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Director:
Writer:
Charles Chaplin (original screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 March 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Fun at Sea! His Cabin, His PJs, Her Move!
Plot:
Natascha, a White Russian countess, stows away on a luxury liner at Hong Kong, determined to seek a new life in America... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Chaplin and Brando's blemish - Sophia's triumph See more (43 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The role of Ogden Mears was offered to Rex Harrison, who turned it down. Marlon Brando took the role and spent much of the film clashing with Charles Chaplin.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During "everybody is getting sea-sick" scene Ogden, Natascha and Harvey push an ashtray around the table until Ogden angrily swipes it off the table. Shortly after it's back on the table in front of Natascha's chair and in the next shot it moves over to be in front of Ogden's chair, although nobody is at the table at that time.See more »
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Soundtrack:
(Love,) This Is My SongSee more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Chaplin and Brando's blemish - Sophia's triumph, 1 April 2007

When it was announced that Chaplin was to direct a new film, naturally expectations were sky high. The casting of Brando and Loren further boosted these expectations. To call the final result disappointing is to be kind.

While "A Countess from Hong Kong" does have an antiquated charm about it, it remains an unsightly blemish on Chaplin's career as well as Brando's. Having been away from making movies for a number of years, the ageing Chaplin had lost touch with the media. There's precious little in this film that remotely recalls his genius. It's only the old fashioned and overdone musical score that recall the Chaplin of times gone by.

Those who remark on Brando being miscast in the role insinuate that he was incapable of playing light comedy which simply is not the case. ("Bedtime Story" being a case in point). He simply turns in a very poor performance. He seems remote from his character and from the whole project as a whole.

The real surprise is Sophia Loren. Despite the mediocre material and a wooden acting partner, she is on top form proving to be a terrific comedienne as well as touching in the tender moments. Combine that with her stunning looks and you have the only reason to possibly want to give this one another look.

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