A daring and spectacular adventure set amidst the wonderful architecture and landscapes of the Far East
Genius scientists and criminals worthy of James Bond, ferocious tigers and quick sand, a film for children who can’t wait to be big and adults who would like to go back in time
An epic film that involved shooting on location in Hong Kong, Macau, Cambodia, Nepal, Switzerland, Nice, Marseille, Naples and Berlin. It was also a much-troubled production, so much so that Hollywood director William Dieterle, due to disagreements with the producers, decided to walk away from the project while it was still being shot (shooting was finished by cinematographer Richard Angst). Nonetheless, the result is a wonderfully chaotic adventure with somewhat of a James Bond feel to it (these days, we could also say Tomb Raider), to be enjoyed from start to finish. Welcome to a world populated by genius scientists, criminals with delusions of grandeur, murders, chases, tigers, termites, boas, quick sand, majestic landscapes and wonderful Oriental architecture.
Professor Johansson develops a device capable of wiping out the electricity of an entire continent. The discovery whets the appetite of a band of criminals who kidnap the scientist to gain access to his secrets. His daughter sets out to look for him and will have to face a thousand dangers.