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' "The Call" was the title of the chief picture in the new programme at His Majesty's Theatre' 1 last evening, and it i proved a very absorbing story. The actors and actresses were better than usual, their powerful work gave to the picture a realness above that of the ordinary photo-drama. The story is one of sadness and has not the usual happy ending. Ed. Wilson is happily married, but received visits from a friend named Tom .Hughes, who had forniefrly been a suitor for his wife's hand, and who works in the same office with him. Hughes sows discontent in the home; and the husband, discouraged by his wife's infidelity, takes to drink, and eventually loses his position through a grave oversight. Thinking it better for her happiness, he leaves his wife, and is helped to change his identity by an accident to a train upon which he is travelling. The mishap to the train has been well prepared and appears almost too real, apparently dead bodies and limbs being visible among the smoking ruins of the burning carriages. Two years later the unfortunate man's wife is married to Hiighes, and the husband (who in the meantime becomes enormously wealthy) returns. He hears of his wife's marriage, a'nd"that*his old chum has illtreated her. He finally enters the house, and in a struggle is shot and dies a few moments after Hughes, his victim. "The NewY Zealand Animated News," picturing naval and military sports, was a very good number,'and a study in flowers, showing some beautiful blooms, met with ©very day, was warmly applauded. "Spots on the Oregon," proved a film of interest and of educational "value, and "The Doctor's Duty" pointed a good moral and illustrated the sacrifices a medical man !is at times called upon to make. "A iDeal in Oil" was a light drama of some ■ merit with a merry vein running through it, while "Tommy's First Love 'Affair" provoked a good deal of laughYer and was an excellent example of I the art of picture-faking. "The Gau- : naont Graphic" was as interesting as usual., The programme will be repeated I to-night.

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HAYWARD'S PICTURES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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HAYWARD'S PICTURES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8799, 20 February 1914

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