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The Moviegoer

Philandering Comedy Balanced by the Harrowing Drams of "The Dark Angel"

By L. P. Jr.

You rarely see a more nicely balanced program than the present double feature at the University. The Dark Angel, which constitutes the serious side of the evening, had us in one of our emotional states almost at once.

It's the story of a design-for-living trio who've grown up together only to get hurt and tangled in the war. Despite the fact that it moves at rather a slow pace, the film is done so carefully and played with such sincerity as to be extremely impressive.

Herbert Marshall achieves perhaps the most moving performance in his portrayal of a generous and sacrificing friend, Frederic March, so wooden in Anna Karenina, makes something of a comeback as a gay young officer who goes blind in the war. In fact one of the bleakest scenes in months is where he's sitting around, blind and hopeless, trying to be nice to some stupid children. He puts across his various moods of hope and black despair with a reality and depth of feeling that Mr. March's audiences are not always treated to.

The Dark Angel seemed to us the most harrowing movie in a long time, but also one of the best.

The Goose and the Gander, with Kay Francis and George Brent, is in the comic spirit and entertained us very much. Our advice is to be sure to get in for the beginning, because who's going to do what and to whom is pretty elaborate. Paramount News has some good pictures of the Dartmouth game.

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