MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,020 this week

Chu Chin Chow (1934)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  21 September 1934 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 95 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 2 critic

Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 1813 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
R9
a list of 49 titles
created 03 Jun 2012
 
a list of 497 titles
created 28 Feb 2013
 
a list of 55 titles
created 23 Jan 2014
 
a list of 34 images
created 26 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Chu Chin Chow" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chu Chin Chow (1934)

Chu Chin Chow (1934) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chu Chin Chow.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rome Express (1932)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Walter Forde
Stars: Muriel Aked, Joan Barry, Donald Calthrop
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Many passengers on the Shanghai Express are more concerned that the notorious Shanghai Lil is on board than the fact that a civil war is going on that may make the trip take more than three... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Clive Brook, Anna May Wong
Certificate: Passed Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Chinese-American woman tries to expose illegal alien smuggling ring.

Director: Robert Florey
Stars: Anna May Wong, Charles Bickford, Buster Crabbe
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Princess Ling Moy, a young and beautiful Chinese aristocrat lives next door, unbeknownst to her, to Dr. Fu Manchu, a brilliant but twisted genius who is out to rule the world. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Corrigan
Stars: Anna May Wong, Warner Oland, Sessue Hayakawa
Tiger Bay (1934)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young Englishman abroad, Michael, visits the local low-life spot of Tiger Bay to test his assertion that the spirit of human romance survives even in the most unpromising of circumstances... See full summary »

Director: J. Elder Wills
Stars: Anna May Wong, Henry Victor, Lawrence Grossmith
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Russia, a Chinese dancer gives herself to a duke to save her brother's life.

Directors: Richard Eichberg, Walter Summers
Stars: Anna May Wong, Georg H. Schnell, John Longden
Irene (1940)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Robey ...
Fritz Kortner ...
...
John Garrick ...
Nur-al-din Baba
Pearl Argyle ...
Marjanah, servant girl
Malcolm 'Mr. Jetsam' McEachern ...
Abdullah, Kassim's major-domo (as Jetsam)
Dennis Hoey ...
Rakham, chief henchman
Sydney Fairbrother ...
Mahbubah Baba, Ali's wife
Laurence Hanray ...
Kasim Baba
Frank Cochrane ...
Mustafa
Thelma Tuson ...
Alcolom Baba, Kassim's wife
Francis L. Sullivan ...
The Caliph (as Francis Sullivan)
Gibb McLaughlin ...
The Caliph's Vizier
Kiyoshi Takase ...
Entertainer at Feast (as Kyoshi Takase)
Edit

Storyline

Ali Baba discovers the treasure cave of robber-baron Abu Hasan, and tells his greedy brother, Kasim Baba, who is posing as a Chinese merchant and entertaining Hasan, where the cache is hidden. Zahrat, acting as a spy for Hasan, is blamed when the robber is almost caught, and Kasim is killed. Zahrat then decides to join Ali and his son, Nor-al-din, who is in love with the slave-girl, Marjanal. During a party, she kills the disguised Hasan, and his men are boiled in oil. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

brother | cave | violence | chinese | spy | See All (52) »

Taglines:

Mighty Arabian Nights of Splendor and Adventure! (USA re-release poster) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ali Baba Nights  »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(reissue) (re-edited)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Selections
from "Chu Chin Chow"
Music by Frederick Norton
Lyrics by Oscar Asche
Additional Lyrics by Sidney Gilliat
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Britfilm with GUTS!!
6 July 2004 | by (amsterdam via uk) – See all my reviews

Think of Michael Powell/the Korda brothers' Thief of Bagdad but better, even! An Arabian nights adventure but no stops for spectacle, rather a seamless story and an unrestrained telling almost unprecedented in British film. The sets are wonderful, there are songs popping up in the least expected places, the direction has a verve rarely seen elsewhere in British film and the story is adapted with guts and no fear that restraint (any) must be employed, as it usually is, it seems neccesarily, in British film. It's a film which goes all the way in all departments, astonishing for any age let alone for 1934, just a year after Korda's Private Lives of Henry VIII had opened things up a bit for Britfilm.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Chu Chin Chow (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?