About the film
chinese opera musical comedy ensemble cast iron-beaked hen tang bik wan
Iron-beaked Hen's Sudden Rise to Power
Release Date: January 11, 1957
|Slogan||:||«The 'Iron-beaked Hen' is one of Tang Bik-wan's iconic comedic characters in her prolific career.»|
|Production Companies||:||Baohua Film Company|
|Producers||:||Lee Sau-Kei, Lui Kei, Oh King-Yee|
Iron-Beaked Hen and Fatso Bo on their way to the city to help a relative out of some trouble, they run into a band of robbers. They stop over an allegedly haunted house where they save the lovers To Lok-yin and Yu Mei-yung from their attemped suicide. Hen learn their story and decide to help them out. Yin comes from a rich family, he lost his father when he was very young and was brought up by his uncle. Now that he is old enough to claim his inheritance, the guardian, his uncle, in order to keep the fortune under control, forces him to marry a girl of his choosing. The couple cannot face separation and resolve to end their lives together. Hen thinks of a way to help them, which involves Yin pretending to comply; that is, to go ahead with the marriage arrangement. On the wedding day, they swap the bride with Yung. Disguised as a matchmaker and a county official respectively, Hen and Bo reprimand To's uncle who schemes to seize To's family fortune. To and Yu marry.