A Night in Hong Kong (1961)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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In this Japanese romantic melodrama, a reporter is assigned to cover a story in Hong Kong. There he meets a lovely Chinese girl with whom he falls in love. Before returning to Japan, he swears that he will come back to her. Unfortunately, upon his arrival in Japan, he is greeted by his childhood sweetheart who has loved him all her life. He is not swayed from his love of the Hong Kong girl and soon returns to her. Unfortunately, she has become engaged to her boss's son. He still proposes, but she refuses as she does not want a mixed marriage. Just then, the jealous sweetheart, who followed him, appears and the reporter must reject her. The broken hearted woman goes to Paris. Meanwhile the reporter tries to find his true love's Japanese mother who deserted her family during WW II. He does, but mother and daughter are not reunited. Still the girl agrees to marry him, and the reporter is ecstatic as he flies to Laos to finish his latest assignment. On her wedding day, the Hong Kong girl is devastated to learn that her lover was killed on the Laotian front.

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assignment, childhood-sweetheart, China, cross-cultural-relations, engagement, family, Japan, jealousy, journalism, killing, love, marriage, mother, obsession, old-flame, proposal [romantic], rekindle, return, romance, son, tragic-love, wedding