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: 1918-01-21
Summary:

This afternoon, at 5.15, the Victoria Theatre has a big attraction, for 'Quo Vadis?' is to be screened. This magnificent picture is in seven parts. For tonight, there is a splendid programme, including the third and fourth episodes of 'The Great Secret,' as well as Pathe…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-27
Summary:

The approaching majority of kinematography may well call for a brief review of the extraordinary growth of the industry since that eventful day in 1893 when at the World's Fair, Chicago, Thomas Edison's kinetoscope was introduced to an amazed public. Facts about the picture industry in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-05-13
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is showing a championship boxing bout, Jack Johnson versus Jim Flynn, and other interesting programmes. Also, a picture in 10 parts depicting the loves and labours of the three heroes in Alexander Dumas' famous work 'The Three Musketeers.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-25
Summary:

The screening of 'The Three Musketeers' at the Coronet Theatre is postponed and for today only 'Alf's Button,' the British comedy will be shown.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-28
Summary:

The screening of 'The Three Musketeers' is postponed at the Coronet Theatre this week. Today and tomorrow, 'The White Rider' is being shown at the Coronet and 'The Fatal Marriage' is promised for Thursday and Friday.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-12-18
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen the film version of Alexandre Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers' all this week. Featuring Douglas Fairbanks, the story was adapted for the screen by English dramatist, Edward Knoblock. The action-packed film's cast includes a cast of 118 people…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-04
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is still screening Douglas Fairbanks' 'His Majesty, the American.' On Sunday, it will be replaced by the Swedish picture 'Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness' which was appreciated by the London Times. On Monday, Coronet Theatre will screen Douglas Fairbanks…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-08
Summary:

For three days from today to Wednesday at 9:15 performance, the Coronet Theatre has decided to screen the film version of Dumas' novel 'The Three Musketeers' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. An orchestra of 16 players will provide the musical background. At 2:30 and 7:15 performances…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-04-11
Summary:

Tonight, Coronet Theatre is going to screen a burlesque on Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers' entitled 'The Three Must-Get-Theres.' In his first comedy feature for the United Artists, Max Linder attempts to provide his audience not just with a big laugh but also with state of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

The film version of Dumas' novel 'The Three Musketeers' is being screened at the Star Theatre with crowded houses.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-11-26
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'The Thief of Bagdad' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The film is produced by Douglas Fairbanks himself and the performance is appreciated by the critics. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-11-29
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be showing 'The Thief of Baghdad' [sic] starring Douglas Fairbanks. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is successfully screening Douglas Fairbanks' 'Thief of Bagdad.' The film is gathering full houses for the theatre. The story is appealing as much to the adults as it is to the kids.

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Headline: Blood and Sand'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-05
Summary:

After Douglas Fairbanks' famous 'The Thief of Bagdad,' Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Blood and Sand' featuring Rudolph Valentino. The story is written by a world-famous Spanish writer who is known for his part in the 'Four Horsemen.'

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Headline: Moon of Israel
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-20
Summary:

Every movie play has its critics, even 'The Thief of Bagdad' was no exception. Coronet Theatre is currently screening the British film 'The Moon of Israel.' The film is based on Sir H. Rider Haggard's famous novel. Some parts of it were filmed in the Valley of the Kings…

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Headline: Scaramouche'
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-02-19
Summary:

The Adolph Zukor prize has been awarded by a distinguished body of judges to Rafael Sabatini's novel 'Scaramouche,' produced on the screen by Rex Ingram. Mr. Zukor offered the prize to the writer whose story replay made the best picture to be produced on the screen and publicity…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-10-15
Summary:

The Thief of Bagdad,' Douglas Fairbank's great picture showing at the Queen's Theatre today. Film plot included. Also starring Anna May Wong and So-Jin.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-10-17
Summary:

Douglas Fairbank's wonder film: 'The Thief of Bagdad' is sure to draw crowded houses at the Queen's Theatre. Mr. Tod Sanborn a xylophonist will perform at the Star Theatre. Pauline Frederick, in 'Smouldering Fires' and a film of American stage turns, completed a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-05-18
Summary:

The Three Mile Limit' screened at the Bijou is an attractive film. The Gibson girls are as lively and as much appreciated as ever. Further episodes in the fortunes of the one and only 'Max' and of his brother mirth maker, 'Wiffles,' together with the latest one and…