The Peking Medallion

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The Peking Medallion
Directed byJames Hill
Frank Winterstein
Produced byArtur Brauner
Written byHarold Bloom
Brian Clemens
StarringElke Sommer
Robert Stack
Nancy Kwan
Werner Peters
Music byGeorges Garvarentz
CinematographyHeinz Pehlke
Edited byAlfred Srp
Distributed byWarner Brothers (UK & US)
Release date
20 January 1967
Running time
93 minutes (Germany)

The Peking Medallion, also called The Corrupt Ones, is a 1967 crime film directed by James Hill and Frank Winterstein and starring Elke Sommer, Robert Stack, Nancy Kwan and Werner Peters.[1] The film was a co-production between France, Italy and West Germany although it was shot in English. The films German-language title is Die Hölle von Macao .[2]


A freelance photographer discovers an ancient treasure, the Peking Medallion - which also attracts the attention of a number of criminal gangs.



In 1967 Tony Mastroianni's review Cleveland Press stated the film was "handsomely photographed" and merited recognition for its pace but he also criticized "unnecessarily sadistic torture sequences".[3]


The title song, also entitled "The Corrupt Ones", was performed by Dusty Springfield. It appeared as the B-side of her US Top 40 single "I'll Try Anything" in early 1967.


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  3. ^ Mastroianni, Tony (1967-02-24). "Review: "The Corrupt Ones" Runs Out of Steam". Cleveland State University Library. Retrieved 2013-07-16.

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