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That Lady from Peking

That Lady from Peking is an Australian crime film directed by Eddie Davis and starring Carl Betz, Nancy Kwan and Bobby Rydell. Although shot in 1969 it was not screened commercially until 1975.

That Lady from Peking
Directed by Eddie Davis
Produced by Eddie Davis
Written by Eddie Davis
Starring Carl Betz
Cinematography Mick Bornemann
Edited by Anthony Buckley
Release date
13 November 1975
Running time
86 mins
Country Australia
Language English

It was the last of three films Eddie Davis made in Australia.



A defecting Russian diplomat has arranged to meet with author Max Foster in Hong Kong, promising a diary that will tell the truth about Red China. The diplomat is murdered and Foster tries to find the diary, which takes him to Sydney. Chinese, Russian and American spies take after him.



Shooting began in Sydney in July 1969, with some exteriors shot in Hong Kong.[1]


The film was poorly received, commercially and critically.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p253

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