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Galaxy of Stars in
'Melody Lane,' New
Comedy With Music
Merry Macs, Leon Errol,
Sandy, the Child Star
Bright, melodious and amusing.
"Melody Lane" will be here Sunday
at the Plymouth Theatre to display
with gratifying advantage the en
tertaining talents of a handpicked
galaxy of screen artists. Principally
involved are the tuneful Merry
Macs, ingratiating little Sandy, the
child star, rubber-legged Leon Errol,
pretty Anne Gwynne. Robert Paige,
prankish Butch and Buddy and Don
Both New York City and the corn
belt get their innings as backgrounds
for the story in which comedy and
music are importantly identified.
In New York « big radio sponsor is
seeking entertainers. 'Back in the
mid-West is a clever group of mu
sicians anxious for a crack at big
time radio. The problem of getting
the two together accounts for the
suspenseful, melody-elaborated re
sume of events.
The Merry Macs, augmented by
Sandy as their mascot and ward and
! Robert Paige as their leader, toge
ther with an asortment of instrumen
tal and novelty artists, set the tem
po swinging smartly along both in
melody and dramatics.
Little Sandy again amazes as the
remarkable talented youngster about
whom the plot structure revolves.
The Macs uncover a veritable treasure
in catchy tunes delivered with the
Paige and chic Miss Gwynne, the
latter as a New York advertising
woman, carry the romantic thread
of the delightful play. Meanwhile,
a subordinate love theme is develop
ed with Douglas and Mary Lou Cook,
feminine member of the Merry Macs,
Has Laughable Role
Waggish Errol is advantageously
presented as a breakfast food tycoon
constantly in hot water because he
insists on participating in his radio
program as well as bank-rolling it.
Butch and Buddy, the juvenile
musical hodlums, contribute to hi
j larious aspects of the feature.
A delightful and yet accurate in
sight into what goes on behind the
scenes of major network broadcast
ing is presented with lavish enter
tainment trimings undesr the astute
direction of Charles Lamont.
Musically, the Merry Macks are
I heard in a series of songs running
I the gamut from the old stanby, “Lis
! ten to the Mocking Bird,” to such
| new show-stopping novelties as "Che
! rokee Charlie" and "Let’s Go to
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Tunes Galore . , . and Romantic Rythms ... in this story of the
big town and the Broadcasting Business!
The Merry Macks - Baby Sandy -
Robert Paige in
, "MELODY LANE"
with Leon Errol - Anne Gwynne
Added Treats! “Concerto In B Flat Minor” “Lady or the Tiger ’
The Memory of Tortilla Flat will be among your happiest mo
ments! Don’t Miss—
SPENCER TRACY -'HEDY LAMARR
in "TORTILLA FLAT"
with John Gareld - Frank Morgan
and Akim Tamiroff
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WEDNESDAY JULY 1
Bargain Matinee and Night Half-Hour
He learned about the West against His Will!
Joe'E. Brown - Victory Jory -
Adele Mara in
"SHUT MY BIG MOUTH
“Joan Woodbury - Russell Simpson
Added Treats! Chap 11 “Gang Busters”
AT PLYMOUTH NEXT SUNDAY
Sandy, the child star, m a scene from Melody Lane with Mary
Lou Cook, Robert Paige, and the Merry Macs, Joe (top), Judd and Ted
McMichael, at the Plymouth Theatre Next Sunday only, June 28.
Joe E. Brown Back
In New Fun Treat
Wednesday, July 1
Title, “Shut By Big Mouth”
To Say Least
Joe E. Brown returns to the Plym
outh Theatre screen next Wednes
day in Columbia's “Shut My Big
Mouth.’’ a laugh-loaded comedy of
the wide open faces. Hailed by Hol
lyood as a rodeo of roars, in which
the cavemouthed comic appears as a
fun-totin' fool who licks a gun-totin’
band of range renegades, “Shut My
Big Mouth” also serves to introduce
one of the screen's loveliest and most
talented newcomers, the brunette
beautiful Adele Mara.
"Shut My Big Mouth” presents Joe
E. in one of his most delightful roles
. . . or, if the truth must be told, in
two of his most delightful roles. The
dual nature of his performance is
in the fact that he appears as a
timid tenderfoot in the wild and
woolly west, suddenly appointed
Marshal of the aptly-named frontier
town of Big Bluff. His sole assign
ment being the capture of Buckskin
Bill, Marshal-hating renegade, the
great mouthpiece naturally looks for
a way out.
Learning that Buckskin Bill is a
chivalrous gentleman, where ladies
are concerned, the new Marshal at
:empts to return East disguised as a
■voman. The masquerade works, but
m reverse. The “lady’’ is held as
nostage in a kidnap plot!
The complications which make
Shut My Big Mouth” one of the
gayest mirthquakes in years are
brought to joyous life by the top
flight cast. Joe E. is, of course, the
same delighful buffoon who mixes
burlesque with sophisticated comedy.
Miss Mara achieves a glownig per
sonal success as the dark-eyed Con
chita, who helps the tenderfoot make
the Wild West wilder . . . and fun
Victor Jory is seen as Buckskin Bill,
Fritz Feld appears as Joe’s equally
timorous valet and “husband,” and
Film in Technicolor
Glorifies Story of
U. S. Marine Corps
“To the Shores of Tripoli”
Today and Tomorrow
at Local Theatre
As timely and as thrilling a sub
ject for a movie as you'll ever want to
see is the plot basis for 20th Century
Fox’s Technicolor production “To The
Shores of Tripoli" which is playing
today and tomorrow at the Plymouth
Taking a raw recruit in the person
of John Payne, the film puts him
through all of the paces which the
U. S. Marine undergoes to emerge a
fighting “leatherneck.'’ For romantic
interest, none other than beauteous
Maureen O’Hara in the role of a Ma
rine nurse was selected to provide the
love interest with handsome Payne.
And Randolph Scott is said to turn
in one of the top performances of
his career as the hard-boiled sergeant
who makes life both interesting and
miserable for Payne.
The cast was selected with care and
boasts the talents of such outstand
ing players as Nancy Kelly, William
Tracy, Maxie Rosenbloom (for
laughs), Henry Morgan, Edmund
MacDonald, Russell Hicks, and Mi
Bruce Humberstone of “Sun Val
ley Serenade’’ fame directed the
Technicolor epic, and Darryl F.
Zanuck was its producer. Lamar
Trotti fashioned a script of breath
taking interest, basing it on the ori
ginal story of Steve Fisher.
The film was produced with the full
cooperation of the United States
Government and the Marine Corps
went all out to give authenticity to
others in the top-flight cast are Jean
Woodbury, Don Beddoe, Lloyd Bridg
es and Forrest Tucker.
Charles Barton directed, from a
screen play by Oliver Drake, Karen
DeWolf and Francis Martin, “Shut
My Big Mouth” was produced by
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'Tortilla Flat,' Film
Of Steinback Novel
Stars Spencer Tracy, Hedy
Lamarr, John Garfield;
Here Next Week
Brought to life on one of the most
fascinating settings ever designed for
a motion picture, John Steinbeck’s
best-seller novel. ‘’Tortilla Plat,”
filmed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and
starring Spencer Tracy, Hedy La
marr, and John Garfield, will be here
next Monday and Tuesday at the
Accurately recreated to the last de
tail, the set includes a street two
blocks long, with the paisano shacks
under the pines. It covered an area
of three acres. The set was built
over a period of six weks, after set
designers and camera crews had gath
ered data and materials at Monterey.
One of the most unusual stores ev
er brought to the screen, “Tortilla
Flat” deals with the happy-go-lucky
life of the California paisanos who
live a carefree existence on Tortilla
Plat. Tracy, as Pilon, is the leader
of paisanos. The yungest and best
looking is Danny, played by Garfield.
Pilon’s greatest admirer is Pablo, por
They are content until Dolores
(Sweets) Ramiriz comes to the flats
and Danny goes to work because he
loves her. Frank Morgan is seen in
another memorable character from
the book, the Pirate.
The film was directed by Victor
Fleming, who directed "Gone With
the picture. Most of the scenes were
filmed at the San Diego Marine
Base, and hundreds of enlisted men
took part in the production.
For the inside story of what goes
on in the training of the devil-dogs,
“To The Shores Of Tripoli” has all
the answers. A visit to the Plymouth
Theatre today or tomorrow will give
a first-hand explanation why all
Americans should “Remember Wake
Should conditions remain normal,
Stanley County farmers will harvest
as much lespedeza as they did last
year, reports V. A. Huneycutt, assis
tant farm agent.
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To Meet Friday
Shep Brinkley asks that every
boy and girl in Plymouth own
ing a bicycle met with him at
The Plymouth Theatre on Friday
morning ijune 26th) at 10
o'clock sharp! These bicycle
owners will be asked to take part
in the Fourth of July parade to
be staged in Plymouth. Prizes
will be offered for the most at
tractive and outstanding bicycle
floats. The parade will feature
the collecting of rubber of all
kinds and promiss to be one of
the most sensational parades ever
held in Washington county.
E. P. Cunningham had 9 “hits" on
the blind bogey card in a sweep
stakes tournament held at the coun
try club last Sunday and won three
of the six golf balls offered as prizes.
Frank Margolis and Wheeler Martin,
with 2 hits apiece, were low and di
vided 3 golf balls between tmeselves.
There were only 10 entrants in the
tournament, and the hot weather
kept many local players from turn
ing out as usual.
Following are the entrants and
number of holes matched on the
blind bogey card: Goodmon 4. Crock
ett 4. Henderson 4. Abbott Morris 6.
H. E. Bean 6 Jack Booker 6. Frank
Margolis 2. E. P. Cunningham 9, J,
W. Watts 4. and Wheeler Martin 2
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