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The Fastest Sword (1968)

Tian xia di yi jian (original title)
"The Fastest Sword of the South" Ding Menghao is challenged to a duel by an 80 year old monk armed with a long smoking pipe. If Ding wins the monk will be his servant and if the monk wins Ding has to do what the monk says.

Director:

Lei Pan

Writer:

Lei Pan (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ping Lu
Ching Chu
Ming Kao ... (as Kao Feng)
Chiang Han
Wei Lu Wei Lu
Chiang Chao Chiang Chao
Chiu Wen Chiu Wen
Chi Lo
Kuan-Chang Li
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ching Feng Chiang Ching Feng Chiang
Li-Sheng Chin Li-Sheng Chin
Yuan Chuan ... (as Kang Chia)
Hsiao Ling Hsiao Ling
Han Lo
Ming Min
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"The Fastest Sword of the South" Ding Menghao is challenged to a duel by an 80 year old monk armed with a long smoking pipe. If Ding wins the monk will be his servant and if the monk wins Ding has to do what the monk says.

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Adventure | Drama

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Country:

Taiwan | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

11 December 1968 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

A Espada Mais Rápida See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This movie does not belong here
5 April 2004 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

The actual literal translation of this movie is: the number one sword in the world.

This movie actually does not belong here because it is not made in China, but made in Hong Kong, when Hong Kong was still under the British rule. Considering the year this movie was made, in 1968, during the Cultural Revolution, one could imagine the fate of the film crew: they would certainly be jailed and sent to labor camp, if not struggled to death by the Red Guards first.

The movie is based on one of the popular martial arts novels written earlier.


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