功夫皇帝
The Kung Fu Emperor (1981)
Alt title: Emperor of Kung Fu
Country: Hong Kong
Genre: Martial Arts 
Release Date: 10/03/1981
 
Director
  Pao Hsueh-Li
 
Script
  Ni Kuang
  Katy Chin Shu-Mei
 
Action Director
  Chan Muk-Chuen
 
Producer
  Katy Chin Shu-Mei
 
 
Cast
  Ti Lung ... 4th Prince Chin Yun Chuen
  Dorian Tan Tao-Liang ... Pai Tang Wa
  Chang Yi-Tao ... Hai Long
  Shih Szu ... Lady in brothel
  Chan Sing (1) ... Lord Long
  Wong Ching (1) ... Palace guard
  Tsai Hung ... Police Constable
  Ko Keung (1)    
  Fang Mian ... Emperor
  Mau Ging-Shun ... 6th Prince
  Cho Boon-Feng ... One of the Police Constables
  Liu Wai (1) ... Gets 4th Prince out of jail
  Shut Chung-Tin ... 4th Prince's sifu/Advisor
  Wong Yeuk-Ping ... Prisoner
  Au Lap-Bo    
  Han Yu    
  Tiu Man-Ming    
  Poon Shui-Lai    
  Lee Lung-Yam ... Prisoner
  Chow Yin-Ching    
  Woo Hon-Cheung    
  Wang Hing    
  Hui Man-Yui ... Palace guard
  Yung Shun-Hing ... Guard
  Gam Man-Hei ... Girl's old relative
  Choi Chung-Chau ... Assassin
  Lui Wan-Biu ... Soldier
  Hung Kin-Wing ... Soldier
  Ho Wai-Hung ... Palace guard
 
Production Company
  Yu Fung Film Company
 
Production Manager
  Ko Fei (2)
 
Presenter
  Che Man-Ching
 
 
 
Summary
 

Don't expect a long life if you are one of the emperor's fourteen sons ! For instance, Ninth Prince meets an "accident" while hunting. The (unnamed) Manchu emperor is old and ill, and speculation about his successor is rife. But the powerful Lord Long, who is not a son of the emp, wants the throne as well. To stay alive, Fourth Prince keeps secret his kung fu lessons and plays the fool. Fourth Prince then leaves palace life to live among the poor. He befriends a ragged band on commoners and, eventually, returns to the palace to prevent Lord Long's rise to the throne after the last prince is killed.