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AMUSEMENTS

QUEEN'S THEATRE.

A change of programme was effected at Ihe Queen's Theatre to-day, and will bo continusd this evening. The programme !s a particularly good one, the mastei piece being a K.B. film entitled 'Love Versus Duty.' This excellent film depicts howDan Kully, who is a leader of a gang of waggon thieves, keeps his daughter Mary in a convent and in ignorance of his real life. He is taken ill, and unablo to make his regular visit to Mary, and writes a letter to the mother superior, telling her that, although ho is very ill, she must under no circumstances "allow Maiy to come and see him, as she has never been In a city, and may get lost. Mary, however, goes in search of her father, snd is rescued fron a gang of toughs by Detective Callahan, who take? her to tho address given her by her father, and is much surprised to find that he is a saloon-keener. Although Kully is angry at hi? daughter for finding him, he makes the best oi it, and decides to keep her at home. He rents a better house, and establishes Mary in her new home with a housekeeper. Callahan gets on the track of the waggon thieves, and finds a bolt of silk that has been recently stoljn in Mary's home. Marv lei's him a hicnfl of her fnthpr has sold it to him. The police, headed by Callahan, make a raid on the thieves' rendezvous. Kully is discovered, and Kully overpowers the detective, but recognises him as the man who befriended his datighter. He saves hi; life. Callahan is injured, is taken to the hospital, whi'e Kully escape?. leaving a »icit3 for Mary telling her he ha* been ciUed nwiy on busness. Some very dramatic and startling situations nr? evolved, and the tiry may be described a.*, a thrilling on.\ The supporting fi"tnrcs include war specials, showing the Servian army There are also comedies and some interesting films from the Australian Gazette.' PLAZA PTCTTJRFS. Chief amoiu a. splendid offering of enlircly new pictures submitted nt the Pla« fodav i« a thrilling drama in which the pcpi.lar Lieut. Darinc; m,M;« his reappear-; finer. ' O.H.M.S.' is a really fine picture of ita type, and *h? story r.umot fail to anpeal to one. Daring is about to rejoin hk shin, but at the eleventh hour. »o to epeak, he learns of a dastardly o'ot which is beinj hatched to interfere with crtnin of London's great reservoirs. He obtains ; leave to investigate, and bv a series ■>[ j clever moves worthy of a naval man hohling a commission in His Majesty's Navy, j succeeds in preventing what mi/ht woll have been an appalling disaster, and capturing spien v. ho are in the service of a fereisrn Toirer. As may bo readily conceited, the a?tion ot the play is eufli cierdly rapid to h-;ld one's interest from start to finish. The Majestic film '.Miniature Portrait' is splendidlv acted, while the story, \i bieh deals with the wrongful acctisation of a v.-if« infidelity, is inter Eating, ai'd at time? there are come reailv tensely dramatic situations. Philip Sinalley, who was one of tho principal actors in 'lhe Ro?ary.' pl.iys the princijal part in u charmhig drama entitled 'Clo.-ed Gates' Other stock filiivs include ' Universal Ike in Battle Royal' (comic). 'Eclair Journal' {topical), and"'The Lone Route' (comedy). As a special attraction the management will present some of the latest_ war picture;?, including the Zeppelin raid on Ostend. PRINCESS THEATRE. The reopening of the Princess Theatre by the Brennan-Fuller management for a fortnight from nest Monday, shnuid be heartily welcomed by Duuedtn lovers of vaudeville, who have greatly missed this form of entertainment lately. A strong "bill" is to be presented. One of the "stars" is the "Great Westen,"' an artist in life portraits of celebrities, past and present. He is stated to be one of the finest exponents of this art of entertain ment that has ever visited the Dominion, and his representations of notable people have received much praise from tho critics of the Commonwealth. This performer will be supported by an accomplished combination of vaudeville artists. The box plan i-, now open at the Dresden. HIS MAJESTY'S. j Mr and Mrs Graham Moffat and their talented company of Scottish players scored a big success last evening, when they presented for the third time their delightful comedy "Bunty Pulls the Strings.' 'Each ciiTtain was the signal for a prolonged burst of applause, and frequently between the Sina work of tho author and authoress, Mias Ella Young as Bunty, and Mr Abie Barker as Rah was tangibly recognised. Bunty will pul! the strings again to-night, so to speak". KING'S THEATRE. Tho war pictures are drawing big audiences to the King's Theatre nightly, and to-night in addition a very fine film entitled ' With the Servian Army' will be screened. Chief among tha ordinary films is a drama ' Death Sign at High Noon.' HAYWARDS' PICTURES. Tho Hay ward management hold a big trump card in the ehape of the special war pictures. A new film giving an insight Into the life of the Servian army will be lcreened to-night.

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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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AMUSEMENTS Issue 15648, 12 November 1914

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