A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord.Written by
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This movie has been considered to have been part of a cycle of movies initiated by the box-office success of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). Interestingly, Tom Selleck auditioned for the part of Indiana Jones and one can see Selleck's screen test on the DVD for that movie. Selleck was locked into a tight shooting schedule for Magnum, P.I. (1980) which is why Selleck was was unable to star in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). As that movie was a blockbuster hit, High Road to China (1983) is considered to have been offered to Selleck for compensatory reasons and also because Selleck had been the original choice to play the Indiana Jones character. See more »
The wreck of first the deHavilland burned and the engine fell from its mounts. Both deHavillands were shown flying in the film and were powered with the V-8 Curtiss OX-5 powerplant. The engine seen in the burned airplane was an inverted inline 6 cylinder, most likely a Liberty 12A six cylinder. See more »
The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient.
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