A Countess from Hong Kong (1966, Romantic Comedy Movie) – 6/10 review

Writer: Charles Chaplin
Director: Charles Chaplin
Marlon Brando: Ogden
Sophia Loren: Natascha
Sydney Chaplin: Harvey
Tippi Hedren: Martha
Patrick Cargill: Hudson
Margaret Rutherford: Miss Gaulswallow
Charles Chaplin: An Old Steward
Music Composer: Charles Chaplin

Countess from Hong Kong, A (1966)

A Russian countess stows away on a liner headed for America and complicates everyone’s life.


A mistakenly-cast Marlon Brando (original choice Rex Harrison would have worked a treat) catatonically drones his way through this romantic comedy which is otherwise smooth and good-looking (Sophia Loren in outsize pajamas, cool) but thin on both romance and comedy. This is Chaplin’s final movie as actor or director and it’s a shame he didn’t finish his career with Limelight.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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