THE THEATER 1929; Maurice Chevalier

A Touch of Rowdiness

Maurice Chevalier. This keen, young, handsome French song-singer has long been a good reason for a trip to Paris. Now he has come to the U. S. Primarily he came to make motion pictures but, while the operator is changing the reels, Mr. Ziegfeld has captured him. Best songs: about Valentine, and M. et Mme. Elephant.

The U. S. has nothing of its own quite like Chevalier. He effervesces songs and, with fleeting pantomime, gives them the quality of fine etchings slightly caricatured. Having risen from the streets of Paris...

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