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LAW KEPOKT

BANCO JURY COURT.

(Before Sir YVm. Cullen, C.J., and jury.)

A PICTURE PLAY CONTRACT.

Shirley v Higgins.

The plaintiff In this action, Arthur Shirley, an actor, Buod Ernest Henry Higgins claim- ing £1000 compensation for alleged breach of an agreement, and for teh detention of cer- tain films and plates in connection with n projected motion picture production entitled "The Throwback" or "The Comeback," Plain- tiff stated that It was agreed between 'thora Hint the defendant Bhould carry out the. pho- tographic part of the picture, anti ho Crilaln tlff) should perform his part in. the acting essential to Its completion, in accordance- with a term in tho contract, and that all moneys necessary for the preparation nnd production of the picture should bo provided by tho de- fendant, to a maximum amount of £000. There were other provisions in the contract refer- ring, to tho division of profits, etc., and de- fendant complained thnt whllo ho waa always ready and willing to perform the contract on his part, the- defendnnt failed to carry out his undertaking. Defendant, .filed-a de- tailed defence denying the plaintiff's -alle- gations, and alleging that the arrangement mnde between them had been dopartcd from by the plaintiff avithout his (defcndnnt'9) conseut In writing. Mr. Mack, K.C., and Mr. Collins.\ (instructed by Messrs. Slade and Traill) appoared for tho plaintiff; and Mr. Windeyer, K.C., and Mr. Jaques (instructed by Mr. R. J. M. Foord) for the defendant.

The jury returned a verdict for the defen-

dant.

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