Famous for the scene in which the acrobatic Chan, cornered by pirates, is left hanging by a clock's minute hand, this is a rumbustiously entertaining caper set in Hong Kong at the turn of the century. Chan's a navy daredevil up against the most ruthless buccaneers and con artists of the South Seas. There's little sign of the effort it took to achieve the startling and always fluid effects. It's reported that after one vertiginous stunt went wrong writer/director/star Chan landed head first and was lucky to escape with his life.
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