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Thu, 01/28/2016 - 04:50

William Holden in front of Chartered Bank in 1960


William Holden might be the actor who had a deep relation with Hong Kong.

This is one of the scenes from “The World of Suzie Wong” in 1960.


“The south side of Statue Square was - and still is - fronted by the various major banks. There is a point in the film when Lomax (Holden) realises he needs a bit of cash - strapped as he is as a freelance artist - so off he heads to try and get a loan. Where does he go? The Chartered Bank. Formerly known as The Chartered Bank of India Australia and China (it went on to become Standard Chartered circa 1970).”



He might love Hong Kong since “Love is a splendored thing”( 1955) .

Regrettably, due to injuries from a fall at his house ( by heavy drunken), he passed away in November, 1981.




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