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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY. DECEMBER'2, 1966

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H.M.S. Pinafore Trii
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Mr. Gilbert used to say that he
woild much rather face a forth-
coming amputation at the hip
joint than face his friends after
an'opening at the Savoy. If he
could have been at the Mendels-
sohn Theatre on Thursday night,
Mr. Gilbert would be singing a
different tune. For the H.M.S.
P I N A F O R E has triumphantly
docked there, and will be flying
her colors in this port through
Saturday eve.
Actor-turned-director John Al-
len has left his mark upon this
production and that is, in a word:
buoyancy. Playing the over-puffed
Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B., First
Lord of the Admiralty, Mr. Allenj

tor, Mr. Allen has demonstrated
fine theatrical intuition and has
paid careful attention to all the
things that matter. Take, for ex-
ample, the Captain Corcoran-
Little Buttercup duet, "Things are
seldom what they seem." She gives
him a mysterious hint of future
events, but he can't quite read her
meaning. Mr. Allen made this
situation clear not only through
gesture and facial. expression, but
also through his blocking. Butter-
cup swirled about the stage while
the Captain stood, confounded, in
the center. And the inspired busi-
ness in the Bell Trio of "ringing"

roduction Campus
proportion; he just doesn't seem to FRIDAY, DEC. 2
fit together right. This lent a cer- 7:00 and 9:00 p.m.-Cinema II
tain helplessness to his character- presents "Topkapi" in Aud. A.
izatin of Raphe. Yet at times his 7:00 and 9:05 p.m.-Ron Rice's
lilting tenor voice acquired an "The Flower Thief": Architecture
urgency and one sensed a great Aud.

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Sir Joseph could only have come
out of an actor's imagination.

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has a habit of slowly rising and.
falling on his toes from the sec-
ond balletic position. This, ac-
companied by a slight arm lift and
bulging eyes, gave the impression
that his official, over-inflated ego
would surely make him airborne at
any moment.
On his maiden voyage as direc-

Greg Isaacs turned in a remark-
able performance as Raphe Rack-
straw, Able Seaman. He is a cross
between Stan Laurel and the
scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.
Or perhaps more like one of Oil-
bert's own illustrations from the
Bab Ballads-angular and out of

strength in him. In these moments!
of compelling honesty he com-
manded the stage and hushed the
audience.
The orchestra, under the direc-
tion of Timothy Adams, played
well, for the most part. They were
a little overcautious on their en-
trances, but were always in good
balance with the singers. The
choreography of Judy Rieker (who
also played Buttercup) sparkled
most in the first act finale, "This
very night/With bated breath,"
with its suspenseful card-shuffling
effect. We never knew who would
turn up next.
This company is up to its neck
in talent. Susannah Morris was
bright and beautiful as Josephine,
and sang with great emotional
range. Charles Sutherland was ab-
solutely charming as Captain Cor-
coran. Basso Robert Scneider made
a frightening Dick Deadeye. His
thunderous voice threatened every-
one on stage, in the audience, and
the very walls themselves. Their
singing and diction were superb,
almost without exception. There
was melody in their speaking
voices and grace in their de-
meanor. In short, this is a marvel-
ous show. Don't miss the boat.

8:0 p.m.-Tennessee Williams'
"Camino Real": Trueblood Aud.
8:00 p.m.-Gilbert and Sullivan
Society presents H.M.S. Pinafore
in Mendelssohn Theatre.
8:30 p.m.-University Musical
Society Concert. Handel's "Mes-
siah": University Choral Union
and Interlochen Arts Academy
Orchestra: Hill Aud.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3
7:00 and 9:00 p.m.-Cinema II
presents "Topkapi" in Aud. A.
7:00 and 9:05 p.m. -Cinema
Guild, Buster Keaton's "Sherlock
Junior": Architecture Aud.
8:00 p.m.-Tennessee Williams'
"Camino Real": Trueblood Aud.
8:30 p.m.-Handel's "Messiah,"
University Choral Union and In-
terlochen Arts Academy Orches-
tra: Hill Aud.
SUNDAY, DEC. 4
2:30 p.m.-Handel's "Messiah,"
University Choral Union and In-
terlochen Arts Academy Orches-
tra: Hill Aud.
7:00 and 9:05 p.m.-Buster Kea-
ton's "Sherlock Junior": Architec-
ture Aud.

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Student organization notices are not
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information call 764-8429.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
Day Calendar
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar - "Management of Managers":
Michigan Union, 8 a.m.
Bureau of Industrial Relations Sem-
inar-"Management by Objectives --
Results-OrientednAppraisal Systems"
Michigan Union, 8:30 a.m.
Cinema Guild-Ron Rice's "The Flow-
er Thief": Architecture Aud., 7 and

Performance-Tennessee Williams' "Ca- 311 W. Engineering. Coffee will be
mino Real": Trueblood Aud., 8 p.m. served at 3:30. The public is invited. CHURCH OF CHRIST
University Musical Society Concert GO C S530 West Stadium
-Handel's "Messiah," University Chor- Gen eral Notices
al Union and Interlochen Arts Acade-
my Orchestra: Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m. Law School Representative: Prof.
Frank Miller from the Washington Uni-
Schal of Music Lecture -:Morton versity School of Law, St. Louis,,Mo, GUlL" HOUSE
Feldman, "The Anxiety of Art" Rack- will be on campus Mon., Dec. 5, toGU L HO S
ham Amphitheatre, 8:30 p.m. talk with any students interested in
attending that law school. Individual 802 Monroe
School or Music Degree Recital-Jane appointments may be arranged for that
Meinhardt, piano: Recital Hall, School afternoon in Room 1223 Angell Hal Fridoy even
of Music, 8:30 p.m. Academic Costume: Can be rented at Dec 2-6 P.M
Moe Sport Shop, 711 North University
Psychology Colloquium-Dr. Jerome Ave. Orders for Winter Commencement
S. Bruner, Harvard University, "Pre- Exercises should be placed immedi- E ISH DINN ER
liminaries to the Study of the Infant ately.
Mind," Aud. B, Angell Hall, 4:15 p.m. 75c
Coffee will be served from 3:45 to 4:1575
in 3417 Mason Hall. eBotanical Gardens Open House: Sun.,25
Dec. 4, from 2-4 p.m., University Bo- CalI reservations 662-5189
tanical Gardens, 1800 N. Dixboro Road.
Astronomical Colloquium-Dr. William Faculty, students and general public before 1 P.M. Fri.
Sacks, Astronomy Department, will
speak "On the Interpretation of Counts (Continued on Page 8)
of Galaxies," Room 807 Physics-Astron-
omy Bldg., 4 p.m., 'G Z)
Depts. of Electrical and IndustrialTofMih a
Engineering Colloquium: Dr. Ivan Suth- The University MIchigan
erland of the Computation Laboratory
of Harvard University will speak on
'Current Research in Computer Graph- Gilbert & Sullvan Society
ics" at 4 p.m., Fri., Dec. 2, in RoomGl
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Tickets on Sale at Lydia Mendelssohn box office
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Comitc '.,Jewel Sleuth

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By LISSA MATROSS
Some people crave peanut but-
ter-and-banana sandwiches. More
ascetie -souls like Melina Mer-
couri simply crave emeralds, or
more specifically, the "Four Sul-
tan's Emeralds", housed in the
Topkapi Museum in Istanbul, site
of a former Turkish Palace.
Jules Dassin's "Topkapi," open-
iilg today at Cinema II, and based
on Eric Ambler's "Light of Day," is
no ordinary Tiffany's job. This
comedy-thriller is an "Abduction
from the Seraglio" that would
make Mozart turn in his grave.
Melina Mercouri might be the
first nymphomaniac to master-
mind a jewel robery; Maximilian
Schell could conceivably be the
first thief to use a Boy Scout knot
in the get-away; certainly Robert
Morley is the first to use a giggl-
ing parrot to fool the guards.
But these ploys are mere child's
play next . to the steel-nerved
Peter Ustinov, who won an Aca-
demy Award as best supporting
actor for his role. Ustinov as
Arthur Simon Simpson, or more

affectionately, "the schmo," be-
comes a dupe first of the Emerald
Gang and then of the Turkish
Security Police who believe the
whole jewel plot to be just another
of those tiresome Greek terrorist
raids.
As the poor man's Charlie
Chan, Ustinov is, no doubt, unique
in the annals of Turkish Security.
His father, we hear, referred to
him as a "carbuncle on the behind
of humanity;" this is a bit unfair
for he does have this terse ex-
change with the Turkish police:
"They are Russian spies, Sir. I
deduced it."
"How did you deduce it?"
"The cook told me so, Sir."
Akim Tamaroff as this enlight-
ening cook is a guzzling alcoholic
with foul breath. But he has a nice
personality.
And just think, all of this sus-
pense is filmed against the bril-
liant Turkish landscape with
scenes of the Turks at work and
at play. One scene of a Turkish
wrestling match makes the "Ali
Shuffle" look like a minuet.

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PLAYERS!
presents
Tennessee Williams'
CAMINO
REAL
Tonight through
Saturday
8 P.M.

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DICK
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presenting his
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FRIDAY, 9 P.M.

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WINNER OF 6
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Box Office Open Daily
12:30-8 P.M.

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MELINA PETER
MERCOURI USTINOV
in JULES DASSIN'S
TOPKAP'I

METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER
PRESENTS
A CARLO PONTI PRODUCTION
DAVID LEAN'S FILM
OF BORIS PASTERNAKS
IN PA'NISION* AND METROCOLOR
Nights Except Matinees on
Sunday at 8 P.M. Sat. & Sun. at
Sunday at 7:30 1:30
All Night Seats Sat. Mat. $1.50
$2.25 Sun. Mat. $2.25

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"All outdoors and the lands adjacent thereto are
barely enough to contain the abundance of hell-
for-leather action and raw adventure that Richard
Brooks has packed into 'The Professionals'!"
-Bosley Crowther, N.Y. Times

Technicolor

(ACADEMY AWARD-PETER USTI NOV-
Best Supporting Actor of the Year, 1963)
One of the finest combinations of
suspense and comedy on film.

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