The Seven Little Tigers, Concluding Episode
Dir: Wu Pang
Scr: Szeto On
Cast: Sammo Hung, Patricia Lam Fung, Cheung Ying-choi, Seven Little Fortunes
1966 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 84min
Seven martial arts mini-masters known as the Seven Little Tigers become embroiled in a heist when assisting their father to guard the Seven-star Sword. Up against an evil gang, they venture into the opposition’s lair with Patricia Lam Fung and Cheung Ying-choi in order to save their parents. The Seven Little Fortunes trained by Peking opera maestro Yu Zhanyuan dazzle in the film. Comprising both boys and girls of varying heights, they do jaw-dropping jumps, teeth-clenching somersaults and hair-raising and realistic kung fu moves. Particularly wow-worthy are their cartwheels and 10 continuous backflips in the monkeys-versus-bear scene. The child actors are bright-eyed, adorable, and always have a trick up their sleeves especially when trying to set up the warrior couple. The first episode of the film is lost, so this concluding episode is your only chance to see this wonderful title.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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