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Clans of Intrigue (1977)

Chu Liu Xiang (original title)
After three Clan leaders are assassinated, Kung Nan-Yen accuses Master Thief Chiu Liu-Hsiang as being the only man capable of the murders, but generously allows him one month to clear his name.

Director:

Yuen Chor (as Chu Yuan)

Writers:

Lung Ku (story), Kuang Ni (screenplay) (as I Kuang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lung Ti ... Chu Liu-hsiang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fei Ai
Shen Chan ... Inn Gusty owner
Szu-Chia Chen ... Su Yung-yung
Han Chiang
Miao Ching
Norman Chu ... Sung Kang (as Shao-Chiang Hsu)
Li Chuang ... Sung Kan-erh
Ping Ha ... Su Xian Xian
Hsia Hsu
Pei Chi Huang
Feng Ku ... Master Leng Chiu-yun
Kuan-Chung Ku ... Iron Palm
Wen Chung Ku ... Abbot Tien Feng
Ching Lee ... Black Pearl Hei Chen-chu
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After three Clan leaders are assassinated, Kung Nan-Yen accuses Master Thief Chiu Liu-Hsiang as being the only man capable of the murders, but generously allows him one month to clear his name.

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

3 May 1977 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Clans of Intrigue See more »

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Production Co:

Shaw Brothers See more »
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Runtime:

(dvd)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Followed by Legend of the Bat (1978) See more »

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Another Shaw gem
12 May 2012 | by petepSee all my reviews

Clans of Intrigue is an excellent suspense-mystery with all the high stakes action you would still expect from a Ti Lung-starring Shaw Brothers film. Here he plays a well known rich thief, blamed for the murder of the leaders of the region's three largest kung fu clans. He is given one month to track down the real killer to save his life. Yueh Hua is excellent as a monk you meet early on who turns into the most interesting character in the film. Wish I could say more about him. And one of my absolute favorites, Ku Feng, shows up for a few sequences as well. The sets they use are just gorgeous, especially near the end. Some GREAT surprises along the way. I've seen a few of the collaborations between director Chu Yuan and star Ti Lung and hope there are more out there. At the very least I have a few more from the director on my shelf awaiting a viewing.


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