Good, grey Queen Mary was not exactly gadding about, but she was certainly getting around for her 78 years. Seven times in a few weeks her familiar figure swept statuesquely into London theaters and cinemas. Last week she had been back to see that old musical standby, Merrie England, as well as a new musical comedy, Under the Counter.

Queen Mary (she hates being called the Queen Mother) is as fond of the flicks as of the footlights. Her taste in films is catholic. This season she has already seen The Seventh Veil, Sailors Do Care (twice), the world premiere...

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