In Hong Kong, at a masked ball party, a greedy rich man pretends he has lost a diamonds ring, blaming a young girl for the theft, and demanding that she pays him for the cost. Later, the Chan sisters Chan Meiling and Chan Meiyu dress in black leotards to look like black cats in the darkness of the night, leave their luxuriously villa, called The Rose Garden, and start robbing from the rich people...
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Chan sisters Chan Meiling and Chan Meiyu are respected high class, women in Hong Kong's more upscale neighborhoods. However, they both share an alter-ego called the Black Rose, a notorious cat burglar who dress in black leotards, and steal from the rich to give to the poor - taking on a Robin Hood-style mission. Even with their antihero status, the Black Rose has created uneasiness and tension in the high society; therefore, an insurance detective investigates the crimes and tries to unmask the woman behind the cat mask. Written by
This is Hong Kong's answer to Robin Hood, featuring a masked cat burglar who steals from the corrupted rich and gives to the poor. Here, Chan sisters Chan Meiling (Hong Nan) and Chan Meiyu (Connie Chan) are respected women in Hong Kong's high society. However, they both share an alter-ego called the Black Rose, the notorious cat burglar who dress in black leotards and steal from the rich to give to the poor. Because of the tension they've created, an insurance detective (Yin Tse) investigates.
Filmed in the 1960s, it is a black and white film with a steady-pace and calm and theatrical-like dialog. However, the movie is full of suspense and the acting is actually very good, creating a very entertaining feature. It's great to see some action scenes done by the Black Rose when she took down a bunch of hoodlums and all the generating tension the plot created, from the appearances of the town-fearing Black Rose to the corrupted Lee Nam-hin (Peng-Fei Li).
It's a good film featuring the Black Rose and its iconic Hong Kong cinema status spawned sequels in the 1960s and throughout the 1990s.
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