A Countess from Hong Kong

Overview

Charles Chaplin wrote, directed, and scored this old-fashioned romantic comedy, which proved to be his last film. Wealthy American diplomat Ogden Mears (Marlon Brando) is sailing from Hong Kong to Hawaii, where he hopes to meet and reconcile with his estranged wife Martha (Tippi Hedren). However, while the ship takes on passengers in Hong Kong, a stowaway slips into Mears' suite. Natascha (Sophia Loren) is a White Russian countess who was forced to flee the country following the revolution and ended up in Hong ...
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Overview

Charles Chaplin wrote, directed, and scored this old-fashioned romantic comedy, which proved to be his last film. Wealthy American diplomat Ogden Mears (Marlon Brando) is sailing from Hong Kong to Hawaii, where he hopes to meet and reconcile with his estranged wife Martha (Tippi Hedren). However, while the ship takes on passengers in Hong Kong, a stowaway slips into Mears' suite. Natascha (Sophia Loren) is a White Russian countess who was forced to flee the country following the revolution and ended up in Hong Kong, where she earns a meager living as a dime-a-dance girl in a sleazy ballroom. When Mears discovers that Natascha is an uninvited guest in his quarters, she begs him to help her emigrate to the United States; when he refuses, Natascha tries a new tack, threatening to tell Martha that they've been sharing a stateroom if he doesn't cooperate. Mears grudgingly allows Natascha to stay with him and keep her secret until he can figure out a clever way to get rid of her. Margaret Rutherford has a showy supporting role as an eccentric passenger, and Chaplin gives himself a silent cameo as a bumbling porter (no fewer than four of his children also appear).
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Special Features

Original theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/4/2003
  • UPC: 025192264726
  • Original Release: 1967
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:48:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,747

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Marlon Brando Ogden Mears
Sophia Loren Natascha
Sydney Chaplin Harvey Crothers
Tippi Hedren Martha Mears
Patrick Cargill Hudson
Michael Medwin John Felix
Oliver Johnston Clark
John Paul Captain
Angela Scoular Socialite
Margaret Rutherford Miss Gaulswallow
Peter Bartlett Steward
Bill Nagy Crawford
Dilys Laye Saleswoman
Arthur Gross Immigration Officer
Balbina French Maid
Anthony Chin Hawaiians
Burnell Tucker Hotel Receptiontst
Leonard Trolley Purser
Len Lowe Electrician
Marianne Stone Reporter
Carol Cleveland Nurse
Charles Chaplin Old Steward
Geraldine Chaplin Girl
Technical Credits
Charles Chaplin Director, Score Composer, Producer, Screenwriter
Don Ashton Production Designer
Rosemary Burrows Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Cartwright Art Director
Vernon Dixon Set Decoration/Design
Jerome Epstein Producer
Gordon Hales Editor
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Lambert Williamson Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Dance With a Countess [3:08]
2. The Diplomat's Depression [2:52]
3. Mr. Clark's Friends [6:38]
4. The Stowaway [10:49]
5. Sleeping Arrangements [7:08]
6. The Next Morning [8:03]
7. Meet the Press [3:11]
8. A Talk With Natascha [11:00]
9. Natascha's Night Out [5:30]
10. A Change of Attitude [2:14]
11. Miss Gaulswallow [9:04]
12. Married Before Lunch [6:40]
13. Strange Bedfellows [7:25]
14. The Paper Problem [2:46]
15. Natascha Takes a Dive [1:32]
16. Martha [5:20]
17. Harvey's Wife [3:23]
18. For Appearances' Sake [6:22]
19. I'd Rather Be Happy [2:58]
20. End Titles [1:36]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      Theatrical Trailer
      Recommendations
   Languages
      Spoken Language: English
      Captioned for the Hearing Impaired: English
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: None
   Play
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