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Brownsville herald. [volume] (Brownsville, Tex.) 1910-current, April 02, 1933, EARLY SUNDAY EDITION, Image 10

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George Haft and Sylvia Sidney, two favorite screen stars, in Vina
^ oelinar’f story hit made by Paramount into an extraordinary piece of
entertainment shows at the Capitol Theater Friday and Saturday.
- V
‘So This Is Africa’ F^
Side Splitting
Jungle Film
Lions to the right of them, goril
las to the left of them. Tamms ill
around them—down into the valley
of laughs march the two ccp.i!c->.
Wheeler and Woolsey. in their ncw
jui comedy, "So This Is Africa!'’ .1
."'.de-tickling travesty on Tur:.:ao
films showing today and Monday
at the Rivoli Theatre. San B .uto
at new low prices of 5, 15 and 25c.
Reports from critics who preview
ed this Wheeler-Woolsey marie? p
have been ecstatic with praise for
the unique departure Columbia ha>
made in "So This Is Africa!” in at
irtring the series of jungle and an:
mal films that have swept the
country’s screens in one of
wood's famous cycles.
Imagine the impressive and at the
same time humorous sight of see
ing 100 such masterful and prim
tive men as Edgar Rice Burroughs
lictionized in "Tarzan” march
through the jungle in squads ol j
eight and eeu? 100 beautiful stal
wart and blonde Amazon women
jus; as they are about to mak°
Wheeler and Wools* y marry one of
And what a riot is Bert Wh elor
when he trots through the juugl •
talking in his sleep, attired ui a
long nightshirt and hiking boots,
and us pickl'd up by a beautiful
Amazon woman and carried away
.to her tree-hut. Raqu i Torres, who
ualeys this vivaciotf role, proves
\h.r a won.an can do when she
£els\J|ier heart upon getting a man.
P. tre News, Univer al comedy
ncl HolNv ■ d on Parade complete
the program*
"BW k Street”
Tuesday and Wednesday brim s
to the Rivoli sere n at bargain!
prices, “Back Street * featuring John
Bole1', Ir si* Dunne. ZaSu Pitts and j
June Clyde.
••King's Vacation”
In his recent screen characttruc
tions, George Arliss has been a cu il
ia in oi industry, a world famous
banker, a gii ed musician, a secre
tary of the treasury, an East In
dian potentate and a prime minis
His greatest success has been as
a prime minister. No* he has mov
ed up a peg in the cir.. malic social
scab. H is a king in his latest
Warner Br . picture, "The King's •
Will Rogers is one of the hardest
men to get out of overalls It must
required a good deal of ef
fort to get him into this Louis
X ’ sen We for one oi the hi
larious scenes in “Down to Earth."
new Fox comedy in which he is
a n ed, showing Sunday and
Monday at the Queen.
Vacation." showing Thursday and
Friday at the Rivoli Theatre.
In tact it is around las giving up
of lus kingly prerogatives that the
story of • The King s Vacation is
written in a highly humorous vein
by Ernest Pascal, with the comedy
spiced with delightful romance.
player in upport of
Mr Arliss are Dick Powell. Patricia
Elh*.. Dudley Digees, O P Heggie.
i :. .aid Florence Ar
Four Names Appear
On Mercedes Ballot
- Special to Tin* Heraldi
MERCEDES. April 1. — Four
names will appear on the ha Pot
April 4 - hen two commissioners
w iu be rhoeen in this city. They are
O J chaeffrr. Walden Greenlee,
Dr D I Heidrick and J. C Deyo.
Mrs. Scheffer and Mrs. Deyo are
set-king re-election.
J. O Ward will preside at the
flection, with L. S Adame. J S.
Elliott E B Harrell. assisi.nt
uc •• nd S C. Bates. R. L. Year
wood and E. Ventu. Jr., clerks.
Whole World Needs! i
See for yourself why I]
Africa Sexplorerg
Never came back .. K
Monkey Shines in
Laugh Infested Africa.
lUrli^rn. trx
McAllen, Tex.
America's Greatest
downs Trapped by the
Tarzans of Torrid Africa
— Ind
0 —in—
‘So This
is Africa’
/ and
100 of Holly wood'* Most
Beautiful Maidens
|L Tnhniroior Musit-al Coined?
U “Hey, Hey Westerner”
‘ \K1 III It I RU Y, in
fern, "Ri xmiM. Kir rut; moon”
K> Paramount Sound News
and Tomorrow
At Your
Dcrt Wheeler and Robert Woolsey in the mad and merry Columbia
film, 'So This Is Africa'*, which takes a playful poke at all wild
animal and Tarzan films, playing at the Capitol. Brownsville. Arcadia,
Harlingen, and Palace. McAllen, Sunday and Monday. Raquel Torres
is the leading woman.
Secrets of Africa Revealed
By funsters in Capitol Him
Which Headlines Week s Bill
"So This Is Ainca,-’ latest Wheel
er-Wools*^' contribution to the
screen, is the Alrican picture to end
all Alrican pictures. These merry
gentlemen reveal more secrets about
the great con incut than the naiive.i
of said continent know themselves.
You will just sit and roar at the
nonchalant manner in which thus
famous laugh team invades the
wilds for big "dame” hunting in
"So This Is Africa” at the Capitol
theatre, Brownsville, Sunday and
There has never appeared on any
screen that we know of a scene so
funny, so utterly satirical and so
entertaining as the picture of
Wheeler and Woolsey (the latter
disguised as a woman < trying to hide
from a tribe of 100 stalwart Ama
zon women who are bent upon
making one of these comedians
marry her. If there were nothing
more in "So This Is Africa!” to
commend it to audiences, this one
scene would justify a visit to the
Capitol theatre.
As far as the story rots. So This
Is Africa!" is imaginative, to say
the least. What ha: >ens to Wheeler
and Woolsey as they leave America
and dissolve into the ulterior of the
dark belt would be difficult to
match in actual life. Which is well,
for if Wheeler and Woolsey had the
burden of an utter realistic plot to
carry along, the wild humor of "So
This Is Africa" would be completely
lost. Particularly pleasing are the
sideswipes of satire that Columbia
has delivered in this comedy against
the succession of thrilling and ad
venturous wild animal pictures that
have flooded our screens.
Raquel Torres looks more charm
ing than ever she did in "Aloha" or
•'White Shadows of the South
Seas." Henry Armetta. Eddie Clay
ton and Spencer Charters stand out
for fine performances. The rest of
the cast, Tarzans. Amazons, lions,
and a chorus of beautiful girls make
appropriate decoration.
“Clear All Hires’
“Clear All Wires”, adapted Ironi
tlie New York stage hit. is even
more sensational, more spectacular,
and funnier on the talking screen.
Tins talkization. with Lee Tracy in
the role o: the last-talking Buckley
Joyce Thomas, news correspondent
continually in hot water, is the at
traction playing at the Capitol
theatre Tuesday and Wednesday.
It's hot from Broadway, with
every thrill, laugli and love escap
ade intact! Guaranteed entertain
ment. Let's give cheers for Lee
Tracy who plays the romantic news
faker with a weakness for blondes
Tracy steals his employer's chori 3
girl sweetie and takes her to Mos
cow where he's to “cover'' tlie Red
Army. He gets fired for it. tries to
stage a supposed killing of a prince
to get back on the payroll, falls
afoul ol the secret jjolire. can’t es
cape all his pursuing women, and
one way and another is in a line
pickle when a newspaperwoman
who really loves him gets him out
ol his countless and complicated
Benita Hume, British star making
her American debut, is charming
and superb as the new puiierwoman
Irresistible comedy is contributed by
Una Merkel and James Gleason,
and then there is a long list ol
other well known stage and screen
stars m the supporting cast.
“The Vampire Bat ’
II you are one ol those strong,
silent men—or women—quite with
out nerves, you might sit through
"The Vampire Bat." the new Majes
tic picture playing at the Capitol
theatre Thursday, i family nigiiti
without a chill or a shudder; but,
ii you are an ordinary mortal, we
advise you to take the boy friend—
or the girl friend—along lor sup
"The Vampire Bat" is that kind
of a picture. From the opening
scenes, which prepare us lor the
eerie vampire murders that are to
follow, through the amazing climax,
which stills the vumpir, for all
time, the story moves with driving
force that vill keep you glued to
your seat, with your hands gripped
on the arms of ycur chair.
Pay Wray and Lionel Atwill play
the leading roles in "The Vampire
Eat" one of their typical .^ystery
Sylvia Sydney and George Halt
are co-starred in "Pick-Up" another
great story by Vina Delmar. which
has been made into an entertaining
photoplay by Paramount. This is
the first time that your two favor
ite stars. George Raft and Sylvia
Sydney are in one picture.
George Arliss, Patricia Ellis in The King's Vacation” showing Thurs
day and Friday at the Ftivoli Theatre. San Benito.
Here is Benita Hume. Lee Tracy and Una Merkel in Metro's thrill hit
•Clear All Wires". Lee Tracy again puts over an excellent perform
ance. At the Capitol. Brownsville. Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wynne Gibson plays the role of
a hard-boiled cale hostess in Par
amount's fifteen-star attraction,
•If I Had a Million”, which comes
to the Queen theatre on Tuesday
and Wednesday. She's one of the
fortunate group, each of which
gets a check for $1,000,000,000
fiv.n an eccentric millionaire.
the audience with the sweep and
power of its dramatic story.
Seldom has any Him commanded
a cast of such di.-tinction. but after
yeing the film, cr.e realizes that a
lesser cast could not have handled
it. For each role is a stellar role,
each of almost equal importance.
Richard Benneit appears as John
Glidden. eccentric millionaire, who.
facing death, decides to give his
money away before he dies
in tne roies oi me various icui
pients of his millions are Wynne
Gibson, as Mabel Smith, a prosti
tute; Charlie Ruggles as Henry
Peabody, a tunid clerk who Aunts a
rabbit farm; Mary Boland as his
wife; George Raft as Eddie Jack
son. forger; Gary Cooper, Jack
Oakic and Roscoe Karns as three
tough marines; Gene Raymond as a
boy condemned to death; Frances
Dee k:s w. e; A!, or. Skipworth
us an ex-vaudeville performer- W.
C. Fields as an ex-juggler and May
Robson as a belligerent inmate of
' an old lady's home.
‘Down to Earth’ Shows
Noted Humorist
At Best
Will Rogers’ newest comedy.
“Down to Earth." shows at the
Queen theatre Sunday and Monday.
It is said to locus all the brilliance
that has made him the keenest and
nicst qucted observer in the country
today. While in a sense the picture
is a continuation of Rogers’ first
talkie. ‘ They Had to See Paris." its
theme and locale are completely
The story op* ns with Rogers a*.
“Pike Peters." the Oklahoma mil
lionaire. back iiome again with his
family after their Paris jaunt. The
stock market is slue to pieces and
Peters is greatly worried, bat ins
wit*..* has an insatiable dr,.re fcr
social honors and his son aids her
in extravagant spending, rile fail
ure of a bank forces 1
ply for a local loan. and. that lad
ing as a result oi Mrs. Peters’ love
o: eitgance and di..play, he aces to
Chicago with the same result. How
he gets his family down to earth
again forms the basis oi the situa
Irene Rich, who appeared as Ro
gers' wife in his first two talking
pictures, again portrays the socially
ambitious spouse who brings about
mcit oi his hilarious trouble* Mat
ty Kemp, whose work on the first
few days o! the production w *ii nun
a long-term contract, enacts the
role oi the irresponsible son and
DOitihy Jordan t.ait of the boy's
childhood sweetheart win steps
aside in favor oi her wealthy rival
“If I Had a Million’
"Ii I Had a Million", a widely
heralded iiim boasting an al! sl»r
cast, shows Tuesday and Wednes
day at the Queen theatre and ca; -
lures the interest and admiration of
Tlic One Man Who Can Still
Make America Laugh
with \
Comedy and Newsreel
* wiyri * Tomorrow
and Save
5c Fannie Hur.t’.

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