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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-09
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre, during the past few nights, the main attraction has been the opening instalments of the new serial: 'The Iron Claw,' a piece which furnishes thrills and sensations without stint. The new war pictures and Pathe Gazette are quite up to their usual good standard,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-16
Summary:

Very crowded houses have again ruled at the Victoria during the past few nights, and 'The Iron Claw' serial bids fair to be fully as popular as its predecessors of the same class. The Victoria has also been offering a new Pathe Gazette, which contains some very striking features; as…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-25
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria contains abundance of interesting matter. There are two fresh episodes of the serial 'Greed,' a Pathe Gazette, a splendid Max Linder picture and a variety of comics. Tomorrow, night there will be a change of programme.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-31
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, there was a good attendance for the new programme. This included some excellent war pictures, a most interesting descriptive film dealing with the manners and customs of the Annamites, a couple of comedies, and the 7th and 8th episodes of the popular film…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-03-15
Summary:

The concluding episode of the popular American serial 'Greed' is now being given at the Victoria Theatre, and with it a new three-part Pathe picture 'The Coveted Heritage.' tomorrow night, a film version of 'Salambo' will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-05-25
Summary:

Katherine MacDonald capitalised as the 'American Beauty' has certainly made an auspicious start as a First National star in 'The Thunderbolt,' an original creation by J. Grubb Alexander, which is the current attraction at the Coronet. She is supported by Thomas Meighan,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-05-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Penalty' this evening. The film is written by Gouverneur Morris, staged by Rex Beach and produced by Goldwyn. Lon Chaney is playing the leading role, who also played a key role in 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-08-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Devil to Pay' featuring Joseph Dowling who made himself famous in 'The Miracle Man.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is going to screen 'The Sin of Martha Queed' featuring Joseph Dowling who is famous for his performance in 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-16
Summary:

Next week, World Theatre is going to screen French author Victor Hugo's story's film version entitled 'Les Miserables.' The William Fox production featuring William Farnum promises to be original to the great French writer's story.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-21
Summary:

Beginning from today, World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox production entitled 'Les Miserables' starring William Farnum. Written by French author Victor Hugo, the story depicts the unique features of Paris. The producer has tried his best to make the reproduction historically…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-22
Summary:

Yesterday, World Theatre presented a William Fox production 'Les Miserables.' The realistic drama strongly appeals to the emotions of the audience. The film features William Farnum who leaves nothing undone to perform the role of Jean Valjean in the most realistic manner. The play is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-27
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening a Benjamin B. Hampton production 'The Killer' which is inspired from Stewart Edward White's novel. The film features Claire Adams, who is famous for her work with little Frankie Lee of 'The Westerners' and 'The Miracle Man.' The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-02-18
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a film described as second 'Miracle Man' entitled 'The Faith Healer' featuring Milton Sills who is quite famous among professional cinema people. Griffith's 'One Exciting Night' is scheduled to follow tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-08-25
Summary:

Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Prisoners of Love' featuring Betty Compson who is famous for her role in 'The Miracle Man,' till Thursday. Others in the cast include Ralph Lewis, Roy Stewart, Clara Horton and Emory Johnson.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-02-23
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening King Vidor's first Goldwyn production 'Three Wise Fools.' The film was adapted from Austin Strong's comedy-drama by King Vidor, who also directed it. The film features Eleanor Boardman who is famous for her role in Rupert Hughes' '…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening the Universal production 'The Gaiety Girl.' The film is the screen version of I. A. R. Wylie's 'The Inheritors.' The film features Mary Philbin who is famous for her work in productions like 'Merry-Go-Round,' 'Fool's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a Paramount attraction entitled 'Ladies Must Live' this evening. This was the last picture made by the late Mr. George Loane Tucker who is famous for being the maker of 'The Miracle Man.'