HK Cinema - 1937

The thirties are considered “the Golden Age” of Shanghai. Shanghai was alive with clubs, fashions, celebrities and lots of pizzazz. The  film industry took root there with an amazing variety of films and personalities that created magic on the screen. A large film and artistic community grew up around Shanghai during this period.
This all came to a sudden brutal end with the invasion of Japan in 1937. Many of the filmmakers and actors fled elsewhere. The Japanese formed a film company with the film people who stayed behind to produce propaganda type films. After the war was over, many of these people were persecuted for collaborating with the Japanese.