Singapore Film Locations Archive

Filmography (1940 – 1949)

This is a list of film titles that were released between 1940 – 1949 and produced in Singapore, or featured places and spaces in Singapore.

* denotes a title that is in the video collection of the Singapore Film Locations Archive
# denotes a title with film location review (click the link to read review)
[s] denotes a short film
[f] denotes a feature film

Year of Release / Original Title / English Title / Director / Production Co.

1940 / Columbia Tour Series: From Singapore to Hong Kong / – / André de la Varre / Columbia [s]
1940 / Cooee Singapore! / – / Mel Nichols / Skylogue Film [s]
1940 / With The Indian Army in Malaya / – / Joe Fisher / Fishers Ltd. [s]
1940 / Mutiara / Pearl / Hou Yao 侯曜 & Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Bros. [f]
1940 / Bermadu / Polygamy / Hou Yao 侯曜 & Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Bros. [f]

1941 / Toping Saitan / The Devil’s Mask / Hou Yao 侯曜 & Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Bros. [f]
1941 / Hancor Hati / Broken-hearted / Hou Yao 侯曜 & Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Bros. [f]
1941 / Ibu Tiri / Step-Mother / Hou Yao 侯曜 & Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Bros. [f]
1941 / Terang Bulan Di Malaya / Full Moon in Malaya / Hou Yao 侯曜, Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Bros. [f]
1941 / Jungle Cavalcade / – / Frank Buck, Clyde Elliott & Armand Denis / Van Beuren *[f]
1941 / Battle for the Pacific / – / Arthur Menken / – [f]
1941 / Alert in the East / – / Ministry of Information (U.K.) / British Movietone [s]
1941 / March of Time: Defences of Malaya / – / Maurice Lancaster / R.K.O. [s]
1941 / World Today: Anzacs in Action / – / 20th Century Fox [s]

1942 / Mare Senki: Shingeki no kiroku (マレー戦記 進撃の記録) / Malaya War Record: A Record of the March Onward / Iida Shimbi & Miki Shigeru (Editors) / Nihon Eigasha *#[f]
1942 / Mare Senki: Shonanto Tanjo (マレー戦記: 昭南島誕生) / Malaya War Record: The Birth of Syonan-To / Iida Shimbi & Miki Shigeru (Editors) / Nihon Eigasha *#[f]
1942 / Sensen Nimankiro (戦線二万粁) / Twenty-Thousand-Kilometre Battlefront / Nihon Eigasha *[f]
1942 / Broadway Brevities: Pacific Frontiers / – / Frederick Richards (Editor) / Warner Brothers [s]
1942 / March of Time: Far East Command / – / – / R.K.O. [s]

1943 / Marai No Tora (マライの虎) / Tiger of Malaya / Masato Koga / Daiei *#[f]
1943 / Shingaporu Sokogeki (シンガポール総攻撃) / All-Out Attack on Singapore (or ‘On to Singapore’) / Koji Shima / Daiei *#[f]

1944 / Story of a Transport / – / – / U.S. Coast Guard [s]

1946 / Down Singapore Way / – / Deane H. Dickason / Warner Bros. [s]
1946 / Menantoe Doerhaka / The Rebellious Daughter-in-law / B. S. Rajhans / Tan and Wong [f]
1946 / Tiga Kekaseh / Three Lovers / Hou Yao 侯曜 & Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / Shaw Brothers [f]
1946 / 马来亚新闻集 / Malayan Newsreel Collection / China Film Studio 中华电影制片厂 [f]
1946 / 马来亚之光 / The Light of Malaya / Liu Man 刘漫 / New China Film Production Company 新中国制片公司 [f]
1946 / 华侨血泪 / Blood and Tears of Overseas Chinese / Cai Wen-jin 蔡问津 / China Film Studio [f]
1946 / 海外征魂 / Spirit of Overseas Chinese / Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / China Film Studio [f]

1947 / 南洋小姐 / Honour and Sin / Wan Hoi-ling 尹海灵 / China Film Studio [f]
1947 / 星加坡之歌 / The Song of Singapore / Wu Cun 吴村 / Shaw Brothers [f]
1947 / 第二故乡 / Second Home in Singapore / Wu Cun 吴村 / Shaw Brothers [f]
1947 / 度日如年 / Hard Times / Wu Cun 吴村 / Shaw Brothers [f]
1947 / Seruan Merdeka / Call of Freedom / B. S. Rajhans / Malayan Arts Productions [f]
1947 / Singapore / – / John Brahm / Universal International Pictures *#[f]
1947 / Singapura Di-Waktu Malam / Singapore Night / B. S. Rajhans / Shaw Bros. [f]

1948 / Chempaka / Franjipani / B. S. Rajhans / Shaw Brothers [f]
1948 / Pisau Berachun / Poisonous Knife / B. S. Rajhans / Shaw Brothers [f]
1948 / Chinta / Love / B.S. Rajhans / Shaw Brothers [f]
1948 / Voices of Malaya / – / Ralph Elton & Terry Trench / Crown Film Unit [s]
1948 / Three Dawns to Sydney / – / John Elridge / Greenpark Productions [f]

1949 / Noor Asmara / – / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions [f]
1949 / Nasib / Fate / B.S. Rajhans / Shaw Brothers *#[f]
1949 / Nilam / Sapphire / B.S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *#[f]

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