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: 1924-05-29
Summary:

Wicked old New York, its unsavoury dives, its white lights, its cafes and cabarets, is shown as a voracious dragon slaying all adventures in the Warner Brothers screen version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'The Beautiful and Damned,' featuring Marie Prevost, which is showing at…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-02
Summary:

One of the most spectacular pictures made this year comes to the World Theatre with the showing of William P.S. Earle's photodramatic sensation. 'The Dancer of the Nile,' is a story which is based on the early life of King 'Tut' and features Carmel Myers, in the role of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-05
Summary:

Would the discovery of the Luxor tombs of Kings by Carnavon have been as interesting if they only contained the body of a Prince instead of a former King of Egypt? The true story of those earlier days of romance is in 'The Dancer of the Nile' now showing at the World Theatre. The cast…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-16
Summary:

To the movie patrons of this Colony comes the announcement that 'Brass,' a screen adaptation of the powerful novel of the same name by Charles G. Norris, will be shown here at the World Theatre. The novel discusses marriage and divorce from all angles. The transposition of the story to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-19
Summary:

Monte Blue and Marie Prevost, as fine a combination of screen players as ever took leading honours, made things hum with action in 'Brass,' which came yesterday to the World Theatre as the feature attraction of the bill. 'Brass' is the screen adaptation from Charles G. Norris…

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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: 1924-06-27
Summary:

Bavu,' the weird mystery picture which is showing at the World Theatre stands out as one of the most engaging evening's entertainment seen here in a long time. It is a Universal-Jewel production adapted from the play of the last New York stage season, written by Earl Carroll. '…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-01
Summary:

Persons who have curiosity as to just how much laughing they can stand without collapse should go to the World Theatre where '40 Horse Hawkin's,' the latest Gibson production is being screened for the last time. For genuine humour requiring none of the usual upholstering to '…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-03
Summary:

Main Street' opened yesterday at the World Theatre for a week's run with Florence Vidor and Monte Blue in the featured roles. 'Main Street,' in the novel form by Sinclair Lewis, was the most widely discussed book ever published in America, not excepting even 'Uncle Tom…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-07
Summary:

For those who want to step out of the routine of workday life into the atmosphere of refreshing comedy, one can do no better than to recommend Hoot Gibson's new Universal western feature, 'Ride for Your Life,' now showing at the World Theatre. Edward Sedgwick, who directed the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-10
Summary:

The very highest type of entertainment is embodied in Warner Bros' screen classic, 'Daddies,' adapted from David Belasco stage success of the same time, which opened yesterday at the World Theatre. Here is a picture that furnishes all that good entertainment demands. Film synopsis…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

There is nothing to forgive, and it will be a long while before you forget the new C. B. C. feature, 'Forgive and Forget,' which opened at the Theatre last night. There is a real story in 'Forgive and Forget,' and a real idea underlying the story. The theme is one that will…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-07
Summary:

The World Theatre is now showing a picture in nine reels, based on the famous romance by Victor Marguerite, adapted to the screen by Armand Du Plessy. The Café Napolitan, the Vaudeville, both famous palaces of joy, are elegant, with beautiful women whose movements are full of art and charm.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-13
Summary:

All the buoyant spirit of youth, the homely philosophy and breezy action with which the noted author, H. C. Witwer, always invests his stories has been retained in 'The 4th Musketeer,' Johnnie Walker's latest and most engrossing starring vehicle, revealed for the first time at the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-14
Summary:

Miss Laura La Plante, who makes her debut as a screen star in 'Excitement,' the comedy now showing at the World Theatre, is a product of the film company's dramatic school at Universal City. The pretty actress began her career as an extra girl and worked up through the stages of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-15
Summary:

Johnnie Walker's admirers were delighted last night when his latest offering 'The 4th Musketeer,' was thrown on the screen for the first time at the World Theatre. The play, which is from the Cosmopolitan Magazine story of the same name, by H. C. Witwer, presents a formula to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-16
Summary:

H. C. Witwer, who wrote 'The 4th Musketeer,' which shows for the last time today at the World Theatre, is one of the most prolific writers of short stories among American literati. He achieved fame with a series of syndicated baseball stories later issued in book form, 'From…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-19
Summary:

The blinding flash in a hotel room revealed a man and a woman. A camera clicked simultaneously, ensnaring two lives. Little these two innocent victims realised that moment that they were being made the prey of blackmailers. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-25
Summary:

There's a chuckle for the glum and laughter in plenty for the light-hearted in 'Broadway or Bust,' the new Hoot Gibson comedy which opened last night at the World Theatre. The story, written by Edward Sedgwick, who directed the picture, and Raymond L. Schrock, reflects the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-26
Summary:

Hoot Gibson has gained a reputation as one of the most natural comedians of the screen, and his starring vehicle, 'Broadway or Bust,' a special Universal-Gibson production, directed by Edward Sedgwick, has been heralded as one of the funniest of the stories written for him. The picture…