Chu Chin Chow (1934 film)

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Chu Chin Chow
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Directed by Walter Forde
Screenplay by
Based on Chu Chin Chow
by Oscar Asche
Frederick Norton
Produced by Michael Balcon
Cinematography Mutz Greenbaum
Edited by Derek Twist
Distributed byGainsborough Pictures
Release date
  • May 1934 (1934-05)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Chu Chin Chow is a 1934 British musical film directed by Walter Forde and starring George Robey, Fritz Kortner and Anna May Wong. [1] It was an adaptation of the hit musical Chu Chin Chow by Oscar Asche and Frederick Norton. [2] It was shot at the Islington Studios of Gainsborough Pictures in London. The film's sets were designed by the art director Ernö Metzner.


The movie's title inspired the name of the Marvel Comics monster Fin Fang Foom. [3]


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote, "the cry this morning should be 'The Redcoats are coming!' Britain's 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." [4]

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  2. "Chu Chin Chow (1934): A Robust Operetta". The New York Times, 22 September 1934, accessed 2 August 2010
  3. "Stan Lee's Amazing Marvel Interview!". Alter Ego . transcript of 2005 interview. Vol. 3, no. 104. August 2011. p. 21.
  4. "Movie Review - Chu Chin Chow - A Robust Operetta. -".