Dancing Sweeties (Warner Bros.) (1930)

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FEATURE SHORTS ATE PRICE, who plays an im portant part in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol at the... theater, first entered pictures in 1907. Y ENRIGHT, director of War aer Bros. latest Vitaphone comedy-drama, “DANCING SWEETIES,” which is now showing at the sors Se theater, was once editor-inchief and gag-man for Charlie Chaplin. RANT WITHERS, who plays the featured role with Sue Carol in ‘DANCING SWEETIBS,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production playing this week at the__._.-.. theater, is an automobile enthusiast and spends most of his spare time between pictures touring California. ORE than 350 young men and) girls were recruited from various dance halls in Los Angeles and vicinity to take part in “DANCING | . SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production featuring Grant Withers and Sue Carol, | which is now showing for a run of Sota eae days at the____________ theater. J\DDIE PHILIPS, who plays an) important role in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the latest Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture with Grant Withers and Sue Carol at the el aise oe theater, ran away from the University of Pennsylvania to go on the New York stage. DNA MURPHY, who enacts the role of Jazzbo Gans, in the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production “DANCING SWEETIES,” No w.-abthe. theater, was a commercial photographer’s model before entering pictures. YZ ATE PRICH, who enacts the role of Mrs. O’Neil in “DANCING SWEETIES,”’ the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture at the Pap eee _..theater, was born in Cork, “DANCING SWEETIES” — A Warner Bros. Production Dance Hall Rivalry NG Production No. 4—Cut or Mat CRYING OF BABY SOUNDS LIKE EARTHOUAKE WHEN. REPRODUCED ON SCREEN (Feature) CCORDING to several sound! ment. In fact dolls had to be used GRANT WITHERS, THE IRRESPONSIBLE HERO OF SCREEN ROMANCES Star Usually Chosen for Role of Carefree Young Man Who Will Not Take Anything Seriously (Feature) RANT WITHERS has been play ing easy-going, irresponsible young heroes in talking pictures for some time. They have not all been of that character, of course, but enough of them have been to give youthful Mr. Withers some interesting ideas on the irresponsibility of screen heroes. He plays such a part in his latest picturie, “Dancing Sweeties,” a Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production which is row showing at the... theater, : 4 *n which Sue Carol plays opposite him. “The public seems to have the conviction,” says Mr. Withers, “that youth is the time to play and make love. Most screen and stage heroes, if they happen to be young, are men of ample leisure, seldom with a settled occupation—or settled convictions about anything except a girl they think they can’t live without. “These young heroes have plenty of time to play. They are irresponsible, good-humored, easy-going, aggressive only, or chiefly, in their love making. They’ve had the leisure to cultivate some of the social graces and consequently make friends easily and are liked by the girls they meet and sometimes by their mothers; seldom by their fathers. They are good dancers— dancing is the best thing they do, even better than their love-making. They let their dancing do most of their love making. A Dance-Mad Hero “They have the playful likeableness of a young Newfoundland dog, with just about as much serious purpose in life as the dog. That is the case with Bill Cleaver, the role [ play in ‘Dancing Sweeties,’ and I have known many youths in real life just like him. Young Cleaver is dance-mad. There is nothing else he wants to do or can do. His dancing and his love-making captivate Molly O’Neil whom he méets for the first time at a dance—and marries before the evening is over! Marriage Serious “Like the irresponsible youths in real life, he then learns that marriage is serious even in life, and he himself, is not. Owing to his irresponsibility, his marriage goes on the rocks. That awakens him to the responsibilities of marriage and of love. And there is the point which makes the public love these carefree young screen heroes— to see how they take the gaff of reality through which most of the public has passed. The public liked him before because he was gay and young and light-hearted; if he reacts to the seriousness of marriage as the public thinks he should its liking becomes love. So the scatter-brain young hero will continue to be seen on the screen and on the stage.”’ Famous Team Write Score For Picture Walter O’Keefe and Bobby Dolan, writers of “Hullabaloo” for “Dancing Sweeties,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone picture which is now showing at the... theatre, have the distinction of haying written the complete musical score for “Sweet Kitty Bellairs,” a recent Warner release. O’Keefe and Dolan wrote eleven songs for “Sweet Kitty Bellairs’’ after making a flying trip to the University of California in order to confer with the music department of the University on typical music of the 1780’s in which period the action takes place. eventually because of this infantile temperament. “DANCING SWEETIES,” a story of dance hall life and the folly of modern youth, is adapted to the screen by Gordon Rigby and Joseph A. Jackson from the original story by Harry Fried. The supporting cast includes Tully Marshall, Kate Price, Margaret Seddon, Adamae Vaughn, Sid Silvers, Vincett Barnett and many others. Eddie Philips Dancing Sheik in New Film (Current) When the casting director at experts at Warner Bros. Vitaphone studios, the crying of a baby in two ways resembles an earthquake. You never know, they point out, just when it will happen and when it does there is nothing you can do about it. The sound experts came to this belief during the filming and recording of one scene in “DANCING SWEETIBS,” the comedy-drama which is now showing at the theater. In this particular sequence Grant Withers and Sue Carol, who play the featured roles, were required to push a happy baby in its perambulator through the park, where they meet Eddie Philips and Edna Murphy who are wheeling a carriage with an equally joyous child. Ireland. RANT WITHERS, who is fea. utred with Sue Carol in the Warner Bros. Vitaphone production “DANCING SWEETIES” now showany at the 2 > theater, was once a fireman in the Los Angeles Fire Department. UE CAROL, who plays a featured role opposite Grant Withers in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warry Bros. and Vitaphone picture Vaying at the theater, /rominent in Chicago society, and it was only through the persuasion of her Los Angeles friends that she entered pictures. UE CAROL, who enacts a fea tured role with Grant Withers in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production now at the... theater, is married to Nick Stuart, popular young juvenile player. " Cameale WITHERS, who portrays “the featured role in “DANCING SWEETIES,” the Warner Bros. and Vitaphone production now showing at the... theater, was once a police reporter on a Los Angeles newspaper. The scene -was rehearsed several times and the two infants were more than corrigable in their conduct, even going so far as to smile contagiously at everyone. But—it was a horse of a different shade when it came to the real filming and recording, for one of the babies for an ever-to-be-mysterious reason, opened up his mouth and used his lungs right in the middle of the scene. Either through Sympathy or jealousy the other infant took up the war-cry and made a perfect duet, but not a happy one. It was several minutes before they could be quieted and Director Ray Enright maintained, though they were only a month old, that the undignified outburst was just an early display of artistic tempera Warner Bros. studios was informed that a suave, oily and athletic type of young man would be required to enact the role of a dance hall sheik in “DANCING SWEETIES” he did not ponder long over his task. The man he thought of first, and who he was able to secure for the part, was Eddie Philips. Philips is one of the screen’s most handsome young villains, and’ “heavy” roles have always been his | specialty. As “Needles” Thompson in| “DANCING SWEETIBES,” now play| ing*at-the=s2--= theater in which | Grant Withers and Sue Carol are featured, he is seen as a typical, dance hall sheik who is good looking and knows it. SNe Two Col. Ad Style F—Cut or Mat meee