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: 1924-06-06
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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: 1924-06-26
Summary:

Balzac's wonderful story, 'Eugenie Grandet,' comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening under the title of 'The Conquering Power.' Film synopsis included. 'Eugenie Grandet' was written in the full vigour of Balzac's genius, and it is only fitting that the…

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Headline: Do You Know?
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-28
Summary:

Captain [sic] acting and sympathetic treatment of the respective parts seemed to be the keynote of what was shown by the stars in 'Mothers-in-Law' which opened at the Queen's Theatre last night. This Gasnier served a double purpose. Firstly, there were members of the audience who…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-28
Summary:

Saturday is always a special occasion for cinema-goers and it is fitting therefore that today the Coronet Theatre should be showing a special feature attraction. This is 'The Conquering Power,' the film version of Balzac's novel, 'Eugenie Grandet.' Made by the producer…

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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
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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: 1924-10-25
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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: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Cinema patrons have nothing to grumble at the fare recently, and now, provided for them, particularly at the Coronet and Star Theatres. At the former, we have Douglas Fairbanks probably the most popular of all male screen artists. At the Star, we have Rudolph Valentino who is rapidly coming to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-06
Summary:

From star to star with pleasurable frequency sums up the motto of the Coronet Theatre. One day Douglas Fairbanks in a story that will never be forgotten. Rudolph Valentino first burst into prominence in 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,' and now, in another story by the same author…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-07
Summary:

Hongkong's cinema-goers can depend on seeing something distinctly unusual in 'Merry-Go-Round,' the notable Universal production which comes to the Coronet this evening, as the feature attraction for the next few days. 'Merry-Go-Round' is unusual because the producer has…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-08
Summary:

In the fast receding days before the war, the most dazzling centre of Europe was Vienna, which had a romantic glamour hard to find anywhere else. This is the setting that has been utilized to the best possible advantage by the master hand who conceived the 'Merry-Go-Round,' the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-09
Summary:

Last night saw a big house at the Coronet, the cinema-loving public being curious to see for themselves something of a picture that has a catchy title and that has been proclaimed a big draw by men who matter in the film world of other countries. 'The Merry-Go-Round' is certainly on…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-10
Summary:

Merry-Go-Round' is now approaching the close of a successful run at the Coronet. It is a romance of caste, the two principal characters being an organ grinder and a young Count of the Austrian Court. The role of the poor organ grinder is taken with rare skill by Mary Philbin. The '…

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Headline: Criticism
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-12
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) – Sir – I wish to protest against what I consider to be a very unfair system of criticism in the whole of the local Press, of staged performances, compared with that meted out to cinema productions. Whether it be professional grand opera, of any of the travelling…

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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: 1925-01-30
Summary:

Commencing today, picture-goers will see at the Queen's Theatre, Mary Philbin's new Universal-Jewel starring vehicle, and her first big role since 'Merry-Go-Round.' The story, 'Fools' Highway,' adapted from Owen Kildare's life-story of the Bowery, 'My…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-01-31
Summary:

Mary Philbin appears in her first big starring feature for Universal at the Queen's Theatre, where 'Fools Highway,' a spectacular adaptation of Owen Kildare's famous novel 'My Mamie Rose,' opened yesterday for a four days' run. The little Irish who scored a…