Y0U ONLY LIVE ONCE”, ™ AND A NEW EDITION . f I “The MARCH of TIMET1 .. JAMES CAGNEY la jl_. G»EATGUY" " > RIALTO LAST TIMES TODAY gvftf'l like IT V ci v • panl Muni in f \f'F ** Alio-"Fi^Ida and ^^B SklpvVorth in "TILLIE AND | (11S.M Extra—Ohio Valley Flood Pictures DOORS OPEN 10:15 5 SHOWS TOUT—DOORS OPEN IJI \ The Picture That Dares Reveal All \ “BLACK LEGION” A Wanur Bret Pithirs \ -OW STAGE -A HARRY RESER \ \ CLIQUOT CLUB ESKIMOS i Lnwi" C* Also ll Sam ^^^yTia>TW,ltat,tTg.AtHiAataga*r * \m\ attnctw-KAT FUAtS a "Altai Mda” Extra—Ohio Valley Flood Pictures m--.. ' .—"***T~",7’ WUI'lildilllWBP mvusiw *\ ia Csuiqmt Brthsk l. THE WOMEN ALONE V * •* Oscar Homoka \ • Aim Stltci Sfciwtr” ^m**0** MAT. tSc-EVS. t»c a 40c P' HILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA RUGENE ORMAVDT Sod VISCOUNT KONOTE CondsetlnS FEB. 2—8:45 PIATIGORSKY, Cellist Tickets Si to S3 .*5. T. Arthsr Smith 910 G St. in WITT-HAMILL MUSIC CO. 2 W 5 u X s czi O od CQ ec u z § s AMBASSADOR Jt8d,h &.MB& WARNER OLAND 1n “CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA." "Ac* Drummond." No 4. March of Time, APOLLO Ph«ne*LinV Doors Ooen 12:30 P.M. Show Starts 1 OO P.M. EDMUND LOWE in GIRL ON THE FRONT PAGE." and WARNER BAXTER and JUNE LANG in "WHITE HUNTER."_ AVALON 06,3 &T-&S Doors Open 12:30 P.M. Show Starts 1:00 P.M. JANE WITHERS in “CAN THIS BE DIXIE? *'Ace Drummond." No. 4. AVENUE GRAND Doors Open 12:30 P.M. Show Starts 1:00 P.M. JAMES DUNN in 'MYSTERIOUS CROSSING." and PATSY KELLY In "PIGSKIN PARADE."_ PCNTRAI 42,-. Ninth St. N.W. LCnlflAL Phone Met. 2R41 WILLIAM POWELL and MYRNA LOY In "AFTER THE THIN MAN." COLONY 4885<gt £»,Mfc Doors Open 12:30 P.M. Show Starts 100 P M. JOE E. BROWN in "POLO JOE " with CAROI, HUGHES and RICHARD "SHEETS?” GALLAGHER. "Give Me Liberty." Technicolor Short Subject. ___ unup 1330 c st. N.r. nUIT) t Phone Line. 1IUM Doors Open 12:30 P.M. Show Starts 1:00 P.M. ANN SOTHERN and GENE RAY MOND tn "SMARTEST GIRL IN TOWN” and JOHN WAYNE In "CONFLICT.” Mickey Mouse. PENN 6,0 8 * Doors Open 12:30 P H. Show Starts 1:00 PM. MARTHA RAYE in “HIDEAWAY GIR L " ___ C A VOV 3030 11th St. N.W. unYUI Phone Col. 406S Doors Onen 12:30 P.M. Show Starts 1 :00 P.M. ‘THREE MEN ON A HORSE." with FRANK MCHUGH and JOAN BLOND ELI._8 i llv Symphony._ SHERIDAN CR‘, Matinee. 1:00 P.M. LAUREL and HARDY In "OUR RE LATIONS." Popeye. TlVni I l4,‘ 84 * Park Bd 1N.wl I1VUL.I Phone Col. 1000 Doors Open 12:30 P.M. __Show Starts 1:00 P.M. MARTHA RAYE In "HIDEAWAY UPTOWN Newark^SL PL ML Cleveland 5400 flTTBM Matinee. 1:00 P.M. LAUREL and HARDY in "OUR RE. LAtxONB._ YORK Ga. Are. and Qoebee " IUIWV Place N.W. Col. 401d Doora Open 12:30 P.M. __Show Starts 1:00 P.M. BPRT WHEELER and ROBERT WOOLSEY in "MUMMY'S? BOYS.' 'Ace Drummond," No. 1. HIPPODROME Bur Doubl»”show Continuous 2: no to 11:00 PM Gable and MacDonald in “SAN FRANCISCO.” Also James Dunn in ‘Two-Fisted Gentleman.” . Tomorrow—2 Days Edward Arnold. “Come and Get It." fAMFft MT rainier. md7~" ^ : „V, Double Feature Ralph Bellamy, •wild Brian Kent." Jed Prouty In “Back to Nature." _ Tomorrow—M Davs Eleanor Powell in "Born to Dance." Note: New Starting Time. 1-11 Pit, A RP A nr hyattsville md. « v Double Feature Robert Kent. Ttlng of Royal Mounted.* Charles Starrett. ‘Alone Came Love.* . Tomorrow—•> Days Laurel and Hardy. “Our Relations." Note: New Starting Time. 1-11 P.M. RICHMOND *To<HiyA’ Gcorve Brent In “God's Country and the Woman."_ MU ft ROCKVILLE. MD. mILU Double Feature Continuous 2:00 to 11:00 P M. Dick Koran In ''California Mah." Paul Kelly In “Accusing Finger." The ELITE 9-Point Money Back finarantee WE GUARANTEE the return of every article. 2. WE GUARANTEE positive identification with mvis ible ink. fi WE GUARANTEE health protection through pa.teun ‘ zation and sanitation. 6 WE GUARANTEE retention of original co or 1 * Uanceoffast-colorfabncs. I 7 WE GUARANTEE ourtraditionally prompt, courteous il * and efficient service. a WC GUARANTEE smart, stylish, expert finishing S. WE GUARANTEE entire satisfac* 111 tion or money back. PHONE POTOMAC 0040 Hitchcock Suspense in Met’s Film “The Woman Alone” Is Dramatic and Gripping. IF YOU'D like to help yourself to a man-sized portion of Jitters, chills and shakes, just take a look at this Alfred Hitchcock-directed “The Woman Alone,” now playing at the Metropolitan. When Oscar Homolka sends his young brother-in-law traipsing across London innocently lugging a parcel every one in the audience knows is going to blow sky high at 1:45 p.m., there’s not many an onlooker who can remain calm and collected. The youngster stops for all the things a youngster is bound to stop for, takes his time, and you find yourself hold ing your breath and making quick glances at the clock beside the Met's screen, as if it could tell you how much time *the lad has. "The Woman Alone” probably would just be routine melodrama in other hands, but not in Mr. Hitchcock’s. He is a citizen who knows how to create suspense. He can take a grlpplngly dramatic situation right up to the breaking point and he knows when to stop. He builds his suspense all the way to the peak and never lets it slip beyond into the utter melodrama that brings laughter in the place of keen interest. That is the talent which makes this picture something the thriller fans shouldn’t miss. This tale of a man engaged in a little quiet sabotage intended to ter rify all Londoners, while his wife re mains innocent until she kills him and marries a handsome lad from Scotland Yard, proves, too, that the Britons can make high-speed films. The swift action, as well as the dra matic suspense, is another trade mark of the fine Italian hand-of Mr. Alfred Hitchcock. In addition to Mr. Homolka’s con sistently sinister performance, “The Woman Alone,” 1s helped along its path by Sylvia Sidney, John Loder (the chap from the Yard) and Des mond Tester, the lad who totes the bomb. —H. M. Where and When Current Theater Attractions and Time ol Showing. National—“The Gondoliers,” at 2:15 and 8:15 p.m. Capitol—“Beloved Enemy,” at 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:25, 7:05 and 9:50 p.m. Stage shows at 12:50, 3:30, 6:15 and 9 p.m. Earle—“Black Legion.” 10:45 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7:15 and 10 p.m. Stage shows at 12:35, 3:25, 6:20 and 9:10 p.m. Keith’s—“You Only Live Once,” at 11:36 a.m., 1:39, 3:42, 5:45, 7:48 and 9:51 p.m. “March of Time,” at 11:15 a.m., 1:18, 3:21, o:24, 7:27 and 9:30 p.m. Palace—"The Plainsman/’ at 12:10, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15 and 9:35 p.m. Columbia—“One in a Million,” at 11 a.m., 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40 and 9:45 p.m. • Metropolitan—“The Woman Alone, at 11:40 a.m., 1:40, 3:40, 5:40, 7:40 and 9:40 p.m. Rialto—“As You Like It,” at 1:15, 3:21, 5:28, 7:40 and 9:53 pm. Little—“Les Miserables,” at 11 am., 1:11, 3:22, 5:33, 7:44 and 9:45 pm. Ambassador—“Charlie Chan at the Opera,” at 2, 3:55, 5:55, 7:40 and 9:45 pm. Tivoli—“Hideway Girl,” at 1:55, 4, 8:05, 7:50 and 9:40 pm. Uptown—“Our Relations,” at 1:55, 4, 6:10, 7:55 and 9:45 p.m. Sunday, January SI—8:15 FJL "Human Solidarity" UNITED LODfiE OF THEOSOPHISTS Hill Building 1 17th and Eye Sts. N.W No dees, fees or collections.