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The Corrupt Ones (1967)

Die Hölle von Macao (original title)
Spy accidentally gets an ancient treasure. Several corrupt groups try to steal it from him.

Director:

James Hill

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (original story), Brian Clemens (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Stack ... Cliff Wilder
Elke Sommer ... Lilly Mancini
Nancy Kwan ... Tina
Christian Marquand ... Brandon
Maurizio Arena ... Danny
Richard Haller Richard Haller ... Kua-Song
Hans Heyde Hans Heyde ... Hugo (as Dean Heyde)
Ah Yue Lou Ah Yue Lou ... Chow (as Ah-Yue Lou)
Marisa Merlini ... Madame Vulcano
Rosemarie Stack ... Bar Patron (as Rosemary Bowe)
Werner Peters ... Pinto
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Spy accidentally gets an ancient treasure. Several corrupt groups try to steal it from him.

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From the four corners of the earth...From the four corners of Hell...the hunt for the Peking Medallion drew them together in the most sinister orgy of terror the world has ever known! See more »

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Trivia

Robert Stack takes his shirt off in this movie. See more »

Quotes

Cliff Wilder: Look, you don't like me and I'm not crazy about you, so we can afford to tell each other the truth.
Lilly Mancini: The truth is that he was a frightened man. But I didn't find that out until later.
Cliff Wilder: What happened in between?
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The Corrupt Ones
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Sung by Dusty Springfield
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This is an Elke Sommer movie. What more do you need to know?
28 March 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I guess that "Die Holle von Macao" (called "The Corrupt Ones" in the US) is the sort of movie that you can only find in Movie Madness here in Portland. Cliff Wilder (Robert Stack) is an American spy in Hong Kong who gets hold of an ancient medallion and finds himself the target of various and sundry groups. His only escape is gorgeous Lilly Mancini (Elke Sommer). Meanwhile...

Oh come on folks. THIS IS AN ELKE SOMMER MOVIE!!!!!!!!! You don't watch this sort of movie to have a life-changing experience; you watch it to see her, uh, features. Some people may claim that this movie's just trying to be a James Bond movie. SO WHAT?!!!!!!! It's Elke Sommer, people! Who cares about a decrepit old right-winger like Robert Stack dodging bullets when you've got her hot features on the screen? I know. You say that my infatuation with her is inane, immature, pathetic, and non-respectable, given that she mostly starred in skin flicks in the '60s and hasn't done much since then. Well too bad. I've always found her hotter than the likes of Julia Roberts. In fact, that's why I gave this movie 5/10 stars: the plot is pretty routine, but her presence makes it worthwhile. If I was going to make a movie, I'd do everything possible to try and get her a role, even if it was the same kind of role with which she's always been associated. Hubba hubba...


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France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

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Release Date:

3 February 1967 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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