Cinema: That Man in Hong Kong

Up to His Ears. Pairing Jean-Paul Belmondo and Ursula Andress in a feckless adaptation of Jules Verne's The Tribulations of a Chinese Gentleman, Director Philippe de Broca overbids to repeat the success of his hilarious mock-action thriller, That Man from Rio. The trouble is that Director de Broca's imitation of his own winning formula is not a whit better than anyone else's, and a good deal worse than some.

Satirizing practically nothing, Up to His Ears sets up shop in Hong Kong, where Belmondo, as the bored-to-death young heir to a knitting-mills fortune, has...

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