Chu Chin Chow (1934 film)

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Chu Chin Chow
"Chu Chin Chow"(1934 film).jpg
Directed by Walter Forde
Produced by Michael Balcon
Screenplay by
Based on Chu Chin Chow
by Oscar Asche
Frederick Norton
Cinematography Mutz Greenbaum
Edited by Derek Twist
Distributed by Gainsborough Pictures
Release date
  • May 1934 (1934-05)
Running time
95 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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]

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


Critical reception[edit]

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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Chu-Chin-Chow". BFI. 
  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. Vol. 3 no. 104. August 2011; transcript of 2005 interview. p. 21.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  4. ^ "Movie Review - Chu Chin Chow - A Robust Operetta. -". 

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