S. Roomai Noor

F.: Tsin Ming Chin, Hsu Chio Ming. M.: P.V. John, Ng Cheng Lia, G. Peterson. Scgf.: Yeo Hai Lip, K. Rajoo. Mus.: Rahim Hamid. Int.: Wahid Satay, Mahmud June, Aman Belon, Siti Tj. Perak. Prod.: Cathay-Keris Films. DCP. Bn.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Wahid, who hails from the village, is persuaded by his girlfriend Rahmah to find a job in the city. He encounters a host of colourful characters along the way and gets caught in absurd job situations that always end in hilarity. Gado Gado is one of the ninety-one sole-surviving Cathay-Keris-Malay classics film titles made during Singapore’s Golden Cinema era from the 1950s to early 1970s, and preserved by the Asian Film Archive. In 2014, the collection was inscribed onto the Unesco ‘Memory of The World Asia-Pacific Register’, a list of endangered library and archive holdings. At thirty- five minutes long, the film is the only musical variety short from the Cathay- Keris catalogue.

Copy From

Da: Asian Film Archive (coll. Cathay-Keris Malay Classics).
Restored in 2K by Asian Film Archive at L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory from 35mm vintage print scanned at 4K