The Funny Thief
Dir: Chan Pei
Scr: Lee Sau-kei
Co-starring: Yam Kim-fai, Fung Wong Nui
1963 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 116min
This is Yam Bing-yee's favorite film, perhaps because this is the only one in a career of over 200 films in which she gets to be the love interest of her mentor, cousin and idol Yam Kim-fai. She plays an action heroine in The Funny Thief, like The Golden Cat (1961) a hybrid of martial arts and Cantonese opera, sharing the bill with Yam (as the title character), Fung Wong-nui and Kwan Hoi-shan as part of the film's leading quartet, two young couples who must overcome dramatic odds to realize their romantic destiny.
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