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Gwai ma seung sing (1974)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 October 1974 (Hong Kong)
A con man and a small time gambler team up to hustle their way to great fortune.

Director:

Michael Hui
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel Hui ... Lau Jan Kit
Michael Hui ... Tang Kwok Man
Betty Ting Pei ... Pei Pei (as Betty Ting)
Yau-Wai Lui Yau-Wai Lui ... Siu Mei (as Lisa Lui)
Shen Wang Shen Wang ... Boss Ching
James Wong ... Wong But Man
Sun Wong Sun Wong ... Sung Kei-Man
Ti Chin Ti Chin ... Fatty
Siu Ping Cheng Siu Ping Cheng ... Mrs. Chow
Tin Lam Tin Lam ... Xiao Shu
Lan Law ... Mrs. Tang
Hon Wong Hon Wong ... Bu Yin
Roy Chiao ... Ticketed Man at Bar (Guest star)
Yi Feng Yi Feng ... Casino Manager
Ging Man Fung ... Ching's Dice Croupier
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A con man and a small time gambler team up to hustle their way to great fortune.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

17 October 1974 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Games Gamblers Play See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One of the first comedies from the Hui Brothers!
20 April 2015 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is one of the first comedies from Michael, Ricky and Sam Hui - a story about a con man and a small time gambler who team up to hustle their way to a great fortune.

There are lots of messages and lessons to be learned from this movie, from false relationships to crime doesn't pay. It's classic humor and spot-on acting from our actors. However, I do think that the later movies from the Hui Brothers were much better and more funny than this film. While good, this film lacks the intrigue and excitement that made many of these films great.

Overall, though, it's still a film that is 10 times better than much of the so-called comedies Hong Kong dishes out nowadays.

Grade B-


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