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Charles Chaplin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Fun at Sea! His Cabin, His PJs, Her Move!
Plot:
In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears is traveling in a transatlantic and is near to be assigned Saudi... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(19 articles)
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Naive and Funny See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Marlon Brando ... Ogden Mears

Sophia Loren ... Natascha

Sydney Chaplin ... Harvey

Tippi Hedren ... Martha
Patrick Cargill ... Hudson
Michael Medwin ... John Felix
Oliver Johnston ... Clark

John Paul ... The Captain
Angela Scoular ... The Society Girl
Margaret Rutherford ... Miss Gaulswallow
Peter Bartlett ... Steward
Bill Nagy ... Crawford
Dilys Laye ... Saleswoman
Angela Pringle ... Baroness
Jenny Bridges ... Countess
Arthur Gross ... Immigration officer
Balbina ... French maid
Anthony Chinn ... Hawaiian (as Anthony Chin)
Jose Sukhum Boonlve ... Hawaiian

Geraldine Chaplin ... Girl at dance
Janine Hill ... Second girl at dance
Burnell Tucker ... Hotel receptionist
Leonard Trolley ... Purser
Len Lowe ... Electrician
Francis Dux ... Head waiter
Cecil Cheng ... Taxi driver
Ronald Rubin ... American sailor
Michael Spice ... American sailor
Ray Barlow ... American sailor (as Ray Marlowe)
Josephine Chaplin ... Young girl
Victoria Chaplin ... Young girl
Kevin Manser ... Photographer
Marianne Stone ... Reporter
Lew Luton ... Reporter
Larry Cross ... Reporter
Bill Edwards ... Reporter
Drew Russell ... Reporter
John Sterland ... Reporter
Paul Carson ... Reporter
Paul Tamarin ... Reporter

Carol Cleveland ... Nurse

Charles Chaplin ... An old steward
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerome Epstein ... Barman (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Writing credits
Charles Chaplin (original screenplay)

Produced by
Jerome Epstein .... producer
Charles Chaplin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson 
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Hales 
 
Production Design by
Donald M. Ashton  (as Don Ashton)
 
Art Direction by
Robert Cartwright  (as Bob Cartwright)
 
Set Decoration by
Vernon Dixon (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Helen Penfold .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Denis Johnson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Ariel Levy .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
Alan Evans .... scenic artist
Alan Roderick-Jones .... set draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Bill Daniels .... sound recordist
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (as Michael Hopkins)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe supervisor
Olga Lehmann .... costume designer: Tippi Hedren (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Hiscott .... assistant editor
Brian Sinclair .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Eric James .... musical associate
Lambert Williamson .... conductor
Lambert Williamson .... music arranger
Milton Gabler .... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Harry Mendelsohn .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Gordon Shadrick .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
120 min | USA:108 min (US version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (orginal rating) | Spain:13 | Sweden:Btl | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:G

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Trivia:
Petula Clark had a major hit with her recording of "This is My Song", an adaptation of a piece of music Charles Chaplin wrote for this film. Chaplin reportedly did not care for Clark's version, though it ultimately turned out to be the only successful aspect of the film, reaching #1 in the British charts. Just months later Harry Secombe took the song to #2 in Britain.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Natascha is wearing the yellow pajamas, a black bra can be seen underneath, despite Natascha not having worn one with her evening dress.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Best Friend's Birthday (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
(Love,) This Is My SongSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Naive and Funny, 9 May 2015
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Hong Kong, the wealthy Ogden Mears (Marlon Brando) is traveling in a transatlantic and is near to be assigned Saudi Arabia Ambassador and is divorcing from his wife Martha (Tippi Hedren). His friend Harvey (Sydney Chaplin) and he are invited by their old friend Clark (Oliver Johnston) 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 (Sophia Loren). 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 (Patrick Cargill). But things get complicated when immigration requests her documents and Martha arrives on board.

"A Countess of Hong Kong" is a naive movie by Charles Chaplin but also very funny and with a great soundtrack. The romance between Ogden and Natascha is unnecessarily hard to believe since Ogden is the son of the richest oil tycoon and Natascha is a prostitute; therefore he would be the target of any gold-digger. Ogden could be a simpler character to give more credibility for his crush on Natascha. But the last movie directed by Charles Chaplin is worthwhile watching and may be considered a classic. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Condessa de Hong Kong" ("The Countess of Hong Kong")

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