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Flight to Hong Kong is a 1956 American crime film directed by Joseph M. Newman and written by Edward G. O'Callaghan and Leo Townsend. The film stars Rory Calhoun, Barbara Rush, Dolores Donlon, Soo Yong, Pat Conway and Werner Klemperer. The film was released on October 8, 1956, by United Artists.[1][2]

Flight to Hong Kong
Flight to Hong Kong poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJoseph M. Newman
Produced byJoseph M. Newman
Screenplay byEdward G. O'Callaghan
Leo Townsend
Story byGustave Field
Edward G. O'Callaghan
Joseph M. Newman
StarringRory Calhoun
Barbara Rush
Dolores Donlon
Soo Yong
Pat Conway
Werner Klemperer
Music byAlbert Glasser
CinematographyEllis W. Carter
Edited byWilliam W. Moore
George C. Shrader
Rorvic Productions
Sabre Production
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 8, 1956 (1956-10-08)
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States


International smuggler Tony Dumont is aboard a plane carrying a shipment of industrial diamonds. It is hijacked by men who flee with the gems. Tony and other passengers, including famed author Pamela Vincent, are flown to Hong Kong, where he doesn't get to say goodbye because Pamela is mobbed by the press.

It turns out Tony was mastermind of the heist. He goes to Macao to see girlfriend Jean Blake and old friend Michael Quisto. They go to the nightclub run by Mama Lin, who raised Tony as an orphan. Pamela is among the club's customers that night, so they renew their acquaintance.

Jean is angered by Tony abandoning her at the club. He took off with henchmen Nicco and Boris to get the diamonds, but they are ambushed. Tony is told that Quisto was the snitch who betrayed them. Ordered by boss Bendesh to kill the informer, Tony hesitates, but Quisto stumbles off a gangplank into a boat's netting and is dragged to his death.

Tony becomes romantically involved with Pamela, so Jean breaks off their relationship. Upset by his friend's death, Tony wants to reform and get out of the business. He travels to San Francisco to find Pamela, only to learn she has written a new book with a character based on him, and now wants nothing more to do with him, having taken up with a tennis player.

Jean and Mama Lin try to help Tony settle matters with his former accomplices, but accidentally lead him into Nicco's trap. The police arrive in time to take Tony and Nicco into custody, leaving the women by themselves, wondering what's to become of Tony.



  1. ^ "Flight to Hong Kong (1956) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Flight To Hong Kong". TV Guide. Retrieved 24 October 2014.

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