Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Heisser Hafen Hongkong - Horst Frank (1962) - Nathan Road, Mongkok

Another in-car view, there seems to be quite a few of these in this film. This one is taken along the Mongkok section of Nathan Road. We know this because there is a famous restaurant in the background called the King Wah Restaurant (the white building behind the bus). The restaurant was located at 628 Nathan Road (today's King Wah Centre) on the corner of Shantung Street.

Judging from the distance I would hazard a guess that the car was somewhere just north of the junction with Dundas Street. Note the film adverts on the left hand side. HK has a great heritage in excellent film artwork, and it looks as though the scaffolding surrounding a construction site was a popular place to put them up. At first I thought it may have been the front of a cinema, but I am not sure there were any along there in 1962?

Edit: Going through some later screen shots and I realised that some more film had been shot along this particular stretch of Nathan Road with a better view of the film posters.

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