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Last night John Golden returned to Broadway with a brand new play with a brand new title. Originally know as “Broken Doll,” it has become “No Questions Asked.” It opened at the Masqur. Theatre and Spring Byington, Ross Alexander, Barbara Robins and Brian Donlevy were the leading players. This column’s more or less pertinent remarks about its reception well appear, if you can wait, in tomorrow’s paper. I almost forgot to mention that the authors of this piece are Anne Morrison Chapin.

S. N. Behrman’s very successful “Biography,” which enjoyed a long run a season ago, also returned to the drama belt for a short engagement. It is planned to allow theatre-goers two weeks time in which to witness performances. Ina Claire will again lead the cast and Shepperd Strudwick will play in the part performed by Earle Larimore in the original version.

“Legal Murder,” a play based on the Scottsboro case,was scheduled to open last night but for reasons not made public has been temporarily postponed.

Miriam Hopkins, one of the better publcized screen stars, may be seen this week in a Paramount picture called “All of Me” which is running at both the New York and Brooklyn Paramount Theatres. I must report sadly that it is just another moving picture in which contrasted the love of a wealthy girl for a college professor with that of a poor damsel for an ex-convict. The comparison is much too obvious and hidebound for belief. The scenes between the unfortunate woman and her felon lover nearly touch a new low in screen maudlinity.

R. K. O. Pictures have signed Judith Wood to play one of the leads in “The Crime Doctor” which is besed on the Israel Zangwill story. John Robertson will do the directing. Corinne Griffith and Otto Kruger will be in the supporting cast.

Believe it or not, a moving picture will be made from W. H. Hudson’s ethereal book “Green Mansions.” Dolores Del Rio and Joel McCrea will be the lovers. If Hudson’s sensitive prose and mood can be caught on a film print then Hollywood can a ward itself a nice shiny medas.


First, and I mean first-“Wednesday’s Child,” that brave, moving play about what happens to the children of divorced parents; “Men In White” a dramatic presentation of a needed glorification to a maligned profession or in simpler words, three cheers for the doctors; “Paace On Earth” and intelligent attempt to further the cause of pacifism; ” She Loves Me Not,” a comedy that is really amusing; “The Green Bay Tree,” in which some sympathy is expressed for the third sex; The picture of what the picture industry can really do; The Monte Carlo Ballet, dencing that proves that Roseland is not after all, the last word in t he terp{SPAN}#cherean{/SPAN} art; “Hell On Earth” a picture that is even better than “All Quiet;” “Fashions of 1934,” the most elaborate and colorful picture that has come out of Hollywood in months.

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