The Legend of Purple Hairpin

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The Legend of Purple Hairpin

chinese opera

The Legend of Purple Hairpin

Release Date: February 18, 1959

Year    :   1959
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Genres    :   Music, Drama
Production Companies    :   Bo Ying
Director    :   Lee Tit
Producers    :   Su Lin, Qiang Kong
Writers    :   Disheng Tang, Xianxu Tang, Bing-Kwong Chiu, Tong Hin-Jo
RunTime    :   135 mins.

An adaptation of Tong Tik-sang's now-legendary Cantonese Opera piece, the film features divas Yam Kim-fai and Pak Suet-sin (left with Yam), who play the story's lead lovers, and Lan Chi Pak, the sinister official who tries to break up the relationship. Leung Sing-po plays the pair's friend as well as the mysterious 'man in yellow' who exposes plans to separate the couple.

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