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A large and delighted attendance witnessed the screening of the new programme of pictures and the vaudeville turn by the Gilberts in His Majesty's Theatre last evening. The latter are comedy sketch artists, whose clever uud original patter put the audience into convulsions of Laughter Their, turn was bright and wholesome and should prove a strong drawing card to-night, when they will make their final appearance. The star pic turo was a Pathe production, entitlec "The Woman in White." It un ! folded tho story of Laura Fairlie ! (Florence La Badie), who, in accord mice with her father's dying request married Sir Percival Clyde (Richarc It. Neil), despite her better judgment her love for Hartridgo (Wayne Aroy) jand the constant warnings of Anr ! (also interpreted by Florence Lf Bade), a half-witted girl. After the marriage Glyde .and his confederate Fosco (Arthur Bower), schemed to pul Laura out of the way in order to obtain nossession of her fortune. The body of Ann, whose death was caused by Foeco, was substituted for Laura during the night, while she was carried off to an asylum. It was only through the redoubled efforts of Marian, Laura's sister, Hartridge and a man who was able to prove that Glyde and Fosco were criminals, that virtue finally triumphed. /The supporting subjects were . a 1 " Co-operative Weekly" and a Christie comedy. The programme will be repeated to-night.

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ENTERTAINMENTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9609, 14 May 1919

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ENTERTAINMENTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9609, 14 May 1919

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