Ever Since Eve (Warner Bros.) (1937)

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— an pater ee Merry Madcaps Of The Movies Six Of The Top-Notch Comedy Stars Who Are Favorites Of Millions, Appear In “Ever Since Eve,” Starring Marion Davies by ANNETTE BAKER Somewhere in the cast of nearly every picture ever filmed there’s a comedian. It’s a film formula. Stars come and go, but good comedians maintain their popularity year after year. As long as they are willing and able to work, Hollywood has a place for them. Prominent among the comedy players who are in con stant demand at the studios are Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, Allen Jenkins and Patsy Kelly. Each of them has carried the humor of dozens of pictures. A genius for light comedy elevated Marion Davies to topranking stardom, a position which she maintains with ease. And then there’s Robert Montgomery, whose flair for comedy has won him an enviable position as a film star whose services are always in demand. All of these fun-makers — and more — are included in the cast of ‘‘Ever Since Eve,’’ the Cosmopolitan production which comes to UM tis snicnsasniacs Theatre, om ..........:.. Instead of one comedian, this delightful farce has Marion Davies and Robert Montgomery in the starring roles, and Frank McHugh Louise Fazenda, Patsy Kelly and Allen Jenkins supporting them. A versatile actress who can play a dramatic role as well as a farcical one — Miss Davies has found that the public clamors for her as a comedienne. So, despite the fact that she would enjoy playing an intensely dramatic part, she sticks to the saucy, light roles which have won her top starring honors. Off the screen, Robert Montgomery is a very serious person. For that reason he feels. pretty strongly about some of the ridiculous things he has to do on the sereen. Here are just a few of the things he’s been forced by script requirements to publicly submit to: Getting sprayed by a hose, giving a baby its bottle, making love to a statue. In the finished film, all these things make for laughs, but on a large sound stage, surrounded by dozens of actors and technicians, it’s pretty difficult for the serious gentleman who has to do it all. Screen veteran Louise Fazenda has been making movie audiences laugh for nearly twenty years. As a young girl, she won her first chance at a movie part by putting on blackface. Frank McHugh practically never laughs on the screen. He’s usually pretty doleful about something. But the audience laughs, which is the secret of his success as comedian. He has the rare genius of making his misery comic. Patsy Kelly’s first role in a feature length film was in support of Marion Davies, star of ‘‘Ever Since Eve.’’ A natural-born laugh getter, she modestly attributes all of her movie success to Irish luck. As for Allen Jenkins, the ‘*doubting Thomas’? of the movies, comedy is second nature for him. ‘¢Dumb’’ roles are his forte, although he is a clever person in real life. But that’s the movies! ALL POSED FOR A HILARIOUS SEQUENCE — (L. to RB.) — Robert Montgomery, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, Marion Davies, Patsy Kelly, and Allen Jenkins who appear in ‘‘ Ever Since Eve,’’ the current feature at the o...ceccccccccccceceees Theatre. Mat No. 202—200 _-humored off screen as on. . CANDID. CLOSE-UPS of Those Pictured Above MARION DAVIES — Glorified by Ziegfeld, she conquered Broadway before Hollywood called .., posing for Howard Chandler Christy was another of her stepping-stones to fame . . . famous in Hollywood for her delicate blonde beauty, her charity, and her charm, and her studio treats for the production staff. (Home town — New York City). # ROBERT MONTGOMERY — A’ job as a railroad roundhouse worker gave him his start in life... inherent love of the stage drew him to a stock job in Rochester . then came Broadway and fame .. . Hollywood and more fame ... an expert at light comedy ... off-screen hobby is his farm in upstate New York. (Home town — Beacon, New York). & ALLEN JENKINS — Understudying the lead in an obscure play brought this famous comedian his very first break . . . ‘‘ Blessed Event’’ won him a screen contract ... spare time, if any, is devoted to a boat he is building. (Home town — New York City). ca PATSY KELLY — Brooklynborn, Patsy learned dancing on the sidewalks of New York, to the tune of hand-organs . .. vaudeville gave her her first break... has more friends than any other person in Hollywood ... (Home town — Brooklyn, New York). e LOUISE FAZENDA — Strictly a Hollywood product, she started as @ movie extra . .. then came the character and comedy roles which made her famous .. . is as good. gives away the major part of her salary. (Home town — Lafayette, Ind.). e FRANK McHUGH — Stage career began at the age of six and has been going on ever since . . travelled Europe in the cast of “Is Zat So?’’. . . . Hollywood claimed him in 1930. (Home town — Homestead, Pa.). Bad Luck On First Day Of Film Means Good Luck Lloyd Bacon, Director Of “Ever Since Eve,” Pleased With Difficulties At Start by FRANCIS HEACOCK Anything is likely to happen on the first day a motion picture is in production. Cast and crew, keyed up to a high nervous tension by long weeks of preparatory work and endless hours of testing, invariably are agitated and nervous. Most directors are not unhappy to have bad luck on the — starting day of a new picture. In fact, many of them wel wy an aN s St Sen wf; come it, for it has long been an ee axiom in Hollywood that the worse Dame Fortune treats the start of a picture the better her humor as the production progresses. With this knowledge in mind we were much interested to learn upon our arrival at Warner Bros. studios early one morning that Marion Davies was starting her new Cosmopolitan comedy, “Ever Since Eve,” that day, with Robert Montgomery co-starred opposite her. This is the picture which © OPENS NOKE isieiscs..:ctbveres. at the iseab Hing cdskecs Theatre. We found Director Lloyd Bacon pacing the floor of a set labeled “Interior Peace and Purity League Offices” in .one corner of the stage. Our guide introduced us and Bacon dropped into a canvas chair beside us just off the set. He was obviously quite nervous. “Always am on the first day of a picture,” he admitted in response to our query. The barking of a dog interrupted him. “That’s Miss Davies’ Dachshund, Ghandi. He always announces her that way.” The blonde comedienne, costumed in a simple business dress, waved a friendly greeting to the forty-odd members of the crew as she came onto the set. Bacon introduced her to Harry Hayden, who was playing the President of the Peace and Purity League. “Miss Davies is about to blast you out of your seat with a barrage of books,” the director explained to Hayden with a chuckle. Shall we rehearse it once?” Miss Davies and Hayden nodded. “When Miss Davies starts throwing books, you start ducking, Harry,” he shouted. “And Marion,” he added, “I want the first book to come crashing right — through the window. Miss Davies grabbed a heavy, " five-pound volume from the desk, — She threw it as Hayden ducked and the book sailed across the room toward the window. It struck the glass — and bounced into the room. The scene started again and once more the blonde actress’ aim was perfect; but again the book bounced harmlessly off the window pane. “Well,” said Bacon, “We seem to have something here.” “I know what’s the matter,” interposed prop man Jim Sweeney. “The book unfolds as it sails through the air and the leaves hit the window first. T’ll put a rubber band around it so it won’t open.” Again the scene was started and this time the book sailed squarely through the center of the window pane. The glass shattered and the book continued on its way, ending with a loud explosion directly in the center of a big studio lamp. “That was swell,” Bacon com mented, “only I think the explosion and smoke ruined the scene. Let’s try it once more.” Miss Davies’ aim was perfect again, but the shattering glass deflected the book slightly so that it ended its flight squarely against Bacon’s knee. “Ouch!” yelled the director. “Oh, I’m so sorry,” Miss Davies contritely exclaimed. “Lady,” Bacon admonished, “You should be completely happy. I know I am. I haven’t had such a successfully unsuccessful start on a picture for eight years.” ieee Eee ee Cuts on top of this page available in mat form for one color reproduction — order by star name — 10¢ each.