Ferry to Hong Kong (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ferry to Hong Kong (1959)





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This curious African Queen derivation stars Curt Jurgens as Mark Conrad, an Austrian exile and Orson Welles as blustery ferry-boat captain Cecil Hart. Banned from both Hong Kong and Macao, Conrad is forced to spend his life on Hart's ferry, shuttling endlessly between the two countries and irritating everyone with whom he comes in contact. Conrad redeems himself when he rescues Hart and the passengers during a raging storm. Poor Welles is reduced to Gale Gordon-like bombast throughout the proceedings, while leading lady Sylvia Sims has practically no purpose in the film whatsoever. Ferry to Hong Kong was released in America through 20th Century-Fox along with several other like-vintage Rank Organisation films. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Curd Jürgens
as Mark Conrad
Orson Welles
as Capt. Hart
Sylvia Syms
as Liz Ferrers
Noel Purcell
as Joe Skinner
Margaret Withers
as Miss Carter
John Wallace
as Inspector
Roy Chiao
as Johnny Sing-Up
Shelley Shen
as Foo Soo
Don Carlos
as Archdeacon
Nick Kendall
as 2nd Police Inspector
Jeremy Spenser
as Miguel Henriques
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Critic Reviews for Ferry to Hong Kong

All Critics (2)

Looking and sounding as though he somehow has a tongue in each cheek, apple-faced Orson Welles turns in an unabashed caricature instead of a real characterization.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

...it's not all bad, just distressingly hammy.

July 1, 2011 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

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