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Ferry to Hong Kong Film

Ferry to Hong Kong Film

In the 1950s the British Rank Organisation made the film Ferry to Hong Kong. The storm scenes were filmed at Aberdeen using a mock-up of the ferry and two aeroplanes from the Far East Flying School at Kai Tak to provide the wind and water chutes to simulate waves. Orson Welles stars as Cecil Hart, captain of the eponymous ferry to Hong Kong. Things run smoothly for Captain Hart until drunken passenger Mark Conrad (Curt Jurgens) becomes a nuisance. An Austrian exile with no passport, Conrad cannot legally enter Macao nor Hong Kong and is stranded aboard the ferry. The two characters must put aside their differences when a malicious group of pirates board the ferry and threaten the lives of its passengers.

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Wednesday, January 1, 1958