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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears is traveling in a transatlantic and is near to be assigned Saudi Arabia Ambassador and is divorcing from his wife Martha. His friend Harvey and he are ... See full summary »

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Harvey
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Martha
Patrick Cargill ...
Hudson
Michael Medwin ...
John Felix
Oliver Johnston ...
Clark
John Paul ...
The Captain
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The Society Girl
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Miss Gaulswallow
Peter Bartlett ...
Steward
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Crawford
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Saleswoman
Angela Pringle ...
Baroness
Jenny Bridges ...
Countess
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In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears is traveling in a transatlantic and is near to be assigned Saudi Arabia Ambassador and is divorcing from his wife Martha. His friend Harvey and he are invited by their old friend Clark to go to a nightclub with three aristocratic Russian refugees on their last night. Ogden drinks too much and spends the night with Countess Natascha. On the next morning, while sailing back home, Ogdeb finds Natascha hidden in his cabin wearing a ball gown and with no documents. The stowaway explains that she wants to go to the United States and Ogden is worried with his career. But Harvey convinces him to help Natascha. Ogden falls in love with Natascha and together with Harvey, they plot a fake marriage of Natascha with his valet Hudson. But things get complicated when immigration requests her documents and Martha arrives on board. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fun at Sea! His Cabin, His PJs, Her Move! See more »

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15 March 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Una condesa de Hong Kong  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Judy Huxtable was considered for various roles. See more »

Goofs

Natasha's hair while standing on the railing ready to take a plunge off the boat that docked at the Hawai harbor changes from being blown by the wind to a neat hairdo with every lock in place. See more »

Quotes

Baroness: No, no, don't turn it off. Music complements champagne.
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Featured in Charlie Chaplin - Les années suisses (2003) See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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A pleasant surprise
29 October 2004 | by (Vancouver,Canada) – See all my reviews

I'd always read that this was not only one of Chaplin's worst films but also one of Brando's worst. But you know it's not bad at all. There are some very funny moments early on and Brando plays the role of the uptight politician perfectly. The only reason that people feel he is miscast is because they are expecting Stanley Kowalski . Even Jack Nicholson singled out this film as one of Brando's best performances. That said the film really belongs to Sophia Loren ( a much underrated actress) who is genuinely heartbreaking . Add to that a haunting musical score. At the time it was hammered by the critics for being dated but now it seems no more dated than any other film to come out of the same period "Bonnie and Clyde" , "the Graduate" etc.


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