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: 1924-06-06
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-13
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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: 1925-01-07
Summary:

Hongkong's cinema-goers can depend on seeing something distinctly unusual in 'Merry-Go-Round,' the notable Universal production which comes to the Coronet this evening, as the feature attraction for the next few days. 'Merry-Go-Round' is unusual because the producer has…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-08
Summary:

In the fast receding days before the war, the most dazzling centre of Europe was Vienna, which had a romantic glamour hard to find anywhere else. This is the setting that has been utilized to the best possible advantage by the master hand who conceived the 'Merry-Go-Round,' the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-09
Summary:

Last night saw a big house at the Coronet, the cinema-loving public being curious to see for themselves something of a picture that has a catchy title and that has been proclaimed a big draw by men who matter in the film world of other countries. 'The Merry-Go-Round' is certainly on…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-10
Summary:

Merry-Go-Round' is now approaching the close of a successful run at the Coronet. It is a romance of caste, the two principal characters being an organ grinder and a young Count of the Austrian Court. The role of the poor organ grinder is taken with rare skill by Mary Philbin. The '…

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Headline: Criticism
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-12
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) – Sir – I wish to protest against what I consider to be a very unfair system of criticism in the whole of the local Press, of staged performances, compared with that meted out to cinema productions. Whether it be professional grand opera, of any of the travelling…

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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: 1925-01-30
Summary:

Commencing today, picture-goers will see at the Queen's Theatre, Mary Philbin's new Universal-Jewel starring vehicle, and her first big role since 'Merry-Go-Round.' The story, 'Fools' Highway,' adapted from Owen Kildare's life-story of the Bowery, 'My…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-31
Summary:

Mary Philbin appears in her first big starring feature for Universal at the Queen's Theatre, where 'Fools Highway,' a spectacular adaptation of Owen Kildare's famous novel 'My Mamie Rose,' opened yesterday for a four days' run. The little Irish who scored a…

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

There were crowded houses again at the Star yesterday, to witness Booth Tarkington's dynamic society drama, 'The Turmoil.' Those who saw Tarkington's previous production, 'The Flirt,' a big and interesting picture were not disappointed. Film plot included. George…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-02-05
Summary:

Hongkong folk who have read Francis [sic] Hodgson Burnett's story, 'Editha's Burglar,' will be delighted to know that the film version, entitled 'The Family Secret,' is to be screened at the Star Theatre. The story is given an entirely new charm by Baby Peggy. Those…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-03-09
Summary:

This time is not far distant – perhaps within the next generation – when the motion picture will entirely supplant printed word.' This is the startling statement of Perley Poore Sheehan, noted novelist and, with Robert H. Davis, editor of Munsey's, the author of the novel, 'We Are…

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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: 1925-04-06
Summary:

The management of The Coronet draws attention to the altered times of performances for 'Orphans of the Storm,' rendered necessary by the unusual length of the picture, viz. 2.30, 5 sharp, 7.15 and 9.30 p.m.

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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: 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…