High Road to China (1983)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Romance

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During WW1, an alcoholic American biplane pilot is hired by the spoiled daughter of an industrialist to find her father who disappeared in Asia.


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16 May 2006 | RamblerReb
| Q: Would I watch it again? A: Yes!
This is one of those films I never tire of. I watched it several times during the 80s, then laid off it for a while during the 90s (mostly due to a long stint without cable), and have recently rediscovered it since getting satellite. I am glad I gave it such a long time before going back to it, because I had forgotten the gorgeous scenery, the snappy one-liners, and the dead-on acting. Everyone is believable and several scenes, such as when O'Malley explains his theory on Eve's family genetics, verge on hysterical. The romance isn't overdone, and the language is fairly mild, with no references to feces or intercourse to be found. Even by 1983 standards, it's pretty tame.

All in all, if not an excellent film, a competent one, and eminently suited for filling up a rainy Saturday afternoon.

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Release Date:

18 March 1983


English, German

Country of Origin

USA, Yugoslavia, Hong Kong

Filming Locations

England, UK

Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,156,049 20 March 1983

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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