Charlie Chaplin's final film is a delightful romantic comedy, filled with the clever touches for which he's famous. Written, directed and composed by Chaplin, it revolves around Russian émigré countess Natascha (Sophia Loren), forced into prostitution in Hong Kong, who stows away in wealthy American Ogden's (Marlon Brando's) stateroom to blackmail her way to the States. Since Ogden has a mind of his own, and can even resist Natascha's charms, what follows is one of the funniest tugs of war ever devised! A wealth of talent supports the stars. There's Chaplin's son, Sydney, as Brando's cruise companion, Tippi Hedren as his icy wife, Patrick Cargill as the ultimate gentleman's gentleman, and Margaret Rutherford as a dotty old dame. Chaplin himself tops it off with a cameo as the ship's steward! The gags, are pure Charlie and his actors make the most of them, sailing in and out of slamming doors-and outrageous situations-with ease.

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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)

Romance/Comedy · 1h 58m

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Charlie Chaplin's final film is a delightful romantic comedy, filled with the clever touches for which he's famous. Written, directed and composed by Chaplin, it revolves around Russian émigré countess Natascha (Sophia Loren), forced into prostitution in Hong Kong, who stows away in wealthy American Ogden's (Marlon Brando's) stateroom to blackmail her way to the States. Since Ogden has a mind of his own, and can even resist Natascha's charms, what follows is one of the funniest tugs of war ever devised! A wealth of talent supports the stars. There's Chaplin's son, Sydney, as Brando's cruise companion, Tippi Hedren as his icy wife, Patrick Cargill as the ultimate gentleman's gentleman, and Margaret Rutherford as a dotty old dame. Chaplin himself tops it off with a cameo as the ship's steward! The gags, are pure Charlie and his actors make the most of them, sailing in and out of slamming doors-and outrageous situations-with ease.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United Kingdom

Production Companies

Charles Chaplin Film Corporation, Universal Pictures

Budget

$3,500,000

Revenue

$1,100,000
Cast
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Marlon Brando

Ogden Mears
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Sophia Loren

Natascha
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Sydney Chaplin

Harvey
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Tippi Hedren

Martha
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Patrick Cargill

Hudson
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Michael Medwin

John Felix
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Oliver Johnston

Clark
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John Paul

The Captain
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Angela Scoular

The Society Girl
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Margaret Rutherford

Miss Gaulswallow
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Peter Bartlett

Steward
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Bill Nagy

Crawford
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Dilys Laye

Saleswoman
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Angela Pringle

Baroness
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Jenny Bridges

Countess
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Arthur Gross

Immigration officer
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Balbina

French maid
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Anthony Chinn

Hawaiian (as Anthony Chin)
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Jose Sukhum Boonlve

Hawaiian
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Geraldine Chaplin

Girl at dance
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Janine Hill

Second girl at dance
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Burnell Tucker

Hotel receptionist
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Leonard Trolley

Purser
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Len Lowe

Electrician
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Francis Dux

Head waiter
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Cecil Cheng

Taxi driver
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Ronald Rubin

American sailor
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Michael Spice

American sailor
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Ray Barlow

American sailor (as Ray Marlowe)
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Josephine Chaplin

Young girl
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Victoria Chaplin

Young girl
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Kevin Manser

Photographer
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Marianne Stone

Reporter
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Lew Luton

Reporter
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Larry Cross

Reporter
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Bill Edwards

Reporter
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Drew Russell

Reporter
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John Sterland

Reporter
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Paul Carson

Reporter
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Paul Tamarin

Reporter
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Carol Cleveland

Nurse
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Charles Chaplin

An old steward
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Jerome Epstein

Barman (uncredited)
Crew
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Charles Chaplin

Director
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Charles Chaplin

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

A Countess From Hong Kong

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

2/5/2019

Disc Title Front Cover

A Countess from Hong Kong

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/4/2003

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