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GEORGE WALLACE AT REGENT
"A Ticket In Tatts" Bright Comedy"
"A Ticket in Tatts," the latest Efftee production, which is now showing at the Regent, is essentially Australian in sentiment, dealing with the Melbourne
Cup. George Wallace has toe leading part and is genuinely mniirfnp though occasionally a little too boisterous. In the opening scenes he is a grocery assistant in a country store, but as he "drives the cart" and knows nothing about serving in the shop, some nrjst humorous scenes result when he tries his hand at wrapping. tt<? js dismissed for inefficiency and secures a job as a stabtehand in the racing stable of Mr. Fleming, whose horse. Hotspur, Is ex pected to run well in the Melbourne Cup. He find that Hotspur rune faster if he whistles, as he bad made it a practice to coax the horse to run to him. and then to feed 'him with lumps of his customers' sugar. Coyle (Guy Hastings), an unscrupulous person, backed another horse. Surefoot, and with Hotspur showing such fine form, is not sure that his fancy will win. His two confederates bribe one of Flemings stable hands to dope Hotspur, but the only result is to strengthen the guard on the horse. The two crooks approach George while he is watching Hotspur exercising, and he obligingly informs them that he is leaving the Stable that night, and that Hotspur will be re moved from his customary 6talL George is not as simple as he appears and one of the crooks is captured. To gain more information George be comes a waiter at a cabaret, and in this way several Ballet and vaudeville numbers are introduced. Coyle ar ranges that Peters, Fleming's jockey, should be kidnapped, so that Slade. his jockey, should be given the mount. Slade will ride to Coyle's instructions. The next shots are taken at Fleming-ton, when an idea of the vast crowd is given. Slade secures the ride on Hotspur and keeps him well In the background.' In the straight, however. George whistles. Hotspur, despite Slade. takes the lead and just wins from Surefoot. A subsidiary story Is that of a romance between Dorothy Fleming (Thelma Scott) and Harvey Walls, an author (Campbell Copelin), despite the efforts of Brian Winters (Frank Har vey), owner of Surefoot, to make Dorothy marry 'him An attachment between George and Dorothy's maid (Joyce Turner) also ends happily. A feature of the film is ife photo graphy, first in the opening scenes when delightful views of the Australian bush are given, and. secondly, when the run ning of the Melbourne Cup Is shown. The acting, on the whole, is good, espe cially that of Joyce Turner, who takes the part of Georee's lover. A particularly bright series of shorts is also on the programme. "Dear Old London" is an interestine tour of Lon don's show places; a Clark-McCullough ccmedy is an amusing: farce; "Santa's Workshop" is a Walt Disney siDy sym phony cartoon on usual lines: an Efftee marvelogue. The Cliff Dwellers," deals with the life of primitive bees; and a Fox newsreel contains thrilling shots. George Brockbank sings well, accom panied by the Wurlitzer organ.