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A song and dance epic produced by the People's Republic of China on the cusp of the Cultural Revolution. "What sort of film would have resulted if, in the mid 1960s, Busby Berkeley, fresh from his gig on 'Jumbo', had been invited by none other than Chairman Mao to realize a project styled 'a song and dance epic', for the benefit of the entire People's Republic of China to digest as a picture show entertainment? Something flashy, but with a message. Something to enliven and uplift the...
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Topics: Mao Zedong, Mao Tse-Tung, Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, People's Republic of China,...
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Yuan Muzhi directs and stars in a movie about a young intelligentsia who wavers between a Western lifestyle and the Revolutionary cause. Soundtrack contains "March of the Volunteers," which went on to become the national anthem of the People's Republic of China. 1935, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. Also known as "Sons and Daughters in a Time of Storm."
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A melodrama describing the hard life of a young Shanghainese woman. 1934, B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
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One of the most well-known feature films from soon after the foundation of the People's Republic of China, based on a Chinese opera by the same name.
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Topic: China
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A biopic of the Empress Wu Zetian. 1939, B&W, Shanghai, Mandarin Chinese (with credits in both Chinese and English).
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A 1944 Shanghai costume drama, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. One of many movie versions of Dream of the Red Chamber, the famous Chinese novel. An English version of the novel is also archived at http://www.archive.org/details/hungloumengbooki09603gut
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A young married woman of a boat-family becomes involved with the idle rich of Shanghai. A morality tale - Shanghai, B&W, Mandarin Chinese
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Also known as: The Life of a Peking Policeman Based on the novel by Lao She, directed by Shi Hui. Subtitles: VobSub (Chinese Simplified & Traditional, English)
Topics: China, Drama, Beijing
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Perhaps an over-the-top example of Lianhua Studio's Output. Lily Li, one of the biggest stars of the day, plays an innocent country girl who is forced into a life of prostitution and then becomes a revolutionary. B&W, silent.
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Topic: Shanghai Lianhua China B&W Silent
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A 1934 movie which shows the parallel lives of two twins, separated at birth - one going to Shanghai, the other raised into the countryside. They meet, and there's various class explorations involved. B&W, Mandarin Chinese, Mingxing studios.
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A 1949 B&W movie giving the story of three different Shanghai women who come to join the struggle against Japan. B&W, Mandarin Chinese.
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Topic: Shanghai Japan War Women B&W
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Youth decide to get involved with the anti-Japanese struggle, also dealing with war profiteers. Shanghai, B&W, 1937, Mandarin Chinese.
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A woman awakens to the evils of the capitalist society and fights for a better life. B&W, Shanghai, Mandarin Chinese.
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A somewhat primitive proto-wuxia B&W silent short movie from 1933, with Chinese intertitles. A man and wife are bullied by their neighbors, but then get even through the use of a lot of fighting. The movie was directed, acted, and produced by Ren Pengnian, with his wife Wu Lizhu also acting. The pair went on to create well-regard Kung-Fu movies in Hong Kong after WWII.
Topic: wuxia fighting B&W silent Shanghai
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Directed by and starring Yuan Muzhi. This 1934 movie details the plight of college graduates determined to improve China, despite the corruption and injustice of the day. 1934, Diantong, Shanghai, B&W, Mandarin Chinese. Also known as "The Fate of Graduates."
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A 1935 B&W Chinese movie, with Chinese intertitles. It stars Ruan Lingyu and Lily Li, two of the biggest female stars of the area, and was Ruan Lingyu's final role, being released after her suicide. It was filmed by Kuomintang-aligned Bo Ying Studios.
Topic: Chinese B&W silent Shanghai
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A 1947 comedy of errors, as young couples come back to the confusing circumstances of a post-War, pre-Communist Shanghai. B&W, Mandarin Chinese.