6 user

Flight to Hong Kong (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 October 1956 (USA)
Macao organized crime under-boss Tony Dumont rips the Syndicate off and disappears with a load of diamonds but the Syndicate men and the Hong-Kong police are chasing him around the world.


Joseph M. Newman


George Callahan (screenplay) (as Edward G. O'Callaghan), George Callahan (story) (as Edward G. O'Callaghan) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

With Prime Video



Learn more

More Like This 

Kiss of Fire (1955)
Adventure | History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1700, a Spanish princess travels from New Mexico to California with ruthless outlaw El Tigre as guide.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Jack Palance, Barbara Rush, Rex Reason
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall
Action | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, David Brian
The Gun Hawk (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When his town-drunk father is killed by the Sully brothers, gunfighter Blaine Madden exacts his revenge but has to flee, aided by a young aspiring gunslinger, when the sheriff tries to arrest him.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Rod Cameron, Ruta Lee
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During a hunt for a ferocious tiger terrorizing an Indian village,ex-army Major Harry Black comes across his former wife Chris and her new husband, Desmond Tanner, who met Black in a German POW camp in WW2.

Director: Hugo Fregonese
Stars: Stewart Granger, Barbara Rush, Anthony Steel
Drama | Film-Noir | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Up and coming ambitious boxer Tommy Shea must choose between making dishonest money with crooked promoter Harry Cram or honestly winning a title, as advised by his manager Dave Bernstein.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Audie Murphy, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A bored housewife seeks help from a psychiatrist who also solves his own emotional problems.

Director: Nunnally Johnson
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Dan Dailey
The Long Wait (1954)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An amnesiac finally learns his true identity...as a murder suspect. And he doesn't even know whether he is guilty...

Director: Victor Saville
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In a 16th century kingdom in the Netherlands, the newly crowned King Stephan concludes a secret treaty with the Spanish. This puts him at odds with his younger brother, Prince Roland, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: John Derek, Barbara Rush, Carla Balenda
Abandoned (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Newspaperman helps girl find her sister's illegitimate baby, gets mixed up in baby-adoption racket.

Director: Joseph M. Newman
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Gale Storm, Jeff Chandler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Lieutenant Hemp Brown's army payroll wagon is robbed by ex-sergeant Jed Givens' gang, forcing Brown to search for the culprits after he is deemed a coward by the court martial.

Director: Richard Carlson
Stars: Rory Calhoun, Beverly Garland, John Larch
The Spoilers (1955)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1899 Alaska, miners have to protect themselves from a phony legal team trying to steal their gold claims.

Director: Jesse Hibbs
Stars: Anne Baxter, Jeff Chandler, Rory Calhoun


Complete credited cast:
Rory Calhoun ... Tony Dumont
Barbara Rush ... Pamela Vincent
Dolores Donlon ... Jean Blake
Soo Yong Soo Yong ... Mama Lin
Pat Conway ... Nicco
Werner Klemperer ... Bendesh
Mel Welles ... Boris
Paul Picerni ... Michael Quisto
Aram Katcher Aram Katcher ... Lobero
Bob Hopkins Bob Hopkins ... Cappy
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Maxler
Timothy Carey ... Lagarto (as Tim Carey)
Noel Cravat Noel Cravat ... Bob Gantz


On an airliner bound for Hong Kong, Tony Dumont (Rory Calhoun) is attracted to a pretty novelist, Pamela Vincent (Barbara Rush), who returns the attention. The plane is held up by a hi-jacking gang and a shipment of diamonds are stole. Dumont is actually the master-mind of a diamond-smuggling syndicate operating from Macao. Warned by Mama Lin (Soo Yong), that he might lose his sweetheart, Jean Blake (Dolores Donlon), because of his attention to Pamela, Tony is so infatuated with Pamela, that he double-crosses the gang and follows Pamela to San Francisco, taking the diamonds with him. There, she brushes him off. Now hunted by both the police and the syndicate, he returns to Macao. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TANGIER...FRISCO...TOKYO...MACAO...the camera races across the earth to film all the violence and vice of the world-wide sin syndicate! See more »


Approved | See all certifications »






Release Date:

8 October 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hong Kong Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Werner Klemperer's movie debut. See more »


Mama Lin: You've been wrong most of your life.
See more »


Referenced in Birth of the Living Dead (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Never trust a man who is evasive and tells you he's in the import/export business!
18 November 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Rory Calhoun plays a very respectable looking smuggler for the mob. He's also very handsome, self-assured and women love him. And, considering he tells folks he's in the import/export business, he sounds a lot like an evil version of James Bond! The film begins aboard a plane bound for Hong Kong. Tony (Calhoun) is aboard the plane where he meets a gorgeous writer, Pamela (Barbara Rush). However, something weird happens during the flight--it's hijacked! Everyone is released unharmed but somehow all this is related to Tony--though he appeared to have no part in the hijacking. Later, Pamela and Tony see each other but almost as soon as they meet, Tony's called away on a secret mission for the syndicate! This not only causes friction with him and Pamela but between him and his girlfriend (like James Bond, he's NOT a one woman guy).

Although Tony apparently likes working for the mob, there are some signs this may not go on forever. An old friend of his is now on the run from the mob and Tony's tries to help him--and the mob finds out about this. They take case of the friend but obviously Tony is no longer trusted by his bosses. So, Tony decides to do something rather insane--to go into business for himself. Can he survive? Will his big gamble pay off? And what about Pamela? See the film and you'll find out for yourself.

"Flight to Hong Kong" is a low-budget thriller with second and third-tier actors. This isn't a complaint--the acting is fine--it's just an observation. And, because it's lower budgeted, it doesn't have the nice color cinematography like the similarly plotted Clark Gable film "Soldier of Fortune" but it certainly has a rougher, more noir edge to it. Unlike Gable's character who ultimately turns out to be a swell guy (despite his life living on the edge of organized crime), Calhoun's actually becomes worse and less sympathetic as the film progresses. I actually prefer this harder edge, so I was able to look past the lack of polish. Overall, an exciting and cynical little film that is never dull.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed