Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama
After Jane Hoyt's journalist husband disappears, she arrives in Hong Kong determined to find him but instead meets shady shipping magnate Hank Lee.
On a ferry to Macao with Mrs. Hoyt, Gen. Po Lin quotes "The Eve of St. Agnes," a poem by John Keats: "Music's golden tongue / Flatter'd to tears this aged man and poor" (Stanza 3).
Now that we've had our exercise, I suppose it would be presumptuous... to ask whither this slave ship is bound.
The Communist Chinese "gunboat" in the chase sequence was shown firing a Royal Navy pattern 6-pdr (Hotchkiss 57mm). However, close-ups of the gun crew showed what appeared to be a U.S. Navy pattern 3-in 23 caliber "boat gun" (same type used on the U.S. gunboat in the later "Sand Pebbles").
Opening credits prologue: HONG KONG CROWN COLONY