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: 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: 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: 1924-10-08
Summary:

Without the walrus and the seal, their best sources of food and clothing, existence would cease to be possible with the people depicted in the Coronet's Arctic picture, 'Nanook of the North.' The Eskimos' skill in capturing these ocean animals, weighing from one thousand to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-13
Summary:

The exploit of Amundsen, Peary and other intrepid explorers in the Polar Regions are known to almost all, and now, thank Mr. Robert J. Flattery [sic], it is possible to see the hardships these men of adventure had to endure. It has remained for one man, Mr. Flattery [sic], to bring back to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-13
Summary:

The Coronet has consented to postpone 'Nanook of the North' and screen 'The Road to London' and 'Saturday Morning' for one more day. 'Saturday Morning,' a two-reel Robin Comedy featuring Sunshine Sammy, is responsible for more laughter than many a comedy…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-14
Summary:

In 'Nanook of the North,' the Coronet has secured for the Hongkong cinema-going public a film of more than usual interest. It is a picture of Eskimo life, taken by Mr. Robert J. Flattery [sic], in the Arctic Regions. During the ten years of exploration in the Polar Regions with the Sir…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-15
Summary:

Cinema patrons have a wonderful opportunity the remainder of this week to see some of the Coronet's recent successes, which are being screened in place of the new Arctic Regions picture, 'Nanook of the North,' which has unfortunately been delayed in transit. Today, 'In Search…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-18
Summary:

Nanook of the North,' the famous Arctic Pathe production, is to be screened at Coronet today. The photoplay introduces two entirely new personalities, Nanook, 'The Bear,' and Nyla, 'The Smiling One.' Nyla is said to have a 'real million dollar smile,' but at…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-21
Summary:

Nanook of the North, the big Pathe feature now showing at the Coronet, is in every way a really fine production. It is the first motion picture depicting the actual life of the Eskimo. The picture was made by Robert J. Flattery [sic], engineer and explorer of Sir William MacKenzie's…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-22
Summary:

The Pathe film of the Arctic 'Nanook of the North,' continues to attract enthusiastic audiences to the Coronet. It is the only production ever filmed wholly in Arctic conditions and dealing from beginning to ending with the fascinating life drama of native characters.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-25
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) Sir, – I am constrained by a letter that I have just received from a valued patron of the Coronet to ask the hospitality of your columns either to confirm my correspondent in his views or to vindicate my judgment. I have been advertising the limit the film that was…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-09
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-12-08
Summary:

David W. Griffith's masterful motion picture elaboration of 'Way Down East' is now showing at the Coronet Theatre. Again, as in the case of 'The Birth of a Nation,' Griffith has turned to a success of the stage for his material. When Lottie Blair Parker and Joseph…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-07
Summary:

Alice Lake and Rudolf Valentino in 'Uncharted Seas,' appear for the last time today at the Coronet. A splendid programme of films has been arranged to follow. The feature will be 'Are You a Failure,' a picture with a very novel story. Lloyd Hughes and Madge Bellamy take the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-10
Summary:

Upon the conclusion of the run of 'Are You a Failure?' the comedy now showing at the Coronet, Griffith's greatest spectacular film 'The Birth of a Nation' is due. Film plot included. A superlative cast includes Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-11
Summary:

The picture that made D. W. Griffith's name, 'The Birth of a Nation' commences its showing at the Coronet today. The acting is marked by that sincerity which the big producer always insists upon. Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall take the main parts. The film which was made some…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-12
Summary:

The Birth of a Nation,' presented last night at the Coronet, lives up to all the good things that have been said about it. To make the historical event interesting, it has been necessary to include a little romantic interest. This is most adequately presented by Lillian Gish and Henry B.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-14
Summary:

Crowded houses have welcomed D. W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Coronet. Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall are the stars. As a representation of history, 'The Birth of a Nation' is unparalleled in movie annals. There is also a charming love story, treated…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-16
Summary:

Griffith's big picture, 'The Birth of a Nation,' has met with much popular approval during its run here. The work of Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall stands out as amongst the finest ever seen here. The next Coronet attraction is 'Quincy Adams Sawyer,' which is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-11-10
Summary:

Way Down East,' a production of David Wark Griffith based on the old play by Lottie Blair Parker, will come to the Coronet Theatre on Monday. David Wark Griffith is known for 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intolerance,' 'Broken Blossoms,' and 'Hearts of the…