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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, April 15, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD-7 Mordecai's movie opens in Montreal MONTREAL (CP) Montrealers began lining up this weekend for the first look ai a home-town movie that some critics feel may become the first of the "big" Canadian-made films. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, adapted from his novel by Mordecai Richler, was shot in and around Montreal but the producers and local critics are confident it is going to have in- ternational appeal. "We had a producer John Kemeny said. "Either you make a film for the local market or you make something of international standards. mean Mordecai and Ted Kotcheff (the director) and everyone wanted to do it right." Much of the film was shot in and around St. Urbain St the neighborhood where Mordecai Richler grew up and the neighborhood that sits close to the core of Jewish culture in Montreal The area used for the lilming was repainted and restored to 1940s authenticity. Old cars and trucks lined the streets. Neighborhood people DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSSHOSACK Certified Dentil Mechanic Suite B 304 Sth St. S. Ph. 327-7244 Lethbrldge were recruited as extras and dressed to suit the period. When the film switched to the Laurentian community of Ste. Agathe, 40 miles north of the city, an old resort hotel was restored and decorated lor the occasion. Hundreds of members of the Jewish community were re- cruited to play extras in the film. "Everybody wants to be in this one of the casting agents lamented at the height oi shooting. "It's like Jewish old home week. There must be 300 guys in Montreal who think they're Duddy Kravitz." And, as Duddy comments in the film as he concocts a scheme to film Bar Mitzvahs and weddings, the secret of success is to get everyone's face in. The main face in the film- that of that of a Montrealer, however. For that demanding acting job. the producers recruited Richard Dreyfuss, 25, of the United States who won recognition in American Graffiti and in Dillinger. It was. the reviews and au- diences said, a of "brilliant" casting. "With some Jack Lemmon. when the material is poor and he's trying to bluff his way through. or Nicol excess energy can be writes Martin Malina of The Star. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "SOYLENT GREEN1 in color. Starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15. 16 and 17. Monday show starts at 8.15 p.m ADULT FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "KID BLUE" in color. Starring Dennis Hopper. Monday. April 15 show at p.m. ADULT PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "THE LAST OF SHEILA" in color. Monday and Tues- day April 15 and 16. Monday show at 8 15 p.m. ADULT, NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. TABER Tower Theatre "CYCLE SAVAGES" in color. Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16 Monday show starts and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. "Dreyfuss has learned the technique of controlling his ef- fect on audiences by shifting moods, often in mid speech, so that we are constantly on the edge of our seats when he is playing rather than being beaten back into them." Malina describes it as a "marvellously vital movie, wildly funny on occasion, brash and bittersweet, full of pungent realism and nostalgia." Dane Lanken of The Gazette says it is going to be the "Big Movie, the one that's going to open up the film industry here, that's going to make Canadians line up to see a home-grown product.'" Toronto Sun Critic George Anthony describes the film as joy." Betty Lee. writing for the Toronto Globe and Mail, says the filmed story "leaps into sharper focus than the novel" and is a "first-class piece of entertainment." The producers, whatever the success at home, are counting on the international market for the financial rewards. The film, with a budget of is unlikely to break even on its domestic run, they say. although an optimistic Mordecai Richler hopes it comes close. Chicken feed big business HELENA, Mont. (AP) Chicken feed was big business in Montana during 1973, with a 57 per cent increase in gross income of poultry products. The sale of chickens and eggs brought gross income of 8 million, despite a drop in egg production to 206 million, a decrease of two million from 1972. A big factor in the income boost was a 57 per cent increase in the average egg price, up to 57.8 cents a dozen Chicken prices also were sharply higher, and receipts Irom chicken sales nearly doubled, reaching although there was only a slight increase to 3.3 million pounds of chickens su Coming to MEDICINE HAT Stop at the FRONTIER MOTEL Excellent Accommodations, Reasonable Rates Also Weekly and Commercial Rates Reserve Collect at 527-2266 This Week at the Royal Canadian Legion NIGHTLY EXCEPTTUESDAY Scotland's Stage, Television, Radio and Recording Stars The Dancing Fingers of ARTHUR SPINK Special Entertainment On Friday and Saturday in Memorial Hall The Golden Voice of DENNIS CLANCY The "Twa Braw Lads" Dennis and Arthur and the "Forty Miners" With a Breath of Scotland Members and Invited Guests Only rm PEPSI SPRING Clean-Up Campaign April 15th-20th Chinook Beverages Ltd. will now accept national soft drink bottles. Bring your national brand soft drink bottles to Chinook Beverages Ltd. 2907 2nd Ave. South Paying Regular Deposit Extra '2 V per bottle goes to Association for the Mentally Retarded per bottle goes to person returning bottle Chinook Beverages will continue to remain open 6 days a week for the return of empties BETTY HUTTON Actress finds a new life PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Betty Hutton.1 movie star and singer in the 1940s and 1950s, has been working as housekeeper and cook for St.' Anthony's rectory at Portsmouth, the Providence Visitor says. The weekly newspaper of the Roman Catholic diocese says that Miss Hnttnn has been working there for the last eight weeks after converting to Roman Catholicism. "I was broken down and out, without a dime to my the Visitor quotes Miss Hutton as saying. "I left Hollywood and landed in New England where I quite accidentally met Father Peter Maguire, pastor of St. Anthony's, who was kind enough to take me in. "My marriages have not been happy, my children didn't bring me happiness, Counterfeit money in circulation CALGARY (CP) City police detectives are searching for a man suspected of passing counterfeit ?100 bills. Police said counterfeit bills have been cashed at Eaton's, the Calgary Post Office and at a Pay-N-Save store by man described as about 45 years old, five-feet 10 inches tall and weighing, 180 pounds with brown hair. The bills have been in circulation for "quite some a detective spokesman said. nothing has brought me true happiness until I discovered Catholicism." The Visitor also quotes Miss Hutton as saying: "I've had the money; I've had the fame, but I was miserable. Up until 10 years ago, I was making as much as a week. I was raking in the dough hand over fist. Money was no problem, but love was a problem. "Nobody loved me unless I bought them, and so I bought everybody. It wasn't until I came here and experienced the concern of the priests and the simplicity and devotion of the parishioners that I discovered true love really does exist." Miss Mutton's film credits include Annie Get Your Gun, The Greatest Show on Earth, and Happy Go Lucky. Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE SUPER DAD 2 00 7 00 10 15 SON OF FLUBBER 3 35 8 35 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 8.35 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARAMOUNT CINEMA THE STING- 7 15 925 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 7 15 9 25 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA IPAPILLON 6.30 9.00 No short Subjects: TWO COMPLETE SHOWS. 6 30 9 00 ADULT NOT SUITABLE IFOR CHILDREN GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE TEN COMMANDMENTS 7-30 ONE COMPLETE SHOW. 7.30 Gates Open 7.00 FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT ALLIED ARTS COUNCIL Presents Concert Pianist CONSTANCE CHANNON In Recital MONDAY. APRIL 15th at p.m. THEATRE-GALLERY-LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY 9th St. Snd Sth Ave. S. Concert Grand Piano Courtesy of Bailey's Keyboard ADMISSION SILVER COLLECTION Skinhead Savalas licks police show into shape By JERRY BUCK LOS ANGELES (AP) Last fall the three United States television networks introduced 19 new series. At mid-season 10 fell by the wayside. Of the remaining shows only one is an unqualified hit-CBS's Kojak. Theo Kojak, the lollypop- licking New York city police lieutenant with a Polish name and a Greek outlook, is played to perfection by Telly Savalas. Savalas, with his shaven head and heavy facial features, freewheels his way through the role with Greek charm and good-natured menace. "1 think he's an ordinary- looking gorilla." he said. "Honest enough. He's not a tough supercop, although the writers lean to that direction." Savalas said he wants to de- velop Kojak's character in episodes to be filmed later this year. "Maybe he'll have a romance." Kojak got a late start. It was the last weekly show to premiere in the of the writers' did not complete production until the end of March. Now. because of the possibility of an actors' strike, it's going right back into production for next year. Location The first six shows will be filmed on location in New York. "It'll be more personal in New York than shooting in California and trying to create a New York Savalas said. The series is an outgrowth of the movie The Marcus- Nelson Murders, which writer-executive producer Abby Mann based on the murders of two career girls in New York. It was not intended to be a pilot. But CBS had been looking for a series for Savalas and when the movie drew a high rating and critical acclaim, the network put it into the schedule. It is doubtful that Savalas would have allowed the name Kojak to stick if he had known he would be doing a series Savalas. outwardly and inwardly Greek-oriented, would have wanted a more flowing name. His own first name is Aristotle." Savalas was a latecomer to acting, not taking it up until he was 36. He's now 50 With a degree in psychology from Columbia University, he went to work for the state de- partment and quickly rose to executive director of informa- tion services. Then he became an executive with ABC. His acting career began when he was unable to help a theatrical agent find an actor to do a particular European accent. Savalas took the role and appeared >n only three television shows when he was spotted by Hurt Lancaster. Nomination Lancaster signed him for the role of Feto Gomez in Birdman of Alcatraz, which won him a nomination for an Academy Award as best supporting actor in 1962. "When I was with the state department and I would inter- view Presidents Truman or Eisenhower or Andrei Gromykb. I was never nervous." Savalas said. "All of a sudden I was in a picture with Burt Lancaster. I was in awe. It was part of the mystique. I was speechless. I can understand .people who come up to me for autographs. 1 was the same way." He became one of the screen's leading heavies. "If I create a lot of violence in the movies, my responsibility is to make it as unattractive as he said "Something no kid would ever want to emulate. I play them as degenerates. You see the sickness. The irresponsibility I feel is when you make violence attractive and glamorous. "Kojak would use violence only as a last straw, if it was a kill or be killed confrontation." he said. "If that happened he would be devastated He's capable of taking care of himself, but only if it becomes absolutely necessary." Savalas believes it is the ex- perience in his life rather than any training that prepared Sales tax increase announced ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) An increase to eight per cent from seven in Newfoundland's retail sales tax and higher personal income taxes were announced Wednesday by Finance Minister John Crosbie as he introduced the Progressive Conservative government's third budget, forecasting record expenditures of Mr Crosbie said the new sales tax rate is effective im- mediately while the personal income tax increase to 40 per cent of basic federal tax from 36 per cent will take effect July 1. him for acting. Chastity belt row halts production MONTREAL (CP) A Montreal actress is locked in a contract dispute with a film director after refusing to wear a chastity belt in the production. Sweet Movie. The producers of Mojack Films Ltd. in Montreal and Vincent Malle Production in France filed suit against Carole Laure for quitting production after eleven weeks. Miss Laure, heroine of sev- eral Quebec film productions, refused to wear the medieval fidelity harness on location in Amsterdam on March 4 for the film directed by Dusan Makavejev, in which she plays the winner of a Miss World Virgin contest. The producers said the re- fusal was a pretext for breaking her contract and the last straw in a series of delays and complications she had caused. They said Miss Laure had shot provocative scenes before and had not shown the same modesty. Miss Laure obtained a court injunction Monday afternoon forbidding the producers to show any segment of the film in Quebec or hold a news conference about the dispute. The directors of Mojack Films showed journalists a mannequin dressed in the heavy leather belt that bore metal symbols, including a German eagle and swastika. COMMUNITY SERVICIS DEPARTMENT Cll PUBLIC SWIMMING, SKATING AND OP LETHBRIDQE SEUM April April April April April April FMTZSKK Swim (Adults only) 12-00-1-00 p m F'ee Public Swim 1 30-3 30 p Swim (Adults only) 1200-1.00 pm Free Public Swim 1 30-3-30 p m Pulbic Swim 7 30-9.30 p Swim (Adults only) 1200-VOO pm. Free Public Swim 1.30-330 p Swim (Adults only) 1200-1 00 p m Free Public Swim 1 30-3 30 p m Public Swim 7 30-9 30 p Swim 3-00-6 00 p Swim 1 00-5 00 p m Family Swim 6 00-8 00 p Swim (adults only) 1200-1245 pm ADAMS PARK KE Public Skating 2 00-4 00 Skatinc 6 30-8 00 p Public Swim 2 OO-4'OO Skalmg 7-00-9-00 p Skalmg 2 00-4 00 p Skate 2 00-4 00 p NX Public Skating 2 00-4.00 Public Skating 2'00-4-00 p SHALEXAlfeft WIT 30 00-4-30 p 00-4 30 p 30 p 00-4 00 p 00-4 30 p m paramount NOW SHOWING THRU WED. 'uper Disney Family Fun! DAD FLIPS OUT! 'KIDS 75C I ANYTIME W4U DISNEY PRODUCTIONS TECHNICOLOR C i973 Will Disnty Productions Walt Son o FLIJBBER i li Jn ihp nnd biivft bjirhftd mno Ell on .lohn pn H I burton Bowl you Towpr n' Pawsr during Friday. April 19th 8 p.m, Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion Advance TickHi Shoppers Drug nnd Tirkdi nito at tbe Dooi Sound And light I by T o' Power E nginevn produced by Gold lind Gold ;