Starring Baby Peggy and Alexander Carr
THE EVENING STANDARD (UNIONTOWN, PA)
July 2, 1927
A new "Potash and Perlmutter" picture, in type, at least, is promised by the Dixie theater which will offer Chadwick Pictures Corporation's "April Fool for three days beginning July the Fourth. Alexander Carr, whose outstanding screen success in "Potash and Perlmutter" comedies have made him see inseparable from those amusing stories is the star of the picture, which, it is said, offers him a role that is typical of his best known screen characterizations.
"April Fool," which was (adapted from) the well-known play "April Showers" by Edgar Allan Woolf, is the story of (the) business struggle of Jacob Goodman, a Russian immigrant. From a lowly pants presser to a wealthy umbrella magnate, Goodman climbs to luxury and ease. The story of his rise is absorbingly dramatic and thrillingly realistic, and there is an ever-present undercurrent of wholesome humor that promises a thoroughly enjoyable evening of entertainment.
"April Fool," which is an adaptation by Nat Ross, is a lavish production providing striking settings that are most varied. From the tremendous exterior set of New York's East Side to the Goodman apartments on Riverside Drive, which reflects the acme of luxury, these settings offer a cross section of every phase of New York life.
Baby Peggy, one of the outstanding child stars of today, has a prominent part in the picture being the center of an amusing kid romance that involves two other favorites, Leon Holmes and Pat Moore. After a lapse of ten years, the romance of childhood continues with Duane Thompson, recently seen with Charles Ray in "Some Pun'kins," Raymond Keane and Edward Phillips as the principals. Other well-known players are Mary Alden, Snitz Edwards and Nat Carr.
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