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ENTERTAINMENTS.

HAYWARD'S PICTURES.

The story of " The Ironmaster," the chief film at His Majesty's Theatre last evening is, no doiibt, an absorbing tale, and had the audience been looking upon real actors and actresses and listening to the spoken lines instead of gazing upon animated likenesses in the pictorial representation, undoubtedly there would have'been much to thrill and interest., all 'through the piece. The acting is very natural, but at times there is not sufficient life in it to obtain: the best effect from the moving picture standpoint. The old old story of Jove threads its way through the piece, but on account of the Duke de Bligny's empty purse he jilts his sweetheart and marries the daughter of a rich merchant;' His former sweetheart visits the ironworks of Phillipe Derblay, who falls in love with her despite her.. 1 disdain, and, piqued with the Duke, -she marries the Ironmaster, without love ■■ for him. In the end she grows to love him for his nobility of character, and an exciting scene occurs; where her husband and her quondam lover are fighting a duel and she throws herself between them and is wounded. But the wound is only slight—and so the story ends happily. " Fedor" is a very fine dramagraph. The ! fine acting of a couple of well-trained dogs and exciting fights between smugglers and coastguards are quite forgotten in the admiration that the charming setting of the picture calls forth. It is at one% beautiful, rugged, and majestic, and includes a magnificent waterfall; the photography is very fine, and artistic skill has beon displayed in its colouring. "Maki-PK Walking jSticks" is an educational picture of interest, and " Mixed Identities "is a tale in which great confusion arises through '■„ the remarkable likeness of two daughters, respectively loved by two bosom friends. "Mabel's Stratagem" is an acceptable comedy. The programme will be repeated to-night.

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ENTERTAINMENTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 25 February 1914

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ENTERTAINMENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 25 February 1914

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