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陶三姑
To Sam-Ku  ♀
Aliases:  To Sam Ku,  To Sam Gu,  Tao Sangu,  Tao San-Gu
Born: 1895 - Died: 1983
 





 
Filmography (1936-1978)
 
  Actor (436 films)
    A Fisherman's Girl (1936)    
    Compassion (1936)    
    The Mad Woman (1937)    
    Back to the Motherland! (1937)    
    Among the Dispossessed (1937) ... Beggar woman
    The Light of Women (1937)    
    The Wild Old Man (1937)    
    The Good Gaughter-in-Law (1938)    
    The Great Injustice (1938)    
    The Second Marriage of Madam Chow (1938) ... Madam Wong
    Pretty Lady (1938)    
    Lady or Gentleman? (1938)    
    The Philanderer - The Final Chapter (1938)    
    The Philanderer (1938)    
    The Purple Cups (1938)    
    Eight Hundred Heroes (1938)    
    The Overbearing Mother-in-Law (Part 2) (1938)    
    The Flying General (1938)    
    Rich Dandy (1938)    
    Three Trials of Yu Tangchun (1939)    
    The She-Ghost Gets Married (1939)    
    The Heartless (1939)    
    The Cannibalic Woman (1939)    
    The Filial Son and the Unworthy Mother (1939)    
    Spirit of the Broom (1939)    
    Twin Sisters of the South (1939) ... Siu Dip's stepmother
    Half a Beauty (1939)    
    Suicide of an Empress (1939)    
    The Frivoller (1939)    
    It's a Women's World (1939)    
    A Woman of Many Husbands (Part 2) (1939)    
    The Faithful Wife (1940)    
    The Mother Bridge (1940) ... Pak's mother
    Poor Souls (1940)    
    The Five Swordsman's Nocturnal Tryst (1940)    
    The Red Scarf (1940)    
    The Seductive Woman (1940)    
    The Lion Roars in Pipa Alley (1940)    
    The Philanderer and His Mate (1940)    
    An Empty House (1941)    
    The Woman of My Dream (1941)    
    Snow White and Her Seven Friends (1941) ... Silver-tongue Chicken/Tit Joh Gai
    Old Master Ho (1941)    
    A Mother's Madness (1941)    
    Heavenly Union (1941)    
    Shadow Over Shanghai (1941)    
    The Sparrow Flies East and South (1941)    
    What Price Romance? (1941)    
    Bridge of Jealousy (1941)    
    My Beauty (1941)    
    Ten Thousand Li Ahead (1941)    
    Goddess of the Streets (1941)    
    The Storm (1946)    
    You Are a Nice Lady, But Why' (1947) ... Beauty contestant
    You're Smart in One Way, I in Another (1947) ... Aunt Wang
    Prostituting to Raise the Orphan (1947)    
    The Beautiful and the Handsome (1947)    
    The Tricky and the Honest (1947)    
    Red Chamber in the Sea (Part 1) (1947) ... Ah Hang
    Flowers After the Storm (1947)    
    The Evil Mind (1947) ... Tung Sam-Ku
    Unpredictable Tomorrow (1947)    
    Third-Master Sha and the Lady Yin (1947)    
    I'm Crazy About You (1947)    
    Hot-tempered Liang's Adventure in Hong Kong (1947)    
    The Aged Lovers (1947)    
    Never Want to See the Past Love (1947)    
    Where Is the Lady's Home (1947)    
    The Romantic Thief, Bai Juhua (1947) ... Lin Heung
    A Spoilt Brat (1948) ... Servant
    The Faithful Wife and Lascivious Woman (1948)    
    Loved by Ten Women (1948)    
    The Desperate Man's Jump to Death (1948)    
    Underground Maze (1948)    
    Four Phoenixes Take Flight (1948) ... Landlady
    Love and Hate (1948) ... Mother Cheung
    The Outstanding One (1948)    
    Twelve Beauties Pavilion (1948)    
    Mr. Guangdong Explored the Corrupted Temple (1948) ... Shop owner
    The Man Who Loves Women (1948) ... Fourth aunt
    Award to the Husband But Not the Wife (1948) ... Sam Kui
    Local Scholar (1948)    
    Separated Too Soon (1948)    
    A Reborn Romance (1948)    
    Dedicated Lover (1948)    
    The Corn in Ripe for Plucking (1948) ... Landlady
    As Time Goes By (1948) ... Third Auntie
    Three Cheers for My Wife (1948)    
    Moving Upward (1948)    
    The Groom and His Double (1948)    
    The Powdered World, Two Parts (1948)    
    Mysterious Mind of a Woman (1948) ... Auntie Three
    Two Drug Addicts Sweep a Long Dike (1948) ... Sixth auntie
    Return of the Swallows (1948) ... Fourth Madam
    Four Generations in One House (1948)    
    Welcome the God of Wealth (1948) ... Autie nine
    Fang Shiyu and Misao Cuihua (1948)    
    Native Scholar (1948)    
    Flying Heroine (1948)    
    The Vagabond Master (Part 3) (1948)    
    The Vagabond Master (Part 4) (1948)    
    The Thirteenth Girl's Adventure in Nengren Temple (1948)    
    A Lucky Fellow (1948)    
    Wild Imagination (1948) ... Third aunt
    Wild Imagination (1948)    
    Big Fight between Hero Copper and Madame Nine Flowers (1948) ... Mother Song
    The Judge Goes to Pieces (1948)    
    Wu Song's Adventure of the Lion Pavilion (1948)    
    The Four Kings of Heaven (1948)    
    The Fight Between the Honourable Cat and Rat (1948)    
    My Daughter (1948)    
    Gone the Phoenix from the Cage (1948)    
    A Fair Lady with Ill Fate (1948)    
    God's Punishment to the Good Man (1948)    
    Stage-Fan Husband (1948) ... Aunt
    Woman's Heart (1948) ... Aunt
    Ruckus at Guangchanglong (1949)    
    Swallows Welcome Spring (1949)    
    Bo-Yuk in Memorial of Ching-Man (1949)    
    Tomb for My Sister and Wife (1949)    
    Life Debt of our Children (1949)    
    Full Happiness (1949) ... Second Aunt
    My Love Is Like the Wind of Spring (1949)    
    Double Happiness at the Door (1949) ... Matchmaker
    Night Hanging of Bai Furong (1949)    
    Peach Blossom Girl's Magic (1949) ... Matchmaker
    Zhuo Wenjun's Night Visit to Xiangru (1949) ... Third Aunt
    Third Madame's Story (1949)    
    Meeting a Ghost while Hunting (1949)    
    Mo Tsung's Bloody Fight at Double Pavilion (1949)    
    Devoted to the Unfaithful (1949)    
    The Miserable Sisters (1949) ... Lai's mother
    Out of This World (1949)    
    Romance of Rome Palace (1949)    
    Ji Gong, Reincarnated Buddha (1949)    
    Hanging on Together (1949) ... Landlady
    A Desperate Woman (1949) ... Second Aunt
    It Will Pay Off (1949) ... Third Aunt
    A Quarrelsome Couple (1949) ... Madam To
    The Red Chamber Dream (1949) ... Madam Lau
    You Better Return (1949) ... Matron
    The Junior Hero, Ai Hu (1949)    
    The Pauper King (1949)    
    Xishi in the Dream (1949)    
    Charlie's Escape from the Tianxian Trap (1949)    
    Blood Is Thicker Than Water (1949) ... Third Aunt
    For My Country (1949) ... Fat Third Aunt
    The Dumb Wife (1949)    
    Charlie's Visit to Hell (1949)    
    Shi Xiu's Uproar in Cuiping Hill (1949)    
    Golden Turtle from Hell (1949) ... Sixth aunt Pockmarks
    Nocturnal Sacrifice to Leifeng Tower (1949)    
    Owing (1949) ... Stepmother
    The Orphan's Rescue (1949) ... Aunt Kwong
    The Woman General Mu Guiyung (1949)    
    Cast Aside the Beloved One (1949) ... Procuress
    Xiao Qing's Shadow (1949)    
    The Cow Boy and the Sewing Girl (1949)    
    The Divorce of Chu Mai-Sen (1949)    
    Adventure at the Women's House (1949) ... Sum Him
    A Devoted Soul (Part 1) (1949) ... Landlady
    A Devoted Soul (Part 2) (1949) ... Landlady
    Emperor Qi Xuan and Zhong Wuyan (Part 1) (1949)    
    Emperor Qi Xuan and Zhong Wuyan (Part 2) (1949)    
    The Great Wall (1949)    
    A Moral Hooker (1949)    
    Romantic Adventure (1949)    
    Honeymoon for Two (1949) ... Yau-Wai's aunt
    Five Blessings in a Row (1950) ... Third Aunt
    Tragedy on the Pearl River (1950)    
    Seven Shaolin Heroes' Five Ventures into Mount Emei (Part 1) (1950) ... Master Cloud/Sau Wan
    A Life of Rouge and Powder (1950)    
    The Lutanist's Seduction Under the Moon (1950)    
    Bandits of the Water Margin (1950) ... Neighbour
    Six Attempt to Immortalise the Goddess of Lotus (1950)    
    Magic of Tiger Dragon (1950)    
    Woman's Eternal Sorrow (1950)    
    World of Villains (1950)    
    Seven Shaolin Heroes' Five Ventures into Mount Emei (Part 2) (1950) ... Master Cloud
    The Rude Monk's Intrusion into Mount Wutai (1950) ... Shop Owner
    Where Shall We Meet Again? (1950) ... Landlady
    The Blundering Couple (1950)    
    Poor but Happy (1950)    
    The Blundering General (1950) ... Eight Aunt
    Sorrows of a Neglected Wife (1950) ... Ninth Aunt
    A Small Gift from Afar (1950) ... Third Aunt
    Love Tears of a Buddhist Recluse (1950)    
    Devil's Family (1950) ... Sixth Aunt
    The Price of Lust (1950) ... Matchmaker
    The End of the Year Means Money (1950) ... Landlady
    The Nanhai Fisherman's Song (1950)    
    The Oil Vendor Wins a Pretty Bride (1950)    
    Blood, Rouge and Tears (1950) ... Landlady
    How Song Jiang Slew His Mistress Yan Poxi (1950)    
    The War Baby (1950)    
    Hei Shi Hun Yin (1950)    
    The Misjudged Spirit in the Well (1950)    
    Solving the Copper-netted Trap (1950)    
    Lady Liu and Snobbish Chao (1950)    
    Sweet Girl, Ill Fate (1950)    
    Lan Chung, the Panther-head Hero (1950)    
    Two Roaming Orphan Girls (1950)    
    Life's Blessing Complete (1950)    
    Broker Lai (1950)    
    White Poplar, Red Tears (1950)    
    Pear Blossom in a Winter Storm (1950)    
    The Abandoned Woman of a Rich Family (1950)    
    She Plunged to Her Death (1950)    
    How Demon Girl Thrice Tricked Monk Jigong (1950)    
    Mortal Fairy (1951)    
    Business Is Blooming (1951)    
    She Regrets Having Married a Rich Husband (1951)    
    The Mis-Matched In-Laws (1951) ... Mrs To
    The Love Story of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (1951) ... Matchmaker
    The Scatterbrain (1951) ... Sam Gu
    The Silver World of Stardom (1951) ... Third Aunt
    Sunset Rendezvous (1951) ... Wu's wife
    White Whirlwind, the Heroine (1951)    
    Tragedy in Canton (1951)    
    She Says ''No!'' to Marriage (1951)    
    Pretty Girl Homeless (1951)    
    Eight Immortals in the World of Men (1951)    
    A Star of Mischief (1951) ... Eighth Aunt
    Everybody's Happy (1951)    
    A Hall Packed with Riches (1951) ... Feng's Wife
    Sweet Girls (1951)    
    A Sad Tale of Rainbow Robes (1951) ... Sam Ku
    Pearly Tears (1951)    
    Sail on to Success (1951) ... Auntie Ngau
    The Merry Lovers (1951) ... Mrs Ma
    The Splendid Years of Youth (Part 1) (1951)    
    The Splendid Years of Youth (Part 2) (1951)    
    Mutual Affections (1951)    
    Drifting the Sea (1951) ... Landlady
    Orphan Girl in Love (1951) ... Landlady
    The Dazzling Devil (1951) ... Female secretary
    Mother and Son in Grief (1951) ... Third aunt
    No Sign of the Swallow's Return (1951) ... Third aunt
    Lovesick (1952) ... Ling's mother
    Long Live My Wife (1952)    
    Pearly Tears (1952)    
    Wise Guy (1952) ... Sam Gu
    Intoxication on a Spring Night (1952)    
    She Said ''No!'' to Marriage But Now She Says ''Yes'' (1952)    
    A Second Visit to the City of Love (1952)    
    A Stubborn Mind Picking Beauty (1952)    
    Sad Tale of a Wife a Rich Household (1952)    
    Nothing Counts But Love (1952)    
    A Comet of Laughter Lands on Earth (1952)    
    The Mismatched Marriage (1952)    
    Charming Night (1952) ... Ho's mother
    The Dunce Attends a Birthday Party (1952)    
    Sweet Girl and Good Car (1952)    
    All the Love Heaven Allows (1952)    
    Sweep-Stake Madness (1952) ... Chung's wife
    Ten Fat Brides for Skinny (1952)    
    Misjudged Courtship (1952) ... Mary To
    The Lucky Amah (1952)    
    The Sensuous Singer (1952) ... Nun Ching Wai
    Green Window, Red Tears (1952) ... Gossiper
    Death of a Beauty (1953)    
    In the Face of Demolition (1953)    
    Family (1953) ... Wong Ma
    Death of a Beauty (1953)    
    The Gold Hunt (1953)    
    Under the Moon, by the Huai River, We Meet Again (1953)    
    The Newly-Weds (1953)    
    Darling (1953)    
    The Scholar Tang Bohu and the Maid Qiuxiang (1953)    
    Blame It on Father (1953)    
    Sworn to Love (1953) ... Sam Gu
    The Voyage of the Dead (1954) ... Brother keeper
    Life (1954)    
    Taps Off, Downstairs! (1954)    
    Pretty Girl from Kuala Lumpur (1954)    
    Our Marriage through the Depression (1954)    
    Eighteen Marriages of a Smart Girl (1954) ... Luk Poh
    Homeless Girl (1954)    
    The Bachelor-Girls (1954)    
    The Miserable Couple (1954)    
    A Family of Eight in One Bed (1954)    
    A Family of Eight in One Bed (1954)    
    The Hills Divide Us (1954)    
    Madam Yun (1954)    
    Autumn Romance (1954)    
    A Scholar Meets His Girlfriend in Disguise (1955)    
    Miss Daisy (1955)    
    The Pretty Tigress (1955)    
    Sing Her a Love Song (1955)    
    The Independent Daughter (1955)    
    The 7 Heroes Versus the Shrew (1955)    
    Everlasting Love (1955)    
    Parents' Hearts (1955) ... Neighbor
    The Brave Eight (1955)    
    Her Unrequited Love (1955)    
    Broken Zither Bower (1955)    
    Mr. Wang and Fatty Chen (1955) ... Mrs. Wang
    We Owe It to Our Children (1955)    
    Crossroads (1955)    
    The Three Tests of Yu Tangchun (1955)    
    This Wonderful Land (1955) ... Nurse maid
    The Rich Girl and Her Double (1955)    
    Backyard Adventures (1955) ... Fortune-teller's customer
    Follow the Custom (1955)    
    Resurrection (1955) ... Sei Gu
    Village Girl (1955) ... Matchmaker
    Little Sweetheart (1956)    
    How Wong Fei-Hung Set Fire to Dashatou (1956) ... Mother
    Great Chums (1956) ... Chui's wife
    Madam Mei (1956)    
    Mourn for the Storm-Beaten Flower (1956) ... Procuress
    She's Not the Real Lady (1956)    
    The Green Jade Hairpin (1956)    
    Fang Shiyu Comes to Hong Xiguan's Rescue (1956) ... Sam Gu
    The Fatherless Son (Part 2) (1956)    
    Wu Song's Bloody Fight on Lion's Bower (1956) ... Wong
    The Scatterbrain (1956) ... Sam Gu
    How Wong Fei-Hung Pitted Seven Lions Against the Gold Dragon (1956)    
    The Seven Heavens (1956)    
    The Romantic Monk (1956)    
    Emperor Qianlong's Adventures in the Bower of a Million Flowers (1956)    
    Officer Qiao's Careless Matching (1956)    
    The Grand Reunion (1956)    
    A Peaceful Family Will Prosper (1956) ... Sam Gu
    The Prince's Romantic Affairs (1958) ... Landlady
    Two Fools in Paradise (1958)    
    The Sweep-Stakes Seller (1958)    
    A Scholar Redeems His Love (1958)    
    Two Fools in Hell (1958)    
    Ah Chiu is Getting Married (1958)    
    May Heaven Bless You (1958) ... Roomer
    Till Death Us Do Part (Part 2) (1959)    
    My Good Nephew (1959)    
    A Stroke of Romance for Mr. Wong (1959)    
    Two Outstanding Asses (1959)    
    Two Fools Capture a Ghost (1959) ... Sam Gu, Chun's aunt
    Till Death Us Do Part (Part 1) (1959)    
    Miserable Daughter-in-Law (1959)    
    Breaking the Coffin to Rescue Mother (1959) ... Ah San
    Heaven Brought Us Together (1959) ... Chat Gu
    Wu Song Fights the Tiger (1959)    
    Two Fools Capture the Criminal (1959)    
    Mr. Wang Is in His Wife's Dress by Mistake (1959)    
    Springtime Lovers (1959)    
    The Maid Who Led an Expedition to Conquer the West (1959)    
    Mr. Wong's Adventures with the Unruly Girl (1959)    
    Mr. Wong Advertises for a Wife (1959)    
    The Lotus' Story (1959)    
    Snow Storm in June (1959)    
    The Elevator Murder Case (1960)    
    Two Filial Daughters in Search of Their Parents (1960)    
    A Wonderful Dream (1960) ... Sam Ku
    The Seven Lucky Ones (1960)    
    The Right of Women (1960)    
    The Stormy Night (1960)    
    The Simpleton and the Thief (1960)    
    The Eagle Knight and the Crimson Girl (1960) ... Madam Chiu
    The Colourful Phoenix Lamp (1960)    
    Magistrate on Trial (1960)    
    We Want to Live (1960)    
    When the Blind Man Sees His Son-in-law (1961)    
    A Written Petition (1961)    
    Family Planning (1961)    
    Thirteen Swords (Part 1) (1961)    
    Thirteen Swords (Part 2) (1961)    
    Little Prime Minister (Part 1) (1961)    
    Tears of Mother (1961)    
    Rickshaw Puller and Orphan (1961) ... Landlady
    Three Beaus (1961)    
    Larceny (1961)    
    Seven Phoenixes (1961)    
    Finally We Meet Again (1961)    
    Pretended Ghost (1961)    
    Sorrowful Orphans (1961)    
    The Swords of Tien Shan (Part 1) (1961)    
    Unexpected Fortune (1961)    
    The Swords of Tien Shan (Part 2) (1961)    
    Father Is Back (1961) ... Third Aunt
    Home Sweet Home (1961)    
    How Shui Guanyin Thrice Tricked Bai Jinlong (1962)    
    Spring Comes to the Palace (1962)    
    A Couple in Cold War (1962)    
    The Swordswoman and Her 7 Partners (Part 1) (1962)    
    Walk a Thousand Miles to Escort the Princess (1962)    
    The Fake Married Couple (1962) ... Sam Ku
    Secrets Between Husband and Wife (1962)    
    The Adventure of a Stage-fan (1962)    
    When Spring Comes (1963) ... Landlady
    Coffee Girl (1963)    
    An Ill-fated Woman (1963)    
    Tides of Passion (1963)    
    The Young Boss of the Factory (1963)    
    Trouble in the Palace (1963)    
    Father Earns, Daughter Spends (1963)    
    The Bride Who Lives Under the Staircase (1964) ... Swindler
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (1964)    
    A Mad Woman (1964) ... Taoist priestess
    Pigeon Cage (1964)    
    Half a Bed (1964)    
    Living Immortals (1964)    
    My Darling Children and Grandchildren (1964)    
    Young and Idle (1964)    
    Diary of a Chauvinistic Husband (Part 2) (1964)    
    Grab What You Can! (1964)    
    Spy No. 13 (1964) ... Mrs Mak
    Good Luck (1965)    
    A Wife's Diary (1965)    
    Dim-Sum Queen (1965)    
    Back Together (1965) ... Maid Ah Sam
    The Car Owner (1966)    
    Prodigal in Distress (1967)    
    Making a Living in a Blind Way (1967)    
    Selling, Pawning and Borrowing (1967)    
    Money from Heaven (1969)    
    The Romantic Girl Who Plays Hard-to-Get (1969) ... Fourth Aunt
    Secret Agent No. 1 (1970)    
    Money and I (1971)    
    Tales of Larceny (1973) ... 2) Fortune teller
    Love Is a Four Letter Word (1973)    
    Adventure in Denmark (1973)    
    Gossip Street (1974) ... Aunt San
    Supremo (1974) ... Mrs Szuma's neighbor
    Games Gamblers Play (1974)    
    The Adventurous Air-Steward (1974) ... Passenger
    Lucky, Lucky (1974)    
    The Little Man, Ah Fook (1974)    
    Sex, Love and Hate (1974) ... Mrs. Guan's helper
    Sinful Confession (1974) ... Granny
    The Wandering Life (1975)    
    Enjoy Longevity-300 Years (1975)    
    The Last Message (1975) ... Ms. Chow
    The Nutty Crook (1975)    
    Golden Needles (1975) ... Gambler
    Laugh In (1976)    
    The Clumsy Gambler (1977)    
    Dog Bites Dog Bone (1978)    
 
 
Biography
 
  To Sam-ku (real name: To Ying) was originally an opera performer and widely known in Southeast Asia. She acted in over 500 films between 1936 and 1978 and has always been remembered for her uncompromising attitude as the landlady who hunts tenants down for rent as well as her avaricious broad smile when the money is in her hands. (Press release, HKFA)