Flirtation Walk (Warner Bros.) (1934)

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Dick (Canary). Dorcy................. Ge Pe a EE PERS Se Gr un co ae NE We AEG Pee Ce ee Geergl Pitts hos oo ee PE oe ES ee Re ao The screen’s most romantie couple, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, supported by an outstanding star like Pat. O’Brien, directed by Frank Borzage, Hollywood’s ace director; in an entrancing story of army life, with unprecedented dancing specialties, smashing song hits and the background of Hawaii and West Point — that is FLIRTATION WALK, the newest and most spectacular of Warner Bros. musicals, made with the full cooperation of the U. S. military authorities. Dick Dorey (played by Dick Powell) is a private in the U. S. Army stationed at Honolulu. General Fitts, (Henry O’Neill) brings his beautiful, but unconventional daughter, Kit, (Ruby Keeler) and his aide, Lieut. Biddle (John Eldredge) to review the troops. Dick is assigned to act as chauffeur for Kit, who, inspired by Honolulu moon-light, has the young soldier drive her to a native love festival instead of to a formal dance where she was to meet Biddle. The moon and the music take effect and Dick and Kit make love to each other. Lieut. Biddle threatens to have Dick cashiered, and the lad is about to desert, when Pat O’Brien, playing the part of the top sergeant, Scrapper, prevents it by begging Kit to intercede for him. Kit gets Biddle to drop the matter on her promise to drop Dick. Dick, who thought the girl had naan ee eer Dick Powell chuck pats Seeoe saeiaes ct Ruby Keeler ee es ere Pat O’Brien it ae ete. aes too ORS Alexander Ree ee Glen Boles Sea a John Eldredge PU Caen so one Henry O’Neill eon eM Guinn Williams Page. ee Frederick Burton Bice, Ne Ee he es John Darrow Si ee ae John Arledge really loved him, and smarting under Biddle’s denunciation, in which he had told the lad he was neither an officer nor a gentleman, fires with ambition and studies for an appointment to West Point, which he obtains. In Dick’s senior year at the Military School, Gen. Fitts is made superintendent, and brings his daughter with him. Kit confesses her love for Dick, who, still piqued by her treatment of him in Honolulu, will have nothing to do with her. She announces her engagement to Biddle. Dick and Kit have the leading roles in a musical comedy that parallels their affair in Hawaii and in the final kiss they discover they are still madly in love with each other. Dick climbs to the girl’s rooms after hours to beg her to marry him, and is again discovered by Lieut. Biddle. To bring charges would involve the girl, so Biddle tells Dick to resign from the service, which he does. Kit, in remorse, tells her fiance she loves only Dick. Biddle gets the Army Board to reject Dick’s resignation and like a good sport shakes hands and wishes his suc. cessful rival luck. Allie Wrubel and Mort Dixon have written the words and music for a number of songs sure to be smash hits of the season. The spectacular dances, engaging hundreds of girls and scores of native Hawaiians, were staged by Bobby Connolly, who has directed the musical numbers for Broadway’s greatest hits. A Frank Borzage Production PPB CCON ie 8g es as soreen® play OY i See PR ee ae Frank Borzage Aig shee Delmer Daves Original story by........0..000.0.. Delmer Daves and Lou Edelman Fhotagraphy 09.3 RS Ady Tae 99, ae eee age Ae ee re OWNS POC Se io oc gi ct Music and lyrics bY.............00065.. Dance numbers directed by....... Technical Dwrectors........0:0.05.... Vitaphone Orchestra Conductor “RLIRTATION WALK”’ Sol Polito and George Barnes Oo Scat tit Cae William Holmes 1 Waa ode Spore eats Jack Okey Br Gate A fer Vie ee Orry-Kelly Allie Wrubel and Mort Dixon WE eae ee Bobby Connolly Col. Timothy J. Lonergan and Lieut. M. P. Echols Peer neon eh Leo F. Forbstein with Dick Powell—Ruby Keeler—Pat O’Brien 75% IRA\ A FRANK BORZAGE PRODUCTION 25% A First National 40% Productions Corporation 5% WE 80 OUR PART Picture 25% BIOGRAPHIE: Diek Powell Dick Powell, born in Mt. View, Arkansas, won a screen contract with Warner Bros. through his musical talents, having been lifted bodily from a Master of Ceremonies position in a Pittsburgh theatre to an important part in “Blessed Event.” Starting as a soloist with an orchestra in Kentucky, he signed up in a similar capacity with a theatre orchestra there and attracted such attention that he eventually became Master of Ceremonies at that theatre, later moving to a larger house in Pittsburgh. He had no previous stage or screen’. experience, despite which he showed such natural talents as an actor that he was put under a long term contract by Warner Bros. His pictures include “Happiness Ahead,” “Dames,” “Wonder Bar,” “College Coach,” “Footlight Parade,” “Convention City,” “Gold Diggers of 1933,” “Blessed Event,” and “42nd Street.” His latest picture is “Flirtation Walk,” which comes to the ........ WHOATEESON 22. cusses : Hollywood Cadet Bey Dick Powell, who appears with Ruby Keeler in “Flirtation Walk,” Warner Bros.’ melody drama, now playing at the ........ Theatre. Mat No. 10—10c John Eldredge John Eldredge is a native Californian, born in San Francisco, his grandparents having come to the West Coast at the time of the Gold Rush in ’49. He was educated at the University of California where he made a specialty of dramaties. In his senior year he was offered a role with a professional troupe playing comic opera in Oakland, Calif. His first part was in “The Prince of Pilsen.” Later he went to New York, playing small parts until he finally made a hit on Broadway in “Goodbye Again.” It was his recent role opposite Lillian Gish in “The Joyful Season” that won him a Warner Bros.-First National contract. His first picture was in the role he had in a stage play which Warner Bros. produced under the title of “The Man With Two Faces.” Eldredge has an important role in the First National musical romance, “Flirtation Walk,’ now showing at the ................ Theatre. LENGTH 8,966 FEET RUNNING TIME 97 MINUTES Ruby Keeler Ruby Keeler, in private life Mrs. Al Jolson, is making her fifth screen appearance in “TF lirtation Walk,” the First National production with an all star cast, which comes to the .................... Re atre: ON. o..s.00 stoves In her first picture, “42nd Street,” she was outstanding in the song and dance numbers. She also appeared in “Gold Diggers of 1933,” “Footlight Parade” and “Dames.” She began her stage career at the age of thirteen in the chorus of a Broadway production, quickly rising to stardom. She appeared in “The Sidewalks of New York,” “Lucky” and “Bye Bye Bonny,” but her greatest triumphs were scored in “Whoopee” and “Show Girl,” the Ziegfeld productions. Her long stage experience stands her in good stead in her musical comedy roles for the screen. Miss Keeler was born in Halifax, N. S., in 1909, but moved to New York City with her family when three years old. Ross Alexander Ross Alexander, who made his picture bow in “Gentlemen Are Born,” was born in New York City, July 27, 1907. He attended the Brooklyn Model School and Erasmus Hall. Alexander left school at sixteen to go on the stage, playing in stock in Boston, Mass., and later in Louisville, Ky. His first Broadway play was “Enter Madame.” Other prominent plays in which he has appeared include “The Ladder,” “Let Us Be Gay,” “That’s Gratitude,” “After Tomorrow” and “No Questions Asked.” His current picture is “Flirtation Walk,” now showing at the ...............068 Theatre. DICK POWELL — “Happiness Ahead,” ‘‘Dames,’ “Twenty Million Sweethearts,” “Wonder Bar,” ‘“‘Convention City,’’ “Footlight Parade.” RUBY KEELER—‘Dames,’’ “Footlight Parade,” “Gold Diggers of 1933,” “42nd Street.” PAT O’BRIEN—‘I Sell Anything,” “Here Comes The Navy,” “Twenty Million Sweethearts,” “The Personality Kid,” “Gambling Lady.” ROSS ALEXANDER—‘‘GentleAre Born,” “Wiser Sex.” JOHN ELDREDGE—“‘The Man With Two Faces,” “A Modern Hero.” HENRY O’NEILL—“Gentlemen Are Born,” “Big Hearted Herbert,” “Madame Du Barry,” “Midnight Alibi,” “The Man With Two Faces.” GLEN BOLES—“‘Rainbow Over Broadway,” “The Road _ to Ruin,” “The Quitter,” “The Affairs of Cellini.” JOHN DARROW—“‘The Big Chance,” “Strange People,” “All American,” “Forbidden Company,’ “Alias Mary Smith,” “Probation.” JOHN ARLEDGE—“Olsen’s Big Moment,” “Jimmy and Sally,” “Week Ends Only,” “Huddle,” “Careless Lady.” GUINN WILLIAMS—‘Here Comes the Navy,” “Bachelor Fathers,’ “East Meadow,” “Drifting Souls,” “70,000 Witnesses.” FREDERICK BURTON—‘Bedside,’ “The Working Man,” “Silver Dollar.” FRANK BORZAGE—(director) “No Greater Glory,” “Little Man, What Now,” “After Tomorrow,” “Young America,” “A Farewell To Arms.” Pat O’Brien Pat O’Brien was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and was educated at Marquette University where he studied law and starred in football. He gave up law to join a stock company and finally drifted to New York, making his first Broadway appearance in “Gertie.” This was followed by many other productions, ineluding “Henry Behave,” “You Can’t Win,” “This Man’s Town” and “Coquette.” He was selected as one of the ten best actors of the stage for his performance in “The Up and Up” and “Overture.” While rehearsing for the lead in “Tomorrow and Tomorrow” his release was purchased and he was taken to Hollywood to play Hildy Johnson in “The Front Page,” his first picture. He continued in picture work and has to his credit such successes as “Laughter in Hell,” “Air Mail,” “Virtue,” “Hollywood Speaks,” “American Madness” and “Scandal For Sale.” His most recent pictures are “T Sell Anything,” “Here Comes The Navy,” “Twenty Million Sweethearts,” “The Personality Kid,” “Gambling Lady,” “I’ve Got Your Number” and “The Bureau of Missing Persons.” He is now appearing in “Flirtation Walk,” which comes to the......... : TMHE ALTE HON. sok are Glen Boles Glen Boles was born in Los Angeles just twenty one years ago. After getting out of High School he began work in stock, playing in four California cities. Later he played all up and down the West Coast, running the gamut of plays from “Street Scene” to “Cyrano.” Boles was the love interest in the vaudeville tour of “Myrt and Marge” and did three radio serials. His pictures include “The Affairs of Cellini,” “Rainbow Over Broadway,” “The Road To Ruin” and “The Quitter.” He was recently signed under contract by Warner Bros.-First National, and makes his bow in the First National production “Plirtation Walk,” now showing Dias PULO wear, ete rer Theatre. Henry O'Neill Henry O’Neill was born in Orange, N. J. After graduating from Seton Hall, he decided to try his luck on the stage, having appeared in various amateur and college productions since 12 years of age. After many discouragements, he was given a minor role with a Newark, N. J. stock company and one engagement led to another until he felt he was ready to try Broadway. His first role there was with the John Ferguson Theatre Guild. He clicked with Broadway’s theatre-goers and for many years was one of the most popular stage actors. Numbered among his many stage hits are “I Loved You Wednesday,” “The , Last Mile,” “Trick For Trick” and “Conquest.” O’Neill was sent to Hollywood by Warner Bros. and has appeared in “Gentlemen Are Born,” “Big Hearted Herbert,” “Madame DuBarry,” “Midnight Alibi,” “The Man With Two Faces,” “Twenty Million Sweethearts,” “Side Streets,” “Wonder Bar,” “Journal of a Crime,” “I’ve Got Your Number,” “Fashions of 1934” and others. He is now appearing in “Flirtation Walk” at PG sy ieee sie cs Theatre. Page Three