Scottish Section 'General News and Notes' report.
The first exhibition to the public of the Gaumont film, Rob Roy, at the Salon, Glasgow, on Monday morning, was attended by extraordinary scenes both inside and outside the theatre. A body of officers and men of the Royal Scots Fusiliers, in the command of Colonel Osborne, marched down from Maryhill Barracks with their band, and over 250 wounded from the military hospitals at Erskine, Bellahouston and Ralston, were brought down to the theatre in convoys of ambulances. To facilitate the movement of the convoys, special police were on duty, and, just before the show, Sauchiehall Street was absolutely blocked and all traffic held up.
Many distinguished people attended the show, and R.C. Bromhead, Esq., Joint Managing Director of the Gaumont Company Limited, David Hawthorne and Mr W.P. Kellino, traveled from London to be present. Hawthorne, the 'Rob Roy' of the film, will make personal appearances at the Salon throughout the week. '
Second run on Rob Roy has been secured by La Scala, and the bookings on the film all over Scotland have been enormous - a compliment to the producers and to the Scottish national drama.