Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Macao - Robert Mitchum (1952) - Tak Shing Ferry to Macau

Three years before we saw the Tak Shing in full colour glory courtesy of Clark Gable and Soldier of Fortune, it was featured in Mitchum's Macao as the ferry supposedly taking him and his cohorts to the enclave. The only difference between 1952 and 1955 seems to be that the ferry had a lick of paint on its hull before appearing on Soldier of Fortune in full colour.

 
Of course, Mitchum and co didn't actually travel on this ferry at all. All their scenes were filmed back in the studio in front of the back-projected footage expensively procured by Dick Davol, but it's nice to see he did get some decent footage of this famous Macau ferry boat.

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