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AMUSEMENTS.

HAY WARD'S PICTURES

Hay ward's pictures were screened to a good audience las; Friday even ing despite very rough weather. The film "Tigris" was an especially fine film, which instructively recalls Robert Louis; Stevenson's famous, novel of a duel personality, "Dr Hyde," for it too deals with a man presumably leading a ropp9cfable life, who has another and darker s'de to his char ac»er. A thrilling detective story, interwoven with a love affair, in which Tigris, the leader of a gang of desperadoes, whose nefarious oper tuions have long terrorised society, is brought ..to-, justice, Another fine drama was •'OpitsfthV a iiitn'ple" Htiny of Indian devotion. s Opitsah (the sweetheart}, 'saves McGuire, e'wbibn man, from'a lynching. She loves him and the secret of bis mine, but he for. i gets all her devotion, and leaves her to spend his fortune. He returns, I with his mother, to the place where he struck it rich, and there finds the faithful Opitsah, whom he at lat-t j marries, and they are happy always. ! The school,'children were admitted free of charge last Friday. i 1 The chief films that will be shown at the pictures to-night are " Mrs Lirriper's *"0n !tbe Threshold." ' The story of " Mrs j.Lirriper's Legacy" is as follows :— f Mrs , Lirripei'e adopted grandson, 'Johnny Lirriper, is sent to a boarding school, and just before his* vacation Mrs Lirriper receives a visit froti. t;e French Consul telling her ,tlm.,an Englishman" who is sick at Gtnp, France, has made her bis sole boir. She is puzzled, and she and the Major and Jemmy go to see him, They aie shown into his room. At first he is so changed that she does not re cog nise him, but when be looks at her she sees it is Jemmy's father, Edson, who deserted bis wife. Jemmy kisses his father, whom he thinks a stranger, and at his request prays God to for give him, and clasping his child's band, Edson passes away. The description pf "On the Threshold" is as follows:—Dick CartrHgn, though .possessed of a domes! ic nafure, loves bis wife and child, but they quarrel because the. wife has arranged to go' to a theatre with a mutual friend. The gentleman calls with bis auto, but as Mrs Cartridge is about to enter the machine she regrets the engagement, and decides to visit her mother. The in a bad humour, dresses to go drops in front of the fire in an easy chair. There he dreams of the beautiful incidents of the past—the wooing. Then the child creeps into the room, olirabs on bis lap. Presently the mother returns and sees the sweet'picture. He admits his fault, and all ends happily.

■ A number of other very attractive films will be screened.

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AMUSEMENTS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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AMUSEMENTS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4396, 15 May 1914

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