Auyeung Tak and His Double
Dir: Ku Wen-chung Scr: Chiang Kam-ming
Cast: Lau Kwai-hong, Luo Pinchao,
Law Yim-hing, Lam Kar-sing, Sek Kin
1952 / B&W / D Beta / Cantonese / 90min
In this continuation of Shattering the Chain-Linked Fortress (1951), swordsman Auyeung Tak (Lau Kwai-hong) is blamed for the attempted assassination of a constable after being set up by the traitorous Flying Cloud Mink (Sek Kin) and Auyeung imposter Cheung Sam (also played by Lau Kwai-hong, of course). After an investigation assisted by his disciple Kit (Lam Kar-sing) and a mistaken identity crisis with Cheung's girlfriend, Auyeung and fellow swordsman Ma Yuk-lung (Luo Pinchao) eliminate Flying Cloud once and for all. Donning huge glasses, a mustache, his fur coat and his trusty pipe as weapon, Lau Kwai-hong's swordsman is at his best when he's delivering justice and making the audience laugh with his offbeat persona. Also worth seeing in the film: Lam Kar-sing's quick physical performance and Luo Pinchao's singing voice.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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