Release dateMay 1934 (1934-05) Based onChu Chin Chow
by Oscar Asche
Frederick Norton WriterOscar Asche (play), Edward Knoblock (screenplay), L. du Garde Peach (screenplay), Sidney Gilliat (screenplay) ScreenplaySidney Gilliat, L. du Garde Peach, Edward Knoblock CastAnna May Wong (Zahrat), George Robey (Ali Baba), Fritz Kortner (Abu Hasan), John Garrick (Nur-al-din Baba), Pearl Argyle (Marjanah, servant girl) Similar moviesAladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan
TaglineSee 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.
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
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.
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."