The Terror of the Tongs

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Title: The Terror of the Tongs
AKA: The Terror of the Tongs
Year: 1961
Character: Chung King
Director: Anthony Bushell
Cameraman: Arthur Grant
Screenplay: Jimmy Sangster
Runtime: 75
Country: UK
Genre: Adventure | Horror | Thriller
Studio: Hammer Film Productions, Merlin Film Productions
Classification:
Notes:

Language: English
Audio: Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Colour: Color (Eastmancolor) | Color (Eastmancolor) (UK prints) | Black and White (USA, theatrical prints) | Color (Technicolor) (USA, TV prints)
Tagline: Deadliest, Diabolical Brotherhood of Terror!
Drug-crazed assassins carrying out their hate-filled ritual!
THE SENSUOUS PLEASURE-GIRL OWNED BY THE TONGS! (original print ad - all caps)
THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE RED DRAGON CRUSHES MILLIONS OF HELPLESS PEOPLE IN ITS GREEDY POWERFUL CLAWS...NO ONE IS SAFE FROM ITS DRUG-CRAZED HATCHETMEN...NOT EVEN YOU!!! (original print ad - all caps)
NOW YOU CAN SEE SPINE-TINGLING TONG TERROR! (original print ad - all caps)
THE MAN MARKED FOR VIOLENT MURDER BY THE TONGS! (original print ad - all caps)
THE BONE BLEEDING NEEDLE TORTURE BY THE TONGS! (original print ad - all caps)
Terror stalks the street of opium dreams...

 

Plot:

Terror of the Tongs is a gory, garishly colored melodrama written by Jimmy Sangster in the tradition of the Fu Manchu films. The villain is "Fu" himself, Christopher Lee, here eminently hissable as the leader of a vicious Chinese Tong operating in 1910 Hong Kong. Proper London merchant Geoffrey Toone is drawn into this netherworld when his daughter is murdered by Lee's minions. Conducting a one-man war against the Tongs, Toone eventually flushes out every member of the faction...leaving only Lee to vanquish at fade-out time. Though the crimson-dominated color photography of Terror of the Tongs is the film's prime asset, the picture was originally released theatrically in black and white.

Cast:

Christopher Lee as Chung King
Yvonne Monlaur as Lee
Geoffrey Toone as Capt. Jackson Sale
Marne Maitland as Beggar
Brian Worth as District Commissioner Harcourt
Ewen Solon as Tang How - Tong Leader's Aide
Roger Delgado as Tang Hao, tong enforcer
Richard Leech as Insp. Bob Dean
Charles Lloyd Pack as Dr. Fu Chao, tong member
Marie Burke as Maya
Barbara Brown as Helena Sale
Burt Kwouk as Mr. Ming rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Gill as Beamish
Eric Young as Confucius
Julie Alexander as  (uncredited)
Johnny Arlen as  (uncredited)
June Barry as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Mary Rose Barry as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Audrey Burton as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Ruth Calvert as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Marialla Capes as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Katy Cashfield as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Patty Dalton as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Bandana Das Gupta as Anna Chang - Housekeeper (uncredited)
Louise Dickson as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Pauline Dukes as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Hazel Gardner as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin as  (uncredited)
Peter Gray as  (uncredited)
Michael Hawkins as Priest at Anna's House (uncredited)
Andy Ho as Lee Chung (uncredited)
Valerie Holman as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Ronald Ing as  (uncredited)
Jules Ki-Ki as  (uncredited)
Arnold Lee as  (uncredited)
Sui Lin as  (uncredited)
Michael Peake as  (uncredited)
Walter Randall as  (uncredited)
Milton Reid as Guardian (uncredited)
Poing Ping Sam as  (uncredited)
Anne Scott as Girl (uncredited)
Steven Scott as  (uncredited)
Cyril Shaps as  (uncredited)
Julie Shearing as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Valerie Shevaloff as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Smith as Tong Room Girl (uncredited)
Santso Wong as  (uncredited)
Vincent Wong as  (uncredited)

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