Synopsis: A sultry night club singer, a man who has also traveled to many exotic ports and a salesman meet aboard ship on the 45-mile trip from Hong Kong to Macao. The singer is quickly hired by an American expatriate who runs the biggest casino in Macao and has a thriving business in converting hot jewels into cash. Her new boss thinks one of her traveling companions is a cop. One is -- but not the one the boss suspects.
Production: RKO Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
81 min

They havent.

Youre not smuggling anything in, are you?

The way l hear it,

you smuggle things out of here, not in.

Your passport, please.

-How long do you plan to be here?

-Your guess is as good as mine.

-How long were you in Hong Kong?

-Three weeks.

What were you doing there?

You dont really want me

to tell you, do you?

Where were you

before you came to Hong Kong?


-How long were you in Saigon?

-What are you, a cop?

lf youre all through

throwing my stuff around,

ld like to get out of here.

Maybe you dont mind

baking in this oven, but l do.

How much money

are you bringing with you, seora?

$29 Mex and a handful of

Hong Kong paper.

Hardly enough for an extended stay.

lm gonna get a job. Do you mind?

-What sort of a job?

-lm a singer.

-l wish you luck, seora.


Your passport, please.

Thats me, Lawrence C. Trumble, Manila.

Dealer in coconut oil, pearl buttons,

nylon hose, fertilizer and cigars.

-Any contraband?

-Best in the world.

-Try some.

-Thank you.

Any currency?

500 greenbacks printed in the USA.

Hope to have a lot more

if the dice get as hot as the weather.

ln Macao everything is a gamble.

Good luck.

Your passport, seor.

Your passport, seor!

You look like the kind of a man

who admires frankness,

so lm gonna tell you the truth. l lost it.

lm afraid, seor,

youll have to report to the police at once.

Dont let me drag you away

from the line of duty,

but l was told to report to you.

lm Lieutenant Jose Felizardo Espirito

Sebastian, at your service.

My wallet was in my pocket

when l boarded that tub at Hong Kong,

but somebody lifted it.

-That is most unfortunate, seor.

-Well, what happens now?

Do l get deported or thrown in the clink?

Neither, seor.

This is a Portuguese colony.

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Bernard C. Schoenfeld

Bernard C. Schoenfeld (August 17, 1907, Brooklyn – April 25, 1980) was a film screenwriter. He wrote for over twenty films and television series including Phantom Lady (1944), The Dark Corner (screenplay based on the Cornell Woolrich novel, 1946), Caged (1950), Macao (1952), and The Twilight Zone episode "From Agnes - with Love". He is the father of Maurice "Reese" Schoenfeld, the co-founder of CNN. more…

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