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