A girl raised by apes falls for a prince who is secretly using her kungfu for his personal gain.





Credited cast:
Fung-Ling Chin ...
Sing Chen
Lieh Lo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shu Lin Chang
Shen-Lin Chen
Pin Chin
Po Chin
Yun-Kin Chow
Kang Ho
Wei-Hsiung Ho
Han Chang Hu
Chang An Li
Wen Tai Li
Chao-Hsiung Lin
Ying Lung


This film tells the story of Ming Ling Shur, a girl raised by apes who is discovered by a kungfu master, who sees that she has a knack for monkey kungfu. When she grows up, her adventuring spirit lands her as a guard for a Prince, who she falls in love with. However, looks are deceiving as he exploits her kungfu prowess to gain him a seat as emperor. And so, the tension rises as Ming Ling Shur begins to learn the truth. Written by N. Cancilla

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Release Date:

1979 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Lady Iron Monkey  »

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2.35 : 1
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If you like monkeys this bunch of bananas is for you.
24 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It opens with a dwarf and fat guy teased by monkeys. Their kung fu master takes on the female monkey as a student. After about one minute of training our monkey girl now speaks English (or Chinese) and has excellent martial arts skills. She goes off to explore the human world.

There is a school of comedy where monkeys are always funny. Personally I find monkeys not even interesting much less funny. If you are from the monkey school of comedy this movie is for you. I can respect that some people enjoy this sort of movie so I will hold back on my criticism.

I rate this movie as below average for a 1979 martial arts movie for other faults. First, the fighting is nothing special and less than I would expect for someone as good as Chan Sing. Second, in his first scenes Chan Sing is one heck of a nice guy. Then on becoming the emperor he goes from nice guy to evil after one page of script. One more detail - her tail. She never had a tail until having a tail was a problem.

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