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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Hard To Say Which Fad ‘Italian Graffiti’ Exploits Italian Graffiti" with Dino Colizzi and Alf Thunder. An Oceania production released by K iel International. At the Stage 2 theater. Hollywood rating. PG — parental guidance suggest va. By D«c Halliday It is difficult to say just which American fad “Italian Graffiti” is trying to exploit. There is the title, of course. But on top of that is a wealth of 1920s era paraphernalia reminiscent Gatsby”, an underworld godfather who resembles Marlon Brando and the sort of slapstick fistfights which have made the “Trinity” pictures so popular. Unfortunately it has very little else to offer. Joins Mob The movie begins as Salvatore Mandolea arrives in Chicago—a poor boy from Sicily who is determined to make good. Naturally, he joins the local underworld mob lead by Bugs Morano. (Obviously this is the sort of gangster film that Italian-American civil liberties groups find so terribly delightful.) The Morano gang is locked in a mortal struggle with “the Holy Terror”, a rival gangster who uses a Salvation Army soup kitchen as a front There follow the standard bootleg whiskey heists and speakeasy busts Morano’s henchmen come out on the short end of these encounters largely because they refuse to listen to Salvatore. Frustrated, he goes over to “the Holy Terror’s” side and kidnaps Morano s beloved daughter. He then betrays “the Holy Terror” by offering to sell the daughter back to Morano. This enrages both gangs and presently every gangster in Chicago is looking for Salvatore. Meandering Plot All this would be reasonably entertaining were it not for the bewildering meanderings of plot which mark these Italian comic-shoot-em-ups. In addition, the onlv consideration given to the dialog is that it matches the lip movements of the cast. Attempts at farce amount to little more than sophomoric puns, dopey sight gags and trick camera shots. A director the likes of Richard Lester can get away with this sort of thing. The makers of “Italian Graffiti” apparently cannot. Luise Rainer Reports $ 160,000 Robbery MILAN, Italy (AP) American Actress Luise Rainer, star of Sidney Franklin’s classic movie “The Good Earth”, was robbed of jewels valued at about $160,000, police reported Friday Police said the thieves broke into her sports car Thursday and stole the jewels — pearls, diamonds and emeralds — together with fur coats and other valuables. The actress, now living in retirement in London, arrived here Thursday morning enroute to a family wedding in Florence, police said. They added that most of the stolen jewels were to have been a present for the bride. The office of the attorney general was organized by an ait of congress, Sept. 24. 1789. Washington appointed Edmund Randolph to the post THE BANK (NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT) • OPEN DAILY 11:30 • NOW SERVING FOOO. ★ TONITi A “RURAL” Lots of Action in ‘Golden Voyage of Sinbad’ “The Golden Voyage of Sin-bad" with John Phillip Law, Caroline Munro and Tom Baker. A Columbia release. At the World theater Hollywood rating: G — General audiences. By T«m Fruehling Taking a cue from judicial practices when a particularly sensitive case is to be decided, a three-judge panel (consisting of my seven-year-old niece, five-year-old nephew and myself) took part in evaluating this family movie. My niece thought it “pretty good,” particularly the lovely leading lady. My nephew preferred the Bugs Bunny cartoon which preceded the feature. And I cottoned more to the Pom-Poms and popcorn. Monsters Star The movie deserves its (I rating There’s a lot of action — mostly sword fights — but nobody gets killed or seriously hurt. The only victims are a slew of animated creatures devised by special effects expert Ray Theater Times for Saturday COMMUNITY THEATER -“The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon    Mari golds” — 8. PARAMOUNT - “The Models” - 2:10. 4, 5:55, 7:45, 9:40. EASTOWN 2    -    “The Poseidon Adventure” — 2:30, 4:45, 7. 9:15. MARION - I, 3, 5, 7, 9, ll. Features at ll, IOWA - “Zardoz” 3:40, 5:40. 7:40. 9:40 I 40. WORLD - “The Golden Voyage of Sinbad” — 1:30, 3:20, 5:20. 7:25 , 9:25; shorts - 3:15, 5:10, 7;IO, 9:10. TIMES — “Panorama Blue” - 2, 3:25, 8, 9:25. PLAZA — “Snowball Express” - 2, 5:30, 9:05; “The W'orld’s Greatest Athlete” — 3:50. 7:20. STAGE I — “American Graffiti’’ - 2:35, 4:40. 7:45. 9:50. STAGE 2 - “Italian Graffiti” - 2:40 . 4:20, 6:05 , 7:50, 9:35. STAGE 3 - “Billy Jack” -2:30 , 4 40. 7:40, 9:50 STAGE 4 - “Where Lilies Bloom” - 2:45, 4 40, 7:45. 9:40 BASTOW’N I — “The Exorcist” — 2:15 , 4:30. 7:15, 9 30 SUNDAY FAMILY BUFFET 11:45 to 2 and 5 to 8 p.m. S3.76 per person Chttertn under IO JI 94 Pri*d Country Chicken, Swim Steak toked Ham, Chow Mem, Vegetable*, choice of Solod* and De**et t Grant Wood Kitchen ROOSEVELT motor Herm. k Adjacent Guest Parking You’ll Really Uke Our Delightful PIZZA * JTV Zn t: # Skillfully prepared in one of iowa’s most experienced Pizza Kitchens. Prompt service. TRY OUR ITALIAN BEEF OR HAM SANDWICHES NASO’S PIZZA HOUSE I 545 First Avenue SE — 363-9697 /vnry Daily, ll a.rn.-12 p.m. wr rn Mw Fri. & Sat. Till 2 a.m. — Sun. 4 lo 12 p.m. COLLINS - “The Battle for the Planet of the Apes” — 9; “The Conquest of the Planet of the Apes’’ - 10:30; “The Planet of the Apes” — 12; “Beneath the Planet of the Apes" — 1:50; “The Escape from the Planet of the Apes” — 3: .30. TWIXT TOWN - “The Super Cops” — 9; “Elec-traGlide in Blue” — 10:50; “The Honkers” — I. TWIN WEST - “The Candy Stripe Nurses” — 9:20; “The Young Nurses” — 11:05; "Night Call Nurses” — 12:35 TWIN EAST — “Busting’’ — 9:20; “Theater of Blood” — 11:10; “The Daughters of Satan” — I. Rock ’n Roll Boogie Band ★ TONITE! coming next week: “SNAZZ” Dance * - mr SWISHER Every Sat. 5:30-9 p.m. BEEFEATERS BUFFET $2.96 per person Chadron under IO, $3 04 Root! Round of B«*F, Beef Stroganoff, Satedv RetnSev Desert* Grant Wood Kitchen ROOSEVELT MOTOR KOTEL CSM RAPIDS, m llarryhausen. These monsters are, in fact, the stars of the film. The real life actors seem stilted by comparison. The plot is pretty flimsy but kids, of any age, shouldn't mind. Law plays tilt' famous good Captain Sinbad, who comes into possession of a golden medallion which will lead him to a fabulous treasure. Search for Fortune In his search for this fortune he takes up with a king, or something, whose face has been burned, forcing him to don a gold helmet with a covering visor. Sinbad also takes into his retinue a beautiful slave girl and a underachieving wastrel The pot at the end of the rainbow is not easily gained, of course, as a villain who uses a stable of freaky monsters is also after the same prize. In the end, virtue triumphs, as we knew it would But there’s fun along the way. Acupuncture Does Little To Help Deaf, but Doctor Is Encouraged By Alton Blakeslee NEW YORK (AP) - A famous ear surgeon who took up acupuncture finds no basis for using it to treat children with profound nerve deafness. In a careful, six-month study, only two out of 40 children given acupuncture “seemed to tend towards improvement, but we don’t know the lasting effect,” says Dr. Samuel Rosen, a professor emeritus at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine here. “Parents would save a lot of energy, money and misery” by not taking children to acupuncturists who claim the Chinese needle technique does improve nerve deafness, he said. Some such clinics charge $25 for each in a long series of treatments. “Beginning ” Rosen said temporary variations that occurred in hearing ability in some children “makes it look like something is beginning. The prescription is more hard work. We need rigid, scientific, objective studies in laboratories and institutions.” Rosen, who has visited China three times since 1971, said the Chinese now report only eight percent of children show improvement from acupuncture that goes on from one to four years. The Chinese “still regard it as experimental,” he said. “But that is a miracle in itself. Nothing else ever improved one child in a million. We are scratching the surface af something that has baffled the world all these years. But we definitely arc not ready to use it as an individual treatment.” Ca ase Nerve deafness occurs when the nerve of hearing, which carries messages to the brain, is weakened or destroyed. Causes include congenital defects, German measles infection of a pregnant woman, or drugs like streptomycin in some cases. Rosen is well-known for innovating an operation that made rigid bones in the hearing apparatus mobile so they could transmit sounds. He was taught the acupuncture technique by Chinese specialists in 1972 and set up a pilot study in conjunction with the Mt. Sinai School of •Medicine and the New York League for the Hard of Hearing. The 49 children were treated five days a week for three weeks, then given a week’s rest each month during the six months. Needles were inserted around the ear and in the arms. Parents were not allowed to pay any of the costs. "Encouraged” - The children were deaf enough that “they couldn’t hear unless you yelled in their car,” Rosen said in an interview. They were tested repeatedly during the experiment with an audiometer and with spoken words to determine how well they could discriminate between words. No child ended the experiment with worse hearing, Rosen said In the two who tended at times towards improvement, the poorer ear improved towards the level of the better one. One of these was one of IO children on whom he used very shallow insertions of the needle, rather than the deeper penetration used by the Chinese. Concerning his mostly negative results, Rosen said Chinese specialists suggested that six months of treatment might be too short a time to produce improvements. Overall, he said, “I am encouraged. I think we may be at the threshold of hoping to dis-* cover a mechanism by which nerve deafness might be ameliorated.” Trophy Lounge presents this Sat. 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