Cinema: Also Showing

Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (Paramount), which has been performed more than 50,000 times on the stage as "the greatest of all rural comedies," comes to the screen for the first time without setting any celluloid on fire. This 1919 corn-belt classic by Lieut. Beale Cormack* is a blend of Joe Miller and mellowdrama, with a cast of hayseedy characters: confidence man Bill Merridew (Metropolitan Opera's Robert Merrill), who is out to fleece Josie, the pretty Oklahoma widow (Dinah Shore), only to be outwitted by bashful bumpkin Aaron (Alan Young). To this staple story the picture adds Technicolor and tunes like...

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