MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,398 this week

The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)
"Du bei dao" (original title)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 1,486 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 29 critic

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Favorites of FantasticFest 2014

FantasticFest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and action movies from all around the world. Here's a list of some of our favorite movies at FantasticFest.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 16 Feb 2011
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 May 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 17 Sep 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The One-Armed Swordsman (1967)

The One-Armed Swordsman (1967) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The One-Armed Swordsman.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Three men, crippled by an evil warlord, become friends and learn kung fu with the help of an old teacher and his idiot pupil.

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Feng Lu, Philip Kwok
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu, Lily Li
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two martial arts schools prepare for an important tournament.

Director: Chang-hwa Jeong
Stars: Lieh Lo, Ping Wang, Hsiung Chao
The Blade (1995)
Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After the master of the Sharp Manufacturer saber factory abdicates and appoints On, his least popular worker, as his successor, On, unwilling to lead his surly colleagues, embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui
Stars: Wenzhuo Zhao, Xin Xin Xiong, Sonny Song
Dirty Ho (1976)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A prince enlists a thief to serve as his bodyguard to protect him from assassins.

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Yue Wong, Chia-Hui Liu, Lieh Lo
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: Yu Wang, Chiao Chiao, Essie Lin Chia
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Mogul king decides to take stealthy action to help overpower his greatest rivals. He chooses nine out thirteen of his loyal generals (who he treats as sons) to embark on the mission. ... See full summary »

Director: Cheh Chang
Stars: David Chiang, Han Chin, Lung Ti
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Yung Chan, Tiet Wo Chu, Sheng Fu
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Chinese man (Liu) marries a Japanese woman through an arranged marriage and manages to insult all of her Japanese martial arts family by issuing a challenge to her that is misinterpreted ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Yuka Mizuno, Lung Chan
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Chi Ming-sing is a former disciple of a gang run by overlord Yoh Xi-hung. Yoh's disciples hunt Chi relentlessly as he travels on a soul-searching journey. He comes to the aid of a seemingly... See full summary »

Director: Chung Sun
Stars: Sheng Fu, Lung Ti, Feng Ku
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A couple unite - she is fluent in the crane style of kung fu, he in tiger style. They have a son, but the boy's father is killed by the evil eunuch Bai Mei. Disguised as a girl, his mom ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu
Stars: Kuan Tai Chen, Lily Li, Lieh Lo
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Yu Wang
Stars: Yu Wang, Lieh Lo, Ping Wang
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Fang Kang / One-armed Swordsman
Chiao Chiao ...
Chung-Hsin Huang ...
Yin Tze Pan ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Siu-Pang Chan ...
Chi student
Pei-Shan Chang ...
Hsiung Chao ...
Chuan Chen ...
Chi student
Yanyan Chen ...
Madam Chi (as Yen-yen Chen)
Lei Cheng ...
Teng Chung
Lung Chiang ...
Chi student
Yuan Chieh ...
Lu Chen
Chun Chin ...
Street gambler
Siu Loi Chow ...
Bandit Hsu
Dan Fan ...
Shih Yi-fei
Edit

Storyline

An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school, his dying wish is that his son be taken in as a student. Young Fang Kang grows up in the school and treasures his father's broken sword and the memory of his father's sacrifice. The other students (including the teacher's daughter) resent him and try to drive him away. The teacher's daughter challenges him to a fight and when he refuses she becomes enraged and recklessly chops off his arm! He retreats, broken and bloody, and is found by a young poor girl living alone who nurses him back to health. Meanwhile, the evil gang who originally attacked the Golden Sword school develops a weapon that renders the Golden Sword useless and starts killing off all of the schools students. Fang Kang eventually recovers with the girl's help but must now face a life with only one arm. Will he be able to recover and live to defend the school as his father did? Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 July 1967 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

El espadachín manco  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored print)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Naamsaang-neuiseung (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An anti-martial arts, martial arts movie
13 June 2003 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

It should be noted that this is a rather anti-martial arts, martial arts movie. There are at least three speeches amounting to "those who live by the sword, not only die by it, but also bring death, suffering and sorrow to those they love most".

Also, future director Lau Kar-leung has a supporting role as one of Long-Armed Devil's two ruthless henchmen.


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Violence Content + is it worth seeing? JohnnyRocketFingers
Need some help paulmaher35
Chang Cheh and Sergio Corbucci timg88
Classic dan-willi84
Asiamania Podcast Ep21 greatwyatteshark
Discuss The One-Armed Swordsman (1967) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?