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"MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB."
Fergus Hume's "Mystery of a Hansom
Cab is almost as familiar to Australian readers as "Robberv Under Arms " or "The Term of His Natural Life." Its thrilling in cidents provide splendid material for a moving picture drama, and in obtaining the desired film the cinematograph experts have secured an excellent presentation of the features of the novel. The "Mystery of a Hansom Cab is of particular interest in
With the exception of one country scene the location is Melbourne's main thorough
fares, clubs, hotels and lodginghouses, the fine avenue of St Kilda road, and the seaside suburb of St Kilia. The familiar streets and buildings were welcomed with applause by a crowded audience in the Glacierium on Saturday evening, when the drama was presented as the chief item. The audience took over an hour to throw on the screen, but the keen interest of the audience was held thronghout. A note worthy point was the realistic manner in which the drive of the cab from Scotts Church, Collins street to the St Kilda Esplinade and the chloroforming of ¡he drunken Whyte in the cab by Moreland were shown. Other well-acted scenes were t¡he opening episode at Gunsler's Cafe. and the meeting of Fretteby and Rosanna Moore, the slum abode of Rosanna's mother and the appearance of Moreland at Frettleby's home to blackmail him. The film was explained by Mr Herbert Leigh in a descriptive lecture.