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Chu Chin Chow

Author: George RobeyAnna May WongFritz KortnerJohn GarrickWalter FordeAll authors
Publisher: [Tulsa, Okla.] : VCI Entertainment [distributor], 2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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A musical retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Penniless woodcutter Ali Baba finds himself wealthy when he discovers the secret treasure cave of the Forty Thieves, but soon finds he must contend with Abu Hasan, a thief posing as a Chinese mandarin in order to steal Ali Baba's riches. Wong plays the slave girl who must help Ali Baba in his adventure.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Robey; Anna May Wong; Fritz Kortner; John Garrick; Walter Forde; Oscar Asche; Edward Knoblock; Gaumont British Picture Corp.; Gainsborough Studios.; VCI Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 61298226
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1934.
"Original uncut British production"--Disc label.
Special feature on disc 1: optional audio commentary by Jay Fenton; Anna May Wong photo gallery; poster and lobby card gallery; pressbook gallery; bonus musical tracks; cast & crew bios.
Special features on disc 2: Ali Baba nights, the edited American version of Chu Chin Chow (76 min.); a classic cartoon, Popeye the sailor meets Ali Baba's forty thieves; poster and lobby card gallery; cast & crew bios.
Special features on disc 3: Abdul the damned, a 1935 film starring Fritz Kortner about a Turkish sultan faced with the threat of revolt (111 min.); cast & crew bios.
Credits: Music by Frederic Norton ; choreographer, Anton Dolin ; photography, M. Greenbaum ; editor, D.N. Twist.
Cast: George Robey (Ali Baba), Anna May Wong (Zahrat), Fritz Kortner (Abu Hasan), John Garrick (Nur-al-din).
Description: 3 videodiscs (102 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, all regions; Dolby digital mono.
Other Titles: Ali Baba nights.
Abdul the damned.
Ali Baba and the 40 thieves.
Ali Baba (Folk tale)
Responsibility: Gaumont-British Picture Corp. Ltd. presents ; by Oscar Asche ; directed by Walter Forde ; screen play and dialogue, Edward Knoblock, Sidney Gilliat, L. du Garde Peach ; a Gainsborough picture.

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A musical retelling of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Penniless woodcutter Ali Baba finds himself wealthy when he discovers the secret treasure cave of the Forty Thieves, but soon finds he must contend with Abu Hasan, a thief posing as a Chinese mandarin in order to steal Ali Baba's riches. Wong plays the slave girl who must help Ali Baba in his adventure.

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