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Five Golden Dragons (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama | April 1967 (UK)
A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself caught up in the middle of an international crime.


Jeremy Summers


Harry Alan Towers (screenplay) (as Peter Welbeck)

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Cummings ... Bob Mitchell (as Bob Cummings)
Margaret Lee ... Magda
Rupert Davies ... Comm. Sanders
Klaus Kinski ... Gert
Maria Rohm ... Ingrid
Sieghardt Rupp ... Peterson
Roy Chiao ... Inspector Chiao
Brian Donlevy ... Dragon #3
Dan Duryea ... Dragon #1
Christopher Lee ... Dragon #4
George Raft ... Dragon #2
Maria Perschy ... Margret
Yukari Itô Yukari Itô ... Guest Singer (as Yukari Ito)


A naive young American playboy in Hong Kong finds himself caught up in the middle of an international crime.

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English | German | Chinese

Release Date:

April 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

5 Altin Canavar See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final theatrical movie of Robert Cummings (Bob Mitchell). See more »


When the murdered Margret (Maria Perschy) is discovered lying on bed in her hotel room with her neck having been broken, we watch Commander Sanders (Rupert Davies) and Bob Mitchell (Bob Cummings) - after having examined Margret's corpse - in the foreground discussing their further proceedings to solve the crimes that have been committed so far in the movie. In the background we observe the dead body of Margret blinking with both her eyelids several times! A dead person surely can't do that. See more »

Alternate Versions

German theatrical version was re-edited and cut by approx. 20 minutes. The DVD release from Koch Media includes the original British version. See more »


References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »


Time of Our Lives
Music by Malcolm Lockyer
Lyrics by Sid Colin
Performed by Margaret Lee (as The Voice of Domino)
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Only Four Golden Dragons
21 August 2016 | by jameselliot-1See all my reviews

There are four golden reasons to watch this lightweight comedy- thriller from B-movie programmer king Harry Alan Towers alias Peter Welbeck. 1) the on-location photography of 1960s Hong Kong 2) Margaret Lee who also sings "Five Golden Dragons," a good little tune 3) Maria Rohm 4) Maria Perschy. If not for the latter three, I'd have turned off this movie after 20 minutes. I can't see any reason to actually buy the DVD if you've seen it on TV or Amazon Prime.

Affable Bob Cummings basically plays his TV character from "Love That Bob." Evasive, easy-going, constantly chattering small talk, nervous, clumsy and too-cool-for-school, Bob overdoes wiping his face with a handkerchief in the second half. I don't know what that was all about. An endless stream of beefy Chinese thugs in matching Polo shirts chase him around Hong Kong but can't kill him but they do kill off one of the cast sleeping in his hotel bedroom, while he's on the couch snoozing. The rest of the cast in small roles is a Who's Who of movie legends, well-known faces and international actors.

Bob was lucky not to have any scenes directly opposite mad man Klaus Kinski, unusually subdued here. It has the same kind of fun-B movie time-killing, ambiance as another Towers production, Bang! Bang! You're Dead! (Our Man in Marrakesh) with Tony Randall who supposedly turned down the Cummings role. Towers had a yen for these Sax Rohmer/Edgar Wallace-style films in the 1960s, ultimately producing and writing over 100 films during his lifetime, adding production value with exotic locations like Beirut and Hong Kong. The editing of the night club performances by Lee and Yukari Ito is poor, interrupting their singing for some meaningless cut-away and then back again to the singers.

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