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: 1921-10-15
Summary:

A crowded house at the World Theatre greeted 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' last night when it was shown for the first time. Dustin Farnum takes the main role and supported by Winifred Kingston. Film synopsis included. Pathe's News is shown as usual and there are comedies and other films…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-02
Summary:

La La Lucille,' the star film now showing at the World Theatre, is one long laugh from start to finish. With such names as Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran in the cast, the acting is bound to be good. Film synopsis included. The programme also includes some minor films, with the usual Pathe's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-16
Summary:

The star film at the World Theatre is a five-part drama entitled 'Betrayed.' Film synopsis included. Other films are the Pathe News and a couple of good comedies. At the matinees, two further episodes of 'King of the Circus,' featuring Eddie Polo, are being screened.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-08-29
Summary:

World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox drama entitled 'Brave and Bold,' tonight. The Pathe world news also contains some very interesting records of recent events.

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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: 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: The China Mail
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 Franciso into kindling for the great fire, will be the offering at the World Theatre, entitled as 'The Shock.' The film also starred by Virginia Valli, the…

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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: 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: 1923-12-07
Summary:

Through a Glass Window,' which was presented at the World Theatre last night, is an excellent show. Little Miss Avoy wins your attention as the plucky little mite. And then there is Raymond Mckee and Fannie Midgely [sic]. All in all, it is a heart interest story which stacks up splendidly…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-06-22
Summary:

Another Wm. Fox picture is now screening at the World Theatre, in which Gladys Brockwell takes the leading role. It is stated that some of the recent events shown in Pathe News are interesting, as well as 'Sticky Fingers,' a comedy in two parts.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-01-10
Summary:

Occasionally Yours,' a Robertson-Cole super-special starring Lew Cody, will be shown at the World Theatre for a run of four days beginning today. It is adapted to the screen by H. Tipton Steck from a story by Elmer Forst. Besides, Mr. Cody previously appeared in 'The Beloved Cheater…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-10-17
Summary:

Scarlet Pimpernel,' from Baroness Orczy's novel, was shown on the screen at the World Theatre. Dustin Farnum and Winifred Kingston take the main roles in the film. Film synopsis included. Pathe News and two good comedies are also in the programme.