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AMUSEMENTS

"THE NIGHT OF JANUARY I6TH" EMBASSY Steve Van Ruyle Robert Preiton ££ L *2? Ellen Drew BJorn Faulkner Nil. Aether Til ton . . Clarence Kolb Inspector Donegan Wllliard Robertson T ™ .. " Cec " Kellaway Directed by Wm. Clemens (Paramount). Mystery is tdie dominating feature of the screen version of the stage play, "The Night of January 16th," which commenced a season at the Embassy Theatre yesterday. It is a Paramount production based on the play by Ay it Rand. The story is fast-moving, with the result that there is not a" dull moment throughout. The entertaining nat*ure or the film is due to its splendid direction and the capable cast. A murder is committed in the opening sequence and from then on until the unexpected climax tile audience is held in suspense as to rhe identity of the murderer.

I The action of the story ir> centred in a (New York penthouse, where rhe murder |is committed. The principal of a firm is involved in a money swindle and disappears after the murder. It is here that the actual mystery of the story beg.'ns. The girl, confidential secretary to the man ,wiho disappears, i* arrested and brought to trial on a charge of murder. It is during the trial that the girl's male friend finds a way for escape. Moving at time« with express speed and seldom slowing, this study of an accused person and a fugitive is told in terms of action, failure and faith, despair and determination. The principal roles are taken by Robert I Preston, Ellen Drew and Nils Asther, nvho brine tfhe stage play to the screen !in a most convincing way. Miss Drew ! plays the role of Kit Lane, the girl j accused of the murder; Robert Preston, as Steve Van Ruyle, is her friend and the dominating figure in the story. Nils Asther is the company principal, while the comedy is capably supplied by Cccil Kellaway.

In addition to the main feature, an outstanding supporting programme is screened. The short filnvs include a carfoon, "Super Athletes" (a sport light subject), "Queens of the Air" (a Paramount special) and "Embassy News Service."

! entertainment guide I cmc SQCAEF—Amusement Park. MAJESTIC—RIrh«r«I Arlen In "Forced Landing" and Anne Shirley In "West Point Widow." BOXY—Fay Wray 1n "Wildcat Bus" and Jeffrey Lynn In "Money and the Woman." ST. JAMES - —Bill Powell and Myrns Loy tn "Ixw Crazy." EMBASSY—Robert Preston and Ellen Dr*w In "The Night Of January 10." PLAZA—WiII FylTe and Leslie Banks In "Neutral Port." REGENT—Madeleine Carroll and Fred Mac Murray In "One Night In Lisbon." STRAND—George Pormby In "It's In The Air." CENITRy- lima Massey and Alan Curtis In "Nrw Wine." oxford—Jack Oakle in "The Oreat American Broatfcqst" and "Charlie Chan in "Dead Men Tell." ClVlC—.Tames Carney and Ann Sheridan In "City For Conquest." AVON (Newfon)—"The Great American Broadcast" and "Dead Men Tell." AVONDALE—"Night Train To Munich" and "Captain Caution." ASTOB—"Back Street" and "The Golden Fleecing." ADELPHI—"Son Of Monte Cristo" and "One Crowded Night." ALEXANDRA—CIosed for Rebuilding. ambassador—"King of the Underworld" and "Gold Rush Malsle." BRITANNIA—"Arise My Love" and "The Gay Caballero." BERKELEY (Mission Bay)—" Hired Wife." CAPITOL—"I Love You Again" and 'Tm Nobody's Sweetheart." CRYSTAL PALACE—"Man Hunt" and "Rivers End." DE LUXE—"Road To 'Frisco" and "That Uncertain Feeling." GAIETY (Takapuna)—"Four Wives." GREY LYNN—"North-West Mounted Police" and "On Foreign Newsfronts." I LIBERTY (Parnell) —"Men Against The Sky" and "Johnny Apollo." NEW ROYAL—"Strange Cargo" and "Twenty-one Days Together." PEERLESS (St. Heller's)—" Virginia City." PRINCE EDWARD—"Under Your HA" and "South To Karanga." PRINCES?—"My Love Came Back" and "Mowing Gold." REGAL—"Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "Saint In Palm Springs." RE< "ENT (Epsom)—" Topper Takes a Trip" and The Long Voyage Home." RIALTO—"Man Hunt" and Rivers End." STATE (Symonds Street)—" Boom Town." STA .TS <B"onport)—"Down Argentina Way" and Tm Still Alive. STATE • (Onehnnr*)—'"Lady Hamilton" and "Remedv For Riches." STRAND (Onebnnga)—"Sporting Blood" and "Passport To Alcatraz." • TXVOLl—"Wildcat Bus" and "Money w» Woman." TUDOR—"It All Came True." VICTORIA—"Waterloo Bridge" "OnMs Date." VOGUE—"Andy Hardy Meet* a Debutant*" --■* "Jesse James." RADIO PROGRAMMES IYA—7.IS p.m.. Sports talk by Gordon Hutter--8.0. Studio recital by Eva Stern (piano): i.lg! studio recital by James Leighton (baritone) 10.0; Music, mirth and melody. SYA—7.4S p.m.. Folk music: 5.2, "The Firemen of London"; 8.31, Mabel Robert (contralto), sings from the Studio; 9.25, For tha «»«*■- man; 10.0, Rhythm on record. IYX—7.O p.m., After dinner music; 8.15, Variety show; 9.0, "Sing as we go": BJO. Theatre memories. 1ZM —7.0 p.m.. Orchestral and instrumental music; 8.0, Concert; 9.0. Musical eciacui gems, humorous items, orchestral — .

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AMUSEMENTS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXII, Issue 246, 17 October 1941

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AMUSEMENTS Auckland Star, Volume LXXII, Issue 246, 17 October 1941

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