The Moviegoer

Cantor's Strike Me Pink" Very Amusing and Rife with Excitement. Robert Benchley Conducts Short

Eddie Cantor's newest vehicle is a variegated whirlwind of good music, original dance arrangements, and exciting comedy plot. Taken from Clarence Buddington Kelland's Satevepost story "Dreamland," "Strike Me Pink" shows the Timid Soul, Mr. Pink (Cantor, of course) in his adventures fighting Crime in an Amusement park.

Alded and abetted by Ethel Merman, whose singing is almost as bad as Cantor's, the beauteous Sally Eilers, and stooge Parkyakarkus, Eddie's latest certainly affords your ticket's worth of amusement. The utter impossibility of the last fifteen minutes of trick photography does not detract from its being darn funny and surprisingly breath-taking.

We thought Miss Rita Rio's tapdancing and moanin' low rated her a larger role, just as we tired of goggleeyed Cantor; but judged on the basis of a Cantor picture, this one seemed highly successful. Its rapid sequence of situations, each a bit funnier than its predecessor, and the sustained continuity of the melodramatic plot--rare in musical pictures--give to the picture enough fun and excitement to merit it the attention of even lukewarm Cantor addicts.

Kay Linaker and Ricardo Cortez do their best to make a second rate murder picture. "the Mystery of Dr. Harrigan," take a mildly gruesome and gently thrilling tenor. One cannot, however, work up much of a lather over this murder of an unpopular M.D. in a private hospital.

Bob Benchly's short on How to Sleep and How to Wake Up, turned out to be funnier than we thought it was going to be, although the ending was rather wet. All in all, the "Uni" has a successful billing for the first half of the week, and we look forward to "The Tale of Two Cities," which follows this program.


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