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Singapore Sue (1932)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Short | 10 June 1932 (USA)
Four sailors enter a Singapore dive, meet a Chinese girl from Brooklyn, and find there's more to her than meets the eye. Two songs.

Director:

Casey Robinson

Writer:

Casey Robinson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Chang Anna Chang ... Singapore Sue
Joe Wong Joe Wong ... Singer / Gigolo
Pickard's Chinese Syncopaters Pickard's Chinese Syncopaters ... Themselves
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Four sailors enter a Singapore dive, meet a Chinese girl from Brooklyn, and find there's more to her than meets the eye. Two songs.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical | Short

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Trivia

Filmed in 1931 at Paramount's Astoria studios. Cary Grant was then appearing in the Broadway play 'Nikki' under his real name Archie Leach. See more »

Connections

Featured in American Masters: Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

How Can a Girl Say No?
Sung by Anna Chang
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VERY Early Cary Grant -- Not Vital but Interesting
6 September 2012 | by ttuerff-347-513384See all my reviews

This short could be used as a viable argument for political correctness. The ONLY reason to see it is simply to see Cary Grant in a very early appearance. As the other reviewers have mentioned, miss Chang doesn't sing very well; while she is pleasant to look at, you need to get past the horrible dialog, most of which is given to Millard Mitchell and revolves around badmouthing the Chinese owners of the bar and insulting Chinese people in general. Joe Wong, it turns out, was actually a Filipino named Jose Ocampo Cobarrubias. I guess the show name fits better on the marquee. If you get a chance to see it, do so, but don't kill yourself trying to find this.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Singapurska Sue See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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