The Crash (Warner Bros.) (1932)

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pit ADVANCE PUBLICITY STOR! Routine Story (This story contains all essential information about “The Crash.”’) “The Crash”? Based Upon Stock Market Collapse One of the finest cinematic treats of the season is in store for patrons Oftheo. ce Theatre next week when “The Crash,” the new First National picture starring Ruth Chatterton and with the sersational new leading man of the screen, George’ Brent, her _ husband, playing opposite her, will be shown. Seldom has a finer screen team been seen RUTH CHATTERTON than this happy Cut No. 17 Cut 15¢ Mat 5c combination of star and _ leading man, which scored such a success in “The Rich Are Always With Us” recently. The terrible drama of the stock market collapse of three years ago— with all its disastrous complications for the idle rich—told in terms of a young couple caught in the orgy of headlong speculation and swept down to poverty in the catastrophe, is embodied for the first time in motion pictures in the tense scenes of “The Crash.” Paralleling the fortunes of the stock broker and his luxury-loving wife—the role interpreted by Miss Chatterton — who are millionaires ene day and all but beggars the next, @ 4ha'» gare Vividly “The Crash” shows how every class in the nation, high and low, social leader and chambermaid, participated in the orgy of stock gambling that had its disastrous culmination in the fall of 1929. In the case of the woman played by Miss Chatterton, her problem is complicated by her return to the dreaded pennilessness from which she had escaped by marrying her husband, and her readiness to marry another wealthy man rather than endnre poverty with the man she had once loved. How events help her to solve that problem, and which of the two men she ultimately chooses, forms the vital drama of “The Crash.” George Brent is again outstanding as -Miss Chatterton’s leading man. Paul Cavanagh, an English actor who has duplicated the success on the American screen he had already attained on the London stage, has the role of “the other man.” Henry Kolker, for thirty-five years prominent in the American theatre, plays one of the financial magnates -who survives the maelstrom of disaster that engulfs so many others. Barbara Leonard, as a French maid, Hardie Albright as the young broker’s clerk in love with her, and Ivan Simpson, as a butler, duplicate, “below stairs,” what is going on in the drawing-rooms and boudoirs of their employers. Other important parts are ably taken by such experienced players as Edith Kingdon, Virginia Hammond, Helen Vinson, Lois Wilson and Richard Tucker. The action of the picture includes New York and. Bermuda, and embraces in its scope as complete a cross-section of New York’s fashionable life as has ever been portrayed on the screen. William Dieterle, director of such conspicuous productions as “Jewel Robbery” and “Searlet Dawn,” directed “The Crash.” In collaboration with Earl Baldwin, the author of the original novel, Larry Barratto had a hand in the adaptation of the story for screen purposes. Ernest Haller, one of First National’s crack cameramen, supervised the photography. George Bronk, the screen’s newest Scgalions again plays opposite Ruth Chatterton, his recent bride, in “The Crash,” the First National pic ture dealing with the effect of the recent stock market crash on the rich. Cut No. 24 Cut 30c Mat toc your 1. story A New Ruth Chatterton Film, ‘The Crash,’ Coming weeny WALY. cue cummng of ner second First National picture, “The: Crash; to-tne. =< 4— ce PHOathO> =. ace ee will be no exception to this rule. The showing of “The Crash” “hare will be especially interesting from three standpoints. First, it presents Miss Chatterton in a fine, dramatic role well suited to her talents. Second it is a timely story, bearing upon the effects of the stock market crash. Third, it brings again to the screen here the most sensational young leading man in _ pictures, George Brent, who has already announced his marriage to Ruth Chatterton. Brent has had a phenomenal success in the past year, coming out of obscurity to play opposite Miss Chatterton in two pictures, opposite Miss Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Loretta Young and other screen favorites. “The Crash” is said to be Miss Chatterton’s finest vehicle, and a worthy successor to “The Rich Are Always With Us” which was her initial First National picture. It brings a popular actress in a story, that reports say, is brimming with entertainment and exciting ac tion. your y nd story George Brent Again Plays Opposite Ruth Chatterton George Brent, the new screen leading man who has come into unusual popularity in the past few months, again supports Ruth Chatterton, now his wife, in “The Crash,” her next First National picture which opens at theses ee ‘RGatTCjace= Brent has met with phenomenal success since being signed to a Warner Bros. contract less than a year ago. His first important role was opposite Miss Chatterton in “The Rich Are Always With Us” and the success of this screen pair in this picture led to Brent’s playing opposite Miss Chatterton again in “The Crash,” a dramatic story of the effect of the recent stock market crash on the idle rich. In addition to having won the honor of being Ruth Chatterton’s leading man, Brent has won her heart as well. your = story William Dieterle Won Direction Of “The Crash” ~ AS fil fis fifth duc cutorial effort a ‘First National Studios within two years, William Dieterle was awarded the Ruth Chatterton picture, “The Crash,” adapted from the novel “Children of Pleasure” by Larry Barratto, which comes to the ...... a THEREG sah aces pe The direction of a Ruth Chatterton picture is conceded to be one of the highest honors on the First National lot. The selection of Dieterle to guide the destinies of the second starring vehicle for Miss Chatterton, following her sensational success in “The Rich Are Always With Us,” is a proof of the deserved recognition this talented director has gained since his ability was first demonstrated in “The Last Flight,” the post-war story starring Richard Barthelmess. “The Last Flight” was Dieterle’s first English talking picture. Prior to that, he had directed a number of foreign language versions. Since his debut in a language other than his native one, Dieterle has been given some of the most important assignments on the current First National program, and this was followed by “Jewel Robbery,” co-starring William Powell and Miss Francis and “Scarlet Dawn” starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Nancy Carroll and Lilyan Tashman. The brilliance of his direction in these pictures convinced the production heads of Warner Bros. that he was the ideal director for the Ruth Chatterton picture. Miss Chatterton herself was highly enthusiastic ovér the selection of the gifted German to guide her second picture to a successful conclusion. your A. story Stock Market Debacle Inspired “The Crash” The Wall Street crash of 1928 and its effect upon the moneyed classes of the nation, particularly those who made their fortunes in speculation during the past ten years, is depicted for the first time on the screen in Ruth Chatterton’s new _ starring vehicle “The Crash,” ‘with George Brent, her fiance, again playing opposite her, coming to the .......... Theatre <n ea oes Pant Can ames We your > th story Ruth Chatterton Visits Shops Only Twice Yearly It costs Ruth Chatterton, beautifully gowned First National star, several hundred dollars every time she goes shopping. But, unlike most women, and fortunately for her purse, she goes shopping only twice a year. Every six months, in early spring and early fall, the star takes several days off to select enough clothes to last her through two seasons. Conservative in her taste, and with her famous “smart simplicity” as her slogan, she buys costumes that are well ahead of the style, and of a variety calculated to serve her for all possible occasions. Also unlike many other picture stars, Miss Chatterton as a rule disdains fashions from New York and Paris, and buys all of her clothes from smart Hollywood designers. These coutouriers after several years of service to the “First Lady of the Screen,” know her likes and dislikes, her measurements and her needs, so well that her shopping consists mostly of looking at sketches and materials. When her order is finally placed, the designer knows that he will not see his famous client for another halfyear. Since going to the First National studio to make pictures, the star also has had many gorgeous creations made for her by the studio’s new designer, Orry-Kelly, and many of them, after the picture was finished, were added to her own personal wardrobe. This augmentation is the only departure that she makes from her rule of shopping by the season. Many of these beautiful gowns will be seen when Miss Chatterton comes 0=the. oe a Theatre ........ in her second First National picture, “The Crash,” in which George Brent, rher husband, Hollywood’s latest sen sation plays the male lead. William Dieterle directed and such players _ as Kolker, Hardie Albright and Tvan Simpson are in the supporting cast. Tt is a storv of the effect of the stock market crash on the idle rich. your 6... story Ruth Chatterton Sold On George Brent First Day There are few surer signs of . screen successes than for a star to pick the same leading man for two pictures in succession. This is the signal honor that has been accorded George Brent, who is once more playing the leading role opposite Ruth Chatterton in her second First National production, “The Crash,” which will be shown at the .............. Theatre Nexto. es Though still a young man, Brent has had a rise to motion picture popularity that has been the lot of few young actors in Hollywood. After one day’s work with her in her first picture for Warner Bros.’ “The Rich Are Always With Us,” Ruth Chatterton pronounced him the best leading man she had ever had. Similar praise has been bestowed on the dark-haired young Irishman by Joan Blondell, Barbara Stanwyck and _ Loretta Young, all stars in their own right. “The Crash” is the first picture to deal with the effects of the stock market crash upon New York’s idle rich. It was adapted from “Children of Pleasure,” the novel by Larry Barratto. In the supporting cast are Hardie Albright, Henry Kolker, Lois Wilson, Helen Vinson, Barbara Leonard, Paul Cavanagh, Ivan Simpson, Richard Tucker, Virginia Hammond and Edith Kingdon. William Dieterle directed. George Brent, recently married to the star, who appeared. with Ruth Chatterton in her last success, “The Rich Are Always With Us,” is again her leading man. A typical Chatterton cast supports the star, ineluding such distinguished players as Paul Cavanagh, Hardie Albright, Henry Kolker, Lois Wilson, Helen Vinson, Barbara Leonard, Ivan Simpson, Richard Tucker and Virginia Hammond. Page Three