Friday, December 5, 2014

Gambit - Shirley MacLaine (1966) - Views of the Harbour, Hong Kong

A quick change of film for a few posts as we look at a few scenes from 1966's Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine film - Gambit.

Now, this film is obviously (to me at least) one of those that has a few outdoor scenes shot on location in Hong Kong, but actually the main action occurs elsewhere (i.e. in a studio in California). Much like the HK scenes in You Only Live Twice, these ones from Gambit are also only used as a device to establish the location of the characters at the beginning of the film - so I strongly suspect neither actor was in HK for any filming.

Despite the lack of any real HK-based scenes the film makers did get some nice shots of a mid-60's Hong Kong including these ones that were shown during the opening credits.

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