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李翰祥
Li Han-Hsiang  ♂
Aliases:  Lee Hon-Cheung,  Li Hanxiang,  Li Han-Chiang,  Lee Han-Chiang
Born: March 7th, 1926 - Died: December 17th, 1996





 
Filmography (1949-1994)
 
  Production Manager (1 film)
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
  Director (91 films)
    Lady from the Moon (1954)    
    Red Bloom in the Snow (1956)    
    Beyond the Blue Horizon (1956)    
    He Has Taken Him for Another (1957)    
    A Mellow Spring (1957)    
    Little Angels of the Streets (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957)    
    A Mating Story (1957)    
    The Magic Touch (1958)    
    The Blessed Family (1958)    
    Dan Fung Street (1958)    
    The Angel (1958)    
    Diau Charn (1958)    
    A Kiss for Me (1958)    
    The Kingdom and the Beauty (1959)    
    The Adventure of the 13th Sister (1959)    
    Love Letter Murder (1959)    
    The Enchanting Shadow (1960)    
    Rear Entrance (1960)    
    The Pistol (1961)    
    Yang Kwei Fei (1962)    
    Return of the Phoenix (1963)    
    The Adulteress (1963)    
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963)    
    The Love Eterne (1963)    
    Seven Fairies (1963)    
    Beyond the Great Wall (1964)    
    The Coin (1964)    
    Trouble on the Wedding Night (1964)    
    Beauty of Beauties (1965)    
    Dodder Flower (1965)    
    The 14th Daughter of Hsin Family (1966)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 2) (1966)    
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    Commander Underground (1967)    
    Love Is More Intoxicating Than Wine (1967)    
    Lady in the Tower (1967)    
    Feng Yang Flower Drum (1967)    
    The Dawn (1968)    
    The Winter (1969)    
    Storm Over the Yang-Tse River (1969)    
    Romance in the Northern Country (1969)    
    Four Moods (1970)    
    A Tale of Ghost and Fox (1970)    
    The Story of Ti-Ying (1971)    
    Legends of Cheating (1971)    
    Legends of Lust (1972)    
    The Warlord (1972)    
    The Admired Girl (1972)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Facets of Love (1973)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973)    
    The Happiest Moment (1973)    
    Illicit Desire (1973)    
    Cheat to Cheat (1973)    
    Sinful Confession (1974)    
    Scandal (1974)    
    The Golden Lotus (1974)    
    The Empress Dowager (1975)    
    That's Adultery! (1975)    
    Forbidden Tales of Two Cities (1975)    
    Love Swindler (1976)    
    Crazy Sex (1976)    
    Wedding Nights (1976)    
    The Last Tempest (1976)    
    The Mad Monk (1977)    
    The Dream of the Red Chamber (1977)    
    The Adventures of Emperor Chien Lung (1977)    
    Moods of Love (1977)    
    The Voyage of Emperor Chien Lung (1978)    
    Sensual Pleasures (1978)    
    Hello Sexy Late Homecomers (1978)    
    Return of the Dead (1979)    
    The Ghost Story (1979)    
    The Scandalous Warlord (1979)    
    The Tiger and the Widow (1980)    
    Emperor Chien Lung and the Beauty (1980)    
    The Emperor and the Minister (1982)    
    Tiger Killer (1982)    
    Passing Flickers (1982)    
    Take Care, Your Majesty! (1983)    
    Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)    
    Burning of Imperial Palace (1983)    
    The Last Emperor (1986)    
    Snuff Bottle (1988)    
    The Empress Dowager (1989)    
    Madame Bamboo (1991)    
    Dun Huang Tales of the Night (1991)    
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991)    
    Lover's Lover (1994)    
    The Amorous Lotus Pan (1994)    
  Art Director (6 films)
    Song on a Rainy Night (1950)    
    When Roses Bloom (1951)    
    When Roses Bloom (1951)    
    Don't Tell My Husband (1952)    
    Yang Kwei Fei (1962)    
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991)    
  Planning (15 films)
    Three Love Songs (1964)    
    Dodder Flower (1965)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 2) (1966)    
    The 14th Daughter of Hsin Family (1966)    
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    Love Is More Intoxicating Than Wine (1967)    
    Deep in the Mountain (1967)    
    When Dreams Come True (1967)    
    Lady in the Tower (1967)    
    Feng Yang Flower Drum (1967)    
    Commander Underground (1967)    
    The Dawn (1968)    
    Love Eternal (1968)    
    Romance in the Northern Country (1969)    
    Like Father, Like Son (1969)    
  Presenter (18 films)
    Dodder Flower (1965)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 1) (1966)    
    A Perturbed Girl (1966)    
    The 14th Daughter of Hsin Family (1966)    
    Many Enchanting Nights (Part 2) (1966)    
    Lady in the Tower (1967)    
    Deep in the Mountain (1967)    
    Feng Yang Flower Drum (1967)    
    When Dreams Come True (1967)    
    Commander Underground (1967)    
    Love Is More Intoxicating Than Wine (1967)    
    The Dawn (1968)    
    Black Bull and White Snake (1969)    
    The Stranger (1969)    
    Romance in the Northern Country (1969)    
    Legends of Cheating (1971)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Lover's Lover (1994)    
  Assistant Director (2 films)
    Singing Under the Moon (1953)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
  Producer (7 films)
    Seven Fairies (1963)    
    Trouble on the Wedding Night (1964)    
    Beauty of Beauties (1965)    
    Storm Over the Yang-Tse River (1969)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Burning of Imperial Palace (1983)    
    Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)    
  Executive Director (1 film)
    Black Bull and White Snake (1969)    
  Actor (23 films)
    Hearts Aflame (1949) ... Villager
    The Flower Street (1950)    
    When Roses Bloom (1951)    
    Bloodbath (1952) ... Doctor
    The Closer the Better (1952)    
    The Moon-Blanch'd Land (1952)    
    Happy Encounter (1952)    
    Mist-Cloaked Hong Kong (1952) ... Sun Kuo-Chuang
    A Moment of Bliss (1952)    
    The Dog-Murderer (1952) ... Detective
    Gone to the Dogs (1952)    
    Singing Under the Moon (1953) ... Sailor
    Lady from the Moon (1954)    
    Rose, Rose I Love You (1954)    
    The Orphan Girl (1956) ... Mrs Luo's brother
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973) ... 1) Soldier at festival
    Sinful Confession (1974) ... Himself
    Lucky, Lucky (1974)    
    Temperament of Life (1975) ... Manager
    The Little Ancestors (1976)    
    Passing Flickers (1982) ... Himself at opening scene
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991) ... movie director [cameo]
  Writer (61 films)
    Singing Under the Moon (1953)    
    Beyond the Blue Horizon (1956)    
    Golden Phoenix (1956)    
    Red Bloom in the Snow (1956)    
    The Orphan Girl (1956)    
    Little Angels of the Streets (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957)    
    A Mating Story (1957)    
    Dan Fung Street (1958)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
    A Maid from Heaven (1963)    
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963)    
    The Love Eterne (1963)    
    Seven Fairies (1963)    
    Four Moods (1970)    
    A Tale of Ghost and Fox (1970)    
    The Story of Ti-Ying (1971)    
    Legends of Cheating (1971)    
    Legends of Lust (1972)    
    The Warlord (1972)    
    The Admired Girl (1972)    
    Cheating in Panorama (1972)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973)    
    The Happiest Moment (1973)    
    Illicit Desire (1973)    
    Facets of Love (1973)    
    Cheat to Cheat (1973)    
    Sinful Confession (1974)    
    The Golden Lotus (1974)    
    Scandal (1974)    
    That's Adultery! (1975)    
    The Empress Dowager (1975)    
    Forbidden Tales of Two Cities (1975)    
    Love Swindler (1976)    
    Crazy Sex (1976)    
    Wedding Nights (1976)    
    The Last Tempest (1976)    
    Moods of Love (1977)    
    The Mad Monk (1977)    
    The Dream of the Red Chamber (1977)    
    The Adventures of Emperor Chien Lung (1977)    
    Sensual Pleasures (1978)    
    The Voyage of Emperor Chien Lung (1978)    
    Return of the Dead (1979)    
    The Ghost Story (1979)    
    The Scandalous Warlord (1979)    
    The Tiger and the Widow (1980)    
    Emperor Chien Lung and the Beauty (1980)    
    The King and the Eunuch (1981)    
    The Emperor and the Minister (1982)    
    Tiger Killer (1982)    
    Passing Flickers (1982)    
    Burning of Imperial Palace (1983)    
    Reign Behind a Curtain (1983)    
    Take Care, Your Majesty! (1983)    
    The Last Emperor (1986)    
    Snuff Bottle (1988)    
    The Empress Dowager (1989)    
    Madame Bamboo (1991)    
    The Golden Lotus "Love and Desire" (1991)    
    Dun Huang Tales of the Night (1991)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Father of Margaret Lee Din Long.

Li arrived in Hong Kong in 1948 and began his career as a contract actor and set designer. In 1954, he directed Blood in Snow which won critical acclaim and paved the way to his career with Shaw Brothers. Li made over 70 films in his lifetime and was particularly adept in Huangmei opera movies. His films Diau Charn, The Kingdom and the Beauty and The Love Eterne won Best Film and Best Director awards at the Asian Film Festival and Golden Horse Awards. In 1963 he went to Taiwan and set up the Grand Studio which helped speed up the development of Taiwans film industry. Unfortunately the studio went into financial difficulties and closed down later on. Li rejoined Shaw Brothers in 1972 and made The Warlord, Illicit Desires, The Empress, Tiger Killer and other films. In 1983 he started to make films with Mainland studios and came out with The Burning of Imperial Palace, Reign Behind the Curtain, Fire Dragon and so on. Li died of heart attack in 1996, while filming The Burning of the Qin Palace.

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