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The initial screening of the picture drama " I Want My Children," in His Majesty's Theatre last night, attracted a large attendance, and it seems safe to state that no one left the theatre disappointed. The principal characters in the drama were a wealthy young mine manager, played by W. Desmond, and the pretty daughter of a Wall Street broker, interpreted by Alma Rubens. The story opened with scenes at a rich sold mine in Western America, at the time of a visit of a party >, of sightseers from New York. Included in the party was a charming girl with whom the manager become deeply ifatuated. While escorting her throueh the lowest depths of the mine water burst into the shaft. After some moments of intense excitement, however, the party was rescued from what appeared wouid end in certain death. Scenes then changed to life in the city of New York, where the mine manager had gone partly on business and partly to renew the acquaintance of the girl with whom he had been enamoured. Some time later fhey were married, and shortly after another man came on the scenes Tiring of lier . husband, -the frivolous young wife went joy-riding with..her ■unscrupulous friend 1, who'endeavoured to secure for her a-divorce. The eirl at this stage made attempts to avert motherhood, and the husband, n, lover of children, thinking that she ■had gone to extremes, accused ■. her of murder, and returned to his gold mine broken-hearted. The husband's severe reprimanding changed the girl's mind. She had not gone so far as her husband had been, led to believe, and subsequently choosing ' the straight path in life, returned to the mine with a baby, much to tlit3 delight of the deceived husband. The story ended with a scene of reconciliation. The story, which was well produced, was followed with close, interest. The picture will be screened again this evening..

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ENTERTAINMENTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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ENTERTAINMENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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