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Shi zi jie tou (1937)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 April 1937 (China)
Four students in Shanghai have recently finished university. All are unemployed. Xu contemplates suicide but his friend Zhao talks him out of it. Zhao lives in a shabby room with just a ... See full summary »

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Xiling Shen
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Cast overview:
Dan Zhao Dan Zhao ... Zhao
Yang Bai Yang Bai ... Miss Yang
Ban Lu Ban Lu
Yin Ying Yin Ying
Meng Sha Meng Sha
Ming Yi Ming Yi
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Four students in Shanghai have recently finished university. All are unemployed. Xu contemplates suicide but his friend Zhao talks him out of it. Zhao lives in a shabby room with just a flimsy wall of planks separating him from the room behind. Miss Yang, in town to take a factory job, moves in behind. Her nails into the wall knock Zhao's photos down. The unseen neighbours start playing tit for tat... Zhao gets a job as proofreader at a newspaper. He sees that pretty girl on the tram to work every day. He doesn't know her, but it's Miss Yang... Zhao is assigned to cover labour conditions for the paper. He is sent to a factory, the one where Miss Yang works... Written by David Carless

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

15 April 1937 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Crossroads See more »

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Production Co:

Mingxing Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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English Sub-title Version
31 March 2011 | by Leea575See all my reviews

I had a great time when I watched this movie with English subtitle.

Living in the USA for so many years and watched a lot of American movies, "the Crossroad", the 1937 production in China, surprised me in that it is to certain degree a Hollywood style alike - believable in story-telling and very entertaining in actors/actresses naturally performing.

The story topic is not new, it is about two good-looking strangers fall in love, sounds like a common story from one of any movies, but how the story go in this movie, in 1937, in Shanghai, with history background of high-unemployment?

This movie is one of classical collections from 1930's and the only one with English subtitle added among those of 1920 to 1940's by the time of wring this review. It is issued by Jingwen Audio Video, authorized by CCTV. With English subtitle, anyone who is into the movies is now able to watch it. Thanks for the publisher!


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