A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-16
Summary:

England's National Theatre, Drury Lane, is occupied by the cinematograph. The War Office recognized the cinematograph and allowed it to visit the seat of war. The earnings of English film actors in America can indicate the size and resources of the film business. With its scope, the dignity…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-25
Summary:

The fifth and sixth episodes of the serial film 'The Moon Child' will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre at the matinee and 7.15 p.m. performance next Saturday. At night, the production by Thomas Dixon, entitled 'The Fall of a Nation' will be shown for the first time. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-01
Summary:

The Birth of a Nation' was a tax upon self-control, but far more wearing upon a director must have been in the preparation of the spectacle 'Intolerance' which, at the Coronet Theatre promises to be the sensation of the season. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-12-05
Summary:

The beginning of the winter finds the British film in a much stronger position. The article included opinions from Mr. William A. Brady and also talked about the British productions. One of the most important development is the formation of the Alliance Company, which has purchased probably the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-27
Summary:

Countless film features have been shown here with Norma Talmadge in the starring role. This is perfectly true of 'The Wonderful Thing,' a First National picture directed by Herbert Brenon. Harrison Ford is also in the film and there is also the novelty of a real American society leader…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-29
Summary:

For the last time tonight, Hongkong cinema-goers will have an opportunity of seeing 'The Face in the Dark' starring Mae Marsh who made such a hit in 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Intolerance.' 'The Face in the Dark' is the current feature at the Queen's…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-25
Summary:

In the thrilling mystery picture, 'Bavu,' the Universal-Jewel offering at the World Theatre today, there are two wonderful characters in the roles played by Wallace Beery and Estelle Taylor. 'Bavu' was filmed by Universal from Earl Carroll's New York stage success of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Priscilla Dean, famous in the cinema world for her acting in 'The Flame of Life,' plays the role of a beautiful queen of the underworld in a Universal picture styled 'White Tiger,' which opened at the Queen's Theatre last night and will be shown till Saturday night.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-18
Summary:

Just what an 'automatic chess player' is will be explained to those who, as yet, have not availed themselves of the opportunity to see the Universal screen classic, 'The White Tiger,' which will be presented at the Queen Theatre. Priscilla Dean is the star and local cinema…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-23
Summary:

Hongkong cinema-goers will be delighted to learn that Douglas Fairbanks' masterpiece, 'Robin Hood,' will start a brief season here from this evening. This picture was shown in the Colony over ten months ago, but so wonderful is it in every respect that another extremely cordial…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-25
Summary:

Quite the most exciting drama that has ever thrilled the ‘movie fans' of this capital. That is the verdict of a Malay States paper on 'Robin Hood,' the Douglas Fairbanks masterpiece now showing at the Coronet Theatre. Everywhere this picture has been shown it has evoked the same…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-30
Summary:

Sweeping forward with fine dramatic action, 'Kindred of the Dust,' the feature film showing at the Star Theatre this evening, is a picture that holds the interest to the very end. Credit for this is due to two people, the first being the author of the story, Peter B. Kyne, and the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-05
Summary:

Kowloon cinema-goers will be delighted to learn that Douglas Fairbanks' masterpiece, 'Robin Hood,' will start a brief season in the Star Theatre from this evening. This picture has been shown in the Colony before, but so wonderful is it in every aspect that another cordial…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-06
Summary:

The biggest picture bargain in the Colony.' That is how the Star Theatre describes its 'Robin Hood' programme being shown for the last time this evening. 'Robin Hood' is by common assent one of the greatest films that has yet been made, and anyone who has not yet seen it…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-28
Summary:

Only a Shop Girl,' the new film which comes to the Star Theatre this evening as the feature attraction for the next few days, is a good old fashioned drama adapted from a stage success 25 years ago. 'Only a Shop Girl' is perfect in every detail. Specially good is the scene in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-24
Summary:

The impression made by 'Robin Hood,' with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery was immense. Now we are to have the sequel to that fine film legacy in 'Richard, the Lion-Hearted,' which is showing at the Coronet Theatre. There will be no Douglas Fairbanks, but the principal…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-29
Summary:

Wallace Beery as Richard, makes the lion-hearted king a lovable character, prone to doubt and to act on those doubts on the instant. The story shows us the King in the midst of his crusade and we have scenes that at once capture the imagination. As a sequel to another great picture – Robin Hood…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-13
Summary:

Between Christmas and the Chinese New Year, it is appropriate that the Coronet should screen two pictures featuring the Carnival spirit – the 'Merry-Go-Round' and 'Rosita.' It was quite apparent from its reception on Sunday that it would attract more than the average cinema…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-02-13
Summary:

Miriam Cooper, the actress who bewitched thousands by her portrayal of one of the Cameron sisters in 'The Birth of a Nation' and in 'Intolerance' will appear at the Queen's Theatre today in 'Serenade,' an R. A. Walsh-First National Attraction. Playing opposite…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-05-29
Summary:

Lillian Gish in her greatest role! The ethereal little star who tugged at heartstrings in such big productions as 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Broken Blossoms,' 'Orphans of the Storm' and 'Way Down East' at last has a role that tests her full powers. In Henry…