Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain ... See full summary »

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Mark Bertram Conrad (as Curt Jurgens)
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Captain Hart
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Liz Ferrers
Jeremy Spenser ...
Miguel Henriques, 1st Officer
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Joe Skinner, Chief Engineer
Margaret Withers ...
Miss Carter
John Wallace ...
Police Inspector (Hong Kong)
Roy Chiao ...
Johnny Sing-Up
Shelley Shen ...
Foo Soo
Louis Seto ...
Tommy Cheng
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Yen, Sing-Up's Partner
Ronald Decent ...
Portuguese Major (Macao)
Don Carlos ...
Nick Kendall ...
2nd Police Inspector (Hong Kong)
Kwan-San Lam ...
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Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain Hart. Conrad's papers are out of order and Macao refuses him entry. Unable to go ashore, Conrad is a permanent passenger on the ferry with Hart, who detests him. It's all one long, lazy voyage for Conrad until one fateful trip when an encounter with a typhoon and pirates forces Conrad to choose between an aimless drifter's life and becoming a man again. Written by Anonymous

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29 October 1959 (Denmark)  »

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Visa pour Hong Kong  »

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This was the first Rank Organization film in CinemaScope. It was filmed entirely on location in Hong Kong and Macao and at sea between the two ports, and it cost £500,000, making it the most expensive Rank film ever, to that time. It was a box-office and critical flop. See more »

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Ferry to Hong Kong
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Arranged by Robert Sharples
Lyrics by Paddy Roberts
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Truly Tragic
11 November 2001 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews



After boy-genius Orson Welles gave us his debut masterpiece `Citizen Kane', followed it up with the wonderful `Magnificent Ambersons'(and who could forget his charismatic Harry Lime in Carol Reed's `Third Man'?) he really had nowhere to go except down.

But I never expected to see him as he is in `Ferry to Hong Kong' mugging and pulling faces to try to produce cheap laughs in an awful English accent. He even waddles around at one stage with a board strapped to his back, all dignity gone. To paraphrase a well-known script-writer from Stratford `When great Orson fell, what a fall was there!'

Otherwise this is a pretty poor attempt at a comedy with perhaps some interest for those who want to see ever-changing Hong Kong as it was in the late Fifties.

I wish I hadn't seen `Ferry to Hong Kong'


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