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MUSICAL TALKIE

First Australian Effort

'His Royal Highness,' the next fea ture film to be released from the Mel bourne studio of Efftee Films, is an original Australian . musical comedy, adapted from a successful stage pro duction by George Wallace. Tha story opens at a pie-stall outside a Melbourne theatre, and action is later transferred to a mythical Euopean kingdom where

King Wallace undergoes the most sur prising adventures. The story was written by George Wal lace and C. J. Dennis, and is said to have plenty of lively , comedy. The music was composed by Alaric Howitt, j a young Melbourne . composer, who re- | turned from America about two years ago. While in America he wrote suc cessful numbers in revues and ? talking pictures. Mr. Howitt also provided the lyrics for his numbers. The music was orchestrated by Harry Jacobs, one of Australia's leading musical directors, and two separate orchestras provided the musical accompaniment to the.fihn Numbers likely to be popular are 'Game of Love,' sung by Byrl Walkley, 'Ship of Dreams,' sung by Frank Tar rant, 'Au Revoir,' sung by Nell Taylor, and 'What Makes Me Love You,' a duet sung by Byrl Walkley and Lou Vernon. A chorus of 100 voices from the operatic class of the University

Conservatorium, Melbourne, provides striking; ensemble music of a standard rarely heard on the screen.

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