Cinema: The Misfortune Cookie

The Corrupt Ones is an overequipped assembly-line job that should have been recalled for faulty design. Everything about it is excessive, from the profusion of villains to the constantly plunging necklines of the heroine, whose contours help turn the movie into another (Elke) Sommer festival.

Robert Stack, a freelance photographer on the loose in Red China, stumbles onto the secret of a long-buried treasure. Once back in Macao, he develops a case of justifiable paranoia when he is set upon by a chic Chinese princess (Nancy Kwan) who keeps sticking out her tong at him. Following this he is mugged and bugged...

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