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His Majesty's Theatre was packed last evening for, the first screening of the National Million-dollar Chaplin Super-Comedy,, starring Charlie Chaplin in ■" A Doe's Life." The magic of the name .was siifficient to raise .expectant laughter, which was more than justified right from the commencement of the film, where Charlie was shown at "Dawn" wrapt in innocent slumber From then on the fun been me fast nnd furious, and taxed the risible faculties of the picture patrons to their utmost. Chaplin cave inimitable demonstrations of how to dodge policemen, of fleecing a pie-cart man, of sheltering from fire under the. paranet of a pie-cart, of foxtrotting de luxe, and of the latest agriculture. Incidentally, he introduced a range of characters quite unique in expression and overpoweringly humorous in their presentation. That Charlie had excelled himself in this picture was the universal opinion last night. " A Dog's Life will be screened again this evening

Those who remember the fascinating screen drama " Tess of the Storm Country" will welcome the sequel to it. which is entitled "The Senrnt of the Storm Country." This is a Select production, and is to be shown to-night and to-morrow nipht. It is a play in which wifehood is rutted against motherhood in a terrific struggle for supremacy. Norma Talmadge has a powerful emotional role as a young girl who is deserted in her hour of most need by the man who is responsible for her plight. " Unhappiness is all you've ever given "me." she exclaimed as the. man who had deserted her at las^ tried to claim his share of the love of their child. Prices 2s Id and Is Id to-night; usual prices to-morrow night.

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9604, 8 May 1919