Passage from Hong Kong

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Passage from Hong Kong
Passage from Hong Kong poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Written by Fred Niblo Jr.
Earl Derr Biggers
Produced by William Jacobs
Starring Lucile Fairbanks
Douglas Kennedy
Paul Cavanagh
Richard Ainley
Marjorie Gateson
Gloria Holden
Cinematography Allen G. Siegler
Edited by Frederick Richards
Music by William Lava
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • September 1941 (1941-09)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Passage from Hong Kong is a 1941 American comedy film directed by D. Ross Lederman and written by Fred Niblo Jr. and Earl Derr Biggers. [1] The film stars Lucile Fairbanks, Douglas Kennedy, Paul Cavanagh, Richard Ainley, Marjorie Gateson and Gloria Holden. The film was released by Warner Bros. in September 1941.

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References

  1. Sandra Brennan (2014). "Passage from Hong Kong". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.