Soldier of Fortune 002.jpg | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Soldier of Fortune 002.jpg

Primary tabs

Soldier of Fortune 002.jpg

Des Voeux Road in “Soldier of Fortune” (1955)

“There's another great section of this film where Susan Hayward's stand-in rides a rickshaw around town in a vain search for her missing husband.

At one point we see her on a stretch of the Des Voeux Road which is almost as recognizable today even though all the buildings along it have changed - Hong Kong can be a bit weird like that. One feature that helps us place this shot is the building in the far background which is the old Wing On building. Wing On still occupies the same site today, albeit with a slightly more modern building.

 The second recognizable part is the intersection of Des Voeux Road and Wing Lok Street which joins at a tangent to the left of the curved building in the background. The Street-view grab below shows pretty much the same angle as the film - the gold-windowed building (above the jaywalking pedestrian) being the modern day replacement of the curved one in the 1955 picture.”