Friday, April 14, 2017

Weiße Fracht für Hongkong - Dietmar Schönherr (1963) - Eucliffe, Repulse Bay

This one is a real treat because this iconic building disappeared a long time ago and it's rare to see decent closeups of the place. It's the Eucliffe mansion that once stood on the western side of Repulse Bay. The residential development that stands on the site is called Royal Cliff and was completed in 1994 but I believe the building itself was demolished in the late 1980's.

The building is famous for being one of Eu Tong Sen's three large HK castle-like mansions (the other two being Euston in the mid-levels and Sirmio on the north shore of Tai Po), all of which have been redeveloped. Eu was the founder of the large herbalist store Eu Yan Sang which can still be found in HK but perhaps the building itself is more infamous for being the location of a gruesome massacre of Allied troops (one of many, unfortunately) by invading Japanese troops.

Anyway, in the film it is supposedly a prison where Dietmar Schönherr and Brad Harris are locked up in before managing to escape. This is one of those posts that deserves a few more pictures than just the usual one or two, so here they are.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Phil,

    Vow! Nice close up picture of the castle indeed. Any pictures of the interior also?

    AY

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    1. Hi Arthur, sadly not. The interior scenes were just a studio set.
      Cheers, Phil

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