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The Terror of the Tongs (1961)

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In 1910, Hong Kong members of a secret Tong crime syndicate protect their identities by murdering the daughter of a British sea captain who vows revenge.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Chung King
Yvonne Monlaur ...
Lee
Geoffrey Toone ...
Capt. Jackson Sale
Marne Maitland ...
Beggar
Brian Worth ...
District Commissioner Harcourt
Ewen Solon ...
Tang How - Tong Leader's Aide
Roger Delgado ...
Tang Hao, tong enforcer
Richard Leech ...
Insp. Bob Dean
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
Dr. Fu Chao, tong member
Marie Burke ...
Maya
Barbara Brown ...
Helena Sale
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Mr. Ming
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Gill ...
Beamish
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Confucius (as Eric Young)
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Storyline

A secret society of Hong-Kong at the beginning of the century called "The Red Dragon Tong" kidnaps the captain of a ship in the harbour of Hong-Kong as he tries to detain the killers of his daughter. Because the secret society is very powerful it is not easy to free him from their hands. Written by Volker Boehm

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They were the Oldest Secret Cult in the World... And the Most Fendish! See more »


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Release Date:

15 March 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Terror of the Hatchet Men  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)| (Eastmancolor) (UK prints)| (USA, theatrical prints)| (Technicolor) (USA, TV prints)

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1.66 : 1
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The film takes place in Hong Kong in 1910. See more »

Quotes

Tang How - Tong Leader's Aide: Why is it these Occidentals indulge their vices the same way they run their lives, full of noise and vulgarity?
The Tong Leader: It's fortunate that they should choose to indulge in these vices. It gives us the opportunity to gratify them.
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Not so bad
18 April 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

To enjoy this movie you must ignore that most of the 'Chinese' are played by obviously English actors. That was how it was done back then. Hammer worked with limited budgets but almost always came up with suspenseful and colourful movies.

Christopher Lee plays his role with his usual aplomb, whilst the rest of the cast made up of many familiar faces keeps the movie rolling along.

I first saw this movie over thirty years ago and it took me quite a while to track down a copy on VHS but to this day I still enjoy it immensely. Don't regard it as a piece of art. It's an adventure film in the same vein as Big Trouble in Little China, done very well for the small money and time they had to make it.


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