Saturday, May 13, 2017

The Road to Hong Kong - Bob Hope (1962) - View over Wanchai, Hong Kong

Here's a quick look at some of the Hong Kong scenes incorporated into this film starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Joan Collins. It was shot entirely at Shepperton studios in the UK so of course all of our Hong Kong scenes were most likely taken from stock footage.

Here is one of the first views of Hong Kong looking east to Wanchai. It looks as though it was taken when the typhoon shelter reclamation was taking place for what would eventually become Victoria Park.The park officially opened in 1957, so it's probably safe to say this was perhaps early to mid-50's. Not too far from when the film was made (unlike Target Hong Kong which used 1930's footage for a 50's set thriller).

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