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Chu-Chin-Chow

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Time Out says

This jolly celebration of Oriental brutality confounds all expectations of restraint and respectability in pre-war British cinema. Blood-curdling murders, scantily-clad slave-girls, and an atmosphere of delicious terror induced by the ever-present threat of being boiled in oil, fed to the dogs or cut into tiny pieces by the magnetically vindictive villain, come as something of a shock even though they're all part of an unabashedly English pantomime tradition. Filmed with verve and audacity and a lavishness completely untypical of the small Gainsborough Studios, the result is a gutsy melodramatic piece of popular cinema.
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Release Details

  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Walter Forde
  • Screenwriter:Edward Knoblock, Sidney Gilliat, L DuGarde Peach
  • Cast:
    • George Robey
    • Fritz Kortner
    • Anna May Wong
    • John Garrick
    • Pearl Argyle
    • Francis L Sullivan
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