A talented but reckless young longshoreman Sun Chi-Chiang from the wrong side of the docks gets a chance to achieve showbiz stardom as the Krupka-esque 'Thunder King Drummer' with a tip from his mild mannered but equally talented composer brother Yi-chuan, both to the dismay of his bitter working class mother who disapproves of her sons leading their lives as struggling musicians. Chi-Chiang gets his fifteen minutes of fame with the patronage of the beautiful well-heeled promoter Li-Chen seeking a replacement for the drummer and lover who was tempted away by a rival promoter. Chih-chuan wins a televised jazz drumming contest against his rival and achieves new-found fame but not without further obstacles including his mother's disapproval, his rival's jealously, his rival's vamp girlfriend's advances and a chorus of shady denizens who inhabit the nightclub scene plotting for King Drummer's demise. Written by
16 November 1967 (Hong Kong)
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Japanese director Umetsugu Inoue casts his favorite young Taiwanese screen ingénue Lily Ho in their second of five Hong Kong film collaborations where he remakes his own 1957 Yûjirô Ishihara vehicle "Man Who Causes a Storm" in Chinese for Shaw Brothers starring hot property leading man Ling Yun in the Ishihara role as "King Drummer". See more
Remake of Man Who Causes a Storm