Monday, April 17, 2017

Heisser Hafen Hongkong - Horst Frank (1962) - Wader Studios, Kwai Chung

The year before Horst Frank and Brad Harris filmed Weiße Fracht für Hongkong they were in HK to film another German potboiler by the name of Heisser Hafen Hongkong (English title: Hot Harbour Hongkong). Once again, Horst Frank plays the baddie whilst Brad Harris takes on the role of a HK Police Inspector.

Coincidentally, after only just recently talking about Wader Studios over on, the building cropped up at the start of this film standing in for a factory in Japan. The exact location seems to be elusive with various places given but I think the theory that the Wah Tat Industrial Centre was built on the old site holds more water simply because the Chinese name of these buildings is the same as the Chinese name for the studio (華達 - Wah Tat).

 The position might be further confirmed by the third picture which shows the opposite side of the Castle Peak Road. The type of stone shown on the opposite bank is very similar to the road bank opposite the factories today - although there has been extensive further excavation to widen the road and also to create the Shek Lai playground.

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