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Chu Chin Chow (1934 film)

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Director  Walter Forde
Music director  Hubert Bath
Country  United Kingdom
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Adventure, Comedy
Duration  
Language  English
Chu Chin Chow (1934 film) movie poster
Release date  May 1934 (1934-05)
Based on  Chu Chin Chow  by Oscar Asche Frederick Norton
Writer  Oscar Asche (play), Edward Knoblock (screenplay), L. du Garde Peach (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay)
Screenplay  Sidney Gilliat, L. du Garde Peach, Edward Knoblock
Cast  Anna May Wong (Zahrat), George Robey (Ali Baba), Fritz Kortner (Abu Hasan), John Garrick (Nur-al-din Baba), Pearl Argyle (Marjanah, servant girl)
Similar movies  Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
Tagline  See Ali Baba and His Forthy Thieves Plunder for Gold and Women!

A slave (Anna May Wong) saves Ali Baba (George Robey) and outwits a robber (Fritz Kortner) posing as a mandarin, who is, in fact, dead.

Chu Chin Chow is a 1934 British musical film directed by Walter Forde and starring George Robey, Fritz Kortner and Anna May Wong. It was an adaptation of the hit musical Chu Chin Chow by Oscar Asche and Frederick Norton.

The movie was the inspiration for Stan Lees creation of the Marvel Comics monster Fin Fang Foom.

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Cast

  • George Robey - Ali Baba
  • Fritz Kortner - Abu Hasan
  • Anna May Wong - Zahrat
  • John Garrick - Nur-al-din Baba
  • Pearl Argyle - Marjanah
  • Malcolm McEachern - Abdullah
  • Dennis Hoey - Rakham,
  • Sydney Fairbrother - Mahbubah Baba
  • Laurence Hanray - Kasim Baba
  • Frank Cochrane - Mustafa
  • Thelma Tuson - Alcolom Baba,
  • Francis L. Sullivan - The Caliph
  • Gibb McLaughlin - The Caliphs Vizier
  • Kiyoshi Takase - Entertainer at Feast
  • Similar Movies

    Walter Forde directed Chu Chin Chow and Land Without Music. Waltz Time (1945). Everything Is Rhythm (1936). Hunky Dory (2011). George Robey appears in Chu Chin Chow and Don Quixote.

    Critical reception

    The New York Times wrote, "the cry this morning should be "The Redcoats are coming!" Britains long-heralded invasion of the American film market has begun with the offerings at the Roxy of Chu Chin Chow, a tuneful, spectacular and robust adaptation of the Oscar Asche comic operetta."

    References

    Chu Chin Chow (1934 film) Wikipedia
    Chu Chin Chow (1934 film) IMDb Chu Chin Chow (1934 film) themoviedb.org


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