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A. P. WAXMAN, Editor
New Warner Film Story of Modern Youth
T is a wise man who sows his
wild oats before taking the matrimonial leap.
So discovered Bill Cleaver in the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production “DANCING SWEETIES,” now playing at the____________ theater.
Bill Cleaver, as portrayed by Grant Withers, tried, as the saying goes, to eat his cake and have it too, but soon discovered that a
dance hall and a home mix about) He slip-| ped away from his new bride just) and the conse
as well as oil and water.
once too often quences, which were anything but pleasant, brought Bill down a few pegs, quickly quenching the fire of flaming youth.
“DANCING. SWEBETIES” gripping melodrama of modern youth with a supporting cast that includes Sue Carol, Edna Murphy, Tully Marshall, Eddie Philips, Kate Price, Adamae Vaughn, Seddon and many others.
It was directed by Ray Enright from the screen adaptation by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson.
Player Bluffed Way Into First Screen Role
A little walnut juice, accent, and lots of nerve put Eddie Philips into motion pictures.
It was while this popular young “heavy” was playing on the New York stage that he heard through the mysterious information channels of professional folk that Mary Pickford, far out in Hollywood, was looking for good Italian types for a picture she was going to produce.
Eddie wired her production mana~<~ that he was just the type, and
\_ the contents of the telegram,
48 studio’s hurried need for players, he secured the job. A false accent, and a little walnut juice to darken his complexion, put Eddie over with a bang, it being several weeks before they discovered he had fooled them.
Philips, who plays an important role in the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production “DANCING SWEETIES” featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol at the... theater, was born in Philadelphia.
He attended the public schools of that city, graduating from high school in 1917. From childhood he evinced great interest in dramatics and it was not long after entering ye University of Pennsylvania that
lure of the footlights grew
orn to resist, causing Eddie *t collége for a career on ay.
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After the Dance
A ‘Warner Bros. Production
Production No. 5—Cut or Mat
POPULAR COMPOSERS WRITE HITS FOR NEW VITAPHONE PICTURE, “DANCING SWEETIES”
“Kiss Waltz’ and “Hullabaloo,” the two songs which play a prominent part in “Dancing Sweeties,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol, which is now playing-at thes on Theater, were written by two separate teams of composers which represent the best in music.
Al Dubin and Joe Burke, veteran song writers and teammates for fifteen years, are responsible for the beautiful “Kiss Waltz’ which is destined to take its place among perennial public favorites.
Dubin and Burke have written innumerable Vitaphone hits, includ
ing ‘“Tiptoe Through the Tulips,” “Painting the Clouds With Sunshine” from “Gold Diggers of Broadway” and also the song hits of the comedy success “Hold Everything.”
Walter O’Keefe and Bobby Dolan, writers of “Hullabaloo,” are a comparatively young team in years, but old in point of service, having been responsible for many theme songs and popular hits and the complete score of Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture “Sweet Kitty Bellairs,’ which has the distinction of containing more songs than any other talking and singing picture to date.
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MARY JANE WARREN, Associate Editor
Our Dance Mad Youth No Madder Than in
“TENHE war is blamed for every
thing that has gone wrong with human nature since the great conflict,” says Sue Carol who is one of the dance-crazed couples in Warner Bros. Vitaphone picture, ‘“Dancing Sweeties, now playing at the Soe Theatre, “and of course it gets the blame for the dance mania that has swept so many of our youth upon the floors of dance halls. Perhaps it is only human to find
| our reason for doing things outside
of ourselves, particularly the things that we are not proud of doing. So the war is a convenient scapegoat.
Dancing Through the Ages
“Delight in the dance for itself, for the exhiliration it can give, cannot be blamed on the war. It is as old as human nature for didn’t the ancient Hebrews ‘dance before the Lord?’ Dancing was the big feature of the Dionysiac revels. Primitive races and savages indulge in dance rituals. The more civilized races have developed the dance into a social diversion as well as an entertainment on the stage and in the restaurant.
“There have been devotees of the dance in all ages — probably as crazy about dancing as our jazzmad youth of today. And why shouldn’t young folks of today make a hobby of dancing if they find so much pleasure in it? We've got away from the Puritan idea that anything that is pleasurable is wrong or sinful.
Youth craves exercise and rhythm; nowhere is it found in more pleasurable combination than in the dance. Of course there are dangers
NOVEL SCREEN PLAY HERE SOON
Bearing a screen story both novel and new, “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol comes to the... theater next_..
Adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson from Harry Fried’s original story, it is one of the most gripping and humanly moving dramas of modern youth yet depicted in talking pictures. The story concerns a young couple who are mutually dissatisfied with their home life, and who, on the spur of the moment, decide that a hurried marriage would provide independence and happiness. The result of their matrimonial plunge is not what they expected.
The able supporting cast includes Edna Murphy, Tully Marshall, Eddie Philips, Adamae Vaughn, Kate Price, Margaret Seddon, Sid Silvers and others. It was directed by Ray Enright.
to be guarded against in the public dance hall—but where won’t one find such dangers? One learns what the dangers are and guards againgins: them. Modern Girl Alright
“Molly O’Neil, the role I play ‘Dancing Sweeties’ is typical of t! young girls of today who are “jue crazy’ about dancing. There is not: ing wrong with her, and there |
nothing wrong with most of te ae jazz-mad girls of today. She simp
enjoyed dancing immensely -a; . made the most of her opportui © ties. She is no madder about dar ing than thousands of young girls = of generations past. Perhaps we are more open about our pleasures than were older generations, but isn’t that a sign of health instead of a sign of degeneration?”
Odd. Profession Leads To Career On Talking Screen
There are all manner of strange people in the motion picture industry, which, like a great magnet, draws humans from every walk of life, profession and trade.
They may be doctors, lawyers, skilled mechanics, butchers, or what have you, but on the whole there are few who could not fit easily into some other occupation if need be.
There is one, Vincent Barnett by name, who has given up one of the strangest professions in the world to join the great ranks of picture artists.
Barnett, who plays the important role of a dance hall manager in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol, now playing at the ____ theater, is known as “the professional insulter.”
For years he has made his living by insulting and “ribbing” people. He is hired, by someone who is to know, to act as a waiter or even honored guest at some large social affair or dinner where he proceeds to serve cold soup with his finger in it, instruct guests as to the proper use of knives and forks, or say or do anything else that might come to his mind which would be insulting or rude.
But now, Barnett, like everyone else, has gone Hollywood and donned grease paint.
The cast of “DANCING swirls IES,” a comedy-drama of mo: youth, includes Edna Murtz Tully Marshall, Eddie Philips, Kaw__ Price, Margaret Seddon, Adamae Vaughn and many others. directed by Ray Enright.
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