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AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914
The new programme at the Queen’s Theatre, which was screened libs afternoon tor the first lime, is of more than usual merit. The star picture is entitled ‘The Weakling’ (Kalem). and features the popular beatuy photo-play actress Alice Joyce. Nancv, (laughter of Judge Berry, devotes her time to the education of the illiterate mountaineers. Litt Largin, whose physical cowardice has won lor him the nickname of " The Weakling,” is her brightest pupil. Litt’e brother Itavo fails in love with Nancy. In an encounter between Dave and Litt Hie former is left for dead, but recovers. Nancy promises to wed Litt, whose father is arretted in a revenue raid. In the fight which follows the man slays one of the Government agents. Judge Berry tries the cafe. Lilt overhears Dave and 'several others planning to rescue the prisoner in the court. Not wishing to hetrav Ills brother, Litt seeks to frustrate the pilot, hut is shot down by Dave with a bullet intended for the Judge. When he movers lm finds that his superb heroism Ims restored him to Nancy, whose engagement had been broken previously. Another good film is entitled ‘Treasure Trove,’ a dramatic story filmed by the Kd is on Company. As the title implies, the plot has la do'with the recovery of treasure. .Kid a halo of romance woven round it makes it a-more than usually interesting picture. ‘Antwerp Under Shot and Shell* includes, some excellent war pictures, ine supporting subjects include ‘Sherlock lionc-hcad ’ (Kalem), the ‘Australian Gazette,’ rte. PLAZA PICTURES. The big at. faction in the new series of pictures submitted at the Plaza, to-day ia furnished by a 3,000 ft Invict-a diama entitled '.At the Mercy of Niagara,’ which deals principally with .opium smuggling or. the Canadian border. It if. interesting ibrciighout, there being numerous exCling incident*-, including a motor smash, a wroit.-ful arrest on a charge of murder, the escape of the convicts, and tho final rout ol tin' complete- band. Ii is the sorb of fibn ,v:n -ii 1 1- * ils one s interest from r-Du-t to finish. Hut even apart from ho actual story, the scenery is magnificent, Die film having been taken on the banks of Die famous Niagara, ha 11... Iho envoi js.-ue of the Eclair Journal rontar-s a gr-ai deal of inter-sting war news, including pictures of incidents con net ted with tho batilt! of the Maine. One film depicts the funeral of s-.inc British soldiers—men who fought- m-blv for their country, and in tile end naide, the g.ct 1-c: of all t-.-a crilir-t- ---• Toi'ors of the S'-a’ ,s an interesting Victor drama, while ‘ Wiggs’e Rent Cure’ uj.;] , , unlimited amount of comedy. During this week anothe. zeri- s of s x - U->aut ies” will be screened, and it ia ....--ilile licit the competition may ba hrouglit to a close wiDr.n a'week or tv.o. DUNEDIN PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY j lie above tut e.\ .s fi .-.1 oi , s ~i is* field in the Gaixif.on Hall toinnirow evening. An *c . .a l/.n ar,ang*d for this occasion. By r*.qiwst tho 'Military Caprice,' c-miposcd by Sig or Squai. e, ut.. <f trie gi-a'. Kur.p-.-a.i war at pr«.».nt racing in Euiop., will be r.ndied. Phis uo.k was most ent-.us ast caliy received a; th j-r-. v ous concert ar.n is sure to be app ec.al d again The prog:am me in-i'-lades ; March, ’ Japanese ’ (Mokoko); ~ i iv to lio o.n.'s 'SI-uat Mater’ (Square); ove.ture, ‘Taiomphale ’ (Sib-J.u.-i) ; prologue ,n Heaven to . ,;via ‘.M - ph-rtophol .-a ‘ (Baiio). As ‘- -.. P S v.-iT b « t ...ride for the string section, as follow—H-t-ori-.tte, ‘ I ise :,U nil) ; lit' lit) 7ZJ t Vt ]p’ (Moatonh Mas Mabel Esquilant is the lady _ vocal at, and her numbs rs will be ' :~a:u y .-c.v. kin .'ly Heart ’ (‘Samson a-cl Del’ bia.nt. Saens) and ‘Life’s Gifts’ (Clutsam). To enable the public to b-ar (tm fi"'' re- '-h composed by Signor Bquarisc, tho com- *; ■. I .- n her of 2s tickets, which can bo obt-inned at the doors or IT.an in cm be-o of the tiocivty.
AMUSEMENTS, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914
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