Monday, June 19, 2017

Das Mädchen von Hongkong - Joachim Fuchsberger (1973) - Aberdeen Harbour, Aberdeen

From one harbour to another, Aberdeen features quite a few times in this film, largely because the film makers want us to believe that the murder victims rather plush house (we'll get to it in the next post) overlooks the Aberdeen Harbour.

There are some views of the floating restaurants in the opening credits (which also borrow footage from the earlier 1960's German productions we have already looked at), a nice sweeping view taken from the western end of the harbour entrance - most likely from Shak Pai Wan Road, and also some views of the Chinese Permanent Cemetery taken from the same direction. 

The HK Electric coal fired power station (now moved to Lamma Island)

Aberdeen Fisheries and Marine Office, lower right


  1. Hi Phil,

    I believe the ALC power plant was all diesel back then. It wasn't until HKE moved to Lamma that they began switching and expanding to coal and natural gas.

    Google Earth showed they still have a small tank farm there.


    1. Thanks Thomas, I think you may have already set me right on this detail, but my memory doesn't seem to work as well as it used to (and it was poor to start with!!). Cheers, Phil

  2. Hi Phil,

    On the other hand, the screen capture only showed two chimneys. The plant was still expanding back then as before it moved to Lamma, there were five, as shown in one of the Hui Brother's movie (with Anita Mui).