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The Corrupt Ones (1967)

Die Hölle von Macao (original title)
Spy accidentally gets an ancient treasure. Several corrupt groups try to steal it from him.

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Maurizio Arena ...
Danny
Richard Haller ...
Kua-Song
Hans Heyde ...
Hugo (as Dean Heyde)
Ah Yue Lou ...
Chow (as Ah-Yue Lou)
Marisa Merlini ...
Madame Vulcano
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Bar Patron (as Rosemary Bowe)
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Pinto
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Spy accidentally gets an ancient treasure. Several corrupt groups try to steal it from him.

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From the four corners of the earth...From the four corners of Hell...the hunt for the Peking Medallion drew them together in the most sinister orgy of terror the world has ever known! See more »

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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3 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Robert Stack takes his shirt off in this movie. See more »

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The Corrupt Ones
Lyrics by Buddy Kaye
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Sung by Dusty Springfield
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Great Time Waster
3 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

"The Corrupt Ones" is a Cold War-era adventure story about a chase for the Peking Medallion, which is the key to an ancient Chinese treasure. The stars are Robert Stack and Elke Sommer, but, as is usual in this type of film, the villains, of whom Nancy Kwan is the chief, are more colorful. The film starts with a fight for the medallion on board a train, and the pace rarely lets up from there. It's a great time waster, if you've got the time to waste. Of course, this particular genre was done practically to death by the Indian Jones series, but, if you can get past the low budget, there's a lot to enjoy here, not the least of which is Dusty Springfield's singing of the title tune. It's one of those multi-country productions, and that makes for an appealing supporting cast, but someone ought to have been shot for dubbing Elke Sommer's beautiful voice in English. She sounds like a real simp. Citizens of Macao, by the way, must have been shocked by the tagline: "The Deadliest City in the World Is about to Get Deadlier!"


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