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Leaves Old Routine “Double Wedding” at Capitol Amuses But Not Quite in Fashion of Previous Efforts. By JAY CARMODY. MYRNA LOY and William Powell, so long the gold standard in screen husbands and wives, can slip from that high estate in the world of entertainment and still represent something amusing In the way of misunderstanding and unbliss. They do both in “Double Wedding" which opened yesterday at the Capitol Theater. It would be falsifying the record to say that M-G-M has maintained the “Thin Man" and “After the Thin Man” IpvpI in t.hi* naur Pnu/olL Loy picture. The characterization is not nearly so good as when they were Mr. and Mrs. Nick Charles, but there is much of merriment scattered through the thin and familiar tale of the artist chap whose irresponsibility is too much eventually for the gal who despised artists even more than she did irresponsibility. The trouble with "Double Wedding” as a film story, however, Is not its anemia and familiar ring, but rather that it has been preceded by more pungent and witty chapters in the domestic (make-believe, of course) lives of these cv*o steriing performers. That even film courtship should have come to this is rather a sad thing in the affairs of two persons who have been so ideally happy, from the audi ence standpoint, in the past. They have done their previous work too well, no matter how bravely they try on this occasion to do it better. Double Wedding" is of the slap stick school through which Hollywood lately has sent so many of its more dignified players. It reaches the apex of its indignity and incredibility <t hough the whole sequence is not without its elements of laughter) when Powell tosses Miss Loy through the door of his trailer by what is called the nape of her neck. There it is, right before your eyes, and a funny thing, but you don’t want to believe it. That reluctance to believe is not too good an omen for your complete en joyment of what transpires in the course of Powell's mocking courtship of the woman who, in previous films, has been his understanding and thor oughly understood mate. There has to be mockery in this chapter of their love life, however. That is because Powell is an irreverent artist. Miss Loy a girl of very intense seriousness about everything in life, including a balanced diet and the proper choice of a husband for her younger sister. He could not possibly win a girl like Margot Agnew (Miss Loy) without first having reduced her solemn philosophy of life to an ap proximate pulp. Ridicule is his weapon and he uses it to the utmost. Jo Swerling, using one of Ferenc Molnar's plays as a foundation, wrote the screen story involved in "Double Wedding." He has given the tale most of its substantiality by making its dia logue rich. racy, sardonic and consis tent with the established screen char acters of its leading players. They do read their lines for the last ounce of laughter inherent in them, but while one accepts what they say at its full value, one does not accept the situations in which the two are placed. And neither do Powell and Miss Loy accept the latter with the complete understanding they manifested in pre vious pictures when they stood two against the world. An interesting incidental feature of "Double Wedding" is its introduction of John Beall in the role of a kind of dead-pan comic. Young Mr. Beall, as a thing without a spine, is pre sented in sharp contrast to those roles in which he was a victim of society. He does very well with it at that, stoog ing for Miss Loy and Powell as if he were to the duty born. Florence Rice is the other woman, inane sister of the redoubtable Margot, and she is to be laughed at in the part only when she is supposed to be laughed at. (If one may post habit a preposition to make such a point). If you can go to see "Double Wed ding" without expecting it to be up to the old Powell-Loy standard of mar ital happiness, you will find it amus ing. If you expect more, you prob ably will come away disappointed that two such sterling and witty characters have been reduced to slapstick in order that you might have a merry hour and one-half in the theater. ▼ * * * y^T THE Capitol, of course, you can have more than one hour and a half, the additional interval made up of 60 minutes of the Hollywood revue. As revues go, this one is excellent from the standpoint of glamour and gorge* ousness. It is supposed to have cost $30,000 in backgrounds, but our back ground appraiser was busy elsewhere yesterday so we can only say that it seemed to be worth that much. It has Marty May as master of cere monies, however, and it offers Helen Honan's singing, dancing and imper sonations, Clark and Eaton, Robert Berry's vocalizations, Del Carmen who does Spanish dances, the two stooges, a dancing chorus of 36 lovely girls, and an especially large orchestra which plays nicely under the baton of Mac C. Davis. On the whole, the revue, of which this is the second edition, is longer on elaborateness, music and dancing than it is on comedy which may be what you like. Even if we don’t. Notes From the Diary Of a Film Columnist Parties, Public and Private, And Previews Mark Busy Hollywood Week. HBy sheilah graham. OLLYWOOD. Type. 4 (N.A.N.A.).—Friday . . . Kaleidoscope . . . Paulette * Goddard knitting a sweater (for Charlie Chaplin?) during the tedium of a scalp treatment . . . Warner Baxter, at the same beauty parlor, turned away because he has not made an appointment . . . Ann Sheridan and Husband Edward Norris dining on hamburgers with onions at a drive-in” on Sunset boulevard . . . Ginger Rogers rushing from the set of 'Having Wonderful Time" to Execu-*--—---—___ uvc uue oiMrom s party . . . Ana Lynne Carver pinned against a wall | by a hundred autographists after the preview of “Beg. Borrow or Steal.” Saturday . . . Una Merkel, the prettiest muncher at the pre-foot ball Vendome lunch . . . Wal lace Beery again eating alone . . . Betty Grable and Jackie Coogan continue their honeymoon (in- Bltell.h Grllhmm. terrupted by pic ture work) over salads and steaks . . . Dinner at the Cock ’n' Bull finds '■Prince” Mike Romanoff in more than usually high spirits. He shows a letter from a national magazine ask ing him to extend New Year geet ings to the Duke of Windsor. “And here’s my reply,” says Mike proudly. The letter begins “As one exile to another.” And concludes "I appreciate your sympathy for the housing ques tion. It has been my most, serious problem since the depression—er—I mean the revolution.” * * * * Sunday . . . There is no better place for thinking about the cold weather of the East than on the golden sands of Santa Barbara (90 miles north of Hollywood). The sun Is shining. A soft breeze gently stirs the foliage of the green trees. And swimmers plunge sturdily into the large waves. (I hope you in the Blast are properly Jealous.) The brightness of the day is completed by the presence of Olivia de Havilland, Sister Joan Fontaine, their mother, a good-looking blond escort introduced as Mr. Hall and Fred Perry and Wife Helen Vinson playing truant from Fred's Beverly Hills Tennis Club. Monday ... To dinner with Rich ard Sherman (author of “To Mary —With Love") at the Malibu Beach home of Sonya Levien (one of Holly wood’s highest paid scenarists) and Husband Carl Hovey. Sonya's list of achievements include being the first American to interview Bernard Shaw, 11 years of uninterrupted employment at the Fox studio, and two good-look ing children, aged 14 and 16 . . . When Scott Fitzgerald arrives with “Buff” Oobb the conversation plunges into the bringing up of children. The man who immortalized the jazz-mad post war generation does not believe that the girl of today should smoke or drink —until she is 18, at least. * * * a Tuesday . . . The “Tovarich" pre view . . . The town's smartest and prettiest ladies are on hand to cheer Stars Claudette Colbert and Charles Boyer in the picture version of the famous play. Miss Colbert, in her new sports leopard coat and black, up turned hat, rushes in ahead of her three women companions to avoid the autographists (she is not as lucky coming out) . . . Irene Dunne is be decked in mink . . . Simone Simon in a lain bow-colored striped taffeta eve ning gown with a blue fox Jacket . . . flatless Margaret Sullavan lets down the fashion paraders in heelless, worn sandals and sockettes, her leopard coat lunched clumsily at the waist with a :oo-tight belt. . . Side show. Fernand 3ravet signing autographs while Mrs. Gravet stares patiently at hats in a ihop window. Wednesday . . . Kay Francis gives me of her intimate dinner parties at the Cafe Lamaze. The presence of Photographer Hymie Fink is a harbin ger of more famous ftlmites. and. sure enough, the room is soon brightened by Cary Grant and the future Mrs. Grant (Phyllis Brooks), the Earl of Warwick, Singer Richard Tauber, his wife, and Eddie Goulding. A pleasant photographic time is had by all. Thursday ... At the peeview of •Wells-Fargo,” next-seat companions ire the stars of the film, Joel McCrea l"d Frances Dee. When their screen mages make love, the real Joel and Prances hold hands tightly. When they quarrel in celluloid, they shift ‘way from each other in the theater. When they reconcile at the end of the film, the happiness of Mr. and Mrs. VfcCrea is too beautiful for the cold ■ecordings of a columnist. (Copyright. 1037. by the North American Newspaper Alliance, Ine.) “Conquest” Returns To Columbia. CONQUEST," which returned yes terday to the Columbia for a third week on T street, provides Greta Garbo not only with her usual story of beautiful, futile love but with the most lavish background in her vivid career as the screen's most seductive lady. It is Napoleon she loves this time as the Countess Walewska and M-G-M spent a fortune setting their romance against a glitter entirely fitting for a world (almost) conquerer. The background, however, is not allowed to Intrude upon the drama of the story of this great love, sup posed to be the one true romance in Napoleon's life. The reason it is not allowed to do so is to be found in the interpretation of the major roles by Miss Garbo and Charles Boyer. The latter, as Napoleon, not only gives the finest performance of his career, but actually eclipses the playing of the lady who made unrequited love her exclusive domain in fllmdom. Boyer’s Napoleon not only is one who conquers Europe, but also one who is the victim of his dreams of conquest, a victor nearly always on the battlefield, the vanquished in his desire to win the lovely polish Count ess as his wife. "Conquest” is a great story told In spectacular terms. But terms not too spectacular to make you oblivious of the fact that a great story is being unfolded for you j. c. Sophie Tucker doesn’t believe in pasting her pictures in a scrapbook. Instead, the Me tro- Gold wyn - Mayer actress uses them to paper the walls of her "memory room." No Taps forGing er I And when Ginger Rogers gave up for the time being the taps of her half of the dances with Fred Astaire it certainly did not mean taps for her motion picture career. You may see how she has blossomed as a straight dramatic actress in “Stage Door,” now in its second week at R-K-O Keith’s Theater. i i New Thriller At the Met Well Done “West of Shanghai’’ Has Plenty of Action. By HARRY MacARTHUR. DEVOTEES of the horse opera, the rip-snortin' cops-and-rob bers cinema and other items of that ilk, may get their vi carious. thrills this week at the Metro politan in a series of adventures in the wilds of China. The picture is entitled "West of Shanghai,” and it is as unimportant as it is exciting, which makes it both pretty unimpor tant and pretty exciting. There really is a lot of shooting going on and yes terday afternoon we were sure the gen eral wouldn’t arrive in time with his troops and poor Beverly Roberts, an other girl whose name we do not know, Ricardo Cortez and a few other citi zens would be hauled off to meet some terrible fate at the hands of the ban dits. Of course it couldn’t have been such a terrible fate, for the boss bandit of this picture, Gen. Fang, or something like that, is the politest bo6s bandit you ever saw. He is played with con siderable relish by Boris Karloff, who looks as sinister as he ever has looked, and that goes for "Frankenstein,” too. But he is a good-hearted scout, and Miss Roberts and this other girl, whose name we do not know, are nice peo ple. Gen. Karloff-Fang. to be sure, thinks Miss Roberts much nicer than the other girl (whose name is Sheila Bromley, we have just discovered by searching for the cast sheet), for he tells Sheila she has eyes like a frog and a mouth like a fish, though appar ently he does not consider this enough cause for shooting her, so everything is all right on this score. Gen. Fang does not like Mr. Cortez, however, for several reasons. In the first place, Mr. Cortez is a master of the double-cross and the triple-cross. In the second place, Mr. Cortez is married to Miss Roberts and she is in love with a nice chap who owns an oil field. Since this nice young chap once saved Gen. Fang-Karloff’s life and it is against Miss Roberts’ principles to get a divorce, there is nothing left for Gen. Karloff to do but shoot Mr. Cortez, which he does two times, the last time effectively. Since the gov ernment does not approve of Gen. Fang going about shooting people and being a boss bandit, even if he does maintain China is overpopulated, the government shoots Gen. Karloff-Fang. Really it’s all mighty exciting before the nice chap gets his oil field and his Beverly, and the girl whose name we just discovered is Sheila Bromley rides back to Hollywood from loca tion—podden—rides back east to Shanghai. If you like these thrillers, you may be assured this one is well fabricated. Irish Comedy Done By G. W. Group. jyj EMBERS of George Washington University’s Cue and Curtain Club sank their teeth into the Irish drama again to open their season last night at the Wardman Park Theater. The play (to be done again tonight) was Lennox Robinson’s “The White headed Boy,” a favorite of the Abbey Theater troupe, and the local players brought it off with considerable suc cess under Marvin Beers’ guidance. There’s a wealth of rich comedy in this tale of the Geoghegan family and the difficulties into which they run when they try to ship “the white headed boy” off to Canada because they finally decide he's a wastrel, and Mr. Robinson’s pen is one of the most facile when it comes to putting this charming and delicious Irish wit into the drama. The Cue and Curtain players went through it both gracefully and en thusiastically last night, having an especially grand time with Mr. Robin son’s *rip-roaring second act, wherein three different members of the fam ily bribe a good neighbor to keep him from filing a breach-of-promise suit in his daughter's name against the lad being sent to the wilds of Canada. Best of the cast, at least during.these moments, was Charles Corker, who worked himself up into a fine lather as the father who thought his daugh ter’s fair name had been dragged in the dust. And the others—Elisabeth Green, Mimi Norton, Richard Boulger, Sylvia Staves, Agnes Ryman, Rita La Combe, Allen Dewey, Grant Shirk, Virginia Kibler, Charles Grunwell and Nancy Hutchison—were good enough in their various roles that a list of their names is as near as we can come to singling them out H. 1L Where and When Current Theater Attractions and Time of Showing. National—"Richard II,” Maurice Evans' famed characterization of Shakespeare's king who was too much a dreamer: 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Palace — "The Firefly,'' Jeanette MacDonald in the Friml operetta: 11 a.m., 1:35, 4:15, 6:55 and 9:35 p.m. Keith's—"Stage Door,” Hepburn, Rogers, a story of Broadway called better than that of the play: 11:15 a.m., 1:21, 3:27, 5:37, 7:39 and 9:45 Capitol—Powell and Loy in a mirth provoking romance: 11 a.m., 1:40. 4:25, 7:20 and 10 p.m. Stage sljpws: 12:40, 3:20, 6:15 and 9 o’clock. Earle—"First Lady," Kay Francis arrives on the Capital scene: 11 a.m., 1:40, 4:25, 7:15 and 10 p.m. Stage shows: 12:50, 3:40. 6:30 and 9:10 p.m. Metropolitan—"West of Shanghai." Boris Karloff in a war thriller: 11:55 a.m., 1:55, 3:55, 7:55 and 9:55 p.m. Columbia—“Conquest," Garbo and Boyer in Napoleons love story: 11:55 am, 2:20, 4:45, 7:10 and 9:35 p.m. Trans-Lux—News and shorts. Show runs 1 hour and 15 minutes, continu ously from 10 a.m. to midnight. Little—‘”17>e Lower Depths,” mov ing film version of the Maxim Gorki play: 11:35 a.m., 1:35, 3:35, 5:35, 7:40 and 9:40 p.m. Ambassador — "High, Wide and Handsome,” Irene Dunne in adven turous romance: 1:15, 3:30, 5:45, 7:35 and 9:30 p.m. Penn—"Fight for Your Lady," Oakle and Boles and love in Vienna: 3, 4:05, 6:15, 8 and 9:50 p.m. Sheridan—"Danger, Love at Work.” Jack Haley's clowning: 1, 3:15, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Uptown—"Fight for Your Lady ”: 1, 3, 5. 6:40, 8:10 and 9:50 p.m. Tivoli—"Fight for Your Lady,” 2, 4:05. 6:10, 8 and 9:50 p.m. Howard—"Back in Circulation." O'Brien and Blondell fighting into love: 12:30, 3:50.-7:05 and 10:10 p.m. Stage shows: 2:30, 5:50 and 9:10 p.m. ! —-—• “The Firefly” Stays at Palace Elaborate Musical Offers a Dated Spy £tory. UST ms you knew it would, "The Firefly" which is backed by the blessing, the best singing talent, and the millions of Metro Gold wyn-Maver has entered its sec ond week at the Palace. As the logical successor to “May time," this number which stars Jeanette MacDonald with a new sing ing partner, Allan Jones, is treated with the same elaborate respect. Its color, its stature and its music all are something to be remembered even after you have forgotten that its story is dated and none too exciting in this era of disillusionment and the prog ress of scientific discovery. “The Firefly,” as to theme is still the musical tale of Jerome Kern, con cerned with the life and love of a male and female spy in the Napoleonic wars. Musically, however, It is aug mented by a revised and elaborated score by Herbert Stothart, M-G-M’s music man, who has added an un forgettable number called "The Don key Serenade.” It is a shame, maybe, for your illusions as to the merit of the music of the past, but this bit is undoubtedly the high light at the present "Firefly” score. That the pro ducing company thought so is evi denced by the elaborate attention paid to it, attention which provides it with the best scenic background, the high est comedy, and the best vocalising to be found in the operetta. The introduction of Allan Jones as a substitute for Nelson Eddy in Metro operetta is not the only novelty of "The Firefly.” In it, for the first time in her screen career, Miss Mac Donald is Introduced as dancer as well as singer. She has a definite talent for it, too, and spins off a pretty neat interpretation of an artist in ‘ one of the more difficult fields of entertain ment. “The Firefly,” as is the way with such items, is dressed almost fit to kill. Its lavishness and tunefulness, however, are its chief recommenda tions since you are not likely to be ex cited unduly by the Graustarkian flavor of its story. J. C. George Brant, Warner Bras.’ star, has a new job. On Sundays he is help ing Director Michael Curtis train his new string of poio ponies. “First Lady” at the Earle Has Comic Moments Wives of Politicians Fight It Out For White House Occupancy. Lopez on the Stage. By ROBERT B. PHILLIPS, Jr. LIKE the last toast when the stag at eve has drunk his flli, the new picture at the Earle this week is definitely to the ladies. For them the expert clothes modeling which features Miss Kay Francis’ films is always a delight, and they will also find in “First Lady" much support for the theory that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world, or at least confuses it a lot. Cast as a woman of great social and political importance in Wash* ington. Miss Francis looks the Dart.* but does not act It, permitting the playing honors of this farce to be carried off by Veree Teasdale as her bitter rival. They say that on the stage "First lady" was something of a howl. It is only mildly amusing as cinema fare, however, except in the scenes between Miss Teasdale and Walter Connelly, most expert of the performers. The two have an inter lude of domestic comedy that is the funniest piece of the sort in years. If you would like a brief resume of the plot, it concerns a damsel who is married to the Secretary of State and wants him to be President, and another fair one who is married to a Supreme Court justice and doesn’t want anything except to be his ex wife, until she discovers that some misguided politicos have decided her husband should be the next resident of the White House. Ecstatic over this prospect, she later is thwarted by the discovery that her divorce from a small-time Balkan prince many years before was not legal, and that she has, of all things, been living in sin with a Supreme Court justice lo, these 10 years. With Mr. Justice (Mr. Connolly) and his wife out of the way. we are left with the expectation that Miss Francis and her husband (Preston second Week At Keith’s for ‘Stage Door’ Film Is Brilliantly Written, Played And Directed. FROM the heartaches and the hopes that live with a girl on the threshold of a stage career Edna Ferber and George Kauf man wrought a rather brilliant stage play. "Stage Door" was full of com passion for striving young actresses on one hand, full of savagery aimed at Hollywood on the other. It was a bright entertainment, if it didn't get around to proving much. Then Hol lywood toolc "Stage Door," cast aside the Jibes at Hollywood, kept only the story of the stage, nurturing it tender ly. bringing to fullness all its warmth, its humor and its pathos. If you would see a fine example of the screen beating the stage at the stage's own game, as it were, you may do so at Keith's, where Hollywood’s “Stage Door” is now in its second week. "Stage Door" is a distinguished screen entertainment in every phase of its make-up. The script writers, to make it flame far more brilliantly on the screen than it did on the stage, retained only the setting and char acters—a group of young hopefuls liv ing in a theatrical boarding club while grasping for careers on the stage— and for the purposes of the cinema idiom told a new story of fun and heartaches and good times and bad. "Stage Door" is acted with supreme brilliance, too. However much truth there was to the rumors of a rift be tween Miss Ginger Rogers and Miss Katharine Hepburn during the film ing. the casting of them in the two leading roles was an inspiration. The result of the competition is that both have outdone anything in their past cinema careers. Miss Hepburn shows her tormentors that she knows a whole lot more about acting than they have given her credit for not knowing and she plays Terry Randall instead of Katharine Hepburn. And what’s more she plays Terry with deep feel ing. bringing into play a wealth of emotion. No less excellent is Ginger Rogers’ intelligent playing, ever in the proper mood, of the girl who hides a warm heart and considerable com mon sense beneath a tough skin and a veneer of biting, sardonic humor. Gregory La Cava's direction, super lative throughout, reaches its apex and gives "Stage Door” its greatest force in the powerful sequence where one young actress, losing a role she has her heart set on. gives some last minute coaching to the rich girl who takes the part away from her, then goes to death of heartbreak, while the other girl, with the knowledge of the tragedy on her soul, steps on the stage for her first night. Andrea Leeds’ forceful and completely believ able performance as the girl who loses the game of life adds to these scenes a punch the cinema seldom holds and Mr. La Cava and his players have dis tilled into them all the pathos there is in the struggle of the theater. “Stage Door," as you may have gathered, is a great picture. See it. H. M. Twizzler Answer. We will not need any more fence aa you will see if you make a simple sketch of the original piece of land and the four corner lota which we are selling. Foster) will be atop the political heap, with the former parading around 1600 Pennsylvania avenue like a stage struck clothes horse, rolling all her "r’s” into “w's” and otherwise divert ing the populace. Aside from that novel and dis creetly Irreverent twist to the home life of a Supreme Court Justice, the most startling feature of “First Lady” is the work of Anita Louise, a young lady who has always been properly beautiful and sometimes seemed un profitably dumb in her screen roles. Here she has an opportunity to make a good comedy characterization out of those qualities, and she snaps up the chance. Others in the cast are Louise Fazenda, who stages an old fashioned burlesque of the lady "Join ers,” and Victor Jory, who is a Senator and the chief love interest. * * * * J ONG ago we had resolved that vaudeville imitators of stage, screen and radio stars were a defunct and hopeless institution. Now comes along with Vincent Lopez's band at the Earle this week a young man so gifted as an impersonator and so shrewd as a showman that one more monumental opinion will have to be shattered into small pieces. His name is Johnny Woods, and the lad does consistently accurate imitations of President Roosevelt, Boake Carter, Kate Smith, W. C. Fields, Charlie McCarthy—to give you an idea of his range—and Eddie Cantor, Bing Cros by, Rudy Vallee, A1 Jolson. Amos n- Andy, Cab Calloway, A1 Smith and half a dozen others, which should suggest to you that he has what they call scope. Young Mr. Woods has been here before, we hope will be here again. He works, but intelligently. Another act in the Lopez troupe is known as Nicholas and Robbins, who have the rather original notion of turning the shag into a complete dance routine. It is a good one, and the music the Lopez boys put out for it is among their best of the day. At other times they are a trifle corny (as in the ar rangement of ' Marie,” for example), but pieces like •'Swingin’ in the Graveyard” and one or two others showed good balance, pleasing or chestration. Mr. Lopez steps out for a couple of solo spots. "Kitten” and "Smoke” being the leaders yesterday, and he handles them with scintillat ing technique, although we must say that for once we'd like to see an <fr chestra leader come right out with spotlights and make it clear that his piano "solos” are barked up, and strongly, by the gentleman at the sec ond piano. Mr. Lopez is not alone in this stunt, but he is too good to be bothered with it. His ivory tickling could stand alone. -• British Musicale To Be Offered. ALL-BRITISH musical program will be presented Monday eve ning at the Washington Chapel, Six teenth and Columbia road. The time is 8 p.m., and British residents of the Capital are to be guests of honor. Among the compositions to be heard are: “Fountain Reverie,” by Fletcher; Hollins’ “Concert Overture.” and ar rangements of an Irish air and a con cert hymn of English origin. The usual program analysis is to be presented at 7:45. uATtIT BUKLE5K ****★★*★★★★*★*★★★★★★*★★★ BIG MID-NITE SHOW TO-1SITE WITH A N I* C O R I © WMTURBI Slid Spanish Pianist At Constitution Hall Tonaor. All.. 4 P. M. ft'.' Only Washington Itr rltal This Season! Seats *2 -«. ine. tax. Mra. Dorsey’s, 1300 G. HKIEISIEN at Constitution Hall Next Tues. Eye. 8:30 P. M. Seats: $1.(15, *2 *0, $3.15. Mrs. Dor ~ sex’s, 1300 G. ...N9W~FIBST *UN SHOWING O. 8S5j.* Contiuous «•,*» ^^^^11 A M- to 11 F M PLAY BOYS OF THE JUNGLE Not a Sex Film Entertainment for The Entire Family Eve. 400 Seats at 4Or. Mat. 400 Seats at 33c I DINNER DANCING —^ ITTZKmA ao. THEATERPARKING 6 P.M. TO *% f* 1 A.M. i5C CAPITAL CARAGE ££»,&*« fl& DANCING. "DANCE MUSIC*' Koral Rhagsodlers.” Reasonable Rates. MET. 9808 between 9 A.M. te S P.M. 5* BALLROOM DANCING INSTRUCTOR Available. Recently with local studio. Rates: S.'t.OO evenings, t te 10. or guaran tee $3.00 dally % te 10. -Things. Met. 7893, Ne. 10,_10* Flash-light Dance Tonight at Canellis Rhythm Club. 734 11th St. N.W. 9 o'clock, Tange In struct ions: 9:30—19, Dancing, Pun. Re freshments. Nothing like It elsewhere. * Shorts Feature Trans-Lux Bill. pOR the second successive week, the Trans-Lux presents an Impressive irray of short subjects; there are four >f them. "City of the Golden Gate” presents the scenic attractions of San Francisco, including the Chinatown of Nation-wide fame and thorough pic torial treatment of the San Fran cisco-Oakland Bridge. “Aquabats” offers varied views of racers who fol low the outboard motor boats in southern waters and care naught for dangers in the water. There are other features in addi tion to the newsreel compilation. They Include a "Stamger Than Fic tion” release, presenting such scenes as the phenomena of a stone floating in water, a lady boiler-maker, the freezing of a hillside to prevent a slide. "Service With a Smile” also is shown. It is a Betty Boop cartoon concerned with hotel management. The United States Government takes the top position in the footage devoted to news this week. President Roosevelt’s visit to southern waters, Vice President Gamer’s visit to the Pennsylvania woods, the congres sional study of low-cost housing projects and Senator Wagner's de scription of the bill's benefits are among the features. Other items ac corded pictorial treatment are a C. I. O. demonstration in Jersey City, views of the operation of New York City’s telephone system, Mrs. Roose velt viewing Cuban dances, naval parachute jumpers in action, a New York Russian priest turning steepl Jack to mend a roof, the Army-Navy football game, ski time in Sun Valley, Idaho. C. A. M. I OH SCREEN ON STAGE- |g KAY \ VINCENT | FRANCIS lopez I “First tidy" \l ORCH. | m imicnai -j® unn u wist" ln| \j3Sh s%*"** I l 1 20 Bhorf-”'“ 1 I IMMBCEIVANS1 1 KWOgg-lj -NATIONAL 3®£mt£r£*>*«u? n SHAH-KAR HINDU DALltf L“"xvS^ B«* Offic e_— (|U,|| I j ACADEMY °' Pe,Jrs‘ f?u£‘ ZhSin"J E. Lawrence Phillip*' Theatre Beautiful. Continuous From 1:00 P.M. JACK OAKIE and ANN 80THERN in “SUPER SLEUTH.” ‘HILLS OF OLD WYOMING,’ With _WILLIAM BOYD._ PADrtllNA Uth A S. C. Are. S.E. lAKULinA Air-Conditioned TRAIL DUST ' and THE GREAT HOS PITAL MYSTERY ."_ riDfl r Home of Mirronhonic Sound vIIiLLl Penna. Ave. at 21st St. Matinees Tues.. Thurs.. Sat.. Sun. JOHN BARRYMORE LOUISE CAMPBELL in BULLDOG DRUMMOND COMES BACK. Comedies. Matinee Only. Serial No. B "Jungle Menace."__ DUMBARTON 13 Preconditioned I JOHN WAYNE. LOUISE LATIMER in "CALIFORNIA STRAIGHT AHEAD" Chapter No. 8, "Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island.^_Also Comedy. CAIPI AWN ANACOSTIA. D. C. r A1IVLA IT n Air-Conditioned BUCK JONES inJ/LAW FOR TOMBSTONE^ linn 3227 M St. N.W. Double Feature TOM TYLER in "WHEN A MAN RIDES ALONE." WM. HALL and FRANCES DRAKE In "ESCAPE BY NIGHT _ I ITTI r BOH 9th St. N.W. Lai 1 1 LC Air-Conditioned Last Day “THE LOWER DEPTH.” Sunday—"THE MY8TERY OF EDWIN DROOD __ ppihirrcc iu» h st. n.e. a I\in\p|j3u Double Feature. MARY ELLIS in "FATAL LADY." CHARLES STARRETT in "TWO- FI STEP SHERIFF." CETA S241 Georgia Are. JttU Silver Spring. Md Continuous P^om 1:00 P.M. “LOVE UNDER FIRE.” DON AMECHE and LORETTA YOUNG. And . . “TWO-FISTED SHERIFF,” CHARLES STARRETT. Chapter No. 6, "Secret Asmt/* CTANTON «‘h and C Sts. N.E. G I All I Oil Finest Sound Equipment Continuous From 1:00 P.M. HARRY CAREY and JOHN BEAL in “BORDER CAFE,” With ARMIDA. “Murder Goes to College,” With ROSCOE KARNS. MARSHA HUNT and LYNNE OVERMAN. TAVflMA 4th and Butternut Sts. 1AIVVMTIA No Parkin* Troubles Continuous From 1:00 P.M. GENE AUTRY In “YODELIN’ KID FROM PINE RIDGE.” ELEAKORE WHITNEY 1n “BLONDE TROUBLE.” NEWTON 12TV."dNNE*w,on Double Feature “CARNIVAL QUEEN." DOROTHEA KENT. ROBERT WILCOX TRAP PED BY G-MEN" JACK HOLT. C/3 MAE CLARKE. Mat. at 1.00 P.M. og JESSE THEATER18 sht.*N E.inf W Double Feature “ANNAPOLIS SALUTE.” JAMES S ELLISON. MARSHA HUNT. “LAW H TOR TOMBSTONE" BUCK JONES. CzJ Matinee at 1:00 P.M. X SYLVAN 1 VrnVV L Double Feature S “WILD AND WOOLY." JANE WITTI 06 ER3. WALTER BRENNAN. “WIND JAMMER." GEORGE OBRIEN. 25$ Matinee at 1:00 PM __ PALM TlffiATER “SOULS AT SEA,” GARY COOPER, GEORGE RAFT. Matinee at 1 P.M. ARLINGTON, VA. WII CAM 1720 Wilaen Bird. TTlLoUn Opp. Colonial Villare SHIRLEY TEMPLE and JEAN HERSHOLT in “HEIDI." ASHTON CZASU ""pITOS In "FORTY NAUGHTY GIRLS." sTate-bethesda *Bethesda!' Md!' JOE PENNER in “NEW FACES OF 1937.” KAREN MORLEY in “GIRL FROM SCOTLAND YARD.” FALLS CHURCH, VA. STATE N°woR*rasG LEE ROBT. MONT- I JOHN BARRYMORE GOMERY and R. I in "BULLDOG RUSSELL in "LIVE. I DRUMMOND LOVE AND LEARN." I COMES BACK." 1. AMBASSADOR £‘h Door* Open 1:30, Show 2 00 PM ‘Co,, IRENE DUNNE. RANDOLPH SCOT! 5® QOMFH''GHii W]pt AND HAND a.w _SOME _Also Cartoon. *= APOLLO „*•* H St. N.E. e a Iin^; „ Phone Line. 337* v -Uoor< Open 12:30. Show i OO PM -eg RICHARD DIX. FAY WRAYin'TT -= S*fP®NEDIN HOLLYWOOD. " and Mr° 5AfVoP.ITTS‘n forty naughty o GIRLS Also Radio Patrol." v No 1. and Our Gang Comedy. « AVAI ON J*15 Conn. Ave. N.W «*-yn Cleyeland 761*0 C/2 Open show l on P M. yye DOLORES DEL RIO PETER LORRB £ _MSS&jn-:.n“%Zg ' b AVENUE GRAND St'IMS ^*s Doors Open 12:30. Show | no PM U MATTHEWS NAT PENDLE 5F* GANGWAY and CESAR 5 ?niiRS *°A,in "DANGEROUSLY pN YOURS Also Cartoon. CAIVFRT *3-* Wisconsin An ' • V, CleTeland 2345 Doors Open 17:30. show 1:00 P.M. o DOLORES DEL RIO PETER LORRS In LANCER SPY." Also Pdpeye QG Cartoon and Comedy. 00 CENTRA1 i'-’A ntiTst. n.w. Lull 1 l\rtL Phone Met. 2811 a/ _ Opens 11:00 A.M. DC NINO MARTINI .JOAN FONTAINE UJ in MUSIC FOR MADAME." and pc JOE E BROWN in FIT FOR A ^3 KINO. _Also Cartoon. ® COLONY 49M C.a._A»e. N.W ■<£ SrL,U*’1 „ Geo. 6500 Boor. Open 12:30. Show 1:00 P.M. ^ DOLORES DEL RIO PETER LORRS ^ In "LANCER SPY." Also "Radio _Patrol. No, 1. and Cartoon^ HOMF i» c st. nJ. ' * ™ Atl. 8188 Doors Open 17:30. Show 1:00 P.M. JAMES ELLISON MARSHA HUNT = a 1?tx,^ANNAPOLIS SALUTE." and * Co NINO MARTINI. JOAN FQNTAINB o in "MUSIC FOR MADAME." Also c •» “Jungle Menace." No. 2. ^ PFNN #30 Penn- Avenue”B.B oq 1 i-1"” Lincoln 2179 Doors Open 12:30. Show 1:00 P.M. •Sr JOHN BOLES and IDA LUPINO in 2 "FIGHT FOR YOUR LADY •' g X,_"Radio Patrol." No. 3._Our Gang. CAVflV «m© 14th s»- n.w J?'”! Phone Col. 4068 Doors Open 12:30. Show 1:00 P.M. BING CROSBY MARTHA RAYE U _"DOUBLE OR NOTHING."_ SHERIDAN "fr Doors Open 12:30. Show 1:00 P.M. ANN SOTHERN JACK HALEY in DANGER—LOVE AT WORK.* _A1 so “Radio Patrol.** No. 2._ TlVfll I 14th st- * ^rk Rd. N.W 11 YULI Phone Col. 1800 Doors Open 12:30. .Show f :(NI P.M. JACK OAKIE. JOHN BOLES. IDA v LUPINO in “FIGHT FOR YOUR LADY.’’ Also “Radio Patrol.** No. 3 UPTOWN Newark St. N.W. Phone Cleveland 5400. 4 Doors Open 12:30. Show I :M P.M. JOHN BOLES and IDA LUPINO In "FIGHT FOR YOUR LADY. Also ‘‘Radio Patrol." No. 3. VHP If Ga. Ave. and Qaebei IvnA Place N.W.. Col. 4611 Doors Open 12:30. Show 1:03 F.M. . JAMES ELLISON. MARSHA HUNT in "ANNAPOLIS SALUTE." HIPPODROME Double Feature J. MacDonald, Nelson Eddy. ‘‘Naughts Marietta.” Warner Oland la "Chan at the Race Track."_ CAMEO MT m5 pa Double Feature r/s Larry Crabbe In "Forlorn River.” 5Sr Will Rogers In "Dr. Bull.” aJ Matinee. 1 P.M—Pont, to 11_P M J ARCADE HYATTS VILLENS MD Double Feature JzZ Wm. Boyd. “North of Rio Grande." U Edna May Oliver, “My Dear Misl Aldrich." 5? Matinee. 1 P.M.—Cont. to 11 P.M, § RICHMOND alexa^d*2I2A6 va WILL ROGERS in ° “JUDGE PRIEST^ 5 DErn ALEXANDRIA. VA. © nttu Alex. 3445 Today w EDDIE CANTOR in “ALI .5 BABA GOES TO TOWN.” FJJ _Free Parking Space—800 Cars. _ Mim ROCKVILLE. MD. HllLO . Rockville IV1 Double Feature Douglas Fairbanks. Jr.. "When Thiel ‘ Meets Thiel." Smith Bellew "Roll Along. Cowboy." Matinee. 2 P M —Cont. to II F.M s Free Parkin*.