A Countess From Hong Kong

1967

Charles Chaplin
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

American ambassador Brando finds himself saddled with Russian stowaway Loren, which tends to complicate matters, especially with Brando's estranged wife (Hedren).

Well-intentioned throwback to old screwball comedies and slamming-door farces ultimately falls flat. Brando has no chemistry with Loren, and it deflates whatever possibilites the film had. Loren tries, but Brando is obviously miserable, presumably because Chaplin didn't stroke his ego enough. Ulitmately, a rather non-descript end to a distinguished career (this was Chaplin's last directorial effort). The fact that Chaplin apparently thought this was his best film says more about how cinema had progressed than anything else.

Note: There are so many extras in this film, mostly as cruise passengers seen repeatedly, that I've chosen to lump them together at the end of the listing rather than in order of appearance, which would just be utterly confusing.

-Dave W.



5th January 1967
Cinema



122 mins
1.85:1


4th February 2003
DVD



108 mins
1.85:1



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Marlon Brando
Ogden Mears
Sophia Loren
Countess Natascha Alexandrov
Sydney Chaplin
Harvey Crothers
Tippi Hedren
Martha Mears
Patrick Cargill
Hudson
Michael Medwin
John Felix
Oliver Johnston
Milton Clark
John Paul
The Captain
Angela Scoular
The Society Girl
Margaret Rutherford
Miss Gaulswallow
Peter Bartlett
Steward
Bill Nagy
Crawford
Dilys Laye
Saleswoman
Angela Pringle
Baroness Cavanotchy
Jenny Bridges
Countess Chiedoff
Arthur Gross
Immigration Officer
Balbina
French Maid (Maria)
Anthony Chinn
Hawaiian
(as Anthony Chin)
Jose Sukhum Boonlve
Hawaiian
Geraldine Chaplin
Girl at Dance
Janine Hill
Second Girl at Dance
Burnell Tucker
Hotel Receptionist
Leonard Trolley
Purser
Len Lowe
Electrician
Francis Dux
Head Waiter
Cecil Cheng
Taxi Driver
Ronald Rubin
American Sailor
Michael Spice
American Sailor
Raymond Marlowe
American Sailor
(as Ray Marlowe)
Josephine Chaplin
Young Girl
Victoria Chaplin
Young Girl
Kevin Manser
Photographer
Marianne Stone
Reporter
Lew Luton
Reporter
Larry Cross
Reporter
Bill Edwards
Reporter
Drew Russell
Reporter
John Sterland
Reporter
Paul Carson
Reporter
Paul Tamarin
Reporter
Carol Cleveland
Nurse
Charles Chaplin
An Old Steward
Unknown 3933-01
Ticket Girl
Unknown 3933-02
Dance "Countess"
Unknown 3933-03
Dance "Countess"
Unknown 3933-04
Dance "Countess"
Unknown 3933-05
Dance "Countess"
Unknown 3933-06
Man Asking Natascha To Dance
Lesley Allen
Ogden's Dance Partner
Christine Rogers
Ogden's Dance Partner
Jerome Epstein
Barman (uncredited)
George Rutland
Lounge Steward
(uncredited)
Jack Shepherd
Hawaiian
Hugh Futcher
Barker
Gerry Addison
Extra
Jack Armstrong
Extra
Ann Barrass
Extra
Roy Beck
Extra
Hyma Beckley
Extra
Paul Beradi
Extra
Tony Castleton
Extra
Derek Chafer
Extra
Mickey Clarke
Extra
John Clifford
Extra
Les Conrad
Extra
Alf Costa
Extra
Harold Coyne
Extra
Maxwell Craig
Extra
Dan Cressy
Extra
Norman Fisher
Extra
Patricia Garnham
Extra
Alan Gibbs
Extra
Arthur Goodman
Extra
Richard Gregory
Extra
Pat Hagan
Extra
Pat Halpin
Extra
Aidan Harrington
Extra
Victor Harrington
Extra
Alan Harris
Extra
Delilah Hart
Extra
Eileen Harvey
Extra
Renee Heimer
Extra
Suzanne Heimer
Extra
Walter Henry
Extra

Bill Hibbert
Extra

George Holdcroft
Extra

Albert Johnson
Extra

Gerry Judge
Extra

Eric Kent
Extra

Roy Lansford
Extra

Aileen Lewis
Extra

Alex Lewis
Extra

Ned Lynch
Extra

Fred Machon
Extra

Terence Maidment
Extra

Alf Mangan
Extra

Mark McBride
Extra

Gloria McGuire
Extra

Tony Mendleson
Extra

Manny Michael
Extra

George Miller
Extra

Lola Morice
Extra

John Moyce
Extra

Tony O'Leary
Extra

James Payne
Extra

Patricia Payne
Extra

Fred Peck
Extra

Harry Phipps
Extra

Laurie Rose
Extra

Jack Ross
Extra

Pat Ryan
Extra

Terry Sartain
Extra

Eddy May Scandrett
Extra

Ian Selby
Extra

Emil Stemmler
Extra

Fred Stroud
Extra

John Tatum
Extra

Harry Tierney
Extra

Unknown Male 29
Extra

Unknown Male 4
Extra

Pearl Walters
Extra

June West
Extra

Paul Weston
Extra

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