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: 1924-05-06 - 1924-05-10
Summary:

Cynthia Stockley's 'Ponjola' will be screened at the conclusin of the record breaking run of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.' May 10 Remarks: It's a First National attraction. Film plot included.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-10 - 1924-05-13
Summary:

Today till Tuesday at 2.30, 5.15, 7.15 & 9.15 p.m., Anna Q. Nillson [sic] in 'Ponjola,' Buster Keaton in 'Convict 13.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-10
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' exhibiting medieval Paris and 'Ponjola' showing modern South Africa. The former is based on Victor Hugo's romance and the latter is the film version of the recent novel of the same name.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-12
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening Victor Hugo's romance 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' which is followed by the screening of the film version of Cynthia Stockley's novel of the same name 'Ponjola.' The film stars Anna Q. Nillson [sic] and captures the author's strong…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-13
Summary:

Although 'Ponjola' is the major attraction at the Coronet Theatre, many people are finding the comedy even more enjoyable, depicting as it does Buster Keaton in his funniest role to date. Buster is playing golf when he is knocked senseless by a golf ball. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-12-22
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-05
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-04-05
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-10
Summary:

From Victor Hugo's romance 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' to 'Ponjola,' Coronet has taken both of them wisely. First National's 'Ponjola' is starred by Anna Q. Nilsson and James Kirkwood. Film synopsis included.

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Headline: Ponjola'
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-12
Summary:

Photoplays need not all be as magnificent as Victor Hugo's 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.' 'Ponjola' is the screen version of Cynthia Stockley's novel of the same name, starring Anna Q. Nillson, as the current attraction of Coronet.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-13
Summary:

Although 'Ponjola' is the major attraction at the Coronet Theatre, many people are finding that the comedy of Buster Keaton is even more funnier.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-07-11
Summary:

The Dirty Dog Morris' is a film version of a story by Guy de Maupassant, star by new screen comedian M. Rimsky; 'Infatuation' a French film starred by Ivan Mosjoukine, Natalie Limenko and Nicholas Koline are featured; 'Ponjola' a First National picture adapted by Cynthia…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-08 - 1924-05-09
Summary:

Ponjola.' Illustration included.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-09 - 1924-05-09
Summary:

Latest Newspapers from home praise 'Ponjola.' Film critiques from The Cinema, Evening News, The Referee and The Kinematograph included.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-10 - 1924-05-10
Summary:

It was by no means an easy matter to choose a picture to follow 'The Hunchback'! After carefully considering the claims of 'One Arabian Night,' 'Peacock Alley,' 'Suds,' 'Kindred of the Dust' and a dozen other first-class attractions in our…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-12 - 1924-05-13
Summary:

It keeps you guessing! That is probably the reason why, apart from the brilliant acting of the all-star cast and the unfamiliar setting. 'Ponjola' is such excellent entertainment. And then there is also Buster Keaton in another side-splitting comedy, 'Convict 13.' May 12…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-13 - 1924-05-13
Summary:

The Coronet has the pictures. Take for instance, 'Ponjola.' By the way, the last showing is tonight.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-10
Summary:

Having won instant success as a novel, 'Ponjola,' which comes to the Coronet Theatre as the feature attraction this evening, is likely to prove even more popular as a film. Anna Q. Nilsson is very captivating in the lead role. James Kirkwood is in the chief male role.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-12
Summary:

Predictions that Hongkong cinema-goers would find 'Ponjola' an enjoyable film was completely fulfiled during the weekend when this fine film version of Cynthia Stockley's novel drew large audiences to the Coronet Theatre. Anna Q. Nilllson [sic] and James Kirkwood take the leading…