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Cass. Sigmund Romberg's romantic tunes will be
; heard for three days starting Thursday. Jan. 26.
The two operettas are probably the best pieces
in the field of light music that have been shown
during the last two decades. Even "Rose Marie"
can not surpass them. Masterpieces such as those
can never die-they seem destined to go on and on
like that famous brook of Tennyson's.
The fragrance of "Blossom Time" will never
fade. It was taken directly from a German com-
edy "Das Dreimaederlhaus." Twenty of Franz
Schubert's most beautiful themes were taken for
the score-themes that prove Schubert was one
composer in history whooe melodic invention
never ran dry.
Although the love story of Prince Karl and
sweet Kathie became known to American au-
diences in 1903 through Richard Mansfield it re-
mained for Sigmund Romberg to clothe it in the
rich garment of melody which the romantic tale
Prominent roles of "The Student Prince" are
played by Gertrude Lang, Allan Jones and the
inimitable George Hassel who has played the part,
of Lutz, the comic valet, more than 1,000 times
during the last seven years.
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SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 1933
An Analysis Of
The War Debt Situation. .
THE ART CINEMA LEAGUE
SERVES NO PURPOSE
To The Editor:,
It is perhaps too early to judge the work of the
Art Cinema League. It should perhaps be givelr
time to reconcile "art" with the cinema (whose
unartistic propensities are only too well known).
It should perhaps be given time to become ac-
quainted with the duplicities of cinema distribu-
tors and the exigencies of popular morality. But
even at this early date the Art Cinema League
may be strongly criticized for passing the lack of
honesty of the movie business onto its trusting
customers. Since it is an ART Cinema League not
run for profit, it should be honest, even though
honesty may not be the best policy. It should
plainly have stated two things about its past two
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(1) "Ten Days that Shook the World," when
shown here, had been cut at least twice, and per-
haps three times. Quoting from Jere Abbott's
Movie Chronicle in the "Hound and Hern" (Win-
ter, 1929) : "The film, 'Ten Days That Shook the
World') as shown (at the 57th Street Playhouse in
New York) is a further cut version of the already
cut German print. It 1s thus two times removed
from Sergei and suffers very much. In fact the
best is often left out." The best that was left in
for the New York showing, according to people
who have seen it, was cut for reasons unknown
before it was played in Ann Arbor. The amazing
continuity of the picture as shown here, and its
dullness in parts, is thus explained. The Art
Cinema League, which is interested in Art, adver-
tised this picture as having been made by Sergei
Eisenstein. The cutting the picture received had
effectively removed much of the Eisenstein effects
and yet not one word of the cutting was men-
tioned by any of the wise people who had to do
with its presentation.
(2) For the second show, ended Friday evening,
a two-reel short by Charlie Chaplin was. billed.
The two reel short that was shown was not by
Charlie Chaplin but by Billie West. I understand
that the directors of the performance did not
know this until after they were told about it on
the opening night (they had thus been taken in
by the distributors in Detroit), but the least they
could have done after that would have been to
publicize the fact that the film in question was
not a Charlie Chaplin film. As it is, they took a
great risk of being discovered, for even the kids
who went to see Charlie Chaplin back in 1917 used
to hoot vociferously when Billie West was foisted
off on themn (Perhaps their risk was not so great,
due to the ministrations which the Daily makes
to the campus golden calf, Sophistication).
The only explanation that can be offered for
the actions of those in charge of the League, is
that they are not at all interested in the cinema
as an art, but that they are chiefly interesed in
making money. That they are not even interested
in propaganda is shown by their queer repudiation
of the National Student League. It might not
then be too early to inquire what purpose the Art
Cinema League imagines it is serving.
Four stars means c>traordinary; three stars very,
good; two stars good; one star just another picture;
no stars keep away from it.
AT THE MAJESTIC
"THE MASK OF FU MANCHU"
* HIGHLY ENTERTAINING IF
YOU GET IN ITS MOOD
Dr. Fu Manchu ... . .....Boris Karloff
Nayland Smith ............ Lewis Stone
Sheila . . .............Karen Morley
Terry ................. Charles Starrett
Fu's Daughter ............ Myrna Loy
Von Berg..............Jean Hersholt
"The Mask of Fu Manchu" is doubtless the
ultra of jitteries that have come out since "Dr.
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," provided that you get into
the mood of the thing. If you listen to Fu Manchu
on the radio or follow the strip in the papers and
are enough of a kid to forget it's a movie and
really experience a thrill, you'll enjoy "The
Not only is it well done, but it has a plot defi-
nitely better-though of course not at all plaus-
ible-than most horror pictures. The whole story
revolves around the attempt of a British Museum
expedition to secure the sword and mask of Geng-
his Khan from his tomb in western China; the
badmen are Fu Manchu and his minions, who seek
to keep the baubles on he ground that possession
of them will enable Fu Manchu to become a sec-
ond Genghis Khan and to over-ride the civilized
Undoubtedly the best shot photographically is
the opening of Genghis Khan's tomb and the
revelation of the Khan's skeleton, grinning skull
capped with the metal mask. Other good shots:
a camel train on the Gobi, silhouetted against an
Oriental dawn; the view through a trap door
looking on the huge marble assembly hall where
Fu Manchu is about to sacrifice the English girl
before his blood-thirsty horde.
Silliest shot: Terry crying, as he is being led
away to the torture chamber, "Don't worry,
Sheila; I love you, I love you." (A small boy in
back of us appropriately interpolated; "Aw nuts!
what is this, an opera?")
Karloff is still reminiscent of Frankenstein, but
excellent withal; Stone is effective as Nayland
Smith; Morley as the heroine is pretty but un-
essential; Myrna Loy is true to her usual good
Oriental type; Starrett is least good but satis-
Added: A highly interesting and informational
travel talk on China; good newsreels; two come-
dies that you won't wish to sit through twice on
any account. "Pediculoar is the best word to
apply to "Love Thy Neighbor," featuring Frances,
Dade and Don Tomkins; "Vest With a Tale"
would be just as bad but Tom Howard saves it
with his funny remarks.
--W. S. W.
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N W THAT THE two presidents of
(4the United States are getting to-
gether again with Great Britain for a conference
over the war debt situation, there are a number
of questions which naturally arise. These queries
emanate from the hopeless hodge-podge that was
made of the situation during December; they are
all-important questions, going directly to the roots
of the matter. On the answers to them, in all
probability, depends the future direction of inter-
national affairs. They are:
(1) Will the United States look upon the debt
situation strictly froim a legal standpoint, or
rather from an angle of international equity?
(2) Will America consider the fact of price de-
preciation since the time when the loans were
(3) Will this nation take into consideration the
effects of the recent reparations moratorium? 1
(4) Will Great Britain remember that, after
all, there is a British obligation to the United
States-that not only honor, but international
economic stability is involved?
(5) Will France consider that the renunciation
of legal debts is a direct slap in the face to the
United States, entirely aside from its economic ef-
(6) In' other words, will the nations of the
world, which are involved in this waridebt ques-
tion, confer with a desire to adjust amicably
their mutual relations, and thus preserve world
peace, which ultimately will react to the bestj
interests of every individual country involved? I
(7) Or will the ministries of the world, keeping
their eyes firmly fixed upon the ground, proceed.
on the principle of eking out every possible dollar
for themselves, with no thought of the ultimate
It is essential, in order that the peace of the
world be furthered, that a reduction" of ' these
debts take place. A merely nominal reduction
would serve the purpose at the present time; it
might not have any particular concrete effect,
but it would be a step in the right direction; and
it would result in a huge moral stabilizing of in-
ternational credit. And here this point must be
noted: the world functions on credit. It is not a.
new idea; everyone is aware of it as a fact, as the
quintessence of- our economic system. But in this
business of international relations, the idea of
credit seems to be obscured. .
If credit b kept in mind, these results must in-
(1) The United States, realizing that its inter-
national credit is at stake, will tend to loosen up
slightly in its demands. Further it will possibly
come to realize that, under the present condition}
of world prices, far more in actual value is being
asked than was actually loaned; this is unjust,
and is detrimental to credit. The United States
will further become aware that credit depends on
hollor; and when the United States backed the
idea of a reparations moratorium, and then pro-
ceeded to plead an absolute separation between
that and the debts owed us, the latter action1
Ann Arbor has again attracted the attention
of the New York musical world with another first
appearance-the recent performance of Jack
Conklin's Suite for violin and piano in a recital
program in that city last Thursday evening. Mr.
Conklin's composition received the second prize
in a Sinfonia contest which was open to all mem-
Ibers of the musical fraternity and missed winning
the first place only by a few points. The group of
judges, one of which was Dr. Howard Hanson of
Eastman, were most enthusiastic in their criti-
cisms and the following performance at the na-
tional music convention at Washington has
brought many interested comments. The Suite has
been performed twice in Detroit and is to be
heard again later on in New York. Ann Arbor
audiences may expect a performance of it some-
time in the next few months. Mr. Conklin, a
graduate student in the University, has already
attracted attention with his interested composi-
tions, and now, with this national recognition, it
is to. be hoped that we may anticipate even more
significant work in the near future.
The University Symphony Orchestra will ap-
pear at Hill Auditorium tomorrow afternoon at
four-fifteen in the following program. This or-
chestra has just returned from a successful con-
cert tour, playing two programs in Pontiac on
Friday to very appreciative audiences.
Concert No. 2.0 ... ....Mozart
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By Karl Sciffert
The news that scientists have devised a system
which makes it possible to transmit music for
radio broadcasting on a beam of light should be
greeted with joy by manufacturers of smoked
A state senator wants to pass "a bill which
would make walkathon and dance endurance con-
tests inhuman," according to a news item. What
-aren't they bad enough as it is?
COMSTOCK TO KEEP
STEIN ON HIS DESK
AS PARTY EMBLEM
As Maine goes, so gees the nation,
A minister wants to know if Congress is moti-
vated by any philosophy of life. In other words, is
there a doctrine in the House?
If the story of the Beloit College senior who
broke his arm when he went to sleep and fell
from his chair while cramming for a final gets
out, some college debater is sure to use it as an
argument against the present exam system.
FATHER HOCK GETS
PRISON IN HUNGARY
Just a pawn of political interests.;
Fifty-six ner cent of the persons listed in
Concerto for Violin, Op. 35 .......
Concerto for Piano, Op. 83 ..... . ..
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