The Terror of the Tongs (1961)

Genres - Action, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Mar 15, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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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.

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captain [military], daughter, drug-dealer, drugs, family-member, gangster, group, henchman, killing, outlaw [Western], rampage, revenge, riot [uprising], sailor, search, servant, slavery, trader, ugly