The lady next to us grew so hysterical at "The Irish in Us" that her husband had to take her home. Since our constitutions withstood not only the strain of her predicament but also the antics of Jimmy Cagney, however, we think you may attend a performance without danger to your health.
"The Irish in Us" is really quite a pleasant experience. While it drags in places through unimaginative treatment, Jimmy Cagney brings much spirit to his performance. He falls in love with his brother's girl and wins her when he substitutes for the challenger in a fight against the middleweight champion. In a battle which had the lady in the seat next to us gripping the arms of the seat in tense anticipation, Jimmy proved that he is an astounding boxer.
"Orchids To You" turned out to be one of those average pictures which barely make the average. Its amusing moments were supplied by Charles Butter-worth who is never daunted by the material with which he is supplied. While Jean Muir deserved congratulations upon every count for finding the right man in John Boles, one could never bring himself to extend the congratulations.
But the tensest moment of the evening came when the calico soldier on the calico horse met the calico dragon in the calico colored short. The suspense came to an end with dramatic suddeness--but in the University Theatre, not here.