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Passport to China (1961)
"Visa to Canton" (original title)

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A pilot slips his plane into Red China to rescue an American girl trapped there, but when he lands he discovers that the girl has a surprise for him--she wants him to fill his plane with ... See full summary »


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Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Richard Basehart, Don Taylor, Alex Nicol


Complete credited cast:
Don Benton
Lisa Gastoni ...
Lola Sanchez
Athene Seyler ...
Mao Tai Tai
Ivono Kong
Alan Gifford ...
Charles Orme
Hedger Wallace ...
Inspector Taylor (as Hedgar Wallace)
Marne Maitland ...
Han Po
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sorata Ra Fat ...
Ronald Ing ...
Zoreen Ismail ...
Swee Kim
Robert Lee ...
Chinese Officer
Paula Li Shiu ...
Girl Croupier


A pilot slips his plane into Red China to rescue an American girl trapped there, but when he lands he discovers that the girl has a surprise for him--she wants him to fill his plane with Chinese refugees and fly them out of the country, too. Written by

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31 July 1961 (Sweden)  »

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Passport to China  »

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Filmed in color, but shown in the US in black-and-white. See more »

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Not the best Hammer film I have ever seen

What a deceit. I expected much more. I know that Hammer film was not specialized in war and adventure movies, but they gave us little gems such as Camp on Blood Island, Terror of the Tongs, Yesterday's Enemy, and so on...And Michael Carreras is a good director - and producer - too. I don't understand why he has done such a flat, uninspired, talkative, dull routine drama about help to the refugee from Red China.

I almost got asleep. Nevertheless, the photography is pretty effective and the 2.35 format restores some brightness to this tepid story. A tale that we have seen a hundred times before. And often far better than this.

Richard Basehart is not enough to save the movie. Sorry...

But you can try it. Who knows...

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