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? - From London

'Hunted' boy has big role

¥ O N D O N, Sat.: ?^ Child actor Jon Whiteley has an im portant part in 'The

Kidnappers.' Jon, now aged 8, won wide praise for his work with Dirk Bogarde in the thriller 'Hunted.' In the new film he and Vincent Winter, 5, are brought to a primitive community at Scotchtown, Nova Scotia, in 1906. It is the wistful inno cence of the children which reconciles the clash of wills round them. * * fyHE British film industry x is coming into its own with top box-office listing of both stars and films. In a poll conducted by the American Motion Pic ture Herald to find the biggest box-office star and film release in England during 1953, Jack Hawkins was selected as the top star in British cinemas. 'The Cruel Sea,' in which Hawkins plays Capt. Eric son, was England's choice lor the year's biggest suc cess. It is the first time both an English star and film have been placed in top money-making position in a poll conducted through out nearly 5.000 theatres. Following Hawkins in the box-office star list were — Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Gregory Peck. Martin and Lewis. Bing Crosby, John Wayne. Stewart Granger, Doris Day. Danny Kaye Also listed among the top films were 'Genevieve/1 'Road to Bali,' 'Malta Story,' 'Because You're Mine,' 'Shane,' 'Quo Vadis,' and 'Moulin Rouge.' Film queries E. N. A., Woodville: Sorry, no record of whether Buster Keaton and Marie Dressier ever ap peared together in a silent nun. 'Katie' (Strathalbyn) : Tyrone Power was in 'I Shall Return.' E. Phillips (Berri) : Yolande Dtfilan had the role of Ml Fowler in 'Traveller's Joy.' W. Wuttke (Oakbank): In 'Skirts Ahoy' the De Marco Sisters— Ann, Joan, Gloria, Terry, and Arlene— were seen and heard as the Williams Sisters.