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Comedies, Old

And New

. Comedies are present in number in this week's batch of film releases.

PARAMOUNT brings for-

ward a double bill of comedies: the Technicolor musical farce, "Marshmallow Moon," and a comedy about migrants in America, "Any- thing Can Happen."

Fox provides another Tech- nical musical, with an Ameri- can Civil War setting, "Gol- den Girl."

And among the re-issues are

two vintage Australian come-J

dies: "Diggers in Blighty," starring Pat Hanna and Joe Valli, and "Harmony Row," with George Wallace. Both these films were first released in 1933.

"Marshmallow Moon" was called "Aaron Slick from Pun kin Crick" in America, but the title has been obligingly translated for Australian audi-


It is based on a successful stage show, and it tells the story of a country bumpkin who tangles with a pair of city slickers. The cast is led by Alan Young, a well-known

American radio man who makes his first film appear- ance, and singer Dinah Shore.

"Anything Can Happen" stars two Academy award winners: Jose Ferrer (who gained a- main acting award for his "Cyrano de Bergerac") and Kim Hunter (who got a supporting-actress award for her role in "A Streetcar Named Desire").

Jose Ferrer is the new arri- val who finds the United Status a bewildering, but ultimately rewarding place. Kim Hunter is the court stenographer who takes an interest in him when he blunders into trouble with the Jaw.

"Golden Girl" is a screen biography, of sorts, of a music hall Mar of the Californian gold rush period, Lotta Crab-


Its Civil War story com- bines adventure with comedy; the hero is a Southern officer posing as a bandit in order to prey on Northern gold ship- ments. The stars are Mitzi Gaynor and Dale Robeitson.

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