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Maiden in Armour (1939)

Mulan cong jun (original title)


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Credited cast:
Nancy Wan-Seung Chan Nancy Wan-Seung Chan ... Hua Mulan (as Yunshang Chen)
Langen Han Langen Han ... Draftee
Naishuang Huang Naishuang Huang ... Liu Ying's Wife
Jiqun Liu Jiqun Liu ... Liu Ying
Xi Mei Xi Mei ... Liu Yuandu
Naidong Wang Naidong Wang
Yi-Min Wen Yi-Min Wen ... (as Yimin Wen)
Xiucen Yin Xiucen Yin ... Draftee
Zhizhi Zhang Zhizhi Zhang


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Drama | History | War







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February 1939 (China) See more »

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Maiden in Armour See more »

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Version of The Legend of Mulan (1998) See more »

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Much better than the 1927 silent Hua Mu Lan Cong Jun
10 March 2004 | by zzmaleSee all my reviews

The literal translation of the title of this movie is Mu-lan enlisting in the army.

This movie is based on the famous Chinese folklore that is more than one and a half millennium old. The same folklore was what the Disney animation Mulan is based on, and similarly, it was what many Chinese movies/operas/plays based on.

This 1939 movie is one of the first movie made about our heroine that was with the sound. It is much better than the 1927 silent movie of the same topic because the silent flick contained too much martial arts fighting scenes, while this one contains more drama.

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