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6-28-52 . m SHORTS CHART 8362 Farms and Towns of Slovakia (..) 12- 1-52 8363 An Industrial Lake Port (..) 12-29-52 8364 Ports of Industrial . ) .... 1-26-S3 .... Scandanavia ( . 8365 The Po River Valley ( . . ) 2-23-53 8366 Sheep Ranch Country ( . . ) 3-23-53 MUSICAL FEATUHETTE 8301 Xavier Cugat and Orch. (15) 11-16-52 11-15 B302 Don Cornell Sinos (15) 12- 4-52 + 11-15 8303 The Modernaires With Lavirence Welks Orch. (15) 1- 1-53 + 11-15 NAME BAND MUSICALS 7306 Cunnec BosAell and Ada Leonara (15) 5- 7-52 ^ 6-2t 7307 Buddy Morrow and Hit Orch. (15) 6-18-52 -i- 8- i 7308 Perez Prado and Orch (15) 7- 2-52 + 8-23 7309 Dick Jurgens ind. Orch (15) 7-30-52 + 8-30 7310 Billy May and His Orch. (15) 8-20-52 + 9-20 7311 Jimmy Oorsey Varieties (15) 9-25-52 + 1018 TWO REEL SPECIALS 7202 Knights ol the Highway (17) 618-52 H 8- 1 LANTZ CARTUNES (Technicolor Reissues) 7329 Mousie Come Home (7) . 5-26-52 +8-2 7330 Fairweather Fiends (7). 6-23-52 + 8-23 7331 Annie Andy (7) 7-21-52 7332 ^Vacky 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 Fiiluie 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 + U15 WOODY WOODPECKER CARTUNES (Technicolor) 7355 Woodpecker in the Rough (7) 8-11-52 + 6-28 7354 Scalp Treatment (7) . . . 9- 8-52 -f 9-20 7356 Ihe Gieai Who-Dood-lt (7) 10-26-52 + 10-18 8321 Termites From Mars (7) .12- 8-52 Warner Bros. Prod. No. Title Rel. Date Rating Rev'd BLUE RIBBON HIT PARADE , 6-14-52 (Technicolor Reissues) My Mouse (7) . . . 5- 3-52 •309 Hush 1310 Baby Bottleneck (7).. 8311 The Bug Parade (7)... 7-12-52 8312 Old Soul (7)... 8-2-52 8313 Fresh Airdale (7) 8-30-52 . . 1952-53 SEASON There Was (7) . . 9- 9301 A Feud 13-52 9302 Daily 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).. 1-10-53 9306 Bashful BiBzard (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 9725 Hare Lift (7) 12-20-52 + 1213 March Hare (7) 2-14-53 .... FEATURETTES 9726 Forward, 8105 The Man Killers (20) . . 5-17-52 8106 Trial by Trinoer (20). 7-8-52 1952-53 SEASON 9101 Monsters of the Deep (20) 9-27-52 9102 Oklahoma Outlaws (20). 11-22-52 9103 Are Animals Actors? () 12-27-52 + 7-26 lOE McDOAKES COMEDIES 9401 So You're Going to the Convention (10) ... 6- 7-52 ±8-2 8406 So You Never Tell a Lie (10) 8- 2-52 1952-53 SEASON 9401 So You're Going to the Dentist (10) 9-20-52 ± 12- 6 9402 So You Want to Wear the Pants (10) 11- 8-52 -i- 12-20 9403 So You Want to Be a Musician ( ) l-lt-5J MELODY MASTER BANDS (Reissues) 8805 US. Navy Band (10) .. 6-21-52 8806 The Serenaders (10) . . 8-16-52 1952-53 SEASOI 9801 Freddie Fisher and Band (10) 9602 Junior Jive Bombers H-U-5I (10) U-15-52 9803 Circus Band (9) 12-27-51 MEHRIE MELODIES (Technicolor) 8714 Little Red Rodent Hood

Opinions on Current Productions; Exploitips mmra umm (FOR STORY SYNOPSIS ON EACH PICTURE, SEE REVERSE SIDE) The Stars Are Singing p Comedy With Music •' (Technicolor) Paramount (5124) 99 Minutes Rel. March '53 Initial starring pictures for luminaries who have established large ioUowings in other entertainment medic have been annoyingly unpredictable. Some have been outstanding hits, others have come a v/oeful cropper. There seems no discernible reason why this venture into the field shouldn't carve for itself an impressive niche in the former category. While it stresses the talents of the bright, clever young performers—many of them newcomers to feature films — if adroitly adheres to proven techniques for successful filmmaking, and offers a wide appeal to celluloid and musical tastes. Certainly for hepsters, who constitute a legion of Rosemary Clooney fans, the feature is a must; while for the longhairs there are sallies into the classical by Alberghetti and Melchior, and for all a breezy, laugh-laden slory. Has plenty to exploit—cast, music and Technicolor, principally. Norman Taurog directed the Irving Asher production. Rosemary Clooney. Anna Maria Alberghetti. Lauritz Melchior, Bob Williams. Tom Morton. Fred Clark. John Archer. Iri (toiibi. I'ateti Niagara F ,,^Zon 20lh-Fox (30S) 92 Minutes Rel. Feb. '53 Every detail of mighty Niagara Falls is revealed in beautiful Technicolor photography. Within the bare limits of the production code, the some goes for Marilyn Monroe. The former has long been recognized as one of the wonders of the world. The latter, if one is to believe the press agents and one's eyes, might be considered a temporary anatomical contender lor compa.-able distinction. These two physical phenomena of nature and the manner in which they are projected should in themselves be enough to assure highly profitable business. But they serve merely as backgrounds for a soundly written, solidly produced, ably directed, exciting murder tale, the telling of which is wisely entrusted to established, competent mummers. They also have talents and merchandising value, albeit less potent than that of La Monroe, who should be the piece de resistance of exploitation. Henry Hathaway directed for Producer Charles Brackett. Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Gotten, Jean Peters, Richard Allan, Casey Adams, Russell Collins, Denis O'Dea, Don Wilson. Confidentially Connie F Comedy MGM ( ) 71 Minutes Rel. Mildly satirical, projecting a gentle social message, refreshingly wholesome and, above all, exceptionally humorous in both dialog and situations, this comedy will warm the hearts and stimulate the laugh muscles of everyone who sees it. Entertainmenlwise, it certainly earns that overworked and ambiguous designation as a sleeper. Whether it can be built into one commercially probably will depend upon how enthusiastically showmen merchandise it. In which connection, the cast is a tangible approach, while an intangible one lies in the support that it can request from educators, whose cause it champions. Armed with a brilliant screenplay. Director Edward Buzzell kept the mirthful proceedings moving at an engrossing pace, sparkplugged by sterling performances by every member of an enthusiastic cast. Even though the mountings supplied by Producer Stephen Ames are modest, they are always in good taste and atmospherically authentic. Van lohnson, Janet Leigh, Louis Calhem, Walter Slezak, Gene Lockhart, Hayden Rorke, Robert Burton. Girls in the Night F """' Univ.-Int'l (311) 83 Minutes Rel. Feb. '53 A realistic melodrama of juvenile delinquency in ihe New York slums which should do good business generally if heavily exploited to play up the attention-getting title and theme. The picture was actually filmed on the lower East Side of New York with four young New York players, who will aid U-I in promoting the film. Patricia Hardy and Glen Roberts, who play the romantic leads, show great promise and Jaclynne Green makes a vivid impression as an ugly girl. The two best-known players ore Glenda Farrell, who is outstanding as a drab mother, and Harvey Lembeck. Director Jack Arnold shows the dirty tenements and crowded, streets to splendid effect and his climactic chase through a warehouse on the pier is crammed with suspense. Teenagers will appreciate the neighborhood beauty contest and even a rather daring youthful striptease. Produced by Albert J. Cohen. Glenda Fc;rrell, Harvey Lembeck, Joyce Holden, Glen Roberts, Patricia Hardy, Anthony Ross, Jaclynne Green. Sword of Venus RKO (- -) 75 Minutes A Melodrama Rel. Feb. '53 This is a program picture about the son of the count of Monte Cristo in the old days in France. It features the type of romance, desperate intrigue, racing stagecoaches, acrobatics, swordplay and violent death that characterized the pictures of Douglas Fairbanks sr. and has been featured recently in films starring Gene Kelly and Cornel Wilde. It should hold the interest of the average audience, though a little too much plot requires explanation through detailed speeches by the players and sometimes slows down the action. The principals do well against picturesque and often striking backgrounds. The film was written and produced by Aubrey Wisberg and Jack PoUexfen and directed by Harold Daniels. The cast has slight name value and exploitation should be based on heralding another exciting story in the Monte Cristo series. Just how the title fits the story isn't clear. Robert Clarke, Catherine McLeod, Dan O'Herlihy. William Schallert, Marjorie Stapp, Merritt Stone, Renee de Marco. 1444 BOXOFHCE .:'^) January 24, 1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor F °"'"' . _ (Technicolor) 20lh-Fox (308) 93 Minutes ReL Mar. 12, '53 Intrigue, romance and adventure that will take the ticket buyers from the edges of their seats half-way around the 18th century world are the meaty ingredients of this jet-paced costume drama. In the concoction of the screenplay, there was nary a curb placed on hokum, but it is the kind that seekers of escapist film lore relish and, resultantly, it is difficult to conceive of any customer who will not agree that he has had more then his money's worth. Productionwise, the offering is definitely on the lavish side, what with its expensive sets and numerous extras and bit players. That part of the picture unfolded in Guatemala was filmed on location there, and is engrossingly authentic in atmosphere and backgrounds, submitting breathtakingly beautiful Technicolor views of that country. The cast, color and adventure appeal are the things to sell. Delmer Daves scripted and directed for Producer Jules Buck. Gomel Wilde, Constance Smith, Finlay Currie, George Macready, Walter Hampden, Anne Bancroft, Fay Wroy. Winning of the West F Western Columbia (571) 57 Minutes ReL Jan. 'S3 As standard in their own way as are Detroit's output of automobiles are the Gene Autry starring gallopers—and equally as serviceable. Which is by way of saying that the appraisal of any individual new entry in the venerable Autry series hinges primarily upon only one factor—how it stacks up with past chapters. This one fits neatly into the prescribed groove, which means that to showmen who utilize westerns in general and the Autrys in particular as programming staples the film's acceptance is preordained. All of the expected ingredients are there—cornball comedy as supplied by Smiley Burnette; skullduggery by the heavies, this time led by Bob Livingston; musical interludes; and the star's own brand of two-fisted heroics. Produced for the Autry unit by Armand Schaefer, and directed by George Archainbaud, the feature measures up, technically, to its budgetary classification. Standard merchandising is indicated. Gene Autry, Gail Davis- Smiley Burnette, Bob Livingston, Richard Crane, House Peters jr., Gregg Barton. Savage Mutiny Columbia ( ) 73 Minutes ReL F Melodrama In those situations where previous adventures of Jungle Jim—in the person of Johnny Weissmuller—have been dated to the satisfaction of the cash customers, this latest chapter appears equipped to deliver in standard fashion. It, like its predecessors, is designed for the action slot in dual situations, including the Saturday matinee juvenile trade. There is made-to-order exploitation value in the Weissmuller name, the African jungle locale, and the widespread circulatiori of the King Features comic strip upon which the series is based. Merchandising campaigns hinged upon these factors can be amplified, in this instance, through emphasis upon a topical story twist that involves an atom bomb test. Producer Sam Katzman supplied the necessary jungle settings and integrated stock footage to contribute an aura of realism. Technical contribution, performances and direction by Spencer G. Bennet are up to the series' par. Johnny Weissmuller, Angela Stevens, Lester Matthews, Nelson Leigh, Charies Stevens, Paul Marion, Ted Thorpe. I44T