The “King of Hollywood”, Clark Gable (centre), in 1955 film Soldier of Fortune, which featured outstanding location footage of Central, Wan Chai, Aberdeen Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Alamy

Hollywood in Hong Kong: five East-meets-West films from a time when studios used city’s exotic setting to woo viewers

Big stars including William Holden, Orson Welles, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen all filmed in Hong Kong in the 1950s and ’60s as US and British studios tried new locations to get Western audiences back into cinemas

Topic |   Old Hong Kong

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The “King of Hollywood”, Clark Gable (centre), in 1955 film Soldier of Fortune, which featured outstanding location footage of Central, Wan Chai, Aberdeen Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Alamy
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