Ferry to Hong Kong

Ferry to Hong Kong

Lewis Gilbert (1958)

U Certificate


Our Score
Directed on location by Lewis Gilbert, the script was extensively rewritten and then ad-libbed by Welles, who clashed loudly with co-star Jurgens. For Welles, this "holiday" he boycotted the premiere and never saw the finished film was his first visit to Macao where he hatched the idea of filming Isak Dinesen's The Immortal Story. Welles hit the markets for Chinese bric-a-brac and even hijacked Gilbert's camera equipment to shoot some background footage, which eventually found its way into his 1968 film.


A po-faced skipper has trouble with drunken crewman during a trip to Macao - but finds his talents handy during a typhoon. Drama, starring Orson Welles and Curt Jurgens.

Cast & Crew

Mark Conrad Curt Jurgens
Captain Hart Orson Welles
Liz Ferrers Sylvia Syms
Miguel Henriques Jeremy Spenser
Joe Skinner Noel Purcell
Miss Carter Margaret Withers
Police Inspector John Wallace
Johnny Sing-up Roy Chiao Hung
Foo Soo Shelley Shen
Director Lewis Gilbert
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Screen Services LtdAvailable on: video and DVD