Writer: 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.