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Deadly China Doll (1973)
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Charming stranger Pai Chen arrives in a small town to settle an old score with nefarious local hoodlum Scarface Wu Hsu, who runs an opium smuggling ring. Hsu is planning a drug deal with ... See full summary »

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Angela Mao ...
Carter Wong ...
Pai Chien (as Carter Huang)
Il-bong Yun ...
Han Fei (as Yen I-feng)
James Nam ...
Scarface Wu Hsu (as Nan Kung Hsun)
Hsiang Ting Ko ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ting Chao
Chuan Chen
Fu Hung Cheng
Wan Hsi Chin
Chi-yu Kong
Hung Li
Chu Liu
Kuang-hao Lu
Fei Lung
Ting-Ken Shih
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Charming stranger Pai Chen arrives in a small town to settle an old score with nefarious local hoodlum Scarface Wu Hsu, who runs an opium smuggling ring. Hsu is planning a drug deal with another crime boss that Pai decides to thwart. Feisty young lass Hei Lu helps Pai out. Written by Woodyanders

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Hei Lu: We can take care of you. Be no trouble at all!
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Old school Kung Fu movie
6 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an early Angela Mao flick that might be the first that wasn't made by Golden Harvest. The quality of this movie is several notches below that of ones made by Golden Harvest. First it's obviously made in the old school Hong Kong movie style. Not the more modern style of Golden Harvest that has stylish characters and beautiful cinematography. The characters in the story has no class as is usually was with characters in the '70s kung fu action movies.

There is one significant thing here though. This is the first movie that shows Angela Mao with her signature long pony tail ! She's also starting to develop her signature kung fu action style. I'm wondering if the fight director of this movie had any influence on her. She's also dressed in the familiar Chinese worker's clothing that we see her wearing in her future movies.

Looking at this movie, one thing is obvious. Raymond Chow, and Golden Harvest had significant influence on the future direction of Hong Kong cinema. He obviously "got it" about how to modernize Hong Kong movie making style. This is an old school Hong Kong movie. Compare it to the likes of "Angry River", and the "Eight Invincibles" that also features Angela Mao, and you'll see what a leap Golden Harvest's movies were at the time.


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