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26 July 1967 (Hong Kong) See more »
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An evil gang attacks the Chi school of Golden Sword Kung Fu. One student sacrifices his life to save his teacher and his school... See more » | Full synopsis »
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A beautifully shot kung fu epic See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Yu Wang ... Fang Kang / One-armed Swordsman
Chiao Chiao ... Hsiao Man
Chung-Hsin Huang ... Wei Hsuan
Yin Tze Pan ... Chi Pei-erh
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pei-Shan Chang ... Sun Hao
Hsiung Chao ... Ah-Hsien
Chuan Chen ... Chi student
Shao-Peng 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
Mei Sheng Fan ... Kuo Sheng
Li Jen Ho ... Grandpa Wang
Lin Ye Hsiao ... Chi student
Chin Hsu ... Chi student
Hsia Hsu ... Chi student
Hsing Chun Hsu
Liu Hung ... Chi student
Feng Ku ... Fang Cheng
Hao Li ... Chi student
Chia Yung Liu ... Chi student
Chia-Liang Liu ... Ba Shuang
Kang Liu ... Wu Yuan
Chi Lo ... Chi student
Cliff Lok ... Chi student (as Chin Tung)
Mars ... Festival kid with mask
Bao Tan ... Chi student
Chia Tang ... Ting Peng
Ti Tang ... Smiling Tiger Cheng Tien-shou
Feng Tien ... Chi Ju-feng
Tung Ting ... Chi servant
No Tsai ... Bandit Ma
Choh Lam Tsang ... Waiter
Tsai Pao Tung ... Bandit messenger
Kuang Yu Wang ... Pei Hsun
Shih Chieh Wang ... Cheng disciple
Hsiu Wen ... Hsiao Man's mother
Ching Wong ... Chi student (as Tsing Wang)
Chih-Ching Yang ... Long-Armed Devil
Pai-Chen Yang (as Pai-chen Yang)
Shi-Kwan Yen ... Chi student
Lung Yu ... Chi servant
Cheung-Yan Yuen ... Chi student
Woo-ping Yuen ... Chi student

Directed by
Cheh Chang 
 
Writing credits
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Cheh Chang 
Kuang Ni 

Produced by
Runme Shaw .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fu-Ling Wang 
 
Cinematography by
Chen San Yuan 
 
Film Editing by
Hsing-Lung Chiang 
 
Art Direction by
Ching-Shen Chen 
 
Makeup Department
Yuen Fang .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yuan Cheng Huang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Yung-Hua Wang .... sound recordist
 
Other crew
Chia-Liang Liu .... action director
Chia Tang .... action director
 

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Also Known As:
"Du bei dao" - Hong Kong (original title)
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Germany:111 min (restored print)
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Referenced in DragonBlade (2005)See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A beautifully shot kung fu epic, 24 October 2010
Author: sfstendebach from United States

The One Armed Swordsman is one of the most important kung fu movies ever made. For one thing, it made Cheng Cheh and Jimmy Wang famous. It was also a really early example of the genre.

What i noticed about this film is the focus was less on choreography and more on character development and cinematography. Because of this i think that it is more accessible to the average movie fan.

The story is basic. A martial arts student gets his arm cut off, masters a new style,gets a girl and defends his old master. it is standard but truly shows and develops the main character. This is in my top five kung fu films of all time. A MUST see.

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