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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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-12-22
Summary:

Mr. Blake, manager of the Victoria Theatre, states that 'Sunshine and Shadow' and other of the Baby Marie Osborne pictures have been record-breaking attractions at this house. He has arranged to present her latest Pathe feature 'Captain Kiddo' on Christmas day. Phil [sic]…

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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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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: 1923-03-16
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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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-17
Summary:

Saturday night's programme at the Bijou, including St. Patricks tide, Miss Stephano and Miss Violet Bouettes' singing, is extremely good. A film portraying Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables' will be exhibited about the end of the month at the Victoria, under the joint…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-10
Summary:

The two long films 'The Bohemian Girl' and 'The Ironmaster' that will be projected at Victoria Theatre this week are extremely beautiful. Miss Freda Arden will sing and dance. In a few days under the combination management of Messrs Ramos and of Mr. R. H. Stephenson of the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-01
Summary:

A beautiful reproduction of several scenes from Shakespeare's 'Tempest' is being screened at the Victoria Cinematograph Theatre. It will be shown for a few more nights and 'Les Miserables' is expected in a few days' time.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Miss Mora Moore had her debut at the Victoria. The Howard sister had new songs and dresses. The pictures are good, noticeably a beautiful little thing called 'The Triumph of Love.' The great film 'Les Miserables' will be exhibited on Wednesday.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

The great film 'Les Miserables' was produced at the Victoria Theatre last night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Les Miserables' was shown for the first time in Hong Kong at the Victoria Theatre last night and attracted a large audience. It is being produced under the combined direction of Messrs Ramos, Ramos and Co. and Mr. R. H. Stephenson. It is the adaptation of Victor Hugo's story. The story…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

The popularity which we prophesied for the great film 'Les Miserables' has been more than fulfilled. There was another packed house at the Victoria last night to witness Victor Hugo's wonderful story in picture.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-17
Summary:

The big film 'Les Miserables' continues to draw packed houses at the Victoria, under the joint management of Messrs. Ramos and R. H. Stephenson. There will be a special matinee this afternoon at 4:30.

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Headline: Les Miserables
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-19
Summary:

Today is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Victoria. The booking is at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Les Miserables' is to be shown at the Bijou Theatre tonight. This is the last night of the production in Hong Kong.