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: 1924-05-17
Summary:

Chefalo and Palermo, the noted magicians, are opening a four-day season at the Queen 's Theatre. Palermo will always be remembered for the staging of the 'Garden of Mystery' previously seen in this Colony. Genuine sympathy and real intelligence are displayed by the cast of '…

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

At the Queen's Theatre at 5.15 and 9.15 tonight, the famous magicians, Chefalo and Palermo, will repeat their programme which attracted such large audiences on Friday and Saturday. Commencing today, 'Determination,' a stupendous ten-reel film play will be exhibited at the Queen…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-20
Summary:

A scenic gem is, without exaggeration, the most fitting description of 'Determination,' the ten-reel feature which starts at the Queen's Theatre today for a few days' run. Film synopsis included. One of the most ambitious scenes is that of a Paris night club where the elite…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-20
Summary:

The Queen's Theatre has been able to secure an extension of the Chefalo and Palermo company for three days as from today. This company will always be assured of a welcome in the Far East where they are old favourites. They will be supported by different pictures – a serial at the earlier…

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

Genuine merit has been the cause of success which has attended the performances by the Chefalo and Palermo troupe of magicians at the Queen's Theatre where they will be on view today and tomorrow. At the 5.15 and 9.15 shows at the Queen's 'Determination,' a film dealing with…

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

Screen tragedy almost became real tragedy when a revolver in the hands of Kenneth Harlan exploded prematurely, seriously injured the screen hero and temporarily stopping production work on 'The Virginian,' which is now playing at the Queen's Theatre.

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

The Virginian' will be exhibited at the Queen's Theatre from today till Monday.

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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: 1924-05-26
Summary:

Tonight will be the final showing of 'The Virginian,' at the Queen's Theatre. The portrayal of Owen Wister's famous classic has given a wonderful picture to the movie world. One should not more miss seeing this picture than miss a picturization of Shakespeare's work. It…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-27
Summary:

Countless film features have been shown here with Norma Talmadge in the starring role. This is perfectly true of 'The Wonderful Thing,' a First National picture directed by Herbert Brenon. Harrison Ford is also in the film and there is also the novelty of a real American society leader…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-29
Summary:

For the last time tonight, Hongkong cinema-goers will have an opportunity of seeing 'The Face in the Dark' starring Mae Marsh who made such a hit in 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Intolerance.' 'The Face in the Dark' is the current feature at the Queen's…

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

Youth to Youth,' which will be presented at the Queen's Theatre from tonight till Monday, tells a wholesome and entertaining story of the troubles of a musical comedy star whose reputation is being damaged by unjust scandal. Film plot included. Billie Dove as the actress gives a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-31
Summary:

Those who were present at the Queen's Theatre for last night's showing of 'Youth to Youth' describe it as a good story played by a well-selected cast. Billie Dove as the musical comedy actress. Cullen Landis is quite up to his reputation in the part of the hero who almost…

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

Viola Dana displays her effective talents as a comedienne to considerable advantage in 'Seeing's Believing,' the Metro picture which finishes at the Queen's Theatre tonight. As Diana Webster, a millionaire orphan, her motto is 'Don't believe all that you see.'…

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

Nobody's Kid,' showing at the Queen's Theatre for the last time tonight, gives Mae Marsh a role which allows her full scope for the expression of that pathetic appeal and sympathy of her quaint personality. Film plot included. On no account should one miss the scenes where the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-20
Summary:

One would infer from the title of the screenplay that 'Maytime' was a picture essentially for the kiddies. This, however, is not so. On the other hand, it presents a picture of three generations, with many unique situations which are made lifelike by clever acting and skillful…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-21
Summary:

Film synopsis included. So much for the story of 'Maytime,' the weekend attraction at the Queen's Theatre, and which will be presented at all performances till Monday inclusive. Each period dovetails with its predecessor and successor and Ethel Shannon, in the portrayal of the…

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

Glass Houses,' the current feature at the Queen's Theatre, is a good picture in that it is amusing, exciting and is quite original. Viola Dana is the heroine and she is supported by Gaston Glass. The programme is made up by a newsreel which is interesting although some of the events…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
Summary:

Laughs and probably a tear or two will be provided when Gasnier's 'Mother-in-Law' [sic] is shown here. It is not, as some may think, a burlesque on that much-maligned relative, but an effort to prove that she is just as much a mother as a mother by birth, with an additional child…