Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

HAYWARD'S PICTURES.

The chief picture. at His Majesty's Theatre last evening was a detective story entitled "Nick Winter and the Kidnappers." The film has been well prepared, but the detective story told by illustration needs to be exceptionally good to be sufficiently entertaining. As the "penny dreadful" is relegated to the back-ground by all. readers excepting boys of tender age, so the detective picture story grows 1 tiresome, the many., cunning little devices employed being well-known to ipictufe-film frequenters. Last night's, however, was as good as the average detective story.. It had the advantage of being beauti-' fully coloured, and the-setting is attractive. A ganec of rogues kidnapped the widow and child of a French nobleman (wlio, in a fit of anger, had banished his son), because they knew that the old gentleman had repented of his harsh decision and wanted to make amends by treating the widow and child well. One of the gang impersonated the widow, and the others got. into the marquis's services _ Tinder,, the guise of being friends of his late son. A "famous detective" was called in owing to thefts having occurred; and, as the tale unfolded, scenes varied' and exciting enough to satisfy the most exacting lover of sensation occurred. The story.,as..usual, ended with honours for the detective and the confession of the criminals. "Fiancee and the I airy was a drama belonging more to the realm of fairyland than a materialistic world. Some scenes of the Wellington strike were vivid, and "How Coke is manufactured" was of interest ■ from. an industrial point of view. "A Muddy Romance," was funny, but remarkable for exaggeration more than anything else. TTie^best appreciated film was.the latest edition of "The Gaumont Graphic"— an exceptionally good number. The programme will be repeated to-night.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG19140213.2.10.3

Bibliographic details

HAYWARD'S PICTURES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

Word Count
294

HAYWARD'S PICTURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8793, 13 February 1914

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working