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Hong Kong Confidential (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | October 1958 (USA)
Secret agent Casey Reed is assigned to locate a missing Arab prince kidnapped by Communists who hope to force the prince's father, king of the small Arab nation of Thamen, to cancel the ... See full summary »

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Elena Martine
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Secret agent Casey Reed is assigned to locate a missing Arab prince kidnapped by Communists who hope to force the prince's father, king of the small Arab nation of Thamen, to cancel the signing of an agreement allowing a US missile base in his country. Reed, fronting as a nightclub singer with his unsuspecting girlfriend Fay, gets a lead which ultimately leads to his capture by the Communists. He learns that he and the Arab prince are both to be killed in order to blame the kidnapping on the US. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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One cornered counterspy against them all


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Early Bond movie...
16 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just got through watching this. This is a good little spy movie for the time. It seems totally made on sets so it has a "made for TV" feel, but good quality. And I am not sure what to think of Gene Barry's singing for a guy touted as a good singer, and got a scholarship, and won contests, and was in musical shows, etc...he can't seem to sing a lick in this film, OR...that is what he is playing, a BAD LOUNGE SINGER. Which is likely...You can say you have "seen everything" after you see this.

It has many Bond Movie elements, except for looking at his watch while kissing the girl,and 5 years before Dr. No. It has bad girl, good girl. A favorite drink, it seems. An undercover ID. A charming and relaxed manner, especially under pressure. A Lighter type character, a contact agent, but no gadgets, no secretary, just the good girl/bad girl conflict. No cool car...so a low budget prototype, which holds up pretty well. Some pretty good action for what it is.

I liked other movies and shows Mr. Barry was in. Thanks for the entertainment, and R.I.P.

I was entertained.


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