A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-06-08
Summary:

The development and growth of the film industry and its place in modern life were discussed by Mr. Wilmer with a reporter of the Telegraph yesterday. Mr. Wilmer is well-known as a leading figure in the cinema trade, being a partner in the firm of Wilmer and Vincent of New York, an enterprising…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-08-06
Summary:

Notwithstanding counter attractions, the attendance at the Hongkong theatre has been very large during the week, and as the 'Seven Deadly Sins' series is coming soon to an end, and a new production from William Fox is being now announced, it is expected that the patronage will be…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-04
Summary:

New Scala Theatre screened a 'super' production film entitled 'Passion.' This will be the first screening of a German film in London since the outbreak of the war in November. The film was screened in Germany under the name of 'Madame du Barry' [sic] featuring Mlle…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-21
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Passion' this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry, the celebrated favourite of Louis XV. The film boasts its wonderful acting, scenic grandeur and the majestic beauty. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening a screen classic 'Passion.' The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-23
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening the great historical film 'Passion.' Appropriate music by the Coronet Orchestra has been provided.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-25
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen Pola Negri's historical film entitled 'Passion,' for the last time this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry. The film is filled with good acting, dramatic setting and superb settings.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-07
Summary:

Local cinema-goers have their last chance this evening of seeing Pola Negri in her great historical film 'Passion.' The picture is at the Star Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-11-26
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'The Thief of Bagdad' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The film is produced by Douglas Fairbanks himself and the performance is appreciated by the critics. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-11-29
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be showing 'The Thief of Baghdad' [sic] starring Douglas Fairbanks. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is successfully screening Douglas Fairbanks' 'Thief of Bagdad.' The film is gathering full houses for the theatre. The story is appealing as much to the adults as it is to the kids.

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Headline: Blood and Sand'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-05
Summary:

After Douglas Fairbanks' famous 'The Thief of Bagdad,' Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Blood and Sand' featuring Rudolph Valentino. The story is written by a world-famous Spanish writer who is known for his part in the 'Four Horsemen.'

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Headline: Moon of Israel
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-20
Summary:

Every movie play has its critics, even 'The Thief of Bagdad' was no exception. Coronet Theatre is currently screening the British film 'The Moon of Israel.' The film is based on Sir H. Rider Haggard's famous novel. Some parts of it were filmed in the Valley of the Kings…

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Headline: Scaramouche'
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-02-19
Summary:

The Adolph Zukor prize has been awarded by a distinguished body of judges to Rafael Sabatini's novel 'Scaramouche,' produced on the screen by Rex Ingram. Mr. Zukor offered the prize to the writer whose story replay made the best picture to be produced on the screen and publicity…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-10-15
Summary:

The Thief of Bagdad,' Douglas Fairbank's great picture showing at the Queen's Theatre today. Film plot included. Also starring Anna May Wong and So-Jin.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-10-17
Summary:

Douglas Fairbank's wonder film: 'The Thief of Bagdad' is sure to draw crowded houses at the Queen's Theatre. Mr. Tod Sanborn a xylophonist will perform at the Star Theatre. Pauline Frederick, in 'Smouldering Fires' and a film of American stage turns, completed a…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-08-11
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-19
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-02-02