‘The Exile’ film poster

‘The Exile’ is a 1947 American film starring Maria Montez and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. American films streamed into Singapore and Malaysia in the 1920s and the number grew tremendously over the years. By the late 1930s, Hollywood films constituted 70 percent of the films shown here. The others were Chinese, Indian, Malay, British and European films. During this period, most European and English-language films were screened in more upmarket theatres such as Cathay, Capitol, Alhambra and Rex.

Date/Period
1947
Region
Singapore, Malaysia and United States
Dimension
Object size: 22.2 x 29.1 cm
Accession No.
2007-50807
Material
Paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Documents and Paper