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.