Lady with a Silver and Bitter Tongue
Dir: Chan Pei
Scr: Leung Ming
Cast: Yam Kim-fai, Tang Bik-wan, Leung Sing-po, Cheng Bik-ying, Wong Cho-shan
1956 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 95min
Yung Mei, who is famous for her quick wit and smart tongue, takes refuge with her uncle who has a mute daughter, Ching-yee. In order to cover up Ching-yee’s disability, Mei speaks and sings for Ching-yee at the back during her dating with her fiancé and in their wedding night. Despite its hilarious comedy treatment, the film excels in its touch of sincerity. Tang Bik-wan worked closely with Chan Pei and the two successfully create the well-received image of “Lady of Silver and Bitter Tongue”. They paired up perfectly for various kinds of Cantonese opera and singing genres.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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