The great spectacle of a volcano erupting, lava pouring down on a vil- lage, and an earthquake that destroys the last vestiges of an old civilisation, are introduced in the great climax to "East of Borneo," the splendid film which is being shown at the Tivoli Theatre this week. These stupendous scenes, however, are only incidental to the powerful story of the search of a woman (Rose Hobart) for her hus- band (Charles Bickford) in the realm of a suave but dangerous potentate. Her husband does not listen to her appeals to return home, but is forced to defend his wife when he realises the sinister designs of the prince, who prevents their escape. The film is notable for the intimate scenes of wild animal life in the jungle, and is excit- ing from start to finish. The support- ing picture "The Bad Sister," is worthy of first place on any pro- gramme. It is a delightful sketch, of family life, with an arrogant and scheming daughter finally losing her suitor (Conrad Nagel) to her homely sister. Sidney Fox is in the cast, and Slim Summerville and Zasu Pitts ensure an abundance of comedy. One of the most enjoyable features on the programme is a Cinesound review. Australians will welcome this pictorial record of recent events in various parts of the Continent, described in the "talking reporter" style by an Aus- tralian, in the native way. In this week's budget one sees Phar Lap's de- parture for overseas, hears Arthur Mailey and Don Bradman talking about Eddie Gilbert's bowling, and even gets the late news of the crash
of the air mail 'plane, Southern Sun, accompanied by "shots" of her depar - ture from Hobart, Melbourne, and Sydney. Another gazette, and an all- colour dancing revue, "A Night in the Shooting Gallery," are also screened. Billy Romaine and his Tivolians live up to their high reputation this week by their bright playing of "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and a medley of
old Scotch favourites.
On Saturday next the Tivoli Thea- tre will scieen "Night Nurse," with Ben Lyon, Clark Gable, and Barbara Stanwycke, and "The Black Falcon."