Up 11,250 this week

Duo ming jin jian (1971)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 44 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot



0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 386 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
a list of 307 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Duo ming jin jian (1971)

Duo ming jin jian (1971) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Duo ming jin jian.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However,... See full summary »

Director: John Hay
Stars: Lewis McKenzie, Jane Lapotaire, Gina McKee
Deep Thrust (1972)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tien arrives in town looking to exact revenge on Ling for abandoning her pregnant sister and thus driving said sister to commit suicide. Although Tien agrees to help Ling take down the ... See full summary »

Director: Feng Huang
Stars: Angela Mao, Yi Chang, Ying Bai
Best (2000)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.

Director: Mary McGuckian
Stars: John Lynch, Ian Bannen, Jerome Flynn
Poliziotti (1995)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Giulio Base
Stars: Claudio Amendola, Kim Rossi Stuart, Michele Placido
Motorway (2012)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A rookie cop takes on a veteran escape driver in a death defying final showdown on the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Pou-Soi Cheang
Stars: Anthony Wong Chau-Sang, Shawn Yue, Xiaodong Guo
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Superficial people are revealed and drastically changed by circumstance or luck in this a tale of death, seduction, blackmail and theft among British and Americans in Florence in the ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Haas
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A group of teenagers take a sick girl to a hospital only to find out it is a horrific labyrinth.

Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Yûya Yagira, Ai Maeda, Misako Renbutsu
Africa addio (1966)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The cruel acts of animal poaching and violence, executions, and tribal slaughtering, all taking place on the African continent.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi
Stars: Sergio Rossi, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Julius Nyerere
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A North Korean spy and a former South Korean agent form a tense partnership.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dong-won Kang, Yun-seo Choi
The Monitor (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After a baby monitor picks up another channel, Anna begins reliving the nightmare she'd recently escaped.

Director: Pål Sletaune
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Kristoffer Joner, Vetle Qvenild Werring
Clay Pigeons (1998)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Clay (as in the title) is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife. Feeling guilty, Clay now ... See full summary »

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An evil genius named Goldginger hatches a plot to turn all government employees into mindless drones.

Director: Giorgio Simonelli
Stars: Franco Franchi, Ciccio Ingrassia, Gloria Paul


Credited cast:
Yi Chang
Tao Chiang
Hsiang Chin Han
Feng Huang
Ming Kao
Chia Ting Li
Tien Miao
Chun Shih
Kuo-Liang Su
Robert Tai
Hsiang Wang
Lai Wang
Yuen Yi


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

1971 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Der gelbe Hammer  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

THE FAST SWORD – Action-packed swordplay adventure from Golden Harvest
10 July 2010 | by (Bronx, NY) – See all my reviews

THE FAST SWORD (1971), from the then-newly created Golden Harvest Films, is a somewhat cruder, lower-budgeted version of the slicker swordplay films being done at the rival Shaw Bros. studio, but it compensates with an abundance of action and a raw, rough energy made possible by extensive location shooting in Taiwan. It's got ten major fight sequences evenly distributed among its 84 minutes of running time--eleven if you count the last one as two because of the short break in the middle of it when the heroes have to search the woods for their opponent.

The simple plot has to do with a hero, Nan Kung Cheng (Shih Jun), who confronts and kills the returning warlord who had slain his father, blinded his mother, and stole the family's manor 12 years earlier. An agent of the magistrate is sent to arrest Cheng and bring him in for trial. Since the agent, Chief Yen (Chang Yi), is a righteous man, Cheng agrees to go back with him, leaving his mother (Wang Lai) in the care of his sister, Lin Erh (Han Hsiang Chin), an aggressive fighter in her own right who wields a mean whip. The warlord's brother, Tu Lung (Miao Tien), sends a steady stream of bad guys to pursue and try to capture the two heroes. At one point a group descends on the Nan Kung family's farmhouse, capturing the mother and issuing an ultimatum to Cheng through his sister. The blind mother brandishes a heavy walking staff and has a couple of fight scenes of her own, inflicting numerous casualties. It all boils down to a big confrontation at the end between the three heroes (Cheng, Yen, and Lin) and the formidable Tu Lung.

The fight direction is credited to three names, one of whom is Han Ying Chieh, a regular at Golden Harvest in its early years, and another of whom is Sammo Hung, who went on to become a major kung fu star and film director in his own right. (Hung appeared at this year's New York Asian Film Festival on June 25, where I got to see him receive a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by surprise guest Angela Mao.) Hung also appears as one of the warlord's henchmen. The fights are pretty far-fetched, with a lot of slashing, flipping and leaping up and down impossible heights. Heroine Lin uses her whip to snatch hapless thugs and toss them around like rag dolls. But there are a lot of good sword maneuvers, as well as some hand-to-hand combat. Chief Yen has two swords in scabbards that he grips by the handles with the blades down and manages to deftly pull them out and thrust them backwards to dispatch opponents coming from behind. It's all fun to watch and the pace never flags. Most of the fights are filmed outdoors in natural settings.

Chang Yi, who plays Chief Yen, had been a leading man in Shaw Bros. films (THE SILENT SWORDSMAN) before heading over to Golden Harvest for a few years and eventually becoming one of the genre's foremost villains in the later 1970s (EAGLE'S CLAW, CHALLENGE OF DEATH). Shih Jun (Cheng) had been the star of King Hu's A TOUCH OF ZEN, as well as other Hu films, but made few other films in the genre. The female lead here, Han Hsiang Chin, is quite a vigorous action heroine and I'm surprised that I haven't discovered her before. In looking up her films on the Hong Kong Movie Database, I find that I've never seen her before, nor have I ever even heard of her other films, most of which don't sound like kung fu entries. (She resembles Chia Ling, another female star of kung fu films in the 1970s.) Veteran actress Wang Lai plays the blind, stick-fighting mother and of the many films I've seen her in, I believe this is the first in which she participates in full-fledged fight scenes. (Of course, there are dozens of films of hers I haven't yet seen.) The director, Huang Feng, was a mainstay of Golden Harvest and directed nine of Angela Mao's films in the 1970s, including WHEN TAEKWONDO STRIKES.

One disconcerting note, though, is the soundtrack's over-reliance on Dominic Frontiere's theme music for the Clint Eastwood western, HANG 'EM HIGH (1968). It's been ripped off by countless other kung fu films and it's played here over and over and over again.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Duo ming jin jian (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page