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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914
QUEEN'S THEATRE. Tho etory of how Chief-detective John Constant solved tho "mystery of the stolen documents" is one of' absorbing interest, and patrons of the New Queen's Theatre may settle themselves' to enjoy ft "thriller" of unusial merit. The scene is set in what ia known as "society circles," and the cause of all the trouble is a woman's resentment of her husband's apparent neglect. Sir Joseph Curton, Minister of Justice has received from the Minister of Internal Affair* an important document for perusal, and this is stolen from a burenu while his back is turned. Now er.teis the chief detective, summoned hurriedly, and suspicion falls upon Paul Vernon, Sir Joseph's private secretary. At a fete_ next day, however, the watchful chief notices Ladv Curton purposely drop her fan, which ; s picked up by" a Mr Bartlett (who, desnito his name, is a Portuguese) and restored, but not until the gallant gentleman has glanced at what was subsequently found to he a message written, upon it. By obtaining the fan and reading the message the detective is enabled to be present, with his assistants, at a meeting between "Ladv Cr-rtin and Rartlett at th-j "Grand Hotel," and a dramatic climax results in the recovery of the precious document. The ince"tive for Lady Curton's treachery is, as before stated, her resentment of her husband's Jack of attention. \nd this drives her into a flirtation with the Portuguese, who us-fs her letters to him as a lever to gain possession of the secret treaty in which his country is interested. The litie daughter of Sir John and Lady Curton acts the part of peacemaker, and -all ends happily. It is a tale of romance and mystery that should prove popular. Many requests having l>een made to the management for the continuance of the Kevstono scream 'The Knockout,' this comedy of comedies will be kept on till the. end of the week. This trill he good Kirs for those who delight in a good, healthy laiiL'h, and these happv folk will have additional food for merriment in a new Runny film, in which the bulky and popular hero has a dream, and dreams, of all things in the world, of buying a hareni. The results are remarkable, "and must be m*h to be appreciated. The picture of the race for the. Melbourne Cup, from start to finish, is one of the best of tho support?, which also include 'The Defence of A'ost,' ' Mons Gaston, from Paris,' 'Fior:ls of Norway,' and 'Making Koumiss in the Caucasus.' PLAZA PICTURES. A new and attractive programme was screened at tho Plaza Pictures to-day. Tho chief picture, ' Finder Prints,' is a sensational detective drama, abounding; in incidents of a mysterious nature. Tho story tells of tho adventures of Richard Neal. a private investigator, whoso thrilling episodes in his detectivo work keep the spectator on tho tip-toe of excitement. Three most latighahlo comedies calculated to £ive the onlooker a hearty and healthy laugh are included in the programme. They tiro entitled 'Boarder's Mistake,' 'Fidget's Superstition,' and 'Bos of Real Turkish.' The 'Eclair Journal' includes views from the scenes of war, which should prove of considerable interest. Tho first series of six extracts in the beauty competition will he shown for the remainder of the week. Appropriate music accompanies the pictures, which form a most agreeable and instructive entertainment. FULLERS PICTURES. Thin week's esries ot war pictures arc exceedingly interesting, particularly those I concerning the defence of Alos't". The ( other films include 'The Melbourne Cup,' 'Hi* Phantom Friend' (com?dy), and many others. rRIXCTSS THEATRE. Another big audience almost completely filled the Princess Theatre last evening, demonstiating that tuudcville can command a big share of public favor. The big attraction is furnished by Leslie Holmes and his costume comedy company, who scored heavily. Other excellent turns include those of Rosa Loader, Brown and Sorlie, White and Grey, and Arthur Trout and his Mermaid. HAYWARDS/ PICTURES. That excellent motion picture 'Sixty Years a Queen,' which reproduces with fine -effect many notable happenings during the lifo ai:d reign of the late Queen Victoria, attracted a very largo and enthusiastic audience last evening. The unfolding of the film and the capital accompanying lecture by Mr Barrie Marschel were received with unetintcd applause Other screenings are a particularly good view of the Melbourne Cup of 1914, 'The BattleogAlost," and • Pat he's War Gazette." A special matinee is advertised for .Saturday next HUGAR-D AND CHING SUNG LOO. These magicians will appear at His Majesty's Theatre on Saturday, and, supported by their vaudeville and specialty artists, p'rescut a refined and interesting entertainment. Among the numerous illusions of Chin,'' .Suite; Loo are ' The Magic Elephant,' 'The Flight of Time.' 'The Be-iutit'ul Pearl .Shell Mystery,' ' Kismet," ' The Unwelcome Guest/ and others of an exceptional character, including ' The Great Sword Levitatioii.' in which the form of the lady assistant is raised from the floor under hypnotic influence, stopped in the air, and placed upon three glittering sword blades, by which she is transfixed, descending to the floor; and, risen again, she is released, apparently unharmed —a thrilling performance, flugard also is a past master in the mystic art, his sensational rifle act, which for daring is unparalleled, and his sleight-of-hand work are excellent. These two miracle workers are supported by a strong company. The box plan is open at the Dresden, and tickets may be obtained at Jacobs's on Saturday morning. ARTHUR ALEXANDER. FTom our advertising columns music lovers will be pleased to learn that, owing to the great success of his firet recital, given last month, Mr Alexander intends giving another on Thursday nest, at 8.15, in Burns Hall. The programme will include w.orks by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, etc., and, in fact, only two items given at last recital will be repeated, and these are to be played by special request. To enable students to attend, i the management has made arrangements | for reserved seats for parties of such. Box office now open at C. Begg and Co.'s. Fall I programme will appear in our Saturday's jssue» ' ' * ]
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914
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