Ferry to Hongkong

By: Kent, Simon (pseud. for Max Catto)

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

[spine very slightly turned, minor staining on bottom edge of text-block; jacket browned at spine and along top edge (both front and rear panels), minor paper loss at top of spine, light soiling to rear panel]. Catto's fifth novel under the "Simon Kent" pseudonym (although the jacket blurb would have you believe it was only the third), a tale about "an American hobo, who, unwanted by everybody except the police, seems doomed to sail forever on the Fat Annie, a ferry-boat plying between Hongkong and Macao until, swiftly and dramatically, outside events intervene." This was the basis for the 1959 British film FERRY TO HONG KONG, starring Curd [aka Curt] Jurgens and Orson Welles, although with two odd caveats: (a) the on-screen credits read "based on the novel by Max Catto"; and (b) the fact that it was based on any novel at all goes unmentioned by the standard online reference sources (I have not checked all available printed references), which only mention a screenplay by Lewis Gilbert (who also directed the film) and Vernon Harris. You want more oddness?: while the names of the primary characters have been changed, the names of many of the secondary characters are carried over from the novel, as is the name of the ferry-boat itself.

Title: Ferry to Hongkong

Author: Kent, Simon (pseud. for Max Catto)

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 20469

Keywords: Hong Kong Movie Source Adventure