Thursday, June 22, 2017

Das Mädchen von Hongkong - Joachim Fuchsberger (1973) - South China Cold Storage Building, Kwai Chung

The murder victim was running a business from a warehouse in some anonymous part of town. The chronology of events suggests its somewhere near a dock, but actually the no-longer-anonymous location was a real cold storage warehouse located in an industrial estate in Kwai Chung. Coincidentally, the warehouse was (and still is) located behind where the old Wader Studios were - but more about that in a later post.

Anyway, simply plugging the Chinese name (南華冷房大廈) seen in one of the grabs revealed the location. The road that runs by the warehouse is Wah Sing Street.

Looking down from the top of Wah Sing Street

You can see the Streetview grab below. The angle isn't great but it's nice to see that the vertical sign has managed to survive 45+ years (even if it's looking done for).

In one of those geographical conundrums, one scene later in the film has Fuchsberger heading to his friend's office (see below) with the warehouse clearly visible in the background. He is disturbed by the bad guys and what ensues is a chase over the roof tops of Tsim Sha Tsui!

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