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Terror of the Tongs, The

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The Terror of the Tongs
The Terror of the Tongs Poster.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Anthony Bushell
Release Date 1961
Studio Hammer Films
Distributor Columbia Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Jackson Sale Geoffrey Toone
Chung King Christopher Lee
Lee Yvonne Monlaur
The Beggar Marne Maitland
Commissioner Harcourt Brian Worth
Tang How Ewen Solon
Tang Hao Roger Delgado
Inspector Bob Dean Richard Leech


The Terror of the Tongs is a 1961 British adventure movie directed by Anthony Bushell and starring Geoffrey Toone, Christopher Lee and Yvonne Monlaur. The plot is set in 1910 in Hong Kong. The daughter of Captain Jackson Sale is murdered by the members of Red Dragon Tong secret society. Sale (Geoffrey Toone) vows revenge, assisted by serving girl Lee (Yvonne Monlaur) and a mysterious beggar (Marne Maitland).


The following weapons were used in the film The Terror of the Tongs:


Webley "WG" M1889

Hong Kong police Inspector Bob Dean (Richard Leech) carries a Webley "WG" M1889 revolver. In the final scene Captain Jackson Sale (Geoffrey Toone) is armed with a revolver of same model.

Webley "WG" M1889 - .455 Webley/.476 Enfield
Inspector Dean holds his revolver in the scene in the opium den.
The revolver is seen from another side.
Dean puts his revolver in holster. The wide grip is seen.
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Sale loads his revolver.
The typical grip of M1889 version is seen.
Sale stands against the assassin.
Sale's revolver is seen when Lee tries to shield Captain from the assassin.
Sale fires at the assassin.
Sale confronts Chung King (Christopher Lee), the leader of the Red Dragon Tong.

Webley .455 Mk I

In the opening scene Mr. Ming (Burt Kwouk), attacked by a Tong member, fires a Webley .455 Mk I revolver.

Webley Mk I - .455 Webley
The Terror of the Tongs-Webley455-1.jpg
Mr. Ming draws the revolver. The "bird head" grip is seen.
Ming fires at the assassin.
The revolver is seen from the back. The step on the grip allows to identify the revolver as Mk I as later models, from Mk II to Mk V, have more rounded grip.

Harrington & Richardson .32 Hammerless Revolver

In the scene in Maya's shop, Tong member Tang How (Ewen Solon) draws a nickel plated Harrington & Richardson .32 Hammerless revolver.

Harrington & Richardson .32 DA Top-Break Hammerless - .32 S&W
Tang How aims his revolver at Captain Sale.
The rounded shape of the frame, different from more angular frames of Smith & Wesson or Iver Johnson top-break hammerless revolvers, allows to identify the gun as Harrington & Richardson model.

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