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Singapore Sue (1932)

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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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

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Singapurska Sue See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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How Can a Girl Say No?
Sung by Anna Chang
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Charming film!
5 November 2005 | by storekeeperSee all my reviews

I picked up this movie short, with 7 other titles, at a library discard sale and I'm so glad I did. "Singapore Sue" took me by surprise as I got to see a young and up-coming Cary Grant and a delightful Asian actress Anna Chang. You can see the "raw" Cary as he portrayed a sailor looking for love. His character looks so odd compared to the way we think of him today. But the most charming part to me was seeing Anna Chang sing and dance around in her little outfit that was risqué for the period. She and the other Chinese singer/actor, I believe to be Joe Wong (the only other Chinese name in the credits), were great! A very charming and entertaining short film not typical for the period because of the use of prominent Chinese actors in an American film.

Kino Video "Rhapsodies in Black & Blue" vol. 4, VHS with other musical shorts including Eddie Cantor, Rudy Vallee, Louis Armstrong, Ethel Merman and more. If anyone has any of the other three in the series, let me know!


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