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When Jane Hoyt's journalist husband disappears, she arrives in Hong Kong determined to find him but instead meets shady shipping magnate Hank Lee.

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Hank Lee
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Mrs. Jane Hoyt
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Inspector Merryweather
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Louis Hoyt
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Rene Dupont Chevalier (as Alex D'Arcy)
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Tweedie
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Madame Dupree
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Icky
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Big Matt
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Gen. Po Lin
Soo Yong ...
Dak Lai
Frank Tang ...
Capt. Ying Fai - Chicago
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Austin Stoker
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Fernand Rocha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Bernard ...
English Man (uncredited)
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Father Xavier (uncredited)
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Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)
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Clerk in Cheap Hotel (uncredited)
Danny Chang ...
Billy Lee - Hank's Adopted Son (uncredited)
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Prostitute (uncredited)
David Chow ...
Cashier (uncredited)
Kei Thin Chung ...
Chinese Officer (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Percy - Second Australian Airman (uncredited)
Charles Davis ...
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Man Slapped in Lobby (uncredited)
Alex Finlayson ...
First Australian Airman (uncredited)
Frances Fong ...
Maxine Chan - Shop Owner (uncredited)
Harold Fong ...
Steward at Fat Chan (uncredited)
Lee Tung Foo ...
Chinese Cook (uncredited)
Ivis Goulding ...
English Woman (uncredited)
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Chinese Policeman (uncredited)
Roland Soo Hoo ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
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Keim (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Bar Extra (uncredited)
Alan Lee ...
Eurasian Tour Clerk (uncredited)
Eddie Lee ...
Sentry (uncredited)
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Lucy Lee (uncredited)
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Sailor at Ferry (uncredited)
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Bar Extra (uncredited)
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Frank Stewart - U.S. Consulate (uncredited)
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Maj. Leith Phipps (uncredited)
Louis Serrano ...
Portuguese at Fat Chan (uncredited)
Walter Soo Hoo ...
Elevator Operator (uncredited)
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Needle - Chinese Communist Interrogator (uncredited)
Noel Toy ...
Luan (uncredited)
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Gunner (uncredited)
Trevor Ward ...
English Observer (uncredited)
Barbara Jean Wong ...
Haka Girl (uncredited)
Beal Wong ...
Chinese Clerk (uncredited)
Jean Wong ...
Haka Girl (uncredited)
William Yip ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Goldie - Hotel Waiter (uncredited)

Directed by

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Edward Dmytryk

Written by

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Ernest K. Gann ... (novel)
 
Ernest K. Gann ... (screenplay)

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Buddy Adler ... producer

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Hugo Friedhofer

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Leo Tover ... director of photography

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Dorothy Spencer

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Jack Martin Smith
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

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Stuart A. Reiss ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Joseph C. Behm ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hal Herman ... assistant director

Sound Department

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Eugene Grossman ... sound
Harry M. Leonard ... sound
Ray Bomba ... sound editor (uncredited)
Etter D'Orazio ... sound editor (uncredited)
Dick Jensen ... sound editor (uncredited)
Emmett O'Brien ... sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Warren Newcombe ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects
Cliff Shirpser ... special photographic effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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John Daheim ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Frank Powolny ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director
Sam Benson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Jesse Munden ... assistant wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Ken Darby ... vocal supervisor
Lionel Newman ... conductor
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Dominic Frontiere ... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Skip Martin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Rose Steinberg ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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James E. Ruman ... transportation head (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jennifer Jones ... stand-in: Susan Hayward (uncredited)
Frank McCarthy ... head of public relations (uncredited)
Stephen Papich ... choreographer (uncredited)
Frank Tang ... technical advisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

During the 1950s an American journalist disappears in China. His wife, Jane Hoyt, arrives in Hong Kong, determined to find him. There are rumors that Louis Hoyt might be held by the Communist Chinese as spy. Jane Hoyt asks shady shipping magnate Hank Lee for his help but Hank tries to dissuade her from venturing into Red China. Desperate, Jane asks another local, Fernand Rocha, for his help and pays him money. When dishonest and sleazy charlatan Rocha spends her money and forcibly confines her Hank Lee finally takes pity on her and decides to go searching for her husband himself. Illegally entering Red China Hank finds plenty of trouble. Written by nufs68

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Taglines Tale of Today's Orient. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le rendez-vous de Hong Kong (France)
  • Cita en Hong Kong (Spain)
  • Zolnierz fortuny (Poland)
  • Maceralar beldesi (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Avontuur in Hongkong (Netherlands)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $2,515,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Clark Gable felt that he was too old for the part but wanted to make the film because it reflected his own right-wing, anti-communist views. See more »
Goofs Whilst looking through the binoculars at the Chinese gunship, Hank is holding them upside down. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Holiday (1957). See more »
Soundtracks Rum and Coca Cola See more »
Crazy Credits Opening credits prologue: HONG KONG CROWN COLONY See more »
Quotes Inspector Merryweather: Now that we've had our exercise, I suppose it would be presumptuous... to ask whither this slave ship is bound.
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