Ipohworld's World

Saving Yesterday For Tomorrow

“A Countess from Hong Kong” – a story about Natascha, a White Russian countess, who stows away on a luxury liner at Hong Kong, determined to seek a new life in America – is showing at the Lido and in competition, “The Blue Max” is showing at the Cathay. Which one did you see?

  1. ika says:

    I am sure it is 67/68 for as you probably spotted they are showing a very famous film at the Lido, “A Countess from Hong Kong”

    Wikipedia tells us that this is a 1967 British comedy film and the last film directed, written, produced and scored by Charlie Chaplin. It was one of two films Chaplin directed in which he did not play a major role (the other was 1923’s A Woman of Paris), and his only color film. Chaplin’s cameo marked his final screen appearance. The movie starred Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Tippi Hedren, and Sydney Earle Chaplin, Chaplin’s second son.

    Did anyone out there see this at the Lido?

  2. Ipoh Remembered says:

    “The Blue Max” was about WWI; it starred, among others, George Peppard and Ursula Andress. Whereas as you say, “A Countess from Hong Kong” starred Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, and Tippi Hedren. An interesting co-incidence is that there were people who worked on both films.

    I did not watch either film until years after release but it’s still good to see this photograph. I’d guess it was taken in the first half of 1967. There are a couple of signs next to the Lido. Can you make out what they say? Thanks.

  3. felicia says:

    Hi Ipoh Remembered. Tried zooming the picture but it turns up blurred. Can’t really make out what the signs say. Could it be the sign that says “French Hotel” ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>