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| With ® B rownsv ille a and 111 Valley a Theaters
Latest Comedy Satire
On Beer Argument
At Rivoli
That riotous comedy pair. Buster
Keaton and Jimmy Durante, make
their latest co-starring appearance
on the Rivoli screen starting today
In “What! No Beer?'* a screaming
satire on the current beer contro
versy. Buster and “Schnozzle" run
their own brewery in this picture
and consequently all the mechanism
of a modern brewery was installed
at the Metro-Goldwyn-Maver stu
dios and set in operation, including
a 1,000-barrel boiler, vats and bot
tling machines.
For the romantic scenes of the
story. Phyllis Barry, seen recently
opposite Ronald Colman in “Cvna- i
ra.” was casr in the leading fem
inine role. The cast also includes
such well known players as Rosco
Ates, John Miljan, Henry Armetta,
and Edward Brophy.
The picture Is replete with spec
tacular scenes covering the beer
problem from the excitement of the
last election to the present fight
in congress for legaliza'fn. But
aided by the interpretations of Bus
ter and Jimmy, current history
takes a decidedly ludicrous turn
Keaton and Durante start out as a
taxidermist and town barber, re
spectively. and wholly by accident
find themselves the unwilling own
ers of a brewery- turning out 1.000
barrels of beer a day. Another ac
cident saves them when the police
raid their plant and catch them
"Two .Against the World'
The charming blonde Constance
Bennett comes to the Rivoli Tues
day and Wednesday in "Two
Against the World” at bargain
The story is a brilliant drama of
high society with a dynamic court
room scene, in which a beautiful
society girl confesses to sins of
which she is not guilty. She drags
her honor in the dust, in order to
sa\e her brother from th eelcctric
chair and her married sister from
a scandal.
There is an unusually strong cast
with Miss Bennett sup|>orted by
Neil Hamilton, who although he is
in love with her. is forced to pro
secute her brother on a murder
charge, and compelled to listen to
the story of her dishonor from her
own lips.
•‘Hello Everybody"
Kate Smith's first picture for
Paramount, from Fannie Hursts
-Hello, Everybody!’’, opens at the
Rivoli Thursday at family night
prices Miss Smith plays the role of
a farm girl who accepts a radio
contract to raise funds to enable
her and a group of her neighbors
to carry on a legal battle with a
power company which is attempting
to appropriate their lands for a
hydro-electric development. She
sings four new songs written espe
cially for her.
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He aqui un drama a* intensas
pasiones y de insuperable
Ann Harding, Clive Brook
Conrad Nagel
— Precios —
Adultos ......... 25c
Nino*.. 10c
I"hc Human
Story of
• Girl
Who Was
Human . . .
Pathos ....
In tbe Piled-Up
Pyramids of
Apartment Homes
A New
Fulfills the
Ise of his
In a novel
And a

— Also —
From "Radio
he Story Row”
b> . Mickey
Vina McGuire
Delmar Xf”
At the
Eli&sa Landi as the Christian Virgin. Charles Laughton as Nero. Claudette Colbert as the Emoress Poppaea, and Fredric March as Marcus
Supei bus perfect of Rome, head a cast of 7400 in Cecil B. DcMille s ter rific production ‘ Sign of the Cross- the greatest undertaking since the
screen found its voice. Showing Sunday and Monday at the Capitol theatre, Prownsville ant the Arcadia Theatre. Harlingen, and the Palace
Theatre, McAllen.
Douglas Fairbanks. Jr., and Bette Davis in a scene from “Parachute
Jumper" fjpjiorted by Frank McHugh and Leo Carrillo. It plays at
the Capitol Tuesday and Wednesday.
‘Sign of the Cross’ A
Magnificent Spectacle Of
Pagan Rome in Its Glory
Sjjectacle ui>on s|>ectacle. magni
ficence outdoing itself—Cecil B. de
Mille's “The Sign of The Cross"
opened its local engagement Satur
day night with a midnite preview
;<t the Capitol theatre, and treated
a large audience to a vivid picture
of pagan Rome in ail its gloiy.
• Sign o! the Cross" will play at the
Capitol theatre Sunday and Mon
"The Sign of the Cross' is first
and foremost a spectacle of jiagan
Rome, reaching its fullest expres
sion in a Roman holiday at the
Circus Maximus, where the gladia
torial contests of all the brutal
games that delighted Nero served
;; a orelude to the sacrifice of the
Christians to the lions. But it is
also a dramatic story of Christian
persecution, and a tenderly beauti
ful love story of a Christian girl
and a Roman patrician, whose roles
are played with rare beauty by
FTlissa Landi and Frederick March.
Flere is unfolded the whole pageant
of Rome in the time of Nero—at
once the most dissolute and the
most colorful m Roman history.
Here is the dramatic contrast be
tween the palaces of the patrician
Romans and the humble, hidden
abodes of the early Chnsdans—on
the one hand the wicked Empress
Ponpae in her luxurious bath of
asses' milk: on the other hand the i
Christian girl. Mercia, ministering
to tortured and hunted among the
people of her faith.
Once more, as in the days ol
“The Ten Commandments ’ and
'King of Kings,” enormous crowds
mill before the camera, and once
more. DeMfile proves himself the
undisputed master of crowd ef
fects. The street scenes and the
•mm laid m he Circus Maximus
are masterpieces of mob excite
in its cast. too. me sing oi The
Cross" merits extravagant praise.
It is difficult to imagine a more
perlect Nero than Charles Laugh
ton. The manner in which this
young Englishman portrays the
cruelty, the lewd madness of Nero
and yet maintains an absolute sem
blance of realty, is little short of
As the cruel sensualist. Poppaea.
Claudette Colbert is also res]ionsible
for a performance of unusual bril
liance. Elissa Landi raises to new
and unexpected heights of emo
tional acting as the Christian,
Mercia, and Frederick Marsh sur
passes anything he has ever done
lor the screen as the favorite of
Nero's court, Marcus Superbus.
whose love for *the Christian girl
proves stronger than tradition,
wealth, position or even life.
The Parachute Jumper
Douglas Fairbanks. Jr., comes to
the Capitol theater in his latest,
and best picture to date. The
Parachute Jumper" wrhi*h plays
Tuesday and Wednesday. If you
want to see something In thrills,
see “The Parachute Jumper"—it's
something new and entertaining in
the motion picture field. There is
a tender love trend in the story and
Fairbanks. Jr., is well suite# to his
role in the picture.
Billion Dollar Scandal
The attraction at the Capitol
theatre Thursday will be “Billion
i Dollar Scandal" a dramatic story ol
a giant swindle, which features a
j cast of stellar quality headed by
Robert Armstrong, Constance Cum
mings and a well selected support
! mg cast.
Opening sequences of the picture
I are laid in a large penitentiary,
: where the three major characters
arc first presented to the audience.
round Arm
strong. a leader of the convict trio.
‘The three "go straight" when they
are paroled, and Armstrong, when
he comes into possession of know
| ledge of a great scheme to mulct
the government of countless mil
, lions, reveals it to the public. The
picture comes to a dramatic climax
m a senate investigation chamber,
where, at the risk of his life and
freedom, he exposes the entire plot.
Hard to Handle
Jimmy Cagney is back — back
again on the screen from which his
smiling countenance has been miss
ing for several months .Back in one
o. the most rollicking comedies,
in winch Jimmy plays the part of
a hi ;;i powered publicity promoter,
who gets into more business scraps
and love tangles than is generally
allotted to half a dosen ardent
Jimmy's admirers, and they arc
legions, will have a chance to see
him in his new picture, "Hard to
Handle," which opens at the Ca
p. > 1 theatre* Friday for a two-day
Mary Brian is the leading lady in
this whimsical comedy and seldom
has theje been better team work
than that displayed by these two
in a screen play of tangled fortunes
m both business and love.
According to the Warner Bros
casting director. Mis* Brian's charm
oi manner, her beauty and innate
sweetness are perfect foils to Jim
my's rough and ready exterior and
hi.; blustering boisterous and over- .
confident spirit in his role as pu-1
bltcitv promoter. Mary Brian is |
blonde in the picture
Phillips Holmes, susoected of the
i or tball>Held murder of his
teammate. Johnny Mack Brown,
in "70.000 Witnessess." is the
sweetheart of the murdered man's
s ster. played by Dorothy Jordan,
showing at the Queen Tiieater
Thursday and Friday.
James Cagney is a lightning speed press-agent, fast with his words
and faster with his kisses, in Hard to Handle'. Mary Brian blonde
for the first t:me and ever-so-cuie, is the girl. It, plays at the Capitol
Friday and Saturday.
Neil Hamilton and Constance Bennett who nJay the leading roles in
Warner Bros.' "Two Against the World", showing Tuesday and Wed
nesday at the Rivoli theatre. San Benito.
A new Jack Oakie makes his ap
pearance on the screen of the
Queen theater Sunday and Mon
day— an Oakie that is. by reason
ol a character that is three-dim
ensional, an important addition to
the list of Hollywood's juvenile
leading men. Not that Oakie has
cone Gable, far from it. But in
Uptown New York.' World Wide's
p;ct urization of a storv by Vina
Delmar, the wise-cracking come
d’.an completely justifies coasider
ation as a dramatic actor of ex
| treme naturalness, genuine sin
cerity and c >nvinci»g emotion.
There is no lack ol the old
Oakie. the breezy bufloon. in hi* j
rol eof Eddie Doyle, chewing gum
impresario. But there is an ad
dition. an actor who can play
dramatic scones with fine feeling
Mrs. Delmar's story provides plenty
ci human interest in its narrative,
cr.d Okaie's performance of a
young man who surrenders the
Wife he loves to the man she
loves packs many a heartfelt
punch. And Oakie's scene at his
wife's sick bed leaves many a
feminine eye moist, and many a
masculine throat unclear.
Vina Dclmar again demonstrates i
in "Uptown New York" how close- ;
lv she reacts to the little things j
that in the lives of unimportant j
lieople become big things Her
narrative is simple, iorceful. dra
matic. Her characters are deeply
etched, with an easy recognizable
quality of familiarity. And the
pathos of the lives in this "Uptown
Buster Keaton and Jimmy “Ethnozzle" Durante in *'Wt V ! No Beer?"
showing Sunday and Monday at the Rivoli theatre, San Benito.
Jack Oakie and Shirley Grey in
Vina Delmar’s "Uptown New
York." Showing Sunday and Mon
day at the Queen Theatre.
Brownsville at popular prices.
First showing in Brownsville.
New York" trio culminates in a
stirringly dramatic climax.
Opposite Jack Oakie m the
Wc> have been granted a
special privilege on reduc
tion of prices on the "Sign
of the Cross" . . .
Also Claying Today at
Harlingen. Tex.
Abo Claying Today at
Mi-Alien, Tex.
a a a a —— — ■ ■ ■ ■ ■■■
Lower Floor . . . 35c
Lower Floor ... . 40c
Balcony . 35c
Children . 10c
Like a Shining Light .... The Simple Faith That
Was .Mightier Than a Pagan Er ( re!
TODAY! The screen spreads betore your eyes the
greatest spectacle in its history .... The
splendor and intrigue of Nero’s Court! ....
Thrills and spectacle of the Coliseum ....
Loves and hates of ancient Rome ! ! !
Cecil B. DeMille’s
“SIGN rf
•Mjfh the Greatest Cast Ever Assembled
yr Claudette Colbert — Charles Laughton
/ and 7*500 Others
only important feminine role is
Shirley Grey, an attractive new
comer whose portrayal of Patri
cia is a model of restrained char
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kimbrough
cl Chicago, and Mrs. Benjamin
Weid of St. Paul. Minn., have re
turned to their homes after a visit
here in the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Stephen Gardner.
Mrs. Lucy McKee of San Antonio
was a guest here this week in the
home of Mrs. Shelly Collier. She
also visited Mrs W W. Collier of
Touching and Exciting
Story Centers On
Two Waifs
Scenes and events with which you
are the most familiar, often hold
the greatest surprises, as will be
seen in the First National picture
'•Central Park” by Ward More
house, featuring Joan Blondell and
Wallace Ford, which comes to the
Queen theatre Tuesday and Wed
“Central Park was conceived anc
executed as the story of what might
occur in any public park, but which
happened to take place in Centra.
Park. New York. But Central Park
has always been there People have
been walking and riding and trot*
tir.g in it for generations People
have been buying hot dogs in it
taking their children to play in it,
e\er since any one can remember.
It's just a park set down in the
middle of a teeming metropolis,
but a park where wealthy society
folk rub elbows with the poor and
down-and-out in an ever passing
Ward Morehouse, the Broadway
columnist and dramatic critic, and
author of “Big City Blues.” has
spent a lot of time in Central Park
in the course of his newspaper
duties. He has covered the police
station, has learned the inside de
tails on many tragedies and roman
ces. He has seen boys and girls,
strangers in New York, who ha\e
wandered to the edge of the lake
in the park ready to end it all. He
has talked with the cops on duty—
lias known many of them by their
first name, and he has found Cen
t al Park % veritable fountain of
human interest stories.
In preparing his story lor the
movies, he took two waifs, a boy
and girl, hungry, alone in the big
city, adrift in Central Park, and
made them the central characters
of “Central Park." Around these
two he has woven about as excit
ing and as touching a story as the
screen has made in many a moon.
II is a story that in the main is
based upon actual experiences that
Morehouse has known about
“Central Park” is what might be
called in newspaper parlance a
“human interest” story, t’s just
what might happen to you or your
neighbor or your friends in a big
city's park almost any day in the
week—which probably Is happen
ing to people just like you in many
big citv nark; every day when they
have eves to see it.
There is a strong cast which in
cludes besides Miss Blondell and
Mr Ford. Patricia Ellis. Henry B.
Walthall. Charles Sellon. Spencer
Charters. Harold Huber. John Wray,
Holmes Herbert. De Witt Jennings.
Henry Armctta. It was directed by
John Adolfi.
A muiwr nf
| brrr, Wonili i
| —and more
j brer'
It Will Make Even
Congress Laugh!
Starts TODAY I
—a toast to your tunnvbone: |
and Schnozzola can’t wait jM
for Congress! They’ve a "
comedy that’ll go to your ^
head and make you silly!

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