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The Scavengers (1959)

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This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns The reformed smuggler Stuart Allison finds his missing wife Marion in Hong Kong. Marion has fallen in with a bad crowd and is involved with ... See full summary »

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John Cromwell

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Eddie Romero
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vince Edwards ... Stuart Allison
Carol Ohmart ... Marion Allison
Richard Loo
Tamar Benamy Tamar Benamy ... Marissa
John Wallace John Wallace ... Taggert
Eddie Infante Eddie Infante
Mario Barri Mario Barri ... (as Mario Bari)
Joe Sison Joe Sison
Bruno Punzalan Bruno Punzalan
Renato Robles Renato Robles
Efren Reyes Efren Reyes ... Puan
Vic Diaz ... Casimir O'Hara
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This low-budget Asian-set adventure concerns The reformed smuggler Stuart Allison finds his missing wife Marion in Hong Kong. Marion has fallen in with a bad crowd and is involved with narcotics and stolen government bonds, requiring Stuart to extricate her from her woes. Written by Robert

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Philippines | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Epi ta ihni trion ekatommyrion dollarion See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Production Co:

Lynn-Romero Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Directed by whom?!
8 February 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

John Cromwell had a long and distinguished career. It's difficult to fathom his involvement with this. On the other hand, "The Scavengers" could have been worse than it is. Maybe.

Its ramshackle plot is at the core of its problems. In some ways, it resembles adventure/noir movies earlier in the decade that starred Robert Mitchum. They didn't always make sense either. But this doesn't make sense on a grand, yet grungy, scale.

Vince Edwards is fine as the leading man. Did he ever smile on-camera? If so, he certainly doesn't here. He wears an open shirt, showing the hairy chest that was favored in this movie's time (and is missed by many.) The less said about the leading lady the better. The supporting players are fine.

It won't offend anyone and it isn't terrible. It just isn't very good. At all.


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