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..-..MUSIG-, DRAMA, & FILMS

The Garrick

O'NEILL WORKS A MIRACLE Study, in Dual Personality

There Is. a" suggestion" of irony in the sub-title ofEugene OTsTeill's "Days With- out End," which explains the confusion of the critics when the play was pei formed in New York To describe it as "a modern miracle play" is misleading perhaps intentionally so In subject it suggests the medievnl "moralities" lather than the miracle plays. The diamatic theme is the struggle of a man of lellgious temperament against his pcisonal devil, "a mocking, rational something" which is within him O'Neill has personified that "something" as a separate figure, a sort of Mephistopheles. following its master per- petually until it is vanquished at the foot of the Cross. That is the miracle of the play-a conclusion which the rules of dramatic probability have nlrendy ruled out. For three acts 0*Nelll is a dramatist -didactic as usual, but compelling in his intensity In the epilogue he steps out of his role as playwright to perform a miracle. He appears to have deliberately done violence to his dramatic sense in order to surpise his audience, to set it guessing whether there Is a note of irony in the completeness of his sun ender.

The choice of this play as the last of the year by Hie Grogan McMahon Players was ambitious but well justified. The production of.the latest O'Neill play in New York is an ivent of impoi tance, and Melbourne audiences are foi túnate to be able to ese and to judge for themselves while the play Is still a live subject of controversy. Beyond this, however, the production is worth while, because It is not mci ely a freak play, but a play of genuine dramatic intensity.

- O'Neill has set lils stage In accordance With irtsLusual dramatic formula. The spectacle is the disintegration of a charac- ter seeUuin the revealing light of a gi eat emotional strain John -, Laving, who stands3H the front of .the stage, is repre- sented by two persons - the instinctive John-trusting, suffering, and loving by turns - and the rational Loving-mock- ing, doubting, and rejecting. John is tortured by the thought that he has been unfaithful to his wife, and is desperately anxious to retain her love. Loving sug- gests to him that he is afraid of love and should face the fact openly. The struggle between these two forces centres upon an autobiographical novel which he is writing. Loving's conclusion for the novel Is that his wife dies and he com- mits suicide. The conclusion Is almost fulfilled when the miracle occurs and the evil spirit is driven out

O'Neill has made little or no attempt at realism In the character-di owing, and, consequently, the play does not make the Usual demands upon the players. Mr. Lloyd Lambie gives a creditable perform- ance as John in a port which is made more difficult by the division of the speeches with his alter ego This part Is taken by Mr. Paul O'Loughlln, who wears a Satanic mask to leave no doubt that the rational spirit Is essentially evil Mr O'Loughlln. succeeds in making the pai t sinister without being ridiculous Miss Lynette Dickenson gives an excellent pci formance as- Elsa, the wife, who is the one rounded* character in the play. Mr. C.H. Crosby acts capably osFathei Bond, the righteous pi lest, who might have been taken direct from one of the morality plays. Mr. McMahon's production is sound and effective. "Apart from a little unevenness in the smaller parts the cast Works smoothly throughout.

Town Hall

FLOOD RELIEF CONCERT

Grainger With Orchestra

With Bach in his most exalted and Percy Grainger In his most vivid and spontaneous vein; with Eric Coates deal lug in discreet musical unconvention allties, and Ambrolse Thomas piomotcd to the company of Wagner, the programme presented on Saturday night at the choral and orchestral concert oiganlsed in aid of the Lord Mayor's appeal for flood re- lief provided a test of artistic adaptability for both .audience and performers. Con- ducted alternately by Mr. Grainger, Pro- fessor Bernard Heinze, Mr. George Eng- lish, ^Mr.^Eercy^Codiv-Mr^-WiHwm-^ar James, and Mr. William Mallinson, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra took some time to. get. into Its stride, but with Mr. Grainger at" the-plan», Professor Heinzs in confxoV-~aud Mrs. Grainger officiating at the-marlrnba, staff'bells, and xylo phoncthe success of the Australian com poserVççttlng of "Spoon River" was im- médiat«.'- -J-In his- original" composition "Harve3EH¡Jítíti," whßh" received on tills occasioB-3t»"flrs(î-performanç<j/-ln ".Mel bournerrSJíITCffSliiger -appeared as con ductorr"ándj,tibto.ineU ' art admirable rc sponserfiörff" the orchestra "Harvest Hymn'V displays the adroit sense of in strumahtat<i<>Iour, the rhythmical vitality, and thtcjmrjous union .of simplicity and sophistication- characteijstic of" Mr. GralngSSÖ3fflÜligs."-Xhe.audlenee, whichj by its¡*Dftijiria«m¡-TOBde:ETOenaríor.rits. scantypltajJOÍIBEBr-wóuId -have *liked/-to hear tktsíltem again^-but.'had tcTéonteñt" Itself ÜJfibwík^iírepeat performance" -of "ShephenlVHey,': Moderately well,played at the iIEStTiiearing,-this item was admir- ably hanrHed^ the""recall" performance. -

The 3Sanctus,"""Gratias Aglmus," and "GloritrtapEjfCClsis Deo," from the Bach B minot-MaflS) -provided the Melbourne Festlva)td3iQ}Cwlth .well-realised oppor tunitle»*<br*^eighty and > brilliant' tonal displayj£32aaSKthe direction of Mr. Eng- lish thgytagew-attacked the Innumerable tcchniçBJl^SiroHlëms inseparable , from Bach's -«horal'^stylc ', with praiseworthy determJñaüon,~and,-.thanks to the initia- tive of¿^js¿c_pn.dUctor, retrieved their rhythnucil_.aoouraey after a couple of hozai-dousjjcOBalS.T

Of the-assistlng-artists, the city organ- ist (Mr^SCCNCMcKlé) displayed excel- lent musioianshlD-botrros soloist and in his shafSCoCthfilconcerted items. Miss Ellzabeth-Galbraith's vocal contributions met wluCïeody-appreolatlon. This young singer's pretty voice-will gain in musical effectiveness when she acquires a more disciplined method of vocal production.

The Premier - (Sir Stanley Argyle) thanked ' the- artists for their generous collaboration, and commended tlio flood relief fund'to the practical sympathy of the citizens of Melbourne.,.

The Kitfg'f'ü, ? * ' .

RUSSIAN BALLET

"Venusberg" Bacchanal

There,"may ? be something incongruous In an assembly of women and men In evening .clothes examining with critical detachment the simulated frenzies of a group of dancers performing a Greek bacchanal. Oscar Asche made the ridi- culous appear Impressive by sheer weignt of numbers and shimmering spectacle. The Russian ballet achieves the seem- ingly Impossible with Incredible economy of means-a coloured droD-scene, bare boards, and no more than 80 performers. Simplicity triumphs over absurdity by virtue of superb dancing, uncanny group- ing of figures, and the glorious swirl of the Venusberg music from "Tannhauser." On the opeiatic stage Wagner's rich toned score always seemed too good for the puny antics of amateur revellers gathered haphazard from the nearest school of dancing; it has taken the Rus- sian ballet to revise that preconception. Only once on Saturday night did a mis- placed titter disturb the Illusion; after all, anyone may be forgiven for laughing at a satyr. M. Launitz lent the services of his orchestra generously, giving the whole first part pf the opera, from the overture to the searing, seething music of the bacchanal.

It was not a night of conspicuous in- ' dividual performances. Rather It was a model of splendid team work. Both in the Venusberg and the Egyptian ballet I (music by Verdi and Luiglnl) favourite dancers sank their Individualities in the

ensemble, and -were -content to take their I applause wIUCtHe- rest,.- Only In "Ray monda" were-*onportut}>tleS.":.deliberately offered for^MUe^-Bojlcovich-and MM. Vilzak and-Petrottrtor.dlstílay their re- markable talents.. Here; the, persistently tuneful music-of/OlâzbunoB.was matched by exquisite' scenery-a castle'seen dimly' through an* enchanted grove, on ' the moonlit sward of,which knights in chain armour and:,ialr indies in old French dresses tripped gaily-under an arch of swords. It might have been Inspired by a Coleridge poem or, in its sense of im- pending tragedy, by A page from Edgar Allan Poe, for. when _' Raymdnda .-falls asleep comes U "terrifying dream -of a bloodthirsty Moorish knight, who is put to rout by tiie-oncomingt darkness- and the return ,of,"JJiÄ'3*ay->«-lover- from thg Crusades. Costnimesr-scenielryíráña.-ihe mystical gloom'iri'which-wi^visign-^takps

shape combined to produce a strange and appealing phantasy.

In a set of delightful divertissements the unstercotypcd work of the youthful Juliana Ennkieva in a "Doll Dance" won instant attention. There was a breaking away from pure classicism, too. in some exotic Indian dances; one, a joyous tribal dance infused with fun and vigour; the other a-scrlcs oL'gauche postules Inspired by authentic Hindu music from flute and drum. There was stirring beauty in Mile. Kcegan's Spanish dance to the clatter of castenets and the swirl of white and red skirt, "while a complete corps de ballet found opportunity to display grace, little- ness, and'agility In a "pns classique."

This pioRrammc will be picscnted until Fri- day evening, and there will be a matinée next vVednosdny. At the mntinee on Saturday there will be n chango of progrnmmo The booking will open at Allan's this morning J. C Williamson Ltd. announces that the company will trnnsfer to the Comedy Theatre next Mon- day evening. Deccmbor 54.

His Majesty's

VARIED PROGRAMME

To Aid Flood Victims

By permission of J. C. Williamson Ltd" a performance in aid of the flood relief fund was given in His Majesty's" Theatre last evening. The promote!« reported, that the effort had proved financially success- ful. As "Blue Mountain Melody," tho Russian Ballet Co., and considerable ama- teur talent was drawn upon,'.the "pro- gramme was bright and varied.T Miss Marie le Varrc and Mr. George Moon were heard hi the humorous duct "I'm-Yours"; and a "two grand piano duet" was given by Mr. Charles Zwar and Miss ' Essie Morison. In an operatic excerpt^irom Mignon,. Miss'Phyllis. Ferguson" was"heard to advantage,' the singer's mother, Mrs. J. Ferguson, acting as accompanist. Clever, and at times amusing, was a stock- whip demonstration given by Colonel Hol- man James and two young women assist- ants; and- Miss Madge Elliott and Mr. Cyril Ritchaid were given a cordial re- ception In some "Blue Mountain Melody" favourites, notably, "Peter is Here."

Three delightful items were contributed by the Slsscrman String Quartet; and charcoal sketches by Mr. Don Nicol pro- vided a light touch. In the second part Phillp Hargiave contributed a Beet- hoven item; and Mr. Harry Wotton sang Schumann's "The Two Grenadiers." Mr. Charles Norman gave a few minutes of a monologue entertainment. The final part was devoted exclusively to the Russian Ballet, which appeared by arrangement with Mr. Alexander Levitón*.

The Plazo

CALL TO SACRIFICE

Ann Harding's Fine

Performance

Above the maze of ogling blondes, faithless brunettes, and chorus girls, Hollywood has placed the image of Ann Harding as the symbol of all that is noblest in women. While others change their husbands, the colour of their hair, and, if they are fortunate, the natuie of their" roles, Ann Harding waits serenely

In her nicne ior eue

call to sacrifice: In "The Life of Vergie Winters" she

plays the part in which she has bo come established, but she does it so well that she adds considerably to her reputation. By mak- ing convincing an almost unbelievable devotion between-a married man and

a woman over a

period of 20 years she makes the film.

ANN HARDING

She is the milliner of a small town In lo\c with a man who has a career Pate plays cruel tricks on the pair, but they remain faithful to each other It requires much couiage by a Hollywood director to evolve a film which is not of the happy-ever after ' tj pe The Life of Vergie Win .ters-'-is-nok-gay Indeed It has few mo- ments which are happy Ann Harding, as Veigie Winters has a child which she cannot mother before the woild for fear of the effect on the career of her lover, and although the last sequence shows hei being reprieved from an unjust imprison- ment following his death the ending could not be called happy It is a tribute to Ann Harding that she is one of the few actresses-in Hollywood who may bo trusted with rrsflu. ending -She has become accus tomed-to looking wan and old in the last scene, but she has sufficient artistry to portray emotion without a flood of glycerine tears In this film effects are achieved by naturalness restraint, and her serenity On the other hand John Boles Is so sei elie that he might be think- ing of his vegetable patch rather than of lq7RT"_I- ls-Jittle more than a puppet beside-the lça/Ung^w oman Betty Fur nç5S__3ve&. a*okiarming portrayal of the grown-up-daughter of the two loveis, but the other characters are completely over- shadowed by~,Ann Harding The film is .her success -.

' Bachelor"BMt " the story of a matri- monial bureau known as Romance In- corporated,"-Js not quite as silly as it sounds It le frequently tedious but some- times iCJseCûmes amusing Stuart Erwin plajs the part of a guileless man who sets up the bureau because he believes in the sanctity of marriage His work is more philanthropic than commercial Most of the humour is obtained by exploiting his simplicity

The Stale

A HARD-WORKED CLOWN

Joe E. Brown Plays Acrobat

Doubtless because of the effect of the "close-up ' the screen has brought to the fore a generation of clowns whose chief stock in trade is some facial peculiarity Eddie Cantor is the comedian of the enor- mous eyes Jimmy Durante the comedian of the enormous nose and Joe E Brown the comedian of the enormous mouth In * Circus Clown' we see a lot of Biown's mouth for, unltko Cantor, he uses tery little subtlety in exploiting his oddity Although he belonged in childhood to the ch cus Brown is a very poor clown He relies for his laughs upon the ca\er nous mouth and a certain hangdog ex piession which it gives him When he has out-roared the lion and out-yawned the hippopotamus he has finished his tricks He shambles about the circus being duped bv all the ' wise guys" and without a friend in the world except little Dickie the orphan and Leo the amiable lion The comedy is patched together aimlessly and is singularly low in tone Brown never indulges hi any heartv slap- stick He is always making mistakes about people and things but he never falls over ropes or plays the fool as Chap- lin did in his circus film The treat- ment of the comic subject betrajs a cer- tain indecision It is the old story of the fool who suiprises his tormentors by making good but the fool is a stiff and monotonous figure Brown seems to be hesitating between straightforward comedy and character study He is too ridicu- lous to pose as a hero and too heroio to be really funny Patricia Ellis makes, an adequate heroine but little Dickie Moore is much more than adequate as* the orphan It Is surprising that this attrac- tive youngster has not snared in the latest boom in child "stars "

' Thank Your Stars" is a protracted romance dealing with the loves of music hall performers and Jazz-band players As in most stoiles of the type the ' tough guys" and "tougher dames" reveal un- suspected funds of tendernos, whenever there is a crisis and the final sequence shows f i lends and foes as one happy family The film is one of the last in which the late Dorothy Dell appeared She is supported by sevetal reliable come- dians, including Allson Skipworth Roscoo Karns and Jack Oakle

- Other Films

Such Women «re Dangerous featuring Worner Baxter Mona Barrie and Rosemary Ames is at the Melba Thcotre with Fog Over Frisco

Blossom Time ' in which Richard Tauber as Schubert sings some of tho composer s love- liest songs, continues its successful season at the Majesticc Theatre The associate attraction is ' Tho Oreat Defender with Matheson Laug and Margaret Bannerman "

The current programme at the Athenmum comprises Carl Bfjsson in Two Hearts In Wait- Time" and George Gee In strike It Rich '

TIMES TIIEATRETTI'

Impressive pictures of the Eucharistie Con- gres« are "_i£_tenture, pf tile programme thU wcetKT Tho.-ogush-women cricketers are seen _n._ic_U>n,»ii_- ib-re-nre,news films from raimy ,parte-of the-world "___" _ "," i

Hoyts De Luxe

MO AS MO

A Slapstick Production

"Strike Me Lucky" is ridiculous. Whe- ther it can be accepted as funny is largely a question of taste. There is nothing of importance in the picture, except Roy Reno, or, as he is better known, Mo, play- ing the part of Mo. The plot rambles along until it becomes a hopeless tangle about nothing. It just follows Mo wher- ever he goes. He is out of work, and tries the tcmpoiary occupations of salesman, lifesaver, prospector, and statue. It is his grotesqueness which brings the laughs, Just as an orang-outang in the zoo causes laughter. The dear old Australian legend of. a lost goldmine somewhere outback is dragged in. The two torn pieces of map which are the basis for this clement of the story would not be sufficiently clear to guide u.party out of a room; but the party," with Mo in the advance guard, reaches the goldmine. Cannibals appear. Where they come from no one seems to care, but they arc good-natured enough to' throw gold-bearing stone at the in- truders. Against this background Mo moles .with no attempt at subtlety. Most of the film is like a succession of photo- graphed vaudeville turns, relying not on Mo's.wlt, but almost entirely on his buf- foonery. His facial contortions, coy looks, and squeaky voice are seen and heard ceaselessly./There* is one item from his stage-repertoire-which might have been deprived of the honourof a special close up. When ho Is speaking to one Lowen stem,~the proprietor of a secondhand store, played by Bert le Blanc, he gives his "celebrated imitation of a water-main bursting. The sight is not edifying. From beginning lo end tho film is slapstick, although there Is little to cavil at in tho photography of Captain Prank Hurley. Due regard is shown for proper lighting values, but sequences could have been made to follow more smoothly and sen- sibly, The characters, apart from Mo, show plenty of enthusiasm, but not much artistry.

The supporting film, "Give Her a Ring," Is a musical omelette that has been a little overdone. It Is in the stylo of "Sunshine Susie," without that film's verve and naturalness. Clifford Molllslon, who is a good imitation of Sonnle Hale, olays pleasantly enough, assisted bv Wendy Barrie as Karen, a telephone girl. The film drifts between liveliness and dull- ness, and it would have been improved by the omission of three inane telephone linesmen who spend their time tangled up in wires, knocking each other to the ground, smacking faces, and gibbering.

The Lyceum -'

HEROES AND VILLAINS

Familiar Cowboy Film

Those who believe that a dishonest, slimy judge can rob a charming heiress against the wish of a dashing cowboy will have their minds clarified by a visit to "Ghost Valley." Judge Blake (Mit- chell Harris) is the executor of a large estate, most of which is situated in Boom City. He wishes to "gain control" there is a familiar ring about the phrase -and as a preliminary he seeks to in- duce the heir and heiress to sell their Interest in a mine which is supposed to be valueless, but which Is nothing of the kind. He feels that he has got the heiress, Jane Worth (Merna Kennedy) in his hands, but he cannot find the heir. Eventually he conceives the Idea of get- ting a cowboy, Jerry Long (Tom Keene) to impersonate the heir, and doubtless all would have gone well with him had not Jerry turned out to be the real miss- ing heil', anxious' to do his best for him- self and the charming heiress. Befoie long the scales are weighted against the forces of evil, which are put to flight In a series of dashing rides over mountain passes and water-worn canyons-some- times before and sometimes behind the sheriff's men.

Tom Keene, whether In his flapping "chaps," dashing down the side of a per- pendicular mountain or in a motor-car out-running an aeroplane overhead, brings screams of delight from the juve- nile members of the audience. At times, of course, he has to "lay about him," and land home on a chin so accommodatingly exposed that in the prize-ring the victim would probably find himself disqualified for having "framed a slanter." Such opportunities as are given Merna Ken- nedy are fully availed of. The film takes Its name from the fact that Judge Blake, in an effort to induce the heirs to leave the place, "stages" a number of phantom rides, ghostly musical numbers, and "clutching hands." These give Jane's Aunt Susan (Kate Campbell) an opprr tunlty to wavo a deprecating lorgnette, and fail to see through the most obvious disguises.

"The Most Precious Thing hi Life" Is a domestic melodrama, in which Jean Arthur, Donald Cook, Richard Cromwell, and Anita Louise take part.

Shakespeare in a Garden

A pastoral performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" was given at the Green Point Gardens, Brighton Beach, on Saturday night. The produc- tion was directed by Mr. John Cairns, who was associated with similar produc- tions In England. There was a ballet of 25 under the direction of Miss Dorothy Hutchinson.

Special lighting was installed in tho gardens, which made a delightfully natural setting for the fantasy. The Brighton orchestra played Mendelssohn's Incidental music to the play. The artificial moon- light from concealed floodlights among the trees and shrubberies added to the pic- turesque setting for the fairy scenes.

The cast included Lillian Hartley, Sheenagh Page, Joan Turner, Jean Cleary, Lois MUlikin, Valerie Watson, Thelma Gay, Dorothy Pike, Lerrida Anderson, Sheila Collis-Brown, John Cairns, Leo- nard Stephens, Paul Hill, Max Collard, Leslie Gordon, Vincent Scully, Lance Nicholls, Clifford Baker, William Lock hardt, Norman Shepherd, and Kenrick Hudson.

"ItOBEItTA"

The first performance In Australia of the musical comedy "Roberta" will be given at His Majesty's Theatre next Saturday evening. Heading tho cast «ill be Madge Elliott and Cyril Rltchard, together with Ethel Morrison (wlio will play the rolo for which she was engaged in Now York), Frank Leighton, John Dudloy, Marie Le Varre. Leo Franklyn, Jean Duncan, and others. The play will be produced by Cyril Rltchnrd. The booking will open at Allan's this morning.

"BLUE MOUNTAIN MELODY"

There will bo only five moro performances of "BIuo Mountain Melody" at His Majesty's Theatre, ns tho season \.lll end next Friday evening. No matinee will be given on Wednes- day, as the theatre will bo required for pre- parations for the production of "Roberta."

"MOTHER GOOSE" PANTOMIME

"Mother Goose" will begin at the King's Theatre on Boxing Day, under the direction of Frank Nell. Thero will be 26 scenes ant! three acts. A strong cast has been selected, includ- ing Jim Gerald (Dame), Hetty King (princi- pal boy), Isabel Mahon -(principal girl), Wil- liam Hassan... igplden goose), and many other ortistsT Several speolalty acts will be a fea- ture of the show, comprising tho Dazzling Littlejohn», the Ama-lng Orlandos, and Etoile and -Luurcnçc,. The box-plans will open at Allan's this morning.

"THE CEDAR TREE"

Tho Australian musical romance, "The Cedar Tree," which will begin nt the Princess Theatre on Saturday night, was inspired by a visit by the composer, Varnoy Monk (who composed "Colllt's Inn"), to the old town of Windsor, on the Hawksbury River,- in New South Wales. Ajiowly organised company will play the prin- cipal roles, including Gladys Moncrieff, Alfred Frith; Russell Scott, J. Barrett Lennard, Claude Fietnmlng, Byrl wnlkley, and Phyllis Baker. The ballets have Doon nrrauged by Jennie Brenan, niid'lnclude a novel bird effect, "The Dance ol the Lyrebirds.".. The box-plon for "Cedar Tree" Will open at Allan's this morning,

alid permanent first night scats may be picked up at the theatre dally between lo a.m. and 5 p.m.

"NEW FACES" AT TIVOLI

For a farewell season tho variety artists at the Tivoli have begun a brief revival of their successful revue and vaudeville programme, "Now Faces." The production will run only until to-morrow night. On Wednesday ovon lng "Paris En Fete," a now production, will begin, with a now company, which includes Sid. Field, comedian. Jane Ayr, comedienne, Eddie.Leslie. Eastern Brothers. Chlneso acro- bat-, Michel and Arnova, anti Hay Vaughan, American musician, .

NATIVITV FLAY

A feature oí the Nativity play which will be Çresented by the Standard Players' Society an

ucBday, Wednesday, and Thursday, will be the presentment of a group of Fra Angelica angels, and the dance of the cherubs on the way to Bethlehem. The music will be under tho direction of Ocrtrude Healy and Ocorglnu Clarldgc.

WIRELESS CHRISTMAS l'AKTV

A Christmas radio party will bo given by broadcasting artists at tho Melbourne Town Hall on Saturdoy evening, December 22. Tickets (1/ each) will be on sale ot tho broadcasting studios after December 19. and nt Hadl_ proKromme office. .60 Bourke sticet. Written application for tickets may be made by en- closing ft stamped and addressed envelope with application. Tho nwards for the best an- nouncers of 1034 will be presented during the evening.

ENTERTAINMENTS FOR FLOOD RELIEF

Mr.-Ernest Rolls'.wllj .give a performance of the "Merry Malones" at the Apollo Theatre DU Sunday, December 30, In aid of the flood

relief funds, with tho original cast hended by PoUy Walker

By permission of the management of North- ern Theatres Pty. Ltd n plctuio night «111 be held at the Regent Theatre, Johnston direct,

Fitzroy, on Sundny. December 23. lor the appeal being made by the mnyor (Councillor J. J Barrett), to obsist those vvlio sulTcrcd during the floods

Independent Theatres

Clark Gable and Robert Montgomery In "Night Plight" and Sylvia Sydney in "Thirty-day Princess" will occupy the programme at three theatres this week -Balwyn Theatre, Balwyn; Sandringham Theatre, Sandringham; and the West- ern Theatre, West Biunswick. At the Burnley Theatre, Burnley, 'Laurel and Hardy, Jimmy Durante, and a host of Hollywood stars are In "Hollywood Party," with Jackie Cooper and Lila Lee in "Lone Cowboy." "Murder at the Vanities" and Randolph Scott In "Man of the Forest" are listed for the Prince George Theatre, Middle Brighton,' and the lormcr film is paired with Richard Arion and Ida Lupino in "Come On, Marines," at the Plaza, Ormond.

With Joan Crawford in "Sadie McKee" at tho Apollo Theatre. Glenferrie, Is W. C. Fields in "You're Telling Mc," while the Orient Theatre at Heidclbcig will show "Tarzan and His Male," with Buster Heaton and Jimmy Durante in "What, No Beer?" The Broadway Theatre, El- wood, is featuring Borbara Stanwyck in "Gambling Lady" and Will Rogers In "Handy Andy." Jackie Cooper and Lila Lee aie coupled in "Lone Cowboy" at the Adelphi, North Carlton, with Mary Astor and Ginger Rogéis In "Upper World " The latter film will also be shown at the Moonee Ponds Theatre, with John and Lionel Barrymore in "Nl3ht Flight."

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