Raffles (United Artists) (1930)

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Features, Shorts an ~ m a y K^ay Francis ‘Displays V^ew Creations in Ronald Colman’s “D^affles” 22—Three Col. Kay Francis Feature (Mat 20c; Cut 75c) KAY FRANCIS IS STYLE INNOVATOR Colman’s Leading Lady in "Raffles” Brings Back Grecian Modes In the salons of New York and Paris, the tendency toward classic formality becomes more and more pronounced. Women cultivate the grand manner; they wear gowns with trains again, and men assume the tailed dignity of full dress. Kay Francis, the patrician bru¬ nette who appears opposite Ronald Colman in “Raffles,” which comes to the .theatre on . reveals in her wardrobe a new note in evening things. Against the contrast of Colman's severely austere evening clothes, Miss Francis wears an en¬ semble of Grecian influence. The gown itself is of white crepe moracain, one of the loveliest of the fall season’s new materials. The draped cowl neckline and the white strass embroidery which runs on the diagonal accentuates the simplicity of line. The skirt, which is full and circular, has two long panels that trail the floor at the back. The Wrap of the evening en¬ semble worn by Miss Francis de¬ notes the tendency newer wraps are showing to be very much longer in front than in back. It is of em¬ erald green transparent velvet and its sleeves show new interest in draping. The huge collar, which is of hare, frames the face. Emerald green satin slippers and diamond and emerald jewelry complete the cos¬ tume. PLANT THESE SHORTS IN YOUR NEWSPAPERS The late King Edward found "Raffles," Ronald Colman’s new talking picture, which comes to the .theatre on. very much to his liking in its orig¬ inal stage form. His highness saw the famous Sir Gerald DuMaurier play the part a dozen times. * * * Portable microphones appeared on a talking picture set for the first time during the production of “Raffles," Ronald Colman’s new thriller-romance, which comes to the . theatre on .The device reg¬ istered Colman’s voice as the star climbed stairs and drove a car. It is a moot question these days whether gentlemen prefer blondes or brunettes. Ronald Colman, fa¬ mous screen star and a gentleman if ever there was one, for six years had only flaxen-haired damsels for his heroines. But times have changed and now in “Raffles” the famous crook melodrama which comes to the. theatre, he makes romantic overtures to bru¬ nette Kay Francis. * * * Many famous actors have essayed the role which Ronald Colman plays in his latest talking picture “Raffles," the mystery romance which comes to the .theatre on . Great “Raffles” of the past were Kyrle Bellew, who played the part on the American stage, and Sir Gerald Du Maurier, the famous English delin¬ eator of the Amateur Cracksman. House Peters and John Barrymore brought the character to the screen in silent pictures. * # * Youth has its day in "Raffles,” the new Ronald Colman starring vehicle, which comes to the . theatre on .In it two young¬ sters make their debut on the talk¬ ing screen. They are Bramwell Fletcher, who came from England in the film, and Frances Dade, prom¬ ising young actress from Philadel¬ phia. Through Samuel Goldwyn’s sponsorship both are now rated as full-fledged film feature players. * * * So splendid a job did the press declare Wilson Benge had made of his part of Ronald Colman’s valet in “Bulldog Drummond,” that pro¬ ducer Samuel Goldwyn had no al¬ ternative but to re-engage the gifted character actor for a similar role in Colman’s newest talking thriller, “Raffles,” which comes to the .. theatre on England was the spot selected by Ronald Colman to spend his vaca¬ tion when production on his new picture “Raffles,” which comes to the . theatre on .was finished. This is the star’s first holiday since he returned to Hollywood some nine months ago to make “Bulldog Drum¬ mond.” On his return, Colman will go to work on a new picture being especially written for him by Frederick Lonsdale. RONALD COLMAN IN A SCENE FROM "RAFFLES" 8—One Col. Scene (Mat 05c; Cut 30c) COLMAN UNDERGOES CHANGE IN TALKERS No longer is Ronald Colman the sad, silent lover of other days. A figure of humor, of romance, of ad¬ venture has sprung up to replace the long suffering one. That this change has been justified is attested by the tremendous reception given the star’s first two talking pictures both of which feature Colman’s new screen personality. “Raffles,” the famous star’s latest vehicle, which comes to the .. theatre on .. is the outstanding manifestation of his new spirit. RONALD „ COLMAN £? RAFFLES'? Miniature Reproduction of 11—Four Col. Ad—Mat 30c; Cut $1 HERALDS COST PER THOUSAND They Send Box'Office Records Soaring Up to New Highs 1. This Herald is the standard attrac¬ tive two-color 6x8 inch accessory shown on the right. The back page has been left blank for theatre imprint and the imprint of local advertisers who will share the cost with you.