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.11- SHORTS CHART 8363 An Industrial Uke Port ( ) 12-29-52 6364 Ports of Industrial Scandanavia ( . . ) 1-26-53 .... 8365 The Po River Valley 2-23-53 ( . 8366 ) . Sheep Ranch Country ( . . ) 3-23-53 MUSICAL FEATUJIETTE 301 Xavier Cugat and Orch. (IS) 11-16-52 11-15 8302 Don Cornell Sings (15) 12- 4-52 + 11-15 8303 The Modernaires With Lawrence WeUs Orch. (15).... 1- 1-53 -f 11-15 NAME BAND MUSICALS 7306 Connee Boiwell and Ada Leonard (15) 5- 7-52 2: 6-2« 7307 Buddy Morrow ini) His Orch. (15) 6-18-52 -t- 8- 2 7308 Pere2 Prado and Orcli (15) 7- 2-52 + 8-23 7309 Oick Juroens and Orch (15) 7-30-52 -i- 8-30 7310 Billy May and His Orch. (15) 8-20-52 + 9-20 7311 Jimmy Oorsey Varieties (15) 9-25-52 + 10-18 TWO -REEL SPECIALS 7202 Knighti of the Highway (17) 6-18-52 H LANTZ CARTUNES 8- 2 (Technicolor Reissues) 7329 Mousie Come Home (7) . 5-26-52 +8-2 7330 Fairweather Fiends (7). 6-23-52 4- 8-23 7331 Apple Andy (7) 7-21-52 . 7332 Wacky Weed (7) 8-18-52 7333 Musical Moments (7) . . 9-15-52 VARIETY VIEWS 7345 Army's Finest (9) 6-16-52 + 4-19 7346 Future Generals (9)... 8-4-52+ 8-30 7347 Village Metropolis (9).. 9- 8-52 + 9-13 7348 Man in the Peace Tower (9) 10-13-52 + 11-15 WOODY WOODPECKER CARTUNES (Technicolor) 7355 Woodpecker in the Rough (7) 8-U-52 6-2S 7354 Scalp Treatment (7) . . . 9- 8-52 + 9-20 7356 The Greal Who-Dood-lt (7) 10-26-52 + 10-lS 8321 Termites From Mars (7). 12- S-52 Warner Bros. fttt. No. Title Rel. Date Rating Re«'d BLUE RIBBON HIT PARADE . 1-10-53 (Technicolor Reissues) My Mouse (7) . . . 5- 3-52 •309 Hush 8310 Baby Bottleneck (7) 6-14-52 g?ll The Bug Parade (7)... 7-12-52 B312Merrre Old Soul (7)... 8- 2-S2 8313 Fresh Airdale (7) 8-38-52 1952-53 SEASON 9301 A Feud There Was (7).. 9-13-52 9302 Daffy Doodles (7) 10-11-52 9303 A Day at the Zoo (7).. 11- 8-52 9304 Early Worm Gets the Bird (7) 11-29-52 9305 Tale of Two Mice (7) . 9306 Bashful Buzzard (7) . . . 2- 7-53 BUGS BUNNY SPECIALS (Technicolor) 8729 The Hasty Hare (7) 6- 7-52 ± 8-30 8730 Oily Hare (7) 7.26-52 ± 8-23 1952-53 SEASON 9723 Rabhit Seasoning (7)... 9-20-52 9723 Rabbit Seasoning (7) . . . 9-20-52 + 12-13 9725 Hare Lift (7) 12-20-51 9726 Forward. March Hare (7) 2-14-53 FEATURETTES 8105 The Man Killers (20).. 5-17-52 + 7-26 8106Tii3l by Trioger (20).. 7- 8-52 1952-53 SEASON 9101 Monsters of the Deep 1952-53 SEASON 9801 Freddie Fisher and Band (10) ie-U-52 9802 Junior Jive Bombers ,^, „.

opinions on Current Productions; Exploitips (FOR STORY SYNOPSIS ON EACH PICTURE, SEE REVERSE SIDE) Peter Pan RKO Radio (392) 76 Minutes , F Rel. Cartoon (Technicolor) All of the consummate artistry that characterizes the work of Walt Disney and his gifted staff is apparent in every frame of this thoroughly delightful feature-length animated cartoon. I. M. Barrie's venerable classic about the boy vvrho wouldn't grow up is a made-to-order vehicle for the Disney technique and—as was the case with most of the animation maestro's previous ventures—will exert far-reaching appeal among all age brackets, from the nursery set on up to the oldsters. That it will be a substantial grosser throughout its exhibition life appears undeniable. Audiences are sure to applaud the gallery of endearingly whimsical characters, including the title-roler, the villainous Captain Hook the angelic Wendy Darling, and the mischievous sprite. Tinker Bell. Local-level exploitation can be easily drafted to dovetail with the elaborate national campaigns being set up. Voices of: Bill Bobby Driscoll, Eothryn Beaumont, Hans Conned. Thompson, Heather Angel. Tom Conway. B>. frand uble «tent The Naked Spur F ,::XL. MGM (318) 94 Minutes ReL Feb. 8, '53 James Stewart, whose name and talents have been linked with such topflight westerns as "Winchester 73" and "Bend of the River," herein undertakes another galloper assignment—and a hard-bitten, actioniul, suspense-laden vehicle it is. On every count the picture merits appraisal as a super* western, and once the hurdle of its rather obscure and unalluring title has been surmounted, the offering should rack up substantial grosses wherever booked. Among its assets: The proven draw of Stewart and at least two of the other topliners, Janet Leigh and Robert Ryan; spectacular Technicolor photography which captures the panoramic beauties of the rugged Colorado wastelands where the photoplay was made; and taut, fast-paced direction by Anthony Mann. With these exploitation ingredients at their command, showmen can boost the offering into a winner. A solid credit for Producer William H. Wright. James Stewart. Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan. Millard Mitchell, Ralph Meeker. The Hitch-Hiker RKO Radio ( ) 71 Minutes Rel. Feb. '53 RKO has a genuine "sleeper" in this hard-hitting, suspenseful program melodrama. Except for a few Mexican bit players, the taut screenplay is enacted entirely by three actors, Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy, who have fair marquee value, and William Talman, who gives a memorable portrayal of convict and murderer. a vicious escaped This is a "natural" for action spots and, like "The Narrow Margin," it is strong enough for spotting in many art houses. Produced by Filmakers and splendidly directed by Ida Lupino, who also wrote the screenplay with Collier Young, the picture is vividly realistic from the tense start to the violent finish. O'Brien and Lovejoy, as hapless vacationers, match Talman's fine performance. There is never a suggestion of romantic interest—and none is needed. From the starting point, near Las Vegas, the picture was filmed entirely on location, with fine photographic shots of Mexican highways and terrain. Edmond O'Brien. Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, lose Torvoy. Jean Del VaL Wendell Niles. The Sea Around Us RKO Radio ( ) 81 Minutes ReL F F Documentary (Technicolor) As an off-beat book, Rachel L. Carson's best-selling chronicle of marine life, its intricacies, its tragedies and its comedies, was widely discussed and enjoyed. Such foundation alone should assure considerable interest in and patronage for this documentary film predicated on that tome. In implementing the original, Writer-Producer Irwin Allen assembled an impressive collection of underwater and kindred film, most of it expertly photographed and all of it in high-quality Technicolor, and welded it with appropriate commentary. The result is an educational, engrossing and sometimes exciting morsel of film fare that will displease none and entertain most. Considering the nature of the picture and its running time, it obviously was not intended to go it alone or to fill the topside of the dual situations. But when used in support of a conventional feature, most especially one of heavy dramatic qualities, it will serve admirably to round out the program. The literary source is the best bet for merchandising this offering. The Mississippi Gan^bler F Drama (Technicolor) Univ.-Int'l ( ) 98 Minutes Rel. Feb. '53 Opulently caparisoned to ensnare the atmosphere and backgrounds of the ante-bellum deep south, this Ted Richmond production in every detail reflects expert and meticulous attention to technical exquisiteness. Unfortunately, the story unfolded against this lushly painted setting, and the performances of those who delineate it, fall short of the standards established by such impressive richness. It is, in fact, a rather ordinary melodrama, obviously contrived, telegraphing each development well in advance and in many respects reminiscent of stage thrillers of the century it portrays. In the title role, Tyrone Power contributes a reasonably convincing performance, as does character actor John Mclntire. Other acting chores leave much to be desired. Nonetheless, through shrewd exploitation of title, the Power name and Technicolor it should be possible to attract profitable patronage. Rudolph Mate directed. . shine '^_ Drnfit other *heair J. 4.0. tiore Taxi F Comedy 20th-Fox (305) 77 Minutes Rel. Feb. '53 On past occasions, 20lh-Fox filmmakers have demonstrated ability to plumb the lives, loves and supposedly thick skins of workaday New Yorkers and have come up with a human, wholesome, down-to-earth, mirth-laden motion picture that warms the hearts of all who see it and crams the cash dravirers of the sljowmen who book it. This offering is amply qualified to join its predecessors in that category and—once word-of-mouth reaction is given a chance to function— to record comparable entries in the ledgers of theatres. While its situations and dialog seldom attain the hilarious stage, the picture's principal charm lies in its ticker tugs and the ingratiating performances of its competent cast. In addition to topliner Dan Dailey, much of the credit for the thespian qualities goes to Irish actress Constance Smith, a wide-eyed, elfish colleen with impressive talents and personality. Gregory Ratoff directed for Producer Samuel G. Engel. Dan Dailey, Constance Smith, Neva Patterson, Blanche Yurko. Kyle MacDonneU, Walter Wooli King, Anthony Ross The Jazz Sinaer F """"' """" rtr T, ,».», (Technicolor) Warner Bros. ( 2 1 2) 1 1 Minutes Rel. Feb. 1 4, '53 Among the many sterling qualities, outstanding is the fact that the feature supplies an arresting revelation of the indescribable progress made by motion pictures during the 25 years since the original version ushered in filmdom's golden era of sound. But even without such nostalgic and historical significance, it earns unqualified classification as the finest in modern filmfare, an offering endowed in every way to do for ailing grosses what its illustrious forebear did a quarter of a century ago. Earning such prime evaluation are assets too numerous to list. The same heartwarming story is there, but has been made to fit current times, without dialects or blackface, and in impeccable taste; the film is opulently mounted, with Technicolor photography to accent its beauties and breadth; performances by the entire wisely chosen cast are thoroughly excellent under Michael Curtiz's characteristically understanding direction. Produced by Louis F. Edelman. Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee, Mildred Dunnock, Eduard Franz, Tom Tully, Alex Gerry, Allyn Joslyn. Star of Texas F Western Allied Artists (5332) 72 Minutes Rel. Jan. 'S3 In plot concept and approach, productional treatment and dramatic impact, this sagebrush saga stands head-andshoulders above the bulk of similarly budgeted gallopers churned out in recent months for the Allied Artists organization by Producer Vincent M. Fennelly. Wherever addicts of fast-paced, suspenseful action fare are to be found—and that's just about everywhere—the offering seems destined '°'' enthusiastic reception, .uiK which, plus favorable word-of- $2; mouth reaction, should build it into a profitable booking „ 'ng. venture as the topsider on dualers or as a single on action dates. It abounds in out-oi-routine touches, both in writing and direction, which departures from formula contribute in large measure to the high entertainment quota the film attains. The feature, directed, by Thomas Carr, is richly deserving of a hard-hitting merchandising campaign. Tyrone Power, Piper Laurie, Julia Adams, John Mclntire, Paul Cavanagh, John Baer, Ron Randell. 1442 BOXOFnCE Wayne Morris, Rick Vallin, Robert Lee Bice, Jack Larson, Mickey Simpson, Frank Ferguson, Paul Fix. January 17, 1953 \iA\