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mmk --- '.in III I ittMiOiW ,#RK0 KEITH’S Vp Opp. U $ TrejsuryOn 15»KS* OPEN 10 45 * SUNDAY 12 :30 P ll. DEANNA DURBIN RALPH BELLAMY DAVID BRUCE f-N. GEORGE COUlOURlS AUER lENKiNS fJ^fOAN OURVEA EDWARD EVERETT HORTON _RATRJCIA MORtSON • ELIZABETH PATTERSON RiXT— __AMUSEMENTS COO Lf OPEN t :HE Bette Payis uuj ou,iW3^r ACQUAINTANCE' LITTLE. with FOXES John Lppr* MtPKP.1 DOORS OPEN AT 9 30 A M l r\ IN M^Yqu^Y *,o°ys?e!e,'Seen | i‘'o Hit?**- I I_ » I I I » ELEANOR DANE PARKER - CLARK I ! * | I* ■ J "PRIDE of the MARINES" ALSO TODAY at the AMBASSADOR I 'Lady on a Train’ Presents Deanna as Inept Detective By JAY CARMODY. Leslie Charteris, whose suave f lose to Hollywood’s favorite reading in "Lacy on a Train,” which open first go, just as it was Deanna's, a patently was much happier than wi "sion that a lot of people were just urbanely witty, and not getting any where. Motion pictures should get somewhere, even detective fiction calculated to deceive. Universal Pictures, as usual, has taken lavish care of its favorite star in Keith's farce. It has surrounded her with a cast that no less than reeks with expensive players. A few of them include Ralph Bellamy, Edward Everett Horton, Daniel Dur yea, Patricia Morison, David Bruce and Allen Jenkins. The studio also has seen to it that Deanna is given ample oppor tunity to indulge her vocal spe cialty. Now in her second marriage and turned blond—for this occasion —she is regarded as have come suf ficiently of age and maturity to deal with such sophisticated vocal ma terial as Cole Porter’s “Night and Day.” She is quite capable of it, of course, although the number sung in a comedy situation is hardly at its meaningful best. * * * * "Lady on a Train" may or may not be good Charteris. We have not come to him in our fiction read ing, probably a sad critical over sight. On this occasion he chooses as his heroine a San Francisco debu tante, who, en route to New Yont for a lark, sees a murder committed Where and When Current Theater Attractions and Time of Showing Capitol—"Thrill of a Romance : 10 a m., 12:40, 3:15. 5, 5:55. 8:30 and 11:05 p.m. Stage shows: 12:05,2:40, 5:20, 7:55 and 10:30 p.m. Columbia—"Junior Miss": 10 a.m.. 1:10, 3:20. 5:30. 7:40 and 9:50 p.m. Earle—"Pride of the Marines”: 10 am., 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:25 and 9:45 pm. Hippodrome—"The Little Foxes": 2, 5:55 and 9:50 p.m. Little—"On Approval": 11 a.m., 12:45, 2:30, 4:15, 6. 7:50 and 9:40 p.m. Metropolitan—"Christmas in Con necticut”: 10 a.m., 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:20 and 9:40 p.m. Keith’s—"Lady on a Train": 12:05, 2:25, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:40 p.m. Pix—"Dr. Maniac": 3:15, 5:35, 7:55 and 10:15 p.m. Palace—"Incendiary Blond": 11:35 am, 2:05, 4:35, 7:05 and 9:30 p.m. Trans-Lux—News and shorts, con tinuous from 10 a.m. in silhouette in a building just out tttt*p m i i ■ ■ | ■ y i SALVATORE GIOE And for Dancing ARTHUR RAVEL and his orchestra EMBASSY ROOM Wote£Statj&i Herbert C. Bl uncle, Manager LOAIS 79 years of buying, selling and lending on diamonds, jewelry, etc. OLD GOLD BOUGHT E. HEIDENHEIMER LOAN OFFICE "VALUE A FACT" 505 King St. 1215 H St. N.W ALEXANDRIA, VA. NA. 1527 I nd fanciful detective fiction Is fairly „ becomes author for Deanna Durbin -d yesterday at Keith’s. It was our t Mr. Charteris, and of the two she i were. We kept getting the impres indulging in a lot of gab, some of it ! "LADY ON A TRAIN." a Universal picture with Deamia Durbin and Ralph Bellamy produced by Felix Jackson, dl-1 reeled by Charles David screenplay by Edmund Beloin and Robert O Brien. origi nal story by Leslie Charteris. At Keith s. THE CAST. Nicki Deanna Durbin’ Jonathan _ Ralph Bellamy Haskell Edward Everett Horton Mr. Saunders George Coulouris Danny Allen Jenkins Wayne Morgan David Bruce Joyce Patricia Morison Arnold Dan Duryea Marge -_. Maria Palmer Aunt Charlotte. Elizabeth Patterson Mr. Wlggan _ Samuel S. Hinds Soret. Christie ..... William Frawley (Miss Fletcher _ _. Jacqueline rie Wit Joseph Waring ... _ Thurston Hall Cousin ... Clyde Fillmore Maxwell _ . Ben Carter (Cousin Mary Forbes | Cousin Sarah Edwards : Woman with umbrella Nora Cecil Drunk Hobart Cavanaugh '-» | side the Grand Central Station.! Conscience, the civic kind, impels her to report the crime instantly to the police. These police, like all those in Charteris's books, dislike’ such interruptions and when they indicate their displeasure, the girl undertakes to solve the crime her self. Not quite by herself, understand, for she is a detective story fanatic and lays her case before her fa vorite author of crime fiction. Like the police, he is irritated by the sordid facts of life, and it takes1 quite a'bit of tenacity to fling him (into the rough and tumble of the solution of a real murder. He would much prefer to prove his mastery over his own plot material than get his pretty wardrobe and handsome! face mussed up in the actual thing.; * * * * In the course of traveling around in those circles that are supposed to keep an audience confused, "Lady on a Train” does introduce sev _ _dancing, “The Smart School forn • Fox Trot • Walla • Rumba • Jitterbug DON MARTINI soz 13th n.w amusements" eral somewhat amusing characters. The detective fictionist is perhaps the funniest of the lot. So are the two nephews of the dead man, Bel lamy and Duryea, a couple of use less young aristocrats .who think it is terribly amusing of the mur dered uncle to have cut them off with a dollar apiece. Another laughable member of the family is dour old Aunt Charlotte, who thinks it highly remiss of her dead brother to have left all his money to a night club singer who formerly filled up the gaps in his nocturnal life. In any one else’s family, the Aunt Charlotte type is a humorous addi tion. The Waring family is no ex ception. * * * Most of the conversation, the un derstatement kind which Hollywood learned from the English, and the negligible amount of action in "Lady on a Train” take place against a night dub setting which gives De anna an excuse to sing. It is quite a labyrinthine night club, what with its wine and other cellars, its dress ing rooms and its offices, and aud iences get quite familiar with it from watching the various char acters walk around. When they are not walking arouqd at a pace that is usually calm to the point of in difference, they slug each other with blunt instruments until, at one time or another, virtually every one is a casualty to the debutante’s capri cious determination to bring the murderer to justice. Happily, it is contrary to critical morality to reveal the solution of Keith’s dark farce, but it can be said that it is considerably less ir-; ritating than the ending of "Uncle' Harry,” its predecessor. As we say, you will find it amusing at isolated intervals, particularly AMUSEMENTS. AMUSEMENTS OVER/ TECHNICOLOR Cavalcade A Fmrmmevml * Today .. . Doors open 10:45 9 .*»«.. HA 5farnng PEGGY ANN GARNER A 20a Co«*vryFoa Fk»vra f MARCH OF TIME «_»** with FRANCES HENRY SFRINO GIFFORD • TRAVERS • BYINGTON sissa IAIIRIT7 MFIOHIDR «*«... 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