Blood Alley

Synopsis: A merchant marine captain, rescued from the Chinese Communists by local villagers, is "shanghaied" into transporting the whole village to Hong Kong on an ancient paddle steamer.
Genre: Action, Adventure
110 min

"A sampan loaded

with bean-cake fertilizer...

"will be waiting for you at Beggars Point.

"Good luck, Capt. Wilder. Your friends."

My friends. That's a laugh, hey, Baby?

Escape, my aching fantail.

They think I'm nuts because I talk to you.

I'm not sap enough to fall for that.

What have I got to lose? A lousy mattress.

Come on in, comrades, and get warm.

How am I doing, Black Pigeon?

I'm on to your brainwashing tricks.

You're not fooling this old China hand!

No, sir. Not today, gentlemen!

Hello, Amoy, you dog-eared old postcard.

I've been looking at you for two years...

but Hong Kong's my town, hey, Baby?

Remember when they grabbed

that rust bucket of a freighter of mine?

I thought they were pirates,

the way they swarmed over...

till I saw their stinking tennis shoes.

What smells, comrade?

Your feet or the mattress?


Come here, lardhead.

As long as I'm breaking out of here,

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret.

Every hour that you kept me

in a bloodbath...

putting my brain through a wringer...

I was talking to Baby, here.

Jokes, sex, anything.

That's how I beat you jerks

at your own game.

And by the way, comrade,

Baby is a beautiful doll.

I could almost believe you'd been bribed.

Say goodbye to comrade, Baby.

Why, you dirty little...

A Russian uniform.

It's a gun. It's real!

It's loaded!

This may be a trick.

But if it is, somebody's gonna get hurt.

Powder your nose, Baby.

We're getting out of here.

Where are you taking me?

To the mainland?

Who sent you?

What's the matter?

Don't you savvy Chinese, either?

Well, there's one thing good about you.

You don't wear

those stinking tennis shoes.

Don't let that ferryboat worry you.

I think he'll do, hey, Baby?

I've been watching

that Queen Mary there...

over to Amoy and back to the mainland...

up and back and busted down.

She'd bust a gut

if she tried to make 6 knots.

8 knots, Captain.

- Say that again.

- 8 knots, Captain.

I ought to wrap that oar around your neck.

- What's your name?

- I am called Big Han.

All right, Big Han, open up.

Who sent you

and where are you taking me?

So that's it.


- Is that where we're heading?

- It is my village.

- What is your village called?

- Chiku Shan.

Welcome to our humble village,

eminent brother.

We trust your journey

has been without wayward incident.

We are the elders.

Mr. Sing, Mr. Han...

and this unworthy

who serves as headman...

called Tao.

Did I spell your name right, Capt. Wilder?

- What?

- I wrote the note. I'm Cathy Grainger.

Yes. I remember. Thank you.

Come, there is food and a soft bed

awaiting our illustrious guest.

It's lovely here. You'll like it.

- Am I staying long?

- None of us are.

- What's going on? What am I doing here?

- You're one of God's footsteps.

- What?

- That's Mr. Tao's way to say "a miracle."

A miracle?


You'll be staying here.

- Who lives here?

- I do.

You must rest, eminent brother.

Then we shall talk.

All I need is a little time to clean up.

- Shall I make a confession?

- Why not?

You're younger than I expected

Capt. Wilder to be.

I'm glad.

Hang on to me, Baby.

Nice room, you bet. You likey?

- Me likey.

- Doctor's clothes maybe fit.

Her father's?

Him called away.

Before time, Chiku Shan sad.

You come. Now everybody happy.

That's just great.

And Missy Cathy, she very happy, too.

What's that supposed to be, Baby?

The village taxi?

"Missy Cathy, she very happy, too."

Missy Cathy not bad, either.

But don't let that worry you, Baby.

So, you're one of God's footsteps,

a miracle...

who needs a decent shave.

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