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楚原
Chor Yuen  ♂
Aliases:  Chu Yuan,  Choh Yuen,  Chi Yau,  Chun Yue (3),  Chin Yu,  Cho Yuan,  Cheung Bo-Kin
Born: September 16th, 1934





 
Filmography (1954-2001)
 
  Producer (1 film)
    The Joys and Sorrows of Youth (1969)    
  Production Manager (1 film)
    Wise Wives and Foolish Husbands (1969)    
  Assistant Director (2 films)
    The Precious Lotus Lamp (1956)    
    Autumn Comes to Purple Rose Garden (1958)    
  Director (124 films)
    The Whispering Palm (1957)    
    Bloodshed in the Valley of Love (1957)    
    Orchid in the Storm (1959)    
    Grass by the Lake (1959)    
    The Great Devotion (1960)    
    Autumn Leaves (1960)    
    Ghost That Was Not (1961)    
    Forever Beloved (1961)    
    A Time for Mourning (1962)    
    Eternal Regret (Part 2) (1962)    
    Eternal Regret (Part 1) (1962)    
    True Love (1962)    
    In My Dream Last Night (1963)    
    Tear-Laden Rose (1963)    
    My Only Love (1963)    
    A Mad Woman (1964)    
    Their Lost Romance (1964)    
    A Deadly Night (1964)    
    A Secluded Orchid (1964)    
    A Blundering Wife (1964)    
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (1964)    
    Too High to Touch (1964)    
    All Are Happy (1964)    
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (Part 2) (1964)    
    Doomed Love (1965)    
    An Ocean of Love (1965)    
    Secrets of a Husband (1965)    
    Honeymoon (1965)    
    The Sinner (Part 2) (1965)    
    The Sinner (Part 1) (1965)    
    Love Has Many Faces (1965)    
    The Black Rose (1965)    
    Silent Love (1965)    
    Love Never Fades (1965)    
    Remorse (1965)    
    Lover in Disguise (1965)    
    Lost in Love (1965)    
    Little Foursome Family (1966)    
    Violet Girl (1966)    
    A Fatal Adventure (1966)    
    The Thief with Baby Face (1966)    
    Legacy (1966)    
    How Much Worry You Can Have (1966)    
    Running Tears (1966)    
    Affection (1966)    
    Spy with My Face (1966)    
    My Darling Wife (1967)    
    Diamond Robbery (1967)    
    To Rose with Love (1967)    
    A Death Pass (1967)    
    Romance of a Teenage Girl (1967)    
    Man from Interpol (1967)    
    Revenger (1967)    
    Maiden Thief (1967)    
    Rhapsody (1968)    
    Purple Night (1968)    
    Be My Love (1968)    
    Opposite Love (1968)    
    Young, Pregnant and Unmarried (1968)    
    The Prodigal (1969)    
    Wise Wives and Foolish Husbands (1969)    
    The Joys and Sorrows of Youth (1969)    
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    I Don't Want to Divorce (1970)    
    The Lost Spring (1970)    
    Dial for Murder (1970)    
    Violet Clove and Firebird (1970)    
    Duel for Gold (1971)    
    The Ghost's Revenge (1971)    
    The Lizard (1972)    
    Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (1972)    
    The Killer (1972)    
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973)    
    Haze in the Sunset (1973)    
    The Bastard (1973)    
    The Villains (1973)    
    Sorrow of the Gentry (1974)    
    Hong Kong 73 (1974)    
    Sex, Love and Hate (1974)    
    Lover's Destiny (1975)    
    The Big Holdup (1975)    
    Farewell to a Warrior (1976)    
    The Forbidden Past (1976)    
    The Web of Death (1976)    
    The Magic Blade (1976)    
    Killer Clans (1976)    
    Pursuit of Vengeance (1977)    
    Clans of Intrigue (1977)    
    The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)    
    Death Duel (1977)    
    Jade Tiger (1977)    
    Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (1978)    
    Swordsman and Enchantress (1978)    
    Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre, Part II (1978)    
    Legend of the Bat (1978)    
    Clan of Amazons (1978)    
    Full Moon Scimitar (1979)    
    The Proud Twins (1979)    
    Murder Plot (1979)    
    Bat Without Wings (1980)    
    Heroes Shed No Tears (1980)    
    Haunted Tales (1980)    
    The Convict Killer (1980)    
    Mark of the Eagle (1981)    
    Black Lizard (1981)    
    The Duel of the Century (1981)    
    The Emperor and His Brother (1981)    
    Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981)    
    The Spirit of the Sword (1982)    
    Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982)    
    The Enchantress (1983)    
    Descendant of the Sun (1983)    
    Mad, Mad 83 (1983)    
    The Roving Swordsman (1983)    
    Lust from Love of a Chinese Courtesan (1984)    
    The Hidden Power of the Dragon Sabre (1984)    
    Let's Have a Baby (1985)    
    Fascinating Affairs (1985)    
    Last Song in Paris (1986)    
    That Enchanting Night (1987)    
    The Diary of a Big Man (1988)    
    Blood Stained Tradewind (1990)    
    Sleazy Dizzy (1990)    
    The Legend of Lee Heung Kwan (1990)    
  Executive Director (1 film)
    Murder on the Beach (1957)    
  Actor (39 films)
    Madam Yun (1954)    
    The Great Devotion (1960) ... Kwok-Hung
    A Mad Woman (1964)    
    Spy with My Face (1966) ... Himself
    The Joys and Sorrows of Youth (1969) ... Narrator
    Tales of Larceny (1973) ... 1) Soldier at festival
    Bruce Lee, the Man and the Legend (1973) ... [Himself]
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973) ... Thief in the market [cameo]
    The Sensational Pair (1983) ... Party guest
    Cherie (1984) ... Chairman Chu
    Carry on Doctors and Nurses (1985) ... Hospital director
    Police Story (1985) ... Drug Boss Koo
    Love with the Perfect Stranger (1985) ... Divorce solicitor Chan
    Fascinating Affairs (1985) ... Peter Ma
    The First Vampire in China (1986) ... Villager
    The Seventh Curse (1986) ... Dr Chu [cameo]
    Wonder Women (1987) ... Yammie's father
    Born to Gamble (1987) ... Hsin, the King Gambler
    A Bloody Fight (1988) ... Mr Cho
    City Warriors (1988)    
    Police Story Part II (1988) ... Chu Toa
    Dirty Girl (1988) ... Simon
    Mr. Canton and Lady Rose (1989) ... Magistrate Benjamin [cameo]
    Little Cop (1989) ... Mei QIng Yi
    Little Kids Beat the Boss (1990) ... Big Boss
    The Sniping (1990)    
    The Banquet (1991)    
    Who Cares (1991)    
    Return of the Evil Fox (1991) ... Mr Wong
    The Thief of Time (1992)    
    The Twin Dragons (1992) ... Uncle Tang
    Millionaire Cop (1993) ... Sgt Lai
    He Ain't Heavy, He's My Father! (1993) ... Lord Watsons
    Family Affairs (1994)    
    Hong Kong Graffiti (1995) ... Boss Lee
    Thunderbolt (1995) ... Uncle Tung
    Those Were the Days (1997) ... Spirit of Cantonese Movies
    Gigolo of Chinese Hollywood (1999) ... Shek Pei
    Dummy Mommy, Without a Baby (2001) ... Restaurant owner
  Writer (70 films)
    The Seven Heavens (1956)    
    The Soul Stealer (1956)    
    Caught in the Act (1957)    
    She Married an Overseas Chinese (1957)    
    Victim of Jealousy (1957)    
    Autumn Comes to Purple Rose Garden (1958)    
    Adultery (1958)    
    Grass by the Lake (1959)    
    The Great Devotion (1960)    
    Autumn Leaves (1960)    
    Murder Case in Chinatown (1961)    
    Ghost That Was Not (1961)    
    Forever Beloved (1961)    
    True Love (1962)    
    Tear-Laden Rose (1963)    
    My Only Love (1963)    
    A Mad Woman (1964)    
    A Secluded Orchid (1964)    
    A Blundering Wife (1964)    
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (1964)    
    Too High to Touch (1964)    
    An Ocean of Love (1965)    
    My Darling Wife (1967)    
    Rhapsody (1968)    
    Young, Pregnant and Unmarried (1968)    
    Purple Night (1968)    
    Opposite Love (1968)    
    Wise Wives and Foolish Husbands (1969)    
    The Joys and Sorrows of Youth (1969)    
    Cold Blade (1970)    
    I Don't Want to Divorce (1970)    
    The Lost Spring (1970)    
    Dial for Murder (1970)    
    Violet Clove and Firebird (1970)    
    The Lizard (1972)    
    The House of 72 Tenants (1973)    
    Sorrow of the Gentry (1974)    
    Hong Kong 73 (1974)    
    Sex, Love and Hate (1974)    
    The Big Holdup (1975)    
    Lover's Destiny (1975)    
    The Forbidden Past (1976)    
    Farewell to a Warrior (1976)    
    Pursuit of Vengeance (1977)    
    The Sentimental Swordsman (1977)    
    Death Duel (1977)    
    Jade Tiger (1977)    
    Legend of the Bat (1978)    
    Clan of Amazons (1978)    
    Swordsman and Enchantress (1978)    
    Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre, Part II (1978)    
    Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (1978)    
    The Proud Twins (1979)    
    Full Moon Scimitar (1979)    
    Murder Plot (1979)    
    Haunted Tales (1980)    
    Heroes Shed No Tears (1980)    
    The Convict Killer (1980)    
    Bat Without Wings (1980)    
    The Duel of the Century (1981)    
    Return of the Sentimental Swordsman (1981)    
    Black Lizard (1981)    
    Return of the Deadly Blade (1981)    
    The Spirit of the Sword (1982)    
    Perils of the Sentimental Swordsman (1982)    
    The Roving Swordsman (1983)    
    Lust from Love of a Chinese Courtesan (1984)    
    Fascinating Affairs (1985)    
    Last Song in Paris (1986)    
    That Enchanting Night (1987)    
 
 
Biography
 
  Born in Guangzhou, he is son of veteran actor Zhang Huo-You.

Chor Yun started as a script writer in 1956. He directed his first film Grass by the Lake in 1959. In 1960, he made ParentsLove which won acclaims from the audience and critics and brought fame to him personally.

During his thirty-year career as director, he made over 120 films of various genres including melodramas, comedies, martial arts films and thrillers. One of the most prominent among these is Murder Plot which won him the Best Action Film Director Award at the 25th Asian Film Festival. His later work Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan was rated as one of the ten best films of the world in 1973.

Chor Yun was also credited with the revival of the Cantonese cinema with The House of 72 Tenants, and with Killer Clans, he started a cult following of martial arts films adapted from Ku Lungs novels. In 1998, Chor was given the Professional Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

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