EXHIBITOR HAS HIS SAY
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well in any situation. I had
Plenty of compliments. Played
ipri., Sat. Weather: Poor.—F. L.
Murray, Strand Theatre, Spmtwood,
Sask. Pop. 355.
Desert Sands (UA) — Ralph
Meeker, Maria English, J. Carol
Naish. The theme has been done
so many times that people won't
leave their TV sets to come to
this. Played Thiu-s., Fri., Sat.
Weather: Good.—M. W. Long.
Lans Theatre, Lansing, Iowa.
Fort Yuma (UA) — Peter
Graves, Joan Vohs, John Hudson.
This is not much of a picture.
Did not please and failed to draw
50 per cent of normal action business.
Can't recommend it. You
can see this stuff on TV. Played
Fri., Sat. Weather: Okay.—W. L.
Stratton. Lyric Theatre, Challis,
Ida. Pop. 728.
Gentlemen Marry Brunettes
(UA) — Jane Russell, Jeanne
Crain, Alan Young. Jane Russell
and Bob Waterfield seem to
be getting off to a good start in
the producing end of the business.
Thought this picture would
be horrible, but it wasn't too bad.
At least, the cast didn't burst
forth into song every time somevone
opened the door to get the
morning paper, as happens in 99.9
per cent of the musicals. Played
Sun., Mon. Weather: Fair and
warm.—J. D. Wilbanks, Wagon
Wheel Drive-In, Spearman, Tex.
Indian Fighter, The (UA) —
Kirk Douglas, Elsa Martinelli,
Walter Abel. Good picture. The
title tells what it's about. Business
not so hot. Played Sun., Mon.
Weather: Cold.—Michael Chiaventone,
Valley Theatre, Spring
Valley, 111. Pop. 5,123.
Robbers' Roost (UA)—George
Montgomery, Richard Boone,
Bruce Bennett. Good western, as
most Zane Grey novels are, for
small towns. Had record attendance
for Saturday night^20 paid
admissions for adults. Can stand
alone. Played Fri., Sat. Weather:
Fair and cold.—Ralph Raspa.
State Theatre, Rivesville, W. Va.
All That Heaven Allows (U-I)
—Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson,
Agnes Moorehead. Very good picture
with the "Magnificent Obsession"
star. Will make a few
dollars for you, so play it. Played
Sun., Mon., Tues. Weather: Good.
—Leo A. Backer, Valley Theatre,
Browns Valley, Minn. Pop. 1,117.
Chief Crazy Horse (U-D—Victor
Matm-e, Suzan Ball, Jolin
Lund. Played Palm Simday and
with a lot of people saying, "Oh,
another Indian show," but the
farmers and the man on the
saw and liked it.
Business good for this Sunday.
Again the Indians came through
and we are satisfied. Played
Sun., Mon. Weather: Warm and
windy.—Ken Christianson, Roxy
Theatre, Washburn, N. D. Pop.
Naked Dawn, The (U-D—Arthur
Kennedy, Betta St. John,
Eugene Iglesias. Arthur Kennedy,
playing a Mexican robber,
did a good job. Plenty of action.
Good scenery and color. Cast
portrayed pai-ts very well. Business
bad due to being played the
Saturday before Easter. Played
Sat. Weather: Okay.—D. W.
Trisko, Runge Theatre, Runge,
Tex. Pop. 1,055.
Running Wild (U-D—William
Campbell, Mamie Van Doren,
Keenan Wynn. Another "Blackboard
Jungle." Not much show,
but it pulls them in. Guess it's
that music! If the cash di-awer
looks good what does it matter?
M. D. Han-is, Gem Theatre, Gibsland,
La. Pop. 1,085.
Command, The (WB)—Guy
Madison, Joan Waldon, James
Whitmore. It may have been
outstanding in CS. In 2-D, it was
an average Injun-soldier thing.
Business okay. Played Fri., Sat.,
Sun. Weather: Okay.—Frank E.
Sabin, Majestic Theatre, Eureka,
Mont. Pop. 929.
Dragnet (WB)—Jack Webb,
Ben Alexander, Ann Robinson.
Good preview. Fairly good story.
Jack Webb has a lot of fans
listening to his TV program and a
lot of them came in to see it.
Played "Pete Kelly's Blues" with
Jack Webb on the next playdate.
Guess I am a lazy exhibitor or
would not have played it that
close. Too much alike. Maybe I
should blame the salesman.
Played Fri., Sat. Weather: Good.
—B. Berglund, Bijou Theatre,
Ray, N. D. Pop. 721.
Barefoot Savage (IFE)—Eleanora
Rossi Drago, Amedeo Nazzari,
Marcello Mastroianni. English-dubbed
Italian picture. Wow
Steer absolutely clear unless you
have a good, and then some, draw
If you do, then consider
of art fans.
this one. Played Tues., Wed.
Weather: Hot and dusty.—Lew
Bray jr., Queen Theatre, Mc-
Allen, Tex. Pop. 20,068.
Day the World Ended, The
(ARC)—Richai'd Denning, Lori
Nelson, Adele Jergens. This show
was not for a college town. Students
not much interested in this
sort. I agree. They have been
overdone of late. Played Fri.,
Sat.—Ken Gorham, Town Hall
Theatre, Middlebury, Vt. Pop. 3,-
Farmer's Daughter, The (SR)
—Reissue. Loretta Young, Joseph
Cotten, Ethel Barrymore. Originally
released by RKO. We played
this in our drive-in. The print is
excellent. The picture still pleases
and will do as much business as
some new super-colossal percentage
deal. Play it.—W. S. Funk,
Star Theatre, St. Stephen. S. C.
Theodora, Slave Empress (IFE)
—Gianna Marie Canale. George
Marchal, Renato Baldini. English-speaking
Okay for art fans and fine in this
small town sub run house of
mine with family and kid bills
on each end. Doing much better
with art pictures than with
American second run and "B"
pictures midweek, so looking forward
to more of them. Played
Tues., Wed. Weather: Intermittent
rain.—Lew Bray jr.. Queen
Theatre, McAllen, Tex. Pop. 20,-
Foreign-longuage productions by notive country listed olphobeticolly
by title, followed by running time. Dote shown is issue of BOXOFFICE
in which review appeared. Name of distributor is in parentheses.
;Tiii.es). .H, Del CarrU, A. Beneill
Appointment in London (96) 12-31-55
(Assoc. Artists).. D. Bogarde. lJina)l Shen(l.in
Belles of St. Trinian's, The (90) . .
. .Alastair Sim, Joyce Gientell
Chance Meetina (94) S-27-55
d'aceraaliei) .Odlle Versois, David Knight
©Cocktails in the Kitchen (S3)
(Stratford) Dili! Bogarde. Dennis Price
Court Martial (105) 10- 1-55
- .Darid Niven. Margaret Leighton
Cure for Love. The (97) 11-26-55
.R. Donat, Itenee Asherson
Eight O'clock Walk (S7) 8-20-55
(Asso. .\rts)..R. Attenborougll. C. O'Uonnell
Four Against Fate (84) 9-10-55
(.\ssoc. Artists).. A. Neagle. Michael Wilding
Front Page Story (95) 7-23-55
(.issoc. Artists) . .Jack Haukins. Eva Bartok
©Fuss Over Feathers (84) 1-29-55
(Assoc. Artists) . .John Gregson, Muriel Pavlow
Game of Danger (88) 11- 5-55
(Assoc. Artists) . .Jack Warner. Veronica Hurst
Green Scarf, The 4-23-55
(Assoc. Artists).. IL Redgrave. A. Todd
Heart of the Matter. The (100) . . . .12-25-54
(Assoc. Artists) . .Trevor Howard, Maria Schell
His Excellency (84) 4-28-56
(Brenner) .Eric Portman. Parker
Innocents in Paris (103) 2-19-55
(Tudoi) . -Claire Bloom. Alastair Sim
Inspector Calls, An (80)
[Asioc. Artists).. Alstair Sim. EUeen Moore
Intruder, The (84) 2-12-55
(Assoc. Artists) . Jack Hawkins, Dennis Price
©Kid tor Two Farthings, A (91) . 4-28-56
(Lopert) . .Celia Johnson, Diana Dors
©Make Me an Offer (88) 4- 7-56
(Dominant). .Peter Finch. Adrienne Corri
Midnight Episode (78) 9-17-55
(Fine Arts) . .Stanley Holloway. Leslie Dwyer
Room in the House (98)
(Uiijraltcr) . .Patrick Barr, Marjorie Rhodes
Teckman Mystery, The (90) U-19-55
(Assoc. Artists) . ..Margaret Leighton. J. Justin
Three Cases of Murder (99) 5-21-55
(Assoc. Artists) - Ol-son Welles, John Gregson
©To Paris With Love (78) 4-30-55
(Continental) . .Alec Guinness. Odile Versois
True and the False, The (SO) 4-23-55
(Helene Davis) . .Signe Hasso, Wm. Lingford
©Will Any Gentleman? (84) 11- 5-55
(Stratford) . .George Cole. "Hurst
Adorable Creatures (108) 1- 7-56
(L'onfl His.) . .Marthie Carol, E. Feuillere
©Ballet de France (83)
(Lewis) . .Janine Cliarrat, Mllorad Miskovitch
Companions of the Night (104)
. . 8-28-54
(.\rlan) .Francoise Arnoul. Raymond Pellegrln
Diabolique (107) 3- 3-56
a Diary of Country Priest (95) 7-31-55
(Br.indon) .C. Laydu, N. Maurey, (Jiiibert
Dr. Knock (102)
. .Louis Jouvet. Jean Brochard
©Frenph CanCan (93)
(irMPO)..Jean Cabin. Francoise Arnoul
French Touch. The (84) 9-25-54
(Times) . .FernandeL Kenee Devillers
Game of Love, The (IDS) 2-19-55
(Times) .Pierre-Michel Beck. Edwige Feuillere
Heartbreak Ridge (86) 6-11-55
. Real French troops In Korea
Holiday for Henrietta (103) 5-21-55
(Ardec) .Dany Robin, Michael Auclair
In a Girls Dormitory (102)
(Eilis) . .Jean Marais, Francoise Arnoiil
Letters From My Windmill (116) .
Henri Vllbert. Rells *v.
Mr. Hulofs Holiday (85) 10-30-54
(GBll Infl) . .Jacdues Tati. Nallialie Pascaud
One Step to Eternity (94) 1-28-56
(Ellis).. D. Darritux, M. Auclair, C. Calvet
Sheep Has Five Legs, The (93) .11-26-55
(UMPO) Kcrnaiidel. Francoise Arnoul
Sunderin (SO) •
(Prod. Rep3-)..Hildegarde Neff, G. FroehUch
Barefoot Batallion (89) 6-26-54
(Brandt).. Maria Costi. Nicos Fermas
Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (100) 12- ^"^.^
(Confl Dis) Wagner, Haya Hararit
Alone in the Streets (SO)
(Cairull) ..Story of street wails
Bed, The (101)
(Octz-Kingslcy)..R. Todd, DawT) Addams
Four Ways Out (77) • 1; IfS
( Carroll).. Gina LoUobriglda, Renalto Baldini
Hello Elephant (78) 1-29-55
(Arlan) . .Vlttorio de Sica. Sabu
©House of Ricordi (112)
(Manson).. Paolo Stoppa, MarU Toren
©Maddalena (90) .-
(IFE) Torcn, Glno Cervi, J. Sernas
Mademoiselle Gobette (78) 4- 9-55
(IFE) -Silvana Pampanini. Lulgl P-ivese
Return of Don Camilla (115)
.Fernandel, Gino Cervi
Too Bad She's Bad (95)
(Getz-Kingsley).. Sophia Loren, V. De Sica
White Sheik, The (86). .••
(Janus) .Alberto Sordi. Brunella Bovo
©Gate of Hell (Jigokumon) (89) . . 1- 8-55
(Harrison & D,aridson) . .M. Kyo. Hawgawa
©Golden Demon (95) '.;*'',
(Harrison) . .Fujiko Yamamoto, Ncgaml
Hiroshima (85) •
(Confl Dls.)..Isu2u Yamada, M. Tsuklda
Imposter, The (89) „ }'^-^;^^
(Brandon) .Utaemon Ichikawa, Chlkako Mltagl
©Samurai (100) .. .11-13-55
(Jacon) . .Toshlro Mifune, K. Yachlgusa
This Strange Passion (82) •
(Omnifilms)..Arturo De Cordova, D. Garces
©Boris Godunov (105)
(Artkino)..A. Pirogov, 0. NcUep
©Romeo and Juliet Ballet (96)..
(Tohan) .Galina Ulanova. Yuri Zhd^uiov i
Naked Night, The (82) • • • —
(limes).. Harriet Andersson, Ake Groenberg
One Summer of Happiness (92) • ''1*\55
(Times-Film) .UUa Jacobson. Folke Sundqulst
Legends of Anika (85) •••
(Grand Prize) . .MUena Dapcevlc, B. Grlblc