Director: Yeung Kung-leong
Cast: Sun Ma Si- tsang, Mui Yee, Lam Kar-sing
1959 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 98min
This is a musical comedy adapted from the Beijing opera Flower Field Mistake (aka Bride Snapping), which was in turn adapted from the famous novel Water Margin.
Sun Ma Si- tsang and Mui Yee play lovers whose romance is threatened by the intervention of a local thug, leading the man to pose as a bride to fool the bully. Sun Ma, whose comic repertoire famously includes turns in drag, has a field day and Mui matches him every step of the way with a gorgeous display of her formidable comic prowess.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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