Adventure in Fishing Harbour
Dir: Chan Lit-bun Scr: Ling Hon
Cast: Connie Chan Po-chu,
Kenneth Tsang, Kong Man-sing
1967 / Colour / D Beta / Cantonese / 102min
In Adventure in Fishing Harbour Yee Tat found an engrossing mix of chivalry, action and melodrama, with scenic locations of Taiwan and the magnetic performance of Kenneth Tsang to boot, a film the original writer described as his best at the time. In his first villainous role, Tsang inhabited an all-evil character, Kam-fu, gangster Lee Da-lung (Kong Man-sing)’s adoptive brother. With Tailung serving time behind bars in his stead, Kam-fu forces himself on their adoptive sister Yuen-ting (Connie Chan Po-chu), Tai-lung’s lover who joins the police and uncovers the brothers’ illegal dealings in the fish market in an undercover operation. Upon Tai-lung’s release, a feud begins between the brothers and complicated by the rivalry over the woman. Kam-fu’s attempt to oust his brother from power by bribing the police to launch a raid resolves itself into a deadly duel between the brothers and the gangsters’ assets bequeathed to good causes.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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