CHU CHIN CHOW
1934, regia di Walter Forde
Scheda: Nazione: GB - Produzione: Production Companies, Gainsborough Pictures, Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Rank Organisation - Distribuzione: Gaumont British, Lippert Pictures Inc. - Sceneggiatura: Oscar Asche, Sidney Gilliat, Edward Knoblock, L. du Garde Peach - Fotografia: Mutz Greenbaum - Montaggio: Derek N. Twist - Scenografie: Ernö Metzner - Costumi: Cathleen Mann - Musiche: Frederick Norton - Formato: B.N.
Cast: George Robey, Fritz Kortner, John Garrick, Pearl Argyle, Laurence Hanray, Anna May Wong, Malcolm McEachern, Sydney Fairbrother, Thelma Tuson, Dennis Hoey, Frank Cochrane, Francis L. Sullivan, Kiyoshi Takase.
Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - allmovie.com - blockbuster.com - entertainment.msn.com: «The timeworn British stage musical Chu Chin Chow had already been made into a silent picture when this talkie version made its bow in 1934. Based on Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, the film stars corpulent music-hall comedian George Robey as Ali Baba, sinister Fritz Kortner as robber captain Abu Hahan, and exotic Anna May Wong as slave girl Zahrat, who saves Ali's life by properly applying oil to a collection of not-so-empty barrels. The obligatory romantic subplot is handled by John Garrick and Pearl Argyle, while comedy relief is supplied by a vaudevillian named...».
Remake di Chu Chin Chow del 1923; conosciuto anche con il titolo Ali Baba Nights.