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The Wandering Swordsman (1970)
"You xia er" (original title)

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Credited cast:
David Chiang ...
Yu Hsieh Erh
Lily Li ...
Chiang Ning
Pei-Shan Chang ...
'Fail-safe' Kung Wu
Lei Cheng ...
Security Chief Chiang Wei
Sing Chen ...
Iron King Chung Szu Hu
Liu Hung ...
Kao Tien Wan
Kang Liu ...
Fang Tien Lung
Kuang Yu Wang ...
Single Swordsman Chin Li Lai
Ma Wu ...
'Foxy' Hou Jou
Bolo Yeung ...
'Unicorn' Du Kuo Lung (as Yang Sze)
Wei Lieh Lan ...
Chief Wen - consignment fence
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Tan Fan
Hsieh-Su Fung
Li Jen Ho ...
Flood refugee
Pei Chi Huang ...
Brother Tsai San
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Excellent!!
23 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a quite traditional Chinese Martial film, by legendary Hong Kong director Chang Cheh. The leading man David Chiang is a superstar during 70s', you'll see his face a lot in Chang's other movies.

This movie "You Xia Er"(Wandering Swordsman, in English), is about a young man who is cheated into a trap, and fight back when he finds out later. The plot is nothing special, but the way Chang put the so called "Jiang Hu"("River and Lake", means the society for swordsmen) is marvelous. The Motel, the gamble house, the guards, everything is so real and attracting. Also the way Mr. Chiang acted as "You Xia Er", with the smile always around his mouth, like he doesn't care about anything (he does in deed), is just what I thought Chinese swordsman should look like.

Excellent movie, far more better than most of nowadays cliché martial ones.


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