believable, romantic, adventure, as set just after WW-I, was filmed in
Yugoslavia. The button, right, links to a 17 min. clip of the movie.
It is noted
that this movie was not created with CGI,
but the sound is off track in parts of Vern’s video copy. This
copy was created on VHS tape in the 1990's and converted to a wmf file
on November 30, 2011.
“High Road To China”,
a society heiress (Evie Tozer) is
encouraged to believe her wealthy father (Bradley Tozer) will lose his
holdings in two weeks where in the British court will declare him dead
of his long time absence. His scheming partner (Bentik) can then
ownership and Evie’s extravagate high life will come to an end.
solicitor (Charlie Shane) flies from London to Istanbul,
Turkey to advise Evie
of her probable loss. She immediately hires two Camels,
owned by a WW-I hero flying ace, (Patrick O’Malley) and his partner
fly to the last know location of her father, Pakistan. The two
named Dorothy and Lillian, for the Gish Sisters,
happens to also be a expert pilot. After two hops, they land on the
hill area of Waziristan
in Eastern Pakistan.
the group is detained by Sulman Khan, where Evie, was ridiculed for
allowed to fly in an airplane. The Sulman insisted that one of his
be given a flying lesson. O’Malley obliges, takes him high, turns over
drops him to his death. The four somehow, having refueled, get away and
continue their journey, heading east to Nepal.
Nepal; the explorers again find that Bradley
Tozer has long ago moved on into China. Back in London, Bentik learns
daughter is in Nepal and arranges to have assassins
eliminate them. Early one morning, German pilot Von Kern attacks the
camp with his WWI bi-plane and knocks out one of O’Malley’s planes
the ground. O’Malley takes off after him where a challenging
air battle occurs. O’Malley shoots Von Kern from behind the German
crashes into rocky hill. O’Malley is then wondering why they were
challenges Evie for the answer. Evie finally tells that Bentik’s
assassins were really after her.
With one plane
left, only Evie and Patrick continue the journey into China. The advice
Nepal leads them to the Stone Mountains
of Yunnan Province.
This is the area where Bradley earned his fortune on the trade route of
Landing by a small village in
Yunnan, Evie and Patrick are brought
inside where the eccentric Bradley
appears from a dusty fortress interior. Bradley is helping the area
peasants fight an invading Evil Warlord and
during an attack, Evie takes it upon herself to load the plane with the
peasants homemade bombs and attacks the troops of the warlord in a
climactic battle from the
air, driving them away.
Patrick’s loving arms, return to the west after Evie’s father refuses
and assures her that his England
holdings are now hers.
1. CGI -
Computer Generated Imagery:
2. High Road To
3. Instanbul: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istanbul
4. Camel –
5. The Gish
6. Waziristan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waziristan
7. Pakistan: http://www.memorieshop.com/Pakistan/index.html
8. Katmandu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu
9. Stone Mountains:
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(Michael Sheard) Bradley’s solicitor from London)
Morley) Bradley’s partner - leader of assassins)
O’Malley (Tom Selleck)