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There was a good attendance at His Majesty's i'heatre last night, when Alice Brady was starred in a Select feature, entitled 'The Whirlpool." The story is that of a girl used as decoy in a gambling den, who finds 'herself finally in the horrible position of having compassed her own lover's downfall. To save him, Alice Brady, as Bella Cayello, contrives to gain the affections of her lover's judge, and marries him. The story now moves swiftly. to the inevitable climax, the exposure of the cruel fraud practised on the judge, the clearing of the lover's name, and- the "poetic justice" meted out to the real culprit. The picture closes rather strangely with the 'heroline, in the judge's arms—-the onlookers questioned what had become of the lover, : :who was the motive inspiring the drama. In addition to the star picture, there was shown a Pathe Gazette of unusual interest, a topical film depicting the Lancashire Fusiliers in training, and a most interesting pictorial account of the work of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in France. The comic element is provided by a Triangle feature, ''The Finishing Touch," the fun being staged in the offices of a male-corset . manufacturer. The programme will be screened again to-night at' the benefit for the Returned Soldiers' Association..

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919