Dir / Scr: Hong Bo
Prod: Zhang Shankun
Prod Co.: Hsin Hwa
Cast: Wang Yuen-lung, Xie Jiahua, Tong Yuejuan, Hong Bo
1954 / B&W / D Beta / Mandarin / 92min
The Heavenly Beauty Pageant has become the talk of the town, bringing fame-hungry socialites, dancers and opera stars together into a single place. As expected, what follows is a fiercely competitive battle for the pageant crown, filled with backstabbing, deception and a show in which the action backstage is just as exciting as the glamour on the stage. Hong Bo’s film may already be 60 years old, but its story can easily be taken straight from a modern tabloid Magazine.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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