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The Terror of the Tongs (1961)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure | 15 March 1961 (USA)
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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District Commissioner Harcourt
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Dr. Fu Chao - Tong Member
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Maya
Barbara Brown ...
Helena Sale
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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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THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE RED DRAGON CRUSHES MILLIONS OF HELPLESS PEOPLE IN ITS GREEDY POWERFUL CLAWS...NO ONE IS SAFE FROM ITS DRUG-CRAZED HATCHETMEN...NOT EVEN YOU!!! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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15 March 1961 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

According to interviews, Harold Goodwin was bemused to be cast as a Chinese man. See more »

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The film is set in 1910, but the knee length female costumes, revealingly slit to the hip, are strictly 1960 Suzie Wong. See more »

Quotes

The Tong Leader: Have you ever had your bones scraped, Captain? It is painful in the extreme I can assure you.
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Christopher Lee As the Ultimate Villain
13 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Hammer Studios once again proves that they knew no bounds when it came to film making. Here we see a tale of corruption, torture, murder and revenge and it actually works very well for a studio renowned for it's horror films. Christopher Lee plays the leader of, *The Red Dragon Tong* in Hong Kong at the beginning of the 20th century, this organization used torture and murder to keep the people of the city under it's rule and when they kill an English sea Captain's daughter in an attempt to keep information from being brought before the authorities, the film becomes a story of revenge with scenes of torture and murder. Hammer Studios did a great job with this film and if you're a Hammer fan, this is definitely a film you'll want to see.


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