Films shot in Hong Kong | Gwulo: Old Hong Kong

Films shot in Hong Kong

A couple from the archives:

Love is a many splendored thing

This film is a great way to see Hong Kong in the 1950s. Here are some stills from it:

The Mansion

Pontoon for Tai Pak floating restaurant

Street outside tea shop


Suyin's friend's house, "Arrowhead"

Tree on hilltop

Click here to see the locations used to film Love is a many splendored thing.

Enter the Dragon

Two decades later, a different plot and a different Hong Kong:

Ching Chun Koon - Enter the Dragon

Ho Sheung Heung

Central - Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon - opening credits old building

Click here to see the locations used to film Enter the Dragon.

Most of the work on those two pages was done by Phil Kenny. If you like tracking down a photo's location in Hong Kong, Phil has a whole website dedicated to Hong Kong film locations:



Also on this week:

The next chapter from Betty Steel's memoir:


Honor Blackman & the late Stanley Baker - The Last Grenade -1969

Parts of a lesser known film 'The Last Grenade' with the late Stanley Baker, Honor Blackman and Richard Attenborough were shot in HK and the New Territories in 1969. It was banned from showing in HK because of its political content and the situation with China at that time.

Took these pics at a makeshift tented location near Tolo Harbour before being shooed away by security.ERROR: Image_assist macro refers to invalid node: 20692.

Honor Blackman - The Last Grenade - 1969

Barbara Anslow writes:

'Love is. ..' is one of my favourite films, I have it recorded, and often watch it, with much nostalgia because it was made when I was still living in Hong Kong, so it's the HK I remember.

Another film featuring HK is 'Soldier of Fortune' starring Clark Gable, also made when I lived in Hong Kong.  When we learned that a scene was being shot in the grounds of a large house not far from where we lived, we spent the evening on a road above the house watching.  In the storyline, there was supposed to be a typhoon brewing;  beneath the trees dotted around the house, ropes were dangling; when the scene was being shot, coolies stationed beneath the trees kept pulling on the ropes to make the greenery shake fiercely.  We were too far away to be able to pick out Clark Gable though.

We have some stills from Soldier of Fortune (again courtesy of Phil) at: