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: 1909-10-06
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – Your excellent editorial note of today regarding cinematograph pictures deserves more than passing consideration. Apart altogether from the question as to whether such pictures are intended to educate or amuse the public, there remains the fact that they can be made…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-17
Summary:

Mr. Robert Bores and his Company delighted a large audience at the Star Theatre last night with their interesting and varied programme which ranges through the whole gamut of vaudeville.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-19
Summary:

Cinema-goers who saw 'The Roaring Road' will be interested to learn that Wallace Reid's second motor car racing picture. 'Excuse My Dust,' is now showing at the Star Theatre. Like its predecessor, based on an original magazine story, 'Excuse My Dust' is the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-22
Summary:

With the names of Cecil B. de Mille and Gloria Swanson – household words in the cinema world – stamped on the picture, Kowloon theatre-goers will consider themselves fortunate as 'Something to Think About' is to be put on for three days at the Star Theatre from today. Gloria's…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-23
Summary:

Gloria Swanson is the star featured in 'Something to Think About' for the rest of the week at the Star Theatre, Kowloon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-24
Summary:

Some people have expressed a mild dislike to pictures of America's Wild West. This, however, should be no reason for staying away from the screening of 'The Virginian,' which is running at the Queen's Theatre till Monday. Rolling pastures served only as the background, with…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-30
Summary:

In 'Idols of Clay,' the picture at the Star Theatre this weekend, George Fitzmaurice has taken a story by Ouida Bergere that fairly runs the gamut of human virtues and weaknesses and unfolded its action against a series of settings. As in his previous productions, he is assisted by the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-09
Summary:

This evening the chief attraction is a fine open-air Western film called 'The Ramblin' Kid,' in which that engaging young cowboy Hoot Gibson plays the leading role as a restless soul ever seeking adventures. Coupled with 'The Rambling Kid' is another picture called…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-10
Summary:

Mack Sennet [sic]'s great feature comedy, 'The Cross Roads of New York,' which achieved marked success in the Coronet Theatre, is the outstanding attraction at the Star Theatre this evening. This is the Colony's last chance of seeing this picture, for it is being shown the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-11
Summary:

Anyone pleasure bent this evening should not fail to note that the Star Theatre is offering a special attraction, one which will be available tonight only. This is the farewell concert of the Scottish singer Mr. William Heughan. Mr. Heughan needs no introduction to local audiences, having sung…

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

At the Star Theatre, Kowloon, last night, Mr. William Heughan, the well-known Scottish singer delighted a large audience with good measure, from his wonderful repertoire. It is long since we had such a vocalist in our midst and so far as Hongkong is concerned it can truly be said that in…

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

The Star Theatre should again be a Mecca for pleasure seekers today when a new attraction is offered. This is the special engagement of Holt and Sawyer, versatile performers from Dick Norton's Globe Trotters. Among their brightest items is the latest comedy creation, 'The Mid-night…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-13
Summary:

Kowloon audiences are now enjoying the treat the Star Theatre is offering in the special engagement direct from the Carlton, Shanghai, of Holt and Sawyer, two clever Dick Norton performers who are submitting an admirable programme of dance, melody and mirth. Supplementing their show is an…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-14
Summary:

At the Star Theatre last night, Holt and Sawyer, who are here on a short visit after a season with the Midnight Follies at the Carlton, Shanghai, had an excellent reception. Bright comedy burlesques are their forte and last night they gave 'My beautiful lady' and 'Salome Dance.…

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

That cowboy, William S. Hart comes to the Star Theatre this evening in the best picture of his career. It is called 'The Toll Gate' and deals with the rugged days of the olden West. Film synopsis included. Anna Q. Nilsson invests the part of Mary Brown with great charm, while Bill Hart…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-26
Summary:

The greatest legitimate dramatic production the screen has ever seen' – that is the praise which the Moving Picture World bestowed upon 'Midsummer Madness,' the film version of Cosmo Hamilton's novel, 'His Friend and His Wife.' That this praise is not exaggerated…

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

Curiously enough for a week that saw the advent of Midsummer's Day that Star Theatre in Kowloon is showing a picture called 'Midsummer Madness.' Made by the well-known producer William de Mille, the picture is the film version of Cosmo Hamilton's novel, 'His Friend and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-30
Summary:

George Arliss is one of America's greatest stage actors, and when appears in a movie play, the public can be sure that the movie play is a good one, not for acting alone but also for the story and the screening. How true this is can be seen from 'The Silent Voice,' the big George…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-02
Summary:

Losing his bride during the first hour of their honeymoon is the unhappy fate of the young husband in 'East to Get,' the comedy photoplay showing at the Star Theatre for the last time tonight. The bride is played by Marguerite Clark. She is supported by a cast headed by Harrison Ford…

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

Newspaper writers are often unable to resist the picturesque but the first who said that the 'heartbeats of humanity throb through ‘Salvation Nell,' Whitman Bennett's masterpiece,' was not very far wrong as anybody visiting the Star Theatre this evening can see for himself.…