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San Mao liu lang ji (1949)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | December 1949 (China)
Three Hairs was the name of a popular comic character, a street urchin with a bald head save for three thin stalks sticking straight up towards the sky. After a night on the streets, Three ... See full summary »

Directors:

Gong Yan, Ming Zhao

Writers:

Leping Zhang (comics), Hansheng Yang (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Zhen Li Zhen Li ... Rich Lady
Hongda Guan Hongda Guan ... The Boss
Chen Huang Chen Huang ... Thief's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheng Mo Cheng Mo ... Sreet cleaner
Chou Mo Chou Mo ... Mrs. Wu
Longji Wang Longji Wang ... San Mao
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Three Hairs was the name of a popular comic character, a street urchin with a bald head save for three thin stalks sticking straight up towards the sky. After a night on the streets, Three Hairs looks for work wherever he can get it; he polishes shoes, picks garbage and even sells newspapers, but finally decides to give up. He puts a "For Sale" sign on his back and goes looking for a buyer. The war had left literally millions of homeless children in China, and Three Hair's misadventures in the comics were widely read as a rebuke to government for their neglect of this problem.

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

December 1949 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

An Orphan on the Streets See more »

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Kunlun Film Co. See more »
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Martial arts actor/director Sammo Kam-Bo Hung acquired his nickname "Sammo" in childhood because his family thought he resembled the "Three Hair" cartoon character. See more »

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The Cruel World
14 June 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

Although based on a comic strip this is not a comedy but an often next to brutal story about a young orphan who tries to make it on the streets. You see pretty graphic scenes of children being dirty and starving. Longji Wang does do a tremendous job as Sanmao, a boy who has three long hairs pasted on his head along with a tuft on hair on top of his head. Its sometimes sad to see this. While the Little Rascals highlighted lower middle class kids, it was played mostly for laughs. There are a few funny parts, but this is also a grim tale. Although I found it very watchable you just want something good to happen to this kid. I recommend it if you're interested in "classic" Chinese cinema. Otherwise, skip it, especially if you work with children.


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