A Countess From Hong Kong

"Good"

A Countess From Hong Kong Review


Not to be confused with The Lady from Shanghai, this is best known as Charlie Chaplin's first film shot in color (as a director), his film with the largest budget, and the last movie he both directed and appeared in (in a cameo that's easy to miss). The story is vintage Chaplin -- a wealthy Russian countess stows away on a cruise ship to escape Hong Kong and winds up in a politician's suite; naturally they fall in love -- but everything else about it feels a bit strange. For starters: Marlon Brando and Sophia Loren in a Chaplin farce? Surprisingly, they both acquit themselves well here, but the repetitive story (with Loren repeatedly running to hide in Brando's bathroom when there's a knock on the door) gets tiresome.


A Countess From Hong Kong

Facts and Figures

Run time: 120 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 15th March 1967

Box Office Worldwide: $2M

Budget: $3.5M

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Fresh: 3 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 6.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: , Jerome Epstein

Starring: as Ogden Mears, as Natascha, as Martha, Sydney Chaplin as Harvey Crothers, as Chefsteward, Margaret Rutherford as Miss Gaulswallow, Bill Nagy as Crawford, John Paul as The Captain, as John Felix, as Tänzerin, Oliver Johnston as Mr. Milton Clark, Patrick Cargill as Hudson

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