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That Lady from Peking (1975)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 13 November 1975 (Australia)
Max Foster (Carl Betz), an American newspaper reporter, is in Hong Kong to assist a defecting Russian diplomat. In return for arranging an escape, the diplomat must turn over to Foster a ... See full summary »

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Eddie Davis

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Eddie Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Betz ... Max Foster
Nancy Kwan ... Sue Ten Chan
Bobby Rydell ... Buddy Foster
Sid Melton ... Benny Segal
Don Reid Don Reid ... Spronsky
Eva Lynd ... Natalia (as Eva von Feilitz)
Vicki Benet Vicki Benet ... Tess
Owen Weingott Owen Weingott ... Barina
Sandy Gore ... Marisa Russo
Graham Rouse Graham Rouse ... Varitch
Kevin Golsby Kevin Golsby ... Butcher
Penny Sugg Penny Sugg ... Shirley
John Warwick John Warwick ... Inspector
Susan Jarett Susan Jarett ... Lydia
Robert Bruning Robert Bruning ... Karl
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Max Foster (Carl Betz), an American newspaper reporter, is in Hong Kong to assist a defecting Russian diplomat. In return for arranging an escape, the diplomat must turn over to Foster a diary revealing the true events taking place in China. While making his escape, the defector is killed ant the diary vanishes. The reporter sets off on a search for it, from Hong Kong to Australia. The chase ends in an action-filled climax, with the journalist finally meeting up with "That Lady from Peking" (Nancy Kwan) - the diplomat's daughter. The cast also features Bobby Rydell ("Bye, Bye Birdie"). Written by alfiehitchie

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Crime | Drama

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Not Rated
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Filmed in 1969-1970, unreleased until 1975. See more »

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Long time since it was called Peking!
12 November 2001 | by uds3See all my reviews

Apathetic and totally uninteresting Aussie flick about Consular wheelings and dealings. It might even be described as a murder mystery: A mystery why they made it, and murder to watch!

Carl Betz (a 'competent' actor rather than a dynamic screen personality) plays Max Foster, an American writer caught up in a web of intrigue and disinterest when a Russian diplomat's diary goes missing following his death by anything but natural causes. There's the plot, the viewer has actually to supply his own intrigue.

Notable only for being Jack Thompson's first screen appearance. Nancy Kwan is wasted and they even squeezed 60's pop pretty-boy Bobby Rydell into the proceedings in an attempt to dredge up interest. The ploy failed and the film died at the box office. Aussie viewers may enjoy trying to find John Laws cameo here. For the US market the title was changed to THE GIRL FROM PEKING. Audiences there were equally underwhelmed!


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1975 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Hva skjedde i Peking? See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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