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TWO FINE ATTRACTIONS FOR FRIDAY ‘For tho Defence/ William Powell’s latest Paramount all-talking production, will show at the Octagon Theatre on Friday next. In this picture the star appears as a prosecuting attorney, who- becomes a criminal lawyer after having obtained the sentence of an innocent man. Kay Francis is featured in tho leading feminine role. Others are William B. Davidson as a district attorney, John Elliott as Powell’s law attorney, Thomas E. Jackson (the detective m both the stage and screen version of ‘ Broadway ’) as Detective Daly, James Finlayson (Scotch comedian), and . Charles Sullivan (character heavy). ‘The Best People/, pictunsed as ‘ Fast and Loose/ which will also be shown, is a swiftly-paced, gay, and pointed story of wealth, youth, and love. Tho action revolves around Miriam Hopkins, who, while engaged to a monocled Englishman, loses her heart to a garage mechanic. But the mechanic is a little bit , afraid of Miriam and her many millions. He doesn’t believe she’ll make him a good wife, and while he hesitates Miriam drives her family frantic, and lays plans to snare tho somewhat hesitant mechanic. There is a secondary plot, which concerns Miriam’s brother, who adds to the family consternation by falling’ in love with a chorus girl. The entire story is worked out convincingly, and gayly, aided by brisk dialogue and splendid acting by the cast. Book at The Bristol.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 20844, 14 July 1931

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OCTAGON'S NEXT CHANGE Evening Star, Issue 20844, 14 July 1931