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Published on Jan 21, 2013 1:44 PM
Cinema still: Wit's End. -- PHOTO: VIRGINIA FUNG



This 1969 film, the first American work to be filmed entirely in Singapore, tells the improbable tale of David Dearborn, a jaded American marine and journalist, who runs a "groovy" nightclub on a boat called The Junk, moored off Clifford Pier. What it lacks in production values, it makes up for in historical worth today, offering viewers glimpses of the Beach Road, the Singapore River and Clarke Quay of four decades ago.

This film finally makes its Singapore premiere in conjunction with the launch of a book about the making of the film by its producer, Marvin Farkas, on Jan 26.

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