About the film
The Magic Cup, Part One
Release Date: June 24, 1961
|Production Companies||:||Tao Yuen Motion Picture Development Company, Wader Motion Picture & Development Co. Ltd.|
|Producers||:||Lee Kit-Fong, Wong To|
Having lost her mother, young girl Bobo (Fung Bo-bo) lives with her honest but incapable father until her stepmother and a wizard conspires to kill her. While escaping, she picks up a magic cup. With the help of the powerful genie in the cup, Bobo embarks on a fantastic adventure featuring giants, magic and treasures. The composited special effects in the film are fascinating: the horizontal ancient well, the giant hand controlled by electricity, the grand palace and the incredible mountain ranges embellish an Aladdin-like story. After its first run in cinemas, this film enjoyed popular second runs, matinees and numerous screenings on television, entertaining many generations of Hongkongers.