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Dancing Kung Fu (1978)

Gui ma da xia (original title)
A grandfather and his young granddaughter travel to a town with a very unusual proposition: if any man can beat her in a fight, she will be his bride.

Director:

Joseph Kuo

Writers:

Da-Wei Kuo (story), Hsin Wei (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chun-Erh Lung Chun-Erh Lung ... Peng-erh
Nancy Yen
Lieh Lo ... War Minister Kung
David Wei Tang
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hung-Ki Chang Hung-Ki Chang
Ting Chao
Yang Chen
Fu Hung Cheng
Ching-Hsia Chiang Ching-Hsia Chiang
Shao Hua Chu Shao Hua Chu
Yuan Chuan
Kuan-Hsien Huang Kuan-Hsien Huang
Lung Huang Lung Huang ... (as Shao-Fu Nan)
Ying-kuang Huang Ying-kuang Huang
Chien-Yung Hung Chien-Yung Hung
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A grandfather and his young granddaughter travel to a town with a very unusual proposition: if any man can beat her in a fight, she will be his bride.

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martial arts | kung fu | fighting | See All (3) »

Genres:

Action | Comedy

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Country:

Taiwan

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

1978 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Cavalier See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Not quite a classic but entertaining
15 July 2005 | by hengirSee all my reviews

There are two stories for the price of one here that keep interrupting each other. Kam Fung Chi (Yan Nam Tsi) is on a mission, that involves a list of names, as part of a group wanting to overthrow the Ching dynasty. On the way he beats Ping Erh (Doris Lung Chung Erh, a delightful fighting maiden)who at the bidding of her grandfather is taking part in a beat-me-and-you-can-marry-me contest. Then the movie becomes a chase with the government on one side and the girl and grandfather on the other trying to track Kam and his brother down. Comedy and combat follow each other in a plot that wavers here and there.

It is generally entertaining apart from a passage in a brothel that seems to go on forever. The brothel keeper is VERY irritating in the dubbed English and was probably so in the original Cantonese or Mandarin. Towards the end the great Lo Lieh in white hair appears as a cackling evil warlord and the main characters join together for solid kung fu fighting.The last scenes are excellent.The actors are personable and easy on the eye and there are some eccentrics thrown in the mix too.

One puzzle though is the title of the film. It is known as either 'Dancing Kung Fu' which doesn't relate to the kind of action in the film and the alternative titles of 'Cavalier' or 'Smart Cavalier' don't mean much either. If you like this kind of thing though it's good whatever they call it. Well done that Joseph Kuo.


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