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: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Tonight is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Bijou Theatre. Those who have not seen this perfectly produced and finely acted drama should not miss this opportunity. Seats can be booked at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-22
Summary:

One of the finest films ever seen in the East is 'Les Miserables.' Victor Hugo, Mr. R. Lemaitre, the manager of Pathe Freres, are congratulated for this success. We understand several new films of striking originality are to be shown in the East for the first time by this enterprising…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-30
Summary:

A large number of Japanese is now migrating from this coast, says the Daily Colonist. K. Marawoss, heads a party of 104 Japanese from all around America, sailing aboard for the Orient in order to search brides. The leaders of the party plan a publicity campaign in Japan, and will show by moving…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-18
Summary:

Chicago, Nov. 14 – Athletics and entertainment are encouraged by the governor of the prison and the State Board of Control, to arouse the interest and spirit of the men under detention. Moving pictures are shown several evenings a week at the Anamosa Prison, and the governor says that these and…

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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: 1916-03-21
Summary:

The Flower Girl' with Maisie Fromet of 'Les Miserables' playing the leading role will be screened upon request at the Victoria Theatre. Some very costly films of Charlie Chaplin have been secured by the management and will be shown later.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-11-09
Summary:

The theatre will show a film about the Great War illustrating the Defence of Verdun, including the various activities of the French Army.

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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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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre is going to screen a Richard Bartholmess [sic] feature entitled 'Tol'able David.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-19
Summary:

Tolable [sic] David' is the screen version of Joseph Hergesheimer's novel and is closely watched by the critics. Hergesheimer wrote 'Tolable David' while he was living in the mountains of Virginia. The story portrays the real-life conditions of the mountain people and is…