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One of Pathe's latest achievements I is to filmatise Wilkie Collins' masterpiece, "The Woman in White,"'..and it is being screened ,at His Majesty's Theatre. to-night and on Wednesday night, with Florence la Badie as the heroine. The picture is said, to do full jxistioe to the book and to reproduce in a surprising manner the weird atmosphere of suspense which is such a striking feature of the story. The â– story ,teUs how Sir Percival Glyde marries Laura Fairlie for her money, and then schemes witli Fosco to put her out of the way. The woman in white is a half-witted girl named' Ann, and she greatly resembles Laura. When Ann. dies, GLyde and Fosco substitute her dead body for Laura, whom tfhey plaoe in a lunatic asylum as Aim. The way is thus apparently open for them to appropriate Laura's estate, but they reckon without the interference of Marian, who is Laura's sis-, ter, or of Hartridge who is in love with and loved by Laura. It is a long and exciting road to the unexpected denouement, and the interest is held at a state of high tension throughout. Florence la Badie pliays the dual roles of Laura and Ann with wonderful effect, and the supporting cas.t has been finely chosen.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919