The Judge Goes to Pieces
Dir: Yeung Kung-leong
Orig Story: Ma Si-tsang
Co-starring: Ma Si-tsang, Lee Lan
1948 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 96min
Based on a classic Beijing Opera piece and adapted as Cantonese opera by Ma Si-tsang himself, The Judge Goes to Pieces is a period comedy that features the odd couple that is Ma Si-tsang and Hung Sin Nui. To help a woman who has been framed for the murder of her husband, the capable ex-attorney Sung Sai-kit, under his wife’s urge, agrees to come out of retirement to fight for her case. The film features Hung’s art of singing at its height, and with plenty of smart and well-timed dialogue from the ever-quarreling couple. Remade by Johnnie To as Justice My Foot (1992) featuring Stephen Chow and Anita Mui.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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