A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.Written by
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The nickname of Eve Tozer (Bess Armstrong) was "Evie". The character is billed in the closing credits only as Eve, even though the character's father is billed as Bradley Tozer (Wilford Brimley). See more »
When Eve Tozer tells Charlie Shane that she couldn't live without money after he told her that her father should be declared dead, she smokes a cigarette. In the next cut the cigarette is gone. See more »
Oh When the Saints
[Heard on a gramophone in Nepalese village] See more »
Q: Would I watch it again? A: Yes!
This is one of those films I never tire of. I watched it several times during the 80s, then laid off it for a while during the 90s (mostly due to a long stint without cable), and have recently rediscovered it since getting satellite. I am glad I gave it such a long time before going back to it, because I had forgotten the gorgeous scenery, the snappy one-liners, and the dead-on acting. Everyone is believable and several scenes, such as when O'Malley explains his theory on Eve's family genetics, verge on hysterical. The romance isn't overdone, and the language is fairly mild, with no references to feces or intercourse to be found. Even by 1983 standards, it's pretty tame.
All in all, if not an excellent film, a competent one, and eminently suited for filling up a rainy Saturday afternoon.
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