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: 1924-06-25
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: 1924-12-24
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…

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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: 1923-05-11
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Douglas Fairbanks, the athletic film star, has an attractive part in his new picture, 'The Mark of Zorro' which will be shown in Coronet beginning Saturday. The film is a romance of a hundred years ago. Film synopsis included. Fairbanks shows distinct acting ability in his double role…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-25
Summary:

The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' new picture, may be described as a typical American romantic comedy. The story is high-spirited and happy-hearted. Douglas Fairbanks impersonates a wealthy young Spanish aristocrat. Film synopsis included. Mr. Fairbanks gives us his best bit of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-27
Summary:

The public can be sure of an evening's genuine entertainment at the Coronet anytime during the coming week. The star attraction, Douglas Fairbanks in 'The Mark of Zorro,' is one of the best films seen in Hongkong for many a long day. Mr. Fairbanks gives his admirers something new…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

It is questionable whether any picture ever shown at the Coronet has scored such as distinct success as 'The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' latest release. Since the picture was first shown on Saturday, crowded houses have been the rule, and expressions of satisfaction have…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-29
Summary:

The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' stellar attraction at the Coronet, continues to draw large houses to the theatre. The presence of Douglas Fairbanks on the screen always makes for happiness; and it is the general opinion that he has never shown to such advantage as in his…