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AMUSEMENTS

FULLERS' PICTURES. Nothing finer could have been offered tho big audience which filled the. King's Theatre last evenincr than the current, issue of the 'Patho "Ga/.'tte.' which, besides disclosing a- remarkably interesting series of war picture-:, included a. really magnifieent- film of ineklonts in the life of one of the greatest of Emriand's soldiers —Roberts of Kandahar. Just mr swift glance at the nation's hero—ldmsel? in mufti—reviewing a splendid company of a. . Highland regiment in fuii cereincmia! was the signal for a- spontaneous outburst of enthusiasm, the like of which has seldom been witnessed inside the four walls of a picture theatre. Thev saw him later in the uniform of a distinguished Field-marshal at what was evidently u big State ceremony, but it was still the same ''Bobs," the undoubted hero *of Tommy Atkins. who*e admiration Kipling host expressed, ami at tho same time it was the man who from the public platform, in the closing years of a great life, never reused to utter words of werning of impending darker —words which cannot now have failed to prick the public conscience. Undoubtedly this was the prime attraction in a really capital series of pictures. Briefly, the war editions included snaps of stalwart. Gurkhas. d>d:ing Russian ravalry, and a splendidly-drilled battalion 3t Russian infantry marching past with Tfdcrs riving. There were other pictures, •oo—Welsh" TetrtoiiaK ruin- at Dix-ani-ie. and the like. l, u fc iho best was Drobahiy that of the detachment- of tho fcritish Naval Brigade interned at- Holland, the youthful appearance of the Tars Tho crossed the border lino being most noticeable. The stock films include n real aeadliner in the K.B. drama. 'The Spark Fternal.' which unfolds a. splendid story of tho influence of a good woman's loyo upon a New York " crook." And this film is well supported, as has already been indieated. by -Little Misdiiei' (charming child study), 'Double Crossed'_ iE'.lison drama';, and two clever comedies. 'He Woke Up in Time' and 'Such a. Mess." HAYWARDS' PICTURES. A lengthy- iiim portraying a. powerful ;t»ry was the chief aam-tion at the Octa;oi. Hall last night on iho occasion of the weekly change* of programme. This was 'The Ring and the Man,' a picture version of Brady's political rr.ina.uce. The chief character was played by Biuce MTlae, and bis. acting a-s Gormly. the man possessed of strong principles and unflinching will and determination, was splendid. Oormly is enabled to success fu'iy combat the corrupt influences and forces of a gigantic political ring which, is bent on his ruin, and to triumphantly emerge from the ordeal. In jrtistic and convincing fashion tho picture delineates tho machinations brought to bear against 'rormly by tho powerful political party; how the suspicion which ias been raised against him cors-ip.ient on i long-past crime is finally proved to bo false: and bow after n stirring fight ho ,vii:3 his election and also the heart of the foung girl whose love he had sacrilieod in ord-T to uphold his principles The picture is most admirably staged and acted, and absorb? the attention, of the spectator from beginning to cud. Other pictures of ihe new programme* "wore ' The Bear Facts,' 'lsland of Madeira.' and ' Susanna.* New Suit.' The same pictures will be shown again t-o-night. QUEEN'S THEATRE. A remarkable dramatic study dealing with the subject of reincarnation is portrayed in the chief film of the current piogramme at the Queen's Theatre. It is entitled ' The Mystery of the Sleeping Death.' and tells K most interesting utory" Ihe other pictures include ' The Price of i Lie' (drama). 'His New Prof es don' j Keystone comedy), and Oauraont Graphic (war nicturos). Tiro same programme wiil be submitted to-night. PLAZA PICTURES. A sensational dramatic picture, entitled 'The Derelicts' beads tho current pvoerammo at the Plaza Pictures. In this picture are seen views of a vessel on fire at sea, the theft of a vessel, and a desperate fight. Other pictures ate: 'The Harbor of Love' (drama), 'The. Twin Trunks' (comedy), and 'The Little Things Our Tommies Leave Behind Them,' a charming picture of child life. The. same pictures will be shown to-night. KING EDWARD THEATRE. ' Hie Ring and tho Men.' an American story of love and polities, is portrayed in the "chief film of the current- programme at the Kiat; Edward Theatre. This picture is a splendid one, the principal character being admirably played by Bruco M'Rae, the noted American kinenia, actor. Th© supporting subjects are all of good quality.'* The same pictures arc to be shown, again to-night.

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AMUSEMENTS, Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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AMUSEMENTS Evening Star, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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