Chu Chin Chow


1h 43m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 15, 1934
Premiere Information
London opening: May 1934; New York opening: 21 Sep 1934
Production Company
Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd.; Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Chu-Chin-Chow , book by Oscar Asche, music by Frederic Norton (London, 31 Aug 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9,304ft

Synopsis

The penniless Ali Baba becomes a millionaire when he discovers the treasure cave of the forty thieves. The robber thief Abbu Hassan attempts to steal Ali Baba's newly found fortune by posing as the Chinese mandarin Chu Chin Chow, whom the thief had previously killed. His evil plans are foiled in an act of revenge by the slave girl Zahrat.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 15, 1934
Premiere Information
London opening: May 1934; New York opening: 21 Sep 1934
Production Company
Gainsborough Pictures, Ltd.; Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
Distribution Company
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Country
Great Britain and United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Chu-Chin-Chow , book by Oscar Asche, music by Frederic Norton (London, 31 Aug 1916).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
9,304ft

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Notes

Variety notes that the original British running time was cut by 500 feet for the American release. Modern sources include Producer Michael Balcon and Associate Producer Philip Samuel in the production.