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It is stated there is an unusual and very idyllic clement'in the Goldwyn feature "Joan of Plattsburg," which is to b9 shevs-n at His ■ tonight and to-morrow night. Mabel! Norinand is the star, but she plays a part totally unlike- anything s'he_ has previously dono. Instead of being a merry little lady always up to pranks she becomes :ui ignorant waif, who hears the story of Joan of Arc, and is immediately seized with a desire to do similar deeds Tor her own country. The desire is apparently realised because she starts hearing "voices" in a most mysterious manner, and acting on a sudden impulse she tells all about them to a young American officer, who lias ! previously done her a kindness. The result is quit- surprising, and the way in whidh she thereby succeeds in doing "a great service for .. her country makes a vigorous and exciting climax to a fine story. A pveasing feature of the drama i.s the transition of Joan from tho homeless waif to a smart young-lady, and this rounds off a love theme of great beauty. The story is' a delightful welding of pathos .and fantasy, and although it is based on a war happening this aspect is merely i incidental.

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9583, 10 April 1919

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