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Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)

Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

Vernon Harris (screenplay), Lewis Gilbert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Curd Jürgens ... Mark Conrad (as Curt Jurgens)
Orson Welles ... Captain Hart
Sylvia Syms ... Liz Ferrers
Jeremy Spenser ... Miguel Henriques
Noel Purcell ... Joe Skinner
Margaret Withers Margaret Withers ... Miss Carter
John Wallace John Wallace ... Police Inspector
Roy Chiao ... Johnny Sing-Up
Shelley Shen Shelley Shen ... Foo Soo
Louis Seto Louis Seto ... Tommy Cheng
Milton Reid ... Yen
Ronald Decent Ronald Decent ... Portuguese Major
Don Carlos Don Carlos ... Archdeacon
Nick Kendall Nick Kendall ... 2nd Police Inspector
Kwan-San Lam Kwan-San Lam ... 1st Guardian (as Kwan Shan Lam)
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Mark Conrad, a habitual drunk and troublemaker with a shady past, is expelled by Hong Kong police after one too many bar fights. He's sent to Macao on the Fa Tsan, a ferry owned by Captain Hart. Conrad's papers are out of order and Macao refuses him entry. Unable to go ashore, Conrad is a permanent passenger on the ferry with Hart, who detests him. It's all one long, lazy voyage for Conrad until one fateful trip when an encounter with a typhoon and pirates forces Conrad to choose between an aimless drifter's life and becoming a man again. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1959 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Visa pour Hong Kong See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Whilst filming, Orson Welles did some preliminary work on The Immortal Story (1968) (The Immortal Story), which wouldn't begin filming for another 7 years . See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Remembers: Orson Welles See more »

Soundtracks

Ferry to Hong Kong
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Robert Sharples
Lyrics by Paddy Roberts
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Orson Welles needed the money?
4 January 2003 | by GolohSee all my reviews

An interesting premise, somewhere between "Casablanca" and Suzie Wong, with name-brand actors. But this wound up as a weak period piece redeemed by a few (very few) clever moments and many nice background shots of Hong Kong as it was. Not many mid-20th-century films produced in the West with Hong Kong themes are available on DVD or video (at least we have "World of Suzie Wong") and fewer still had actual Hong Kong locations, so I am not disappointed in the film. Otherwise, it's a watchable "B" movie with Orson Welles as a bonus.


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