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Golden Swallow (1968)

Jin yan zi (original title)
The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink with Me in this ... See full summary »

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Silver Roc Hsiao Peng
Lieh Lo ...
Iron Whip Han Tao
Hsin Yen Chao ...
Mei Niang
Wu Ma ...
Flying Fox Hu San
Chih-Ching Yang ...
Poison Dragon Wang Xiong
Pin Ho ...
Golden Dragon Branch Chief
Kang Liu ...
Li Wan
Miao Ching ...
Cao Tien-Lung
Ti Tang ...
Cao's Brother
Feng Ku ...
Chang Shun
Wei Lieh Lan ...
Iron Face Sheng Yong's Brother
Kau Lam ...
Golden Dragon Branch Leader (as Chiao Lin)
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Golden Dragon Branch Leader
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Chang Shun's Son
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The indomitable martial arts team of director Chang Cheh and stunt choreographer Liu Chia-liang continues the compelling saga of Golden Swallow from King Hu's Come Drink with Me in this sequel of heartbreaking romance, jianghu intrigue and stunning action. Written by Celestial Pictures

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Mistress of Kung Fu and the Martial Arts!


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3 April 1968 (Hong Kong)  »

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Silver Roc Hsiao Peng: That time, you were lucky. But still, we cannot avoid our destiny.
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A great showcase for Cheng Pei-pei's talent
5 February 2000 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

This film is a perfect example of why Cheng Pei-pei's characterizations were years ahead of their time. She was a truly independant and strong female role model without sacrificing any femininity. The closest contemporary I can think of would be Michelle Yeoh, yet Cheng did it back in the day and in some ways paved the way for stars like Yeoh.

There is a scene in this film which illustrates this point well. Cheng's character, Golden Swallow, is hurrying to save her friend's from killing each other but she's dragging another female character with her. The other woman does the cliche twist-the-ankle-while-running-and-look-pitiful move we have seen in in every cheesy chase scene. Cheng turns to her and gives her a look that says "What is WRONG WITH YOU? Why are you so helpless?! Get up and RUN!" before she practically drags her to her feet.


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