A Baby for Everybody
Dir/Scr: Wong Kam-yan (aka Wong Hok-sing)
Prod: Joseph Sunn Jue Prod.Co: Grandview
Cast: Cheung Ying, Pak Suet-sin, Lam Kwun-shan, Lee Siu-hung, Wong Cho-shan, Tai-hau Ho
1948 / Colour / D Beta / Cantonese / 91min
The first production after the re-opening of Grandview’s Hong Kong branch, Wong Hok-sing’s boisterous comedy is another film about generational conflict. The film starts off as a story about the obstacles facing young lovers Yim Fu (Cheung Ying) and Tsui Wan (Pak Suet-sin), but Lam Kwun-shan’s petty, tyrannical landlord Yim Chong eventually takes the spotlight. Not only does Yim Chong reject Yim Fu’s marriage to save money, he tries to force a young local girl to become his concubine. In the end, Wan and Chong’s wife devise a clever scheme to teach the villainous landlord a lesson, and true love prevails. The studio once again delves into the familiar theme of the young generation fighting to escape the grip of the older generation, but the new cast and genre choices also shows a real effort by Grandview to integrate into the Hong Kong market after all those years away.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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