Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Million Eyes of Sumuru - George Nader (1967) - Hong Kong International Airport, Kai Tak

An interesting view of Kai Tak from this film as a plane swoops in to land over Kowloon City.


Interestingly, in the middle and bottom pictures you can just make out (lower left and lower right, respectively) the Chinese-style building of the Sheng Kung Hui Holy Trinity Church along Ma Tau Chung Road. The church is still around although it no longer enjoys such unfettered views. The building with the big Sanyo advert on the side is also still around (456 - 464 Prince Edward Rd East) although no longer needed for adverts.

The next picture is interesting because it indicates the proximity of the filming between this and Five Golden Dragons. The chap with the overcoat slung over his arm is the same actor (sorry, I don't know his name) who gets topped at the beginning of Five Golden Dragons. Here is a reminder.

  
It seems a bit odd for him to have such a small role so he was either based in HK anyway or was hanging around waiting for his larger role in the other film. Anyway, I'll finish with this shot of a plane taking off from the old runway.


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