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胡金銓
King Hu Chin-Chuan  ♂
Aliases:  Hu Jinquan,  Wu Kam-Chuen,  Frankie Gam Chuen,  Hu King-Chuan,  King Chuan,  Hu Jing-Chuan,  Chin Chuan
Born: April 29th, 1931 - Died: January 14th, 1997





 
Filmography (1953-1993)
 
  Director (15 films)
    The Story of Sue San (1964)    
    Sons of Good Earth (1965)    
    Come Drink with Me (1966)    
    Dragon Inn (1967)    
    Four Moods (1970)    
    A Touch of Zen (1971)    
    The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)    
    The Valiant Ones (1975)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    The Juvenizer (1981)    
    All the King's Men (1983)    
    The Wheel of Life (1984)    
    Swordsman (1990)    
    Painted Skin (1993)    
  Art Director (4 films)
    A Touch of Zen (1971)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
    All the King's Men (1983)    
  Editor (4 films)
    A Touch of Zen (1971)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
    Painted Skin (1993)    
  Presenter (3 films)
    The Valiant Ones (1975)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
  Assistant Director (2 films)
    The Enchanting Shadow (1960)    
    The Love Eterne (1963)    
  Story (1 film)
    Bride Napping (1962)    
  Props (3 films)
    Festival Moon (1953)    
    Aren't the Kids Lovely? (1953)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
  Actor (41 films)
    The Long Lane (1956)    
    Golden Phoenix (1956) ... Lai Zi
    Red Bloom in the Snow (1956)    
    The Frosty Night (1957)    
    Riots at the Studio (1957)    
    Love Fiesta (1957)    
    Little Angels of the Streets (1957) ... Er Yuan
    Sisters Three (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957)    
    Springtime in Paradise (1957)    
    Cha Cha Girl (1957)    
    The Magic Touch (1958)    
    The Blessed Family (1958)    
    The Angel (1958) ... Ching
    Little Darling (1958)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
    How to Marry a Millionaire (1958)    
    The Shoeshine Boy (1958)    
    The Kingdom and the Beauty (1959) ... Ta Niu
    Dear Girl, I Love You (1959)    
    When the Peach Blossoms Bloom (1960) ... Shen's son
    How to Marry a Millionaire (1960)    
    The Deformed (1960) ... Lung Yu-Seng
    Rear Entrance (1960) ... Exterminator
    The Fair Sex (1961) ... Qian
    The Swallow (1961)    
    The Pistol (1961) ... Little Li
    Les Belles (1961) ... Customer leaving Japanese restaurant
    The Girl Next Door (1961)    
    Kiss for Sale (1961)    
    Dream of the Red Chamber (1962) ... Bei Ming
    Love Parade (1963) ... Dr Fu Li Fu
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963) ... Chao Tao Sheng
    My Lucky Star (1963) ... Zhou San-Si
    Three Dolls of Hong Kong (1963)    
    Revenge of a Swordswoman (1963)    
    Between Tears and Laughter (1964) ... Captain teasing Chu in street
    The Dancing Millionairess (1964) ... Xiao Li
    Sons of Good Earth (1965) ... Captain Ting
    The Blue and the Black (Part 1) (1966) ... Rascal
    Money and I (1971)    
  Writer (15 films)
    Bride Napping (1962)    
    The Story of Sue San (1964)    
    Sons of Good Earth (1965)    
    Downhill They Ride (1966)    
    Come Drink with Me (1966)    
    Dragon Inn (1967)    
    Four Moods (1970)    
    A Touch of Zen (1971)    
    Heroes of the Underground (1973)    
    The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)    
    The Valiant Ones (1975)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    The Juvenizer (1981)    
    All the King's Men (1983)    
    Painted Skin (1993)    
 
 
Biography
 
  In the 1960's, there was such an over production of Cantonese wu xia films (knight-errant movies with heroes possessing fantastical martial arts powers), resulting in mediocre productions which threatened the survival of the martial art film. Then one man came along, waved his magic scalpel and gave Hong Kong cinema a much needed face-lift. Appropriately, his name was King Hu (aka Hu King-chuan or Hu Jinquan). A leader among filmmakers, with his cinematic approach and fight choreographical aesthetics, Hu changed the direction of swordsman films and set the standard for all martial art stylized action movies to come. And it all started at Shaw Brothers.

Born April 29, 1931 in Beijing, China, Hu enrolled at the National Art Institute in Beijing where he developed his appreciation for traditional Chinese history and opera. Coming to Hong Kong in 1949, he serpentined through the postage-stamp colony as a proof-reader, writer, actor and graphic draftsman, getting his first cinematic job with the design department at the Great Wall Film Company which led to his acting gig as an extra in the company's production of Humiliation for Sale (1955). It was directed by Yen Chun, whose assistant at the time was future Shaws acclaimed director, Li Han-hsiang.