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: 1924-10-07
Summary:

Lon Chaney in a Universal-Jewel super-production that comes to a climax when a reproduction of the earthquake of 1906 shakes San Francisco into kindling for the great fire, will be the offering at the World Theatre beginning tomorrow. It is entitled 'The Shock.' The sweetness is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-06
Summary:

The Law Forbids,' Baby Peggy's second Universal production, opened last night at the Queen's Theatre. The notable cast was assembled by Jess Robins, director of the picture, to portray the varied roles in the story, which was written by Bernard McConville. Robert Ellis and Elinor…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

The romantic love story is the play in which Mary Philbin is at her very best.' This statement, by King Baggot, seems borne out in her three biggest successes of the screen; 'Merry-Go-Round,' 'Fool's Highway,' and her last 'The Gaiety Girl,' Universal…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

Ladies Must Live' is an intriguing title for a moving picture and it can safely be said that the curiosity excited in this respect will not be disappointed when 'Ladies Must Live' comes to the Star Theatre this evening. 'Ladies Must Live' is the last picture made by the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-05-20
Summary:

Lon Chaney, whose work as the fake cripple in 'The Miracle Man' stands out as a bit of remarkable acting, to say nothing of his other impersonations, has added another characterization to his long list in his appearance as 'Quasimodo' and 'Oliver Twist.' 'The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Douglas Fairbanks, the athletic film star, has an attractive part in his new picture, 'The Mark of Zorro' which will be shown in Coronet beginning Saturday. The film is a romance of a hundred years ago. Film synopsis included. Fairbanks shows distinct acting ability in his double role…

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

The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' new picture, may be described as a typical American romantic comedy. The story is high-spirited and happy-hearted. Douglas Fairbanks impersonates a wealthy young Spanish aristocrat. Film synopsis included. Mr. Fairbanks gives us his best bit of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-27
Summary:

The public can be sure of an evening's genuine entertainment at the Coronet anytime during the coming week. The star attraction, Douglas Fairbanks in 'The Mark of Zorro,' is one of the best films seen in Hongkong for many a long day. Mr. Fairbanks gives his admirers something new…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

It is questionable whether any picture ever shown at the Coronet has scored such as distinct success as 'The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' latest release. Since the picture was first shown on Saturday, crowded houses have been the rule, and expressions of satisfaction have…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-29
Summary:

The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' stellar attraction at the Coronet, continues to draw large houses to the theatre. The presence of Douglas Fairbanks on the screen always makes for happiness; and it is the general opinion that he has never shown to such advantage as in his…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-30
Summary:

There now remain only two more nights of 'The Mark of Zorro,' in which Douglas Fairbanks is scoring the hit of his career in Hongkong. There is bound to be something about this photoplay which will suit you. If you like comedy, here it is. If you prefer adventure, you will be pleased.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-31
Summary:

Do not forget that tonight will be the last opportunity of seeing Douglas Fairbanks' masterpiece, 'The Mark of Zorro,' at the Coronet. The great success scored by this picture in Hongkong fully bears out the contention that the public will always pay to see photoplays of the first…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

The Coronet management announces that by special request of numerous patrons, Douglas Fairbanks' successful feature, 'The Mark of Zorro,' will be shown for one day only on Tuesday. 'Wild Honey' will be screened for the last time today, and for Saturday, the spectacular…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-10
Summary:

Johnnie Walker has become the talk of the continent overnight in America. He has chosen an excellent subject for his first starring effort, for 'Captain Fly by Night,' was written by Johnston McCulley, the author 'The Mark of Zorro,' one of Douglas Fairbanks' greatest…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-11
Summary:

Johnnie Walker, the new film star, got away to a flying start in Hongkong in his first big picture 'Captain Fly-by-Night.' The story is laid in the same territory as 'The Mark of Zorro,' and was written by the same author. If anything, the present film contains more exciting…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-12
Summary:

The romantic adventures of Johnnie Walker in 'Captain Fly-by-Night' continue to attract big assemblies to the Coronet. Miss Shannon Day is as pretty and accomplished a film actress as has been seen here. The story is a spirited narration of events in Spanish California of one hundred…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-15
Summary:

Booth Tarkington's arresting story of life in the small towns of the States, bearing the somewhat misleading title 'The Flirt' will be shown of the last time at the Star tonight. Beginning Thursday, the Star will present the big picture 'Disraeli.' George Arliss, in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-16
Summary:

The spectacular Metro film, 'Hearts Aflame' is due for a two days' showing at the Star, commencing tonight. A booking of unusual interest is the 'Disraeli' picture, which will be put on Thursday next. George Arliss, the star, played this drama for some years on the stage…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

Beginning tonight the Star will show 'Disraeli,' which is a convincing attempt to depict a critical period in the career of the great statesman. George Arliss, the star, is an English actor, who had to go to America to make a reputation. When he made the screen adaptation, he brought…