Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 283, Ed. 1 Monday, March 9, 1931 Page: 4 of 4
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MT. PLEASANT DAILY UMLo MONDAY, MARCH 9, 1931.
Fritzi induces Lilli to impersonate her
in exile. Arriving at the castle the
ious laughter. Lilyan Ta.shman, ex-
F'ollies highlight. crave a brilliant per-
Count mistakes her for Fritzi, and j formance as Fritzi, the lady with the
makes advances which in exceedingly
witty dialog are repulsed by the dis-
A merry, frolicsome, gay and witty
romantic comedy drama with music
opened at the Titus Theatre yester-
day, much to the delight of a thor-
oughly entertained audience. The
title of the piece, “One Heavenly
Night,” aptly describes their enjoy-
ment of glorious singing by Evelyn
Laye, John Boles, and at times, by
the entire cast. In no sense a comic
opera, “One Heavenly Night” provid-
es tuneful music throughout, and tho
essentially modern, there is a variety
of costuming that lends color and
brightness to the atmospheric set-
The story deals with the desire of
Lilli, a poor flower girl to have the
joy, freedom and gifts that are lav-
ished upon her idol, Fritzi, a cabaret
singer of scandalous reputation. Frit-
zi at last oversteps her mark, and is
banished by the police for six months,
to be kept under the eyes of the
Count, a magistrate, at his castle.
reputation. She appeared to special
advantage as the singer in the gor-
guised Lilli. When the situation is geous opening scene, a music hall at
discovered Lilli is brought hack to the i the height of the performance,
c ty, and the climax seemed wholly George Fitzmaurice had clone a
satisfactory to the interested audi- good piece of direction in elaborating
ence. the plot to fit the demands of the
Evelyn Laye, famous anil popular screen, and the fine talents of the as-
English light opera star, makes her aembled principals. The story by
initial bow to American .screen audi- Louis Brumfield, best-seller novelist,
ences as Lilli; her dainty blonde love- sh,,ws that writer’s versatility, and
lincss creating quick sympathy and the adaptation by Sidney Howard, dis-
admiration. Her richly beautiful <-'loses the master hand of the aecom-
voice, heard in solos, and in duets with Pushed playwright. Tuneful and
the Count, was a genuine treat, while really beautiful selections make up
her delivery of sparkling dialog re- the contributions of Herb Nacio
veaied her genuine gifts as a corned- Blown and Bnmo Graniehstaedten.
ienne. John Boles, as the Cpunt, gave ---
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a a fine performance. Every inch the
romantic hero-lover, his voice was
heard to advantage in several diffi-
cult and pleasing numbers.
Class Makes Good Record
The T. E. L. Class of the Baptist |
Church had a splendid record Sunday!
Comedy was supplied In fullest morning. There were forty-five pres-
measure by the inimitable stage and ent, two visitors and one new pupil, j
screen star, Leon Erroll one of our with nineteen daily Bible readers and
few genuine comedy talents. His en- 31 1-00 percent pupils. Mrs. Vandiver,
try was always the signal for hilar- the teacher, gave a very interesting
talk on the Home Mission Board; il-
lustrating with a map and ribbon
streamers the locations of the many
institutions, missions and activities
fostered by the board and urging our
co-operation in this work. A splendid
reading was given by Frank Sims
Jr., to the class. We reached the
“Standard of Excellence” this first
quarter of the year and our greatest
desire is to maintain this position for
the full year.—Reporter.
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Cross, G. W. Mt. Pleasant Daily Times (Mount Pleasant, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 283, Ed. 1 Monday, March 9, 1931, newspaper, March 9, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth783577/m1/4/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mount Pleasant Public Library.