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Shang Hai zhi yen (1984)

In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don't each other's name or face. Ten ... See full summary »

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Hark Tsui
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kenny Bee ... Tung Kwok-Man
Sylvia Chang ... Shu-Shu
Sally Yeh ... Stool
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Boyle Ken Boyle ... Rude Caucasian
Nam-Ngan Cheung Nam-Ngan Cheung
Henry Fong
Ging Man Fung ... Bald Rich Man
Hark-On Fung ... Ma
Wellington Fung Wellington Fung
Yun-Chuen Geung Yun-Chuen Geung
Man Huang
Anna Law Anna Law
Loletta Lee ... Chicken Fung
Yiu-ming Leung Yiu-ming Leung
King Wah Lo King Wah Lo ... (as Lionel Lo)
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In 1937 Shanghai, a soon-to-depart soldier meets a young woman under a bridge during a Japanese air raid. They vow to meet after the war ends, but they don't each other's name or face. Ten years later, the young woman, a nightclub singer, takes in a naive girl fresh from the country. The country girl falls in love with the would-be song-writer upstairs who, unbeknownst to the singer, is none other than the soldier from the bridge. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

11 October 1984 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Shanghai Blues See more »

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Film Workshop See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Entertaining Musical Comedy
30 May 2002 | by donlhumphriesSee all my reviews

"Shanghai Blues" (English title) is spoken in Cantonese, but has English subtitles - in the version I saw. It's a most entertaining comedy with catchy tunes, and well worth viewing. The slapstick comedy action and farcical scenes, provide the humor; while romance is the general theme. Thoroughly recommended. Should be a classic.


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