Show Is Praised and Zanesville Actor's Future Called Bright by Visiting Writers

To his former neighbors of Zanesville, Richard Basehart hwas an established movie star today after the world premierrre of "Repeat Performance" at the Liberty and Weller theaters last night.

But what was more important to the future of his screen career, it was apparent today that he had won the whole-hearted out-of-town movie critics as well.

W. Ward Marsh, Cleveland Plain Dealer, wrote:

"The local boy shows tremendous promise, a strong talent and a depth of feeling; and Eagle-Lion is quite right in anticipating stardom for him."

Betty French, Akron Beacon-Journal

"Richard Basehart makes an impressive screen debut in the role of the half mad poet, William Williams. Here is a striking new film personality, sensitive but strong and possessed of a mischievous sense of humor. His voice is excellent; his face interesting, and he acts with an assurance bred of his stage experience."

Mary V. McGavran, Ohio State Journal

"Basehart reads with exceptional ease and conviction, thus emerging as a screen newcomer who is bound to be heard from again and again."

Louis Messolonghites of King Features Syndicate (formerly of Zanesville) "I thought Dick did a first rate job but, I wasn't surprised because I have seen his work on the stage. I've seen him in such widely divergent roles as Prince Hal in Henry IV, the Shaw play, "Arms and the Man", and John Patrick's "The Hasty Heart". In each he has been excellent."


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