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Song at Midnight (1937)

113 min - Drama, Horror, Foreign - 1 January 1937
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In this Chinese version of The Phantom of the Opera, the mysterious Song Danping terrorizes the newly rebuilt opera house and its young star.

Director:  Ma-Xu Weibang
Writers:  Ma-Xu Weibang

Storyline

In this Chinese version of The Phantom of the Opera, the mysterious Song Danping terrorizes the newly rebuilt opera house and its young star.


Collections: Ma-Xu Weibang

Genres: Drama, Horror, Foreign

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Country:   China
Language:  普通话
Release Date:  1 January 1937

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Production Companies:  Xinhua

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min

In this Chinese version of The Phantom of the Opera, the mysterious Song Danping terrorizes the newly rebuilt opera house and its young star.

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Song at Midnight (夜半歌声 Yè bàn gē shēng) (also known as Midnight Song, Singing at Midnight or literally Voice of Midnight) is a 1937 film directed by Ma-Xu Weibang. Often referred to as the first Chinese horror film, Song at Midnight is a remake/adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, though the film injects a significant political subplot involving the leftist revolutionary movement to the original story.

The film stars Gu Menghe, Zhou Wenzhu, and Jin Shan as the disfigured anti-hero Song Danping. Ma-Xu made one sequel to Song at Midnight in 1941 during the war. Both films resurfaced in the West at the Udine Far East Film Festival in 1998. Since then, the film has been shown at various film festivals around the world, notably at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival’s “Secret History of Chinese Cinema” retrospective. [wikipedia]