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King Hu Chin-Chuan
Hu Jinquan,  Wu Kam-Chuen,  Frankie Gam Chuen,  Hu King-Chuan,  King Chuan,  Hu Jing-Chuan,  Chin Chuan
Born: April 29th, 1931 (China) - 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)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
    The Juvenizer (1981)    
    The Wheel of Life (1983)    
    All the King's Men (1983)    
    Swordsman (1990)    
    Painted Skin (1993)    
  Art Director (3 films)
    A Touch of Zen (1971)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
  Editor (5 films)
    A Touch of Zen (1971)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
    The Juvenizer (1981)    
    Painted Skin (1993)    
  Costume Designer (1 film)
    All the King's Men (1983)    
  Presenter (5 films)
    The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)    
    The Valiant Ones (1975)    
    Raining in the Mountain (1979)    
    Legend of the Mountain (1979)    
    The Juvenizer (1981)    
  Assistant Director (2 films)
    The Enchanting Shadow (1960)    
    The Love Eterne (1963)    
  Story (1 film)
    Bride Napping (1962)    
  Props (3 films)
    Aren't the Kids Lovely? (1953)    
    Festival Moon (1953)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
  Actor (40 films)
    Red Bloom in the Snow (1956)    
    Golden Phoenix (1956) ... Lai Zi
    The Long Lane (1956)    
    Cha Cha Girl (1957)    
    Lady in Distress (1957) ... Zhu-Tse
    Sisters Three (1957)    
    Springtime in Paradise (1957)    
    Little Angels of the Streets (1957) ... Er Yuan
    The Frosty Night (1957)    
    Riots at the Studio (1957)    
    Love Fiesta (1957)    
    The Shoeshine Boy (1958)    
    How to Marry a Millionaire (1958)    
    Laughter and Tears (1958)    
    Little Darling (1958) ... Hsiao Ke-Tse
    The Angel (1958) ... Ching
    The Blessed Family (1958)    
    The Magic Touch (1958)    
    Dear Girl, I Love You (1959)    
    The Kingdom and the Beauty (1959) ... Ta Niu
    The Deformed (1960) ... Lung Yu-Seng
    Rear Entrance (1960) ... Exterminator
    How to Marry a Millionaire (1960)    
    When the Peach Blossoms Bloom (1960) ... Shen's son
    Les Belles (1961) ... Customer leaving Japanese restaurant
    The Swallow (1961)    
    Kiss for Sale (1961)    
    The Girl Next Door (1961)    
    The Fair Sex (1961) ... Qian
    The Pistol (1961) ... Little Li
    Dream of the Red Chamber (1962) ... Bei Ming
    Love Parade (1963) ... Dr Fu Li Fu
    Three Dolls of Hong Kong (1963)    
    Revenge of a Swordswoman (1963)    
    My Lucky Star (1963) ... Zhou San-Si
    The Empress Wu Tse-tien (1963) ... Chao Tao Sheng
    Between Tears and Laughter (1964) ... Captain teasing Chu in street
    The Dancing Millionairess (1964) ... Xiao Li
    Sons of Good Earth (1965) ... Captain Ting
    Money and I (1971)    
  Writer (16 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)    
    The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)    
    Heroes of the Underground (1973)    
    Dragon Gate (1975)    
    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.