The Three Chivalrous Girls of the Northeast
Dir: Yam Pang-nin Scrs: Chen Zhong, Shek Chee-bun
Co-Starring: Wu Lai-chu, Yu So-chau, Mui Lan, Tso Tat-wah
1961 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 95min
Local nouveau riche To Fu-ho (Lau Hark-suen) is an infamous debt collector. Two decades earlier, To’s massacre of the Chiu family separated three sisters. The eldest sister Miu-neung (Wu Lai-chu) has become a bandit leader in the mountains. The middle sister Wan-neung (Yu So-chau) was adopted by To and is completely ignorant of her adopted father’s murderous past. The youngest Yee-neung (Mui Lan) has spent the years training to avenge her parents’ death and reunite the family. When Miu-neung is caught after trying to take To’s life, Yee-neung comes to her older sister’s aid. This gives the three sisters the chance to reunite (using a family heirloom) and band together to get the justice they deserve. Despite playing a wicked villain once again, Lau also had the chance to stretch his comedic abilities as To. Also worth noting is the rare collaboration of some of Hong Kong’s best martial artists.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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