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The Manxman at the Coliseum.I


The Manxman at the Coliseum. I HALL CAINE'S GREAT MASTER- PIECE. Next week the Coliseum will surely be crowded to its utmost capacity, the occasion being the screening of Hall Caine's great human drama, "The Manxman." It is unnecessary here to repeat all the incidents of the story of "The Manxman"; millions of people have rea d the book, and the chief charooters have long ago taken their place among the classic figures of modern fiction. All that needs be said I is—it is the simple story of two men and a woman, "the eternal triangle." As for the production itself its vast- ness may be imagined when we state that a crowd of 9,000 people were em- ployed in the taking of the court scone in the Tynwald Hill. The whole company of artistes were taken to the Isle of Man for the Tynwald Day scenes, and the result was well worth the trouble .and expense involved. The "Harvest Melliah," too, where Phillip and Katie meet after a long separation gives scope for some of the most beautiful scenic effects we have seen. The Home Office and the Admiralty gave special permission for this picture to be taken, and consequently we have a series of most lovely scenes that oould not otherwise be shown. The Governor of the Isle of Man, Lord Raglan, was I mainly instrumental in the London Film Co. being given such unique op- portunities on the island—he even lent his own uniform to the actor, who took the part of tho Governor in the big scene on Tynwald Hill. In fact, "The Manxman," without any qualification whatever, is spten- didly rendered, and beautifully photo- graphed. It alone proves that a British film need be in no respect inferior to the best productions of other coun- tries. The chief part in the play is taken by Henry Ainley, the great London actor.





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