How Jing-ngo Slew the Tiger
Dir: Wong Toi Scr: Lo Yu-kei
Cast: Ng Kwan-lai, Law Kim-long, Mak Bing-wing, Chan Ho-kau, Lan Chi Pak
1960 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 109min
A historical palatial drama directed by Wong Toi, this film focuses on the heroic deeds of a woman called Fai Jingngo at the time of Emperor Chongzhen’s reign. Jing-ngo (Ng Kwan-lai) is summoned to the court as a palace maid. She is caught having a rendezvous with her lover Ko Chi-yeung (Law Kim-long) but is pardoned by the Princess Cheungping (Chan Ho-kau). When the palace falls to the rebel leader Lee Chong, Fai poses as the princess and pretends to wed the rebel general Law Fu (Mak Bing-wing). While Fai and Ko escort the princess to safety, they are pursued by the treacherous minister Tin Biu (Lan Chi Pak). Fai uses her beauty to seduce him and then kills him. Ng Kwan-lai was asked to perform a feather fan dance and sword dance, showing off her graceful figure and acrobatic skills.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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