| HEART APPEAL
A* a human drama of human
heart*, no motion picture shown on
* local screen in several seasons
h*a excelled “Back street," the
.Universal screen play which open
ed last night at the Capitol theatre
Jtnd runs again today and tomorrow.
Trxis noteworthy production is an
adaptation of Fannie Hurst's wide
ly read story of the same name, and
the film version does full justice to
the original novel of the noted
Irene Dunne, who plays the
leading feminine role, is the spir
ited young girl who finds true love '
when she least expected it. and
gives up everything else in life to
follow the dictates of her heart.
That her lover is a married n:an
cannot prevent an affair which
continues over a span of 20 years,
because it is vital, fundamental,
aoul-stirrlng. The principal male
part is played by John Boles, whose
lame as a singer has given way to
an established reputation as an
actor of unusual depth of feeling.
June Clyde, William Bake well.
Arietta Duncan, Doris Lloyd. George
Meeker, Walter Catlett. Paul Wei
gel, Jane Darewell and others do
sterling work in 'Back Street,"
and round out a cast of players of
Much of the credit for the com
plete success of this picture must!
go to Director John M. Stahl, who
has handled the entire story with
, a deftness and a degree of artistry
‘ which have served to surround the
picture with an unusual degree of
Charm. Gladys Lehman has made
an excellent adaptation of Fannie
Hurst’s story, and no less may be
said for the added dialogue sup- i
plied by Lynn Starling.
New Comedy i earn in
Slim Summerville and Zasu Pitta.
That is the star-spangled com
I bination ol laugh experts that Um
' versa! has placed togetner lor the
first time in "The Unexpected
Father, • the Sunday attraction at
Slim plays the part of a gawky
fellow ol the rural districts who
suddenly discovers enough oil in
his hack yard to transform him.
overnight, from overalls to a house
full of servant and riches.
Zasu enters the scene as a nurse
from the local dog hospital v.
comes to the millionaire's house by
mistake to care for a sick puppy,
but finds that Slim has just been
adopted by a little waif of the
streets who needs both care and
There is a new “kid'' sensation
In the film. Cora Sue Collins, who
boasts of four years of existence. I
UNDER DESERT STARS
Gary Cooper and Tallulah Bankhead make love under the desert
stars, the romantic incident in Devil and the Deep," showing Sunday
and Monday at the Rivoli theatre.
PARIS, Sept. 17. </P>— Dr. Frank
L. Wear. Paris sinister, as kidnap
ed yesterday. His captor forced the
clergyman to drive him 12 miles in
to the country and then took his
automobile and money, giving Dr
Wear a dollar to pay his fare heme.
Officers traced the automobile in
an erratic course through several
towns in this section but finally lost
Dr. Wear is pastor of the Central
Presbyterian church. He formerly
lived in Fort Worth.
Phillips Draws Life
BRECKENRIDGE. Sept. 17. U*—
W. S. (Stony) Phillips was convicted
yesterday on a murder charge for 1
killing E. L. Churchill and given f>9
years in prison. Today he was held
in jail here to await the result of a
petition for a new trial.
The case was brought here on a
chance of venue. Churchill, an oil
well driller, was killed in the lobbv i
>f a hotel at Fort. Worth. Phillips 1
claimed self defense.
GOP Names Grid Star
NEW HAVEN. Conn . Sept. 17.
—T. A. D. Jones, former Yale foot
ball coach, was unanimously nomi
nated at a republican convention
today for the seat in congress held
by Rep. John Q. Tilson, who re
e ntlv announced his retirement.
Tilson placed Jones* name before
With Zazu Pitts
Admission, 10c— 15c
Drama, torrid romance and
thrilling action have been mingled
to form one of the finest pictures
of recent months in ‘ Devil and the
Deep,” Tallulah Bankhead's latest
starring vehicle opening today at
the Rivoli Theater. Here is a melo
drama distinguished by three stellar
performances, by Miss Bankhead.
Gary Cooper and Charles Laugh
ton. The film begins in a north
African seaport, and moves swiftly
through growing dramatic action
to a terrific climax aboard a sink
It follows the strange machina
tions of a submarine commander's
insane jealousy of his young wife,
which led to near-tragedy when
the man goes completely mad and
attempts to wreck the submarine
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with himself, his wife and the
wife's lover aboard.
Miss Bankhead Is glamorously
beautiful In the role of Pauline
Sturm, the wife, and gives by far
the best performance of her screen
career. Gary Cooper, in his first
role since his extended trip abroad,
is responsible for a fine portrayal
of the young lieutenant who loves
the wife of his commander.
But the outstanding perform
ance of the film is contributed by
Charles Laughton, an English ac
tor, whose unforgettable portrait
of the crazed submarine com
mander Is his first screen crea
Man Escapes Deputy
PERRYTON, Sept. 17. iS*—Claud
Tennison, convicted liquor law vio
lator. escaped last night from the
custody of Deputy Sheriff Del
Taliiaferro. He ran to a nearby
automobile and sped away. No trace
had been found of him today. Tenni
son was convicted tills week on a
charge of liquor transportation and
sentenced to 18 months imprison
“Merrily We Go
To Hell” Shows
At Queen Sunday
Cleo Lucas’ popular novel. “I
Jerry. Take Thee. Joan* has been
dramatized and now becomes the
co-starring vehicle for 8ylvta Sid
ney and Frederic Marsh, two of
Hollywood’s younger favorites.
It is now presented under the
paradoxical title of "Merrily We ->o
To Hell.” which shows at the Queen
In the picture. March becomes
Jerry, a brilliant but irresponsible
newspaper reporter, who battles
dally with the beverage now pro
hibited but ‘speakeasily” obtainable
on almost any block in most large
Miss Sidney, as Joan, r daughter
of wealthy parents, falls for March,
who is affable and charming even
when in his cups. Later she marries
him in snite of family objections.
She then finds that she has to
check her own headstrong course
to keep Jerry from utter dissolu
She is helped in this direction,
DESERT STARS, i
THE WARM PERFUME
OF THE TROPICAL NIGHT,
THE SENSUOUS NOTES OF
AN ORIENTAL LOVE SONG..,
C O OP E R J
DEVIL ^ DEEP"ji
CL Gtoramount picture
CARY GRANT BllPf
Dir«ct«d by I
J* gf Marion G#ring |
somewhat, when March loses his
Job. Sober, he writes a play which
Is a great success. But March can't
stand success. He celebrates so ils
gracefully that she leaves him and ,
returns to her home In Chicago. A
later reconciliation is utterly de-;
stroyed when March, quite "biffed \
is caught by Sylvia affectionately
kissing Adrianne Allen, who was
his former college sweetheart.
Sylvia, heart-broken. Joins h**r
friend Chalcies swimming party.
She deliberately swims out to a
GREATER ENTERTAINMENT SEASON _
She smashed her
life and gloried in
On the screen one of the
greatest novels ever written
made into the greatest wo
man’s picture ever produced.
She didn't have an apartment
on Park Ave —She didn't have
a Rolls-Royce—She didn't even
have a diamond or a bracelet.
She was not without honor—
Not without pride—Not without
love. Try to deny her a place
among the real sweethearts and
wives of men.
Supreme Novel Now On the Screen
“Next week, gentlemen, ire
trill consider the blonde on
—Obit Ststr Smn Diet.
KEEPING THE SECRET
Joe—Say why don’t you ever
take a vacation ?
L Brown—I feel that T should
™ nJt leave my job.
Joe—Why. can’t the com
pany do without you?
Brown—Yes. that a just what
I don’t want them to find out.
— Tbr G*em G’lftn.
“What’s the matter?”
"I just saw a horrible-look
ing woman through the win
“Ha ha! That's no window
—that ’■ a mirror.
— LdUytnt Lyrt.
,ll gave my latn/er a cheek
that cam# back —hut so did my
Doctor: “Did you pive your
husband the mustard plaster I
Wife: “Yea. Doctor, but he
says conldn t he have a hit of
bread or somethin? with the
next one it was awfully hot
eatin? it alone.’’
Olerk: “Does this propose*!
personnel reduction you were
talkinp about affect me?”
Boss: “Oh. no. You’ll he
pone Ion? l>efore that.”
A real po-petter is a puy that
yells “Three for bridpe”
around the house.
And then there fens the girl
who kicked because she uas
—Jlf U Mm*.
Judpe: “30 days or 30 dol
Rastua: “0. K. Jedpe, I’s pot
30 dollars in my vest pocket.”
Judpe: “30 day* then. See
if you can pull that out of your
other vest pocket.”
And—The next professor who
pulls the pap about “if you
have to sleep in my class at
least sit in the back of the
room” should have his leps
amputated just about at the
THE BEST COMEDY IN AMERICA
Cop> right. 1932, by The Collegiate Publishing Co. (College Humor) Through Bell Syndicate.
Why is a studying student
like a college professor?”
‘Because he's really impos
Naw, because be goes to
sleep between the covers, ya
“Let's get down to business,”
creaked the old oaken bucket
as it was lowered into the well.
— The Krttj KmI.
“A Monde has it on a cat,"
Stud little Jerry 1 limes,
“Because a pussy-cat you see,
Can only die nine times."
“They tell me you have a
trained seal at home.”
“Yes, it’s so clever it went
right back to the furriers.”
“He’s too highbrowish to be
“The other nieht at the came
he called for three sneers for
the visiting team.”
—Nttrt Da me Jafgtrr.
“So your father is a profes
sor of electricity 7”
Yes, but don't hold it
—Ski U Mai.
“And you don’t know any
thing about religion?” queried
“Well, we got a little taste of
it when the last missionary was
here." replied the cannibal
In these modern times, wives
don’t go off and leave their hus
bands high and dry. It’s either
one or the other.
And then there was the ab
sent-minded professor who kiss
ed his wife and lectured to his
—Ski C Mat.
’ Rereeant: But you say you’re
a college student t
Prisoner: I am. sir.
Officer: But he can’t be! I ’ve
searched him and there ain’t a
single magazine subscription
blank on him.
Frosh: “Lemme have a 10
Salesman: “Will you pay for
Frosh: “Naw, eharge itM
—M. I. T.
“The young folks ain’t what
they used to be.”
“No, they’re older.”
ROWDY DOW AT KILLJOY COLLEGE
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HOWDY SAM / HOW WHAT IS HE - A — I GOT HIM AT
DO YOU LIKE flY MEXICAN HAIRLESS ?, A FIRE SALE/ J
”^WeTl, what do yrm think of
my game?’’ said the enthral
•Stic golfer to his friend.
“Oh. it’s all right,” was the
reply, “but I still prefer golf.”
DON’T BE BASHFUL
A pretty girl fell overbold,
and her lover, with her on the
excursion, leaned over the side
of the boat as she rose to the
surface and eried, ”<3ive m
“Please ask Father," she aaw
swered. m she sank for the
“Hey!" roared the eonstabk
“You can’t swim there!”
“I know I ean’tl” shouted
the unlucky canoeist. “Help!
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The Five Year Plan
-Ski U Msb.
even scientists can
Dr. Sperry —Ah, here is the
skull of a cave woman.
Dr. McCook — How can you
tell it's a woman ?
Dr. Sperry — Can’t you see
that the month is open t
—Tb* C*f« C'tfrm,
They call her an all-around
ffirl — there's no place she
hasn 't been.
Then there was the fisherman
who wanted a coast to coast
net work. *
# 4. ar*
“I said ‘nOTCTTAT* 'sT'"**?'
Latest from Africa* a riera
without holes in it for people
with nothim: to .strain.
“Mary.” said the mtatrens t»
her new servant, * alwayr we-s*
from the left and t.ifee the
plates away from the ripht. ”
“Of course. Madam." nodded
Mary. “I ll do as you teil me,
hut that is the stranpest super
stition 1 ever heard of."
Wallace: You knotc, there's
onu thing dovelike about you.
ldabel: .Vo, really t
Wallace: Yes, you’re pigeon.
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