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Soldier of Fortune (1955)

 -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  27 May 1955 (USA)
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In the 1950s, a US journalist is imprisoned in Communist China as a suspected spy. His wife arrives in Honk Kong determined to find him.

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Hank Lee
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Mrs. Jane Hoyt
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Inspector Merryweather
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Louis Hoyt
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Rene Dupont Chevalier (as Alex D'Arcy)
Tom Tully ...
Tweedie
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Madame Dupree
Russell Collins ...
Icky
Leo Gordon ...
Big Matt
Richard Loo ...
General Po Lin
Soo Yong ...
Dak Lai
Frank Tang ...
Capt. Ying Fai (Chicago)
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Austin Stoker
Mel Welles ...
Fernand Rocha
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In the 1950s, a US journalist is imprisoned in Communist China as a suspected spy. His wife arrives in Honk Kong determined to find him.

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27 May 1955 (USA)  »

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O Aventureiro de Hong Kong  »

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Average Shot Length = ~10.1 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~10.6 seconds. See more »

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While looking through the binoculars at the Chinese gunship, Hank is holding them upside down. See more »

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Remade as Hong Kong (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fence Me In
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter and Robert H. Fletcher
Played on piano and sung by customers in Tweedie's Bar
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Hong Kong is the real star of the movie...

In search of her missing photographer husband, Jane Hoyt (Susan Hayward) arrives in Hong Kong and learns at the U.S. Consulate that her mission is futile, that neither the United States nor the British government can help her...

She turns in despair to Hank Lee (Clark Gable), an American soldier of fortune who runs a profitable smuggling business on each side of the bamboo curtain...

Hank is attracted to Jane's sultry red-haired beauty... He develops a personal interest in the lady, but when she repulses his advances, he realizes that the only way to win her over is to rescue her husband... Aided by an incorruptible English harbor policeman, Inspector Merryweather (Michael Rennie), he discovers that her husband is being held prisoner near Canton, where he is being brainwashed...

Hank prepares to rescue Hoyt in his powered junk, Chicago, and is annoyed to find Inspector Merryweather aboard... Since the inspector knows the nature of Hank's merchandise, he was held prisoner aboard the sailing vessel... Later, however, when Hank's crewmen desert rather than enter Red China, Merryweather, realizing that this is a rescue mission, offers his help...

Clark Gable was getting a little too old for these kinds of actions, but the film holds attention with its good yarn and its interesting locations...

Hayward looks different without her famous long tresses... This was her second movie with the tall, gaunt Michael Rennie... She had one scene with him in 'Demetrius and the Gladiators.'

Ironically, this anticommunist adventure film was directed by Edward Dmytryk, one of the 'Hollywood Ten.'


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