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: 1924-06-25
Summary:

In the thrilling mystery picture, 'Bavu,' the Universal-Jewel offering at the World Theatre today, there are two wonderful characters in the roles played by Wallace Beery and Estelle Taylor. 'Bavu' was filmed by Universal from Earl Carroll's New York stage success of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Priscilla Dean, famous in the cinema world for her acting in 'The Flame of Life,' plays the role of a beautiful queen of the underworld in a Universal picture styled 'White Tiger,' which opened at the Queen's Theatre last night and will be shown till Saturday night.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-18
Summary:

Just what an 'automatic chess player' is will be explained to those who, as yet, have not availed themselves of the opportunity to see the Universal screen classic, 'The White Tiger,' which will be presented at the Queen Theatre. Priscilla Dean is the star and local cinema…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-23
Summary:

Hongkong cinema-goers will be delighted to learn that Douglas Fairbanks' masterpiece, 'Robin Hood,' will start a brief season here from this evening. This picture was shown in the Colony over ten months ago, but so wonderful is it in every respect that another extremely cordial…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-25
Summary:

Quite the most exciting drama that has ever thrilled the ‘movie fans' of this capital. That is the verdict of a Malay States paper on 'Robin Hood,' the Douglas Fairbanks masterpiece now showing at the Coronet Theatre. Everywhere this picture has been shown it has evoked the same…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-05
Summary:

Kowloon cinema-goers will be delighted to learn that Douglas Fairbanks' masterpiece, 'Robin Hood,' will start a brief season in the Star Theatre from this evening. This picture has been shown in the Colony before, but so wonderful is it in every aspect that another cordial…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-06
Summary:

The biggest picture bargain in the Colony.' That is how the Star Theatre describes its 'Robin Hood' programme being shown for the last time this evening. 'Robin Hood' is by common assent one of the greatest films that has yet been made, and anyone who has not yet seen it…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-28
Summary:

Only a Shop Girl,' the new film which comes to the Star Theatre this evening as the feature attraction for the next few days, is a good old fashioned drama adapted from a stage success 25 years ago. 'Only a Shop Girl' is perfect in every detail. Specially good is the scene in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-22
Summary:

The attraction at the Star Theatre all next week, will be 'Enemies of Women' which is claimed to be the biggest film spectacle ever made. Over 50,000 people were employed at one time or another to portray the many stupendous scenes of Blasco Ibanez's famous story. Many incidents…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-23
Summary:

A whole year on Broadway was not enough to take care of the crowds eager to see the sensational Cosmopolitan super photoplay, 'Enemies of Women,' and arrangements had to be made to continue the run at the Cameo Theatre, New York, where it is still playing to capacity houses daily. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-25
Summary:

12 capacity weeks on Broadway were not enough to take care of the crowds eager to see the sensational super photoplay, 'Enemies of Women,' and arrangements were made to continue the run indefinitely at the Cameo Theatre. The crowds were thrilled and entertained by the many beautiful…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-27
Summary:

Crowds visited the Star Theatre yesterday and the following nights should see the place crowded. How the power of symbolism is vitalized through the medium of the motion picture camera is aptly illustrated in this screen version of the Ibanez novel. In the photoplay, Lionel Barrymore is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-31
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According to Alma Rubens, featured with Lionel Barrymore in Vicente Blasco Ibanez's story, 'Enemies of Women,' showing at the Star Theatre the American woman is far more beautiful of face, form and even feet than the French woman. But the French woman is more beautiful from neck…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-03
Summary:

The Face in the Fog,' has not belied its title, and the story of a crook whose change into a peaceful citizen, and back again to his former life when the circumstances demand it, has appealed to the crowds who make the Coronet their favourite weekend engagement. Lionel Barrymore, who plays…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-03
Summary:

Concluding a week's successful showing of 'The Enemies of Women,' the management of the Star Theatre has again commenced the week auspiciously and announce programmes that should appeal to all. Yesterday witnessed superb representations on two famous operas by the equally famous…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-21
Summary:

Such is the claim made in respect of the picture now being shown at the Star Theatre. 'Enemies of Women' attracted its thousands; 'Little Old New York' should be equally persuasive in its appeal to those who are moved by gorgeous settings and thrills. Marion Davies is the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-24
Summary:

The impression made by 'Robin Hood,' with Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery was immense. Now we are to have the sequel to that fine film legacy in 'Richard, the Lion-Hearted,' which is showing at the Coronet Theatre. There will be no Douglas Fairbanks, but the principal…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-29
Summary:

Wallace Beery as Richard, makes the lion-hearted king a lovable character, prone to doubt and to act on those doubts on the instant. The story shows us the King in the midst of his crusade and we have scenes that at once capture the imagination. As a sequel to another great picture – Robin Hood…